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Costa Malabari

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed 17 February 2013

It is kind of confusing that there is one name but three accommodation facilities. We stayed at "Anis Cottage" with Kurien and Anis and we highly recommend it to everyone! When we arrived (it is quite hard to find, make sure you get the phone number of Kurien when you call the tourist desk in Kochi) the other guests greeted...

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Turin, Italy
Reviewed 10 February 2013

I have been staying in Costa Malabari Guest house in Kannur for many years. First time one week, year after 2 weeks, then a month, and I will carry on and on. I just want to say thanks to Anni and Kurin the owner of the house. So wonderful, so kind and helpful. Anni is so popular for her cooking,...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Perched on a cliff-top above a small cove, this guest house is the stuff of dream getaway holidays. It is certainly not a luxurious experience. Rooms are large if basic, cooled by a sea-breeze and fans. Showers are best taken by the bucket method, and the power supply is occasionally spotty. Access to the beach is via a ladder-like stairway....

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We spent 3 nights with Kurien and his family and staff. Kurien certainly is a cheerful man with excellent English who will make sure you can experience the amazing theyyam rituale. The beach there is close, empty and calm, and the small adjunct village friendly. Rooms are clean and basic and you can use the internet free of charge (there...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I had read about Costa Malabari in a guidebook but warmly recommend it for anybody looking for a homely stay away from the hassle of moving around South India. I loved the simple house of Costa Malabari 1, 5 minutes away from the beach is a nice walk, the area has nice pathways amid prim houses and lush vegetation, and...

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Frome, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed at Costa Malabari 2, you have a secluded bay right on your door step and at night you fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore. Most of the time the beach is deserted and the perfect place to peacefully enjoy some sun and sea. The Keralan food here is delicious! We especially enjoyed...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We stayed two nights in Costa Malabari 2 (there are three). Our first floor room had a window facing the ocean which is very close so we could hear it when lying in bed. Huge simple room with great food. The building is on a small cove with a few other buildings. You get to the cove down some steps...

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

We stayed 3 nights at No 2 house perched on the cliff top overlooking an idyllic palm fringed beach. We chose to stay here because we wanted to attend a Theyyam ritual - and this was arranged by Kurian, who is knowlegeable and passionate and keen to provide an authentic experience for visitors (written about in William Dalrymple’s book, ’Nine...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights (and I wish it had been more) at Costa Malabari, which is at a place called Thottada, a 20 minute auto ride from Kannur itself. It's a 5 minute walk from some beautiful, tropical beaches, and for two days we mostly had them pretty much to ourselves. The sea's warm and great for...

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 19 November 2012

This place was a pleasant surprise. First, the food is absolutely AMAZING. The small beach down the steep cliff is lovely, the jungle setting is beautiful, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Make sure you know which building you're staying in, as there are 3. I believe #2 is the one on the cliff over the beach. One...

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Address: Near Adikadalayi Temple | Kannur, Kerala, Kannur 670007, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kannur
Price Range: €48 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Costa Malabari Hotel Kannur
Costa Malabari Kerala
Costa Malabari Hotel Kerala
Costa Malabari Kannur, Kerala
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Kannur
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kannur
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“The room facing the ocean is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles Anirban_Nandi, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance, no street lights at night and easy to get lost, ask caretaker to show directions beforehand”
 of 5 bubbles Vagaboundgal, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to take a room with good fan or A.C. if is possible :)”
 of 5 bubbles 280alejandrog, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Costa 2 is supposed to have great views. Costa 1 does not have a view but has a relaxing verandah at the entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles raypillai, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The room near kitchen is a bigger one although you don't get a direct sea view. This is a ideal room if you are looking for extra bed.”
 of 5 bubbles mrmishra, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
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