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Camelot Resort
Ranked #50 of 97 Hotels in Munnar
Bangalore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid this place”
Reviewed 11 October 2008

We stayed at this place for 2 nights. I will touch upon the facilities section wise
Rooms
It offers luxury, deluxe and standard rooms. Luxury room are bit spacious and the other rooms are compact. Rooms are located very close by and the adjacent room noise easily creeps in. If you plan to rent out standard room i strongly advice against it. 2 standard rooms are located adjacent to the kitchen and there is constant noise from the kitchen. Deluxe room have better view comapred to the other rooms but is very compact. The only plus point was that room and the toliet were well maintained.
Accessibility/Location
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It is located 13 km from the city. Once you enter this place it is cutoff from the city and the only way to visit city is by taxi or auto. Each trip from city to this place is 300 Rs. So if you don't have your own vehicle be prepared to shed extra money for the taxis.
One piece of advice is to book the taxi on your own and to avoid bookings by the resort since they try to make comission in that also.
Food
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We got compilmentary breakfast. It was good.I believe food is complimentary since the resort makes up for the cost in the lunch , dinner. Prices are exorbitant. You will have no ther option but to have it at this place.
Facilities
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Though the place is located outside the city the view is not picturesque . The so called resort doesn't have heaters, so if you are going with family be prepared for the cold nights. Don't expect any other facility in this place. Cost of a camp fire is 1000 Rs. One tends to get a feeling that resort is trying make money by all possible ways
Over all if possible avoid the place

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2006

We booked this resort through Nivalink and intended to stay for 3 nights but having arrived at 4pm on the 1st night we had escaped (to civilization) by 9am the following morning.
The resort's website bills itself as an idyllic, pleasing and picturesque spot of natural simplicity and happiness; and the location does at least live up to this claim, however, in no way can the camp be described as such.
Hotels I feel fall into two camps. Those that strive to make money and those that aim to make their guests' stay a pleasure. Paradoxically it's usually the latter that are the ones that end up making a profit. Camp Camelot definitely falls into the former category; its attempts to build itself up as a premier resort aren’t matched by the facilities on offer (although the pricing structure of 3000rps per night by Indian standards fits the premier bill).
We arrived on a cold damp September day but we didn't expect to find the cottage in a similar state of affairs. In the bedroom especially the smell of damp was pervasive - probably from the bedding that was filthy (blood stains on the sheets and even a dead snail in the bed). An attached dining room/lounge/kitchen (it had an discarded gas hob on the floor so could have been a kitchen) was quickly opened and re-closed (to lock in its odours) as it didn't seem to have seen the light of day in a long time (and certainly hadn't been cleaned in one).
The bathroom was equally unpleasant and also lacking in both heating and hot water (a 5kw shower which on full power generated neither heat or anything more than a trickle of water) and a step up on the bedroom being cold and damp but also dark (even with the lighting on). At least most of the evening we didn’t have to look at where we were staying as the resort is powered by a generator and has power only between 6-9pm and 8am to at least 9am (when we left so maybe longer). We could, however, see why there were no other guests and no visible signs that any had stayed recently!
Beyond the room the grounds are attractive, however, this doesn't extend to the other building accessible to guests the Dining Shack (a corrugated roofed building with 5 shabby tables - a sort of roadside cafe India style with the blue plastic lining obviously still on order). At least the food was befitting of the facilities with our meagre meal of Chicken curry containing of 4 small pieces of meat (between 2 plates!) washed down with out of date Sprite. Security is also obviously an issue as we were overseen (not waited) by 5 male members of staff during our meal, which didn't add to the ambience (a few female members of staff would have made the staff less intimidating and the rooms obviously could benefit from a woman's touch!).
After a very cold night when we utilised the towels as blankets (reasonably clean compared to the bedding) the final straw for us came after breakfast (the left over rice from the evening's meal?) when the Manager (there's also a Resort director, head Chef, Housekeeping Manager - all necessary for a resort with no guests!) announced . amidst our complaining, he'd arranged a day's tour for us with the taxi arriving at 9am for a princely sum of 1700rps per head (we later did the KTDC tour for 250rps each). When the taxi arrived we decided to hijack it to make our escape. Not as easy as it sounds as amidst our attempts to get a refund for the following 2 nights we had the Manager trying to get us to wait for the owner to come out, then try to get the taxi to leave without us, and finally trying to get into the taxi to follow us onwards.
The best summary I can give about my thoughts towards Camp Camelot is that despite the effort it took to leave early it was all worth it!

  • Liked — Leaving!
  • Disliked — Everything!
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't even contemplate staying here!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Camelot Resort

Property: Camelot Resort
Address: Munnar P.O. | Idukki Dist, Munnar, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Camelot Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awesome view point and echo point inside the property, wonderful trekking trails inside tea and coffee plantations. Situated amidst nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Organic fruits and vegetables farming, shuttle badminton court, free parking and accommodation & food for drivers. ... more   less 
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Camelot Hotel Munnar
Camelot Resort Munnar, Kerala

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