The Chameleon Beach Lodge

The Chameleon Beach Lodge

Saiyed Mohammed Road Building No-XV/11A, Edavanakkad, Kochi (Cochin), Vypin Island 682502 India
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Amazing place with amazing people and amazing views
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Very calm waves and in a perfect tranquility.
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Welcome to the Chameleon Beach Lodge Located at Kuzhupilly Beach just outside of Fort Kochi, the Chameleon Beach Lodge is a hotel that has been designed and decorated with love and care. This tradition of love and care is kept alive in the running of the hotel, and our staff will do anything they can to make your stay memorable. Beautiful, individually designed rooms and wonderful common areas with ocean view await you at the Chameleon Beach Lodge. As we are located directly on the Arabian Sea, only a five minute walk away from the swimmable, fully deserted beach, we are the ideal hotel for recovery and relaxation in the area. However we are just close enough to all the major tourist attractions, like Fort Kochi (45 minutes) or Cherai Beach (15 minutes), that you can do plenty of nice day trips and keep yourself busy whenever you feel like it. The fact that we are just offering a few rooms allows for a lot of individual service and care. Combine your stay at the Chameleon Beach Lodge with some Iyengar Yoga or enjoy a traditional Ayurveda massage only a short Rickshaw away. The close proximity of the Cochin International Airport and Peace Rob's extensive knowledge of the area makes the Chameleon Beach Lodge the perfect place to start your adventure in India. And if you have been traveling through India for a while already, and are looking for a nice place to unwind before you head back home, our charming little boutique hotel is excellent for this purpose as well.
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missmaryanne wrote a review Apr 2015
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Chameleon Hotel by Peace Rob Hotels for one week at the end of February and had so much fun I came back for a few days a week later.

By the end of my stay I left with a new group of long-term friends whom I will definitely keep in touch with in future. I will definitely come back here whenever I am in India.


ABOUT THE CHAMELEON
Peace Rob and his brother Nanno are the owners and operators of both the Chameleon Hotel and The Sand Castle. They take every possible step to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.

LOCATION - Both Chameleon and the Sand Castle are located on Vypin Island about 6 km south of Cherai beach. Both hotels are within 500m of each other across the street from a mostly deserted (fishing, semi local but nicely swimmable) sandy beach.

ROOMS - there are 4 rooms in the main house (larger) and 2 behind the house (smaller but more private)

FOOD - Breakfast is complimentary and a choice of eggs & toast or muesli, yogurt and fruit. The coffee is AMAZING!!!! Dinner is served around 7:30 each night, and is reasonably priced at around 250-500 rupees depending on whether it’s fresh prawns, fish or vegetarian. It’s deliiscous locally sourced super tasty and healthy. For dinner everyone sits around a large main table outside and it’s a great chance to get to know other guests. Rob often joins for dinner and creates a lovely social and caring environment.

ATMOSPHERE - Rob will go the extra mile to insure that his guests are well taken care of. This includes giving elderly guests free rides to various locations on the island, special food requests, assisting in the procurement of beer etc.

AMENITIES - There are lots of areas to chill and lounge including rooftop with great ocean views. Free use of bicycles, advice from Peace Rob (and his brother Nanno).

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
Both hotels are about 6 km from Cherai beach and take about 15 minutes to reach via rickshaw. At Cherai there is a lovely cafe called Chilli Out where you can grab pizza, burgers, lassis etc and swim in front. Single women will feel comfortable hanging out here and swimming etc.

Many guests including myself go to yoga three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and would share a Rickshaw to the class and back. (150 rupees 1 way). The Iyengar yoga taught by Carmen in her studio in her back garden is suitable for all levels but is definitely challenging (300 rupees/class)
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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petervp2015 wrote a review Jan 2015
Budapest, Hungary2 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful month in Chameleon Beach Lodge after traveling north of India. I was many homa stay places but this was my favourite. The Kuzhupilly Beach was beautiful and quite,This place was just what I wanted. The owners were friendly and very helpful. Rob and Nanno were very knowledgeable of the area and quick to help me every time asked them a question.The hospitality there makes you feel so welcome and at home and the food at the hotel is delicious!!!

And the view is the best thing in the hostel, it's so beautiful!

I really can't recommend this place enough, so go there and let it become a special place in your memory.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lilian M wrote a review Dec 2014
Guatemala City, Guatemala48 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WhenI booked the Chameleon it seemed like the nicest place to spend a few lovely beach days, but would have never imagined we would like it so much that we would cancel the rest of our Kerala plans just to stay here! Rob is a great host, very helpful and with great advice on how to enjoy the area, he even arranged Mayalayam classes for my partner! From touring Fort Kochi to the best ever Yoga teacher, Rob knows it all! The hotel is nicely done with great taste. Each room is decorated differently all very nicely. The love that Rob has put into building and decorating this hotel can be appreciated in every corner. The location in a quiet beach with little touristic development worried us a little at first but now I can tell you it is perfect. You can walk, bike, get an auto rickshaw or rent a scooter (worth it) to get around and you will love the quiet pace of the hotel as well. The staff is incredibly kind and the home cooked meals are fantastic. You can even cook with the wonderful cooks if you like learning a bit!
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JesseD wrote a review Jan 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is in a quiet location by the sea, which is very relaxing, however be prepared to get a rickshaw every time you want to go out and about or have your own transport as it's quite far to walk to Cherai Beach in the heat (nearest place to eat out, 1 hour). I would like to give this a better rating because the guys working there were really, really nice, and the food was delicious, but the problem was they didn't communicate with us enough. We didn't know where to find them in the middle of the night when the power went off in our part of the building. They didn't tell us the whole place had been booked for a massive birthday party until a coach load of people arrived. If they had we would have gone out for dinner that evening... Also not sure if CBL or Booking.com that did this, but it cost us triple the rate per night over new year, including the nights which weren't new year's eve or day. Would have been ok paying the normal room rate. Booking.com reviews look like they have been fixed somehow.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shashank wrote a review Dec 2015
Bengaluru, India11 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a rip off. Overpriced, rooms are not constructed completely, no AC in most rooms, very partial to foreigners and infested with insects. My wife and I had to sleep in the car as we found a lizard under the pillow. We had very little water in bathroom and there was no AC which makes it a hell in Kochi's humid weather. Please don't go by the pictures of this beach resort. The rooms have vents without meshes and this is an entry point for lizards and insects. When we showed the lizard to the owner he said "welcome to india". This guy is crazy and does not know how to treat guests and do business in india. Finally we got out of this place fighting with the owner.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jack S wrote a review Dec 2014
Warsaw, Poland3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rob's hostel was a great place where I stayed for two nights. Definitely worth staying - clean and nice located in a quiet area near Cherai Beach. Yet there was fantastic breakfast served (scramble eggs! Yummy!). Thanks Rob!
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: the beds on the open air in the upper lever is the best choice!
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Michael M wrote a review Feb 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom52 contributions99 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good, clean house set in a nice garden facing the access road and the protective sea wall. Very friendly and helpful staff, pity about the location, it is more than remote! Rooms are clean and adequately appointed, a/c and ceiling fans with en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast and an evening meal are offered. Supper can be veg or non-veg, the latter commands a small premium. Local family cooking with eating at a communal table - works well to integrate the punters.
For those seeking solitude, this fits the bill but to do anything apart from sitting at the house or walking 70m along the sea wall to the beginning of the sandy beach, requires transportation. Tuk tuks are available on call, with drivers who prefer to take the long route up to Cherai rather than use the direct but heavily potholed coastal "road", which naturally costs x3 or x4 the price. You have been warned! There is no beach immediately in front of the house, but a short walk along the seawall brings you to the beginnings of the lower end of sandy Cherai Beach. In line with the rest of India, regrettably plastic bottles and rubbish is not collected and is left to mount up.
The tranquility is broken by x5 daily muezzin calls from the next-door mosque, which some may regard adds to the local colour and is not really intrusive during the day, however the dawn call could disturb the slumber of light sleeping holiday-makers.
Amateurishly friendly run establishment, so if you seek unsophistication, this delivers.
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Date of stay: February 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Sit on the flat roof to overlook the seawall affording views of the murky waters of the Arabian Sea.
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JonastheBonas wrote a review Dec 2016
eggolsheim, bavaria, germany8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As we stranded in front of Nanno and Sarahs Hotel they helped us with their almost fully booked rooms and arranged a nice accomodation for us. They were a lot more than just our hosts. More like friends we knew for ages. Family. We celebrated a nice Christmas with lots of astonishing food and even some christmas gifts. They did so much helpful things to us and we definitely will come back as it is possible somehow. Much love to you phenomenal guys with propably one of the best places to visit in india <3
Beach just across the road, your almost own one. Veery delicious food. Elegant Rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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traveladdict246 wrote a review Mar 2016
Guildford, United Kingdom31 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The title says it all really.........

Where do I start in the list of issues we experienced in the 1 hour we were here before we escaped!

1. The owners were not there to greet us but the groundskeeper who speaks no English at all.
He had no idea where we were staying and proceeded to show us someones occupied room and then a mattress and two hammocks, as our accommodation. Not a great start but we hung on.
2. The owners arrive........
We had booked two rooms (1 for for our arrival day and rest of the stay and 1 room for the next night and the remainder of the stay, we had someone joining us the next day)
We were told that the Deluxe Garden rooms with AC we had booked for both rooms were not available, only 1 AC room was available, as the 2nd AC room had been given to another guest......Their solution to this was we would have to take it in turns to use the AC room....for 4 DAYS!
We were then shown to the 'deluxe room', I use deluxe lightly.....Bear in mind we had been in India for 6 weeks we knew what standards to expect, and bear in mind this place is £10 more a night than a homestay, we expected more.

The room had a huge gap under the door and there were large ventilation gaps on the tops of the walls, none of which had mosquito guards. The curtains didn't fit the windows and the bed had certainly seen better days. When we asked how they proposed for us to protect ourselves from mosquito bites, their response was' we don't get mosquito's'......

By this point we had see enough....and left....fortunately they didn't charge us for cancellation but yet no real effort was made to try and restore our business. We returned back to Kochi and stayed in far better accommodation for 1,000rps a night!
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Date of stay: March 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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aymedoran wrote a review Jan 2015
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luckily we stopped for advice on a nice place to stay, away from the tourist trap, we were put on the phone to Rob and straight away he told us that we'd be taken care of for the next few days.
Rob has really put his heart into giving people a beautifully comfortable stay. Whatever you need, he's onto it. It was also the first time we'd had a proper spring mattress on our travels in India! Clean, quiet, comfortable and nestled amongst local villages and stunning backwaters were viewed from the bicycles they offer, free of charge. Privacy can sometimes be an issue traveling in India but Chameleon has a rooftop terrace, perfect for sun bathing where you'll have no unwanted eyes on you. Snack shack is a 2min walk away, and Rob offer's take out for anyone who wants to have a communal dinner together. Great food! Otherwise take a rickshaw to the main road, 5-10 min drive away. We really felt like we had a little holiday from our travels here. We recommend it anyone who wants to slow down in comfort. Excellent location for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle. Thanks for the great time Rob!
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Peacerob
Ludenscheid, Germany
He Gary, the best and also easiest way to get to us from the airport is by us sending a local taxi driver. He will then be waiting with a sign with your name on it and knows exactly where to bring you. See you soon.
Root_to_sky wrote a tip Feb 2018
Bangalore District, India210 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both rooms were located facing a Garden."
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Michael M wrote a tip Feb 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom52 contributions99 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sit on the flat roof to overlook the seawall affording views of the murky waters of the Arabian Sea."
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W4lking wrote a tip Jan 2018
Warwickshire, United Kingdom283 contributions95 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"to use wifi you need to be in the main building not the chalets"
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Brummyvic wrote a tip Nov 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom124 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All as beautiful as each other!"
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MasterJamin wrote a tip Apr 2015
Toronto, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room with A/C. We found it to be very much worth it!"
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,244 - ₹2,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)Vypin IslandEdavanakkad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Chameleon Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Chameleon Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Marine Drive (2.6 km), Cherai Beach (5.3 km), and Vypeen Island (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Chameleon Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at The Chameleon Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Chameleon Beach Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Boche Toddy Pub, Lilliput Multi Cuisine Restaurant, and Chilliout Cafe Cherai beach.
Does The Chameleon Beach Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, The Chameleon Beach Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Chameleon Beach Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edappally Church Complex (15.0 km), Aspinwall House (15.3 km), and Bishop's House (15.7 km).
Is The Chameleon Beach Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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