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Our Land Island Backwater Resort
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

A very silent and peaceful place , in the middle of the wonderfull backwaters .We have enjoyed the morning walk and the evening canoe.
The cottage are pleasant and the food is very good.
A very good value

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Just a unique experience, very far from touristic paths.
The hosts are welcoming and professional, the food is really good, the accommodation is romantic, clean and spacious. You are in the middle of the backwaters, surrounded by nature, water and birds. You can use the canoes to discover the island by yourself or with Rahesh and it is really worthy to see the Indian's peasants daily life. An unspoiled place. Gorgeous!!!

Room Tip: There is a room nestled in a tree with backwater's magnificent views.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

this is just a wonderful site. Beautiful rooms in nice bungalows.
All possibilities to enjoy these unusual backwaters, canoe, bycicle, foot.
a dream
Phantastic staff that make you feel home.
wonderful sunsets

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

The place is wonderful. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and are on the backwaters. All the facilities are very good. And as it is in the midst of the backwaters the location is great. However, in this review I want to focus on the people. The people that work in OurLand will forever stay in my heart. I'm in debts to everybody that works there. Starting with Prabah, going to Redish and of course Menon that just happened to be there. During my stay at OurLand I happened to have the misfortune of breaking my arm. My own brother would not have treated me better than Prabha. He took command accompanied us to the hospital and made everything simple and smooth. Thank you Prabha for taking such good care of me. I'll always remember the welcome we had received upon our return from the city. This place is highly recommended!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are the same. Only the tree house is smaller but good for bird watchers.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

After two weeks travelling around Rajhestan Ourland Resort was a wonderfully peaceful break for two days. The bungalow was immaculately clean, food was good and the staff are lovely. The couple who took us on the sunset canoe trip and the guide on the early morning walk were great.
It must be stressed this is a very quiet place to relax with a good book.
The only criticism is that there is a lack of communication. We were picked up at the airport by a taxi sent by Ourland and asked the driver if there was any beer to which he said yes. When we arrived there wasn't any but the man who picked us up in the canoe took us back to Alleppey to get some. Also if you go on the early morning walk which involves a very short canoe ride there is a small shop to buy soft drinks and snacks which was a relief to the parents of teenage boys
Also there is no tea or coffee available between breakfast and late afternoon which annoyed some people. Facilities in the bungalow would be good
These are only minor issues. This really is a very special place

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janeesh, Owner at Our Land Island Backwater Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Thanks Linda for your valuable feedback.
Regarding the taxi driver, please note that we normally arrange the same from outside vendors & he may be not fully aware of the facilities in the Resort. Also as per the Government rule, we are not supposed to stock & serve beer, but the customer can bring their own alcoholic beverages for consumption. Tea/Coffee is available free of cost all throughout the day, but if the guest wants the same after breakfast & before evening tea, you have request & our friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you the same. We are happy to note that you enjoyed the overall experience at Ourland.

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We are just back from the trip of Kerala where we spent one day and night in Vagomon and two days and nights at Backwaters. Our stay at backwaters was at Ourland Resort. On arriving there you will be amazed and enthralled by the nature around. Situated in a small island surrounded from all the sides with water and small village this place is a hidden diamond. Very simple yet very authentic. You and nature is the only thing here. I extremely like the fact that they are strict about the natural policies there and try to preserve the nature as much as they can. If you want to be in a state which is blissful and you want to indulge into the life of a village, watching birds, boating in the backwaters, observing nature, reading your best book in a balcony where you will never hear a single horn from a car, you should go here.

The staffs are VERY friendly and always will go the extra mile for you. The food was awesome.

Take their houseboat ride. You will have one of the best experiences in your life. We did it in a full moon night and we will never forget it.

Whenever we will go back to Kerala we will go back to them. Thank you Ourland.

Room Tip: They have only six rooms and we have stayed in one of them. Each one is equally good. Go for anyone...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Our Land Resort was lovely and relaxing. We had a great outlook from our bungalow of the backwaters and aside from canoe trips there was literally nothing to do - which was the point of the trip for us! The food provided was very tasty. But - and the reason for the 3-star rating - it was expensive for what it was. It also was in need of some additional amenities (e.g. hammocks) to aid relaxation. Some other reviewers have mentioned the lack of alcohol/soft drinks available on the island, so if you do stay there remember to bring your own.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janeesh, Owner at Our Land Island Backwater Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thanks for the review...
We would like to reinstate that our rates are not overpriced compared to other properties in Kerala considering the fact that we are an Island property & our overheads are higher. Also one should not forget the fact that our rates included all meals, all activities & all applicable taxes. Regarding your suggestion of having more hammocks, we have taken it positively & have already ordered a couple more. As we are property abiding the rules & regulations of the state of Kerala, we are not authorized to sell alcoholic beverages in our property but a guest can bring their own alcohol for consumption.

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Address: Chempupuram | Punnapra, Alappuzha 688004, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 185 Speciality Lodging in Alappuzha
Price Range: £66 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ourland Island Backwater Resort is the Winner of First ever Kerala State Tourism Award (announced AUG 2015) for the Best Practices in the field of Responsible Tourism.. Every once in a while, when the hectic pace of city life overwhelms you and the chaos of the urban crush threatens to consume you, it's always wise to retreat into some much-needed solitude. Tucked away in the backwaters of Kerala is Our Land, a panacea for the soul. An island getaway from the rigmarole of daily life, Our Land sits in an island of tranquility to the south of Alappuzha, surrounded by green paddy fields fringed with coconut palm, bamboos and banana trees that stretch as far as the eye can see. In the lap of nature, Our Land has stayed true to its roots and blends in perfectly with the rustic landscape that surrounds it for miles. The resort's modern amenities unobtrusively attend to the comforts of guests and do not compromise on the hotel's natural ambiance and pursuit to ensure that its carbon footprint on the environment is minimized. Our Land invites guests and divulges secrets - this hideaway island was a one-time den of a fierce bandit immortalized by the locals as a Robin Hood! During your stay here you can unravel the secrets of this one-time bandit hideaway and ensconce yourself in its warm and welcoming world.Hearty welcome to Our Land... ... more   less 
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