We reached Fragrant Nature from Kollam via increasingly narrow country lanes, and when we arrived wondered how, in this remote resort on the edge of a lake, we would be able to occupy ourselves for five days. But we need not have worried - trips on the lake on the hotel boat, a visit to nearby Varkala beach and a self-devised tour of neighbouring brickworks filled our days (the hotel can organise a variety of other trips on request), while early evenings were spent watching the birds and the sunset across the lake. This is definitely a place to go if you want to get away from it all - it is very quiet (there were few guests apart from honeymoon couples when we were there), and the only noises come from the birds on the lake and the nearby temple. The hotel has a block of rooms and also, which are preferable, individual villas overlooking the lake. The food is very good (though north Indian more than Keralan) - a fixed price menu of 500 rupees for dinner was good value (though strangely did not include a vegetarian main course). The hotel does not have an alcohol licence. It is a rural place, not glamorous but very beautiful in its natural way. The staff could not have been more helpful, and made us a cake for our wedding anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fragrant Nature is an exclusive 4 star Luxury Lakeside Resort offering the ultimate in relaxation and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life. The natural rural village setting of this Luxury hideaway, gives you the chance to see and experience the authentic Keralean way of life. The Resort is also well located for travelling and exploring the excitingly diverse wildlife, geography and rich culture of Kerala. Price range(per night) : £85 to £315Breakfast is free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fragrant Nature Retreat And Resorts Pvt Ltd
- Fragrant Nature Retreat & Resorts Pvt Ltd Hotel Kollam
- Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa Kollam, Kerala, India