The Mountain Trail in Munnar is TOTALLY WONDERFUL and was more than we could have hoped for. We want to be there now!
We absolutely adored the Abad Turtle Beach in Marari. The staff are really great, the chalets are very very good and the environment is delightful. Although we had booked another week in a nearby Homestay, the manager was kind enough to let us come back on a couple of occasions to have lunch there and swim in the infinity pool.
The Bolgatty was lovely, and we enjoyed the grounds and the pool very much. Breakfast was great! However, they largely did not speak English there and did not give us our wake up call. Our lovely driver Lee Rodericks actually came to the hotel on the second day to make sure that we got the wake up call in timeto have breakfast before departure.
The Vista in Thekkady is more than adequate and breakfast was good. It is what I would call a 'corporate hotel' and visitors that want to feel that they are in India, rather than in a glossy chain hotel that you can find in any city in the world will be disappointed. However, not everyone feels like that and my comments are no reflection on the facilities or the staff.
Thank you for our fantastic driver, Lee who really made our trip memorable. His English was great and he was so kind to us and did everything to make us comfortable. He was a very good and confident driver and we felt very safe with him. This is so important for foreign visitors who are used to more ordered traffic. We were glad to have someone with so much experience.
There were so many sightseeing experiences, but of course the one that stands out is the overnight boat trip. We really cannot fault that in any way- a superb experience that Iwill remember forever.