36 Palms Boutique Retreat

36 Palms Boutique Retreat

1/485 Munambam Road North, Pallipuram, Cherai Beach, Kochi (Cochin), Vypin Island 683515 India
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4.5
#3 of 14 guest houses in Cherai Beach
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Bay View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
Hindi
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whiteknight wrote a review Jan 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom104 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This boutique beachfront retreat just makes me smile which is why it is my 3rd visit in the space of 15 months.
The hotel arranged for a pick up from the airport & when I walked through the hotel's entrance & gardens into reception I was greeted by familiar smiling faces with a truly heartwarming 'welcome back!'
A short stay of just 7 nights this time staying in a comfortable & clean double-bed garden room, a very peaceful setting.
36Palms is located away from the main shopping area, bars & restaurants of Cherai Beach & therefore a great spot for families, couples, solo travellers to come to relax, unwind & enjoy the facilities.
As well as the perfect setting next to the sea, Yoga, ayurvedic treatments & instruction is another key draw to this place. I enjoyed morning yoga on the sun deck with an experienced instructor & had a wonderful ayurvedic massage.
The Heritage Wing is an exciting addition adding more rooms, another sun deck & restaurant facilities.
so, in no particular order, my highlights for this trip - watching the dolphins swimming in front of the poolside restaurant, swimming in the infinity pool & the lovely warm sea (nature was in my favour this time & the beach had come back!) relaxing on the sun deck, watching fishermen bringing in their catch whilst the sea eagles circled over head, the gorgeous sunsets, taking early morning walks through the local village with other guests, eating the delicious local food and of course the chit chat & music by the waters edge under a moon lit sky with the music man.
My thanks to Gautam, Dorota, & Lakshit for being perfect hosts & another memorable stay, to Karan for looking out for me to make sure i was fed, to all the staff for their helpfulness & smiles & to the lovely guests I met along the way who were great company & fun.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a first floor room if you want a gorgeous sea view
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Response from 36palmscherai, Owner at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat
Responded 31 Jan 2020
THANK you tracy,, its always a pleasure to host you ,,and your great taste in music,,love the nice eveniengs we spent listing to the music and having pakoras and food on the decks of both 36 palms main wing and the heritage wing,, please come back any time,,,,we always have room for you,, ciao and take care, gautam a
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Amanda wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Alex J wrote a review Jan 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Pradeep wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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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Kalpana N wrote a review 26 May
Ernakulam, India4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Although the resort has an amazing view and a beautiful property and pool, the service and maintenance of the property is abysmal. The food is abhorrent and the place needs a serious step up in their simple services that matter the most. There is no kids pool, the rooms are smaller than I expected unless you opt for the pricier sea view rooms which have privacy issues. The complimentary breakfast is horrible. They could do so much better by changing just a few things.
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Date of stay: April 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sreekala Vivek wrote a review May 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India129 contributions52 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go for rooms in the main area of the resort.. Avoid Heritage Rooms
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Prince job C wrote a review Mar 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India24 contributions22 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 and coffee 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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Crsumit wrote a review May 2023
Kochi (Cochin), India603 contributions31 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unlike many reviews I saw on the internet for 36 palms , I personally found the place very decent. We had a small friends get together here and the entire stay was great.The check in was smooth, the sea view room was impeccable, food was ok, the highlight was the swimming pool. Though small it was apt enough for the 5 of us along with some more guests who were in at the same time. The food is arranged from a nearby place and therefore there might be slight delays if not ordered in time. The sunset view from the deck is something one shouldn’t miss. Overall a great experience. The parking is the only area I felt needed extra attention other than that everything was well managed.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sanjay E wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Safari60700996531 wrote a review 15 May
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Went without much expectations and but happy with the property and rooms. All the rooms are designed uniquely with lot of wood crafted in different styles.
Breakfast was not good, had to take outside. Except breakfast everything was more than what expected in suc place
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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The Art of Integral Being asked a question Oct 2019
Ningbo, China26 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you have daily yoga classes?
Answer from 36 Palms
Kochi (Cochin), India29 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes we have and timing is always agreed with the guest.
Answer from fredskitchen
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France66 contributions74 helpful votes
You would have to check with the hotel. Alcohol laws are very strict in Kerala, and yet there is certain tolerance
harlilnandan asked a question Sept 2017
Kochi (Cochin), India
What is the checkin time?
Answer from wally551
Ilminster, United Kingdom23 contributions9 helpful votes
When we got there it was around 2pm. However the girls get the rooms changed over from 8 am and as there are only a few you should be fine to check in earlier. Worst case lay on the deck near the pool and relax while you wait. No alcohol sold there so take your own or they have a driver who will get for you. You have to drink respectfully in accordace with the hotels wishes. We were there 8 nights and had beers with all our meals. Great place!! Enjoy. Cheers David
shatu asked a question Feb 2017
Dhaka City, Bangladesh29 contributions
Is it the best resort for Honeymooners?
Answer from 36 Palms
Kochi (Cochin), India29 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Sur/ Madam We are very good place for relaxation, yoga, Ajurveda - place to enjoy sea, beach and Kerala fresh sea food. We have hosted many honeymooners- and got special offer for half board sea view room and antique deluxe room ( with bathtub). So pls do write to us directly to get the proposal - you can find our email address on our website. Best regards Dori
djkmac94 asked a question Dec 2016
Bengaluru, India
do you allow pets?
Answer from meldude
4 contributions
yes
oldlady1934 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Mumbai, India39 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go there with the idea of just relaxing. Since we both husband and wife are seniors the care given by the staff was superb. "
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Amanda wrote a tip Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hire a bicycle as the roads are flat and easy to navigate and lots to explore and see"
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Sreekala Vivek wrote a tip May 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India129 contributions52 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for rooms in the main area of the resort.. Avoid Heritage Rooms"
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Sunil and neelu gupta wrote a tip Apr 2022
Mumbai (Bombay), India1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"take the top rooms with sea view"
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whiteknight wrote a tip Jan 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom104 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a first floor room if you want a gorgeous sea view"
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,319 - ₹9,059 (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 (2.3 km), Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (7.8 km), and Kuzhupilly Beach (6.9 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 Shivetanta Kada.
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.
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