My stay at Z square residency:
About the hotel:
Z square residency is a relatively new hotel (Started in 2018 according to the manager), has 4 floors with a fast food restaurant in the ground floor along with the reception and rooms in the remaining 3 floors. From the look of it, the hotel has the features of a 2-star hotel, though I am unsure about any actual star rating the hotel have. The hotel is opposite to the State Bank of India Iritty branch. The building was well maintained, clean and hygienic.
Facilities at Z square residency:
When we checked in, the room did not have any toiletries commonly seen in premium hotels. The manager gave us 5 soaps and 5 bath towels upon arrival. Other toiletries like Shampoo, toothpaste and brush and were all not there, but we did not ask either. We did not check if Wi-Fi was available as we were all happy with Ji, but I doubt if the hotel has WiFi as the reception was not even having a computer. There is no Gym, Spa or any other such facilities.
The room we got was really spacious, the AC was working well, the TV and cable was also working fine. Almost all channels were available including Sports and English movie channels. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained though the plumbing had some issues. I even got to have a look at their standard double bed rooms and that room were also spacious enough and well maintained.
For now, the hotel is available for booking through Goibibo, though only Non-AC rooms are available for booking. IF you are looking for AC rooms, I would suggest you to either call up the hotel and book via phone or book online for a Non-AC room and then upgrade after reaching the hotel by paying directly at the property. The hotel also has a basic website, though no much content is present.
When I visited the place, there was no room service option available. There is a fast food joint at the ground floor and I am sure on enquiring the reception, they would be happy to take orders. There are good hotels around the hotel and hence getting good food will not be an issue. There are even local “thattukada” which becomes active by evening (around 7 until 11) where you can find delicious local food. However, if you are a little over hygiene conscious, then its better you stay out of local eateries.
Nearby places to visit:
The Aralam Wildlife sanctuary is a great place to visit if you are a nature enthusiast. Another nearby place of tourist attraction is the Pazhassi Dam. See below a short video on my trip to Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary.