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The Elephant Court
Ranked #13 of 41 Hotels in Thekkady
Mumbai
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71 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

I enjoyed my stay at The Elephant court, rooms are clean and I really enjoyed my morning sip of tea on the wooden platform in the balcony/sit out area attached with the room. The spread of the food was good too. The spa facility are very basic.
I recommend the hotel if you planning to visit Thekkady.

Room Tip: Prefer a room on the blocks closer to swimming pool area, though there is no view towards swimming p...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank jain_jim
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!!!!!!

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

We are truly delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your overall stay with us and were pleased with the service and facilities available at the resort. Definitely, we will consider to improve the spa facility. It was indeed our pleasure to have you as our guest and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Zapopan, Mexico
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Great ambience. the hotel is built in a traditional local architecture (lots of wood). The room where I staid has a nice and relaxing balcony/terrace. The service was very good . Great location quite close to Periyar National Park entrance. Food at the restaurant is good, I recommend a refreshing banana lassi.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank magicube
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!!!

We thank you for posting a review on trip advisor.
It is a pleasure to read from your review you had enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will pass your compliments to our team members.Your kind comments are truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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JAMNAGAR
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Sir,
Our trip was a very memorable one. All your staff members and the chefs were very polite. I have recommended you to many of my friends. Your chef who whd prepared a srilankan dessert was kind enough to share the recipe with me. Thanks for a comfortable stay. Wish we had more day to stay with your hotel.
Thank you,
KAVITA VACHHRAJANI
JAMNAGAR
GUJARAT

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KAVITA68
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 9 June 2013
Dear Mrs. Kavitha,

Greetings from The Elephant Court !!!!!
Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am very pleased that you were happy with your stay with us . I will forward your lovely review to other members of the team especially the Chef who had shared the recipe with you.
Look forward to welcoming you soon again.

Kind Regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

i had been waiting to visit Elephant court Thekkady property for years and finally got a chance to visit the same....here is my review:

1) Good Location & Good Patio Rooms
2) beautiful and clean property
3) good, friendly and well behaved staff
4) good room service & halal food
5) many extra activites like elephant, trekking jeep safari etc

We had a good experience for a short stay... planning to visit again.. insha allah..

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank khamas_13
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!!!

Thank you for taking time to review your experience at The Elephant Court on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to know that you managed to visit Thekkady and choose Elephant Court for your stay.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed the location of the hotel, staffs, and the restaurants and of course our halal food. I will pass your compliments to concern departments.
Also we would like to thank you for recommending us to fellow travelers and we look forward to welcome you and your family back to Elephant Court .

Best Regards,
Manoj Thomas
The Elephant Court
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Cambridge, UK
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Average food, expensive drinks, small pool, property in the middle of the city, with average but comfortable rooms, and nothing out of the ordinary. Overall, ok if you can't find anything better for the price, but wouldn't say it is value for money. They also negotiate a fair bit for the rooms, we paid around Rs 9000 including breakfast and dinner, the initial price quoted was over 10,000 just for the room!

Room Tip: Try to get a rom away from the pool and restaurant as these areas can be quit noisy
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank worldtravelleler
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 13 December 2014
Dear Patron.

Greetings from The Elephant Court , Thekkady !

My apologies for the late reply. I have just joined the team and we have started to reply to all reviews. We respect guest comments and we have high regard for the valuable feedback from our guests.

We are delighted to see your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed our hospitality and had a memorable experience while holidaying in Thekkady.

Your appreciation has been conveyed to our team and your concerns have been addressed by taking corrective measures.

Once again , many thanks for choosing The Elephant Court to be your host.

Look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards

Sajan Joseph
sales@theelephantcourt.com
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Mumbai
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Travelled on May 2013. At the hotel reception we were welcomed in traditional Kerala style with a small garland, a tikka & a refreshing drink. Their reception was in Kerala traditional style with huge lamps, lovely flower decorations, and other décor items typical of Kerala. Post clicking some snaps at the reception; we checked into our beautiful rooms with great view from our patio. This was the only hotel in our trip where we felt we were actually in Kerala. The place is astounding with huge pool complex at the center of it.

Food is excellent but expensive as well. From the reception to the room, the staff provides personalized services and ensures we are taken care of.

Hesitantly we checked out of the hotel after 2 nights of stay towards our next destination – Madurai Meenakshi Temple.

The Good – This was the best hotel we stayed at on our Kerala Trip, with its splendid grandeur in traditional Kerala style. The best 5-start hotel at Thekkady. The Patio room was quite big for the 3 of us; kept very clean. Food is expensive nonetheless it is good.
The staff were very helpful, giving us personalized service and made us feel at home.

The Bad – Poor WIFI only at the lobby. Keep the patio door closed late evenings to avoid the insects being attracted to the room lights. I would prefer to keep it open and let the cool breeze flow in.

The Ugly – None.

Room Tip: Take the Patio room close to the pool
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kumar R
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!!!!!!

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

We are truly delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your overall stay with us and were pleased with the service and facilities available at the resort. It was indeed our pleasure to have you as our guest and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Our IT team is in a move to fix wi fi availability in whole property. I will forward the message to our House Keeping department to take necessary steps to control the insects inside the rooms.

Your kind comments are truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Kochi
Level Contributor
42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

It was a very nice and ambient time for us to visit , luckily it rained heavily and we really enjoyed the rains sitting in the comfort of our well maintained stocked and spacious patio room. Only regret that i felt was that the property size was inadequate ,such that just lazing around the resort was not entertaining. However the service and the food were awesome and we would love to go back just for that.

Room Tip: The Patio rooms were economic and very large and comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Tatukochi
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear Mr. Tatu,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!!!

We thank you for posting a review and for bringing your concern to our attention.
It is a pleasure to read from your review you had enjoyed your recent stay with us.Your kind comments are truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Property: The Elephant Court
Address: Amalambika Road, Thekkady 685 536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#6 Luxury Hotel in Thekkady
#8 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Court 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Elephant Court" is the one and only classified 5 star resort and is largest and most luxurious resort at Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort is conveniently located near the Periyar Tiger Reserve and all major tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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