My wife truly enjoyed our 3 nights at this very authentic property...it was the highlight of our Kerala vacation. The location cannot be beat. Because it is located on an island...you have no traffic just a very authentic village.
We loved the village walk...the locals were friendly. We did a 6 hour Shikara boat backwater cruise which was perfect because we wanted to experience all the small canals in the area...not the big busy canals. The massages at this property are ok...but not the best we had in Kerala.
We booked the luxury cottage as we are not home stay type of travelers but wanted to have the experience. Vinod set up a private dining table for us on our porch which we truly appreciated....and served us a private candlelight dinner every night. Amazingly...we did not see a mosquito our entire stay here...because it was the dry season.
We did not have hot water half of the time. The bed was disappointing...as it was a foam OK...but when the cover sheet came off the foam..the foam had nasty perspiration stains.
Overall a very authentic experience which we will never forget...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad region of Central Kerala lies Emerald Isle, an exotic haven of tranquility, seemingly remote from city life, yet barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Tucked away on this delightful island lies the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an ancestral Country House set in 9 acres of secluded grounds – your Retreat into a Paradise of Peace. Emerald Isle Heritage Home is situated in an island resplendent with exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad birds and butterflies to make for a memorable holiday, affordable and unforgettable. A truly wonderful way to spend your time on the banks of the backwaters of Kerala! Our house, dating back 150 years, retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. Our property stretches across 9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds. All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides. Emerald Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested ’toddy’ fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the island, go fishing or have a swim. Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation. There are only 5 rooms (All Air-conditioned) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at Emerald Isle! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Hotel Alappuzha
- Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Kerala/Alappuzha, India