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Heritage Marari

Near Chethy Bridge, Mararikulam 688530 India
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Heritage Marari, a boutique resort with four traditionally built Keralian houses (Tharawad, restored and recreated) located ten minutes from Marari beach. The rooms have beds and furniture that we've sourced from traditional homes and the famed craftsmen of the region. Furnishings too rely on local materials, offset with linen, rough-woven cotton and other natural fabrics. Our promise is to provide as much care, comfort and peace you would get in a star-rated hotel, with the personal and sociable touch that is synonymous with Home Stays. Your host Bruce is always available to help you settle comfortably in your rooms. Being a local from a well respected family, he brings you tales of the bygone generations and can guide you through the soul of this fishermen's village called Marari. Ours is the only property around Marari which is on the backwaters and has access to the beach directly by canoe and by foot.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Golf course
Bicycle tours
Darts
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Claudia S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Very nice homestay on the backwaters. Our room was on the top floor with a wonderful terrace to relax on! The room was very nice with a bright bathroom! The people were very friendly and helpful! In the small restaurant we were always spoiled with very good and plentiful food! Unfortunately the beach was a bit far away on foot, but you have no problem finding an auto rickshaw to take you everywhere! A wonderful place to spend a few days! We were more than satisfied! Compliments to the staff!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Penelope wrote a review Mar 2023
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Super friendly and helpful host, EXCELLENT cuisine - best dinner we had in India so far. Very relaxing, jungle style atmosphere right by the lagoon (no mosquitos!) with beautiful, authentic heritage style rooms and cottages with AC. The breathtakingly beautiful MARARI beach is a mere 10 minute bike ride away. Thanks, Bruce, for a truely lovely stay !
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StillLoveTravelling wrote a review Mar 2023
Cranleigh, United Kingdom105 contributions54 helpful votes
Small and cosy place to stay with excellent staff and food ( we ate breakfast and evening meals there every day for a week). You can take out the bicycles to explore the area and local beaches. I was disappointed that it didn’t seem possible to take part in the daily activities in the resort website - “You would accompany them to the local market, help in buying the provisions for the day, bargain for the fish, choose the fresh veggies and later help in preparing the day’s meal” - which was what I expected. Also the two dogs on site were a real nuisance at night - barking and howling. It is only because of this problem that I would not return, sadly.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wandering Chippy wrote a review Feb 2023
Cranleigh, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
This is the most delightful place to stay and relax . We had on of the bungalows which was well designed and spotlessly clean with a large well laid out bathroom . Bruce And Raul are both very happy to help with any questions or requests. The breakfast and evening meal ( if you choose to eat there) are delicious samples of local cuisine. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because of the resident dogs which took to barking and howling at the smallest provisions throughout the night
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pip V wrote a review Dec 2022
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We have just spent eight wonderful days at Heritage Marari. Bruce was our host. Heritage Marari is a collection of traditional Keralan houses collected by Bruce's family and assembled on-site next to a backwater leading directly to the Indian Ocean, 10 minutes' walk to Chethi Beach and a 5 minute tuk tuk ride to Marari Beach. The houses are beautiful, clean and comfortable and the grounds are teeming with extraordinary birds and butterflies. Bruce is a consummate host, and he and his small team met every demand of two adults and three teenagers, booking tuk tuks and taxis, arranging trips to Alleppey and the backwaters, into the hills and to Kochi; and sending us to a local clothing shop to supply our son when the airline lost his suitcase. He was full of information and advice, and even took us to a neighbour's house to watch the World Cup Final! The highlight, for us, though, was the food. We ate breakfast and supper there every day. Bruce serves what he calls 'home cooking' but which is, truthfully, some of the best food we have ever eaten, and that's coming from two professional chefs. Morning and evening, Bruce and his chef served a different set of dishes from the local traditions of the Alleppey region, and every one was a revelation. At Heritage Marari we felt immersed in the real Kerala, and experienced our surroundings in a way that wouldn't have been possible at a resort. It doesn't have the frills of a high-end venue but the care and affection lavished on us were far beyond what we would have found at a fancy hotel. Bruce honestly made us feel like family, and this made our holiday very special. We will definitely be returning to this little gem!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Christiane R wrote a review Feb 2020
Munich, Germany35 contributions7 helpful votes
This place is quiet, offers a good quality basic stay. The host is extremely nice and helpful. I enjoyed the traditional Indian food in the evening. The place has a good location to explore Marari and the backwaters.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sangeeta R wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions8 helpful votes
Very impressed by Bruce's hospitality. He is doing a wonderful job by creating and maintaining this beautiful place for us. He gave us the opportunity to be so close to the Nature. And the beach so close! Got some amazing photos of the sea and the sun! My kids' exclamation that we have entered into the Paradise said it all! And after 2 nights' stay the kids don't want to leave!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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rakesh n wrote a review Jan 2020
Statesville, North Carolina2 contributions
First of all no t.v... second no pool..no fridge too, most importantly no shampoo " cant believe it we are near a beach and no shampoo, asked for it and they tell me it's a home stay...that's why I guess no shampoo .. I booked a four star package iris tours.. all hotels were great in our tour but this one is ranked worse just for the amenities... it's ok if you want to go back 100 years and have AC bed , light, American style toilet and shower..
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Uta P wrote a review Nov 2019
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This place is a real treasure... away from busy streets, traffic etc. The host, Bruce, is a wonderful man, calm and open. Happy to explain about the history as well as the excellent Kerala food he cooks for his guests. So yummi!!! The rooms are wonderful and cozy. In less than 10 min walking distance there is an excellent beach with warm and very clean water- no other tourists there... only some local and very friendly fishermen. So if you like to enjoy sounds of nature, relax and be happy- this is the place to come to. Sadly we only had one night there... would have loved to stay longer!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ranjith M wrote a review Sept 2019
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Very excellent calm and cool place. Feel like HOME atmosphere and excellent ambience. Especially very big Thanks to Mr.Bruce who is the incharge and proprietor there. Very helpful and coperative. Property is very close to highway but you will never get any disturbance of the same as well very silent place. Food prepared are excellent and nice. Cottages and rooms are very nature oriented and excellent. I wil definitely suggest this place for anyone looking for a peaceful stay near to Marari beach. Was a very cool place for a good family gathering with good ambience and facility.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HeritageMarari, Partner at Heritage Marari
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Many thanks for your positive comments. It was so nice to be in your family get together. We look forward to seeing you and your friends and relatives to visit us often. Thank you again
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,404 - ₹5,056 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Azheekans Homestay
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictMararikulam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heritage Marari
Which popular attractions are close to Heritage Marari?
Nearby attractions include Mararikulam Beach (3.5 km), Marari Beach (3.1 km), and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heritage Marari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Heritage Marari?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Heritage Marari?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Heritage Marari?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heritage Marari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman cafe mararibeach, Cafe Dolphin Marari, and Cafe Cloud 9.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Heritage Marari?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Heritage Marari have airport transportation?
Yes, Heritage Marari offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Heritage Marari?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heritage Marari?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.