We were 3 families about 15 people and they the rooms were comfortable enough to accommodate all. The location was nice, in the middle of the town but overlooking a coffee estate so it was very peaceful away from the crowd in the main roads. The hosts were very courteous and friendly. Right from the day we checked in to the day we checked out, they ensured that our stay was enjoyable. They had arranged for home-made food for us and it was simple and delicious. If you are someone who likes to stay in comfortable hotels with all amenities, then this place is not for you. The rooms are very basic, but you get the experience of staying in a typical house in Kerala, eat local food and enjoy the hosts hospitality. You wouldn't get this in a 5 star hotel.
When you enter, you'll be shown the room, and then forgotten. No water. No checking if you need anything. No helping with sight-seeing. My expectations from a homestay was very different! If you want food, you can walk across to hotels on the opposite lane. If you're having a hard time with the mosquitoes, you deal with it, while "maalkin" relaxes on her porch with her fly-swatter.
Great place to stay in Periyar! The owners are some of the most friendly and lovely people I have ever met. Our room was spacious and clean and the location is within walking distance (5 minutes) to the office of Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Important ingformation: The owners can also help you with booking the overnight "Periyar tiger trail" or any other activity in the park in advance - which is otherwise very hard to do by yourself since the park does not have online reservations and there are only 6 spots per overnight trek. Would definitely return!
The family-run homestay was comfortable and friendly. Food was prompt and well prepared “American “ breakfast with lots of fruit. Location near restaurants and the Main Street but away from noisy traffic. Our room was in a separate building with just two accommodations. Excellent English.
We had a very good time here in Thekkady. Murla guided us to do the experience that we wanted, looking after us very well! The room was clean and hot water present. We had to buy our own toilet roll and the view from the room was facing to some ruined houses but no other issues. We would definitely recommend it!!