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“An excellent getaway at Thekkady”
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The Elephant Court
Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Ernakulam, India
1 review
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“An excellent getaway at Thekkady”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

It was wonderful to have spent two days at this fantastic resort. Right from arrival to departure we were made to feel like royal people. The staff, at the front office, housekeeping and at the restaurant, were extremely courteous, efficient and quick to our respond to our requests. The food was excellent and catered for the Indians as well as foreign guests. We stayed in the Garden Suite and our experience was like a pleasant dream. Its exclusive, private lawn gave us a feeling of the backyard of our own house. Thanks for everything and look forward to our next visit. Best! Suresh

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Mr. Suresh,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!
Thank you for taking the time and sharing your wonderful comments about the experience during your stay at Elephant Court, Thekkady.
It is our pleasure to note that you had enjoyed your stay and pleased with the provided services. Your positive comments were highly appreciated and shared with our team members.

This is our greatest reward from our valuable guests!

We look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Thekkady.

Safe Travel,

Regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Had the wonderful opportunity to spend two quality days at the Elephant Court, Thekkady. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Right from the reception till departure it seemed an extension of ones own home. The layout of the property speaks volumes of the efforts and innovativeness that the management has put in to ensure a class holiday destination. The staff was ever so charming and always willing to go the extra bit to ensure your comforts. The food was of superior standards and duly catered for both Indian and foreign clientale. The rooms and their upkeep were immaculate. Thanks for this great experience and rest assured I'll be back soon. Good Luck and God Bless.
Mohan Gopakumar

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Mr. Mohan,

Greetings from Elephant Court, Thekkady !!!!


Many thanks for your kind review and I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed the stay. I have already shared this with our team to recognize them for the great feedback.
Here's looking forward to your next visit to Thekkady and I hope that you will be able to stay a little longer to experience more..

Looking forward to you staying with us once again.


Safe travels,

Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

If you are one of those travellers who love to stay in a resort that replicates Old Indian charm.. this is it. A beautiful property with all rooms are cottage style, with won patio, verandah, and even own jackfruit trees. the swimming Pool is fabulous, the restaurant is amazing, and the grand welcome with garland and traditional kerela drink is superb.
You can hear and spot different birds, langurs, and occasionally the Giant Malabar squirrel in the Hotel premises.

Highly recommend for anyone to stay here

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Mr. Gaurav,

Many thanks for your kind review, I am honored to read that we are your Hotel of choice when visiting Thekkady!
I am glad to read that you have enjoyed a number of our services and facilities....
I do hope you have the opportunity to return, and that we will have the pleasure of accommodating you once again.


Thank you again for your feedback and travel well,

Regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Lucknow, India
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Awesome property & very well planned. Greenery all around. Staff is polite & courteus. The reception area with the elephant fountain was very attractive. Restaurant is good too. Wonderful greeting by the reception with jasmine garland. The rooms & the washrum both are spotless & spacious.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Shachi,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!

Many thanks for your kind review and I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed the stay. I have already shared this with our team to recognize them for the great feedback.
I do hope you have the opportunity to return, and that we will have the pleasure of accommodating you once again.

Travel well,

Regards,
Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Upminster
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

A good quality hotel for the area. Few guests so only one restaurant open. Would have liked to have had a "bar" area but only the large reception space was available. Please could the staff intervene when necessary and politely tell the parents of unruly children that bad behaviour is not acceptable in a restaurant.

Room Tip: A room near to reception is preferable as some further away are situated down steep steps.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings fro Elephant Court !!!!

Firstly we would like to thank you for taking time to write a review on TripAdvisor.


We have however noted all your comments and rest assured the respective department heads will take necessary actions to avoid this from happening to our future guests.

Once again, thank you very much for your valuable feedback and we look forward to welcome you back to Elephant Court, Thekkady.

Best Regards,

Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying for two nights at this lovely colonial style hotel as part of a tour of Kerala. Wonderful greeting by reception staff - we were given garlands of beautifully scented jasmine, anointed with oil and a cooling drink which was most welcome after a long drive from Kochi. The reception area with the elephant fountains was a most attractive feature too.

Our large room was spotless as was the bathroom with plenty of hanging and drawer space and a big comfy bed with crisp white bedding. Tea and coffee facilities are always welcome and the daily bottled water. Later we requested some ice which was delivered almost as soon as we put the phone down - great service!

Very good breakfast choice and the restaurant staff were most helpful at taking us through the options. Fabulous dosas and as I am smitten with Marsala chai tea, it was just great having a whole pot to myself!! For supper we ate locally and a la carte - the restaurant food was delicious with a varied menu and very reasonably priced.

In between walks, boat rides and exploring the locality, the pool and sun beds were a most welcome and lazy distraction. Being in elephant country, we had already organised an elephant spice walk and ride nearby and I am sure the hotel would be able to assist with organising this if required. The elephants are so well looked after and their 'stables' clean and organised.

The only reason I haven't give an 'excellent' for the rating is wifi is not available in the bedrooms but by by the pool and public areas. I am confident that in the near future this will be addressed though.

Thank you to all at this great hotel. John and Jacqui Banks.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay at the Elephant Court in detail on TripAdvisor, which will help other fellow travelers to make a conscious choice.

We are extremely delighted to know that you found our services and facilities to your expectations. We are also glad that you found the welcome arrangements experience extremely courteous. We strive to maintain high standards of service to make our guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have passed your valuable comments to our team, especially the chef who prepared the "masala chai" and dosa for you.
Once again thank you very much for your valid comments to the fellow travelers and it is only through feedback such as yours that we can maintain and improve our services and facilities. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards,

Manoj Thomas
General Manager
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Aurangabad, India
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Located in between town and Forest Reservoir ...a good choice, but do not expect five star ...you can say a good 3 star resort. Little highly priced..
Surprisingly found CRT TVs..Room Service till 10 pm, No air conditioner, as most of resorts and hotels in area ...if weather is hot ..then an issue.
Manager Manoj is trying best to get guest satisfaction.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank bkbaboo
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TECThekkady_Kerala, General Manager at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Dear Mr.Baldawa,

Greetings from Elephant Court !!!!

Thank you for taking time to review your stay experience at the Elephant Court..
We are however concerned to hear that we were unable to meet your expectations in certain areas like TV and A/C in the rooms. We have however taken your valid comments on board for necessary action.
Once again, thank you very much for your valuable feedback and we look forward to welcome you back to The Elephant Court.

Best 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Thekkady
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#6 Luxury Hotel in Thekkady
#10 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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