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Ideal Ayurvedic Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Chowara
Certificate of Excellence
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very special hotel”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I booked this hotel for 3 nights but ended up staying 3 weeks.
Staff wonderful,always smiling and friendly.They will help you with anything you need.
Because the staff make guests feel special,guests relax and all communicate with each other,so feels like
one big family.I have booked to go again next month and so looking forward to it.

if you go to this hotel,you will want to go again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We spent a few days in this resort in October 2013 and we enjoyed our time there. The atmosphere was friendly and they treated us well. We also had very amusing car trips with the resort taxi driver. The staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2013

When we arrived at Ideal we were not sure what to expect but we had the most wonderful time there. It was so relaxing after a very hectic time travelling through India and after spending 6 days celebrating our friends wedding in Mumbai. It was so peaceful and the staff were always so helpful and accommodating. The food cooked by Binu was very healthy and very delicious and Vineesh looked after us so well! The treatments we had were amazing and on returning back to Australia we have felt so much better for it. We just wish Ideal was close to us so we could call in anytime for a wonderful massage (best we have ever had - thanks Shane and Sangita) and also for some more of Binu's great cooking! Also our clothes have never been washed so well! It was very unpretentious and felt like an authentic Ayurvedic experience on a much more intimate and restful scale than other bigger resorts at Chowara Beach and nearby. We were very happy we stayed at Ideal and hopefully one day we will return. Well done and thankyou to Sinu and staff. Regard, Brigid and John
ps the yoga classes were excellent also.

Room Tip: While we were there some rooms were being done up. Our room could probably have done with a littl...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013

This place reminded me first of "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". It has something special about it. If one stays longer and enjoys also the Ayurvedic Department at I.A.R. one slowly understands, how great this place is. The Treatments are premium, done by real Ayurveda experts. Already after the first treatment my stress was gone and everything was getting better.There is an ayurvedic doctor all day who coordinates the treatments. The food is extraordinary good. It looks good and it tastes great, and it is different every day. The vegetarian cook is a genius. Fresh juices any time and wonderful fruits and salads. He also cooks according to individual likings (hot, less hot, without garlic etc.). The swimming pool is so well looked after - it is like the deity in a temple. However, as there are also backpackers and other guests who stay for a few nights and don't come because of Ayurveda, this place is not vegetarian only, and some people smoke. But the managers, who are very friendly and go out of their way to make everyone happy, are working on this issue. The resort is surrounded by greenery; the beach is not far away. I also loved the mixture of guests. People from everywhere, also from India, come here to relax because it is affordable. Already now I know that I will come back and stay longer next time!!! Thanks to all of you at Ideal. The place is magic. And please always keep your Mantra "no problem, don't worry".

Room Tip: It is good to ask for a moscito net. There are many moscitos in certain times of the year. The manag...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Thank you Ideal Ayurvedic Resort Crew for taking care of us during our short stay.
The massage was really great,, how I wish we have more time so we could have done it more .
A Big Clap Clap Clap to all the kitchen crew, the food was so delicious, one reason to come back.

Thank you again and our BIG salute to all the Ideal Ayurvedic Family / Staff.

From : Mariefe ( Bangalore ) & Angie ( Germany )

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The massage was very relaxing and satisfying, exactly what I needed for my kerala vacation!! :D
Very good ambiance and good hospitality. Lunch was arranged specially for us at 4:00pm (usually lunch is shut by 2). In all a very good experience!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Linz, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 22, 2013

All people of the team in Ideal Resort helped me to find my energy again.
That is the best part that the people there are so nice!
I really loved the daily treatment in combination with yoga in a very friendly,
warm atmosphere. If you want to do something goog for your body and mind,
I just recommend this place to recover!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Ideal Ayurvedic Resort
Address: | South of Kovalam, Chowara 695501, India
Location: India > Kerala > Ernakulam District > Chowara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Chowara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideal Ayurvedic Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is in a Village called Chowara near kovalam with walking distance to the beach. Hotel provides facility for Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments. The ideal is perfect place for relaxing holidays of families, couples and singles.The property has two wings namely Ideal Ayurvedic Resort established in 1997 & New Ideal Panchakarma Centre started in 2010. Both are existing adjacently with common facilities like entrance, restaurant and swimming pool etc. ... more   less 
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