The Lotus

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The Lotus

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About the hotel

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.

The Lotus is an imaginative new interpretation of the traditional Kerala houseboat, a unique creation that combines the natural rhythms of the old-fashioned with the modern amenities of a first-class hotel.

The houseboat has been designed to give its guests the feeling of freedom and the luxury of space:

Each of the two bedrooms (appropriately named Sukhima (‘Happiness’) and Lalima (‘Beauty’) measure over 16 x 13 feet and has solid teak floors. Light and airy with cheerful colours, they have a large glass observation window with insect-proof screen, locally made wooden furniture, ethnic durrie rugs and paintings by a Kerala artist in the traditional temple mural style, as well as an i-pod docking system, safe and hair-dryer. Guests have the option of a fan or state of the art air-conditioning.


Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (10 x 9 feet) with tub and shower and delicious organic Fabindia toiletries.

Each also has its own private sitting-out verandah to enjoy those special moments.

There are two public areas for relaxing and enjoying a drink or a meal:

The lower Sitting Room (measuring 19 x 19 feet) and

The upper Sun-deck (33 x 18 feet).

The Lotus Features

Length: 32 meters / 104 feet

Width:   06meters / 18 feet

Two well-appointed, airy and spacious bedrooms each with a teak floor, state of the art en-suite bathroom and hand-made teak furniture;

Each bedroom has a private sitting-out area and an I-pod docking system;

There is a sun-deck with comfortable sun loungers and an al fresco dining area

A spacious indoor sitting room and dining area;

Ayurveda Massage and Yoga lessons are available on request (extra charges apply).

Bar and modern kitchen;

Private crew-room with attached bathroom;

Resident Captain, personal chef and housekeeping staff;

Silent engine, air-conditioning and fans.

We highly recommend a minimum of 2 nights’ cruise to enjoy the tranquility and sights that unfold while cruising.


Ayurveda massage & yoga