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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We stayed for 11 days, and except for the flyover being build outside we found everything to be fantastic.
The staff was exellent, they were all very helpfull and friendly, and also proffesional leaving us space so we could feel comfortable.
Our room was clean and pleasent, we had the little balcony in front wich was great during the warmest part of the day.
We had almost all meals at Raheem. Breakfast was good and different fresh fruitjuices every day. For lunch and dinner options were the same, but plenty options to choose from the menu.. papadams with masala was a certain choise from:)
The beach was a great experience, dont expect at beach to sunbath on, but a living place with the locals having a blast We really enjoyed watching the life going on there. If you are looking for at beach to sunbath in your bikini with umbrellas and chairs, take a tuktuk to Mararai beach,
Thanks for a great stay:)
Regards and best wishes Lonnie and Peter in my moon

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lonnie A
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

I hardly know where to begin with this tale of woe. As others have reported the old Beach Road in front of the Raheem is now becoming a flyover/by pass so that modern Indians in their shiny new Tata saloons can rush from Trivandrum to Cochin in record time and on up the coast to Goa and Mumbai. Sound familiar?

By now, the concrete trusses are up and the former view of the beach will have been obliterated. We stayed here 6 years ago and the Raheem remains one of my favourite hotels. It's still fabulous despite the crash bang wallop of the construction work outside but you sense that its days are now numbered.

Really, what's happening here is a metaphor for modern India - the new bourgeoisie don't care that a few well-heeled Europeans are throwing their hands up in the air at the catastrophe that is going on just outside the Raheem's elegant gate. They would probably never be able to afford to stay there anyway and their concerns are the concerns that we have in the West; they want to get from A-B faster than ever before and the overcrowded roads of Alleppey just hold them up.

It's ironic that the traditional spirituality of India is now being abandoned in favour of the same modern obsession with speed, expediency and utility that dogs the modern West. Just shows how India has changed and continues to do so. Spirituality is becoming folklore before our very eyes.

As I never expected to re-visit the Raheem after my initial visit, I can take refuge in selfishness as I am highly unlikely to go back a third time, but I suspect that it may only last another few years anyway. It's a crying shame because it's a delightful hotel with wonderful staff, beautiful grounds, lovely rooms, a great pool and an excellent restaurant. Even so, it's a case of 'Sic Transit Gloria Mundi', I'm afraid. So sad.......

Room Tip: Any; they are all beautifully appointed
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank AgentC53
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is a beautiful old style Indian Residency with lots of old Indian artefacts and furniture scattered about the property. Minnie was so lovely and tried to help with everything we needed (except giving us a room with a bath, which I had asked for)

Room Tip: All the rooms are really quaint but there are some with baths
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sheila F
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Ok, first and foremost, YOU need to know that the municipality has decided a bypass (fly over) to deflect traffic. Where are they putting it???? On the beach road of course!
So, this charming spot, full of colonial spirit and history will be 100 meters away from this atrocity. It shouldn't deter you to stay there but be prepared.
Rooms have got 6 meters ceiling, beautiful 18 th century beds, just great.
Food is ok, service a bit slow but...with indian smiles.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank tartineLondon
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

We feel really sorry for this hotel because it's grounds and the adjoining beach have been overtaken by a huge construction site for a new flyover, adjacent to the hotel and will overshadow it when completed. We had booked 4 nights but only stayed 1. The one redeeming feature was the upstairs restaurant which served some quite outstanding south Indian food

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Chris M
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