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Tranquil, Mesmerising and a detox for your soul
If i could give 7 stars for the service, i will do that gladly. Right from accomodating my request for a date change of my 'non-cancellable' itinerary, to the stopping some emergency repairs they wanted to do on a cottage nearby, but was an inconvenience for us, the more i say about the resort staff, the lesser it would be. Jayan and Sasi were almost like concerned family members and taking personal care and providing all attention to all the guests. It is a beautiful seaside property with a direct beach access. The rooms are uber luxurious and the semi open bath was a pleasantly different experience. if you are looking for a calm, quiet and tranquil resort with excellent service, this is the place to be. If i have to nitpick, i would say that the food options could be better, but, otherwise, i would highly recommend this resort.
We had the most wonderful pampered 6 days in this quiet, relaxed and beautiful place. The infinity pool is probably one of the nicest swimming pools I’ve had the pleasure to lounge around observing kites, herons, waders and kingfishers visiting the freshwater inlet all from the comfort of the sun lounger, no need to go on a ‘birding’ tour. The beach is very quiet and clean but care needs to be taken if you want to swim in the sea because of the current. (Unfortunately I have an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, when the hotel found out they moved us to a cottage in a more open area, provided an organic mosquito repellant cream and each night josh sticks and mosquito coils were lit on the porch and in the bathroom area, which is semi open). The staff are gracious and exceptionally well trained. Nothing is too much trouble. I especially enjoyed the breakfasts at the beach bar looking out over the Arabian Sea. There was a large choice to suit even the fussiest eater, from eggs anyway you like, fresh tropical fruit and juices, porridge, dosas and excellent coffee etc perhaps best of all was the occasional glimpse of a dolphin accompanying the fishing boat that passed by every morning. We took a river boat journey for a few hours which was pleasant if somewhat awkward since we were the only people on board! We were also able to visit a temple where a Theyyam was being celebrated and to watch a lovely local dance - all on the recommendation of the Manager. These were very special and we felt both lucky and privileged to have been able to see them. I felt as if we were treated like special members of their family even to being safely put onto the train to our next destination. We were very sad to leave and hope one day to revisit.
Stunning place, excellent staff, a luxurious oasis!
We can highly recommend this hotel having spent the most wonderful 5 days there last week. Every single staff member was courteous, friendly and were determined to make sure we had the best time during our stay. We stayed in one of the incredible beach cottages with sea view. The huge bathroom is partly open to the skies but really secluded by a high surrounding wall. And every evening the staff put mosquito coils in there and on the veranda outside, to make sure we were well protected. The beds are massive and really comfortable, and the whole ambiance and decor of the accommodation was calming and serene. As indeed was the whole resort! There’s complimentary yoga (don’t panic, it’s optional!) in the mornings accompanied only by the gentle lapping of the surf outside the yoga space. The quality of the food in both restaurants was outstanding. The breakfast was fantastic too on the white sandy beach which goes on for miles, ideal for walks and & my wife's morning runs. She said it was amazing & she felt very safe. We also had great experiences on the complimentary bikes & meeting the extremely friendly locals. We also used the shop to have clothes custom made & found that to be a quick & simple experience and amazing value for money. Great service from the lovely lady working there together with the gentleman doing the sewing. All in all, a definitely five star resort with lovely staff, who even were polite enough to like my one magic trick so much (‘the amazing disappearing handkerchief!), they wanted me to show the trick to their colleagues the next day! Sadly, I couldn’t, as I couldn’t find the handkerchief!
....from the welcome, to the gardens, the environment, the room, the staff, the location, the pool, the beach and the food. This was our last port of call after 3 weeks in Kerela and we had planned to indulge a little but we hadn’t realised how much The Hermitage would indulge us in return. The ethos of this resort is to wrap you in its tender care and let you melt into it’s luxurious care. Nothing was a problem to the staff and they have thought of everything in the room and semi outdoor bathroom. The pool area is a stunning place for shade and sunsets. The 2 restaurants serve perfectly judged menus and in this dry state you can order a beer and a bottle of wine. The bottle follows you around the resort depending on where you want your next glass. Starting the day with an easy stretching yoga session, followed by a visit to the on-site tailor is as strenuous as it gets, although there are some great looking trips to be made if you wish. The final cherry on the icing was the thoughtful provision of cold water, towels and snacks in the hotel’s taxi back to the airport. Thank you a million times. We cannot recommend The Hermitage highly enough. Mr Jayan, Alistair - please don’t change. PS Sukha room is the best for proximity to pool, sunsets and beautiful gardens.
Neeleshwar Hermitage Review.
Wonderful boutique property! Excellent food, friendly staff, nice pool, lovely gift shop, great accommodation and beautiful beach. The village tour is a wonderful opportunity to understand the local culture.
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