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Tagore Road 45mins from Kochi Airport, Muvattupuzha 686661 India
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Muvattupuzha
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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Restaurant
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
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
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Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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MSN99 wrote a review Nov 2019
St Ives, United Kingdom133 contributions48 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
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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 2019
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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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Shonee M wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China21 contributions
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I had the most exquisite stay at Indian Summer House for the ISH Writer's Retreat. One thing that makes the hotel so special is it manages to be both intimate, boutique and spectacularly grand at the same time. I suppose if Raffles had only 4 rooms then it would probably want to look like Indian Summer House. The hotel is built around a lovely garden which is home to exotic birds, butterflies, the occasional squirrel, stone-carvings and water features. It’s a real privilege to wake-up to this view and the perfect setting for yoga classes every morning. I’ve been coming to India my whole life and never would I dream of drinking water straight from the tap. I don’t know how they manage it but not only do they have a great filtration process, everything is eco-friendly and
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Thanks for your kind review, Shonee. You have captured the essence of Indian Summer House so well. We are delighted that our Writers' Retreat was a positive experience for you and feel privileged to have enjoyed your company and contributions to our workshops. Hoping you continue to write whenever you feel inspired. It's a lovely way to record your travels and the things that are important to you. Kind regards Don and Caroline
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Danielle Akehurst wrote a review Sep 2019
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The Indian Summer house is a perfectly-sized wonder of architecture and beauty. Built by a well-known architect as a family home, it blossomed into a special boutique hotel with 6 large rooms with en-suite bathrooms placed around a courtyard garden. The pool is sunk into stone surround with clumps of palm trees and flowering shrubs attracting butterflies and birds. The rooms are large, spacious, airy and stylish with air-con, fans and stylish furnishings. The menu is extensive, delicious, nourishing and created with love. Meeting Don the owner and his staff was a joy. They made us feel like family and welcomed us to join local festivities taking place. The opportunity to see and experience the local arts, crafts, culture and places of interest was on offer, as were spa
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 18 Sep 2019
Thankyou so much for your kind words and I know the team will be very excited to know that you enjoyed our Onam celebrations. It is a special time in Kerala and always lovely to share the wonderful food and traditions that surround the festival. Kind regards Don
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451John_A wrote a review Sep 2019
Strasbourg, France9 contributions4 helpful votes
This special boutique hotel is more like a luxurious family home with lovely wooden roofing over the covered areas, a spacious feel and beautifully appointed modern rooms. The staff were so very friendly and Don, the owner, made us feel like part of the family. The food cooked by Raj was sensational. The Summer House driver, Bijou, took us on a great tour of Kochi which has a fascinating history and we were escorted on a local rural walking tour. Absolutely perfect! Our full itinerary was as follows: *. Enjoyed a welcome drink and Jasmine flower lay on arrival and a tour of the property and some insight into the Made Wijaya construction, design and architecture and how it relates to Kerala and the tropics * Ayurveda spa treatments from Riju and Leela from Arshana. *
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 18 Sep 2019
Thankyou so much for the review which means so much to us. We hope you enjoyed your onward journey and the birthday celebrations and look forward to seeing you back in the future. Kind regards Don
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scak42 wrote a review Sep 2019
Hong Kong, China2 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I travelled to ISH in August for a few days R&R with friends. From the warm reception on our arrival to the fond farewell as we left, we felt genuinely welcome and at home. We knew immediately it was the right place for us. The property is an oasis of calm and serenity, comprising 4 spacious villas (we loved the outdoor showers) set on 3 sides of an expansive courtyard garden, the remaining side housing the indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining area. Discretely tucked away is a beautiful pool and sitting out area. The charming original house, which sits within the grounds, houses a boutique gym and Ayurvedic spa room. Grand yet intimate, we had the feeling of staying in the home of a friend rather than in paid accommodation. Having shared our interests
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Thanks so much for the review and I hope the "bootcamp" in our gym left you feeling energised for your next adventure. The monsoon is my favourite time of year in Kerala and I am so glad you enjoyed it. Kind regards Don
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Angela979 wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom18 contributions14 helpful votes
Indian Summer House is a beautiful, large house that makes you feel you are away from everything. The experience surpassed all expectations with fabulous facilities; a huge pool that you could spend all day in, a spa, a gym and beautiful bedrooms and living rooms. The gardens and house are spectacular and the history of the house tells a family story that goes back many decades. We felt so spoiled by the amazing staff - Rajesh, Albin, Bhindi and Biju all looked after us so well and catered for our every need. We had massages that were the best we'd had in India and had our own yoga instructor every morning. The host, Don, is extremely responsive and anything we asked for was delivered. Probably the best holiday ever.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 8 Apr 2019
Hi Angela Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this review. We are particularly happy that the team took good care of you and that you took advantage of the daily yoga and treatments to truly experience the Kerala lifestyle. Kind regards Don
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Mariemay1978 wrote a review Mar 2019
Geelong, Australia16 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed for a week with a group of friends at the ‘Indian Summer House’, which is about 45 minutes drive from Kochi . An absolutely amazing experience! Yoga each morning if you so desired, massages available every day, a Bollywood dance class for a bit of fun, henna painting , you name it we could do it. We visited a nearby tea room , walked into the town and around the nearby area, meeting some of the beautiful local residents. A half day houseboat trip was very relaxing and a chance for some photos of beautiful scenery. We stayed one night at Fort Kochi. A guide showed us around the local museum and sights which also included exhibits of the Biennale Arts Festival. Afternoons were spent by the magnificent pool or relaxing any way you wished. Accommodation is
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 10 Mar 2019
Hi Marie it was lovely for us to have your entire group of friends at Indian Summer House. It’s seems like you have enjoyed the true experience of the Kerala lifestyle. Family, Food, Ayurveda, The Backwaters and The Arts at a relaxed pace! Hope to see you all back one day. Don Mini and Indian Summer House team
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livinginmonaco wrote a review Feb 2019
Monaco-Ville, Monaco24 contributions9 helpful votes
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Have no words to describe this place. The villa is absolutely beautiful. And is only outdone by the kindness, friendliness and talents of the Staff! We stayed with our one year old for 3 nights over New Year’s. The best part was without a doubt having a chef! Rajesh was excellent. We got to pick and choose our meals from an extensive menu. He also organized a BBQ by the pool one night. No better way to start the day than with yoga on the veranda with Riju. Even my inflexible hubby enjoyed it! We truly got to relax and just enjoy the amenities. Pool, table tennis, laze around and read, Ayurvedic spa treatments (loved the outdoor shower next to the spa room) etc. Bindu and Rajesh were lovely to help with our baby so we could eat without having to worry about her getting into
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Wow thank you so very much for your kind words. The Indian Summer House team will be very pleased with your comments.We are particularly happy that you felt taken care of. The Kerala lifestyle including Ayurveda is all about slowing down and taking care of yourself and the people around you. Kind regards Mini and Don
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PippiLondon wrote a review Feb 2019
london7 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited this place on our way to Munnar from South Kerala and when we saw it wished we had been able to stay. It has been beautifully done with huge bedrooms and sumptuous bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. The sparkling pool is huge and it all feels airy and spacious. Such a surprise when you turn off the road. We had a fabulous home cooked Keralan lunch with garden grown vegetables and a wonderful spicy fish curry. Mini and Don the owners have brilliantly thought out things to do - the stuff you would like to do but never sure that it would work - like visiting a very genuinely local chai house for a truely delicious local brew and getting snacks from the places the tuk tuk drivers queue up to get theirs.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Don49778, Owner at Indian Summer House
Responded 28 Feb 2019
We were so pleased to be able to provide lunch for you both on your way to Munnar. We hope to see you on your next trip. Enjoy your onward journey. Kind regards Mini and Don
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PRICE RANGE
US$268 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictMuvattupuzha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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