We were so happy to have Marco and his wonderful family in a lovely house perfectly off the beaten track from Cochin. Marco welcomed us into our bi-level gorgeously made-up suite early in the morning (after an overnight bus trip from Mysore), let us sleep off the morning and offered us fantastic breakfasts and dinners and helped us to plan each day, arrange for taxis when needed and treated us like family for the four days we were his guests. The house and grounds are beautiful, filled with antiques and art and a warm atmosphere created by Marco and the staff, family and neighbors who come for good conversation and play. It is a bit of a trek from Manapilly to Cochin but come here for the relaxing atmosphere, the beauty of the grounds and the camaraderie and hospitality of Marco and family (not to mention the excellent kitchen). When we think about our month long stay in Southern India, our days passed with Marco and co. were our favorite memories. We feel like we have left a friend in Manapilly and hope to come back to see him again as soon as we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just the list of pleasures that you will enjoy there : a vast and comfortable accommodation in an authentic XIXth century house beautifully preserved, Ayurveda massages in your own private room, bicycle ride through the back waters to reach Cherai beach, yoga lessons, maybe a visit to Fort Cochin if you wish, great cooking by Tanga, humorous conversations with Marco, nice people who will do everything to make your stay enjoyable. I've been there three times. It's all included. The taxi will pick you at the airport. Don't worry. Be happy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Dame Rouge Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala