This ten-room boutique heritage hotel has a Main House, formerly the Raheem family’s residence which has six high-ceilinged en-suite A/C bedrooms, an airy Main Hall with original glass fanlights and window shutters, all furnished with antiques from Kerala.
The front and back verandahs are the perfect spots for snoozing or for a quiet read from what Lonely Planet calls our ‘thoughtfully-stocked library’. Adjoining the back verandah in its own private courtyard is the Velvet Apple Swimming pool (so called because of the Velvet Apple tree nestling there).
Round the corner is the Begum’s Nook, the biggest room in the house but tucked away in its own tiny courtyard. And not too far beyond there’s the refurbished marriage hall, now three Deluxe rooms each with its own private balcony but which in the past played hosts to many local weddings, bachelor parties (no mention of spinsters!), several important political meetings including two reputed to have been attended by Gandhiji and Jawaharlal Nehru.