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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Our holiday started with being very helpfully collected at the airport by the owner & his driver followed by a delightful boat trip to this small, simple & charming resort. With a palm-forested riverside location, friendly locals, oodles of exotic birdlife, cooling sea breezes & beautiful sandy beaches nearby, we soon relaxed our city ways. Food consisted of delicious local... More 

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1 Thank flowboy
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

We spent 7 nights in Friday’s place and had an absolutely relaxing time in this hotel. Friday’s place is a true eco-friendly place. The canals provide the water that gets filtered and is used for the showers, the electricity is provided by solar panels (there is a generator should there be not enough solar power, so there is never a... More 

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1 Thank xyzzyx
London
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

We loved this place and really enjoyed chatting with Mark, a true eccentric, who sure had some amusing tales to tell and which kept us very entertained at meal times. Great, healthful food and much bird life to see too. All highly recommended.

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2 Thank Guru6
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

This 'robinson crusoe' styled eco retreat isn't exactly what it says on the tin, so think carefully before handing over the steep high season rate. On the plus side, the staff are delightful and the food probably some of the best you'll taste in Kerala. And the boat trip there is quite magical. But that's kind of where it ends.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

My wife and I started our holiday in Kerala by staying at Fridays Place. After a very long journey, arriving late at Trivandrum airport, we were delighted to meet Mark who had come to pick us up from the airport with a local driver. After a car ride, it felt like a small adventure to hop on Mark's boat and... More 

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2 Thank Richard G
london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2010

an amazing stay with wonderful hosts. i would highly recommend staying here for some incredible R&R

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1 Thank danw11
oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2009

Friday's Place was one of the highlights of our three month trip around the South of India. The beauitful and natural design of the architecture is a great feat and the place has an environmentally friendly ethos that is hard to come across in rural India. We were looked after with the upmost care. Mark, the owner, employs a great... More 

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London
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Reviewed 20 January 2009

We spent the first 3 nights of our honeymoon in Kerala at Friday's Place in Puvar. As promised Mark was there to pick us up from the airport in Trivendrium at 4am and after a shortish drive the holiday began with a nighttime trip down an enchanting river to the eco-lodge. Both myself & my wife loved the place. I... More 

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1 Thank adamaid
London
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

If you want an alternative backwaters experience try Friday's Place near Kovalem. There are five cottages, all crafted by the owners and local craftsman from sustainable hardwood, and the Tsunami House, a sort of Noah's Ark sitting a top a tower with beautiful view of the forest canopy. Friday's Place can only be reached by boat, and if you blinked... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2008

If you've ever watched a David Attenborough documentary and wished you could be in it, this is the place for you! We stayed four nights in the Honeymoon Tower and ended up staying another night as we loved it so much. True, the place isn't huge, but that's the beauty of it, this is a place to sit, relax and... More 

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Fridays Place is Kerala's first true Eco Lodge. Best described as a 'Robinson Crusoe' experience in comparative comfort, you are looked after personally by the UK owners Mark and Sujeewa. Great food, serenity, moonlight swimming in the river, all conspire to give you a memorable stay in this beautiful part of Kerala. Yoga in the mornings should you wish and first class Ayurveda is available at the Island Resort just down river. Private and exclusive! ... more   less 

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Address: Puvar, India
Region: India > Kerala > Puvar
Price Range: $107 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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