I am a bit late writing this review but felt i should, just to let others know how great this place is.
We stayed at Marari Villas for 5 nights in the Orchid Cottage back in November and had a great time. We had tagged the visit on to a hectic tour of Northern India and we certainly appreciated the chance to relax without a care in the world.
The villa itself was well equipped with everything you would expect and also manages to pull off a 'homely' feel. (the owners Rupert and Olga have great taste in DVDs!) The private pool was excellent for early morning swimming.
The food provided by the villa's chef Rajesh was good quality and priced well - we didn't feel the need to eat anywhere else for the whole week.
What made the villa stand out for us however was the level of service and the friendliness of the staff. I really couldnt praise them highly enough! Shan was a great villa host; nothing was ever too much trouble. Benjamin the beach attendant was really friendly and a pleasure to chat with.
Watching the sunset from the deck chairs on the beach, cocktail in hand is a definite must!
The only potential downside(s) to staying at Marari Villas is that the beach is a small walk from the villa and the path can sometimes be inhabited by beach dogs... not an issue for us but may be for some! The sea is also not really suitable for swimming in and you may need to watch your step when walking along the beach!
The flip side of course is that you get to see a non-commercialised piece of beach with fishermen preparing their nets and locals playing cricket!
I would definitely recommend a stay here though you probably won't want to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marari Villas offer boutiques serviced villas on beautiful Marari Beach in Alleppey district, Kerala and has properties in 2 locations: 'Orchid' & 'Hibiscus' are adjacent to each other, have private pools and are 300m from the beach. 'Palm' & 'Bougainvillea' do not have pools, but they are on the beach and are 2km south of 'Orchid' & 'Hibiscus'. Each of our villas is serviced by a team of villa host, chef, housekeeper and caretaker/security. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Marari Villas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Marari Villas Kerala/Mararikulam, India