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Bath, United Kingdom

Truly Spectacular

Review of Marari Dreamz
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 Feb 2023
Marari Dreamz is truly spectacular and Allwyn is an utterly exceptional host. We borrowed bicycles from him to explore Marari and rode up quiet streets with him for a local Ayuverdic massage. He also arranged a return tuk tuk journey for us down to Alleppey and a boat trip around the fascinating inland backwaters that characterise this area. Nothing is too much trouble for him and we could have spent every day if we had wished touring the area based on his recommendations. The fact that we did not, and spent a lot of our time at Marari Dreamz itself, is a tribute to the welcoming and homely atmosphere he has created. The handful of holiday cottages, all of which have access to either shared or private pools, are comfortable and peacefully integrated into the sub tropical gardens he has designed. We spent many peaceful hours reading and relaxing in this most sublime atmosphere. His staff are superb, busy, very friendly, and not intrusive. Finally, Jency, Allwyn's lovely partner. What a complete star she is! Her kind nature permeates the entire place and her cooking is as good as the best we had in the whole of our tour around this most culinary states of India. If you want to experience the best of Keralan cuisine, what better way to do so than sitting under the balmy Indian sky, listening to the night birds and sampling dishes she has lovingly prepared. Allwyn and Jency have made something truly special at Marari Dreamz and deserve the very highest praise for their creation.
Date of stay: February 2023
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    Reviewed 3 February 2023 via mobile

    Allwyn and Jency’s place is stunning and genuinely my favourite place we stayed in Kerala. Allwyn is a fantastic host and a really lovely and interesting person. Jency is THE BEST cook in Kerala and so lovely - if you get the chance make sure you have dinner cooked by Jency to eat on your terrace. Breakfast was tasty and we had something different every day. The rooms are comfortable, clean and we loved the semi-outdoor plant-filled shower. We had a private pool which I would definitely recommend as an additional touch - both the private and communal pools were the cleanest I have experienced. The gardens are stunning and filled with lovely plants which make you feel like you are in a jungle. We also loved the company of Tango, Shanku, Doorman, Pacho and Masi - their gorgeous and friendly dogs! Thank you so much Allwyn and Jency we can’t wait to come back!!

    Room tip: Splash out on a private pool if you can Make sure to have dinner cooked by Jency
    Date of stay: February 2023
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

    My husband and I loved staying at Marari Dreamz. The private pool and flower-filled garden was amazing. We loved lounging in the hammock, borrowing bikes and riding the beautiful winding country road into the village, walking on the white sand beach, eating delicious home cooked food. The beauty of the beach and lush countryside has not been ruined by overdevelopment or commercialized by too much tourism like in other places which is also great. I stayed with my husband, but I have experience traveling in India as a solo female traveler and would feel really good here on a solo wellness retreat as well. We look forward to returning as soon as possible!

    Date of stay: January 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 17 January 2023 via mobile

    Really nice place. Great food and hospitality. We were able to see a lot in a short stay and Allwyn and Jency are happy to help you make the most of your time in Allaphuza/Allepey. We loved checking out the beach, the morning fish market, and our backwaters tour.

    Date of stay: December 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

    We enjoyed our 4 nights stay at Marari Dreamz, complete with a private pool. It was our first time visiting Kerala and this stay was one of our highlights.

    The hosts and staff were so hospitable and gave great advice on places to visit nearby. We borrowed bikes and rode to Arthunkal Church and Alleppey. Allwyn also helped to arrange a tuk tuk to explore areas further away.

    Breakfast and dinner were delicious, and we tried many foods for the first time. It was cool to watch chef Jency prepare the food. Look forward to visiting again!

    Date of stay: November 2022
    Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

    Marari Dreamz is a perfect oasis in Kerala - a lovely blend of family 'Homestay' and high class service - the accommodation is ideal within lush tropical setting with carefully maintained pools for a cool dip when you get too hot. Allwyn, Jency and the team are relaxed, friendly and attentive. The food is freshly prepared, varied and beautifully cooked. Their super-friendly dogs add to the family homestay atmosphere. We used the bikes ever day to explore the village lanes, morning fish market & peddling to the village shops. We walked to the deserted beach and swam in the warm sea. Allwyn couldn't do enough to make our stay in Kerala run smoothly.

    We booked in three nights and ended up staying for twelve!

    Date of stay: December 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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