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Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mararikulam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We really enjoyed our 3 day stay at this resort the staff was very courteous the beach fabulous food was good and the arrangements impeccable best things are the bikes and golf carts available to roam around inside the sprawling complex

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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Dear Guest,

It is an immense pleasure for me to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us. We as team Carnoustie are grateful to you for the feedback which you have given. It will be indeed an encouragement for me and my team to extend our hospitality on your next visit. We are sincerely looking forward to have you back very soon.

Warm Regards !
Joseph .G. Garcia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Was on a short trip to Kerala (being a maiden trip for my wife) was in search of a place that could be tranquil, Serene and at the same time enchanting, and on recommendation we landed at this beautiful piece of land in Alleppey..truly a paradise...the ambience was a blend of nature and comfort...the villas were spacious with lavish interiors and tastefully designed... beautiful sun deck having a lotus pond for a super nature view of flora..the landscape was truly green to the eyes and perfectly manicured...as you walk down the path you can breathe the freshness in the air simply adding to the purity and wellness..the bamboo restaurant so uniquely built with bunches of bamboo elegently put together in an unusual design that was so spacious with the rays of sunlight beaming thru the atrium set high above..with a wide variety in the cuisine....our choice was the true and authentic Kerala dish...puttu kaadla and the Chemeen manga curry..simply superb...and yes if you are looking out for some Ayurveda and wellness there are various package to choose from to give a perfect relaxation...last but not the least ....the entire stay was further complimented by a group of well groomed staff whose courteousness and pampering would certainly give you no other choice the next time you visit Kerala......

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for choosing Carnoustie for your maiden visit to Kerala. Its indeed a pleasure to know that we could surpass your expectations, the product and its offerings which includes acres of lush green landscape that gave you a change from your hustle and bustle of your city life.Looking forward to have you staying with us again.

Kind Regards !
Joseph G Garcia

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My first impression of arriving in Kerala in March was “wow this is hot!” - The heat was 37C and humidity was 89%. The rooms however at Carnoustie were luxurious and a beautiful sanctuary from the heat during the day.

Unfortunately, the hotel beach had been washed out in a storm two weeks before we arrived but we did enjoy lounging around the pool. I am not sure what was being done to restore the beach but I do know the locals were upset and appalled by “western sunbathing rituals”. I don’t believe we would have spent too much time at the beach as it was so hot.

We enjoyed the spa with an Ayurveda treatment and yoga in the late afternoon. We also enjoyed riding the hotel bikes into town to visit the Cathedral and in the other direction to visit the local fisherman’s beach. We also watched a dance performance of the local women. My daughter and I also had our hands hennaed. There was also internet connection in the rooms.

The meals at the open air restaurant were magnificent. The staff were very helpful in recommending local cuisine. We even had local tea bagged so we could bring it home.

This is a first class experience in a beautiful environment.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Dear Guest,

We are grateful to receive your feedback. We appreciate that you enjoyed our other facilities in the resort. However I wish to inform you that the beach is back. Mother nature has returned it with all its glory. Do visit us again.

Warm Regards !
Joseph .G. Garcia

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Absolutely beautiful place.. well maintained and close to nature... relaxing holiday and a good spa treatment.. great variety of food...

A perfect mix of traditional and modernism and the biggest plus is the extremely warm and efficient hotel staff..

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Evonne2013
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Dear Guest,

We appreciate the compliments that you gave us.It is heartening to note that you were delighted with our Spa treatments,food and friendliness and warmth of our staff. Thank you for choosing Carnoustie for your holidays.

Best Regards !
Joseph G Garcia

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Spent 3 weeks in total relaxing bliss being spoilt by everyone. From the moment we arrived to the day we left the staff just couldn't do enough for us. The large pool was fantastic. Our villa was a heaven to escape to from the heat and rain. Luxuriously well kept and absolutely clean. We woke up every morning to the beautiful view of the garden and the sea beyond. Being greeted every morning by the warmth and smiles of every staff is greatly missed.
Thank you to all at Carnoustie for making our stay such a wonderful one especially Rajesh and Jerin.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Dear Guest,

It is great to hear from you, For the entire team of Carnoustie, It was a wonderful experience to have you for three weeks. You had become more like a family member. We appreciate the time taken by you to write such a detailed review. Thank you and we look forward to have you staying with us again.

Regards !
Joseph G Garcia.

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This property is a gorgeous oasis of well-appointed rooms, perfectly landscaped gardens and inviting public areas. Set on 25 acres, the 32 villas are appropriately named after flowers. We got to visit various categories to see how they differ. All are thoughtfully laid out and decorated and have a sense of warmth, comfort, privacy and charm. You're struck by the attention to detail and how they refused to cut corners in both the physical lay outs and decor.

The staff are well trained and cheerfully attend to your every need. And the ayurvedic spa treatments, though a little pricey, help you get your chakras aligned.

All in all, this resort, comparable to the best in the world, provides a laid back Kerala experience without having to endure dog-eared accommodations that have seen better days. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Peter R
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear Guest,


Thank you for taking time out and penning down your very encouraging comments. We have passed on your compliments to our team and we gain strength from them to achieve greater heights.

We look forward to having you with us again and assure you of a wonderful stay


Warm Regards



Joseph Garcia
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

i stayed here in january of this year . a friend of the missus had organised her wedding here. and boy was i more than supreised when i enetered. .what a beautiful property in every way and brand-spanking new hotel... resort.Service wa s a bit slow..expected given that its a new property . but the rooms were huge and super clean and the bathrooms were like a spa into itself. the bride and groom wre in the the suites and wow. the suites had their own pool. and not just a small teenie one but a proper big pool. the icing on the cake was the beach which is just outside the rsort with suprisingly clean sand and water .. though the fact that no alcoh is allowed on the beach in kerala was abummer and made me miss sweet goa

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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carnoustie1964, General Manager at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear Guest,


Thank you for your great comments. We have passed on the compliments to our team. We have noted your feedback on room service and have reworked our processes in this regard.

Thank you once again and assuring you of our best services always


Warm Regards



Joseph Garcia
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Additional Information about Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

Address: opp Chennaveli Church, State Highway 66 | Chethy PO, Chennaveli, Mararikulam 688530, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Mararikulam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mararikulam
Price Range: £460 - £837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, situated at the Marari beach close to the Alappuzha backwaters, comprises of 40 luxury villas, a traditional Ayurveda Spa, Two Backwater Suite in Muhamma, One Two Bedroom House Boat and a Sailing Club. The villas are designed to reduce energy and water consumption as well as minimize the use of exhaustible materials. The eco-friendly resort ensures that we use materials such as jute, bamboo, recycled cardboard instead of wood, reprocessed plastic and scrap wood. While at the resort, travellers can take lake/ backwater tours to gaze at the gorgeous paddy fields of Alapphuza, try out the early-morning yoga sessions, unwind at the beach, relax at the spa, enjoy performances by local traditional dancers and Kerala’s range of percussion music, try their hand at night fishing, cycle around villages or sail the backwaters and learn a bit of archery. ... more   less 
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