A beautiful homely stay with a stream closeby
Me and my family enjoyed the stay very much.The staff is very kind amd cooperative.A wonderful chef who makes tasty food..served at yoyr room..A stream u can walkout from ur room and njoyy the clear flowing water..have a good bath ..A secret. Have a bath in morning..water is more in quantity and more cold..thank team riverok for a wonderful.stay..will visit back soon
This property is a 15 minute walk from the entrance to the Athirapilly Waterfall.
To reach it, we took a bus from Chalakudy private bus stand and got down at Kannankuzhy bus stop, Athirapilly. From the main road, Riverok is a short walk down towards the river.
When we went, due to torrential rails, the river was in spate and the police had issued a warning NOT to enter the river. However, Riverok has a private entrance to the river.
Riverok has villas (AC and non-AC) facing the river. Obviously the one in the front has the best view!!!
Besides these, they also have Double rooms and a dormitory.
Affects of monsoon: Yes the room was damp and musty. Outer cover of the bed linen was damp and a pillow cover was mouldy. But what can one expect in the coastal monsoon??? Our wet clothes refused to dry.
BUT, the staff was very polite and friendly. The food (room service) was very tasty. There is the constant subdued roar of the river which had a calming effect. We liked the sit-out in the villa with the two easy-chairs and spent the evening there.
The room had continuous hot water in the Geyser. Bathroom was very clean and all fittings were functional. The bedroom was tastefully decorated.
Overall, the room was pricey (as can be expected in a tourist zone), but the location was great.
Its an Average Room , we Stayed only for Half day due to connecting train. Location is Good, We can access Athirampally Falls River from the resort itself, So we can take bath in the Nature River from the Resort itself, Ambiance is very nice, each room with Grass lawn . Open Nature space in front of Each room which will add more cozy environment.
But it required lot of improvement in hospitality, We got a Colored Towel (I never saw such a towel, usually we used to get white one). Room is not pre loaded with Soap , bath room tissue before check In. So each and every time we need to ask reception . WIFI only on Lobby and that too on request. its not available always. we need to ask them.
Overall, its good to stay like Nominal, But Don't expect Much .
Let me get to the point quickly.
We were 8 adults and 2 children. We took 2 deluxe cottages and a single cottage. Fine.
Location nearer to falls: great, you can even take a walk to the falls. Staff: courteous and fast. Food : lovely breakfast, nice value for money dinner. Special requests: taken care. The back side garden and river view is good.
I like the place very much and hence taking liberty to offer the following suggestions
Now, just do the following to make your place just great. Remove all bed linens and sheets, towels and get it replaced with new ones and please ensure it is washed after every use. Get the rooms thoroughly vacuumed and bathrooms cleaned and perfumed. Please change the health faucet.
Get a drier if washing and drying your linen is a challenge in monsoon times. Get a good quality screen that separates bedroom from sitting area in deluxe cottages.
Breakfast area- clean up and keep it tidy.
On the whole just one aspect, house keeping needs all the attention.
I had been to Riverok Villa yesterday with my family and stayed there just for a day..not in the villa type of accommodation but in a Non-AC room..as all the other types were already full. Owner was helpful.. he gave us a room to stay..Food was simple and good. Food was tasty but minimal choices. breakfast was also good. Some keypoints I would like to mention here is that this can be your choice if you want
1) a simple stay away from home
2) river experience away from the crowd.. (early mornings to evening 7pm)
3) to enjoy scenic beauty
When you go to Athirapally, kindly do not go in summer.. carry enough food with you if you have kids as there is no good restaurants nearby. Nothing to do after 7pm..except watching TV. Go with clothes and towel if you want to get into the water..there is changing room at the falls..best getaway for youngsters..