A unique retreat hotel in Northern Kerala.
An oasis of calm set in twelve naturally landscaped acres, Neeleshwar Hermitage is built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu. The whole site oriented to the east and the rising sun, while the buildings are all placed in correct relation to each other, the four directions and the site as a whole. The traditional wood-and-thatch architecture is balanced with stylish contemporary touches and familiar modern comforts. The site overlooks a gloriously unspoiled beach of sand, stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions. The sea is clean and safe for swimming most of the year.
Our sensitive and attentive staff offers Keralan hospitality with unparalleled attention to detail. From the signature coconut drink that greets your arrival to the smiling faces genuinely sorry to see you leave, everything here is carefully and subtly designed around your personal needs.
Northern Kerala, traditionally known as Malabar, is a jewel awaiting discovery. Empty beaches fringed by coconut plantations, peaceful inland waterways and lush hillside spice gardens are features of an undisturbed rhythm of life set against the immensity of the ocean.
The Hermitage is approximately two hours from Mangalore international airport and between four and five hours from Calicut international airport. It is directly linked with the rest of the state by air, road and train.
Many of our guests are intrigued as to the origin and meaning of our name. The name derives from the hermitages (with or without resident hermits!) built by Renaissance princes on their country estates the better to commune with God. In later times the term was applied by Louis XIV the ‘Sun King’ of France – and other monarchs – to country residences where court ceremony and formality were abandoned in favour of the simple life. Peter the Great imported the idea to Russia, building a ‘Hermitage’ in his country palace at Peterhof and using it for private entertainments. His successor, Catherine the Great, built her ‘Hermitage’ pavilions onto the Winter Palace, the principle residence of the Russian Tsars, so as to be able to entertain her friends and lovers in private. Since she housed her extensive art collections there, the name soon came to refer to what has long been the world’s greatest museum, The Hermitage in St. Petersburgh.
Here in Neeleshwar Hermitage, we like to think we are continuing a great tradition. We aim to make all our guests feel like royalty and to do our best to look after them in aesthetically pleasing surroundings that are relaxed, carefree and highly civilised. Come and discover your inner monarch!
FACILITIES AND AMENITIES
|Our Complimentary Services|
|Bed tea with special Hermitage flowers||Breakfast as per choice|
|Daily Newspaper||Fruits available in restaurant|
|Parking||RO purified drinking water|
|Complimentary Services on request|
|Group Yoga session for 45 minutes every morning||Consultation with our in-house ayurveda doctor|
|Services on request|
|Doctor on call||Medical assistance|
|Shaving kit||Shower cap|
|Services provided on chargeable basis|
|Taxi on call||Ayurvedic massage|
|Cookery class||Yoga and Meditation sessions|
|Sight Seeing to nearby places||Short cruise in the backwaters|
|Rooms & Suites||18|
|Nearest Airport||Kannur 76km|
|Nearest Train Station||Neeleshwar 4km|
|Koxhicode (Calicut Airport)||170km|
"For the last 8 days, we felt as if we are in paradise on earth...
It is such an outstanding place, you can’t imagine it before you have seen it. The restaurant manager was like a mother to us, and all the others, both visible and invisible helping hands, made our life very comfortable and easy. We are sorry to leave now, but we will come back and we hope to see all those happy and always laughing faces again. Please keep you uniqueness for the further future. We wish you all the best for every member of the staff. We came as guests and leave as friends."2015-08-04
We were sceptical at first: the hotel was full so we took Lotus as a secand choice but are now truly converted.
"Have been coming to India for 30 years. And this is one of the most beautiful Experience, Blissful, gentle, Dreamy, Sujith and Deepak and the rest of the crew are so perfect for this boat.Fabulous creative Food ; Everything smooth and peaceful and nature,respected.We envy the next guests on Lotus and We shall return next year and remember this little passage with joy and a degree of longing Thank you... And thank you Altaf for sugesting this, How could we have doubted it".2012-12-05
"The greeting in Neeleshwar set the tone of the coming week: it was warm, professional, calm and had an understated attention to detail that meant you could completely relax into the arms of the place. Neeleshwar is beautiful, superbly run and the best place I have ever visited for recharging a weary body and mind. By the end of the week I felt 10 years younger."Monty Don ( Gardening expert)