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Serenity  Price Band:   £101-200 per room / villa per night
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Serenity at Kanam estate, home to tropical spices and rubber is a 2-hour drive from Cochin and halfway to the wildlife reserve of Periyar, near Thekkady, making it the ideal stopover on this otherwise rather long journey.†† This 1920's bungalow has been redesigned for the modern guest whilst retaining all the charm and heritage of its former years and rural setting.

Managed by a team of staff trained at sister hotel The Malabar House in fort Cochin, you will be well looked after.

Sitting on a small hilltop, the views over the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats are breathtaking and the surrounding rubber plantation, along with the shady pool, papaya trees and pepper vines, create a thoroughly tropical feel.

Surrounded by the sound of nature, Serenity lives upto its name. The cool architecture and simple design lacks the cosyness of other boutiques so the villa really†comes to life, as per yesteryear, with families and groups of more than 3 .†† Alternatively, individual rooms can be taken, with all guests dining together on the freshest local produce.

There are wonderful, guided walks to be had through the rubber plantations, a masseuse is on hand and Kottayam with its profusion of churches, is close by.†† Or simply relax in the†infinity pool overlooking the estate and share the water with visiting kingfishers.

The main house has rosewood floors throughout, brightly coloured walls and the signature artefacts of the Malabar group of hotels. Minimalism still prevails†but the articecture and antiques offer plenty eye candy.

Serenity exudes charm, peace and style.†

Highs Lows
  • Perfect for book worms and naturists
     
  • Super organic vegetables for local Kerala curries
     
  • A day with an elephant
  • Air condtioning only in one room
     
  • Clients really need to take advantage of the additional activities or be prepared to be a little cut off¬†
     
  • Manager is very friendly but not too proactive, so be prepared to be the boss !
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