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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a 4 day window for a holiday trip from Bangalore including driving to and fro. The kids (with teenagers and a 10 year old) wanted a beach holiday. All my husband and I wanted was to go somewhere quiet. We did the best thing possible by choosing Malabar Ocean Front Resort. It is one place that does both!
The location was out standing; the beautiful and clean beach was matched measure for measure by the lovely resort itself.
The few no of rooms make sure you get your privacy and quiet. Each room really faces the Arabian Sea. They are spic and span, spacious with a picture windows that gives you a breathtaking view. The resort is set in this beautiful well maintained garden. The pool has the perfect location which is secure and secluded at the same time.
I would like to make a special mention of the staff, including Mr. Dinesh who, starting from booking our rooms online to check out, were prompt and efficient at all times.
The food was delightful, rightly offering the local Kerala cuisine but also making delicious dishes from other cuisines as well.
We are missing the place already, and the kids are sure they want to go back there every year.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Balasubramanyan, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear Ms Haneefa,

Many thanks for writing on trip advisor about our property Malabar Ocean Front Resort. We are indeed grateful to you for the time spared to write in details.

I am sure we would have an opportunity to serve you and your family & friends in the not so distant future.

Look forward to receiving you at the Malabar Ocean Front Resort.

Best wishes,
Balasubramanyan

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Always used TripAdvisor to read review on various topics but never ever bother to write review however while I traveled last week to place called Malabar Ocean front resort after that not writing review on that trip will be unforgivable……This beautiful and well maintained property nothing less than paradise; It was great experience to be there starting from check-in to check-out. Excellent place to unwind holiday with family. What a location from room balcony to beach…..good pool for Kids and very courteous staff to fulfill and take care of you. Fortunately we were only guest during our visit and it was icing on the cake . Given the price & comfort I will rate this place > 5* , if possible!!

Room Tip: Luxury room I think # 201--204 is having best view!!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Balasubramanyan, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Dear Niraj,

Thank you for taking time off to write about our resort - Malabar Ocean Front Resort on tripadvisor. I am gald that you had a pleasant stay with us.
I sincerely hope to serve you, your family and friends at the resort sometime soon.

Kind regards,

P.Balasubramanyan

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We pretty much stumbled on this resort while looking for places to stay in bekal and i am really glad we decided to stay here.The staff of the resort truly deserve 5 stars for their service and attention to detail.The best part was seeing the kids completely enjoying themselves,will def make plans to visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Balasubramanyan, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Dear Ms Mahesh,

Many thanks for taking time off to write a review about Malabar Resort on trip advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay.

Our team members are the greatest asset and they are there for our guests - anytime.

We would be more than happy to have your back soon with your family and friends.

Very much looking forward to your visit.

Kind regards,

P.Balasubramanyan

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

just returned back from a weekend trip to Malabar Ocean front resort Nileshwar. Really a gem of a place in North Kerala. well maintained property with only 14 rooms, well spread out, nice landscaping, small pool [kids had a blast] ,lip smacking food [Mr Parthasarathy was kind to offer us special veg dinner at nominal rate] and the Arabian sea right next to your room [ most of the rooms give panoramic view of the see] , secluded beach all for yourselves.
We came back totally rejuvenated [ didn't try the spa or Ayurveda massage ,though].
Courteous staff like Mr Dinesh Kumar,Mr Dinesan,Mr Harish-Resturant made our stay very comfortable.
Special Off-season rates are more affordable than the ones published in the website .

A word of advice - route to the resort is slightly confusing due to the Nileshwar flyover! Take the first left immediately after coming down the flyover and cross to other side under the flyover.The sign boards will take you further.

Room Tip: Deluxe room [108] on the top gives a great sea view.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Balasubramanyan69, Director of Sales at Malabar Ocean Front Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for staying with us and also for the valuable comments made about our property Malabar Ocean Front Resort on trip advisor. Needless to mention, these comments would go a long way..

Small is beautiful and that was the simple thing we kept in mind when making Malabar Ocean Front Resort. We take care of our clients in cotton wool.

We are also very proud of our team members - Parthasarthy, Dinesh, Dineshan, Harish and all others.

I sincerely hope to serve you your family and friends sometime soon.

Kind regards,

P.Balasubramanyan

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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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