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Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room at River Retreat is spacious and comfortable. It needs a little repainting, but is still lovely and comfortable. Our room had a terrace out back which was really lovely. I had an Ayurvedic massage for the first time and it was outstanding. I had others since and not one was as good. Food in the restaurant is excellent... More 

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Filey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a lovely location overlooking the river with interesting gardens and birdlife. You can also walk very easily into the nearby village for a taste of Indian life. The staff were very welcoming and even put on a special outdoor dinner for us in the gardens.The rooms and bathroom were very spacious.I would think it would be an... More 

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Lancashire
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This retreat is a great place to stay, Absolutely beautiful. We stayed here for two nights whilst on our touring holiday of Kerala. Staff very helpful, bedroom spaceous, clean. Well equiped with fridge, kettle, tea and coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

At least this Heritage Ayurvedic Resort was only just off the main road. There is a separate Reception Area where you check-in. The hotel rooms are in blocks and there is some construction work on site. My room had a great view across the river and a large balcony accessed from the corridor. The bathroom was interesting as it was... More 

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Kolkata, India
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53 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stayed there only for a night with family.. (infact,for just a few hours would be more apt to say) and was completely bowled over by this Kochi summer palace turned resort... so peaceful and dreamy with lots of shade trees and the river nearby. It's a shame we didn't have much time to go for many of the Ayurvedic massages... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We booked the resort for our family reunion of 57 pax for 2 days. Prince was coordinating with me for the booking , his efforts are worth to mention. He ensured each every requirement of us was taken care with special treatment. 22 rooms were booked in total & I must say the rooms were spacious & comfortable with amazing... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've been to this resort multiple times. The place is super awesome. This is very close the Bharathapuzha river. You can have your candle light dinner arranged with an amazing nila view near the river bank! This resort is very close to Kerala Kalamandalam. They run a great restaurant as well. Also on every year end, they have a special... More 

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theriverretreat, Manager at The River Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest Namaskaram! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your experience. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent and memorable experience with us. Comments such as yours on our product, services and team members, motivate us to walk that extra mile for delivering service excellence. We would love to welcome you... More 

Chennai, India
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I stayed here in the month of December 2015 and was awed by the beauty and vastness of this resort. The ambience of the buildings and rooms give you an authentic kerala feel and is amazing. Rooms are very clean. Food is great. The staff is quiet helpful and friendly. Overall an amazing experience.

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theriverretreat, Manager at The River Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest Namaskaram! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your experience. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent and memorable experience with us. Comments such as yours on our product, services and team members, motivate us to walk that extra mile for delivering service excellence. We would love to welcome you... More 

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107 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

One of the best resorts in Kerala, situated on the banks of the river bharathapuzha and near to Kerala kalamandalam.this resort is very much suitable for conducting get together and other functions. The rooms are well maintained, food and service is very good.Facilities provided are above standard.Ayurveda treatments are also available at this place.

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theriverretreat, Manager at The River Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest Namaskaram! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your experience. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent and memorable experience with us. Comments such as yours on our product, services and team members, motivate us to walk that extra mile for delivering service excellence. We would love to welcome you... More 

Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Checked in the evening after a long drive. The place was very nicely done, old traditional Kerala house modified into a resort. Tastefully done rooms with large bathrooms. The Ayurvedic massage was very good!. They accommodated this even though it was well past their usual working hours. The staff was quite friendly(Prince) and accommodative to cater to our specific needs.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about The River Retreat

Address: Palace Road | Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur 679531, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thrissur
Price Range: ₹ 2,727 - ₹ 2,77,990 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The River Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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