Style- colonial but contemporary Keralan villa
Setting- Alleppey on the Arabian Sea
A genuine Heritage Hotel of India, Raheem Residency sits
across a small road from the peaceful Alleppey Beach in
Kerala. Intimate and personal, this 19th-century colonial
villa is suited for those looking for luxury and romance,
Kerala style. Hiding behind lush palm trees a short stride
from the golden sand and Arabian Sea, this converted private
home is imposing and yet welcoming.
Rooms 10: six in the main house.
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Outdoor swimming pool, Ayurvedic
beauty treatments/massages, air-conditioning, well-stocked
library, laundry service, bicycle hire.
Poolside Filtration- fact fans might be interested to
know that the 14.7-metre swimming pool in the back yard was
cleverly designed to make the most of restricted space, the
first in Kerala to use the compact French Desjoyeaux
Eco- friendlyThe hot-water system is solar powered
and they harvest rainwater. They provide locally made
Ayurvedic toiletries, and have excellent recycling
Also- Minimum two-night stay in peak season. No
Food & drink
Hotel- Chakara is the sea-view restaurant,
meaning a plentiful catch of fish. Serving Indian, Keralan
and Continental dishes such as Alleppey Fish Curry,
Kuttanadan Fish Fry, Nadan Kozhi Curry, Chicken Makhani, and
Pudina (minted) Fish.
Top table- Tables looking out to the east overlook a
parade ground where boys play cricket and ladies learn the
scooter – the perfect viewing gallery to observe modern
Indian life. Also it is very suitable to watch rain in the
monsoon summer months.
Room service- Food is available 07h30–22h, and they
can rustle up sandwiches, omelettes and French fries when
the full restaurant menu isn’t available. Meals can be
served in your room.
Hotel bar- There’s no formal bar, but they do provide
an alcohol service to guests in the restaurant, lawn and
pool area. And they do a mean Planter’s Punch cocktail.
Also worth knowing
Children- Children are welcome at this hotel – but
please be aware that it doesn’t offer dedicated