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Thottada Beach, Thottada, Kannur 670007 India
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Far from the madding crowd, in the land of looms & lores, the traditional Kannur; Blue mermaid is just 8kms away from the Kannur city,guest have this threshold thottada backwater on the right side blending soothingly into the deep blue sea. The sunset here is amazingly romantic to the young and the young at hearts. And you can sleep in the lap of the blue mermaid and wake to the sounds of teasing waves and the breezy trees.You can enjoy the gracious host's hospitality and relish that distinctive cuisine, influenced by the long coastal line, flavoured by the all pervasive coconut, enriched with exotic fruits, vegetables, seafood and garnished with the distinctive aroma of spices...Blue Mermaid Traditional House,Honeymoon Bamboo cottage and Bed and Breakfast cotttage are the guest rooms.Free Breakfast ,Free High-Speed Internet ,Free Parking ,Kitchenette ,Pets Allowed ,Restaurant ,Room Service ,Suites ,Wheelchair access..etc are the main facilities provided by the hotel.. All modern amenities and safety features have been catered for, to ensure that, you blend in with nature comfortably and safely. The hotel management will also organise Theyyam Visit, Handloom Visit, Marital Arts Visit, Bird Watching, Dental Treatment, Ayurveda Treatment.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Fran P wrote a review 27 Nov
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Blue Mermaid was the perfect landing place to relax, and unwind in a coconut grove by a pristine tropical beach. We felt instantly welcomed into the home of Indu and Pradeep, who did everything to make sure we were comfortable, served fabulous fresh home cooked food and were incredibly helpful in making sure we arrived safely and organised local trips and our onward journey. Rooms are clean and comfortable with fan and aircon and you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Lots of their guests come back year after year and we can totally see why.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen O’Neill wrote a review Mar 2021
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This place is one of the jewels in the world. Having a privileged life, where my husband and I have had many opportunities to travel, we visited this place all the way back in 2013, and still it is memorable in our minds. We were travelling India, before visiting Southern Africa, and stayed longer than we expected. The location is great for a get-away, and Indu, was an amazing host. I had my birthday here and she even went out to get wine and a cake for me. She made us so welcome...a place you should not miss on your trip.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tammy G wrote a review Mar 2020
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This homestay was phenomenal! This was my second stay here( 10 days in December 2015- January 2016 and 2 weeks in February 2020)The owners and staff treated us like family. They were so hospitable and kind. The food was delicious and full of flavor. They accommodated our spice levels and likes. Fresh juice, fruit and several breakfast options were served every morning. They had chicken, fresh fish, veg options and traditional Indian dishes for dinner. The homestay was also very clean. The rooms and gardens were beautiful and well taken care of with so much care and love. Our backyard was a beach with amazing sunrises and sunsets. If you want an amazing Ayurvedic massage/treatment experience, ask for Arjun. He and his wife, Stephanie, are a great team. They explain all of the treatments/massages and charge very fair prices. I have had many massages over the years and this one topped them all! Arjun was very professional with fluid strokes and an energy that can’t be explained in words.... you must experience it for yourself! Indu, the homestay owner, arranged a rickshaw to and from their Ayurveda center. The ride costed 150 rupees($2) each way and was only a few minutes from the homestay. He offers a combination of massages, a form of stretching before the massage (which loosened the muscles and made the massage so much better), reflexology and several other options. Ask to see their menu. Arjun and Stephanie also offer tour packages pertaining to cultural, shopping and nature experiences. My friend and I did the shopping and cultural tours. We shopped several jewelry and fabric stores. We connected with an up and coming local artist and purchased a couple of art pieces that were shipped back home(USA).We ran out of time before we could do the nature and hiking tour. They catered the tour to our interests. It was great to have a local who was able to give history and context to deepen our experience in India! We were able to go into Kannur to eat, shop, experience a thayyem, see temples, get massages and then come back to the quiet beauty of the Blue Mermaid. It was the best of everything! I will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gavin J wrote a review Feb 2020
Aboyne, United Kingdom400 contributions154 helpful votes
The Blue Mermaid is excellent value for money, the owners are very good hosts - the guests were great value at meal times - and the beach very nice - overall a really great place. The Beach is excellent - very few people on it, gently sloping sand beach and ideal for a pre-breakfast / early evening swim when it cools a bit. There is a huge second beach about a 5 minute walk away with absolutely no-one on it and a walking round trip to the end is a good 8 km there and back all on crunchy, golden sand. Beaches = excellent. The Food was good, meal times are fixed (09:30 for breakfast and 19:00 for dinner) and everyone sits around a big table. When we were there it was great fun chatting and picking up tips. A lot of the food is home-produced from the coffee, to fruit juices, honey and much of the farmed veg. The Hosts and Staff ..... just excellent. And couldn’t do enough for you to make you welcome. Made everything easy and organised a Theyyam, massages, Taxis for us ..... anything requested. Just wonderful. Happy to get you a coconut down from the nearest tree for an afternoon cooler as well. Lovely staff and hosts. The Room .... we had a family room with 4 beds in it because the place was full, no A/C just a couple of fans with a nice private balcony. There are rooms with a/c, a “honeymoon” suite and a series of standard rooms. Nothing sophisticated but clean and great value. There is a Yoga platform if you want to do some yoga before breakfast and when we were there there was a yoga retreat running for the 3rd year running. I very seldom give 5*’s to a place but the Blue Mermaid deserves it as the combination of the service, facilities, beach and tranquillity of the place was unique. As an aside - when we were there for 5 nights there were a steady stream of people coming in looking to move from the place they had booked to the Blue Mermaid and several of the guests we met had stayed Year-on-Year: both as good a recommendation as you can get.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CvB20152015 wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India291 contributions130 helpful votes
This property is well hidden away in outskirts of Kannur, yet location with immediate beach access and spacious grounds are worth it. The cottages are simple yet adequate. Decent home cooked meals are being served.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jim W wrote a review Dec 2019
Ukiah, California126 contributions64 helpful votes
Although a little tricky to find upon arrival, the search is so worth it. This is a quiet, relaxing oasis away from the standard noise and bustle that is much of India. The beach, a short stroll from your room, is pristine. The meals give you a taste of authentic home cooking. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. One of the few places we had air conditioning on our trip. Town is a short rick shaw ride away. And your hosts are eager to offer any assistance you might require.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Donna D wrote a review Dec 2019
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I stayed at Blue Mermaid for four days and nights and wished I had come earlier and spent a full week. I was traveling alone and felt safe and very cared for. The breakfasts and dinners always consisted of thoughtfully prepared Keralan dishes with a nice fresh variety and more than ample servings. My room was clean, spacious and the lovely front porch was a great place to sit and read. This property is very well kept, beautiful and quiet. The staff was all very nice and the owners treated me like family. Most beautiful beach ever! I would definitely return. Side note. Mrs. Kumar was not able to be on property during my visit. She texted me every day to check in. How sweet is that!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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pete_n_pat wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom588 contributions168 helpful votes
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I have written a lot of reviews over the past 8 years about how much I enjoy staying at Blue Mermaid but paradise has just got better with Indu & Pradeep having a new luxury cottage built. It stands by the boundary wall looking straight out to sea. The standard is first class, lovely western style king size mattress, large bathroom with enclosed shower, nice lighting, a/c, and large sliding glass doors to the verandah with chairs to sit and enjoy the sea view. During my 3 week stay in honeymoon cottage I watched the builders put the finishing touchs to the new cottage and was fortunate enough to be the first guest to stay there. The 3 weeks at Blue Mermaid were perfect - food, weather, empty beach for morning and evening walks. On the down side Indu was unwell and could only visit Blue Mermaid during my stay on 3 occasions which was very sad. There is a new member of staff Anil ( shown in the photo with Anita, Dince and Abhi) also a new pet dog called Billy. The toddy man has restarted his daily visits to tap the coconut trees in the garden and the vegetable garden is progressing well. Travelling to Blue Mermaid from London has been made easier now with the opening of the new airport at Kannur with domestic flights from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi. Pre paid taxi from the airport to Blue Mermaid was 1000 rupees but make sure the driver knows the location. Best to say that from the Adi Kadalaay Shee Krishna temple at Thottada after this each junction is clearly signposted. I plan to return to Blue Mermaid November 2020 for another couple of weeks in paradise to recharge.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Happiness669339 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Fabulous location right next to a beach I had virtually to myself most of the time. Pradeep & the staff are ultra friendly and helpful. Delicious Keralan food you would not get at a public restaurant. Get here before the tourist crowd finds out!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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She B wrote a review Apr 2019
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent Christmas here in this simply perfect little haven, by the sea. Indu & Pradeep were wonderful hosts, making each day special and giving so much of themselves to ensure that all the guests were happy. They arranged interesting excursions for us, for massage, textile industries, dawn performances of Theeyam dancing, not to mention doubling us as travel agents too. The rooms were lovely spaces, clean, bright, and cool, overlooking the peaceful garden. I especially loved swinging in the hammock there. The staff also were so welcoming, warm, and gracious. I will never forget my special stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Mermaid Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach (7.8 km), Thottada Beach (1.8 km), and Fort St. Angelos (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hotel Odhens, Sahib's Grill Kitchen, and MVK Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Mermaid Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort St. Angelos (6.2 km).