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Payikad, Kanam P.O., Manimala, Vazhoor, Kerala 686515, Kottayam , 686515 | Show on Map
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Serenity is located at a distance of 38 km from Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple and 24 km from Nagampadom Bus Stand. This villa in Kottayam offers free breakfast service to its guests.
It comprises of 5 spacious and well kept rooms with well-equipped amenities like bottled drinking water, wardrobe and separate sitting area.
It has an attached bathroom with hot and cold running water and toiletries. This villa in Kottayam has a garden, luggage storage, travel counter and power backup generator. This property offers room service, laundry and medical assistance. Serenityoffers 24-hour front desk facility to its guests.
This property is 23 km from Kottayam Railway Station and 94 km from Cochin International Airport. Some of the tourist attractions are Meenachil River (31 km), Poonjar Palace (33 km) and Tomb of St. Alphonsa Church (24 km).
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by Pippa M on April 17, 2018
This beautiful secluded house is situated in an idyllic location right in the middle of a rubber plantation. All the original features have been retained giving it charm and elegance. We arrived mid afternoon to join another family who were staying there but leaving the next day. The infinity pool was gorgeous overlooking the plantation and when the sun was setting you wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world. However.. there were only 4 sunbeds so for the first afternoon we shared with the other family which isn't ideal when you want to relax. The second day we were the only family which meant we had the pool and beds to ourselves and it was lovely. The food was good but sadly many items on the menu were not available and similarly several drink options were also unavailable. This was a little disappointing. Meeting Lakshmi the elephant however had to be the highlight of the visit - what an experience and something we will never forget. The trek around the plantation was also a highlight learning how black peppercorns and nutmeg grow was fascinating and again an unforgettable experience. This place lends itself to the perfect Yoga/Retreat location and I hope the plans become a reality because with a little tender love and care it would be the perfect retreat.
by Diane R on March 14, 2018
Completely charmless, shabby gardens, no outlook. Poor hot water and shower pressure of a trickling garden hose. Dark room, uncomfortable bed. Power on and off all night which kept us awake. Believe me this place is really depressing. On top of that they were redoing the roof so lots of hammering and bashing. Very disappointed they did not let us know prior as we could have changed the arrangement, it was a 2.5 hour drive to get there. Apart from that the food was excellent and the man who served us was very pleasant. They were also very understanding and helpful when we told them we wanted to leave early and they made other arrangements for us very promptly. I think it has great potential but a lot of work needs to be done to create atmosphere and make it worth the visit.
by LADAHOLS on February 7, 2018
We had been warned by our travel advisor that this hotel was not the same standard as the others on our trip and there are some uncomplimentary reviews on Tripadvisor. Totally justified in our view. The setting is peaceful and quiet however the hotel is not nearly as good as its website claims. No fridge in room;no ice in hotel;no bedside lights;very limited menu so you wouldnt want to be here for long;there are 5 of the 6 rooms in operation but only 4 sun loungers near the small and basic pool;very small garden around pool; indoor dining room is dark and communal eating as there is only one table;you can eat in your room or on veranda but limited lighting at night;food is mediocre, and ranges from vast portions of really not very good meals to mean portions of fruit which is not on offer on the menu but you might be lucky to get some if requested; coffee is good;water bottles are available but you have to ask for them; they seem to run out of too many items. One waiter who was helpful and if hotel was full would have been run off his feet getting round to everyone; this hotel is very overrated, run down and not good enough for the prices which are charged. Very noisy fan in our room. Dodgy WiFi and electricity goes off regularly.
by Review620 on January 17, 2018
We spent 1 night at Serenity as part of a 4 venue package arranged directly with Malabar Escapes, which also owns/runs all the properties we visited in Kerala (including the Discovery Houseboat - see Kerala backwaters). We arrived at Serenity at around 3pm and received a warm friendly greeting from Saumya who showed us around the property. As others have mentioned, its a grand 1920s plantation house that is still owned by the now absent family that built it. The surrounding area is still run as a small rubber plantation. As its now run by Malabar Escapes, it follows a similar design and feel as their other properties. The whole house is decorated in bold, fresh colours which work well with the ornate wood panelling and tiled floors. Its full of antiquities and artwork, but in a well presented, uncluttered fashion that compliments the house with its large rooms, open staircase, wide wooden floor boards and open verandahs. We didn't encounter some of the issues others have reported (broken window, tarpaulin on the roof), so guess that most of the damage that was caused by an unexpected tropical storm has been repaired. Unfortunately the outside covered dining terrace was still awaiting repair so meals were taken inside in a room next to the kitchen. This was fine for us being the only guests, but might feel a little too communal and cramped if all the rooms were taken. Also, one bedroom was out of service and waiting renovation during our stay. Our room on the 1st floor was huge, with high ceilings and one of the largest raised beds you are likely to see! Although it was a beautiful and very comfortable (aircon and ceiling fans) well presented room, there was little natural light mainly because most of the wooden shutters were closed as the windows looked out onto a beautiful but communal balcony that surrounded most of the rooms on the first floor. This is part of the design of the original building, with large open balconies running around most of the house with the rooms being set back/protected from the elements and heat. As we were the only guests at the time, we opened up the shutters to let more light in but it was clear these had not been opened in some time (quite dusty and stiff, as other reviews have mentioned). The en suite bathroom was clean, although starting to look a little tired, and there were occasional hiccups with the hot water in the shower (once going off all together for a short time). Not really a problem for us as we werent in a rush/were happy to wait a short time and also its part of the character of the house, but maybe a little off-putting if you are expecting 5* accommodation. As with other Malabar Escape properties, the service we received at Serenity was exemplary (perhaps not surprising as some of the staff work at the different properties to cover periods of leave etc). Nothing was too much trouble for Saumya or Sargen (a familiar face, as wed already met him at Purity). The food at Serenity was excellent and Sargens impressive napkin folding skills always provided a taking point! Impressively, there was also no reduced menu due to the fact that we were the only visitors. We also had a cookery demonstration during our stay, which was both informative and tasty! I do not recall the chefs name, but he was excellent and clearly enjoyed his job, cooked with real passion but at the same time appeared so relaxed! A real pleasure to watch and learn from. We also enjoyed a complimentary, very informative walking tour of the local area during our stay, provided by Sargen. From the house its only a short walk down the drive into the adjoining village. Along the route there were opportunities to see rubber tapping, say hi to some of the kids playing football and relaxing outside of the school, see a beautiful, but now disused paddy field being grazed by cows and egrets, and wandering through a spice garden and being shown nutmeg, peppercorns, bread fruit, pineapple, cashews, allspice, curry leaf, limes, and chillies amongst other things! Finally, on route back to Serenity we were shown the families original Keralan Bungalow that is in the grounds and still occasional occupied by the family grandmother. No electricity, running water or any services, but a very beautiful traditional teak construction with original well, grinding and washing stones etc. Although we only spent around 24 hours at Serenity, it was truly relaxing and special - time was spent reading, lazing around the pool (clean and refreshing), or wandering around the grounds. We were the only guests, but with only 5 rooms we guess that youd get a fairly similar experience even if it was fully booked! On our next stay, wed probably opt for one of the ground floor rooms as although these are slightly smaller and less grand, they have direct access to the garden and the pool. We found that booking directly with Malabar Escapes via email worked well (although we did have to telephone to make contact when there was no reply to our initial email) and we were able to pick/choose the exact package and accommodation we wanted.
by Wavertreeboy on January 15, 2018
Fantastic historic plantation house big airy rooms and great food and service Staff are very helpful only five rooms so it is very personable. beer and wine are available which can sometimes be a problem in some places as Kerala is a dry state but dont let that put you off.
by Review620 on January 17, 2018
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