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Karma Kerala Hotels Collection

We like to think that the Karma Kerala Hotel collection which also includes guesthouses, homestays and resorts is the most comprehensive and exhaustive anywhere on the web. Unlike most such directories we have actually slogged around all the properties, slept in as many as we can and generally nosed around to see what's good, bad and different.

You can contact us for advice or ask us to arrange things for you. We have some more advice on hotel booking for you, lower down the page.

Our Featured, Fave Kerala Hotels

Niraamaya Surya Samudra Beach Garden

Intimate & romantic resort with historic boutique and amazing view

Enchanting seaside resort is in Kovalam, spread over 25 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the Arabian Sea. You can experience the old world charm and the contemporary charm in the heritage cottages. 

Coconut Lagoon Resort

The Model of Backwater hospitality - ancient Kerala finds new uses

Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom is the first resort of its kind in Kerala. It is still renowned for service, ambiance and for a thrilling sense of Kerala. Beautiful rooms, food, canals and gardens make this many people's favourite Kerala hotel.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Heritage Hotel considered a benchmark in hospitality and beauty

Kumarakom Lake Resort is a luxurious property on the shores of the Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom. The resort is considered one of the best in India and has received a number of global awards for service.

Spice Village

Tranquil and jungle like with focus on comfort & environment.

Spice Village is Periyar's most charming resort with lush gardens, individual cabins and a passionate attachment to ecological methods. Probably the best hotel in the Thekkady area.

The Brunton Boatyard

Fort Cochin Waterfront Hotel: beautiful and lovely service

Brunton Boatyard is a boutique hotel situated in the quiet colonial town of Fort Cochin. The hotel mirrors a romantic age and has captured a little bit of every culture that has left its footprints in Kerala.

Mayapott Hideaway

Jungle Hideaway with 2 bedrooms built on its own rock.

A unique plantation hideout features two fully furnished bedrooms and one villa suite room, a two bed private spa, dining area on a covered bridge, common fire-place and a reading room and 100 acres of lush green cardamom plantation.

Ragamaya Resort & Spa

Best Munnar Hotel of the moment

It is not often that a resort manages to bring luxury into a hill station of forests and lakes with refinement. Ragamaya does this with much finesse in Munnar. This premium luxury spa resort is located between  reserve forests on one side and the lake on the other.

Marari Beach Resort

50 acres hidden beside the beach. Kerala best beach resort

Marari Beach Resort in Mararikulam, Alappuzha is the original and still the best among other Beach Hotels in the area. If you fancy a few days beside the sea, very close to Cochin, then this is the one. This beach resort at Marari is spacious, unpretentious and refined. The resort spans across 55 acres of beachside property and offer the best service and comfort along with a beach bar shack!

Dream Catcher Tree Houses

Honeymoon Tree Houses on Tea Estate near Munnar

Dream Catcher Plantation Resort comprises four luxurious Tree Houses that capture the romance and grandeur of a traditiona hill station. Connected by walking trails through stunningly beautiful tea gardens. The overall is set in 20 acres of plantation.


Overlooking the waterfalls in perfect position.

A boutique resort located at close proximity from the Athirapally waterfalls in the Sholayar forest range. What makes it especially attractive to the guests is its unique design which ensures a picturesque view of the falls from each room.

Vembanad House Homestay

Friendly homestay with 800 meter of the Vembanad lake.

A really charming heritage house with 800 meter of waterfront along the Vembanad lake. This ancestral house traces its history back over 8 decades. Excellent traditional Kerala food. 

Carnoustie Beach Resorts & Spa

2014 + 2015 Best Ayurveda Spa in Asia! 2 years running!

Carnoustie Beach Resort is a luxury resort on Marari Beach. Most of the 40 or so villas at the resort have private pools. It is v. contemporary in style but with nods to traditional Kerala heritage. The major emphasis is Ayurveda.

Sitaram Ayurveda Centre

Beautiful Beach-side Traditional Ayurveda in Quiet Area

Traditional ayurveda in beautiful surrounding north of Cochin and on the coast near Thrissur. Very traditional in approach but beautiful surroundings

Xandari Pearl

Spacious Boutique Villas on popular beach

2015 new resort from a local collective who emphasise local community and political consciousness, and they love good design and super friendly hospitality! Also known as Marari Pearl.

Booking Rates for Kerala Hotels

Hotel rooms in Kerala generally are priced per room per night with small savings for single persons and supplements for extra beds or children. Young children generally travel free.

A Bird in the Hand...

Reservations staff often seem to operate on the principle of the bird in the hand is worth more than a bird in the bush. This means that if you reserve rooms without any payment, your reservation is likely to get bounced off if a better offer comes into them. Likewise, without any form of deposit the booking may be noted on paper but not in the system. This can and does lead to some anxious moments when you arrive and discover that they know nothing about you at all!

Hotel Industry Jargon Explained

Hotels like to bemuse customers with curious acronyms for their different offers. Here below, these secret acronyms are revealed:

CP = Continental Plan - only breakfast included

MAP = Modified american plan - breakfast, either lunch or dinner included

AP = American Plan - all three meals included

Online Booking Opportunities

More and more Kerala hotels offer online booking directly or through 3rd parties like Bookings.com, or Make My Trip, etc. This is just like the rest of the world; however, Indian hoteliers being a wily bunch don't offer rooms during better season and also treat those customers as third class citizens which means that they may or may not honour bookings depending on time of day, cycle of the month or simply their absence from the property when you arrive. They also do see why these lazy online geeks should get the best rates, so frequently their online published rates are really quite poor. Beware.

Why Prebook My Kerala Hotel anyway?

Frequently, travellers feel that it is better to hang around and see what comes up, which is fair enough. If you have a lot of time on your hands, that is quite fun, but if this is your precious two week holiday, then spending your stay feverishly trying to find your next abode feels like an awful waste of time. Worst of all, the best is gone so you end up staying in places you would not have chosen given the choice. 

Kerala Hotel Style Explained

Like every destination, Kerala has its own indigenous accommodation styles worth being aware of

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