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Near Thattekad Bird Sanctury Nyayapally Thattekkad, Thattekad 686681 India
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#2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Thattekad
Budgies cottage is located 300 metres from Thattekad birds sanctuary. Budgies cottage has 14 rooms which includes cottages , villas , mud house and a watch tower hut . Facilities includes a fresh water swimming pool , boating at periyar lake . Bird watching assistance ,trekking through jungle , tribal village visit, Complimentary birds Sanctuary Visit . With its ideal location and surrounded by nature Budgies cottage is a treat for Nature Lovers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Valet parking
Paid public parking nearby
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Game room
Horseback riding
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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SurajKamath wrote a review Dec 2021
Chennai (Madras), India36 contributions3 helpful votes
Location : The hotel is located near by Salim Ali bird Sanctuary @ Thattekad. It is easy to locate as it is on the main road itself you won't miss the name board if you are self driving. Try to reach the hotel before 5pm as you can expect wild animals enroute as it gets dark. We visited this place during Dec 2020. The rooms are cottage like, sufficient for family for 4 ( 2 adults and 2 Children) , the food is good , tasty , sufficient quantity & economical. As attraction/recreation the hotel has few farm animals like Pony, Poultry birds like Hens, Ducks & Turkey. There are Rabbits , Budgies , Dog and others. You can plan to visit Mamalakandam ( a remote village through forest trail) Boothekandu dam Inchathotty Suspension Bridge and other places Hotel can arrange Jeep etc. as the terrain esp. to Mamalakandam is risky for private cars . Please remember since it is forest area it gets dark quickly so plan you day tour and other activities accordingly. Also there aren't much of options for food around if you like to skip the hotel food.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Noushad Kochi wrote a review Dec 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India4 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff behaved very well,The food was very good,All rooms are clean,The swimming pool is very small,Room rent is reasonable,entertainment ,My family was having fun,It was a very good trip,Very well done with everything,
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manoj v wrote a review Dec 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India15 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second visit and it was wonderful. Peaceful stay and very co operative &friendly staffs and delicious food.Moreover that the owners and manger were very friendly and helpful.Very comfortable place especially for the families. Our little daughter who is just one nd half year old really enjoyed there. And a very special thanks to the staffs who prepared food for our daughter. Looking forward to meet u all.. And all the very best for the entire team.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Sarnya wrote a review Sep 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very poor and bad service, rude staff behave very unprofessional way. Property looking new but not worth the money spending it. Not recommended to family’s or any other kind of travellers. Please stay out of this property and save your money for better resorts are valuable in better price.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Budgies Cottage, General Manager at Budgies Cottage
Responded 31 Oct 2020
We never had a guest in this name. More over your heading of review itself indicates that this review is put pourpously to defame us. How ever you are or what ever is your objective guest who had stay here know what our hospitality is. Its better to delete this review and tell sorry.
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Malcolm A wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions1 helpful vote
I wanted to write about our recent visit to Thattekad and our stay at the Budgies Cottage for 3 nights. It was absolutely wonderful. The primary purpose of our visit was for bird photography and the Salim Ali bird sanctuary is less than 5 minutes walk away from this place. We had our family accompany us too, but since they are not keen on birding, they spent their time with the farm animals that are present on this property. There’s a horse, a dog, an Emu, Guinea fowls, parakeets, love birds, Bunnies and whole lot of other animals too. If you are interested in cycling around the place, cycles are available too. The GM there, Mr. Abilash, is extremely focussed on the comfort and well being of the guest. He even arranged for us, a last minute private river cruise on the river Periyar and it was en enjoyable one hour spent cruising the river and checking out the wildlife. For people interested in Bird photography and general birding, this would be an ideal location to stay in and at your request, Abilash will also arrange for a birding guide, whose services we used and would highly recommend him. So be it birding, or for a weekend stay or even for that matter a relaxed getaway from everyday mundane existence, a stay at Budgies Cottage will have you recover fully. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Thattekad and would not hesitate to go back there on our next visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Venkatesh M wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Very friendly crew,well maintained rooms, reasonable tariff, delicious Kerala cuisine. Good ambience, guided well regarding places of interest, flexible with the timings of food according to our birding trips. Children can enjoy cycling, swimming, shuttle, carrom, lovebirds inside the campus. Space for driver too! Unforgettable stay, looking forward to stay again. Highly recommended for birders.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
travtk wrote a review Dec 2019
Bengaluru, India58 contributions35 helpful votes
Hello Abhilash, thank you and your team for a wonderful and hospitable stay at Budgies! All of you were awesome and went out of your way to make us feel welcome. Thanks to Baby for the unique Jeep Safari - it was very personal. Great place for birdwatching, Sanoop was excellent in spotting unique birds. Both Eldrose and Eldhose were very courteous and patient with our delays and horrendous traffic. Thanks to you and Raj, once again. With best regards,
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Treehouse that kids will love. Mudhuts with comfort (no AC). Cottages with AC. All rooms are...
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Madhav C wrote a review Dec 2019
Nagpur, India6 contributions
Me and my wife went to Thattekad for bird watxy and staying in thisnproperty. We stayed for two nights and had a very pleasing stay. Hotel manager Mr. Abhilash is super helpful and friendly , he can go out of his way to help you, guide you and arrange for you as if you are his family member. Similarly, each n ever hotel staff are very courteous and sincere. Property is brand new n mazing, with super clean rooms n washrooms. Both exterior and interior looks good. Property has private garden , swimming pool n has different varieties of domestic and imported birds as well. Though I'm not a fan of caged birds and animals, still keeping and maintained the varieties is a big deal. Children's will love it. Food was good n tasty including breakfast n other meals. If you are looking for nice stay in Thattekad , then go for this undoubtedly.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Raghu V wrote a review Dec 2019
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An outstanding stay....clean rooms...great ambience and more importantly extremely gracious staff...the catering team was very cordial and accommodating... farm animals made the stay more exciting for my son...a stay worth repeating...
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Natasha T wrote a review Nov 2019
Canggu, Indonesia15 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is truly a hidden gem in south India. Just steps from beautiful forest trails, bird sanctuary, and butterfly gardens. The staff made us feel just like home, and the room was superbly clean - most comfortable bed I've slept in in months! Thanks for such a wonderful stay :)
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Date of stay: November 2019
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictThattekad
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Frequently Asked Questions about Budgies Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Budgies Cottage?
Nearby attractions include BhoothathanKettu Dam & Reserve Forest (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Budgies Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Budgies Cottage?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Budgies Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Budgies Cottage?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Budgies Cottage?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Budgies Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, Budgies Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Budgies Cottage?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Budgies Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Budgies Cottage offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Budgies Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.