We (a family of 2 adults and 2 children; the older one is 13yrs) stayed here for 4 nights during the Christmas vacation and it was perfect. We got a cottage on the 1st floor facing the mountains. The lush greenery around, the view, peaceful surroundings coupled with the great weather during winter made it just perfect. The morning tea seemed liked elixir in the winter chill and the scenery around.
Room: Very Spacious & clean. Had a bed room along with a living room which had a sofa-bed). The storage space was good. Toiletries and others items are provided as requested. No complains.
Food: We are south indian vegetarians from Chennai and the host (the livingstons) took special care to ensure they served the choicest dinner & breakfast mixing traditional south indian meal with local Kerala cuisine. Note, if u r vegetarian then the food options in these parts are limited. Some folks traveling from cities in India will not find the traditional Udipi kind of hotels for a quick snack. So go mentally prepared.
Service: This is where the host along with their son Robin (who was visiting them) score. We are not very finicky when we travel (its not going to be exactly home) but the hosts were courteous and very warm. They truly believe service makes all the difference and sometimes it can make all the difference. They organized a good ayurvedic massage for us at short notice in a local clinic.
Location: The homestay is walking distance from the main road at Kalpetta yet away from the hustle and bustle. Once u enter the homestay u can hardly tell that one is so close to town. Distances from this place to other attractions across is wayanad is not far (i would draw a 40km or so radius) in which u can cover almost all attraction. I had organized a Tavera for 5 days with the help of the livingstons and worked well.
Cost: Very reasonable.
Improvements: Extending Wifi to the rooms will help. Having a closer tie-up with a travel agent to help organize local travel will help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RAINBOW provides the picture perfect backdrop of WAYANAD heightened by the soothing flow of nature, interspersed with myriad songs of the birds in harmony, whistling winds and whispering palms.. Rainbow Holiday Home located in the place of scenic beauty - Wayanad. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Holiday Home Kalpetta, India - Kerala