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“Awful with a touch more awful” 1 of 5 bubbles
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ABAD Green Forest Resort
Ranked #17 of 42 Hotels in Thekkady
Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Awful with a touch more awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We stayed here for one night as part of a Kerela tour and it was the worst night of the lot.

The hotel itself is run down. I can image it was once a thriving 'resort' but its best days are long gone. The pool looked dirty and was freezing cold on account of the the hotel being high in the mountain range, so that was of no use. The food was gut wrenchingly bad.

The hotel is also very close to a Mosque so be prepared for a fairly loud 5am wakeup call during call to prayer.

Barring the elephant sanctuary Thekkady itself has little to offer most tourists. It is full of oddballs and the excessively religious with a general unfriendly atmosphere. The fact that there was ongoing issues between the Indian Army and a Tamil Nadu group (we heard gunfire in the surrounding hills and there was a heavy army presence in the town) didn't help.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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43 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

I love this hotel. Perfect location.. right in town.. but once you go through those gates, you feel like you have entered another world. Rooms are clean ( we had the jungle cottage with 2 rooms) Price is right.. Breakfast was actually good with many options and an omlet station.
waking up early morning and watching the sun coming up through the fog and clouds and the monkeys jumping back and forth ont he trees right outside of your porch..
there is no AC. you don't need it because the weather is always cool. keep the sliding doors to the back open for a little while before you get ready for the bed if you want to cool the room. Make sure to keep those doors closed if you are not in the room and at night.. or unwanted guests such as monkeys might make it home :) VEry inviting Lobby..
we walked everywhere from this hotel.. restaurants, shopping, activities, elephant ride and bath with elephant etc., I will stay there any time.. thanks for taking good care of us..

Room Tip: All rooms are cottages.. there may be 5 minute walk from the lobby of the hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Mumbai
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Really ordinary rooms, inexperienced staff, pathetic breakfast. There was no replenishment to the food. The staff escaped eye contact so they would not be asked for service.Abad Group could do a better job with this property.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

It was right in the city center and i was surprised to find the amount of greenery it had. lush green rooms, you had to walk at bit from the reception but it was all worth it. There were good massage options and food was OK. Being close to City centre gave me quick access to the Kairali centre (Kerala Martial art) and also Jungle Elephant Safari.

Room Tip: My room was very far from reception (i thought executive rooms are closure), In Kerala if the motive...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

i have been to this hotel for one night in November 2011. i found it very soothing and relaxing. Located in the the city, it still has the essence of forest around. food was average . services was good. clean rooms and good bathrooms. pool to relax and rejuvenate you. Manager told us to close the windows as there's a problem of monkeys there.overall a good stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about ABAD Green Forest Resort

Property: ABAD Green Forest Resort
Address: Opp. R.C Church | Thekkady jn.kumily, Thekkady 685 509, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,223 - ₹ 8,037
Hotel Class:3 star — ABAD Green Forest Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abad Green Forest Resort is located at Kumily, Thekkady and is 4 hrs drive from Cochin. Located close to the wild life reserve, it has 40 well furnished rooms and cottages offering TV, fridge and Tea/coffee maker in all the rooms. The facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant, conference hall, swimming pool, health club, Ayurvedic centre, recreation centre etc. ... more   less 
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