This was our last stop of our very short honeymoon in Kerala. The hotel is run by a sweet French couple, and actually comprises six to seven small cottages spread out over a small area, with a view of the backwaters. The staff were very helpful and immediately helped us move from a non-AC room to an AC one (I had made the mistake of thinking it would be cooler in November). The cottages are quite basic, so if you are looking for luxury (besides air-conditioning!), this might not work for you. However, everything was comfortable and clean.
The star is the food - a small kitchen but attempting to always vary the menu, with both continental and local specialties. Everything we had was delicious. The dining area is al fresco, which we really liked.
The beach is a five minute walk from the hotel, and is worth visiting. Almost deserted (except for a friendly group of boys playing football), warm waters, and soft sand.
I personally prefer places that are local in flavor, and Les 3 Elephants definitely seems to be geared towards foreigners coming to India (or maybe it was just who we saw while we there). There were lots of 'bohemian' activities offered, which I tend to usually associate with a certain type of traveler, but then again, to each his own.More