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1/485 Munambam Road North, Pallipuram, Cherai Beach, Kochi (Cochin), Vypin Island 683515 India
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#6 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Cherai Beach
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Enjoy individually styled deluxe seaview rooms or quiet garden rooms. Dine at the beautiful pool side terrace where we are serving traditional Keralan and north Indian dishes. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee and air conditioning. Free wi-fi is available across the property. Local seafood is our speciality. Keralan/western breakfasts are offered. Cooking classes too!! 36 Palms is only 45 min from Kochi airport. Enjoy backwater tours starting just 30 min away from our property. Relax in the SPA or take detox (panchkarma) ajurvedic treatments. Swim in the sea or infinity pool. Relax, just relax, rejuvenate and recharge feeling like in your own beach house.
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Alex J wrote a review Jan 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited 36 palms in January and the weather was beautiful. I had a sea view room, which had the most amazing views of the ocean and had the relaxing sound of the waves and the sunsets were breathtaking. The bed was extremely comfy and had a very peaceful night sleep. I was greeted with a very warm welcome and that continued through my stay with all staff members and all very accommodating to anything you needed. Clean wasting eating fresh every day and very reasonable with the restaurant overlooking the sea. I indulged myself in the treatments they offered and was not disappointed. Leela was my therapist and she was very professional and gave an incredible massage. So overall this retreat was 10/10 for me it ticked every box for a solo traveller so much so I am taking my son with me next year as it was like home from home with a luxury touch of TLC Thank you so much to Dori and all the staff as my love for india has been reinforced with my stay at your beautiful retreat. See you next year. Much love Alex 🙏
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Amanda wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
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36 Palms is unique, it’s traditional and m decorated sympathetically to blend in with nature. The beds are comfortable, air con and hot water all reliable - as is the Wi-Fi! The staff are incredibly helpful and have plenty of tips and advice to offer travellers, and the food services is traditional, delicious and fresh. If you want to kick back, relax, be somewhere quiet to unwind as part of your India trip, then I highly recommend this place. The spa treatments are authentic, value for money and will leave you floating, you can also have private yoga lessons, and the staff can arrange trips for you too.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Hire a bicycle as the roads are flat and easy to navigate and lots to explore and see
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Emma W wrote a review Jan 2023
Uppsala, Sweden22 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a room with ocean view and private terrace which was absolutely lovely. The rooms are simple but spacious and charming. The pool are and the restaurant were also amazing, to always have the ocean right outside was to us an amazing experience. The food was also really good! Not overly spicy so I guess if you enjoy really spicy food it’s not for you. Breakfast was also delicious! Overall an amazing place well worth a visit
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sreekala Vivek wrote a review May 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India123 contributions51 helpful votes
There are only eight rooms in the resort. Two Rooms in the main area of the resort alone is sea facing.. We booked the resort with an intention to stay in the sea facing rooms. We were allotted with the rooms in the heritage wing is not sea facing. The same is like a normal room with a small garden in front. If you climb few steps, you will be able to face the sea.. That area is a private space for these 6 six rooms and dining is provided in that area. Food is ok.. You have only limted choices for dinner. Break fast was also ok.. The break fast is arranged in the main building. There is an infinity pool in the resort. But the resort is not maintained properly. The staffs are friendly. But they don't have any professionalism in their attitude and all. Its not a beach side resort.. You can just sit and view the sea from the restaurant and the dining area of the hotel or from the two sea facing rooms
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Go for rooms in the main area of the resort.. Avoid Heritage Rooms
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Sanjay E wrote a review May 2022
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Excellent view but nothing much. Worst food. Not worth for more than one night stay. Price is too expensive for the facilities they are providing. Even parking space is less. In walkable distance you will find restaurants for good food
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sunil and neelu gupta wrote a review Apr 2022
Mumbai (Bombay), India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fabulous property very good ambiance clean and safe very courteous and helpful staff fantastic food good location by the sea see dolphins playing around the rooms are very large and spacious and well furnished with a TV and a refrigerator
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: take the top rooms with sea view
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Prince job C wrote a review Mar 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India20 contributions21 helpful votes
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They will not give the rooms which they promised while booking. Rooms are like a lodge. For locking the room you will be given a key and lock. Bath tub was stained and it is atleast 15 years old.Even bedsheet was also stained. Not at all worth Rs. 7500. You have many other good choices in Cherai. I will not ever choose this again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GAUTAM ANAND, Owner at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat
Responded 16 Mar 2022
Respected guest, we are indeed very sorry that your utmost desire to have the panoramic sea view room with king view could not be met, even though you were willing to pay extra for the upgrade, because all the 4 sea view rooms were sold out. the 4 sea view rooms being the premium rooms with lots of space inside and out side on there own decks ,get sold out very quickly ,especially on the weekends. please accept our sincere apology for not having a sea view room on your last minute booking . Further, since we are not even 10 feet from the Arabian sea. there is lots of sea spray and salt in the air, which spoils practically everything that is not wooden.Thus we have to use a pad lock which we can replace every now and then when it gets spoilt. Any other kind of door lock gets spoilt and the guest have many issues with opening and shutting the door. I can assure you that if you traverse the length and breath of Cherai beach, you wont come across a property bang on the sea, with a 50 mt long x 7 mt wide deck to stroll on and enjoy the sea mist , and an infinity pool with no obstructions overlooking the vast Arabian sea,, not to mention the open air dining area with fresh sea breeze . with authentic homely kerala sea food. 36 palms retreat opened for the public in jan 2016..And since we also have a ayurveda treatment centre, some guest go sit in the tub without washing off the treatment they have recvd in the spa shower . Hence some stains could have appeared on the white bath tub, but we again apologize that they have disturbed you. respected sir,a lodge means a very superior private living area of the rich in the uk or africa, i can understand your disappointment and comparing a 15 feet x 17 feet room with a attached bath room of 12 feet x 8 feet which has a sunk in bathtub,- murals painted on the pillars, -tv, - air-condition ,- mini fridge- 10 inch thick mattress on a king size bed 7 feet x 7 feet , with a tea / coffee making station please accept our humble apology for not living up to your expectations of what you deemed as a lodge, by way of being big and spacious and posh or a tiny room in a tiny nondescript hotel near the railway station. We have taken your feedback in the right spirit and will endeavor to strive to improve 36 palms retreat.
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Pradeep wrote a review Dec 2020
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We traveled their last year. We stayed their for couple of days. We chose the antique room with bath tub. The resort was calm and beautiful(outside) but for some reason we were not feeling secured. It looks deserted for us. The room was also not worth the money we paid. There was a column in the middle of the room. There were some sketches on the wall and a wooden cabinet that doesn't made that room antique. And the bathroom was worst, old and stained bath tub, stained mirror, uncleaned flooring and there was no phone. You need to go search for someone if you need anything. About the food, no taste, limited varieties, way too costly. The free breakfast will have 1 or 2 varieties. You cant find any good hotels nearby. The previous night we stayed at Dunes, Cochin, the quality service and the food varieties was no way comparable with this resort. I think I am adding more negative points. There is one more, the pool, not at all clean. Ok now the positive points. The upper deck, the ocean view was pleasing to the eye. If you are lucky you could see dolphins and big fish like baby whales. Dont know exactly what we saw, it was huge. And the infinity pool, apart from uncleanness, the sunset view from the pool was a chilling experience. Overall if the management make some changes to the place it will be the most beautiful stay for the guests.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from RADHESHAYM A, Other at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat
Responded 14 Dec 2020
respected pradeep sir ji, we are looking high and dry but cant locate your booking dates, we apologize for any inconvenience caused to your sense and sensibility as to how exactly an antique room should look and feel ,,,weather a mural painted on a pillar is antique or modern,, a patinated mirror ,,so difficult to achieve,,,shows up as a dirty mirror on your review,, so please accept our apologies for not being up to your taste in judging how a room should be termed antique or modern, we also beg to differ but we were never a multi cuisine mass tourism hotel with many restaurants and a 5 page menu,, we pride our selves in serving authentic kerala style home cooked sea food ,,plus veg food for our yoga and ayurveda guest, nonetheless,,again our apologies for not being as good as dunes,,, once again our apologies for not being a mass tourism multi cuisine multi restaurant resort,,but we are a small 10 room boutique retreat,,touching the arabian sea,,and we like to keep in synch with nature and have all natural stones and finishes ,,with open air dining area,,,overlooking the sea and serve hot dishes,,,served fresh , respectfully at your service radheshyam
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sandy wrote a review Feb 2020
India51 contributions11 helpful votes
This place is the best kept secret on cherai beach. The infinitea pool and the views from the rooms was exiuisite. Spacious and extremely clean rooms.the best part was staff. It was so nice meeting such beautiful soul.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 36palmscherai, Guest Relations Manager at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat
Responded 21 Feb 2020
thank you sandie for the lovely compliments,,it was a real pleasure to host you and your husband, and we look forward to hosting you next year too,,, thanks once again for booking next year with us, ciao and take care gautam a
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Alexander Mokretsov wrote a review Feb 2020
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia1594 contributions382 helpful votes
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Although stayed in Kochi for business opted for this place because of the proximity to the airport and excellent sea view and was not in a least bit disappointed. The place is thoroughly maintained and well designed. Spacious rooms with all the necessary facilities available, picturesque terrace, clean swimming pool with a nice view. The restaurant is great either, food served is delicious. Loved the premises a lot, great for relaxation and unwinding after a hard day. Would definitely like to return here when next time in Kochi.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from 36palmscherai, Guest Relations Manager at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat
Responded 2 Feb 2020
thank you for the lovely photos and your kind words, please do come back again and again ,,,you are always welcome, respectfully at your service, always radheshyam
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$63 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)Vypin IslandCherai Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about 36 Palms Boutique Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to 36 Palms Boutique Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Cherai Beach (1.7 km), Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (7.8 km), and Kuzhupilly Beach (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 36 Palms Boutique Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilliput Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Chilliout Cafe Cherai beach, and Blue Waters Resort /Whispering Sands restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does 36 Palms Boutique Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, 36 Palms Boutique Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does 36 Palms Boutique Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.