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“Excellent hospitality, good cafe”
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Chrissie's Hotel
Ranked #15 of 45 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We stayed at Chrissie's hotel for one night in late December at the height of peak season.

The hotel is well-located on a quiet side street and is only a short walk to the centre of town. The rooms (we stayed on a third floor room) though somewhat basic, are spotlessly clean and well-maintained and have everything that you need (and nothing that you don't). The beds are comfy and we slept well the night we stayed at the hotel.

The hospitality that Chrissie and Adel offer is superb and they bend over backwards to help their guests. Being high season, all of the cruises and tours around the park were completely booked out so Adel sent one of his staff members to check availability in person! The cafe attached to the hotel is also good; a nice change from Indian food if you've been on the road for a while. The wifi in the public areas works well.

Overall Chrissie's had a really nice, welcoming vibe and for Rs. 2700 per night you couldn't really ask for more.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms have a nice view to the mountains beyond however there are quite a few stairs to g...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

It was Christmas and naively I hadn't booked well in advance, but Chrissie and Adel were so helpful even though they could only put me up for one night. Great people with a genuine interest in their guests and their well being. They went well beyond the call of duty to help me (and others). The rest of the staff are really good too and their new cook does some really interesting fusion food. Did you ever imagine that pickled turnip could be good? Well, it really is!

Room Tip: from the top floor rooms (more expensive I think) you can sit on the balcony and watch the monkeys d...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

No room service, No TV, No elevaors

If you are OK with these, you have the best hotel in Thekkady. The location is in a small quiet street but walk able distance to the center of town.

The room and toilet are very clean. The bed sheets, blankets, towels etc are the best I have seen in a hotel.

Adel, the owner is very friendly and helpful guy. I stayed for 2 days and he was there always asking if everything was OK. When I tried to pay the advance while checking in he just refused. He was always like no issues, you can pay me when you are checking out!

I can't recommend for a better hotel than Chrissie's.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

Stayed in Chrissie's for 3D/2N in Dec'12. Neat & clean rooms, though basic and well maintained hotel, very green and well maintained surroundings. Do not expect TV, phone, room service etc as that is not the focus of the hotel - the effort of the owners has been to keep everything serene and quiet. Ask for the top floor rooms - great view from the wide balcony (every room has a big balcony which we found was well maintained) of the greenery around. No lifts and lots of steps to reach the rooms, so be careful if taking elderly people along. The restaurant food was good - though the choice was limited, and we found the price to be on the higher side. Very friendly owners and staff. Great place if you want to spend a nice relaxed couple of days !
Thanks Chrissie & Adel for a great stay !

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have best views.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

On our trip to our honeymoon after kulamava in idduki we reached tekaddy. We got the Chrissie’s hotel and cafédetails from the net. We had asked for the room which would give us more privacy. We were taken special care, got a warm welcome. We tried Italian food which was quite good. You will get all the help from booking your tickets to traveling in tekaddy. They will guide you through everything. It’s not any luxuries hotel but it’s neat and clean with all the minimum requirements. http://chrissies.in/ check in here for details. You will mainly find foreigners here. They were quite enquiring about our needs and comfort which was very nice and made us very comfortable there.
It’s near to the Periyar Tiger Sanctuary and middle of the town, near to the bus stand. They are very helpful people. They arranged an auto for us to see the surrounding places. There are lots of things to do in tekkady. The elephant ride, the boating... booking is required for most of the things in the sanctuary which will be taken care by the hotel people but just plan earlier because booking can get difficult. Don’t forget to take your pair of trekking shoes , it will be of great help to do most of the things.

Room Tip: the top corner room is great, it has 2 views
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Stayed here a while back with my wife. The hotel is nice enough, the gardens are amazing and Christie is lovely.

The only problem I had was with the price! For a fan room and old grubby bathroom I would normally pay about 400-600rs. At 1500rs I can get a flat screen telly, aircon and a way nicer room in most places!

Ultimately, at 600rs it would be a 5/5 rating. At 1500rs it's a 3/5. If you can get a better deal then it's worth staying but otherwise I'd say there are better options around.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

I think too much Yoga decrease the competence of judging.
Giving 4 or 5 stars for this accommodation doesn't represent the truth.
Old rooms, old furniture, old building. This house needs a badly needed renovation. On the stairway we had to step over the excrements of the monkeys.
No mosquito nets in the rooms.
The price of 2500 Rp extremely overpriced.
Nevertheless the owner is very kind.

Stayed: November 2012
Thank flyaquila
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Additional Information about Chrissie's Hotel

Address: By-Pass Road, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Thekkady
#9 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range: £29 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chrissies is the ideal place for nature, yoga and art lovers alike. It is set amidst Gardens of lush greenery, tropical flowers and natural teak forests in a quiet but central part of Thekkady, where a wide range of wild animals are frequent visitors. All the Rooms are simply furnished, yet hold elegance in their unique and individual style. Each being decorated by Artists from all over the world. In a relaxing ambiance our Cafe offers a varied menue of Italian and Middle eastern cuisine. We serve complimentary continental breakfast. The Rooftop Pool and Lounge area provides a peaceful atmosphere with stunning views of the Western Ghats. Our spacious Yoga studio is open for self practice, classes and long term retreats. Note, that we there are serveral stairs to take to reach the Hotel building and we do not have an elevator. ... more   less 
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