15.86km from Vakkadu Bus StopIn the heart of Pala, next to the Meenachhil river, on what looked like a river island with a bridge, this is a neat and functional and a relatively new three star property. Its walking distance from the bus stand and the hotel is happy to arrange transport. Room rates are reasonable and were surprisingly lower than what was being offered on the net at that point. Staff speak good english and communicate well. Even though the hotel is on the riverside, views from the room are not all that exciting. Rooms are large, beds comfortable, though the one I slept in tended to sag towards the head. Switches and plug points are surprisingly well placed next to the bed head, something that even larger hotels lack. However, the room was short in places to keep things as the main desk was cluttered with electric kettles and wifi equipment making it difficult to use it as a work station. The luggage rack was small and insufficient. Wifi worked very well. Bathrooms were clean with enough toiletries. I only had an omelette and toast breakfast at the hotel which was average. Breakfast was not included in the room, which was a odd. Only three star hotels are allowed to set up bars in Kerala, so this had one on the ground floor, but away from the reception. Evenings thus were crowded, but watch and ward staff efficiently marshalled the inebriated lot. The bar was crowded with serious and regular drinkers and had very little choice. No scotch. You have an option in Kerala of ordering 90ml pegs. The bar had room service. I was pleasantly surprised to find a toddy shop next to the hotel where I had some excellent pork fry with ****ta, but stale coconut toddy. They seem to source both coconut and fish tail palm toddy locally and from Palakkad, but tend to mix it in the evenings.