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“Enjoy the flyover watch out for falling debris”
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Raheem Residency
Ranked #27 of 214 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 May 2017

So disappointed with this Hotel. We booked on the move after checking Lonely Planet, usually very current and spot on with reviews. When we arrived it did have everything we needed the rooms were great, not bad value and good pool for the kids, unfortunately this once gem of a place now has a massive concrete monstrosity ( a car flyover) being build right out front and towering over everything, literally 10 meters out front. Its horrible and we felt so sorry for the staff and management as they seemed to recognise the demise of the place they work. Worse was on one local trip to the ATM a piece of metal scaffold fell 5 metres in front of me from a height of 20 meters. It really is a building site.We cut our stay very short and will message Lonely Planet so all can remain current. Dont like writing this but we have to keep it real for others.

Room Tip: Dont do it
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This lovely residence has a restaurant on the roof which serves decent food at reasonable prices. The residence is a heritage house tastefully renovated, with a small pool. Disappointing that there is a skyway being constructed right outside the door.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
Thank lf174
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

we tried too....but the work being carried out on the hotels doorstep is horrendous! I was aware of it before we stayed but it still shocks you. What a shame for this beautiful hotel, I do hope people still stay here to experience the old style Indian charm. Good restaurant too, tasty food, cold beer. We stayed for 2 nights, came to Alleppey for backwaters but also enjoyed our lovely long walks along the beach which the hotel is perfectly located for.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Domarchy
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had several meals here although we were not staying.
The staff were attentive and professional.
Great food and extensive menu.
Beer and wine available.
Make sure you wear insect repellant the mozzies are prolific.
Great book exchange too.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank milander
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful old residence turned into an hotel, with real old world feel to it. Teak and mahogany furniture and artifacts everywhere you look. Rooms very classy and comfortable, four poster,gorgeous bathroom,air con freezing - decent swimming pool and the beach nearby.What`s not to like? Staff cannot do enough for you. Had a bit of an illness issue whilst there and the manageress was most accommodating and comforting. I wish we had stayed there longer than the three nights we had booked. Lovely ambience after so many ordinary modern tourist hotels. But what of the future? A massive and overwhelming flyover right outside the gate? Can it survive?

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank frances1803
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Raheem's residency is a beautiful old hotel next to the beach. The hotel has it's pros and cons and I will start with pros of course!:)

1. Very welcoming and helpful staff
2. Old Indian architecture
3. Healthy breakfast
4. Nice swimming pool


1. Hygiene could have been better
2. Full of mosquitoes (hotel should provide its customers with mosquito nets)
3. Bathrooms are stuffy due to lack of ventilation
4. Flyover being built right in front of it (so SAD!)

Room Tip: Very soon it will not be a quite hotel as flyover is being built right in front of it.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 March 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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Address: Beach Road | alappuzha, Alappuzha 688012, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 214 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: $119 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Raheem Residency 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raheem Residency at Alleppey Beach, one hour south of Cochin, is an 1868 colonial property which was passionately restored in a classic, Indian style in 2003 by a small Indo-European private limited company. It is now recognized by the Tourism Dept of India as a genuine Heritage Hotel of India. Originally built by an Englishman, it was the home of the Raheems, an eminent Alleppey family, for one hundred years. Expect an intimate personalized service that respects your privacy in a sophisticated Indian setting with echoes of the Raj. ... more   less 
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Raheem Residency Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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