We came to Les 3 Elephants to relax and be lazy at the end of an energetic holiday in Kerala and it has been fantastic.
We chose No 2 - the room designed with a houseboat theme - and it has been lovely. You can lie in bed and watch the sunrise and all the activity of that time of day, when the fishermen are out and the light is clear. The room is very well and charmingly laid out, with plenty of cupboard space, two wonderful wood and whicker chairs on the verandah, a large-headed shower and a nice little garden at the rear, with a desk and chair under cover, as well as the garden table and two chairs. We believe that all of the rooms have been as well thought out and they are cleverly arranged around the grass and palm trees so that most have a view of the backwaters, though ours was one of the closest to them. On our last day we moved to no 3, as we had to catch a plane at a crazy hour, and it was equally charming, though quite different, with a Temple theme.
We ate in every day as the food was so good. We had massages and a facial at the Ayurvedic Centre and we walked by the Backwaters and on Cherai beach, which is clean and steep and is a 3 minute walk away. On the several occasions that we went there it was practically deserted. Very safe for swimming.
One of the best things about this hotel is its fantastic staff. They are highly motivated, cheerful, friendly and work as a team to ensure that guests have enjoyable stay. The owners are constantly present and involved if things get busy.
The only thing that became a problem for us was that, at certain tim of day, we were eaten alive. We had brought plenty of high-strength deet but it was only as we were leaving that it dawned on us that we could have mentioned it, as something would certainly have been done. We were perhaps a little too relaxed during our stay at this lovely small hotel!
We would highly recommend a stay at Les 3 Elephants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- French owned, designed and managed Backwaters Boutique Eco Resort, 200 meters from the Arabian Sea. Thatched roofs bungalows, with sit-out offering direct view on the backwaters, and private garden. Indo-Mediterranean restaurant. Traditional massage and yoga class available. Free Wi-Fi lounge area. Handicraft and designer clothes Corner Shop. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach Kerala