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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at this small guest house ..expensive.an old house restored with all it's charm...nothing much to do, a pool with awesome tropical settings. Rooms have nothing extraordinary..even with menu too repetitive.we were so happy to meet the lady manager..a real asset to this property who explained about the property,surroundings, spice and rubber plantations. Plus points Excellent manager we adore... More 

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1 Thank David H
MervinIsaac, Manager at Serenity at Kanam Estate, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to comment on this forum. Our team makes every effort to provide a comfortable stay in the traditional plantation home – we’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful setting. The Serenity experience is meant to be just that, a quiet place to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. We wish... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Our stay here was a major disappointment and a waste of time. The accommodation can only be described somewhat generously as shabby chic. The electrics and bathroom fittings are archaic. There was no air conditioning in our room and for most of one evening there was no power at all. This is all explained as being an exercise in retaining... More 

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MalabarHouse, General Manager at Serenity at Kanam Estate, responded to this review

Hello Kay and thank you for taking the time to comment on this forum. We acknowledge your concerns and will work to address each of them. For now, no excuses, but a few observations we would like to share. We appreciate your pointing out areas for improvement. As you've noted, the house at Serenity is over 100 years old and... More 

Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

So we stayed 2 nights here and arriving the property looks beautiful and the surrounding area. But that's about it. We had the room downstairs which had a nice big verandah which we used since it had a nice view of the gardens/pool. Pool looked murky and the whole place needs a huge renovation. Like the other guests mentioned, no... More 

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MalabarHouse, General Manager at Serenity at Kanam Estate, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to comment on this forum. We acknowledge your concerns and will work to address each of them. For now, a few observations we would like to share. As you've noted, the house at Serenity is over 100 years old – and our goal with the renovations was to retain authenticity while providing... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The grounds are beautiful. The structure has class and innate history but the place lacks upkeep. So much in fact that we cut our stay short by a night. One of our rooms had no air conditioning. The toilet in one room was broken. Water ran sporadically and from the shower faucet, it came out rust colored. The pool was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Had a good stay at this small resort . Got a good choice when it came to the room as we were right on the ground floor next to the pool it had a great shaded cushioned area perfect for reading . Room itself was nice and air con worked well . Hot water was in short supply , but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We spent 2 days at Serenity as part of a 7 day drip through Kerala. It's a small plantation-like house in the middle of the rubber forest. Very pretty when you first pull up. There are only 5 rooms, so if you get fun fellow travelers it’s great - not so great if the other people aren’t friendly. However, this... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We only stayed here one night, but wish it had been for longer. There was absolutely nothing to fault with this hotel. Excellent food and lovely staff. We had a lovely, peaceful and relaxing time. 10/10

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Super heritage stay, calm and quiet environment. Highly standard and well maintained buildings with nice arts inside the. Professional and experienced staffs, especially friendly manager Saumya who helped to understand the area and culture. Elephant riding and food served was the best.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Superb boutique hotel, in the middle of nowhere; such a calm atmosphere; what a good service by friendly people; nice pieces of art in the different rooms. Beautiful swimming pool. Only drawback is the internet access limited to the central living room.... but that's not why we are here.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We first visited this hotel a few years ago and had a repeat visit so maybe I was expecting its previous high standard to be maintained. On repeat visits to other hotels you are always welcomed back, but here although the manager was the same person she showed little interest and although they only have very few guests as the... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Serenity at Kanam Estate

Address: Payikad, Kanam P.O. | Vazhoor, Kottayam 686515, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range: £115 - £321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Serenity at Kanam Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Serenity At Kanam Estate Kottayam, Kerala, India
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“TOP FLOOR!!! So noisy on the lower level.”
 of 5 bubbles SLDSanFrancisco_CA, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs are preferable”
 of 5 bubbles Caradineja, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the corner room overlooking the garden and pool”
  • Day bed outside of room
  • garden room with terrace
 of 5 bubbles CraiginSA, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“i loved the ground floor room on the back of the hotel which opened out to the courtyard and pool”
 of 5 bubbles 656ericar, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“They are all the same.”
 of 5 bubbles mollyw83, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
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