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Lotus Kerala

From $347 Night/room India, Kerala

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  • a 2 bedroom boutique houseboat in northern Kerala

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The Lotus is a 2 bedroom boutique hotel on an elegant houseboat on the backwaters of Malabar, northern Kerala.  Owned by Neeleshwar Hermitage The Lotus takes you on a trip to discover the serene waters of Malabar one of the undiscovered jewels of the area.  The Lotus symbolises the very best things in life and in India it represents spiritual enlightenment and heavenly comfort.


The Lotus has a sun deck with sun loungers and an al fresco dining area.  There is also a very spacious indoor sitting and dining area.  Ayurvedic massage and Yoga lessons can be arranged. We recommend 4 nights at Neeleswhar Hermitage followed by 2 nights on The Lotus.


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Address: , India


The Lotus is a a modern interpretation of the traditional Kerala houseboat, that combines the natural rhythms of the traditional with the luxury amenities of a luxury boutique hotel.  This unique houseboat has been designed to give guests the luxury of space.  Each of the two spacious en-suite bedrooms (Sukhima (‘Happiness’) and Lalima (‘Beauty’)) have solid teak floors and are light and airy with a large glass window with insect-proof screen.  The furniture is all locally made and is complemented by ethnic durrie rugs and paintings by a Kerala artist. An iPod docking system, safe, hair-dryer and choice of a fan or state-of-the-art air-conditioning are features of both rooms. Each room also has its own private sitting-out verandah.  A minimum 2 night stay is recommended.

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Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation, the following cancellation fee will be applicable. This fee will be percentage of the total estimated expenses and will be on a sliding scale as follows:

Period prior to expected arrival
Cancellation Fee
Within 40 days
Within 39 to 30 days
Within 29 to 20 days
Within 19 to 15 days
No Show


Room Type Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018
Per Room $39 $39 $85 $85 $85 $85 $85 $85 - - - - -
Full Houseboat - - $116 $116 $116 $116 $116 $116 - - - - -

Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from INR at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in INR.

Rates for the Lotus are per night and include:

  • Morning Lotus special bed tea with flowers.
  • Breakfast as per choice, lunch, afternoon tea and sumptuous evening meal.
  • Complimentary fresh fruits throughout the day are available.

17.65% Taxes are extra.

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Neeleshwar Hermitage is a retreat for the mind, body & soul in Kerala, South India. Enjoy the peace & tranquillity of a forest hideaway along with the luxury of a small boutique hotel, beautiful secluded beaches and an Ayurvedic spa.