We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Palace Road, Cheruthuruthi 679531 India
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (109)
Pool & Beach (19)
Room & Suite (12)


#2 of 3 in Cheruthuruthi

See why so many travellers make The River Retreat their spa of choice when visiting Thrissur. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Sringapuram Shiva Temple (0.4 mi) and Vallachira Bhagavathy Temple (0.5 mi) make The River Retreat a great place to stay when visiting Thrissur.

The River Retreat is a family-friendly spa offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The spa features a concierge and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Thrissur. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including C'sons Hot-House of tandoor, Noorjehan's Hotpan Restaurant, and Hotel Niya Regency, all of which are a short distance from The River Retreat.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular waterfalls such as Athirappilly Waterfalls and Pattathipara Waterfall.

At The River Retreat, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Thrissur.

Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
182Reviews3Q+A45Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 64
  • 72
  • 30
  • 12
  • 4
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Raakhee Venugopal wrote a review Mar 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India1 contribution
This is a beautiful property with well appointed rooms and good overall facilities. The main attraction of this place is that one of the buildings was an erstwhile Palace of the Maharajah of Cochin. The rooms are still maintained with that yesteryear grandeur. One of the buildings has rooms that face the Bharathapuzha river and another one has rooms facing an enormous expanse of rice fields. The staff are also very courteous and helpful. A great place to stay if you're looking for a peaceful stay alongside some old world charm.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you have people with difficulty in taking the stairs, please inform the reservation staff at...
See more room tips
sreevalsan wrote a review Nov 2021
Metro Manila, Philippines7 contributions6 helpful votes
5 Points of my Review special Mention : Chef BENNY who made us main course, and Chef ALI managing tandoor Food : 5/5 hot, fresh and customized to taste and rarely you find good north-indian food in and around palakkad (Veg - Palak paneer and garlic naan, mushroom masala, Non Veg Lamb soup, Chicken Tikka Kabab) Price : 4/5 lil above average if you compare with price around that area. Much reasonable if i compare the similar place in Bangalore/Kochi. Staff : 5/5 Friendly, helpful easy to converse food opton Ambiance - 5/5 (this is wisely located on a river bank with indoor and outdoor seating option) Hygiene - 4/5 while the set up looked neat, there were cats roaming and bugging guest, animal lovers like me can ignore but cats jumping on table might not be safe
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021
sri wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Value for money and excellent ambiance. Very supportive staff. rooms was well maintained . food was super. River view is just amazing. i would recommend this place . approach by road or rail is very convenient.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: River view
See more room tips
GUnnikrishnan wrote a review Dec 2019
Dibrugarh, India12 contributions
Stayed in December 2019 overnight for a college reunion. Very courteous and friendly staff at the reception and other areas Well appointed large rooms. Decent restaurant. Most rooms offer a view over the river. There's a pool and Ayurvedic services on offer though I didn't try it
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Michael L wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia171 contributions107 helpful votes
This is a pleasant resort by the river, an easy 10 mins walk from Cheruthiruthi township. Our room was very large, clean and comfortable. The restaurant offered tasty meals at very reasonable prices. What was on offer for breakfast seemed to depend on how many people were staying -- but it was filling enough. The staff were very friendly, and there is a cosy bar (often missing from hotels in rural Kerala). Sometimes the lift to our floor juddered alarmingly before going up. The wifi worked well.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
Sandeep Kumar wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
My name is Vijayan and I stayed here for 3 days with my family. The stay here was quite pleasant and relaxing. The rooms were spacious and well maintained. The Ayurvedic Spa had good masseuses and the staff were very responsive. The multi-cuisine restaurant here had good ambience and food, with a view of the river. Perhaps, the only issue was that we didn't get hot water in our rooms for the first two days. All in all, very satisfied with the stay.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
Ashik wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
My name is ashik and it was a great place have a cuisine and enjoy the riverside beauty...nice ambience outside the restaurant and we were hanging out like in a tourist place while our order was getting ready...will try the suit rooms if there was chance to stay ....
Read more
Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
DrAnu wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had ordered fried prawns, dragon chicken, mutton fry and butter chicken. All the dishes were too good. This is my second visit. Phulka was also good. Love the ambience, just behind you have a beautiful view of bharatapuzha.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
Dr. Arun wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions5 helpful votes
Clean and tasty food, excellent environment, excellent dealing by the staffs especially Mr Anil M K (restaurant manager). Definitely i will give 5 stars. No doubt you can choose this place for your family get together..
Read more
Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
Harish M wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom106 contributions9 helpful votes
The Kizhekepatt clan comprising of over 100 members held their family get together ( Kudumbasangamam) at this picturesque resort that lies on the banks of the Nila ( Bharathapuzha). The occasion was spread over 2 days and we had members converging to this resort from all around the globe. We had a great get together with quality family time to gel with each other especially our younger generation who were seeing their cousins probably for the very first time. We had some cultural programs that kept us engaged. The oldest member was 90years while the youngest (on site) was just a few months old. The hospitality was world class and the food was quite delicious. The rooms we’re spacious and well equipped. We were looked after well barring a few glitches like the power going off during a thunder shower ,lack of WiFi at the conference room .... but were minor. I would recommend this place for similar large scale events and also just to relax and probably enjoy some Ayurvedic massage if time permits. There is a nice clean pool that can be used when the beers don’t cool you down. I thank the staff of this resort for being such good professionals in the field of hospitality. Plans are already being made for another meet in the next couple of years .... hopefully at the same venue. On behalf of the Kizhekepatt Kalam family ... a big thanks for everything.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
$59 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThrissur DistrictCheruthuruthi
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The River Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The River Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Varikkassery Mana (7.4 km), Asurankundu Dam (7.5 km), and Tholpavakoothu Kerala Puppetry (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The River Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The River Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The River Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The River Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nila Grill N Fry, Nila Food Fusion, and Grand Armaan Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The River Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, The River Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The River Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The River Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The River Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Varikkassery Mana (7.4 km).