on Sep 21, 2017
Stayed for three nights here. Owners very warm and welcoming. Our room was in a separate house behind the main house and there were no other guests staying. The room was a bit damp and hadn't been cleaned too well and the sheets didn't seem too clean either. I had to ask for towels as none were provided and we got them promptly. The outside area was nice and we sat outside most evenings. There's no wifi.
There's no tea or coffee or food offered here but it's well situated for town and we were out most of the days anyway. Basic and gave us what we needed but a little overpriced.
A warm welcome
on Sep 26, 2016
Mr and Mrs Gopi really made me feel welcome with their home cooking and generous caring spirit. For a budget home stay it is in a great location , the rooms are clean and you feel safe and secure. Mr gopi helped me explore the area , spice gardens , cultural centre etc.
Good guest house, very calm area
on May 3, 2015
Thekkady isn't a big city, but the Rose Garden is well located anyway.
Not far from the bus stand, pretty much in the middle of the city, and in a peaceful area.
The room was clean and ok, yet showing evident marks of age. The owner was warm and nice to me.
However, the bed wasn't great, and neither were the bed sheets... I used my own pillow because I had no trust in the one provided. Maybe you can ask for a better/newer one.
Damp room and no service
on Jan 5, 2015
We booked 2 single rooms at Rs 750 each. When arriving they intended to give us 1 double for Rs 1500. We protested and suddenly 2 single rooms were available.
My room was very damp
In the bathroom was no sink only toilet and shower.
Sathi and her son claimed it was not them how answered to my email booking. ....
Better look for another place.
Way below expectations - Homestay or Lodge?
on Oct 7, 2014
We (a family of 5 from Bangalore) had visited this "homestay" on the 3rd of October 2014. I had called up this homestay and confirmed the booking (for 2 rooms) for the 3rd and 4th of October 2 weeks prior to travel. As the check-in date neared I kept getting reminder calls to ensure that we are indeed going to staying there. I was asked to remind/confirm to the owner on the 2nd of Oct that we will be staying there. Inspite of all these reminders and assurances from the owner one of the rooms given to us was way below standard. It had a very foul smell emanating from the roof (where we could see wet patches on the wall). This was the smaller of the rooms. Guess the owner felt guilty and hence from the time we reached there she kept saying that "2 good rooms are getting vacant tomorrow and you can move into those". Our actual rooms (bigger rooms promised to us) were given to some foreign tourists for a substantially higher price. This is quite disappointing cosidering the fact that the room was booked well in advance and the trust element was somehow destroyed by this act by the owner.
To add to this a basic thing that you would associate with any homestay is access to kitchen. After all thats what separates it from a hotel or a lodge. But in this case there was no kitchen access and to even get a cup of tea or breakfast in the morning it was a good 10-15 min walk either side of the homestay. I suggest that the homestay word be replaced by the word "Lodge" instead.