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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

"Thank you for your hospitality...

I enjoyed my brief stay immensely and shall promote Neeleshwar to any of my clients touring the North Kerala/South Karnataka region as a great relaxation beach retreat at the end of their tour.' Sharon Evans, Indian Subcontinent Specialist, Western Oriental Travel, London. 'Oh! This place is amazing. At last I have found a nice place to stay on the beach: comfortable, well-constructed, intimate and with a particularly good taste in decoration. What else to say? It is peaceful, beautiful, with this fantastic swimming pool and splendid garden. Thank you all for the wonderful stay I spent here and a special mention for the good food (I am crazy now for those mint potatoes!).' 
 

Celine Beuchat, Au Tigre Vanille, Geneva, Switzerland
2015-08-04

Great experience! Unbelievable emotions! Thank you so much!

Anatoly Ochkovisky, Russia
2012-12-01
"On the unexplored northern part of the Malabar coast and flanked by a freshwater lagoon is this near-perfect heaven of peace and pampering. The cottages are designed and built along the traditional fisherman's thatched huts but each on with enough comforts to keep a five-star groupie enthralled."
Country & Town House Magazine (UK)