We stayed at Marari beach villas for nine nights after originally booking only three. That's how lovely a place it is to be! Well managed and run by Ragu and his wife Jini and staff, it would be difficult to find a more pleasant, relaxed and comfortable place to stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them; we stayed in one of the two litttle villas a little removed from the main house, but Ragu would walk across with either a newspaper. cold beer or anything else we might want. The villa was cleaned to spotlessness every day, the bedlinen and towels changed daily too. Food was served in the covered dining area on top of the main house, and was wonderful - varied and very tasty home-made cuisine which never failed to delight. A particularly pleasant aspect of our stay was the fact that we were made welcome by just about all the local residents who always had time to chat and always seemed glad to practise their skills in speaking English.
The beach is a delight, miles of white sand. Yes, it is, unfortunately used as a toilet by some of the locals; I am not condoning the practice, but it is, sadly, quite common in India.
So if you are looking for a fairly-priced, clean and comfortable place to stay near Alleppey, give this one a try. If you receive the wonderful welcome and attention that we were afforded by the kind and generous Ragu, Jini and staff (not forgetting their lovely children), you will not be disappointed.
As to being ripped off, there was nothing extra charged for anything during our whole stay, in fact Ragu and his family seemed eager to give little extras rather than to charge for them.
P.S. Ragu tells me that he is hoping to have a swimming pool installed next year - watch this space!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marari Beach Villa is very beautiful and good garden property.We have 8 Air conditioned standard double rooms and Beach front Bamboo cottage. Our property situated close to the Marari Beach. Good garden, hammocks,beach umbrella,beach chairs, beach mat, restaurant and free WIFI available.Reading and Relaxing many places here.Beach is very beautiful and quiet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marari Beach Villas Kerala/Mararikulam, India