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The Elephant Court
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Hyderabad, India
1 review
“marvellous...”
Reviewed 26 August 2010

i would like to share my experience during my trip to thekkadi lately. i visited the place with my friend to chill out my holidays. incidently i booked my room in THE ELEPHANT COURT about which i never heard before. I recently had a bitter experience with one of the hotels in Kerala. So i was little more careful this time. But after checking in , i saw an entirely different world. The atmosphere was lovely, and above it the infra structure was wonderful. All the staff were very friendly and co-operative. And i still remember the ever-smiling girl who attended us with great care. The best thing about the hotel is the spa and ayurveda centre which rejuvenated us. and ofcourse i really enjoyed the fantabulous kerala cuisine. In short, this place is really a wonder and i fontly remember the few days with a smile.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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Reviewed 11 August 2010

Having spent one night at the awful Carmelia Haven Resort, we upped and left to look for better accomodation. We certainly found this is at Elephant Court. We were greeted by the hotel GM, who showed us around some of the rooms so as we could make a choice. On hearing, our plight at the Carmeila Hell hotel, he offered us a discount with the words - " you cant come to Thekkady and have any bad thoughts" ! We were really suprised to have received a 50% room discount even if it was off season. Everything about our 2 night stay was great. We were well looked after by all staff and they seemed pleased to be looking after us. The pool is wonderful and although it seemed the hotel did not have a full alcohol licence, they were only too happy to find ways for us to have a chilled beer by the pool. Some would criticize the hotel for not obtaining the licence, but the fact is that the Kerala Govt charge over 25 lakhs to obtain one - cost... benefit and all that ! Anyway, back to the review - we stayed in an interconnecting room - the only one in the hotel. Its was very clean and spacious and had all the mod cons. many hotels in the area do not have A/C because of the cooler climate. I would usually miss an A/C room ... I did not. The food was very well prepared and we were served extras to meet the needs of the kids - the Chef, who we also met on the first day made sure of this and would always seek clarification if unsure of the order brought to him via his team. Nothing really more to say other than, when we return to India, we will certainly be making a return visit to the Elephant Court

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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Hisar
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

A very cozy, clean and comfortable rooms. Well deserved the price. You will like it here. Food though bit expensive but good. Enjoyed out stay here.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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Reviewed 12 July 2010

Excellent property coupled with personal services right from the Gm to the bell boy.
It is a perfect place for unwinding after a gruelling ride in the boat safari. Exclusive cottages with own little garden makes you stay there foreever.
Food was also good and they took extra care for personal tastes.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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calicut
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

We have booked this hotel from travel agent of Thekkady , we are little apprehensive but when we reached there we feel encouraged to suggest our relatives to stay there in future.
The extensive use of teak all around the hotel keeps the spaces cool. Wood provides the calmed connection with nature. Thekkady is Groovy wildlife place. It’s as beautiful as paradise. We had reached at 10 am in the morning and received the warm welcome from the staff of the hotel. Room is well decorated and furnished. Room is very clean and cozy. The Scenic beauty from the hotel touches our heart.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2010

I went for a Kerala trip in June 2010 with my family (parents, myself and 2 siblings) and booked two patio rooms at the elephant court.

The rooms were very cozy and nice and beautifully located in villas on a slope. The swimming pool was a little small in size. The reception area was made of wood - very artistic work.

The staff was extremely cordial. There was some transport strike, and they let us check in at 6 AM. The process took just 2 mins. Overall, good stay!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Melody4u
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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NYC
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2010

What we like about this place:
-Big and clean rooms that has a balcony that overlooks the lush greeneries, with sounds of chirpping birds and sightings of swinging monkeys.
-Very good food in the restaurant. (superb quality and very good service. Must try- the samba and chicken bryani)
-Professional staff
-Good locations to nearby touristy spots (20min drive to most places)

What we don't like about the place:
- No aircon in the room. They have ceiling fans instead
-Small swimming pool, which is fine by us, as we had so many activities that swimming was the last thing on our minds.
-You have to pay to use the internet and wifi.
-The monkey that entered our room while we were away and took away our potato chips. (we had left the balcony door open)

Overall, we would go back there again, given the chance.

Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank julcas
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Sajan_Cochin, Head of Sales at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, 12 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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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
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#6 Luxury Hotel in Thekkady
#9 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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