We booked the Raheem Residency via Mr and Mrs Smith, but sadly it really didnt live up to expectations. By Keralan standards its expensive, and after a pleasant welcome we were hoping that the experience would match the splendour of the surroundings. Our room was lovely, the building gorgeous, but sadly the overall feeling was that nobody was really bothered whether the service lived up to expectations or not. The breakfasts were mediocre - more due to a feeling that nobody was bothering to look after you than poor food (although our dosa's were awful) , pool service was not reliable, morning showers were consistently cold, and compared to every other hotel we'd stayed in on this KerAla trip they didn't seem to get that it's all about the people - feeling like their is pride/buy in to what they do. We're not five star junkies - our holiday has been a mix of home stays and other small hotels, but we like the occasional splurge. If that's what you want, then I'd splurge elsewhere! Such a shame as there Re all the right raw materials here. The exception to all of this was the restaurant in the evenings where the food matched anything we've had anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raheem Residency at Alleppey Beach, one hour south of Cochin, is an 1868 colonial property which was passionately restored in a classic, Indian style in 2003 by a small Indo-European private limited company. It is now recognized by the Tourism Dept of India as a genuine Heritage Hotel of India. Originally built by an Englishman, it was the home of the Raheems, an eminent Alleppey family, for one hundred years. Expect an intimate personalized service that respects your privacy in a sophisticated Indian setting with echoes of the Raj. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raheem Residency Hotel Alappuzha
- Raheem Residency Alappuzha
- Raheem Residency Kerala, India