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“Great family, real local food, upcoming location” 5 of 5 stars
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Pollathai | varankavala, Mararikulam 688567, India   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great family, real local food, upcoming location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I stayed here with my partner for 3 days in February 2013 and after a couple days ...we had to come back for one last day with Anoop and hi lovely family.

Anoop is a lovely 27 years old who has been extremely sweet and welcoming to us...(his English is not very good yet but we communicated well enough) and his family of traditional fishermen has been very kind to us.

The location is incredible, right on the beach. Closer to the sea than the luxury cottages of the neighboring resort where folks pay 3-4 times more for...staying further away from the beach.
When we arrived Anoop's sea lap villas 3 impecable rooms have been functioning for less than a year and he still hadnt put on signs on the path to help guests there, so we got lost ...until he came to pick us. We recommend you make a very clear agreement on where he ll come to meet you.

Mararikulam beacj is a very long beach but has just one resort and about 5 homestays so this is a place for those who look for peace and contact with the locals.

We highly recommend the experience of staying with this lovely family.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarariSeaLapVillas, Manager at Marari Sea Lap Villas, responded to this review, November 9, 2014
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Merci pour vos commentaires et nous sommes absolument ravis de savoir que vous avez apprécié

vos vacances à MARARISEALAPVILLAS. Nous exprimons nos sincères remerciements pour les bons mots que vous avez.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Manari beach; maybe the best beach in India… There is nothing between this little home stay and the ocean, a part sand and some coconuts trees. A fishermen family live there, quiet and gentle people. Anoop, the youngest son, takes care of you with a real kindness. The house is new, in kerala's traditional style. the rooms are clean and comfortable (and not so expensive). the food is nice and tasty. Ayurveda massage available in the village (amazing experience).
Exactly the place I was looking for !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merci pour vos commentaires et nous sommes absolument ravis de savoir que vous avez apprécié

vos vacances à MARARISEALAPVILLAS. Nous exprimons nos sincères remerciements pour les bons mots que vous avez.

exprimé sur MARARISEALAPVILLAS Il a été un sujet de grand plaisir pour nous d'être de

un service de you.This est mon nouveau équation commerciale "PREMIER fournir un bon service DEUXIÈME réaliser des bénéfices" ................
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Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed with Anoop and his family in November 2012 and we still think about it every day.
Their villa is absolutely gorgeous in every respect, very clean and comfortable. They made us feel like being home and spoilt us rotten. We even had the chance to take part in the cooking with Sini and Mariamma - they cooked the best meals we had in South India ... homemade with love!
Marari Beach is a very calm spot but if you get up early you can watch the fishermen come in with their boats. The beach is beautiful and we jumped waves (huge waves!) for hours.

Marari Sea Lap Villas definitely became our very own paradise and we'd love to come back some day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merci pour vos commentaires et nous sommes absolument ravis de savoir que vous avez apprécié

vos vacances à MARARISEALAPVILLAS. Nous exprimons nos sincères remerciements pour les bons mots que vous avez.

exprimé sur MARARISEALAPVILLAS Il a été un sujet de grand plaisir pour nous d'être de

un service de you.This est mon nouveau équation commerciale "PREMIER fournir un bon service DEUXIÈME réaliser des bénéfices" ................
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Situated right on the beach, it's difficult to believe you can go straight from your room to the white sand of the beach, surrounded by coconut trees and sea eagles circling above with the sea sprawling out before you. I had to pinch myself a few mornings to make sure I was awake!

The place is run by a warm and welcoming local family who try and do all they can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms are brand new, clean and tasefully decorated.

The food is homemade, regional and absolutely delicious! And it's difficult to finish everything they give you! If you like Indian food it's a real treat, and I really enjoyed eating using a leaf picked from one of the nearby trees as a plate! And the after all that the sea is just in front of you for a quick swim to help you digest it all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merci pour vos commentaires et nous sommes absolument ravis de savoir que vous avez apprécié

vos vacances à MARARISEALAPVILLAS. Nous exprimons nos sincères remerciements pour les bons mots que vous avez.

exprimé sur MARARISEALAPVILLAS Il a été un sujet de grand plaisir pour nous d'être de

un service de you.This est mon nouveau équation commerciale "PREMIER fournir un bon service DEUXIÈME réaliser des bénéfices" ................
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Unparalleled location right on the beach, attentive service and delicious local food. The owner's father is a local fisherman and his mother prepares all meals. Good to be able to support the local community

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merci pour vos commentaires et nous sommes absolument ravis de savoir que vous avez apprécié

vos vacances à MARARISEALAPVILLAS. Nous exprimons nos sincères remerciements pour les bons mots que vous avez.

exprimé sur MARARISEALAPVILLAS Il a été un sujet de grand plaisir pour nous d'être de

un service de you.This est mon nouveau équation commerciale "PREMIER fournir un bon service DEUXIÈME réaliser des bénéfices" ................
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stumbled upon Marari beach, when backpacking in India. We first checked in at an established homestay further up on the beach, until the search for an alternative place to eat led us to Marari Sea Lap Villas. We fell in love with the beautiful location on the beach, the delicious food, the newly built premises and the outstanding staff. This resulted in a rapid change of berth.

The rooms are tastefully decorated in a modern minimalistic style and their top chef didn't disappoint us once. Our best meal in Kerala was served here! The manager gladly helped us, in the best way, to book a trip by houseboat in the backwaters. One of many gestures that characterized their sympathetic approach. It's an intimate homestay with no stress or congestion. The business has barely been open for a year, so don't let the lack of reviews scare you off.

We have recommended this place to all our friends and family. If you would like to know more about our visit, don't hesitate to send me a message.

Enjoy!

/Victor from Sweden

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merci pour vos commentaires et nous sommes absolument ravis de savoir que vous avez apprécié

vos vacances à MARARISEALAPVILLAS. Nous exprimons nos sincères remerciements pour les bons mots que vous avez.

exprimé sur MARARISEALAPVILLAS Il a été un sujet de grand plaisir pour nous d'être de

un service de you.This est mon nouveau équation commerciale "PREMIER fournir un bon service DEUXIÈME réaliser des bénéfices" ................
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Address: Pollathai | varankavala, Mararikulam 688567, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Mararikulam
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Mararikulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful family run homestay on Marari Beach. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and enjoy traditional Keralan home cooking. A peaceful retreat, and home from home. ... more   less 
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Marari Sea Lap Villas Kerala/Mararikulam, India

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