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“An idyllic isle of serenity” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashtamudi Villas
Ranked #2 of 39 Kollam B&B and Inns
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Paris, France
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“An idyllic isle of serenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

This is an incredible place -- four cosy huts ecologically conceived yet with all the amenities on a calm, tree-studded estate, on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake, and in the middle of an urban sprawl. The proprietor, Prabhath Joseph, is a gem of a man who stops short of nothing to make your stay and travels comfortable. And it's service with a smile from the staff who cook up great dishes. Really worth a stop-over if you're travelling in southern Kerala.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

The rooms are decorated and furbished in style with a modern bathroom. Great Kerala food is served in the outdoor living room with stunning lake views. This is a perfect place to relax in the beautiful gardens. The host can arrange houseboats as well and generally is very caring. We very much enjoyed our stay and can warmly recommend the guest house.

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

It was raw. It was like walking into a poem. The perfect place where you can relax and rejuvenate as Joseph and his staff does all the planning for you very effectively. The WiFi gives you the luxury of doing that quick peek into mails and blogs with your feet still entangled with the lake. The people were lovely , polite and courteous . This was the embodiment of the perfect getaway. I strongly recommend this place .
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  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Ashtamudi Villas at the beginning of January this year, and we were both so pleased to find such a great place to stay after the touristy bustle of Fort Cochin. Joseph and his staff were very friendly and helped us to arrange logistics for fantastic Ayuvedic massages and day trips on the backwaters, etc.

Our room was great - very clean and comfortable, the food was delicious, and the location of the resort couldn't be better. It's such a relaxing place, and literally right next to the banks of Ashtamudi lake. We ended up extending our stay by one more day before we had to fly back to Delhi. We wished we could have stayed there for longer.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

This site is much better than most of the resorts I have I been.. (been to a lot).. Beautiful location, friendly host, lovely view... Will come back for sure and stay longer.. Keep doing the good work.. :-)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Stayed 3 nights there. Joseph (owner) & his staff are very helpfull. Food is very good. Place is nice. Rooms are clean & finishing work is very impressive (very rare in India!). Ideally located : outside the city center so very calm area, but not too far (5mn by auto). We decided to come and stay in Kollam for a couple of days in order to attend the main puram festival and avoid the crowds and hassles of Allepey and that was I believe an excellent choice. Joseph can arrange backwater trips for a very reasonnable price and indicate where/when to go for attending nearby festivals (there are festivals featuring elephants, dances and music from December until April). I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

I found this place more by chance but I was positively surprised! It's very relaxing, the staff is extremely helpful and the location just right on the banks of Ashtamudi lake is really beautiful. Cold beer is available (not common in budget acommodation across Tamil Nadu) and the food is great too!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Ashtamudi Villas
Address: Thevally, Mathilil . Po | Near Nambarath Junction, Kollam 691601, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Kollam
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Kollam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst Kerala's peaceful backwaters and overlooking Ashtamudi Lake is Ashtamudi Villas, your private retreat in Kollam, offering a unique opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of Keralan life. Accommodation: Situated in their own private gardens, each lakeside villas boasts double bed and modern bathroom facilities. Our brand new villas employ the latest in eco-friendly technology, setting innovative new standards in sustainable tourism. During your stay with us, simply take time to relax in Ashtamudi's tranquil surroundings. Enjoy a book from our well-stocked library or take time to sample the delights of Kerala cuisine. Furthermore, canoe-boat and house-boat tours can be arranged from your own private jetty in the grounds. Location and Access: Ashtamudi Villas is located just five minutes drive from Kollam, near Thevally Bridge. Alternatively guests may arrive via house-boat running between Kollam and Alleppey. ... more   less 
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