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Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cherai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
“Paradise on earth”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I am so glad, that my friend took me to this incredible resort. If you are planning to visit Kerala, you can stop looking for an accommodation from now on. The 3 Elephants is a peaceful, quiet, nice, beautiful and relaxing paradise at Cherai Beach. The cottages are decorated in a tasteful style that makes you feel home, isolated from the rest of the world and happy. The cottage where I stayed had a little back yard with a Chill out, an open air shower and a bamboo swing. The four-poster bed with the light mosquito net gives you the feeling of being a princess in a jungle palace. Looking out on the veranda you can see the lake with the fishing nets and lots of palms and other exotic plants. Everything is very clean and tidy. The staff is brilliant. We were welcomed by a funny and open hearted French guy and also had the pleasure to meet his Indian partner who explained to us lots of interesting stuff about yoga and meditation. The waiters and receptionist were also lovely and I was even sad, on my last day to say good bye to all of them. The wonderful Cherai Beach is very close, there you can swim in the warm Arabic Sea, you can get some Coconuts, and have a Mango smoothie at the Chill out bar. We also visited Fort Cochin and the Kumarakom Bird Sancturary from there. The food of the restaurant was delicious. They have Wifi connection at the restaurant and reception area. It was a very pleasant stay and the price is very fair. I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Patron,
Thank you very much for your nice review.
We were happy to welcome you.
We hope to see you again if you come back to Kerala,
Sincerly
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed for 7 nights, specifically requesting bungalow number one after reading reviews on this site, and our expectations were exceeded. We loved everything about this place: the food (we didn't stray from the clever, simple little restaurant), watching the Chinese fishing nets, the birds, the beach, the sea, sunrise, sunset etc. The daily "flock" of cleaners and the team of guys who alternated as waiters, receptionists, and yoga teachers all managed to create a special sense of community. And the ability to explore all Fort Cochin has to offer, more backwaters, and a traditional fishing village are all within easy reach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Patron
Thanks a lot for your nice review. All the staff hope to see you again if you come back to Kerala.
Sincerly
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

It is a totally gorgeous experience staying here. It is very peaceful and incredibly stylish. The rooms are actually individual thatched bungalows, and each has a veranda facing the backwater lagoon and comfortable wooden planters chairs in the shade. Most rooms seem to have a private outside area behind their cottage with a small dining table, chairs and deck chairs. We stayed in two different cottages and both had different quirks, one had a stunning brass sink with a tap suspended above it, and the other had an outside writing desk. But every room seems to have a unbroken view across the backwaters and it is magical at night when the chinese fishing nets put their lights on.

The staff are friendly and highly competent. The hotel serves breakfasts, light lunches and dinner- the menu changes every day but we tried pretty much everything over a few days and it was all well-cooked and delicious.

The other highlight of this place is that you get the rare combination of backwaters and beach. The top end of Cherai beach is usually nearly deserted and clean, and its about 100m walk from the hotel. If you're staying for a while I'd recommend getting the number of a friendly rickshaw driver so you can be picked up/ dropped off further down Cherai if you fancy exploring- sometimes it can be difficult to find one on the road.

Utterly brilliant place. Definitely going back.

Room Tip: Cottage 1 has a/c but the fans work so well that you would be cool enough without it- but it does ha...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Patron,
The satisfaction of our clients is the most important thing in our resort. Having a so nice review is a reward for all the team.
Thanks a lot
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The best part of the 3 Elephants is the local Indian staff who are really the core of this place. They are so friendly, welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend the morning yoga/meditation session in the garden with Harish as the sun rises over the backwaters and the villages come to life. Two mornings of that was a definite highlight of our trip. The food here is also excellent. Management/owners are not the most welcoming or friendly bunch but their staff more than makes up for it. And the location between the backwaters and the Arabian sea is pretty tranquil. The rooms may be a little overpriced for what you get, but the beds are comfortable. Not much else around so bring some books to read and enjoy the relaxation this spot offers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Patron,
Thank you for your nice review. Be sure that we will improve our welcoming. Hope to see you during your next trip to Kerala.
Sincerly
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just spent a most enjoyable four night stay here. The setting is special, we occupied bungalow 1 overlooking the Backwaters and the very spectacular Chinese fishing nets. The Arabian Sea 100 yards in the other side of the hotel is equally spectacular. The accommodation is air conditioned, comfortable with adequate warm/hot showers despite power cuts caused by poor monsoon rainfall affecting the Kerala hydro-electric power supply. The hotel has an efficient back-up generator.

All the staff are particularly pleasant and helpful and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable; let them sort out a return tuk tuk trip to the Fort Kochi ferry. The driver will wait for you on the return trip some six or seven hours later. Not to be missed, very exciting and a strong message as to why you should leave driving to the locals. Fort Kochi well worth a visit, walk around to get the flavor, e.g. to the Jewish quarter via Bazaar Road (wholesale market area) and the waterfront fishing area.

Suggestions for improvement. Food was excellent although the vegetarian options after a few days became repetitive. Four restaurant tables for ten bungalows is inadequate especially as this is the WiFi hotspot. Expansion of the adjacent library to accommodate more tables is overdue. The manager although approachable and helpful should be more proactive in interacting with his relatively small number of guests.

Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Bungalow 1 superbly located and air-conditioned.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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benjamincovo, Propriétaire at Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Patron,
Thanks a lot for your nice review. We noted all your suggestions and will improve our management according to it. Hopr to see you again,
Sincerly
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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 review, 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 review, 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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Property: Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach
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
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cherai Beach
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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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