Luxury Hotels in Kerala & Karnataka

Stay on a houseboat on the waters of Kerala or a lakefront resort in Karnataka: this region offers endless luxurious and unique accommodation options.   

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Malabar House

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

With a long history dating back as far as 1755, Malabar House has by turns been owned by spice merchants, tea traders and bankers, before becoming Fort Cochin’s first boutique heritage hotel in 1996. This is a characterful and friendly hotel, with each of the 17 rooms and suites decorated in a unique style, and is the perfect base from which to explore this charming corner of Kerala.

Best for: Food & Wine, City Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Luxury Hotel

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Kumarakom Lake Resort is a beautiful luxury resort on the shores of Vemnabad Lake in Kumarakom, Kerala. Named by the BBC as one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the world, Prince Charles, no less, chose Kumarakom as the place to celebrate his 65th birthday, and you’ll be left feeling like royalty after a stay here.

Best for: Village Life, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Peace & Quiet

Vismaya

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Vismaya (which means ‘a magical place’) is a traditional Keralan villa in a beautiful setting on the shores of Vembanad Lake, surrounded on three sides by water. From the same people behind the equally lovely A Beach Symphony on Marari beach, this truly exclusive hideaway has just two bedrooms, guaranteeing a tranquil escape.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Private Groups, Family-friendly, Honeymoon

Aanavilasam

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Aanavilasam is a luxurious hotel near Thekkady in rural Kerala, set on a former plantation estate and surrounded by seven acres of private estate dotted with pepper and cardamom plants. The hotel is the brainchild of Salim Pushpanath, a photographer whose beautiful black-and-white prints adorn the walls throughout.

Best for: Honeymoon, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine

Fragrant Nature

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Housed in the former office of the East India Company, Fragrant Nature reflects its and Cochin’s colonial past, while exhibiting modern standards of comfort and luxury. With beautiful rooms and suites overlooking Cochin’s famously picturesque harbour, a range of dining options and even its own open-air traditional Keralan theatre, this is a beautiful spot from which to explore the rich melting pot that is Cochin.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion, Service & Hospitality, City Hotel

A Beach Symphony

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Stay in traditional Keralan cottages with large verandas and private gardens right on the beach at this boutique hideaway, where you can truly relax in style. The team at A Beach Symphony is also behind the beautiful Vismaya on Vembanad Lake, where the same principles of creating a slice of paradise apply.

Best for: Family-friendly, Service & Hospitality, Romantic, Boutique Hotel

Brunton Boatyard

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

The Brunton Boatyard sits on Cochin’s historic harbour, and evokes the charms and atmosphere of another era: recreated from a Victorian shipbuilding yard, it is full of history and character, blending English, Dutch and Portuguese influences, from its décor to its food.

Best for: History & Heritage, Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views, City Hotel

Carnoustie

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is a luxury spa resort near Alleppey, Kerala, on the shores of Marari Beach. The resort is committed to being as eco-friendly as possible – this is reflected in the construction of its luxury beach villas, with jute, rattan and bamboo used extensively throughout. Not only do these materials contribute to the beautiful, organic aesthetic, but they’re also sustainable, as is the produce from the resort’s garden used in the kitchens and spa.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Peace & Quiet, Service & Hospitality, Beach

Marari Beach Resort

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

In an idyllic beachfront setting, nestled in tropical gardens with lotus ponds, coconut groves and swaying palms, the Marari Beach Resort is a tranquil and beautiful retreat.

Best for: Family-friendly, Village Life, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Neeleshwar Hermitage

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Neeleshwar Hermitage is a luxury hotel in northern Kerala, on the beachfront of the town of Neeleshwar. With sandy beach on one side, the Western Ghats on the other, and the famous Keralan backwaters within easy reach, this is a perfect place to experience the varied natural beauty of the Malabar region. Accommodation takes the form of luxurious cottages spread throughout the hotel’s beautiful gardens.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Beach, Peace & Quiet

Old Harbour

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

This elegant hotel occupies an attractive 18th-century Dutch/Portuguese colonial building in the heart of historic Fort Kochi, with characterful interiors of stone arches, whitewashed walls, colourful artworks and sculptures, surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Best for: History & Heritage, Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Service & Hospitality

Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi is a luxury hotel with an unrivalled location next to the famous ruins of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed in a style reminiscent of the regal palaces once lived in by Hampi’s kings, the hotel features extensive use of stone and marble and distinctive Indo-Islamic architectural features.

Best for: History & Heritage, Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Housed in a collection of rustic but luxurious thatched huts, Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini is all about making the most of the beauty of the surrounding countryside, with Nagarhole National Park within easy reach. Your neighbours during your stay at Orange County will include the world’s largest population of Asian elephants, one of whom, Meenakshi, is friendly with hotel guests.

Best for: Lodge, Luxury Hotel, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism

Royal Orchid Metropole

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Royal Orchid Metropole is a luxurious heritage hotel in the heart of Mysore. Built by the former Maharajah in 1920 to entertain guests, the regal pillars, ornate arches and imposing corridors which make up the hotel betray its distinguished history.

Best for: Food & Wine, History & Heritage, Service & Hospitality, City Hotel

Philipkutty's Farm

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

A family-run, luxury homestay on a secluded island in the backwaters of Kerala, at Philipkutty’s Farm you’ll feel like a guest in a friend’s home. Accommodation is spread across charming villas which blend traditional Keralan style with modern comforts, and the hotel is ideally placed for enjoying traditional boat cruises on the backwaters as well as spotting the local wildlife and exploring nearby villages, churches and temples.

Best for: Family-friendly, Peace & Quiet, Village Life, Setting & Views

Purity

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

As if positioned by a landscape painter and designed by a minimalist gallery owner, Purity is an artwork of vernacular antiques, contemporary furniture and lakeside gardens, all housed in a white stucco and red terracotta building. With a spa and wellness centre as well as a massage parlour, this peaceful retreat will submerge you in a holiday spirit thanks to its calming atmosphere and romantic waterfront setting.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Village Life, Setting & Views, Cultural Immersion

Serenity

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Once a plantation estate from the 1920s, this villa is now a small boutique hotel which maintains its colonial roots while providing luxurious amenities like an outdoor pool. Awash with dark timber, warm colour palettes and ornate furniture, Serenity is a beautiful little property overlooking the Blue Mountains.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Village Life, Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel

Taj West End

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Taj West End is a luxurious hotel in Bangalore, set in a European-style manor and surrounded by 20 acres of beautiful green gardens. Originally opened as a 10-room inn by a British lady in 1887, in the early 20th century it was transformed by the Spencer family into the fully fledged country club and luxury hotel that you see today.

Best for: Food & Wine, Service & Hospitality, City Hotel, Luxury Hotel

Windermere Estate

Location: Kerala & Karnataka | India

Windermere Munnar is a charming boutique hotel in the Keralan hill station of Munnar, with accommodations spread across colonial-style bungalows. A centre for tea for over a century, you’ll feel  like you’ve stepped back in time to the days of the Raj as you sit enjoying a brew and gazing out over the Western Ghats mountains and the three rivers which give Munnar its name.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

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