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Kannur Beach House
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Kannur
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed February 8, 2011

MY wife and I tend not to go back to the same place more than once, however, after a fabulous stay at the Kannur Beach House last year ,my wife and I were keen to return to the Kannur Beach House as soon as possible. This year did not dissapoint !

Given the previous reviews it is hard to review this place without repeating what has already been said - so apoloies for the repetition.

The setting is superb; overlooking backwaters and Thottada beach. You can literally walk for miles on the pristine beaches around KBH without seeing another tourist. There are also some lovely walks through the backwaters, where you can see local life and meet the friendly locals.

A highlight of the KBH is the communal dining and sharing tales with other tourists and, even more interestingly, having lengthy discussions with Rosi and the Nasir (who genuinely does know about almost everything).

The home-cooked food is simply sublime; with a variety of dishes served for all meals. When we (hopefully)return in the future I am going to try an tear myself from the beach and spend a few hours noting down how the dishes are prepared.

The accomodation is relatively simple (cold shower - or hot buckets showers) but perfectly fine.

During our stay a number of other repeat guests also stayed; there is a reason for this....it is (thanks to Rosi and Nasir a very special.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

A beautifu and wonderful place right in between a coconut grove, a kind of backwater canal, and the solemn beach! Rosi and Nazir are the best hosts you can imagine, and the food is delicious! Enjoy!
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Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 3, 2011

This place is a bit difficult to reach but is completely worth the effort. It is essentially a nice big old house, a stone's throw from the thottada beach (which is a beautiful and isolated kind of beach).

the highlight of this place are the hosts (very nice and cultured kerala family) and the dinner table conversations with travelers (food is also superb). Outside the home stay, the natural scenic beauty and local culture (theyyam etc) is also very nice. Simplicity is the key here. If you expect a lot of external material things (like cable TV, A/Cs, swimming pool, room service, gyms, etc) to keep you entertained then, this place is not for you.

All in all, it caters very well to a niche of travellers and holiday goers. Great home stay. You will leave here relaxed, well fed, a bit more knowledgable and with a tan for sure!

You will miss this place after leaving....

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Staines, England
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

After our frantic trip around the sights of Kathmandu and Northern India the tranquility, charm and amazing hospitality that The Kannur Beach House provided sated our desire for peace and quiet. Nestling in palm trees and overlooking the sea the setting of the beach house is idyllic. But this is only the part of it; the best is how Rosi, Nazir and their lovely family took us so warmly into their home, fed us with simple but delicious food and graced us all with their lively conversations.
A truly memorable experience and certainly the highlight of our trip to India.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berlin , Germany
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Reviewed January 8, 2011

we stayed some days at the Kannur Beach house in Dec. 2010 and had a wonderful time, also due to the lovely owners Rosi and Nazir who take care of their guests and are interesting partners for all kind of discussion. It´s a nice and lovely homestay, basic but quiet, close to the beach and providing good food. A good beach stay to relax and let it all hang out.
Klaus & Birgit, Berlin-Germany

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

We had travelled around Kerala for three weeks, from Trivandrum up north. We had all kinds of accommodations from glitzy hotels to a small room with tiny windows. We simply wanted to relax, read, swim, and have good food. And Kannur Beach House gave us the most memorable experience. Rosi, Nazir, and their children are graceful host that makes you feel right at home. They went out of their way to provide us their room when we didn't like the room at another place afterwards. We happily moved back to enjoy the tranquility. Our 4 nights there were too short and we hope to be back.

This is no grandeur place but its heart is beyond luxury. Rosi & Nazir, thank you!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

We were initially going to stay at another homestay but met someone who suggested we look at these guys' website first, and thankfully we did, staying six nights in early December. The location is stunning, with all the rooms looking out over the river mouth to the sea over the beach.

Our room was beautiful; dark antique furniture and window shutters with a high pitched ceiling and an immaculate bathroom, very comfortable with a fan and plug-in mosquito killers. We had a lovely balcony too, all in keeping with the age of the house.

The hosts Rosi, Nazir and their three children are wonderful people. Very warm and engaging, and some of our best times here were talking to them and the other guests over the incredible food we were served-truly the best we had whilst in India!

Days can be spent relaxing, wandering the deserted beaches or surrounding area, or reading in a hammock but Rosi went far beyond our expectations in organizing some wonderful trips including seeing a Theyam performance, a traditional weaving factory, a beedi factory, local martial arts and an amazing day excursion on a houseboat-much better than Alleppey!

It was the highlight of our time in India and a perfect way to unwind in the middle of our trip. We were sad to leave! Highly recommended.

With love to the family, from Paul & Amanda.X

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kannur Beach House
Address: Beach house | Thottada Beach, P O Thottada, Kannur, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kannur District > Kannur
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kannur
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kannur
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kannur
#2 Family Hotel in Kannur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a homestay on the beach front in Kannur, Kerala, India. This charming place in a quiet and secluded area, very close to a pristine and mostly deserted Thottada beach is also situated by a small river. On a beach amongst lush green coconut groves and with a view of the sea, it offers the best in food, relaxation and comfort. With 4 double rooms and a triple room, the beach house has been every travelers delight. All the rooms offer a breath taking view of the beach and the sea. Meals are set and conducted at a communal dining area at fixed timings. There are no room service, TV or porters. Wifi is available. Activities include walking on the long stretch of golden beach, among thick coconut plantation through the village, basking in the sun and sand, bird watching, boating, angling, sightseeing or simply watching the village life go by. ... more   less 
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