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“Basic accomodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bamboo Grove

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Bamboo Grove
Hyderabad, India
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298 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Basic accomodation”
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We stayed in Bamboo Grove for 1 night in Feb 2010. The reason we chose this was it was right outside the Periyar forest reserve. Its promoted by the forest department and we made the booking from the forest department office after we reached there. The place is very basic, but its a variety experience. It is full of vegetation and the huts are cute. Your luggage will be carried in a cart they use in nurseries etc.

Rooms: Very basic. They were clean but mosquitoes were there. There is no AC in the rooms and its not even required in Feb. Infact it got very cold in the night and we had to use the blankets they provided.

Food: There is no restaurant inside. We did not have breakfast since we had to leave early. Its located at a place where there are restaurants closeby.

Service: Non-existent. We had to wait for quite sometime for someone to come and transfer our luggage to the room.

Activity: Forest department arranges for a night stay at Jungle Inn- one room acco inside the forest reserve. I don't see Jungle Inn being covered in Tripadvisor as one of the to-do activities. For someone who loves nature and would want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city life, its a must-do activity. You leave at around 3pm and come back next morning. The room is quite a walk from the main gate. One forest guide will accompany you and he will make basic dinner for you, stay downstairs in one room provided for him. However, I must warn that Jungle Inn has no electricity, no connection to the outside world, make do with candles and rain-harvested water :) but a thousand fire-flies will make your night merry though :)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Bamboo Groove has character - cute cottages set in a landscaped bamboo grove interpersed with flower beds.Rooms were quite basic for what they cost but were reasonably clean.Bathrooms could be better.When we stayed there, the property did not have a restaurant and this was a problem, particularly at night, as the place is a bit on the outskirts of Thekkady.Breakfast was served but was very basic - bread and jam with tea.Service is non-existent, most of the time we had the place to ourselves with no one around to ask for anything.
For all these shortcomings, we would probably return due to the character of the place.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Bamboo Grove looks nice from the outside - there are cute bamboo huts distributed in a nice garden with lush bamboo stands and a pond in the middle. However, the accommodations leave much to be desired. The rooms were not very clean, in particular the bathroom. They looked like they had not been cleaned in a long time. There was encrusted dirt on the sink and every surface in the bathroom looked gross. The beds had thin mattresses but they were not too bad. Still, we could hear mice running on the roof at night. I would recommend spending a bit more money and staying in one of the nicer hotels in town.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bamboo Grove

Property: Bamboo Grove
Address: Near Anavachal, Thekkady 685 536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 87 Speciality Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Bamboo grove Package Rs.4000/- •Package inclusions: Accommodation for 2 Pax, trekking, bird watching, complimentary boat ride at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Tribal Dance. •Lunch and dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day are included in the package. •Bamboo grove without package Rs.1500/-(accommodation only) for 2 pax. •Starting point: Anavachal •Check in time 12 O' Clock & Check out time 11 am •Bookings are confirmed against 100% payment. Ticket rates do not include Entrance fees. ... more   less 
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Bamboo Grove Thekkady, Kerala, India

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