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Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa

Manimalathara | Chathurthiakary, Alappuzha 688511, India
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Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an ancient home stay with picturesque landscape facing backwater. Reaching emerald isle on a wooden boat in moonlight was amazing experience. We stayed there for two nights. Watching sun dipping in to the backwaters was close to nature experience. Enjoying the paddy fields by swinging on hammock gave a peaceful experience. Boating on backwaters experiencing the wind was... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were on week long anniversary road trip to Kerala and Alleppey was our first stop. Reaching at 10 in the night we were welcomed with a surprise of having to cross the River at that time. I was initial horrified by that, but once on the boat, I LOVED it !!! Booking: No problems with it at all. Spoke... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at this homestay for two days before we caught the houseboat to the backwaters. What we loved best about this place is the countryside. We took multiple bike rides around the island area and met the locals. Everyone is so friendly and the scenery is beautiful. Emerald Isle has the bikes and they are free and in good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed two nights and found it an enjoyable experience; staff were very friendly and helpful and the homestay has a lovely location on the backwaters. We walked along the island and also borrowed bikes. Meals are served all together under an awning; the food was good, particularly for vegetarians. The outside bathrooms are good. The only problem was that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stayed here for 1 night with my toddler in March. We had a lovely experience. The boat to and from the island was a charming way to arrive. The family were very accommodating with my toddler (food etc) and were very patient when she kept running through the house into their private rooms! They provided a cot (the family... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Without a doubt, this is the best place to stay for exloring the backwaters of Kerala! At this fantastic, charming and authentic guesthouse you dont need to travel to get to the backwaters. Because you are in the middle of them! Except from its great location, the things that really did it for us, was the hospitality, the great food... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I recently had my wedding on Kerala's backwaters and chose Emerald Isle Heritage Villa as the main residence for some key members of the bridal party - including my bridesmaids. For some of these guests it was their first time to India, and to Kerala, so I wanted to ensure they stayed somewhere beautiful, reflective of the area, and most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stayed here with some friends for a few nights. The rooms were lovely, the food amazing , the hosts wonderful and the arrival in the dead of night into a rowing boat to get to the home stay - an amazing experience. Even when I had made a mistake in my booking they arranged things so we were well... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed at the Emerald Isle in the cottage for 2 nights in January, it was definitely our favourite place on our 2 week trip to Kerala! We wished we could of stayed longer, we felt truly relaxed and revived. The house and location is beautiful, its a really special place, the staff were so genuinely friendly and welcoming. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in the cottage. This was a fantastic place to stay at the end of our 6 week trip ti India. We were there to relax in the backwaters of Kerala. There were plenty of interesting local walks and a wonderful evening canoe trip at sunset down the smaller canals. Both these activities allow you to... More

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Address: Manimalathara | Chathurthiakary, Alappuzha 688511, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Hotel Alappuzha
Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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In the beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad region of Central Kerala lies Emerald Isle, an exotic haven of tranquility, seemingly remote from city life, yet barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Tucked away on this delightful island lies the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an ancestral Country House set in 9 acres of secluded grounds – your Retreat into a Paradise of Peace. Emerald Isle Heritage Home is situated in an island resplendent with exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad birds and butterflies to make for a memorable holiday, affordable and unforgettable. A truly wonderful way to spend your time on the banks of the backwaters of Kerala! Our house, dating back 150 years, retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. Our property stretches across 9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds. All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides. Emerald Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested ’toddy’ fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the island, go fishing or have a swim. Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation. There are only 5 rooms (All Air-conditioned) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at Emerald Isle! ... more   less 
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