The Elephant Court Thekkady
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Concierge desk
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Elephant Court Thekkady
Our two night stay were very comfortable. The hotel set high in the western Ghat mountains close to the Periyar National Park was set back from the bustle of the town. Our room, with large balcony overlooked the forest and we were surprised by a visit of a troop of black monkeys in the nearby trees one afternoon. Grounds were clean and well laid out but we felt the pool was a little cool to swim. Food was buffet style and very good quality. However the hotel ran out of beers during our stay and had to go out to get more. Didn't plan for a British tour.
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