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“River Retreat - truly a treat”
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The River Retreat
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Thrissur
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
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“River Retreat - truly a treat”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Resort is awesome. Stay was really peaceful. Its everything there which we can expect in an resort, like swimming pool, outdoor games, indoor games, Gym, Ayurveda center, roof top restaurant, rive side garden & restaurant..... Food is also nice..

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Worcestershire England
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Kerala tour. It's down by the river although the way to it passes a toddy house where men can be seen fighting and staggering! Nice setting and quite good food. Perfectly acceptable room but incredibly dark (one tiny window) - in fact so much I left my slippers behind - didn't see them in the gloom. Was there for Vishu - Keralan New Year

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

The location was a former palace. One could not help but feel the history of the location.The hotel staff exceeded our expectations with attention to details. Food and beverage manager (SriJith) arranged our memorable trip to Pooram. The entire experience was one of our most treasured memories of India.

  • Stayed May 2014
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theriverretreat, Manager at The River Retreat, responded to this review, 21 June 2016
Dear Guest

Namaskaram!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your experience. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent and memorable experience with us. Comments such as yours on our product, services and team members, motivate us to walk that extra mile for delivering service excellence.
We would love to welcome you once again, in the near future, for yet another relaxing stay with us.

Thanks & Regards

Team River Retreat.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Staffs are very friendly, helpful and very understanding. Visited with my wife and baby, had a very relaxing two days and proceed to Guruvayoor.
The pool is very good and since I was there at the off peak time, I had all the facilities in the resort for my exclusive use. ;-)

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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theriverretreat, Manager at The River Retreat, responded to this review, 21 June 2016
Dear Guest

Namaskaram!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your experience. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent and memorable experience with us. Comments such as yours on our product, services and team members, motivate us to walk that extra mile for delivering service excellence.
We would love to welcome you once again, in the near future, for yet another relaxing stay with us.

Thanks & Regards

Team River Retreat.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Located on the main road. Small place converted into a hotel. Few rooms have river view and few have paddy field view. If there is water in the river the view is amazing. The ambience is very good and the service is excellent! They were kind enough to upgrade our rooms for free! There is a small recreation room as well.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

My stay at the "River Retreat" , will linger in our minds for a long time to come. The resort is very well managed with all possible amenities and facilities to pamper the guest. I should comment on the cleanliness of the rooms, the delicious food ( I cannot forget their "iced Tea"), the Pool, the recreation club (with fitness centre, indoor games, reading room, fitness center) and also the Shuttle court. We greatly enjoyed the Candle lit dinner in the lawn with the Barathapuzha river in the back ground. The resort manager Mr. Pravin Menon and his entire team , go all out to make the stay of the guests as comfortable as you can expect. While in Cheruthuruthy , do not miss the opportunity to visit the "kala Mandalam", where you can see the ancient traditional arts and dances of kerala , being taught to the eager students there. We also visited a village nearby, where we saw the amazing craft of Pottery and how a potter is able to make different shapes of pots with the deftness of his hand.
Thank you , River Retreat and keep up your good work.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jayapradeep
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theriverretreat, Manager at The River Retreat, responded to this review, 21 June 2016
Dear Guest

Namaskaram!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your experience. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent and memorable experience with us. Comments such as yours on our product, services and team members, motivate us to walk that extra mile for delivering service excellence.
We would love to welcome you once again, in the near future, for yet another relaxing stay with us.

Thanks & Regards

Team River Retreat.
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

The lay out of the property, the vast lawns, and many recreational facilities both indoor and outdoor is what makes this property stand out. My 2 year old son had a blast frolicking in the out doors. The other plus points are good food, courteous front office staff. One disappointment was the pool was not working. The cleanliness of the room and the toilet was not satisfactory, neither the response of the housekeeping department.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The River Retreat

Property: The River Retreat
Address: Palace Road | Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur 679531, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thrissur District > Thrissur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Thrissur
#4 Spa Hotel in Thrissur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The River Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The River Retreat Kerala/Thrissur, India

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