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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We wanted somewhere to stay on the coast of northern Kerala after an intensive tour of Karnatica. 'Try the new Malabar Ocean Front Resort at Neeleshwar' suggested our Delhi travel agent. We did, and it proved to be winner.

The resort fronts straight onto the beach. Our sea-facing cottage consisted of a comfortable large bedroom with picture window and soundless air-conditioning, spacious veranda, dressing room and well equipped bathroom whose shower area is magically open to the sky. The long palm-fringed beach with its soft golden sand is stunning, virtually empty apart from local fishermen and sea birds.

Service was efficient and discreet, all the staff well trained and friendly. The cuisine was among the best we've enjoyed anywhere in India - tailor-made breakfasts and delicious main meals, planned in advance with the advice of the restaurant manager and fitted to our palates in discussion with the chef. Guests have a lot of personalised attention here thanks to the restricted number of rooms, a high ratio of staff to guests, and exceptionallly sensitive management.

The various hotel buildings are well planned and designed - low-rise and eco-conscious with a flavour of traditional Kerala architecture. They are set in a beautiful garden of springy emerald-green grass, flowers and shady trees. The swimming pool is excellent. There's not a mosquito in sight day or night. Security is exemplary. The light sea breeze is a tonic. Just to be in this wonderful and rejuvenating place is pure pleasure.

Plenty of diversions are available. We opted for an amazingly relaxing ayurvedic massage, a boat-trip on the nearby back-waters and an excursion to local Hindu temples plus an unforgettable Theyyam performance. One of the hotel managers accompanied us on these outings, and we found him a more sympathetic guide than any professional. It is perhaps typical of the hotel that our driver found he was better catered for here than at any other of our hotels. As for us, our stay brought non-stop delight and a profound sense of liberation.

In short, this hotel, with its Taj-like location, facilities and service at a fraction of Taj cost, is a gem. We recommend it without reservation.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balasubramanyan69, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are delighted to read your comments on trip advisor about Malabar Ocean Front Resort. Thank you so very much.

We hope that you would recommend us to your friends and families for their holidays.

Needless to mention that the comments made us so happy and we are all geared up to serve all our future guests with greater attention and care.

with warm regards,

P,Balasubramanyan

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited Malabar Ocean Front Resort. We got an excellent welcoming from the staff while checking in. The room which we got is just 70mts away from sae and it was so so so awsome. They kept the resort so clean and tidy. We opted luxary room and it had an awsome roof open bathroom (need to mention).
I will tell this is the best resort i have ever visited till today. The food served was supreme and they prepared everything every single dish accroding to our wish. Great palce to visit. I am planning to visit agian soon.

Room Tip: Select the room which is sea facing
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balasubramanyan, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We also thank you for the valuable comments made on the trip advisor about Malabar Ocean Front Resort.

Your valuable suggestion/comments would go a long way in further improving our services.

We very much look forward to serving you again at Malabar Ocean Front Resort

with warm regards,

P.Balasubramanyan

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited Malabar Ocean Front Resort; it was one of our best resorts that we have ever been. We were only lucky couple to be the guest in the resort and the resort staff served us all facilities and the hospitality was great and a very warm welcoming staff. The location of the resort is just on the beach and the room which was allotted to us was just in front of the ocean. The main attraction of room is bathroom (open roof) that is worth mentioning. The resort was well maintained and kept clean. The food served was excellent and it was prepared to our requirement. We already blocked our dates for our next visit. The best place for honeymoon couples. Whoever reading this review please do not have second thoughts to visit this lovely resort.

Room Tip: All rooms mostly face towords the ocean
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balasubramanyan, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Dear Madam,

Many thanks for taking time off to write the comments about your experience of staying at the Malabar Ocean Front Resort. We are really grateful for the comments as we believe that any comment would only make us work harder. Thank you also for booking your stay with us in March. We very much look forward to serving you again.
Kind regards,

P.Balasubramanyan

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Finding a room in this place made Christmas memorable for us. It was a last minute choice ,( we had nothing booked in advance on this holiday ) but this turned out to be a blessing in disguise and we extended our stay there as we were enjoying it so much.The staff couldn't have been more helpful and even managed to find out where there was a Theyyam on and accompany us--One of the highlights of the holiday and also organised a canoe trip on the backwaters at sunset. Beautifully relaxing. The food was excellent, the best we had in Kerala, with typical dishes and well served and in general every need was catered for professionally. Our room, looking out on to the beach and the ocean beyond, was spacious and clean ---a very important point for three Italian women sharing with a lot of luggage! Air-conditioning was available but we found we only needed to use the fan.
The resort itself has only been up and running for less than a year but is fully functional and the management is really keen on creating a good reputation and welcomes any suggestions about how to improve its services. We found that nothing was too much bother.
We spent our time walking for miles along the deserted beach, in spite of it being high season for Xmas , relaxing in the shade of the palms or by the pool and trying some Ayurveda massage in the spa. If you're like to be pampered and get a taste of excellent Indian hospitality this place has to be on your list

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Balasubramanyan69, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Madam,

Many thanks for the comments made on the trip advisor about the experience of your stay at the Malabar Ocean Front Resort. We thank you immensely for the same.

Your comments are greatly appreciated which would only improve our services and we strive for making it even better.

We sincerely hope to serve you again at the Malabar Ocean Front Resort

Kind regards,

P.Balasubramanyan
Malabar Ocean Front Resort
Kerala

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We went there for our anniversary. I called them before I booked and felt comfortable about the place speaking to the Manager. After 2 bad experiences before I needed to be very sure.

It was easy to find the place, fairly well sign posted. A nice hospitable team greeted us and made us feel at home. We were allocated one of the sea facing cottages. When we got there.. the first words my wife said were.. Oh my god this is fabulous. Nice big comfortable room with a perfect view of the beach and a sit out to sit and enjoy this view. The bathroom was no expenses spared too...

We were given the menu and promised everything is freshly prepared.. and it was. Each meal better than the other. They organised a very nice candle light diner for us. The staff ensured everything was perfect. I expected a whopping big bill, they let me down here. The bill was way cheaper than I expected. Special thanks to Rahul (waiter) and Mahesh (his Manager) for going the extra mile for everything we needed. We will definitely be going back the next year..

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Balasubramanyan69, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Mr Vijay Kutty,

Many thanks for the comments made on the trip advisor about your stay at the Malabar Ocean Front Resort. It only improves our services and we thank you immensely for having stayed at the Malabar Ocean Front Resort. We very much look forward to serving you again in the not so distant future.

Kind regards,

P.Balasubramanyan
Malabar Ocean Front Resort
Kerala

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