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Privacy at Sanctuary Bay

TP111/185, Kannankara P.O., Thaneermukkom | Thaneermukkom, Alleppey, Kochi (Cochin) 688 527, India
Privacy at Sanctuary Bay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Woodstock, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had been to Privacy and Malabar House in 2006 and had been impressed with their contemporary style. We also own and run an award winning inn in Woodstock Vermont, so we know the highs and lows of hospitality from both sides of the fence. So when we planned a trip back to do the Backwaters properly, the Discovery boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had an amazing four days here on the start of our trip around Kerala. It was the most perfect settle into Indian life. Our bungalow was beautifully located right on the lake, with breakfast and dinner served on the terrace, over-looking the local fishermen hauling in their catch. The food was excellent and the service spot on, super friendly,... More 

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Paris, France
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Only two cabins in this lakeside hotel in Kerala and that is part of its charm. We had the lakeside cabin, simply furnished but efficient in all respects. The view of the lake is stunning and the staff is super friendly and helpful. They took us to a village festival nearby which was a remarkable experience with over 100,000 attendees.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing place to stay than the bungalow right on the lake. It's not luxurious but the wonderful waterfront location and fantastic " cannot do enough for you " team made our 4 day stay truly lovely. It is expensive, by Indian standards, but it was just what we wanted. We hope to return... More 

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Denton TX
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Two large cabins and a simming pool comprise this tiny hideaway set beside Vembanad Lake. The lakeside cabin has less character but its setting makes it the better choice. Here you can dine on the verandah. Perfect for a quiet getaway or romantic stay. You don't have to see the other occupants, and attentive staff serve you a choice of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We spend one day and one night on the boat back in early January, especially based on comments from the Frommer's guide that I use all the time. The Boat is fantastic, clearly stands out from all the other boats that sail the Lake. Very classy: Living room, very nice bathroom and Bed room with a Queen bed. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Situated on the edge of Lake Vembanad in Sanctuary Bay, lies what my wife and I would consider to be the closest thing to actual paradise. We went for our 10 year wedding anniversary and stayed in a traditional wooden Indian cottage surrounded by a moat and accessible by a small wooden walkway. A veranda goes all around the bungalow... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a very overdue review but one I felt needed to be written as this was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. We stayed for one night as part of a 5 night honeymoon, doing a tour of Malabar House in Kochin, Discovery (house boat), Privacy and then Purity. The service at all of... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This place is perfection - the property, the location and the friendly professional staff. Food was superb and being right on the edge of the beautiful lake in the waterfront bungalow was like a dream come true.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

A great place to stay, just two bungalows which are beautiful in themselves and well appointed (loved the outside bathrooms). A little whine was that the pool was maybe in need of an overhaul. Food was good and nicely presented outside on the lawn by the waterside, candles everywhere and very attentive staff. Breakfast was also pleasant on the balcony... More 

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