Dank room, damp walls, smell of mildew, tapless bathroom, soiled furniture , vintage TV (which refuses to respond to remote), centralised AC (i.e. an AC which is out of your control) ... the list is just too long to fit here.You might think I am talking about a seedy hotel room in one of those parts of the city. But No Sir! Welcome to a typical room of Hotel Woods Manor, situated in the heart of Woodland Junction, MG Road, Cochin.
We had planned an overnight stay in this hotel during our return from Munnar. I spotted a red flag the moment I approached the reception. Entire hotel lobby wore a deserted look. The lady at the reception was more intersected to examine my Id card rather than getting our luggage out of the waiting taxi. When I insisted on checking the rooms before completing the formalities, I was promptly escorted to one of the Deluxe rooms with all the features mentioned above.
When I refused to move into these rooms, the hotel staff showed us another set of Deluxe rooms which were exact replicas of the earlier rooms but filled with nauseating doses of room freshener!
Finally, upon my repeated requests, the hotel staff showed us a suite room which was merely a scaled up version of the Deluxe category. We were already tired after the long journey. My diabetic mother and my sisters infant baby were also traveling with us. By this time, we had no energy left in us to press the matter any further. Hence, we decided to stay in that so called suite room despite the difficulties.
Forget about modern features like Wi-Fi, even the basic amenities, cleanliness and hygiene are seriously lacking in this hotel. Pathetic hotel staff make matters even worse. I think this hotel is now a sinking ship and the management knows it.
Don't be trapped by its location and get up. Avoid this hotel like a plague.
Its situated in MG Road and a middle class budget Hotel, city center easy to access all shopping centers. 24 Hrs checking/ check out. tasty food . good rooms . nice parking area. Bathroom need little more attention May be shortage staff check inn delayed little bit. The break fast not worth. less spreads and running out fast.
Hotel is located at the heart of the city which is well connected and nearby railway station. The property is very old, damp smell comes from lift, very generic service, CRT TV was in the room (who in these days have those thick TVs), breakfast was also not that great..!!
Bad hotel...first they told me that the room I booked isn't available anymore when questioned and reprimanded of police complaint they budged. Bathroom was dirty. Breakfast was below average n staff was bad.
Woods Manor is a hotel I have always wanted to try out. Woods Manor is situated between Jos Junction and Ground junction along the MG road. Myself along with my wife checked into this hotel on the 25th of December 2016 and checked out on 26th December. This was totally unplanned. We had been to Vagamon and was planning to spend the 2 days vacation there. However, the hotel we had selected Green meadows Vagamon, was pathetic and had to leave it cutting short our stay at Vagamon. On the way to Cochin booked Woods Manor through makemytrip. And it was a huge relief!
1. Location - shopping malls, Marine Drive, all nearby
2. 24 hrs check-in/check-out
3. Room service is prompt. We had ordered for lemon tea, snack (veg pakoda), etc to the room. They were tasty and at reasonable rates.
4. Room we stayed was a Deluxe room we got for Rs. 2770 per night. The room was clean and well spaced.
5. The hotel has underground Parking lot. So it was convenient and safe.
6. Bathroom/ Toilet was clean and all toiletries were provided.
1. Complimentary breakfast was not upto the mark. Items that were running out were not filled promptly. The spread was less too.
2. The staff available is less. You would see very few staff around the lobby. On our way to the room after checking in there were no one to help us with our luggage. However, it was no big ordeal, so no complaints.