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Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mararikulam
Certificate of Excellence
Kochi (Cochin), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This resort is the best beach resort I have ever been to...kerala at its best....idyllic setting, luxurious villas with pools amazing food and to top it all the staff was so courteous. ..our family pup was the happiest.....I would go whenever I get a chance and if my purse allows me!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a wonderful resort, everything of the highest order. Lovely villa and seemed quite isolated from others, one felt they were surrounded by Nature. staff were lovely always wanting to ensure you were having a great time. Dining was of the highest order and enjoyed in a relaxed and spacious dining area. Swimming pool was wonderful, a quiet and relaxed retreat beautifully maintained. Lovely beach but found the sea difficult to swim in due to high swell, however, my husband thought it was great and anyway I had the lovely pool to swim in. Plan to stay again next year.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such wonderful feedback. We are truly privileged to have your esteemed opinion of our resort. It is feedback like this that inspires us to greater heights.

We do look forward to your return and assure you of a more enriched experience.


Warm Regards

Joseph Garcia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We loved our three days of total relaxation at the end of our tour of Kerala - the cottage was outstanding, the staff were ALL lovely, the meals were delicious, the main swimming pool was the best by miles we have ever swum in (the softest water imaginable and a perfect temperature for swimming or floating for ages!),the beach is completely beautiful and shared with just one or two fishermen. When they get their alcohol licence for the restaurant, this hotel will be a magnificent 5 stars - but we loved our beers and wine in our gorgeous cottage - room 509

Room Tip: We did not have a private pool and as the main pool was great don't think we missed anything
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Your words have encouraged us to work harder towards maintaining the highest of standards.

We look forward to welcoming you again and assuring you of another fantastic holiday.

Warm Regards


Joseph Garcia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a wonderful time, after having traveled through south India for 2 weeks - stayed 5 days - couldn´t be better! a small resort close to the backwaters in Aleppey. The food is excellent, the pool is 27m long and great for swimming. the sandy beach just 2min away- no other tourists, only fisherman. Do not go there, if you are looking for party, go there if you like nature, romantic evenings and and and..

Room Tip: Malika Pool Villa is phantastic
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback. This inspires us to achieve greater heights.

We look forward to welcoming you again and giving you another 'wow' experience.

Warm Regards



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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had three wonderful days relaxing at Carnoustie after our trip to Kerala. The welcome was amazing, the room very comfortable with everything we wanted, delicious food and friendly staff in the superb restaurant, beautiful grounds and beach, stunning pool and lovely relaxing massage on the last day in preparation for the flight home. We felt like rock stars!! Only comment would be to obtain an alcohol licence.

Room Tip: We don,t know what other rooms were like but we were in room 514 and were very happy, it was surroun...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are glad we were able to make the final destination of your trip a very memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great holiday.

We have noted your comment on the alcohol and are working towards it.


Warm Regards


Joseph Garcia
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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

we chose this beautiful resort to celebrate valentines day....n believe me this turned out to be a perfect getaway. mararikulam is an Untouched, Uninterrupted & Undisturbed destination. its just 70 kms away from kochi, which approximately takes around 2 hrs to drive down here. and with carnoustie present here, it just completes the whole experience of being together. we spent 2 nights here. the resort is just so beautiful that you would want to stay for more days.
with a traditional welcome, & a welcome drink, we were briefed about the resort in general. a short tour around the place helped us to understand the place better as it is made in 25 acres of land. as were there to celeberate an occasion, surprisingly our room was upgraded from the base akund villa to a upper category called as the malika pool villa. and as we entered our villa our jaws almost dropped. the room was superrbb...incredible, perfect for couples, as it had a small pool, a open to sky rain shower, huge comfortable bed, a huge clean n hygenic bathroom with an air condition in it too! a huge clean villa with absolutely no compromise on luxury. the room n the pool area was very well decorated with mogra n rose petals, very very romantic touch. the toiletries supplies were of top quality n overall layout of the villa was just perfect.
the good thing about the resort layout is that it just has around a total of 30 villas, so that more attention can be given to guest, and to avoid the place from getting over crowded. since its a beach resort one can experience peace n tranquillity. it a place highly recommended for honeymooners. there are lots of activities to be done like yoga, meditation, ayurveda n spa treatments, bicycles are provided if you wanna just hang around. there is also a full serviced beach, for you to enjoy. sunbeds are there for you to just laze on them, take in the sea breeze n watch a beautiful sunset. the list just goes on...!
the food is simply delicious, freshly prepared as the have an organic farm within the resort premises. they have an extensive menu, catering to all sorts of cuisines. but it takes a while for the preparation, so you accordingly need to proceed to place your order. but thats okay. the ida restaurant has a completely different in architectural. made out of jute n bamboo, a unique concept, its open from sides n the lighting in the evening is just perfect n soothing. we dined on a couple of keralite cuisines especially sea food, as the catch is fresh. congratulation mr.tony F&B manager n his team, who are just doing a great job, wonderful people with a service full of smile as always.
the people of the resort are an asset. always ready to help and will make your stay very comfortable. staff is friendly, there is warmth in their service, very eager and spontaneous to deliver whatever is asked or requested by guests. great people to have a chat in the evenings. god bless u all, special mention about jayakumar, sudeep, n rajesh....the front office people
also would like to thank the rooms division lady manager, sorry don't know her name, for the wonderful decorations done in our room.
our valentine occasion celebration was made so special.....they organised an exclusive set up on the beach at night, for a candle night dinner, a lip smacking 3 course meal, with delicious desserts to end a wonderful day. with a private butler at our service for the evening. we couldnt ask for more. these are people who help us to build beautiful memories, which we are gonna cherish for a lifetime. as they still have not been granted a liquor license, a valentine cake along with a complimentary bottle of sparkling red wine was sent to us in our room. again a small yet beautiful set up was done on the deck by the pool, where we cut the cake n raised a toast to start the celebration.
also do try out some of their spa treatments. it is very relaxing. the spa set up again is very well done.
so to sum it all, if u wanna want to celeberate any occasions or jus wanna spend time in peace or luv to enjoi doing nothing at all, then this place is for you. trust me you will not regret on the decision taken.

cheers....!!!
regards rajesh

Room Tip: the malika pool villas.....good if you want some privacy, though they are self contained, but really...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Guest,


Thank you for such elaborate and awesome feedback.

We are privileged that we could make your stay a memorable one. Your compliments have been passed on to our Rooms Division Manager and her team.

We look forward to having you back with us for many more getaways!


Warm Regards


Joseph Garcia
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Hansville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had a delightful stay here at the end of a 3 week trip through India. They staff are so friendly and want you to enjoy their resort. The food was very good in a dining room of incrediable architectural design. I loved the swimming pool with wild bird life singing and soaring above us.
A lovely place to unwind and be pampered.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your very encouraging feedback.

We are delighted that we were able to give you a delightful stay. Your comments have been passed on to our staff which will go a long way in encouraging them to deliver the best!


We look forward to having you with us and assure you of another wonderful stay.


Warm Regards



Joseph Garcia
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Property: Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
Address: opp Chennaveli Church, State Highway 66 | Chethy PO, Chennaveli, Mararikulam 688530, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Mararikulam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mararikulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, situated at the Marari beach close to the Alappuzha backwaters, comprises of 40 luxury villas, a traditional Ayurveda Spa, Two Backwater Suite in Muhamma, One Two Bedroom House Boat and a Sailing Club. The villas are designed to reduce energy and water consumption as well as minimize the use of exhaustible materials. The eco-friendly resort ensures that we use materials such as jute, bamboo, recycled cardboard instead of wood, reprocessed plastic and scrap wood. While at the resort, travellers can take lake/ backwater tours to gaze at the gorgeous paddy fields of Alapphuza, try out the early-morning yoga sessions, unwind at the beach, relax at the spa, enjoy performances by local traditional dancers and Kerala’s range of percussion music, try their hand at night fishing, cycle around villages or sail the backwaters and learn a bit of archery. ... more   less 
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