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2 Nights At Neeleshwar Hermitage In Malabar, Kerala, India
Highest Bid:£120.00 GBP By v***r
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Enjoy a 2 night stay for 2 guests in a Garden View Cottage at the beautiful boutique Neeleshwar Hermitage hotel situated on the unspoiled coast of Malabar in Northern Kerala. Stay includes: all taxes, daily breakfast, daily group yoga sessions in the morning and fresh fruits available in the Annapurna Restaurant throughout the day. Stay is valued at approximately 40,000 INR / £445 GBP / $615 USD*.
Prize stay dates: to be booked at least 30 days in advance and taken between 01 April to 30 September 2018, excluding stays in July when the resort is closed, subject to availability.
Neeleshwar Hermitage is a hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. It’s the only boutique hotel on the unspoiled coast of Malabar in Northern Kerala. This stylish and relaxed retreat, offers a blend of traditional style combined with modern comforts. Set within a 12 acre palm grove, along the edge of a pristine and tranquil beach that stretches for miles, The Hermitage provides an extremely peaceful atmosphere for its guests.
This award winning hotel has been featured in the ‘Hot List’ by Conde Nast Traveller and was voted one of the best 101 hotels in the world by Tatler Travel Guide!
The sophisticated accommodation comprises of eighteen rooms, distributed between thirteen traditionally thatched cottages with either sea or garden views. Each bedroom is large, light and airy, with wooden floors and locally hand-made furniture and decorated with a mix of antique and contemporary works of art. All rooms benefit from their own attached garden bathroom fashioned in granite and wood with state-of-the-art fittings.
The hotel features a stunning infinity pool; the Annapurna vegetarian restaurant; the Meenekshi beachside fish restaurant; Priya: the Ayurvedic spa; the Saraswati library and lecture hall; a shop; as well as yoga and meditation classes. A unique feature of this hotel is its programme of evening talks on Indian culture by an ex-British Museum expert. Cookery classes are also available, as well as local sightseeing to markets, temples and ashrams, and forest treks and cruises through the unvisited backwaters. Bicycles are freely available for guests to use on trips out and about.
This beautiful boutique hotel is an oasis of eco-friendly practice: natural waste is recycled, kitchen waste provides bio gas for cooking, and only local materials and traditional designs were used in the stunningly crafted buildings. The hotel has a ‘no plastic’ policy so all water is purified on site by the most modern method of ‘reverse osmosis’ to avoid using plastic bottles. Maximum use has been made of local materials and artisan skill in the buildings, while the staff mainly come from the local community. The hotel is also active in promoting local ecological concerns, such as the preservation of the endangered Olive Ridley Turtle.
The winner will be staying in a Garden View Cottage which has been modelled on a traditional fishermen’s hut. Each building is positioned amidst the verdant foliage to provide a sense of peace and privacy. Teak floors, high ceilings, locally handmade wooden furniture and antique and contemporary objects d’art from Kerala complete the ambience and an iPod docking station adds a welcome modern touch. Rooms also benefit from air-conditioning, ceiling fan, safe and hair dryer.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately 40,000 INR by Neeleshwar Hermitage, P.O. Ozhinhavalappu, Via. Nileshwar, Dist Kasaragod. Kerala. PIN 671314 India – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. Prize is non-transferable and Neeleshwar Hermitage reserves full right to cancel the stay should there be any inappropriate behaviour on the part of the winner. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Neeleshwar Hermitage, P.O. Ozhinhavalappu, Via. Nileshwar, Dist Kasaragod. Kerala. PIN 671314 India to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked at least 30 days in advance and taken between 01 April to 30 September 2018, excluding stays in July when the resort is closed. Please note any associated taxes / resort fees / entrance fees etc. will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.