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Reviewed 8 June 2013

We stayed in Emerald Isle with our 5y.o child for one night in March-13. It was the only place during our trip in Kerala that we didn't like. - the Heritage rooms are absolutely NOT soundproof. You can hear everything your neighbors do. - although we were assured by the owners that the homestay have internet, in fact it is...

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Bestensee, Germany
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed at the Emerald isle for 2 nights on 9 and 10 May 2013. Reading reviews we were really looking forward to staying there, also finding out why it was called after Ireland. As well as which, we had read about cookery lessons and places we could swim from its website. What a disappointment. We got to the hotel...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am Very Sorry for the thing happened to you as we want all our Guests to be happy. In our website it is mentioned that you can swim in the River infront and we had not mentioned about a Swimming pool. Guests used to swim in the river. When you came, I was busy as my wife...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Only 4 rooms in that old Keralan farm (about 150 years old, built by the ancestor of the owner) but all more beautiful than the others, using original material and configuration. A new house was built more recently next to it and offers a suite, a bit less charming but pretty well done and comfortable too. The bathrooms have been...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 27 April 2013

You arrive by boat to this Keralan paradise. We were welcomed on a hot afternoon with a glass of chilled nutmeg juice. The building is heritage, gently curving roofs and all creaking teak. It is set in a little garden of Eden... it feels like its own little tropical island floating between the river on one side and an enormous...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Amriswil
Reviewed 25 March 2013

A warm welcome from owner and stuff. Nice and tasteful furnished rooms, a lovely garden, a relaxing atmosphere - it took us only minutes to feel comfortable in this heritage place. What a pleasure to have candlelight dinners with the other guests. And the Food - just very tasteful and well balanced for foreigners and served from friendly People -...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2013

How fortunate we were to stay here for 2 nights.The whole team were pleasantly attentive without ever being intrusive. We chose the cottage rather than a room in the house and were thrilled with it.It had its own indoor and outdoor sitting areas and indoor/outdoor bathroom. The grounds are magnificent-3 fish lakes and extensive gardens overlooking paddy fields with plenty...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2013

This beautiful ancestral home is a short country-boat ferry ride across the Pamba river from the nearest taxi drop-off point. As soon as you arrive, you are welcomed by your hosts and made to feel like a guest of the family. Life is comfortable, slow-paced and peaceful. The rooms are comfortable, clean and full of character with beautiful carved wood...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2013

My wife truly enjoyed our 3 nights at this very authentic property...it was the highlight of our Kerala vacation. The location cannot be beat. Because it is located on an island...you have no traffic just a very authentic village. We loved the village walk...the locals were friendly. We did a 6 hour Shikara boat backwater cruise which was perfect because...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Moss Vale, NSW, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2013

This home stay was a delight. Set on an island, it is small (four rooms and a cottage) but very attractive. Meals are served outside and they are very good and the service attentive. We enjoyed an island walk, guided by the map provided. It was a hot day and it was a relief to find a tuk tuk for...

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Emerald Isle homestay was our first experience of the Kerala backwaters and where we stayed for 2 nights in January. The owner Vijo welcomed us on the mainland and a short ride across the river delivered us to a place of paradise. A cool drink from the ever smiling Sam set the scene and we were shown to our room....

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EMERALDISLEkerala, Owner at Emerald Isle - The Heritage Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful review. Pleased to let you know that we had won the “Lonely Planet Magazine”--Best Homestay of India ---2013. Ref:- Page 127 of “Lonely Planet Magazine”-India of May 2013. Award function is at ITC Hotel Mumbai on 7th June. Our Facebook page is "EMERALDISLEKERALA" Best regards, Vijo Job & Vinod Job

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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 

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Address: Manimalathara | Chathurthiakary, Alappuzha 688511, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: €64 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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