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Nazish Khan Jul 17 2014

Which are the top 10 heritage hotels in Kerala?

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Here is a list of the top 10 heritage hotels in Kerala. These are lavish retreats where you can escape for a truly indulgent holiday. Capturing the true essence of “God’s Own Country”, these resorts welcome you with open arms. They go all out to insure that you have a relaxed and rejuvenating break.

Photo of Kumarakom Heritage Resort (from its official website)

1. Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort, Alleppey

The scenic and quiet Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort is an intimate attractive getaway on Punnamada Lake. A part of the MIR Hotels and Resort, this beautiful property offers a world of facilities like a spa centre, sightseeing tours for guests and has various accommodation options to choose from, for instance you can take your pick from pool view and lake view rooms, which are decked with exquisite wood work.

Photo of the room (by its official website)

All the rooms are styled in the manner of traditional Kerala homes. The in-house restaurant churns out a plethora of local delicacies and also takes special requests from their guests. All in all, If you are looking for a luxurious holiday in Kerala, this is the place to be.


2. Tharavad Heritage Resort, Alleppey

The Tharavad Heritage Resort is a little jewel tucked away near the backwater canals. It is rated as one of the best properties in Alleppey. This 100 year old mansion will give you the true feel of Kerala. The terracotta roof with teakwood planks and traditional flooring are very typical of Keralan homes. The facilities offered, too, help you get the true essence of Kerala. It has an excellent Ayurveda centre, an in-house restaurant that serves us delicious local delicacies. The resort also organizes activities like boat cruises, village tours and houseboats tours for its guests.

Telephone: +91-477-2244599

Photo of the hotel (from its official website)

3. Bolgatty Palace, Kochi

Situated at the tip of Bolgatty Island, Bolgatty Palace offers the old world charm of Kerala. Originally constructed by Dutch traders way back in 1744, the hotel is a preferred choice for people who want a relaxed and luxurious stay on their vacation. Surrounded by soothing greenery on all sides, this lovely property has 4 palatial rooms that are equipped with world-class luxuries and amenities.

Photo of a room (from its official website)

Facilities include an Ayurveda centre, golf course, health club, boat cruises in the backwaters, in-house restaurant and a lavish swimming pool among others.

Telephone: +91-484-2750500/2750600

Photo of the poolside at hotel (from its official website)

4. Spice Fort, Kochi

This boutique heritage hotel was once the residence of a Jewish Koder family. With an interesting theme, the 27 rooms here are named after the commonly used spices, and world of luxuries, Spice Fort is your perfect getaway from the daily hustle bustle of city life.

Photo of the room (from its official website)

Located strategically in close proximity with local attractions, this heritage hotel has a plethora of facilities like an in-house restaurant offering international and Indian food, a swanky lounge where you can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee that is 100% organic, a seafood grill by the luxurious pool and guided tours of the place. What more can one ask for?

Telephone: +91-484-2218981

Photo of the restaurant (from its official website)

5. The Windsor Castle and Lake Village Heritage Ayurvedic Resort, Kottayam

The lavish resort is an ideal choice if you want a complete rejuvenation break with traditional spa and Ayurveda treatments. Lake Village is a true representation of Kerala’s art, culture, lifestyle and architecture. There are 17 tastefully done up cottages and their windows open to the picturesque Vembanadu Lake. Don’t forget to try the local delicacies at the in-house restaurants here. With so much on its platter, it is definitely one of the top 10 heritage hotels in Kerala.

Telephone: +91-481-2363637/2363638

Photo of the resort (from its official website)

6. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom

If you are looking for a gorgeous villa with a pool that’s just yours and everything that is allabout luxury, then Kumarakom Lake Resort is the place to be. Steeped in luxury, it has private pools for the presidential suites, heritage villas and lake-view villas. The rooms are done up tastefully with artwork sourced from Kerala and are extremely plush and comfortable. Pamper yourself at their world class spa and treat yourself to relaxing ayurvedic massages. With umpteen treatments and massages available, you will not be disappointed. The resort also offers a beautiful infinity pool.

Photo from official website

The hotel also arranges and organizes a number of local sightseeing sprees including boat rides and fishing expeditions. Once you are here, let the warm hospitality take over and just settle down for an amazing holiday.

Telephone: +91-484-6465050

7. Taj Vivanta, Kumarakom

Acres of green and a cottage-like grandeur--that’s Taj Vivanta for you. Sitting prettily by the tranquil waters of Vembanad Lake, it has heritage rooms, cottages and luxury villas. The most sought after pastime here is to do nothing at all! The rooms are spacious, well maintained and are reminiscent of Keralan architecture. The hotel has a swimming pool complete with beach chairs and shaded poolside tables. If you are in the mood to workout during your luxurious holiday, you can head to the 24-hour fitness centre or indulge in an exhilarating game of badminton.

Photo of a room at the resort (from its official website)

The hotel also offers baby sitting facilities and a lovely entertainment area dedicated to children. If you are unsure about local sightseeing spots, you can request the manager to organize and arrange a customized tour for you.

Telephone: +91-481-2525711

Photo of the resort (from its official website)

8. Surya Samudra Private Retreats, Thiruvananthapuram

A home away from home, Surya Samudra is a clifftop paradise that is surrounded in the lush green bounties of Kerala. If seclusion and privacy is what you are looking for this vacation, then it perfectly fits the bill. This eco-friendly heritage resort has a number of cottages with terracotta roofs, tiled floors, wooden pillars and flowery fruit gardens. Each cottage is built and spaced like a secluded private enclave where you can carve out a world for yourself.

Photo of a room at resort (from official website)

You can avail the in-room spa treatments, library, cooking classes with chef Prakash, and yoga sessions. The in-house shop called The Old Curiosity shop has some interesting antiques from all over the India.

Telephone: +91-471-2267333

Photo of the spa (from its official website)

9. Tea Bungalow, Fort Kochi

Make your way to the historic past of God’s Own Country, blended beautifully with modern amenities at this heritage property in Fort Kochi. It was initially owned by a manufacturing company (1912) and then was purchased by Brooke Bond Tea Company in 1956, and tea legacy has since remained with this bungalow.

Photo of Tea Bungalow (from its official website)

With tastefully decorated rooms, you'll find yourself surrounded by comfortable, subtle luxury, a true retreat from the bustling city life. The bungalow has 10 rooms, each named after ports around the Indian Ocean associated with tea and spice trading. Choose from a variety of cuisines from their in-house fine-dining restaurant, Cafe du Mahe, named after the 18th Century Governor of Mauritius, Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais.

Telephone: +91-484-3019200

Photo of the restaurant (from its official website)

10. Varikatt Heritage, Thiruvananthapuram

A heritage villa, Varikatt Heritage is located in the centre of the city, within walking distance of most of the city’s attractions. The property boasts of being a perfect mix of the colonial charm and modernity for a unique and interesting stay experience. This place offers three suites and two double rooms with generous verandah, a lush green garden/yard, so that you are away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city center.

Photo of the resort (from its official website)

The villa provides luxury at its best with a fully equipped Ayurvedic spa, support for other indoor activities and a badminton court. This eco-friendly home has been recognized by the Kerala State Department of Tourism as one of the three “ best Heritage Homes”.

Telephone: +91-471-2336057

Photo of the lounge (from its official website)

Surrounded by immense beauty and luxury clubbed with an old world charm, these top 10 heritage hotels in Kerala promise a perfect holiday. Some of these are also some of the famous heritage hotels in India list.

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