Definitely more casino than resort . . . .
by >Douglas552 on Mon Nov 24 22:40:35 IST 2014
I stayed here for four nights on my own as a pre-arranged chill out add-on at the end of a group tour exploring Kerala. On arrival (in the dark) I was allocated room 403 which, though large enough, was fairly basic and had no hotel information whatsoever and overlooked the 24 hour staff and security entrance . It transpired the only bar was within the casino (which was 700/- to enter). Similarly, of the two restaurants, one was again within the casino area and the other (Citrus) wasn't operating so the only eating and drinking opportunity was in the Chances Cafe. Again, not a great start but I had a very good a la carte dinner (now trying to avoid buffet meals!) Breakfast the next morning was a smallish choice but good food, well prepared. I spoke to Reception about my room and it was changed without any problem and upgraded to a suite The problem with this hotel is that it is essentially a casino operation rather than a chill out zone. The small pool is fine, though is in shade most of the day and the seven sunbeds suggest not many users - the beach is a five minute walk away, but beware if you try and access the gardens of surrounding hotels - the guards are on you like a flash which means you only have a public beach without any facilities to have use of. This, plus there are no local shops or restaurants to wander around make it more like "last resort" than hotel resort and any trip requires a taxi. However, despite all this and aware that I was the only non Asian person in the place the entire length of my stay, the Cafe food was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. I even managed to get real coffee served in a cafetiere at Dinner!Read More