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KTDC Lake Palace Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
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70 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“Enchanting”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The property:
Located in the middle of the sanctuary, which you can only get to by boat - it leaves the environment natural, quiet, peaceful, not to mention gorgeous. You see plenty of animals just opposite the lake (wild boars, sambars, deer, wild dog)
However you are restricted with boat timings and post 5 pm no boat travel is allowed; although the property by itself is so fulfilling - you dont really need to get out too much!

The rooms:
Have a quaint yet royal feel to it...spacious & very comfortable.
Hot water, tea machine, bathtub- it has all the amenities one could ask for

Service:
Impeccable! The food was tasty, amended a bit to our taste buds if required. The service was very prompt. Both the managers Mr Dinesh were excellent and went out of their way to help and were friendly - even managed to get us an exclusive boat for our boat safari.

All in all this is The place to stay in Thekkady

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Setting is really nice. Very relaxing and private. The managers were very friendly and accommodating, food was tasty and plentiful. On the downside it was super expensive for what you got. We paid AUD $ 370 for 2 adults and 2 kids and the room was not large enough for us to each have a bed so was squeezed 3 into a QS bed and as a result did not sleep well at all. The bathroom was grotty with mould and it just felt unclean. We very much wanted this to be a great experience but it just wasn't and therefore couldn't recommend based on current condition for the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We had a wonderful time this week. Like I related to my friends , you don't need to do anything once you reach the property . Wildlife passes by on the shores of the lake , peacocks come visiting and deer and wild boar take shortcuts through the lawns at night . No mobile connectivity which is just wonderful ! Saji Mathew and team looked after us with great warmth . The food was also great and they will make stuff to order . Will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: Rooms 44 or 33 . Great views .
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Enjoyed the peaceful stay ,GREAT HOSPITALITY , GOOD FOOD, homely atmosphere, courteous and friendly staff.
WILL DEFINITELY VISIT AGAIN !
Saw a lot of animals .......sambar deer wild boar, deer, ELEPHANTS, different birds.....the scenery was awesome!
This was our second family visit . Last was in April 2008 .
Darryl Andrew
Kochi
Kerala

  • Stayed September 2013
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We saw the elephant! Amazing place but a long road journey to get there. Very special and romantic hotel with beautiful rooms and amazingly attentive staff. A must if you love nature and wilderness. Nothing to do other than play board games and laugh over dinner - how fabulous is that?!

Room Tip: ask for one overlooking the lake
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

The palace is truly one of its kind, beautiful, serene and so peaceful!

Special mention the staff, Mr. Sajji & Mr. Pradeep, our interaction with them, their un matched hospitality and their warmth made our stay so wonderful and memorable! The two of them made us so comfortable that we almost felt we are home ! We certainly want to visit again especially because of them.

The food was great and served so lavishly we felt we were the King the Queen !

Thank you so much for making our trip so very nice, we shall always cherish that one day spent at the Lake Palace!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed at Lake Palace with family (kids incl.) and it was the best part of our recent trip to India. The location, right in the middle of the lake, was awesome. We could see nature all around us and if you are lucky see wildlife close.

From the moment we checked in at the office at the perimeter of the lake you are treated like royalty. They take you by boat to the hotel. The hotel staff (Mr. Dinesh and team) treat you like family. You can order any food, anytime and they serve great food with a friendly smile. We requested what we would like to have for our various meals and they were able to accommodate it. Their best was their fried chicken (KFC style but with Indian spices), jack fruit dessert made in Kerala style. My daughters fell in love with jack fruit and wanted to have more. They were able to get fresh jack fruit off the tree just for her.

The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. I was surprised to see Wi-Fi and cable TV there! Perfect! There are only six rooms so even if they are all full you can still get the privacy and quietness to relax. Each room has a balcony with chairs and coffee table and a view of the forest around. However, room 44 has the best view.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: KTDC Lake Palace Thekkady
Address: Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
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Ranked #1 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — KTDC Lake Palace Thekkady 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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