Four private bungalows with private bathrooms and spacious verandas are set amidst the tropical garden, steps away from the fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and lounge.
Each bungalow—with its high ceilings and exposed brick walls—consists is furnished with two comfortable twin beds, a wardrobe, and desk; Western-style bathrooms are fitted with a sink, lavatory, standup shower, and fully equipped with toilet paper and towels. Many guests enjoy sitting on their of a double room with en-suite bathroom, and benefits from a spacious veranda overlooking the garden. The rooms are furnished with two comfortable twin beds, a small wardrobe, desk and window seat, while the bathroom is fitted with a sink / vanity area, lavatory and shower. The bungalows feature high ceilings and exposed brick walls; contemporary in style, they are simple, clean and spacious. In keeping with the eco-friendly values of The Pimenta, the bungalows and communal spaces are fitted with ceiling fans; and the hot water is solar-powered with electrical backup.Atop the main house, individual rooms, some with private bathrooms, are available for budget travellers and long-term guests.Wireless internet is available 24/7 throughout the property.
Wake up and smell the coffee, literally! The warm aroma of freshly ground coffee, grown and roasted on the premises, is your daily invitation to breakfast. The traditional American breakfast receives a Keralan twist at The Pimenta: in addition to the standard fare of eggs, bread, muesli and fruit, you can expect something a little different, such as warmed banana, coconut, and jaggery.
Lunch and dinner are an opportunity to explore the local cuisine. A light lunch is usually served at 1:30 p.m. (or else enjoyed at a local restaurant) while dinner kicks off around 7:30 p.m. and spreads over four courses. All meals are vegetarian, prepared from scratch, and aim to showcase the very best of Keralan cooking, which those here for cooking holidays will experience fully firsthand. True to our beliefs, ingredients are locally sourced—often from our very garden—and organic produce is incorporated as much as possible.
For your comfort, tea and coffee making facilities are available in the communal area and you are invited to help yourself to bottled water at no extra cost. Tropical fruits are always available and we are happy to prepare fresh smoothies with yogurt for you.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements prior to arrival. Vegan options are available and Ayurvedic meals can be prepared for people undergoing Ayurvedic treatment or taking a rest before or after it.
During a stay at The Pimenta, guests are provided with three vegetarian meals per day plus access to refreshments anytime. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies throughout your stay.Breakfast—where local coffee and fresh fruit is always on the menu—can be customized to fit your preferences, be it eggs and toast or Kerala’s famous idly and sambar. Most guests have cooking sessions before lunch and dinner, so those meals are an opportunity to feast on your creations! A smorgasbord of assorted dishes—curries, breads, chutneys, and more—are the usual spread. Depending on the length of stay, most guests also have an opportunity to eat at local restaurants once or twice to expand their palate.