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“Simply Wonderful”
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Marari Dreamz
Ranked #1 of 34 Mararikulam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Shere, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Simply Wonderful”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We spent two weeks with a few days out for trips. Allwyn arranged for a driver to meet us from our flight and bring us to Marari Dreamz so completely looked after from beginning to end. The wonderful warm welcome we received was delightful. We had incredible authentic South Indian food cooked by lovely Jency every day after buying the vegetables on the day from the local market. All the dishes were great but our particular favourites were lady finger okra coconut curry, spicy potatos and beetroot, sweet cabbage and coconut, lentil Dahl, vegetable burgers, and on and on. All just mouthwateringly delicious and spiced to suit us. Jency's lime and cardamon coolers drink was so refreshing too. Breakfast can either be authentic South Indian dishes or fresh fruit, toast, marmalade and wonderful coffee.

Allwyn and Jency were great hosts, always attentive and able to provide local information on places of interest , trips etc. Allwyn took us to the local fish market one morning and to the fish auction on the beach.

The beach was only a short walk away and we visited most days for a few hours either late morning to swim or early evening to watch the sun set.
It was lovely to also spend time relaxing in a hammock in the garden and watching the wildlife.
We were really grateful to Allwyn and Jency for their kindness and warmth.Nothing was too much trouble and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay having got to know our hosts and what life is like growing up and living in a traditional coastal village in Southern India.
we would not hesitate recommending Marari Dreamz and wish Allwyn and Jency all the best with their lovely authentic homestay

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Thank You Andrew & Carol for finding time to write about us. We really enjoyed the time too and we look forward to see you soon too.
We feel really happy that you enjoyed all our services
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

At the end of our India-travels, we decided to have a couple of days off at the beach. We opted for Mararikulam and the adjoining Marari Beach and checked in at Marari Dreamz. The small resort offers three villas, each in different styles. A special are the open bathrooms - surrounded only by high walls, you can get a glimpse at the night skies while under the shower. The trees growing in there are nice as well ;-)

All over the garden there are cozy hammocks, inviting you to get short rests - which is highly recommendable over the midday heat.

The best, however, was the Marari Dreamz-Team, Allwyn and Jenzy (and of course Pilu, the young cat who entertained us during our stay!). Allwyn is not only a warm and welcoming host, but you really have to become friends with him. He organized all our trips, took us to his favourite restaurant in Alleppey and helped us with everything we needed. Jenzy is the most amazing cook, surprising us with her creations every evening. If you like fish (and loads of perfect south-indian side dishes), you're at the best place to be!

The beach at Marari (only about 5 minutes walk from Marari Dreamz) is highly recommendable as well. Clean, quiet (even lonely) on weekdays, white sands, shaded by palm-trees... Presumably it won't be too long, until it is getting more and more discovered by tourism. So best take the chance to visit it now and experience it in all its quiet beauty. The sea is very warm and has no big waves. Occasionally you can watch the local fishermen going for same smaller sea-food at the beaches or going out in their boats. Also take a trip to Alleppey and get on the backwaters in a small boat. You can spend a ahole afternoon, lying aboard, watching the palm trees and little villages float by.

Overall, the sign at Marari Dreamz entrance did not lie: We arrived as guests, and left as friends. Thank you again, Allwyn, Jenzy and Pilu!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Thank You Thomas for finding time to write about us. We really enjoyed the time too and we look forward to see you soon too.
We feel really happy that you enjoyed all our services
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We couldn't believe our luck in finding this absolutely beautiful and relaxing homestay. Jency and Allwyn have created something really special and unique with Marari Dreamz. They have poured so much love, time and creativity into the place and its paid off. We loved the brightly coloured, spacious and comfortable rooms and the hammocks and gardens are fantastic! They've created a beautiful oasis and have given you everything you need, before you even realise you needed it! The level of service and care is extraordinary and Jency's food was the best we'd eaten in India!

We were traveling as a group of 3 girls in their late 20s, but Marari Dreamz would be great for couples and families alike!

Jency and Allwyn went above and beyond to show us their beloved Mararikulam and we came away feeling that we'd had a truly unique experience.

Marari Dreamz we love you! xxx

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear Sarah,
We are really happy that you put your time in writing such a fantastic feedback about us. We are proud that you enjoyed well our service and place. Thank You very much and it was really our pleasure to meet you girls too..
We keep in touch
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We can not recommend Allwyn and Jensy highly enough, they are the definition of great hosts.

The place is easy to find, very clean and comfortable, with good free wifi. Our room was and a/c double with a spare bed for a child if needed, with an outside private bathroom which was a lovely and exciting touch, like the room this was very clean and well maintained. The room's a/c was great, as was the terrace outside the room where we ate our meals and sat in the peaceful hammocks reading of an afternoon. The meals were all well thought out local dishes, produced in the family kitchen by Jensy and delivered by Allwyn. We had breakfast (included) and dinner (very reasonable additional cost) each day and every tasty meal was lovingly crafted and described upon serving. The food is so good that guests who had moved on to other hotels even came back for dinner! We made full use of all the nice little extras too, taking the mat with us to the beach (5 mins walk away) and cycling around on the bikes, making it to the modest nearby village for a little shopping. What really made our trip was Allwyn and Jensy's helfpulness and local knowledge, so we truly had access to local gems! When my wife wanted a massage Allwyn not only knew the best place to go (local Aurerverdic doctor) but also took us there, when we wanted a tailor he took us to the best local tailor who was very reasonably priced and he negotiated a good price and completion date for us, without his assistance I think this would have been a much more expensive and lengthy process. When we wanted to buy souvenirs from nearby Alleppey Allwyn recommended a great and again very reasonable store, then organised an auto rickshaw for us to get there. Both Allwyn and Jensy welcomed us into their kitchen, giving us a Keralan cooking lesson for no additional cost, so we got to see dinner being prepared and cooked, complete with explanations of all the ingredients, it was a lot of fun! When we had to move on at the end of our stay we had a lot of luggage and had planned to get a ferry, but when we realized that would be basically impossible instead of booking us a cab in a lovely gesture Allwyn drove us to the hotel.

So in short this is the perfect place to stay in Marari, a top quality homestay where you are welcomed and helped way beyond what is reasonable to expect. Thank you Allwyn and Jensy, hope to make it back one day.

Room Tip: We stayed in the red stone room, it has an outside bathroom, v comfortable bed and the a/c is great.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thank You Nick that you spend some time in speaking about us to write such a long beautiful description....Honestly we really had our good time with you guys and really wish to see you again..
Thank You for the comments once again.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Arrived at Marari Dreams to be greeted by two fantastic hosts. They went out of their way to make our stay in India even more special. The rooms were amazing with full A/c and an out door bathroom to shower under the stars? My partner and I had eaten in many places in Kerala but after tasting Jency's home cooked meals We instantly asked her to teach us.
There was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with the villa's set in a secluded area away from the tourist hunters, allowing you to see the true Kerala and it's amazing sandy beaches. ( only 5 min walk from your door step.
Thanks to Allwyn and Jency for the great time we spent with you.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thank You Rick for the time spend on TripAdvisor to appreciate us. We really enjoyed the company of you guys in all nights.. Wish to see you again...
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent 6 nights at Marari Dreamz. We enjoyed it very much. The athmosphere of the place is very relaxing and a lot of trees in the garden brings relief from the heating sun. The people in the area is very friendly and helpful.
We stayed at what we think is the newest villa, Red stone villa. The AC was working perfectly and the comfort in the rooms and at our terrace was very good. Our bathroom has to be seen to be believed, just amazing design and brilliant idea of having the shower in "open air".
Even though Allwyn suffered from a terrible toothache he was positive and really tried to help us with tours such as the fish market and backwater tour. The light, colors and the athmosphere of the fish market early in the morning was incredible.
We could write a long story about the food....but you need to taste it to understand how good it is! Lunch and dinner were the highlights of the days and even guests from a nearby hotel went to Marari Dreamz just to experience the fantastic tastes. Jency is the "chief" and you could easily see that she was proud of her work and she had good reasons, believe me!

Stayed January 2014
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Tomas and Maritha,
We really enjoyed the times with you and thank you very much for the appreciation and the time taken to write about us. We really wish you to be back again.
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Allwyn und Jency have a very nice hostel with two very nice Villas and one artstic room. all three with outdoor bathroom. we,7 People, had very Special dinner in their or our garden, very relaxing.The beach is close to their home, about 150m. very friendly and unspoiled people overthere. thank you very much, you are Special Allwyn and Jency. thanks for organizing the backwatertour and the Taxis. alle worked out very well.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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567Allwyn, Owner at Marari Dreamz, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Beate,
We are really happy that we could host you for 2 nights and we really loved your group and really happy that you wrote about us. We are really proud to have an excellent review from a senior traveler like you.
See you again
Allwyn
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Property: Marari Dreamz
Address: Marariikulam | Marari Beach, Mararikulam 688549, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Mararikulam
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Mararikulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marari dreamz is a small home stay located at the sea shore of marari beach which is run by a couple named, Allwyn and Jency. Marari dreamz has got four Luxury villas each having one air conditioned double bed rooms fitted with an open sit out which makes you feels like heaven. You can walk east in to the village to enjoy the stunning traditional temples surrounded by green paddy fields and huge trees. One can live along with the calm and quit villagers who earn their living from sea. You can explore the village customs and tradition, swim in brackish waters, and attend daily morning yoga classes. In spite of all, in marari dreamz you are blessed with an experienced Ayurveda doctor who can change you mentally and physically, by analyzing your body and mind. Your welcome drink is given by our chef Jency, who can handle all Indian traditional dishes and all modern dishes as per your request in cheap. You can enjoy making sand castles, or go for the backwater cruise nearby, and also do check out the coir making units. Precisely saying there is everything here to keep you entertained and engaged ... more   less 
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