My room was big in a bamboo cottage. I enjoyed the family run atmosphere of the resort although it is a professional team that is in charge of the guests. South Indian hospitality is a must ! There is a tailor-made cuisine with no spices available.
The Ayurvedic doctor and her team offer genuine Ayurvedic treatments and the hotel staff are a freindly team. The food is exceptional and the cook produced a variety of dleicious dishes on a daily basis. The location is stunning with an abundance of bird life. However the canal gets very busy at times and can be noisy day and night. The bedrooms (cottages), bathrooms and treatment rooms are somewhat shabby.
This is my second time with family here. It was a fantastic break away from laptop and work. The resort is neat and maintained well by the staffs. They make sure you get to enjoy every bit of it. The place as such is located on the banks of backwaters. You shall never be bored even if you just sit and look at the boats(Main mode of transport. I got reminded of the movie Bombay) and the people that travel. I even saw one lady going on her own rowing the boat. It truly reminded me of Poonguzhali from the iconic novel "Ponniyin Selvan". Yes I get reminded of too many things. Sigh. We woke up early in the morning to get the best view of the lake and get fresh air(Though the air is always fresh). The staffs that work there are well behaved and help you out in every way possible. They even arrange for local boats that takes u along the back waters for a 2-3 hours ride depending on the availability of your time. The man who took us in his boat was way too good. He kept telling us stories of every place. There are small villages where you could get down, take a walk and have Chaai(Tea). The Kuttanad Paddy filelds was all green and life. Alright time for food. I loved the Aviyal(mixture of vegetables and coconut), Kadala curry and Kovakkai(Ivy Gourd) curry. They ask for your opinion before every meal. Tea is served to your room in the morning and evening. You could get them anytime you want too. You get excellent Ayurvedic massage. A doctor is there to talk to. You could fix appointment with the doctor and discuss about what kind of massage or treatment you want. I even heard them telling that people come there stay for two three weeks in a row for Ayurvedic treatment. Overall a great place to visit and get some peace.
Please make sure to close your room doors in the evening to prevent any insect from entering :)
So it was my first time to this massage centre so did not really have many high hopes from it , just thought it would be like any other massage parlour who would write a bunch about their massages but when it came to apply the same it would be 0 . Then I stepped into this place and was greeted so warmly and made us comfortable . The way they treat your body and priorities is exceptionally brilliant. The Ayurveda doctor Ms . Salini Vikas and the entire staff are so courteous and truly amazing. When I went in the room I was scandalized to see such a big room and all their ways of hospitality . The massage is out of the world . I've never felt so relaxed and blissful ever. It's a Must go massage one should not really miss it ., And please do not miss the traditional and authentic steaming session . Love with this place will definitely go again .
Vivek & Neha
I did not believe the TripAdvisor reviews I read.... and booked in for a very expensive 4 nights for 4 of us.
The only good feature is the massage table. For the rest, there is no professional health assessment, the place is filthy beyond description, including the waiters, the rooms are falling to pieces and have not seen a coat of paint in 10 years. The bathrooms are falling to pieces and the thin trickle from the taps hardly allows you to was your face. Yoga practices are offered, but no space or mats are available. The bedrooms are facing the waters, which could be nice if it were not at a major junction: noisy speed boats go past 24/24, large day trip boats blasting music, and working boats. The massages could be good if it were not for staff walking in and out of the room all the time and peeping Toms looking in.
Half our party left after 2 nights, the other half after 3. When we asked for, at least, a compensation for the meals we did not have, the Manager refused categorically, and pointed out that his establishment was not for European travelers, but middle class Indians who did not mind the dirt and shabbiness. I am still to meet the Indian who correspond so this description.