Cherai Beach Resorts, Kochi (Cochin)
Cherai Beach - Munambam Road Vypin Island, Vypin - Pallipuram Road Ernakulam, Kochi
Phone Number +91-0484-2481818 www.clubmahindra.com/our-resorts/club-mahindra-cherai-beach-kerala
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We reached the resort on 22 December and stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. We were welcomed with a soothing welcome drink. The resort is nestled between the backwaters and the sea. There are several types of villas, each heroin a particular trait of the surrounding beauty. We stayed in the sunrise villa which has balconies overlooking the backwater. The villa was duplex with 2 bathrooms, one on each floor. The villa also has an open veranda on the ground floor and a spacious balcony on the first floor. The bedroom upstairs is very spacious with sufficient storage space. Bathrooms were well equipped with all toiletries. Room was very neat and tidy. So were the toilets. The beach was a stone's throw away from the resort. The morning and evening visits to the beach were rejuvenating. The resort has a restaurant and a wine parlour. We used the ayurveda services which was excellent in its service, staff and quality. Our expectations on food were high as Kerala is known for an incredible variety of food. But we were disappointed to say the least. Breakfast was very mediocre. There was a Christmas eve gala dinner on the 24th, with a good spread and it was tasty too. However, people from ouside were also invited. This, coupled with some lackadaisical management, led to the event becoming an absolute mess. The? 2000 they charged per person also seemed a tad overpriced. On the morning of the 25th, there was a huge crowd for breakfast but no proper arrangements had been made; not enough tables had been set up. So the takeaway is: anyone looking to stay here, plan to have food from one of the many eateries available at a walkable distance in the Munambam beach direction . On the first day, we had asked the reception staff to arrange for a boat ride on the third day, and we reminded them of it every time we passed by the reception. They said that the boat ride had been confirmed. On our third and last day of the stay, they flatly said that the boat was not available and that we would have to wait another hour for it. This was unacceptable as we had made other unavoidable plans and ended up having to cancel the boat ride. For anything that we asked them, they offered to call us and inform us, which they never did. Just another example of some appalling guest service . Overall, I rate the location and rooms as excellent, but food, guest service and arrangements as very poor. We had lot of expectations based on the feedback on this resort, but except for the location and rooms, we are at loss for the money they charged.
Cherai is located approx 30-35 km from Fort Kochi. There are a few resorts, secluded, with Cherai Beach just across & Backwaters surrounds the Resort. Cherai Beach is just an average open beach with only the Hotel Guests & some locals but the backwaters has spectacular view. A perfect Sunrise & Sunset too. It's the best hide out for Couples & those who love to stay in peace & spend some quality time together. For night life lovers & party people its a Big No Coming to Resort, their best accommodation is Fishermen Villa but highly priced. We stayed in Doctors Villa, good enough. Food quality is good. The Minus is they don't have a swimming Pool. Overall, a must on your itinerary especially for couples Tip- If you are fond of drinking & want to carry your own Liquor, do stock yourself at Fort Kochi.
I decided on Cherai Beach Resorts after member reviews and visiting their website. I was particularly impressed by the fact that the villas are actually in the backwaters and there is a beach close by. Our 3 day stay there was wonderful. The resort is a good 20 kms from the airport and the drive is smooth on narrow roads. We were greeted by Mr. Samuel at the reception, who gave us his full attention, even as a big group of phirangs were already there, making inquiries. Fortunately, our villa was available and we were checked in 3 hours before the scheduled check-in time. As we passed the reception and heritage villas into the backwaters, my husband\'s weary smile turned into a full grin and that was just the beginning of our memorable holiday. Though we couldn\'t get a heritage villa, we were happy to check into a lake facing modern villa. Our villa in the middle of the backwaters came with a nice sit-out, wardrobe, TV and a spacious bathroom. Only, the geyser was small and there wasn\'t a good flow of hot water, a complaint eagerly accepted by Mr. Samuel. I was happy to see that the resort follows eco-friendly guidelines, as milk packets were replaced by a huge milk container; guests are urged to save water and energy (with sign boards); also you could request housekeeping not to change the bed lining in a bid to save water :). Service was prompt with a smile, any time of the day. Every members of the staff, who met us smiled at us like they were happy to see us. One can walk out of the resort and into the Cherai beach. Post the monsoon, the tides were huge crashing into the rocky shore. The place is just right for a lazy afternoon in the hammock, walks by the backwaters watching the fishermen artistically fish for their booty, casual fishing in the backwaters, watching the high tides crash on the rocky beach or simply taking in the view from your villa. The resort has a very traditional feel to it with small bridges and swings making your path. Many examples of Kerala architecture are displayed through the different heritage villas; each completely different from the other. The restaurant \'Oottupura\' had a nice airy feel to it, with the Kerala buffet served in earthen pots. The food was good. Breakfast was a mix of Indian and Kerala dishes and pineapple juice on all days. Lunch and dinner had good measure of vegetarian and non-vegetarians dishes. Though they could have more variety for dessert and juices.
The hotel was located in the city. The surroundings of hotel were good and clean. The interior and exterior of the hotel was good and attractive. The staff of the hotel were kind and active. The check-in and check-out procedure was quick. The room which they allotted to me was comfortable and spacious. The amenities which they provided were functioning well. The bathroom was also good and clean. The view from my window was very much pretty. The hotel were served varieties of dishes like vegetarian, non vegetarian, Chinese, south Indian, etc. The quality and taste of the food was very much nice. The price was also reasonable. The hotel was not provided any indoor or outdoor activities. The hotel didn't arrange any sightseeing trip. I would like to visit this hotel again. I would like to recommend this hotel for other travelers.
The hotel is located conveniently located and the surroundings were well maintained. The appearance of the hotel was very good and the services given by the staff were nice. The room allotted to me was very spacious with all the basic facilities were in proper working condition. There was an awesome natural surroundings view from the room and elephants were also present. The food was delicious with lots of varieties. There was no delay during check-in and check-out process and I recommend this hotel for other travellers.
It's a shoreline resort, so you cross the street to achieve the Beach. Myself and my wife had invested hours there gathering one of a kind shells, it was fun. This is right on the Cherai Beach and has the best view. The channels streaming inside the resort are the most relieving feel. The rooms are made over the water bodies and are amazing. The rooms (Fisher Bungalow) were pleasantly finished with all wood work. Accommodating staff, great sustenance, pleasant spot to stroll around, we spent a couple of days resting and unwinding in the wake of investigating Kerala and Tamil Nadu before moving onto North India. It was the ideal spot to revive our batteries. The nourishment was awesome and the ''Angler's Estate" we stayed in had a tree developing through it and had excellent perspectives of the backwaters. Regardless of finding a creature in our room amidst the night eating our bread rolls, and an especially overwhelming storm verging on flooding the estate one day. On the off chance that wanting to stay in Cherai, must attempt.
Cherai Beach Resorts is ranked #36 among the 1245 hotels in Kochi (Cochin) with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 14, 5-star Resorts in Kochi (Cochin). It is part of the "Club Mahindra Holidays" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 71 photos, 233 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Appearance, Location and Front Office. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,500 to Rs 12,000 per night. The hotel offer 14 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (55%) and Couple (25%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 48% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as hypnotic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Cherai Beach Resorts is located at Cherai . Cherai beach (1 Km) and Pallipuram Fort (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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