Hotel Fort Palace is situated near palakkad Fort
About 6km from palakkad Junction railway station and 1.5 km from KSRTC bus stand
The property is a bit old, but maintained beautifully
One good thing about these older properties is that the rooms will really be rooms (spacious) instead of the closets and cupboards under the stairs that newer hotels pass of as rooms
There is a replica of a canon in front of the Fort
The front office staff are helpful and genuinely happy to help
The linen and towels were fresh
The toilets were neat
They provide complimentary breakfast, in their in house restaurant Malabari (of a different management it seems). The food is good and has decent selection including traditional south indian, corn flakes, milk, bread and bread for those who prefer otherwise
There is a bar attached
The greatest advantage is the humongous parking area
At least 30 cars can be accommodated comfortably if need arises
I don't understand the negative reviews. The hotel was clean, has a good location and the room was comfortable. Breakfast was simple, but good. Traveled with family, took 2 rooms, and faced friendly and energetic staff all the time.
Impressive pictures shown on travel booking portals made me book this hotel, But I was shocked to see the condition of badly maintained rooms, with paint peeling off, lights not working,cockroaches roaming around, dingy bathrooms, unclean glasses and flasks provided in rooms which will make you avoid using them.
The in -house facilities promised in the booking portals included "electric kettle", "tea/coffee maker"," shaving and dental kit", " fridge", "hand held shower", etc ...all of which were missing.
The wi-fi was poor and almost non existent. The TV had hardly any meaningful channels working in its subscription.
This 34 year old hotel is definitely not Value for Money. You can get AC rooms in super Lodges for much lesser.
Their one and only outsourced restaurant was more like a local restaurant with mediocre food, which left me with an upset stomach.
The breakfast included in the tariff is not buffet, but so called a la carte with a limit of Rs. 300 per day per room, not taken cumulative for the duration of the stay, nor do they care if you have paid for 3 pax in which case this limit should be enhanced.
The place must be good for fish and non vegetarian items that generally catch he eye of keralites, however it is a really dull place with issues such as variety for breakfast, cleanliness, service , ventilation. It could improve and do well since the food is pretty good.
I went there at peak and had no other choice but to go with this hotel. Stayed for 1 day. Food was good but didn't have variety. Room was stinking and very old furnitures. Electricals were atleast a 3 decade old, AC sounded like running a generator. Had tough time sleeping at night.