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Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in the cottage. This was a fantastic place to stay at the end of our 6 week trip ti India. We were there to relax in the backwaters of Kerala. There were plenty of interesting local walks and a wonderful evening canoe trip at sunset down the smaller canals. Both these activities allow you to...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We were 5 people in 4 rooms and we all totally enjoyed ourselves. The hosts were so gracious and the accommodations wonderful. Historic old rooms. My old room had a heavy dutch door and it was difficult to close and padlock it but that was part of its charm. The open air showers were wonderful although the pebbles a little...

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had wonderful food 3 times a day and were given every attention by Vinod and Vijo Job, Tom, Sam and Kannan, including help in exploring the local area. It is hard to beat arriving by canoe from their pick-up point and for value for money try the trip by the Kerala State river bus to or from Allepey: 11...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Indeed, we were very pleased to stay in this house where our room was confortable, well furnished, clean. The big surpise was the bathroom: on one hand it was completerly enclosed, and on the other, the shower on the open air (whitout a roof)! All meals were very good, served in the garden. We also appreciated the walk on the...

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Berkshire, England
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Our friends had the suite which was spacious though our room was the unusual one being the old granary, we had to climb up 3 big steps to get into bed! The bathrooms were fun as they were outside, certainly a first for us! It was completely enclosed but open air at the top. Great place. Food was included and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Our driver called the Emerald Isle (EI) number to get directions to the ferry point. Once there, a boat took us across the river to EI where we were greeted by our host, Mr Vinod Job. Although we arrived late for lunch (it was 3.30pm), our host ensured that we were served with steaming hot food. I was a bit...

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Sierentz
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Wonderful old house restored. Rooms are amazing, the spot is very well located if you like wonderful sunset as well. The food was excellent and the owner of the house is very friendly, full of interest and very close to his customers Very nice to have a shower outside

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Paris, France
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Welcomed by the owner as we arrived by boat at night to this beautiful homestead, we were instantly blown away by this beautiful and tranquil spot. Top-notch friendly service with excellent attention to detail. Wonderful rooms with big comfortable beds and an outdoor shower. Fantastic home-cooked food served under the stars on the waterfront with the buzzing and chirping and...

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1Thank OxxN
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We spent 3 nights at the wonderful emerald isle. We heard it was one of the best homestays in India and it didn't disappoint. The building is a gorgeous heritage conversion; every room has its own character and is decked out in original stylish fittings as well having an airy roofless bathroom. The surroundings are peaceful and host Vinod will...

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Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Vinod and his team really did pull out all the stops to make our stay super special, from delicious nutmeg drink and tour of the grounds on arrival to the free upgrade to the best room (see if the granary store is available, grand bed and outside shower!) this one night stay was a special treat following a frankly underwhelming...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad region of Central Kerala lies Emerald Isle, an exotic haven of tranquility, seemingly remote from city life, yet barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Tucked away on this delightful island lies the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an ancestral Country House set in 9 acres of secluded grounds – your Retreat into a Paradise of Peace. Emerald Isle Heritage Home is situated in an island resplendent with exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad birds and butterflies to make for a memorable holiday, affordable and unforgettable. A truly wonderful way to spend your time on the banks of the backwaters of Kerala! Our house, dating back 150 years, retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. Our property stretches across 9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds. All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides. Emerald Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested ’toddy’ fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the island, go fishing or have a swim. Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation. There are only 5 rooms (All Air-conditioned) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at Emerald Isle! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa

Address: Manimalathara | Chathurthiakary, Alappuzha 688511, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Price Range: ₹ 3,878 - ₹ 4,460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Hotel Alappuzha
Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Kerala/Alappuzha
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“All are lovely and comfortable”
  • outdoor shower!
LisaOnTheRoad, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms by the pond are great for birdwatching but be aware of sound proofing issues.”
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“Rooms at the front have better wifi”
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