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Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   opp Chennaveli Church, State Highway 66 | Chethy PO, Chennaveli, Mararikulam 688530, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Mararikulam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food was fabulous - we tried both the normal and Seafood restaurant and had a fabulous meal in both. Unfortunately the hotel has not acquired a alcohol license yet but you are able to drink in your villa - they charge no extra for room service and candlelit dinner next to our pool was definitely a highlight! The punag... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We've just come back from the resort and while we were there there were only 4 other people staying at the same time which was rather surreal for such a big hotel. But we had an amazing experience. I've stayed in some wonderful hotels but the accommodation in this one really stands out. We were absolutely wowed by the deluxe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The hotel buildings, rooms, grounds and beach are excellent. The location is amazing, you feel as though you are in a world undiscovered by tourists - it is peaceful, the views of the beach, sea and walking in the local area are - all feel as though you might be one of the few people to have travelled there. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I was there for two weeks, and must say that it was one of the best holidays ever. I have really enjoyed the beautiful views of the beach, amazing sunsets, the flower garden and the villa that we stayed in was fabulous, very spacious and beautifully designed. The restaurant had a wide variety of food, and I liked that it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

What is not to like at this fantastic resort? A bit difficult to find (took our driver three times to question local people before we got there) but that's no bad thing as it was so quiet, so peaceful, so beautiful when we got there. We came as a family group with one elderly lady and were immediately offered the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A true Beach Resort experience of my week long stay at Carnoustie in Kerala. Me and my family had a most amazing holiday ever. 1. First Impression - We were greeted with a very warm and a traditional welcome ritual by the staff, so apt for the culturally rich country. You just fall in love with the reception and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We spent two glorious days at this wonderful new property that undoubtedly is amongst the finest beach resorts in India. The sole reason I do not give this is 5 stars is listed in cons below. Pros: 1. Magnificently landscaped property with fabulous villas- the design is just superb and the bathrooms have to win some sort of award- definitely... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I booked this hotel with my eye on the ayurvedic spa centre that they promote, so much advertising was put into this aspect of the resort that I assumed this must be their main selling point……. I was wrong. Summing up this hotel is no easy task, there are so many high points but equally as many low points. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at the Carnoustie for 8 days and had a wonderful experience. We have stayed in many five star resorts around the world but in terms of service, quality of food, SPA and general friendliness of staff the Carnoustie is on par with the most luxurious resorts. The rooms are very well equipped with incredibly large bathrooms with dipping... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

There is no doubt that the owners of this resort have invested a lot on creating such a serene lush beach front resort. But I have no idea why on earth they cut corners on beddings, poor lighting and very poor quality plumbing works. The villa we stayed looked really amazing and certainly had the wow factor. As time goes... More

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Address: opp Chennaveli Church, State Highway 66 | Chethy PO, Chennaveli, Mararikulam 688530, India
Location: India > Kerala > Mararikulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, situated at the Marari beach close to the Alappuzha backwaters, comprises of 40 luxury villas, a traditional Ayurveda Spa, Two Backwater Suite in Muhamma, One Two Bedroom House Boat and a Sailing Club. The villas are designed to reduce energy and water consumption as well as minimize the use of exhaustible materials. The eco-friendly resort ensures that we use materials such as jute, bamboo, recycled cardboard instead of wood, reprocessed plastic and scrap wood. While at the resort, travellers can take lake/ backwater tours to gaze at the gorgeous paddy fields of Alapphuza, try out the early-morning yoga sessions, unwind at the beach, relax at the spa, enjoy performances by local traditional dancers and Kerala’s range of percussion music, try their hand at night fishing, cycle around villages or sail the backwaters and learn a bit of archery. ... more   less 
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