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“This 18th century former Dutch residence has a reputation in town for all the right reasons. Boasting colonial architecture and works of art, rooms are decorated in comforting palettes of yellows and turquoise. The restaurant is famed for its fusion cuisine and the spa for its excellent treatments. ”

“This 18th century former Dutch residence has a reputation in town for all the right reasons. Boasting colonial architecture and works of art, rooms are decorated in comforting palettes of yellows and turquoise. The restaurant is famed for its fusion cuisine and the spa for its excellent treatments. ”

Hotel Review

It came as no surprise to find out that Joerg Drechsel, owner of Malabar House, was an antiques dealer. The entire property is filled with them - from the beds to the walls, living areas and dining. An art enthusiast the property serves as something of a gallery for contemporary local artists and Joerg prides himself in his collection. Each of this property's 17 rooms is different. All divine and of an excellent size the five Roof Garden Suites are particularly palatial as is the two-story Malabar Suite. The restaurant serves traditional South Indian flavours and Mediterranean dishes and is renowned in the area. Grab a front row table on evening by the tabla-and-sitar players or a romantic nook next to the pool. Spa enthusiasts will appreciate the authentic Ayurvedic spa. An all encompassing stay.

Recommended For

  • Cycling
  • Hop aboard the hotel's bicycels to explore the old town on two wheels - this is a lovely way to get around
  • Romantic Break
  • An enormously romantic hotel, with individually designed guest rooms set around a candlelit courtyard
  • Foodies
  • Malabar Junction, the hotel's restaurant, is widely considered to be one of the best in town
  • Yoga
  • Private or group yoga classes can be arranged in the peaceful surroundings of the hotel
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • The hotel staff will be happy to help organise a boat trip to fascinating Bolghatty Island
  • Local markets
  • Expect to find textiles and antiques aplenty in the markets of Mattancherry
  • Cooking classes
  • Learning
  • Other Activities
  • Museums
  • Sights nearby
  • Great walks
  • Eco
  • The first operation in India to be certified by Green Globe, the global environmental certification for travel & tourism
  • Historic
  • The old house, which dates back to 1755, is stunning
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Gourmet
  • Designer
  • Organic food
  • Colonial
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Opulent
  • Spa
  • Grand Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Landmark
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Beach nearby
  • Disabled access
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Views

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Bicycle hire
  • Outdoor dining
  • Family Suites
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Spa
  • Good wine list
  • Cots available
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Views
  • Suites
  • Swimming Pool
  • No pets
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Parking
  • Four poster beds
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Airport transfer
  • Safe
  • Concierge

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hop aboard the hotel's bicycels to explore the old town on two wheels - this is a lovely way to get around
  • Yoga
  • Private or group yoga classes can be arranged in the peaceful surroundings of the hotel
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • The hotel staff will be happy to help organise a boat trip to fascinating Bolghatty Island
  • Local markets
  • Expect to find textiles and antiques aplenty in the markets of Mattancherry
  • Learning
  • Cooking classes
  • Great walks
  • Other Activities
  • Sights nearby
  • Museums

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