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Tagore Road 45mins from Kochi Airport, Muvattupuzha 686661 India
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Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens by leading architect Made Wijaya, Indian Summer House is a luxury property nestled near the expansive Muvattupuzha River near Kochi, Kerala. When you stay you will have full use of this property, its grounds, pool and staff including Chef. A truly tropical retreat, with the design representing a marriage of traditional Keralan architecture and contemporary styled interiors. The property complements indoor/outdoor living. We run Writers Retreats, Yoga Retreats, Product Launch events, Weddings and Family gatherings - please ask about these.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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NishaS1000 wrote a review Mar 2021
Thodupuzha6 contributions3 helpful votes
We conducted a party for friends at the Indian Summer House. The place in one word is 'breathtaking'. The pool and its sorroundings are lovely.Our guests loved the place.The food was outstanding.Special mention to the staff who were very cordial nd helpful.we had a great party and its defenitely because of the ambience of the place.The rooms re extremely good and special mention about the bathrooms which are spacious and stylish.We just fell in love with the place.Looking forward to visiting soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Don Vandepol, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 3 Mar 2021
HI Nisha, thank you so much and so glad you and your 30 closest friends were able to enjoy an evening with us. The team really enjoyed working with you to create a fun evening. The poolside setting was perfect! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Don and all the team.
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Heidi S wrote a review Aug 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom20 contributions1 helpful vote
We chose to stay at The Indian Summer House as part of our honeymoon trip to Kerala in January 2020. From the moment we were in contact with Don we knew we were in for a treat. He had lots of advice on Kerala and helped us finalise our itinerary and arrange a driver (Biju ) for part of our stay. The Indian Summer house is an oasis in the middle of Kerala and is everything we could have dreamed for as part of our honeymoon. All of the staff were super friendly, the accomodation is beautiful and the food cooked by chef Raj is to die for. We stayed at a 5 star resort in the maldives at the end of the trip and we both said how the ISH offered better service and exclusivity. It is a must if you are visiting Kerala! We would love to return one day and think it would be a great place to stay with family or a group of friends.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Don Vandepol, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 15 Aug 2020
So nice to hear from you Heidi and I am glad we were able to be part of your honeymoon experience. We have recently started hosting small weddings and zoom cooking classes to keep us busy. Kerala has handled Covid remarkably well and we look forward to welcoming guests back when it's safe to travel again. Wishing you both a lovely future together and thankyou so much for the review it is much appreciated. Don
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carolyndea@optusnet.com.au wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
The property is absolutely divine; luxurious large villas with private outside showers, such craftsmanship, glorious gardens and a beautiful large pool. But even more so, the service from Raj, Albin and the team on the ground was exceptional, so accessible and accomodating and nothing was too much trouble. It was so special and Don and the team were fantastic helping us navigate through this difficult time as we were in Kerala in the lead up to mid March 2020. Raj is an exceptional talented chef - the food was amazing. It was a tranquil haven at a very difficult time and we were sorry we had to leave after only two nights. We will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thankyou so much for the review. COVID-19 certainly created some challenges however through early planning, staff training and awareness we are glad we were able to provide you with a great experience even though sadly cut short. We look forward to welcoming you back and showing you more of the Kerala we love so much. Kind regards Don
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Sue F wrote a review Feb 2020
Richmond2 contributions
We arrived at Indian Summer House late at night night and our host Don was there to welcome us with a jasmine flower lay and a welcome drink. As soon as we entered we knew that we were going to have a lovely relaxing stay. It felt so tranquil, from the tropical gardens being softy lit, to the ornate architecture. Our very spacious room had everything we needed including an indoor and outdoor shower. We started each morning with Yoga and as Yoga is new to us we found our instructor Riju to be the perfect teacher. Our week at Indian Summer House was a great mix of relaxation and adventures. A couple of our adventures included a trip to the Tea Plantations (Munnar) and Fort Kochi. Both trips were so beautiful and amazing. Our driver Bju who quickly became our friend was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. One day after a local tour to taste some Toddy and to see how it is tapped from the palm trees, Biju even took us for a visit to his home. Another highlight for us was a trip across the river in a canoe and then walking through different tapioca, rubber and banana plantations. We finished this off with afternoon tea with Mohanan at his traditional Tea Shop. The tea was the best tea I’ve ever tried and the local delicacies were delicious! During our week we also had a few days of relaxation at Indian Summer House. This included days by the pool which is surrounded by tropical gardens, massages and just having some peaceful time in different secluded areas of the property. Each day of our stay we would look forward to breakfast lunch and dinner. Raj is an amazing chef and so happy to cater for anything we asked for. His different suggestions for meals over the week were spot on and after each meal we would look forward to having a chat with him. On our departure I felt like we were saying goodbye to our new friends. Everyone was so warm and friendly. We look forward to seeing you all again next time we visit the beautiful Indian Summer House.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Your week with us gave you enough time to enjoy the property and the community but also to explore Kerala on your day trips! A perfect combination of relaxation, exploration and experiences. We hope to see you back in the future. Kind regards Don
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AnnieJ99 wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
We’re flying back to the U.K. tomorrow and it’ll be such a wrench leaving this beautiful place. It’s our second time at ISH and it won’t be our last. Staying here is like visiting friends.....if your friends live in five star luxury with their own cook (ask Rajesh to make you a mutton biriani, best I’ve ever tasted); pristine rooms (thank you Sidhu, you are the quiet hero of the place); a yoga teacher who salutes the sun with you before breakfast; massage facilities (try the hot oil dripped onto your brow, it’s so trippy!); huge gardens and a fab deep pool. Oh and don’t forget the Bollywood Dance lesson, didn’t want that to end. This time, the owners Don and Mini were onsite. Nothing is too much of a bother, they really welcomed us into their amazing home. What a special couple. See you next year, India Summer House
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Your Bollywood Dance Class was the highlight for me and I can't wait to share the video on my youtube channel! Your 2 teachers put on a great performance too! Hope to see you next year or for our Boxing & Yoga Retreat! Kind regards Don
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leonpanitzke wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions11 helpful votes
Simply wonderful. The communication with Don ahead of our stay was excellent. Raj and the team were incredibly attentive from the minute we arrived at the property. We loved spending time with Raj on our excursions, in the kitchen and especially eating his food. If you are lucky enough to stay here DO NOT MISS: Daily Yoga from Riju. The Ambassador tour for tea with Mohanan at his traditional Tea Shop enjoying local delicacies with our chai (pazham pori, bananas, tapioca chips and pappada vada). Market tour, School visit and cooking experiences with Raj Joined Rajesh for a visit to his home in Wagamon and experienced his world and enjoyed the beautiful views of the tea plantations The wonderful poolside BBQ option to finish off the perfect holiday!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Wow! Thankyou so much. The kids at the local Nirmala school loved your visit. They study so hard and appreciate any new experience. Sounds like a great conclusion to what was a wonderful journey for you all. Kind regards Don
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GGB_13 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
What a stunning place. We had a wonderful visit and wished that we had booked for longer. The pool was beautiful .....large, just the right temperature, delightful secluded setting and we were entirely left undisturbed until we needed something. The food was cooked as we requested and all the staff were extremely helpful. We enjoyed our visit to the market and the canoe across the river to the tea house The story of the building, and of Mini and her family who lived here before this beautiful place was built, is fascinating . Worth a visit to look at the architecture alone plus the use that was made of local craftsmanship. Great attention to detail about everything from the moment we arrived. Did I say how lovely the pool was! We tried the yoga too. Great
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 9 Feb 2020
The pool is a beautiful feature and very welcome after a day out travelling and touring. We are so glad we have inspired you to introduce yoga into your home routine. I hope the youtube videos help. It was unfortunate that you couldn't stay for longer. Ideally 3 nights here is a minimum to enjoy all that Indian Summer House has to offer. Kind regards Don and the team here
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paula P wrote a review Feb 2020
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Indian Summer House was our third and best hotel in Kerala! On our arrival we were welcomed by all members of staff and treat to a wonderful flower garland which made us all feel very special. The accommodation was first class with inside and outside shower facilities. Air con and fans made the rooms very comfortable. The sleeping table tennis equipment was brought into action with assistance from the staff and formed a good leisure activity during our quiet times. The trip to the tea shop in the Ambassador was very pleasant and Leo chose the seat that Don from the hotel preferred! Mohanan impressed with his production of Chai and the tit bits to accompany it particularly liked were the banana fritters! We felt special in our chauffeur driven Ambassador. The pool was the biggest and the best of our trip and was impressively surrounded by trees and vegetation, together with many statues. Rajesh was a superb chef, nothing was too much trouble and we accompanied him to the market and joined in the making of some sauces for our future benefit at home. One of our members insisted on a visit to a tea plantation and factory. We were lucky enough to be joined by Rajesh who showed us his parent's home and the plantation they worked at. The visit to the Toddy shop on the way home will be remembered. We would like to congratulate all staff and say how impressive it was that Albin got up at 5.00am to wish two of our party, farewell! If perfection was not reached it was as near as possible endorsed by our superb Barbeque on the last night,4 ate and we think 12 were catered for! Fantastic! We hope to visit again in the not too distant future and once again congratulate all members of staff for their care an attention.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: all rooms seen were good. Very comfortable
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Hi Leon, thankyou so much for your review. The team are still talking about your family and how great it was to meet you all. I am glad you took the opportunity to enjoy some of the local activities on offer it means so much to those small businesses and the people that run them.
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MSN99 wrote a review Nov 2019
St Ives, United Kingdom117 contributions39 helpful votes
After nearly three weeks of travelling around Southern India we finally arrived at our 11th & final place before catching the plane home from Cochin the next day. All we needed at this stage was a quiet, relaxing place to recuperate and the Indian Summer House was absolutely the perfect hotel to do this. Right from the start with the warm welcome we received from Don, Albin and Rajesh, we knew we were in the right place. The architecture is quite unique and very beautiful,with lots of tasteful features, lovely grounds and a fantastic pool. Our room was luxurious with a great outdoor rain water shower and our own lovely terrace to enjoy. After exploring the grounds and a superb lunch made by Rajesh, we spent the afternoon by the pool before joining Don for an early evening drink on his terrace where he told us about the history of the ISH and his background, all of which was very enjoyable. Following this we went down to the dining area where Rajesh produced another excellent meal for us, explaining how he'd made it and where the ingredients came from - he's a very good chef. We were up very early the next morning and it was a lovely surprise to be waved off by Albin, the manager and the guard, despite the time (5:30am)! All in all we had a lovely time with our only regret being that our stay was all too brief and we didn't get time to visit the tea house or the surrounding area that other guests have mentioned, or indeed stay longer to enjoy ISH further. Thanks you to Don and his team
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Liz and Mark it was lovely meeting you both and what an adventure you have had in South India! Make sure you let us know when you come back for another tour and we’ll catch up. Kind regards Don
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Mar wrote a review Nov 2019
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What a beautiful tastefully decorated Indian Summer House. Thank you Don, Albin, Rajesh, Bindu and all garden and security staff for taking such good care of us. The place is like a little paradise! We loved the outdoor shower and the pool very much. We liked our little tour through the village, crossing the river by little wooden boat. The highlight was having tea with Mohanan at his traditional Tea Shop enjoying local delicacies with chai (pazham pori, bananas, tapioca chips and pappada vada). Great experience!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Thankyou so much your review is incredibly important to us. We hope we will see you again. Warm regards from all of us. Don and Mini
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indian Summer House
Which popular attractions are close to Indian Summer House?
Nearby attractions include Areekkal Water Falls (7.5 km), Green Signature Organics (3.1 km), and Chris Bottle Crafters Indoor Home Garden (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Indian Summer House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Indian Summer House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Indian Summer House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Indian Summer House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Indian Summer House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepper Salt, Hotel Dhanya Muvattupuzha, and Ceylon Bake House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Indian Summer House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Indian Summer House have airport transportation?
Yes, Indian Summer House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Indian Summer House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Muvattupuzha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Indian Summer House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Indian Summer House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.