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Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We couldn't ask for more in our short stay in Emerald Isle. We arrived and we really felt like at home. When we arrived we met Viju, in a few minutes he arranged all our stay, a massage, trip through the little canals and villages and the houseboat for the next day and showed us everything they have over there....

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a wonderful stay at beautiful Emerald Isle Heritage Villa. Vino and his staff were extremely kind, friendly and attentive, and their service really made the stay very special. Meals were served at a long table outside under a canopy, lit by candles at night - such a lovely setting. All guests ate together which was a really lovely...

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Thank Ashley B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2017

THE PROPERTY: This is not the first time I’ve visited the idyllic Emerald Isle, and it certainly won’t be the last. A beautiful heritage property in Alleppey, far from the maddening crowd. The rooms are clean, comfortable and roomy and the bathrooms large with an outdoor shower option. Wifi was quite reasonable for the remoteness of the location. Food is,...

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Bishop, California
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Beautiful grounds, comfortable accommodations, authentic Keralan cuisine, warm, friendly and helpful host and staff. We enjoyed walking all around the adjacent neighborhoods, meeting local people and kayaking and canoeing through the criss-crossing waterways. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed for two nights and wished it had been three! It was the perfect oasis after a busy tour in other more urban parts of India. The food was wonderful. The staff was attentive. The beds were very comfortable!

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Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights after an overnight stay on a rice boat. We were dropped right at the front of the lodge and were met by the lodge staff. While our rooms were prepared, we were welcomed with a refreshing drink and a tour of the gardens. We had a room near the pond at the...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I stayed in the cottage for 2 nights, and I wished I could have stayed here for a week! My stay was delightful, and I recommend a stay here very highly. The cottage is lovely & comfortable. Sitting room, mini fridge, lots of windows, good AC & fans, 2 beds shoved together. private front porch facing the front garden, and...

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Thank Retirada
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We travelled to this lovely home stay by canoe. My daughter was feeling ill and the staff couldn't have been kinder. We stayed in a converted grain store in the grounds surrounded by lush gardens. Lots of bird life and views over the rice fields. Food was great, only wish we'd booked in for more than one night

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Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We found this homestay through Alistair Sawday's 'Special Places to Stay' and it certainly was a special place to stay. From the moment we stepped aboard the dugout canoe to be ferried to the island by Tom we knew we were going to love Emerald Isle. We stayed first of all in a room near to the pond area. This...

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Thank Gigagnan
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I stayed her with a friend last year by chance. It was totally delightful. The owner was very helpful and informative. The room was comfortable and large and I loved the outside shower. We were able to explore the extensive and private surrounding gardens enjoying the birdsong in this peaceful and beautiful place.

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In the beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanad region of Central Kerala lies Emerald Isle, an exotic haven of tranquility, seemingly remote from city life, yet barely 10 kilometers from Alleppey Town. Tucked away on this delightful island lies the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an ancestral Country House set in 9 acres of secluded grounds – your Retreat into a Paradise of Peace. Emerald Isle Heritage Home is situated in an island resplendent with exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad birds and butterflies to make for a memorable holiday, affordable and unforgettable. A truly wonderful way to spend your time on the banks of the backwaters of Kerala! Our house, dating back 150 years, retains its original architectural features, mostly in teak, with splendid wood carvings. There is also a fine Ara, the timber storeroom used in former times for the golden harvest of rice – golden because the island’s lush green paddy fields turn gold at the time of the harvest. Our property stretches across 9 acres including lush green paddy fields and fish ponds. All meals are served in dining room. Please ask us if you want to have any special facilities like Ayurvedic treatments or houseboat rides. Emerald Isle is ideal for those wanting to relax, sun themselves or getting away from it all. The tranquil air here is salve to frayed nerves and everyday tensions. Read a book or taste the locally harvested ’toddy’ fresh from the coconut trees ! When you tire of lazing in a hammock, or sunbathing in the courtyard garden, you can take a walk around the island, go fishing or have a swim. Emerald Isle Heritage Villa offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation. There are only 5 rooms (All Air-conditioned) for guests and each has its own en-suite Open-Shower bathroom with all modern facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have been tastefully done and open to the sky above to give you a feel of being truly closer to nature at Emerald Isle! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa

Address: Manimalathara | Chathurthiakary, Alappuzha 688511, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Price Range: €54 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Hotel Alappuzha
Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa Kerala/Alappuzha, India
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“All are lovely and comfortable”
  • outdoor shower!
LisaOnTheRoad, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms by the pond are great for birdwatching but be aware of sound proofing issues.”
Gigagnan, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All good!!”
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“Rooms at the front have better wifi”
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