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Beach Junction, Mararikulam North P.O Marari Beach, Mararikulam 688549 India
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#11 of 52 in Mararikulam
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Heritage Haven Homestay is a 200 year old wooden building rebuilt and has AC and non AC rooms with attached bathrooms and separate veranda. We serve traditional Kerala food.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
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Mosquito net
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Clothes rack
Extra long beds
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Grade: 60 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Paul S wrote a review Apr 2018
Germany6 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I spent two nights at Heritage Haven.The traditional wooden house was very comfortable. The location is also great and close to Mararikulam center, beach, and facilities like ATM and shops.The manager was friendly and informative and we received a special service with delicious local food.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Jonna E wrote a review Jan 2018
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We are a family of five and stayed at Heritage Haven for six nights. We enjoyed it very much and was very well taken care of by the wonderful caretaker Jiji!! He was great and spoke very good english and could tell you so much about Kerala which we loved to hear and helped us with whatever we needed and took us out on daily trips if we wanted. The house is really Kerala style,nice and clean and very close to the beatiful beach. Its easy to go to Allepey to go by boat in Backwaters which we did one day. We also had auryoveda treatment and visited a Shiva temple which was amazing! The cook was exellent and our meals where lovely. We all enjoyed the stay very much!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
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designerjohnjoe wrote a review Apr 2017
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
Our stay was excellent, the home stay was spotless, housekeeping delightful, breakfast great! other facilities are in excellent shape. A traditional style home stay in Kerala with all its value and tradition implemented originally. A minute distance to beach with shining ivory sands. Tasty traditional foods, especially the Stew and appam was very delicious..and forgot the name of some dish with rice flour, a kind of noodle, cooked in steam..really mouth watering…Ayurvedic centre and the owner was very kind to arrange a two wheeler for us that made our week worthy around the towns hot spots and a nice boat trip across the backwaters fringed with coconut trees..and the elephant ride..Thanks to everyone especially Anil, the Director, who was really helpful.. thank you! Our next trip to Kerala will be by the end of the year and definitely would stay here again!.. John and fly...
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Devon1989 wrote a review Jan 2017
Devon, United Kingdom20 contributions35 helpful votes
We arrived late at night and the owner arranged a driver for us who was lovely. Jiji the host (not the owner) was very king, very helpful and sometimes a little too helpful. The room was clean, tidy and comfortable. We stayed at the house for 3 nights, it's a short 5-10 minute walk to the stunning marari beach which is a must see. We personally weren't a big fan of the food at the home stay but gave it a go. Marari itself is a tiny village so I recommend using trip advisor for restaurants etc. The home stay was a great experience but I think i'd recommend maybe 2 nights which would have been enough for us. Definitely would recommend if you want to try the real india way of living.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Room Tip: Jump on a tuck tuck or taxi and go to Alleppey, not far at all for more restaurant choices
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Martin H wrote a review Jan 2017
Essen, Germany13 contributions3 helpful votes
Our 1-night stay at heritage haven has been great. The host is a really nice and courteous guy. The whole property had a great flair and the building itself felt like a tree-house. The dinner he prepared for us was really rich and delicious, as well as the breakfast. Althought the location was not right next to the beach it was only a 10min walk to get there. Overall we would definitely recommend to stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Response from Anjo72, Owner at Heritage Haven
Responded 4 Jan 2017
Thank you Martin for your valuable review.
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silvia_and_tobias wrote a review Dec 2016
Ulm, Germany10 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a nice experience to enjoy the owners´friendly hospitality in the pretty traditional Kerala woodden house. We enjoyed sitting on the big swing on the verandah watching a kingfisher and herons by the pond in the garden. The bed is comfortable, good mattress, and the food is delicous, served on white china porcellaine. We wish Anil and Archana all the best, also for their plans to provide Ayurveda on the property.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from Anjo72, Owner at Heritage Haven
Responded 16 Dec 2016
Thank you Tobias and Silvia for the review. Happy to know that you enjoyed the stay in our homestay. See you later
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Kevin C wrote a review Feb 2016
Suffolk, United Kingdom66 contributions38 helpful votes
A little hard to find, but with help from the locals, our rickshaw driver soon found the place and we were greeted by the wonderful Joslin. What a great host he is - full of information and suggestions as to where to go and what to see. Also, having studied Conversational English at university, we were able to have some lovely discussions with him on a variety of topics (Indian culture, English culture, education, religion, food etc etc). The room was fairly big, the hot water was plentiful and the air conditioning worked very well. Also, Wi-Fi was available in the room, which was a bonus. The food was amazing, and freshly prepared and cooked every day by one the local ladies (by local, I mean she lives about 20 yards from Heritage Haven !). We stayed here for seven nights, and we had a different breakfast every day (always traditional Keralan) and at dinner, I cannot remember a dish being served to us twice, such was the variety (again, traditional Keralan, made with local ingredients). The homestay is about a 6 - 7 minute walk from the excellent Marari Beach (make sure you turn left at the big white cross as you reach the beach - the right side is not so nice) and within a couple of minutes walk, there are a few shops selling basics, as well as a sewing place, a barber and somewhere to get manicures and pedicures done. Also, Joslin can advise you which temples to visit and when, so you can see real traditional dancing and ceremonies, not just the ones laid on for tourists. So, to sum up, this is an excellent place to visit for a few days or even more, just to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Joslin is an excellent host who will look after your every need and will ensure you have excellent food. (PS, beer can be available if you let Joslin know). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Kate M wrote a review Feb 2016
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Completely unique homestay in terms of the wood-panelled walls, stained glass windows, veranda swing-seat and lovely sandy seating area and dining space underneath the house, but what really makes this place something special is Joslin. From the moment he met us at the front gate, to arranging cars for us to our next destination, he was a charming and dedicated host. Joslin is from Marari, and gave us a totally authentic feel for our surroundings, from the delicious home-cooked food by local ladies (prepared especially to meet our dietary requirements), to the offer of tours of a local family-run ayurveda establishment and other such activities that he had thoughtfully tailored to what he knew we were looking for, as well as taking the time to hang out with us after dinner - he was a perfect host, and we left feeling he was more of a friend. Joslin told us he was worried his establishment wouldn't match up to the swanky resorts in terms of luxury, but we found the cleanliness and unique decor, and the endless personal and thoughtful touches Joslin provided to make this place a million times more special than any resort. The only tips we would give would be that, if you are arriving at dinnertime, call ahead and request dinner in advance as it can only be served on request and the other evening eatery options aren't extensive. Also make sure you have Joslin's phone number in case you need to call him to find it, as while it's super close to the beach, it's a little hard to find.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Room Tip: There are only two rooms - both are very unique and sweet.
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Claire L wrote a review Feb 2016
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved this place and it's story ( an old Brahmin house that was dismantled, transported and rebuilt in Marari ). It is full of charm and character with tall ceilinged rooms.There are only 2 rooms here and the place itself is quiet and private. The food is really tasty too. Joslin who runs the place is such a nice host and was really helpful. The accommodation was great value for the rate - we have paid more to stay in places not nearly as nice.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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SuzeNorthumberland wrote a review Feb 2016
Warkworth, United Kingdom97 contributions73 helpful votes
It was really our host that made this such a memorable visit. Joslin is a great guy. Kind, thoughtful, intelligent & well-read, with perfect English. Joslin arranged a driver for our trip to Allepey & the backwaters & also for our onward journey at a good price & with excellent, safe drivers. The food was some of the best we've ever had in India (& we've been 6 times!). Prepared by the lovely lady, Elsie. Served with such grace (& beer, if you ask in advance!). So good we returned to eat there later in the holiday. The house is a lovely old timber structure. If you're looking for luxury, this is not for you. But if you're looking for an authentic, good value home stay, then this is your place. It is Clean, comfortable, has hot water, a simple bathroom & quiet air con that works. It's also a short walk to the beautiful beach.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled
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IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictMararikulam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heritage Haven
Which popular attractions are close to Heritage Haven?
Nearby attractions include Marari Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heritage Haven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Heritage Haven?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Heritage Haven?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Heritage Haven?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heritage Haven?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Temple, Cafe Cloud 9, and Palm Heaven Marari Homely Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Heritage Haven?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Heritage Haven have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Heritage Haven offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Heritage Haven?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.