The River Retreat Ayurvedic Resort


Accomodation Budget: Deluxe
Class: 3 Star
Best Suited For
Families, Couples and Travellers interested in Ayurveda
Accomodation Theme
Ayurvedic Centers, Wellness & Spa Resorts,

Quick Info

The River Retreat is a 3-star Heritage Ayurvedic resort located in the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur. Amidst a calm and serene environment, the retreat has a historic look and traditional design since it used to be the summer palace of the Maharajas of Cochin. Although the palace-like ambience is still present, several modern charms have been added to make it a luxury resort. To rejuvenate their body and mind, guests can choose from the various Ayurvedic packages offered in the in-built Ayurvedic centre called Holy Basil.

Rankings & Ratings

  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Value for money
Editor's Rankings

#5 in 9 Accommodations in Thrissur
#3 in 4 Wellness & Spa Resorts in Thrissur
#2 in 2 Ayurvedic Resorts in Thrissur

"An Ayurveda Resort overlooking the river with a rustic yet modern look."

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The River Retreat is a beautiful Ayurveda resort property with a unique location overlooking the river. The therapies offered here are quite professional. Although the restaurant menu may have only a few options, the food is good and not overpriced. You will especially love the traditional designs in the comfortable deluxe-category rooms of the property. 


  • Beautiful location with a view of the river.
  • Outstanding Ayurvedic therapies.
  • Spacious rooms with good interior design.
  • Hospitable and Flexible staff.
  • Good and reasonably priced food.


  • Restaurant cannot accommodate many guests.
  • Less natural light in some rooms.
  • Not many options in the restaurant menu.
  • Very few places with shade in the property.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Veg Restaurant
  • Non-Veg Restaurant
  • Beer Parlour
  • Card Payments
  • Safe Parking
  • WiFi Internet
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Laundry

Detailed Info

 Located in a pristine natural environment, the River Retreat in Thrissur is a 3-star Heritage Ayurvedic resort. The resort used to be a favoured summer palace of the Maharajas of Cochin and hence, certain historic details can be observed in the design of the resort. The retreat offers rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies in its in-built Ayurvedic centre called Holy Basil. So the resort is ideal for guests who want to stay close to nature whilst experiencing the revitalizing effect of Ayurveda.

Holy Basil has a team of skilled Ayurvedic doctors and masseurs who come with a lot of experience to provide you therapies that help you relax and heal. There are 24 deluxe rooms spread across a lush green property. The resort features two restaurants namely Riviera and Vayaloram. Vayaloram is a rooftop restaurant with banquet space and barbeque facilities. The resort also has a well-stocked bar, an air-conditioned conference hall, a delightful swimming pool and a health club.

Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 12:00 PM.

Special Notes

  • Special Ayurveda and beauty treatment packages are arranged depending on your needs.
  • Airport pick-and-drop facility is available.
  • The resort has a travel desk and a conference hall with modern facilities.
  • Kerala Kalamandalam Arts Academy and Pathirikkunnath Mana Monument are the nearby tourist attractions.

Activities Offered*

  • Professional Ayurvedic therapies.
  • Children's play area.
  • Badminton, Basketball and Cricket.

Rooms Types

Deluxe Cottage

The deluxe rooms are spacious, equipped with all the modern amenities. They are suitable for two persons. 

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Lockable Storage


The retreat has suite rooms that are suitable for either 2 guests or 4 guests. They have a separate living space and the attached bathrooms are very spacious. 

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Lockable Storage

*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.