We stayed here for my 40th birthday - my husband, sister and her boyfriend. We were looking for a chilled and relaxed holiday spot in kerala, and this seemed like just the place. After 2 days on the Keralan backwaters on the most beautiful houseboat, we drove 500kms north to Ocean Hues where we spent a fabulous 5 days. The house itself is simply lovely, with simple, tasteful furniture and fittings, and a stone's throw from a beautiful, isolated stretch of beach.
The only downside in the whole trip was the housekeeper/cook, Reddy, who seemed to think it was his right to occupy the house living room, and who we found every morning watchin TV (in the comfort of the AC) and then dozing in the afternoons (shirt off) on the sofa ... as we tiptoed around him lest we wake him from his slumber. This wasn't really acceptable, but the owners (who seemed really nice and very concerned for our welfare when they called to see if we were having a good stay) promised to have a word with him. His cooking was OK, but too many recycled items at dinner from lunch and generally I think wasn't really very geared up to catering to guests, though his helper, Chandu was very sweet and helpful.
That was really the only thing which wasn't good. Otherwise everything was absolutely perfect, and I had a wonderful 40th birthday in a complete paradise which I'll remember for a very long time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean Hues Beach House is a beautiful seaside holiday rental, facing the Arabian sea, located in Kannur, a coastal town in North Kerala, in India & is perfect for a beach holiday. It is a modern, furnished, fully air conditioned, well maintained holiday home & has all the facilities for a comfortable stay, in a quiet, homely ambience, unlike commercialised resorts & hotels. It has 2 double bedrooms & a living room cum bedroom, all with a/c & attached bathroom & a sea view. We rent out individual rooms or the beach house as a whole. Meals are provided as part of the package & our menu includes a variety of dishes, including typical Kerala cuisine & fresh seafood delicacies, which will be cooked by our live-in cook. We cater to both vegetarians & non vegetarians. The tariff for an a/c double room, is inclusive of 3 meals for 2 people. We also have an internet connection with wifi. The beach is quiet, clean & uncrowded & ideal for a seaside getaway. You can take long walks along the beach, go swimming or just laze around the beach which is one of the best ways to relax & unwind from the tensions of everyday living. Ocean Hues Beach house has been accredited by the Kerala Tourism Department in the category of Serviced Villas.You can also take time to explore the rich culture of Kerala. Kannur is famous for its pristine beaches, Theyyam - its native performing art & Kalaripayattu - one of the oldest known martial art forms in the world & the handloom industry. You can also visit various other local tourist attractions. We arrange sightseeing tours, airport & railway station transfers & Ayurvedic massages at extra cost. The closest international airport is the Calicut (Kozhikode) Airport, which is about 110 Kms. from Ocean Hues. Ideal for people looking to get away from the hustle & bustle of city life to spend some time to rejuvenate their mind, body & soul amidst the sun, sea & sand. The combination of the homely ambience, surrounded by the swaying coconut trees, and the soothing sound of the waves makes it an idyllic seaside holiday. ... more less