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Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Cherai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I loved the place and the friendliness of everyone. There is a very good atmosphere that makes you feel from the first moment among friends, the service is excellent. Rooms are original with everything necessary. It is a great place to spend some time relaxing in this beautiful area. Ideal to go wtih your partner or family, but also perfect for spending a few days alone. The food is very good with a wide range of local and international dishes. The beach is very closo, you reach it easily walking across an area of typical houses as you walking under the palm trees. I will come back every time that I will visit this area.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,

Thank you very much for your nice review. We will be very happy to welcome you each time you will come back to Kerala,
Sincerly

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We arrived at 3elephants after a long flight from the UK and realised we had made an excellent decicsion for somewhere to stay to unwind and recuperate for a few days.
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The staff were friendly and attentive. We had arranged a pick-up from the airport but had missed our connecting flight and couldn’t get a message to them so stood up their taxi driver. They did not make a fuss and did not charge us. They arranged a rickshaw for our onwards travel to Fort Cochin.
We enjoyed the tranquillity of the location and the beautiful views over the backwaters. We also took a long walk along Cherai beach which was pleasant. (We didn’t go in the sea due to an abundance of crabs long the shore, of which I am phobic).
We stayed in cottage #4 which I believe is the cheapest. It was attractive inside, clean, the bed was comfortable and there was enough space to unpack and organise our things. We had an outside shower in a private courtyard area which was fun, and there were comfortable chairs on a terrace area which faced onto the beautiful backwater view.
Breakfasts were tasty- we tried both the continental and Keralan options. Evening meals were also good and the little restaurant area is a pleasant place to sit.

CONS
Be careful – with the backwaters location and lots of trees there are many mozzies around. Don’t be stupid like us and take an outside shower at dusk (my husband got 27 bites!)
There isn’t a lot to do within walking distance. This was a big bonus for us as we just wanted to chill out somewhere beautiful

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,

Thank you for your nice review. All 3 Elephants' Team was happy to welcome you. Hope to see you again,
Sincerly

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

First of, the place was a bit hard to find, with no driving directions/landmarks given on the website.
When we reached there, we realized it was right next to a local village. Then, when we entered the room, we realized that the bathroom was outdoors. When we had read the description from the website, we had assumed that the showering area was an additional one to wash the sand off after a walk on the beach. There were no towels provided in the room, nor any soap. The staff was courteous and changed our room. This one had an indoor shower, but again not really a 'bathROOM'. It was more like an area of the room had been converted into the bath area with no full length doors! You can't really stay in this room with family as there is no privacy while taking a bath. All these things need to be clearly mentioned on the website.
Also, there was no hot water in the shower. All the light switches were very hard to find and randomly placed. The doors and the roof had plenty of gaps to allow mosquitoes to come in. The bed was more of a raised stone platform on which the mattress was placed. The height of the bed was really uncomfortable. Many times I hurt myself while climbing in/out of the bed because of the jutting out stone edges.
Overall it felt like more attention had been given to the aesthetics than the ergonomics or even the basic expectations one has of a room. The owner have tried hard to give it a resort-like appearance, but the lack of attention to these very basic things is appalling. We stayed here only for a night - may be you grow to like the place once you get used to the weird layout of the switches, and the unconventional bed and bath. For pros, I would say that the beach is really close by, and it is situated right on the backwaters like it promises. The food also is good.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,

Thank you for you review. We are sorry you didn't really enjoy the architecture of our resort. The cottage in which you stayed was indeed not a family one but a couple one (with one double bed). We have also family suite which offers all intimacy you need. We decided to build beds in concrete because it keeps the coolness during the night and make your sleep more confortable even without A/C. We made them little high for you to be abble to enjoy the backwaters view even from your bed. We are again sorry you couldn't enjoy it.
Sincerly

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

It was wonderful vacations, which we spent in "Les 3 Elephants".
First of all, I should say about people who work there. Since first day they do everything to make our stay unforgettable. Thanks a lot guys.
The second, is the place itself. The hotel is hidden in the far part of island. It's very peaceful territory on the bank of backwaters. Moreover, there's is a desert beach in 1 min from hotel.
And finally, I should say about nature. It's unbelievable! There are a lot of birds around, millions of crabs on the beach and dolphins, which appear very close to coast.
Usualy, we don't return to places where we have been already, but this place will be an exception.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,

Thanks a lot for your nice review. We will be very happy to be your exception,

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

My husband and myself, we spent lovely 10-days vacations in Les 3 Elephants. We are professional travelers since we travel a lot on our work and leisure, but we have never faced we such a marvelous place. To feel yourself as in paradise you don't need to stay in glamorous hotels with marble and silk curtains. You simple need cosy place in which people involve 100% of themselves. This hotel is definitely right place
Also .... Beach! Completely desert beach with thousands of crabs running under your feet. If you are lucky you will have a chance to swim near the dolphins or at least watch their cute playing.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,
Than you very much for your nice review. All the 3 Elephants' team was happy to welcome you. Hope to see you soon.
Sincerly

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've had the best vacation of my life. At this fantastic resort you can really relax completely. Constantly surrounded by warm, happy and beautiful people trying their outmost to make you happy there is no way you could ever be disappointed. My new brother, Syam, the son of the hotel chef, is one of the nicest persons I've ever met, closely joined by Harish, Ajith and all the other staff who were such fantastic persons. The rooms have both A/C and fans which make them cool all day. We stayed at a total of three cottages. First, the family suite - the center of the hotel lands and a perfect house for the whole family. Situated right above the little canal that is running through the area, it makes a perfect place to relax. After that, we split up to two separate cottages to allow some room for mom and dad to be on their own. My brother and I then got cottage nr 1 which is located literally at the backwaters. It was fantastic to wake up to the cacophony of birds and the constantly active chinese fish nets in the sunrise. As a photographer, it was also an amazing photo experience. My mom and dad got cottage nr 5 which hade a beautiful garden inside. It also had a bathroom with panoramic view over the garden and its little fountain (sadly enough without water). Any of the last two rooms would be perfect for a loving couple. That is why I actually added Les 3 Elephants as a stop on my "around the world trip" with my girlfriend.

Final words: If you want to stay in a beautiful paradise and love the whole of India - this is the place for you. I personally guarantee that the staff will take good care of you if you are as nice to them as they are to you. Don't come here thinking you will stay at a five star Miami Beach hotel - then it's not the place for you. This is a personal, loving hotel with an amazing view over the backwaters and a perfect place for vacation with your family, girlfriend or friends.

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite or cottage nr 1 are the best houses.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Anton N
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,

Thank you very much for your nice review.
All the staff was very sensitive to it.
We will be happy to welcome you with your girlfriend during your world tour,
Sincerly

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here, a peaceful ideallic location with the backwaters and chinese fishing nets on one side and miles of untouched beach on the other. The views were spectacular.

The staff were helpful and attentive, the food was excellent and there was at least one vegetarian option every meal time. The cottages were clean, we spent 2 nights in an A/C cottage and one night in non A/C but the fan was equally effective. We had a room with an outdoor shower/bathroom for one night which was fabulous.

We stayed for 3 nights which was about right, enough time to relax without getting bored.

I am surprised to read other people's reviews, we would definitely stay here again and had no problems with vermin. There are mosquitos - aren't there everywhere? And it was noisy with the birds in the morning - a wonderful side-effect of being in the backwaters!

Room Tip: The AC rooms are worth the extra to wake up to a wonderful view
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Patron,

Thanks a lot for your nice review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, our place and our staff.
Hope to see you again,
Sincerly

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Address: 1078 Convent Beach, Pipeline Road, North Cherai, Kochi, Cherai Beach, Kochi (Cochin), Vypin Island 683515, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin) > Vypin Island > Cherai Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Cherai Beach
Price Range: $77 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
French owned, designed and managed Backwaters Boutique Eco Resort, 200 meters from the Arabian Sea. Thatched roofs bungalows, with sit-out offering direct view on the backwaters, and private garden. Indo-Mediterranean restaurant. Traditional massage and yoga class available. Free Wi-Fi lounge area. Handicraft and designer clothes Corner Shop. ... more   less 
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