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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Despite having been keralites, this was our first visit to Thekkady. After having checked on GoIbibo and doing our own little price research and comparison of rooms and amenities, we finally zeroed in on this home stay named El Paradiso, also owned by the owner of Elephant Route, Mr.Babu. A very honest, humble and down-to-earth person, he welcomed us and having told us that since there were no other guests at their home stay at that time, he drove us personally to his other hotel, Elephant Route. Little did we know that we had a green haven waiting for us. As we reached here, we were greeted warmly by the receptionist. The highlight of this was that Mr Babu accomodated us into a room that was a little more expensive than the room that we had initially booked, without taking a single extra penny. As we walked into the room, we were taken aback. It was nothing short of brilliant. The view from the balcony was breathtaking. Since we drove from Bangalore and reached there by 3:30 pm, we were told by Mr Babu that there was an Elephant Safari and other cultural activities that we would need to catch up on lest the rain play spoilsport. The Elephant Safari is only a stone's throw away from Elephant Route, which is the biggest advantage for everyone who chooses to stay here.
Our Dinner and breakfast here also was exceptionally good. We were told that for dinner, there was a Gujarati chef, and accordingly, we had ordered phulkas, paneer and a kadai chicken. It was served promptly and tasted really good. The waiter also was a very enthusiastic boy, prompt and available at all time. We visited Thekkady in the last week of June and the temperature was pretty cold. However, there was piping hot water available in the room, making our stay even more comfortable and hassle-free.
Mr Babu, the owner of Elephant Route, interacted with us very closely and that was what made our stay complete. He shared his experiences and how he began his life in Thekkady. He is a man who has worn many hats, a man with an experience that is way too rich and diverse. Thank you Mr.Babu and the team of Elephant Route for making our stay a memorable one. Highly recommend this place to all who visit Thekkady. A must-go.

Date of stay: June 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank IrisB1650
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alanmundackal, Owner at Hotel Elephant Route, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Elephant Route, Thekkady and thank you very much, for sparing your time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are very very happy that you had a wonderful stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Your appreciation of the room, the location of the hotel , the ambience, the food and most importantly, the service, is very rewarding and inspiring.


Thank you for so highly recommending Elephant Route and El-Paradiso Thekkady on TripAdvisor.

The team and I, look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back and hope you will return soon and of course, again and again.

Thank you,

Kind regards,
Alan Mundackal

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a nice one in 4 star category..nice Rooms & it's comfortable in every way...All staff are very humble & seen smiling face always.. Just opposite to the hotel we can do Elephant Safari...over all its a nice experience staying with Elephant Routes - Thekkady.. Thanks to Entire Team...

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank minisvish
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alanmundackal, Owner at Hotel Elephant Route, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you stay at Elephant Route Thekkady and I appreciate your time to share with us, your valuable feedback through TripAdvisor.

I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay
Your generous feedback is very encouraging for all our team members.

I do hope that you have many more opportunities to visit us and hopefully, soon.

Thank you,

Kind regards,
Alan Mundackal

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Excellent location. clean, comfortable and room with fine functions of tv and wifi.Fine breakfast buffets. More than value for money.

The food was nice and the staffs were so cooperative. The reception was lively, and the staffs are well alert. The rooms which we stayed was spacious

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank thomasgmathew
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alanmundackal, Owner at Hotel Elephant Route, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for staying at Elephant Route, Thekkady and also for your candid review about my hotel on this august forum.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed the services and facilities offered at our hotel.

Again thank you for your wonderful comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Elephant Route Thekkady

Warm regards,
Alan Mundackal

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

It's a wonderful experience, staying in such a nice hotel. It was so convenient for us to watch the martial arts performance conducted next to the hotel. also have an Elephant Camp which we enjoyed much. The food was nice and the staffs were so cooperative. The reception was lively, and the staffs are well alert. The rooms which we stayed was spacious and the view was excellent. The Hotel is situated in a calm and quite place as we will feel relaxed. The wood works in the hotel gives it a traditional touch with nice paintings in the wall. I would say that without the stay at Elephant Route you may consider that your tour is incomplete.Thanks to the staff and management for making our trip so memorable.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank pepskochi
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alanmundackal, Owner at Hotel Elephant Route, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Dear Guest,

I am delighted you had a memorable stay Elephant Route , Thekkady.

We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you have said about the hotel, your stay, our people, the food and the facilities offered. At Elephant Route, Thekkady, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discrete service to our guests and their appreciation and acknowledgement is always our greatest reward.

We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for Elephant Route, Thekkady and look forward to welcoming you back

Thank You !

Sincere regards,
Alan Mundackal

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

V booked the hotel for 3 days. V stayed for 2 days.v informed the hotel receptionist a day before that v r vacating . the next day when v planed to vacate they said u should pay the full amount(for 3rd day)other wise u can't leave the hotel they said in aggroant way .the md of the hotel manhandled one of our friends finally v paid the amount for not staying .then also v r not allowed to enter the hotel room .v r left stranded in road with ladies and children.WORST HOTEL I HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFE

Date of stay: June 2016
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