“For years my wife and I’s favorite place to stay was a boutique hotel in Thailand that we discovered while working there: a (for us) perfect combination of luxury, service and simplicity. Since that closed we’ve vainly been searching for a replacement. I suspect nothing will ever completely replace Laem Set in my heart, but Neeleshwar Hermitage is the closest we’ve come.

After a week travelling in Rajasthan we were ready for a recharge. Neeleshwar allowed us to completely rejuvenate in a tranquil, beautiful environment with a wonderful ayurvedic spa and yoga and meditation options. The accommodation and food are of a high quality and the staff very solicitous (barring an unfortunate and atypical experience with an incompetent and impolite tailor at the resort shop).

A shame that due to the Kerala liquor laws there are no spirits sold, so no pre-dinner cocktails, we’d maybe look to bring our own fixings next time. Local wine and beer is available on request, billed as “”cold supplies”” or some-such.

Overall, much to recommend, and hopefully we’ll be back soon.

Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple”

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