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Reviewed 16 November 2012

When we booked this hotel via booking.com the map told it would be near to the station at the beach. The text told it would be near to the finishing point of the boats. We where directet to the massage school at the finishing point but had to go several kilometers north from there by Motorriksha.
The site direct at the beach was nice. The cottages where very simple with outdoortoilet, only cold water. No TV. The room was smelly and hasn't been cleaned during our 2-day stay (which would have been necessary as the worms in the roof above the outdoortoilet make a lot of dirt). Hard matrasses and sheets with holes.
There are no shops or restaurants around and we tried the "restaurant" at the resort (4 plastic tables under a roof). All the food was cold and not freshly prepared.
As the taxidrivers where on strike we had to walk or use the bus to get the 5 km into town. On departure they overcharged us for a drop off at the station and denied to have any change, took the money and drove away...
There are much better places to stay.
The only nice thing was a very good Ayurvedic Massage at the site.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank EmJey1051822
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

What made staying here very special were the individuals who host you. Jose the room attendant and server the hardest working and totally pleasant man ever! Tino the greeter,cook,server, frisbee master! George the helpful manager. Santhosh and Joy the owners and especially (forgive the spelling!) Kunja my wonderful therapist of 28 days Ayurvedic relaxation program. Everyone went out of their way to create a wonderful experience one that I enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks!

Room Tip: The cottages have outdoorsy bathrooms and are very cosy
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank TeriSpeed
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

LIKES:
- location was perfect, close to the ocean yet secluded from the maddening crowd
- the cottage like environment of the complex was lovely
- the room was well furnished and pleasant with a/c capabilities
- communication between the resort staff and Joy & Santosh was excellent - nothing fell through the cracks
- service by the resort staff, Tino and Jose was impeccable
- food was well prepared and personalized to our requests and we had an opportunity to partake of the local Kerala cuisine
- the 2.5 hour daily/7 day ayurvedic treatment was worth every second
- Niyas, the driver, was a very pleasant, knowledgeable and fun to be with gentleman who was also the driver on our one week tour of small town Kerala, post-treatment - I'd request his services again

CAN IMPROVE:
- fresh local fruits should have been available without being requested
- the washroom mirror, toilet and some of the rusted fittings need to be replaced
- though not necessary, hot water capabilities in the washroom was not available
- the resort premises need better maintenance and regular cleaning of garbage, e.g. waste paper, wrappings, cigarette butts, etc.
- areas used for yoga need to be cleaned, before its used

Room Tip: Opt for the cottage rooms which has a/c capabilities, semi-open to the sky washroom and a lovely front porch with seating
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Aquil_11
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

My partner and I arrived at the centre and from the start felt genuinely welcomed. We spent two nights at their beach front cottage and enjoyed the best yoga ever, genuine ayervedic massage in their beach front bamboo hut and the centre as well as superb individual attention from the kindest old guy on the beach. All the transport was organized for us throughout the three days even after we had technically left. Believe it or not the manager Joy took us home the third night to stay with his amazing family as his personal guest and wouldn't accept a penny Joy also organized for us a beach trip, a shopping trip, a house boat trip then a taxi out to Kovalam. He even rang the taxi to talk to us and check we were having a nice time after a few hours. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: In season ask for a cottage nearest to the beach
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank danielf2012
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I appericiate really the quality of this Institute I went in October and had a Abhyangam massage
I recommend also one more institute where i had another therapy
http://www.karelaayurvedicmassages.com both are excellent

Room Tip: Excellent massage provided
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank tourismeninde
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