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Reviewed 28 January 2020

Sometimes you can just tell when you check-in that the property is well - managed, and that was certainly the case here. Service was strong, with a receptionist who (despite our extremely early check-in) after biking in tried to figure out a solution. The entrance itself isn't grand, but you could quickly tell things were taken care of - the toilet in the restaurant bathroom looked each day like it was cleaned to an incredible degree.

This is a small 13 room property oriented towards the outdoors. Overall comments:
- Rooms were well decorated and clean, with mostly separate buildings per room.
- Shower / bathroom setup was open to the sky.
- Pool seemed well maintained too.
- On site restaurant was open specific hours for B, L, and D....and not open otherwise. This is a disadvantage if you're looking for a non-alcoholic beverage or anything during the day.
- Service at the restaurant was proactive, and trying hard to keep everyone pleased (can be a challenge when everyone wants dinner at 7:30!). Like practically everywhere I've ever been in rural India, speed for dishes to come up was slower than you'd like...Restaurant is a covered space open to the outdoors (with fans) just back from the trees.
- Location of the property is just on the beach - actual rooms are set back in a nicely landcscaped area (no beach views). It's a much quieter part of the beach vs. the more touristy areas that fill up more. It's a ~3-4 km beach side walk to the busiest portions of the beach with more restuarants (or easy tuk-tuk)
- Areas for improvement to me include the beach chairs they have on the property (there seemed to be 12 chairs for the 13 rooms - why not a few more and limit the challenge of saving chairs?) and also some challenges we had with the shower overhead not working...

Overall, I'm giving this place 5 stars - is it perfect? No. Is it a high-end five-star resort? No. But did it have a great set of staff and management that really cared, and were making the most of pretty good facilities? Yes.

Date of stay: January 2020
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mar rm, Owner at Seclude Marari Sands, Kerala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Dear Guest,

Greetings from tree Of Life Resorts!!!

Thank you very much for taking the time for your fabulous review and also for choosing us for your stay. It's of great pleasure to read such lovely feedbacks from our guests. We are delighted to know that your stay with us was a memorable one. We are lucky to have the resort right on the stunning stretch of white sand beach in Mararikulam is what most of the comments on.

We look forward for you to welcome you back at Marari or any other retreats in the Tree Of Life family across India.

Best Regards,

Deepu D
Resort Manager.

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Reviewed 31 December 2019

Wonderful service as in their mission statement. Staff were generous in their efforts took after us, a beautiful tranquil location by the sea, need to exercise caution when swimming as there is a strong current. We did our own breakfast with locally purchased fruits to minimise cost a little. Still over all wonderful experience.

Date of stay: December 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Excellent spot for a family vacation. The place is clean, very well managed and has great service. The staff is very friendly. The resort also allows pets and that was the best part of the holiday. We had great fun being right next to the beach.

Date of stay: December 2019
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mar rm, Owner at Seclude Marari Sands, Kerala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Dear Guest,

Greetings from tree Of Life Resorts!!!

Thank you very much for taking the time for your review and also for choosing us for your stay. It's of great pleasure to read such lovely feedbacks from our guests. We are delighted to know that your stay with us was a memorable one. We are lucky to have the resort right on the stunning stretch of white sand beach in Mararikulam is what most of the comments on.

We look forward for you to welcome you back at Marari or any other retreats in the Tree Of Life family across India.

Best Regards,

Deepu D
Resort Manager.

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Reviewed 27 December 2019

Apart from a beautiful location, you have nothing in it . Service and cost wise very poor. Too late in service and price of food is very high. Without minding the cost if you want spend time with your partner in a beautiful place you can go for it... private place without any disturbance.

Date of stay: December 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mar rm, Owner at Seclude Marari Sands, Kerala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Dear Guest,

Greetings from tree Of Life Resorts!!!

Thank you very much for taking the time for your review and also for choosing us for your stay. Please accept our sincere apology as we couldn't make your stay as per your expectation. Noted your concerns pointed and corrected it promptly to ensure no such failures in future.

We look forward for you to welcome you back at Marari or any other retreats in the Tree Of Life family across India and assured the best stay.

Best Regards,

Deepu D
Resort Manager.

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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights for a family vacation. First the pluses- great location, staff with a smile always, very good breakfast which is part of our package. Now coming to negatives- room is old and management not maintaining it, we had issues with water, a/c etc to name a few. The staff try their best but are limited in fixing these. Also the restaurant prices are exorbitant, so better to have your vehicle for getting food at affordable prices.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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mar rm, Owner at Seclude Marari Sands, Kerala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

Dear Guest,

Greetings from tree Of Life Resorts!!!

Thank you very much for taking the time for your review and also for choosing us for your stay. It's of great pleasure to read such lovely feedbacks from our guests. We are delighted to know that your stay with us was a memorable one. We are lucky to have the resort right on the stunning stretch of white sand beach in Mararikulam is what most of the comments on.
Noted your concerns pointed and corrected it promptly to ensure no such failures in future.

We look forward for you to welcome you back at Marari or any other retreats in the Tree Of Life family across India.

Best Regards,

Deepu D
Resort Manager.

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