Spice Grove Hotel, Thekkady (Periyar), Kerala, India
Stay: Jan 2016
I really enjoyed our stay at The Spice Grove Hotel. It was a nice clean room, with a loverly soft bed.
The staff were very attentive, and remembered not only who we were to stay hello to, but also our room numbers, so we never had to remember ourselves or get asked. It was automatically charged to the room.
Upon arrival our bags were immediately taken off us and was waiting for us in our allocated room. The guy who took it up, did not hang around for the awkward tip moment, which was a refreshing change.
The room was a little cold, and there was no heater in the room. Just an AC unit (which we could have set to hot i suppose, however there seemed to be no remote control…) I guess having spent some time in the warmer parts of South India, the spice grove felt cold! But it wasn’t a deal breaker. We had a little balcony, with views of trees. It was lush and green. 🙂
If there hadn’t been this view, we could easily have been in a premier Inn in England! The room was finished to a great standard. There as adequate tea and coffee making facilities in the room, as well as crisp clean sheets and a comfy duvet.
We went straight for food after checking in, a long journey made us very hungry! Dinner was a buffet of a la cart. I found it a little annoying the way they pushed us to have the buffet @500/ each. We were really hungry so gave in for the speed at which we could start eating! The food was nice, more starter/salad options then main. And as we had arrived towards the end, there were items that weren’t replenished. The wait staff seemed to be nice, although lacking in English made it difficult to determine what we were eating 🙂
We charged the food to the room, and service charge was included without permission. Overall it was a loverly place to stay for the night, and I really enjoyed waking up in the morning to the sounds of cockerels and cows. No need for an alarm clock, nature is the best alarm clock! J