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“A Nice Traditional Kerala Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ambadi

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Hotel Ambadi
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Thekkady
Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 reviews
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“A Nice Traditional Kerala Stay”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The hotel stay was really cool with full ambiance.The cottage rooms are built in wood which gave a real traditional Kerala feeling.The service given by the team was also great.The place is really worth for the pay.I along with my family members really enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
We appreciate you for your wonderful words about Ambadi. It’s our immense pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the stay. It has always been our constant endeavor to provide best of services to our valued guests and we are sure that we were able to provide the same in future also..
We once again thank you for having brought the pleasant aspects of your stay at Ambadi.
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Fremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Very good hotel nice interiors perfectly suited for Non Keralites who wants to actually see how the home interiors in Kerala looks like. The food was very good and the service and the quality of the rooms were very good. Overall it was a very good experience.
Giving 4 Stars since the room needs a little upgrade in modern amenities like LCD, etc.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for spending your valuable time in writing your review about our hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.We assure you that it is our continuous endeavour to keep improving our services.In order to provide a comfortable stay for our guests.
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

A nice hotel with lavish woodwork in rooms giving it a look of something like a palace, The king size beds and rooms big enough with clean bathrooms. Interiors of the rooms are really admirable. However services were not upto the mark. There is no one at the reception after 9 pm to attend you or to listen to your needs. The hotel is close to thekkady lake and is easily reachable. The food in the adjacent restaurant (owned by the same people) is overpriced and tasteless.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for spending your valuable time in writing your review about our Hotel.

First of all please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay at Ambadi

We have taken note of your observation regarding the services and food quality.We assure you that proper steps will be taken for rectifying the defects pointed out.

Assuring you of our best services in future.
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Pune, India
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Good facility for the price. Looked little old. Service can be improved. Food was good. They should have more charging points in the room. Location was good.

The front office folks appeared overworked. They booked Jungle safari for me without checking my family size and booked adult tickets for my kids. This cost me Rs. 1500 extra. This could have been avoided if they had been little attentive.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for utilizing your valuable time in writing your review about Ambadi in Trip Advisor and for choosing Ambadi for your stay.
The inconvenience caused to you on account of the oversight of the staff is regretted. The staff have been instructed to be more careful in future in order to avoid such inconvenience to the guests.
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Poznań
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We stayed here for a 3 nights. It was our 7th hotel during our travel across India. At beginning we was a bit disappointed because in our cottage wasn't TV and wi-fi and any other access to the Internet but..only at first... We could notice beautiful garden, silence, safety, pretty architecture, awfully nice staff. The stay in Ambadi had allowed us have a rest during long trip.
Convinient location this hotel allows effortless exploring beautiful countryside too.
Rooms a huge, clean, hot water all the time.
Only one bad point : there are many biting mosquitos in restaurant, if you are not Indian you will have to caution.

I heartly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for your valuable feedback.
The factors causing the inconvenience have been taken note and we assure you that effective steps will be taken for rectifying the same immediately.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We were 30 of us staying in the rooms. The rooms and the furniture is made of wood and had great carvings. The food was really great. Very hot food and served with great passion. The stewards also were very helpful. There were lots of varieties and we all enjoyed the stay and the food. Great Hotel

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for spending precious time to write a few lines on the facilities offered by us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel. We assure you that all efforts will be made to improve our services in future also.
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Bangalore
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I am glad i chose the right hotel, thanks clear trip, but it was a little highly priced. good ambiance, very close to the bus stand, also the auto stand.
near to the boat landing. when i needed hot water in the morning i could not find any one in the reception, which disappointed me.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Praveen U
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AjayGeorgeVarghese, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
We are really thankful to you for staying in our resort and we appreciate your kindness for writing your review about Ambadi in Trip Advisor.
First of all please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay at Ambadi
Hot water facility is provided from 5AM to 10AM in the morning and 5 PM to 10PM in the evening as it happens to be the main time when the facility is generally used. Strict instructions have been given to the staff to be available at the counter for readdressing the grievance of the guests on time and we assure you that such lapses will not occur in future.
We request you to visit Ambadi again and assure you the best services
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Property: Hotel Ambadi
Address: Ambadi Junction, Thekkady 685536, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Ambadi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ambadi is on the edge of Periyar wildlife sanctuary giving you the best chance to explore Thekkady. Have the perfect holiday of your life by staying in the comforts of Kerala's first themed heritage resort. Enjoy the salubrious weather of the Western Ghats, listen to bird calls and spot wildlife at close quarters. You will cherish these tranquil moments of communion with Nature for everChoose from our 46 rooms across three different categories offering varying levels of comfort, all tastefully furnished in traditional style. Our hospitality is affordable and is bound to warm your hearts. Enjoy the various cuisines on offer in our restaurant Aditi, our delectable food is bound to be any gourmet's delight. Moreover our friendly staff will make sure that you have a pleasant stay with us and will even help you organise your trips and tours, if you choose. ... more   less 
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