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Malakkarethu House

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Ancient style construction, aestically well maintained, hygenic inhouse prepared food, courteous and friendly staff, nice gardens overlooking Pamba river, walkable to the temple, do you need anything else? Perfect stay

Thank Sridhar R
contact m, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Thanks for the stay. We could not forget you with your simplicity.

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We happened to explore this place, Aranmula, a heritage village, on the internet and decided we wanted to do a stay for atleast a day. We came across a homestay, Malakkarethu House on the internet and finalised on the same. Our stay of just one day was awesome. The owner of the house, Mr Jojy was the best host we...

3Thank Nirmal S
contact m, Manager at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us to stay and we shared some good moments.

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I and a few of my friends had a chance to visit a sleepy village in Pathanamthitta District by name Aranmula, which is also declared as a historical village by the Union of India. It is the place where the Aranmula metal mirrors are made and is the abode of Lord Krishna on the banks of the holy River Pampa....

1Thank Alexander M
contact m, Manager at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice words

Pondicherry, India
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am an roaming Chartered Accountant and now with tax audit work completed I required complete peace and rest. I have heard of so called 'home stays' but Malakkarethu House really is a home away from home. First class location, very near the Parthasarathy temple, and the Pamba river flowing behind the homestay. Excellent spring board for Aranmula boat festival,...

1Thank vselvarajfca
contact m, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thanks for the review and stay. With regards Jojy

Erode, India
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We were visited to aranmula as a family trip from tamilnadu. Totally we are 4adults and 2 kids. Planned about 2 days and one night. Really we received a warm welcome in malakerathu home stay. Sincerely we shud thank to owner Mr. Jojy and his manager Mr. Reju. As the day entered to day we left from there , we...

2Thank Maheswaran M
contact m, Manager at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Dear Maheshwaran Thanks for selecting Malakkarethu. We enjoyed the whole day with you With​ regards Jojy

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed one night at the house and were made very welcome by our host who also took us on a fascinating tour of local sites, with the advantage of being able to discuss things in depth in English. The house is an oasis of calm and refreshingly cool after the hot and dusty streets and the home cooked food...

3Thank Clare H
contact m, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Dear Clare Thanks for the stay at Malakkarethu and nice words With regards Jojy

Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a great place to stay in Aranmula. We were here for the traditional Snake Boat Races and the hosts made our stay unforgettable. The house overlooks the banks of the river. Sujatha and her brother Ravi treated us as family and the staff was very helpful. The food was great Keralan traditional fare. 100% recommended.

Thank John_l-Imsiefer
contact m, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Dear John Thanks to select us as enjoyable homestay With regards Jojy

Gulmarg, India
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Its a huge house rather than a full service hotel. The place which is located is nearby Aranmula temple. There is small restaurant is located nearby this 'house' and will get Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner from there in cheap price.

2Thank Savin007
contact m, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thanks for the stay at Malakkarethu House Now we we serve homely food from our kitchen. With regards Jojy

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stayed 2 nights in Malakkarethu House as part of our 11 night tour of Kerala in late February; arriving in the afternoon ahead of the 1st night, and leaving in the morning after the 2nd night. Our stay with Professor Sujatha and her wonderful house-staff was the cultural highlight of our holiday. The home-cooking was also top-rate and I...

Thank siania
contact m, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Dear Siania Thanks for the stay. We invite you to stay with us in next visit to Kerala With regards Jojy

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Stayed at Malakkarethu House in September to view the annual boat race. It is ideally located on the banks of the river right by the finishing line for the boat races. You can view the races from the garden of the house itself. Be warned though that on the day of the race, it will be very noisy, with music...

Thank itinerant2015
sujatha17, Owner at Malakkarethu House, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review Malakkarethu House. Please feel free by all means to let us know if you have any preference for a particular dish and we will do our very best to cater to your needs. Hope to welcoming you again in Aranmula soon. Best wishes, Sujatha.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family-run homestay in Central Kerala possessing a diamond category certificate from the Tourism Department, Kerala. Overlooking the Pamba river and nestled amidst coconut palms and nutmeg trees, Malakkarethu House is a warm and friendly place to stay and it offers the ambience of a home to every visitor. We have five elegantly furnished, spacious bedrooms; four bedrooms on the first floor have private balconies offering a breathtaking view of the river. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malakkarethu House

Address: Aranmula, Aranmula 689533, India
Region: India > Kerala > Pathanamthitta District > Aranmula
Price Range: ₹ 1,500 - ₹ 2,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Malakkarethu House Aranmula, Kerala
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“Wheel chair access not available for first and second floors. No lifts but very comfortable”
145sridharr, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only three rooms have A/C which are in first floor.”
Savin007, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Any of the rooms on the second floor in the back of the house are fantastic. If you had to choose try to get the one in the middle.”
BobbyP320, 18 Mar 2013 | Read review
“First floor rooms are excellent.”
Palmfreak, 2 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Whilst all the rooms are excellent, the ones overlooking the Pamba river offer an excellent view.”
Ravindra846, 26 Sep 2012 | Read review
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