From the moment we arrived at Kochi airport and were collected by a driver from Purity, Suneesh, we knew we had made a great choice. He was so welcoming and spoke so positively about Purity and Malabar Escapes (Purity is just one of the properties run by Malabar Escapes, a local company with an ethical ethos).
On arrival, we were greeted warmly by Mary, who introduced us to other members of the Purity team as she showed us around the property and our rooms. We booked a Vembanad Garden Suite. Beautiful. This was on the first floor with direct views of the lake. There was a large open plan sitting area with floor to ceiling windows to 2 sides over looking a large private first floor terrace, a super comfy kingsize bed and a fabulous bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower and separate WC. Again, the attention to detail in the materials used in the room, such as the tiled floor, use of coloured polished (possibly) concrete in the bathroom, the furnishings and the art works was extraordinary.
Before we left, we also had a quick look at most of the other rooms available. All followed a similar design ethos and were equally beautiful, although some of the standard rooms in the old building did not enjoy the same level of light or views as that gained from rooms overlooking the lake. They also lacked a private outside sitting area.
The service we received during our 3 nights at Purity was exemplary. All the meals were delicious and were presented with flare and an attention to detail that makes you feel special. There was a wide variety of dishes available, which used local sourced ingredients wherever possible. Thanks to Joice, and others for your helpful advice on different dishes and excellent service.
Purity itself is simply stunning and is very special place in which to stay. This has been achieved because of a high level of attention to detail in it's design and the way in which the owners have created such a peaceful ambience both in the communal areas and in guest rooms. You sense that a great deal of thought has gone into choosing even the smallest of items, such as a soap dish, right through to the numerous art works scattered around the property and in the guest rooms. Sure, the truly magical setting helps, being right on Lake Vembanad, but a quick look at many of the other hotels along the shoreline really makes you appreciate what Purity has achieved and offers.
Purity is simply the best complement to a beautiful setting - stay there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking lake Vembanad at its widest point, purity is 50 km from The Malabar House and 70 km from Cochin International Airport. Accessible by car & boat, it is the starting point of our backwater cruise. ... more less
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