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We left our previous hotel at 4.00 am to avoid a strike over petrol prices and arrived at Emerald Isle at 6.15 am. Our motorised canoe was waiting for us and we were transported to the island. Naturally our room was not ready so we...More
A lovely way to spend two days relaxing alongside the Kerala Backwaters; comfortable rooms with bathrooms open to sky; staff couldn't be friendlier; food was tasty and plentiful and the cooking demonstration was informative. The dining arrangements mean it is easy to meet and talk...More
Stayed at this incredibly friendly home stay after a busy time on the road. The property is surrounded by canals and rice paddies of vivid green (hence Emerald isle)! Perfect place to unwind, enjoy the hospitality and meet interesting people.
I had the best Ayurvedic...More
I loved that we had to take a water taxi to get there. Greeted by the kind owner, Vijo and attended to well by the staff. A highlight was the walk around the property to learn what the different plants were(did you know vanilla bean...More
We spent our first two nights here and loved it, a calm oasis away from the madness
of nearby Alleppey and the busy traffic and crazy driving. Accessed via a small boat trip it is a lovely conversion we had four rooms in the main...More
Response from EMERALDISLEkerala | Property representative |
If you need a transfer from Fort cochin to Emerald Isle, we can arrange on extra cost. Till opposite side of the property Car will come and from the boat pick up point we will pick our guest in our own boat. Before reaching... More
If you need a transfer from Fort cochin to Emerald Isle, we can arrange on extra cost. Till opposite side of the property Car will come and from the boat pick up point we will pick our guest in our own boat. Before reaching our boat picking point just make a call and inform we will send you boat.
Response from Laurence A | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed at the Abad Turtle Beach for our final week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel restaurant does carry a limited supply of Kingfisher that can be purchased with the evening buffet (200r) but have no objection... More
We also stayed at the Abad Turtle Beach for our final week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel restaurant does carry a limited supply of Kingfisher that can be purchased with the evening buffet (200r) but have no objection to taking your own in. It's virtually impossible to buy alcohol anywhere on a Sunday, so it's best to queue up at one of the drink outlets (Kingfisher large bottle 70r). It's a bit of a free for all and best to go with a taxi driver who knows his way around. Abad rooms have a small refrigerator to keep a few bottle cold. Nearest alcohol outlet on the main Kochi - Alleppey highway about 400yds south of the crossroads on the inland side. P.S. a half bottle of local gin, perfectly acceptable, was about 450r. Hope this helps