Pillowrocks Homestay, Wayanad
Thonduppali Muttil (P.O), Wayanad
It was a Vacation trip I visited Wayanad. I went there in the month of May 2017. I booked it directly. The location of the hotel was on the outskirt of the main city. The appearance of the hotel was normal and it was on the single road tough to go by car. There was a free parking space. The front office staff was casual and the service was average. The room was normal and no special amenities inside the room. The toilet soap and the pillow covers were not up to the mark. The room rent was costly as it was on the outskirt of the city. There was no towel inside the bathroom. They would not change the pillow covers on regular basis. The food facility was there and the food was delicious. Overall it was a normal stay. They have to improve a lot with the maintenance.
In the month of May I had a wedding ceremony at Wayanad. I went with my group of friends. The destination was very good. Hotel location was below average it was located so far from the main road. Appearance was good. Overall services were good. Rooms were good. The hotel has parking facility. I booked the hotel directly.
I stayed in that hotel during the month of December along with my family for a holiday. The destination was good to travel. The location and appearance of the hotel were good. Front desk staff was friendly and co-operative. The room was very clean and neat with all facilities. Housekeeping service was attended on time. The food served was very good in taste. The overall experience staying in that hotel was good.
It was an official trip. I had been to this hotel in the month of February. The environment of the hotel was good. The ambiance of the hotel was good as well. The terminal was not so good, it was average. The services provided by the hotel were good. The booking and reception services were good as there were no delays in check in and checkout. The rooms we were provided with were very good and were provided with all the basic amenities like AC, TV etc. the housekeeping services were also very good. There were activities provided in the hotel and was good. The overall experience at the hotel was good.
I had been to Wayanad during the month of december 2016 and booked the room in the Pillowrocks Homestay . It was my business trip with family. The city Wayanad was good as it is joyful. The hotel location was very good as it is nearest to the market place. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as average. Hotel front office was very good as they will respond quickly with appropriate information. I booked my room through online. The services which were provided in the hotel were very good because of quick response and politeness. The hotel room was very good because of nice view and facilities. The food in the hotel was very good because we can get fresh and tasty food.
I had been to Wayanad in the month of December 2016 and stayed in the Pillowrocks Homestay. It was my holiday trip with friends. The destination Wayanad was average. The hotel location was good with necessary availables at the nearest. The appearance of the hotel was very good as it is very hygienic. I would rate the front desk staff as average. I booked my room direct at hotel. I would rate the services in the hotel were average. The rooms at the hotel were very good with comfortable beds and neat bathroom. The hotel food was good as we like the taste and ambience.
The hotel was located inside of the city. I went to this hotel by my own vehicle. The parking facility was provided at the hotel. There was no problem in check-in and check-out. The hotel staff was helpful. The service was done on time. The room was spacious and clean. All the facility was provided in working condition. Wi-Fi facility was not provided in the room. The garden was not available in the hotel. The activity was not conducted at the hotel. The food facility was not available in the hotel. The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. The variety in food was not provided in the hotel. I had booked the room on the spot. I had visited this hotel with friends. There was no suggestion for this hotel.
Pillowrocks takes the prize for promising the world and delivering nothing. Booking online carries an inherent risk of not delivering amenities as expected but this was the biggest let down I have faced in the past few years. My wife and I accompanied by close friends (Married couples) made the journey from Bangalore to Wayanad during the last week of December 2015. What we expected was a "gorgeous", "well maintained", "friendly" experience. What we encountered however, was a bundle of horrors. Starting with the last 4-5kms approach to the place. We were not given a clear direction to the place and no this was not a language issue because my friends are from Kerala and speak Malayalam. The directions by the owners was vague and we had to go through a road that had big stones and sharp gravel that threatened to pierce our tires. At several points the car bottomed out on the road. We wanted to stop but the only thing that made us push on were the promises of an idyllic vacation spot that we heard of from the reviews. We finally rattled and shook our way in 1st gear for nearly 40 minutes to the final approach up to the house and one car could not even make that approach. The path was strewn with rocks the size of boulders. One car did make it up the climb and the rest of us walked up. What we saw just shocked up. In the clearing after the path was an old dilapidated building and one of the owners who was expecting us. It was apparent we had got scammed. The rest of the group gathered and even after a long arduous journey no one even wanted to spend the night there. I looked around and I could not find a generator/inverter so in the night when the power would go we would be completely in the dark in the middle of nowhere. The man's wife or at least we think she was his wife was in a house at the other end of the path and she was nowhere to be seen. We spoke with to the man in the house and he talked to her on the cell but at no point did she come up. We had ladies with us also so I don't think that she did not want to argue with just an all guy group. Some of our group went into the house and came out shaking their heads. This place was wrong! After a few frantic calls we found a resort 10 kms away from this hell hole and we requested the owner to fund back our advance amount. As one would expect he flat denied and continued arguing with us. It was almost 6 in the evening and we saw no point in spending a second there and as we pulled back the lady owner finally came over and started arguing with us. She told us that we were causing them a loss and we were the ones cheating her! After driving so far this was not what you want to hear especially when you are with wives and family. We got away from there fuming and shocked at the experience. We lost the complete Rs 3000 as the booking amount which the “lovely & friendly couple" refused to give back and then at Rs 1800 for each room in this place we were going to have to shell out Rs 10, 800 for 2 days without other additional expenses. Losing 3k was better than spending another seven or eight thousand for a completely unacceptable stay over the next 2 days. We have all stayed in home stays and while you don't get people running around catering to your whims and fancies you do normally get a good experience with good home food and basic elements in place. This level of service at this price is not acceptable at all.
The hotel property was well maintained. The hotel was located 3 kilometres far from the main road. Interior and exterior was well maintained. I had booked this room by online. Service was done on time at the hotel. Room was spacious and clean. The activity was not conducted at the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and relatives. Complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. Transportation facility was available nearby the city. Pickup and drop facility was provided by the hotel. I was satisfied with this hotel stay. I had visited this hotel for vacation purpose with my family. The sightseeing was available nearby the hotel.
I went to this hotel was in the month of September 2016 with family for relaxation purpose. Destination was very good and water falls is good. Overall service was on time was excellent. Non AC room and toilet was neat and clean and was spacious. All basic amenities available in the hotel. Food I had taken from the hotel was very good in quality and quantity. Check in check out was on time. Staff of the hotel were friendly and cooperative. Location of the hotel was located centre of the city was easy to locate and near to transport facility. Appearance of the hotel was very good from interior and exterior was old building. Activities were available in the hotel was very good.
Very very satisfied and a lovely experience. A good and a caring people to serve. Keep rocking. Lovely experience to stay here. Good hospitality and excellent food was served. Nice surroundings. Friendly hosts. Came with lot of apprehension, but going back highly satisfied. Clean rooms, good food and very hospitable family. Will sure return back.
Pillowrocks Homestay is ranked #116 among the 553 hotels in Wayanad with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 19, 3-star Homestays in Wayanad. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 14 photos and 33 text reviews and is rated top for its Service, Destination and Room. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,200 to Rs 4,700 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (40%) and Couple (30%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 43% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 20% have rated the ambience as adventurous.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Doctor On Call and Restaurant. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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