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“Excellent place. Offers more than the 3 stars give away.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa

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Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa
Ozhinhavalappu Post | Nileshwar Via, Kasaragod Dt., Nileshwar 671314, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Nileshwar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent place. Offers more than the 3 stars give away.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The rooms are fantastic and perfectly clean. The entire resort is perfectly clean and the layout is awesome. It gives you the vacation feeling you are looking for. The food menu might be good for Indian vacationers but it doesn't offer enough for foreigner. However, that was not a big deal. You tell them what you want and how you want it cooked and they try to make it!
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
The beach was good but could have been kept cleaner and the GM (very nice guy) was committed to make changes. They are well organized with day trips you can make from there.
Overall a great one week vacation and we would certainly go back to this place.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be good but of course the rooms facing the ocean are the best.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This resort is pristine. It has limited clientele, which is perhaps why it is still pristine in today's hectic world. The manager Mr.Dinesh deserves special mention for his brilliant ability and efforts to make a guest feel at home. The rooms are brilliant, with the mix of white and dark woodwork. When you enter the room and sit on its soft bed, you will not want to leave. But then you will see the sea beckoning right outside that beautiful window. The days are spent lazing on the beach beds, and poolside. The sunset is quite gorgeous. But most of all, Malabar Beach Resort is a must for every tourist who wants to enjoy Kerala, because it offers a true view of God's own country.

The restaurant is quite good. It should however expand its menu.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Ooty, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed from 18Dec to 22 Dec 13 , along with wife and kid. The attractions of the property include Beach hugging the property which is clean and private , even during peak season in kerala. The property has been well maintained all rooms have a sea view and in the night one can evenlisten to the waves. the added benifit is of Swimming pool, because no matter how much you love beach in the evening after sunset pool gives you a diffferent feel. If you enjoy by spending time with your family then it highly recommended. Party animals might not find much to their likings if they are not travelling with a group.Mr Dinesh the GM makes sure that he interacts with the guest and guide thems about local sight seeing.Overall had a great time and one of the best Beach vacations.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are better.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mangalore, India
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

agree with review of GanaBalike as mine was one of 3 families he refers to. Property is good, has all the basic ingredients to make it a GREAT property. Good rooms, greenery, right on the beach, Mr.Dinesh Kumar, General Manager is customer savvy.
But more work needs to be done for overall client satisfaction
- IMPROVE Restaurant Service and make Food/liquor prices reasonable and "Value for Money"
- Have some games for kids
- Clean the beach
- keep crows away from food place

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mangalore, India
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Hello,
We (three families) just returned back from 2 nights stay at Malabar resort. Overall we had nice vacation, Kids loved it.
Positives :
1. Very Clean property. Well maintained. Lot of greenery.
2. Large rooms.
3. Very nice open play area near the beach under coconut trees.
4. good swimming pool.
5. quality of food is very good.
6. People are nice.

Negatives :
1. Dirty beach : Only 50 meters of beach behind the resort is clean. The resort area is densely populated with Fishermen. All of them come to the beach for their morning chores. You can not think of going for a walk on the beach or getting into the sea.

2. Food is very expensive : Veg sandwich is Rs. 150, Cheese Sandwich is Rs. 225, 1 bottle KF beer is Rs. 250, one scoop Amul ice cream is Rs. 100, Tomato soup is Rs. 150 .....Our food bill was 50% of total resort bill.

3. Poorly managed Food arrangements : There is only one waiter (his name is Rahul) to serve all guests. Even 2 hour advance ordering was not sufficient. We spent lot of time at the restaurant waiting for food.

4. Crows : it was good to see lot of Crows in the property. However it was an issue in the restaurant. They join you to eat food from your plate.

5. No games/activities - Resort does not carry any sport items. After we asked, they went and bought badminton shuttle and playing cards.

Room Tip: No big difference between Luxury room and Deluxe room..both are almost same.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mangalore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Wonderful place to spend your vacation. Everthing was good. Food was not great. Great view from Luxury rooms. Well maintained resort.
Would love to go there again. Few outdoor/indoor activities/games for guests would be nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

If you want to have a perfect beach resort away from all the rush then this is the the place. We had been to this place in October, mainly off season, with family. The idea was not to do anything and it served the bill correctly. The place is right on the beach, hardly 10-20meters walk. The attention to details is very good, like for example providing a shower near the beach, fresh towels are there already for one to pick near the pool etc.
Food - Amazing. My kids and wife just loved it so much for almost a week any food prepared in the house there was a comparison to the food we had in this resort. We had only Veg food and it was too good.

The Manager - Dinesh and the staff were very helpful.

All in all, nice resort and would love to recommend to anyone and would like to go there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ozhinhavalappu Post | Nileshwar Via, Kasaragod Dt., Nileshwar 671314, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Nileshwar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Nileshwar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Malabar Ocean Front Resort & Spa, you will find a perfect private and peaceful place for your vacation in Kerala. Our spacious rooms, with private balconies, offer panoramic views of the turquoise waters of the Arabian Ocean or the lively outdoor space. The Malabar Ocean Front Resort & Spa offers 14 spacious cottages overlooking the ocean with luxurious interiors. ... more   less 
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