For the rest of your life

Welcome to Neeleshwar Hermitage


not just a stylish hotel but a transformative experience…


This hidden tropical destination, set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, is quietly changing the understanding of what a holiday really means…


The Hermitage offers its guests a utopia far removed from the pressures of everyday living, and a chance to enjoy the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality and serenely balanced lifestyle. The Ayurvedic spa, huge infinity pool, luxuriant gardens and delicious variety of food in two restaurants all combine to induce a sense of complete relaxation and harmonious wellbeing. Unobtrusive individual service and meticulous attention to detail are everywhere in this luxury resort, turning your holiday with us into ‘a holy day’ where time stands still.

Beach & Backwaters

Stay for 1 Night at Neeleshwar Hermitage and 1 Night at Lotus Houseboat.

Cost from INR 31,000/- and pay just 24 hours before arrival.

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Coming Celebrations

We are happy to announce a choice of packages for the coming holiday season.

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The Flexible Kerala Escape

Stay for 2 Nights and pay just 24 Hours before arrival.

Two-Night Escape from INR 32,000

Three-Night Escape from INR 45,000

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The Lotus Houseboat

Cruise in Tranquility & Style

The Lotus, a houseboat of unequalled elegance and style, offers you serenity and healing relaxation while cruising through the languid backwaters of Malabar, the undiscovered jewel of northern Kerala.

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COVID-19 Update

Free Cancellations and Amendments

Following a remarkable response to the virus in Kerala, we at Neeleshwar Hermitage and Lotus Houseboat will resume operations from 1st October. We understand these are uncertain times and you may need to change your plans at short notice, this is why we are offering free cancellations and amendments right up to your day of arrival.

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Looking Ahead

As the time slowly approaches for a return to some, albeit greatly adapted, form of normality in the travel world, we at ABChapri Retreats would like to let you know how we are planning for the happy event of welcoming guests once more.

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CoVidya 2020

These online meetings take place every two weeks on a Sunday afternoon, by Zoom.

To bring the richness of Indian culture to a wider international audience was one of the reasons for the creation of The Hermitage

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Reviews

An absolute delight and tragedy that we have only 3 days here on my ‘fasting menu’ tour of India.

A wonderful stay which we will highly recommend. 

Hilton and Pecker
2012-11-01

"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."

Ms.Annkathrin & Peter George Fischer, Germany
2015-08-04
"Neeleshwar is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. Its 18 palm roofed villas are scattered across the sand, their porches cooled by spinning ceiling fans, and at the rear of each is a large outdoor bathroom with a tub set in a small walled garden. At the seafood restaurant, tables spill out into the beach, freshly draped in new combinations of linens for each meal: turquoise and pink or deep orange and violet."
Conde Nast Traveller