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Punnamada Resort
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2013

From the night myself and my wife arrived at this resort and till the day we checked out each moment was cherishing and the reasons are,beautiful location,very warm and courteous staffs,beautiful vintage villas which gives you the experience of old charm of the real kerala architecture,good food,excellent view of the lake from the lake view room we stayed,Punnamada's own boat house which was a must experience for everybody and last but not the least ayurvedic massage which is one of the best we ever experienced!!..I recommend this hotel for couple who like to spend romantic time together,family with kids and senior citizens who just want to relax in between nature with cup of coffee and a nice book to read...Great job by the GM and his team,keep it up and look forward to meet you all once again whenever we get a chance...Thanks a lot Punnamada.

Room Tip: Lake view villa
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on trip advisor regarding Punnamada Resort . We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful holiday with us . let me thank you for staying with us a as well as for your lovely review and the goodwill you extended towards our service. It is certainly a good gesture from your side. this will go a long way in our journey to excel. We certainly look forward for your next visit.

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Varghese. K.E.

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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

We booked the resort after reading the reviews at tripadvisor. The resort was rather more than worth each positive review. We had a very comfortable stay at this luxurious yet very ethnic and eco-friendly resort. The "Floating Dinner" in the middle of the lake was once in a lifetime experience and is definitely worth trying.
The staff was very courteous and helpful. Our stay in the houseboat of the resort was mesmerising. Food was great. In the end we'll say that we are bowled over by the fantastic hospitality of the resort. Alleppey is truly the "Venice of the east" & the best way to experience it is through Punnamada Resorts.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort. We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your honey moon with us . Thank you very much for the mention of floating dinner. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. We look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

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Varghese.K.E.
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

To get to the hotel you need to go through very small narrow roads, actually more like alleys, which on first impression is a bit worrying as you think you are going to a dodgy hotel in the middle of no where. but soon as you get there you realise that you have entered a great little place and the welcome at reception was great.

This is a small hotel, about 30 rooms but the size adds to the charm. It's a quiet and chilled out hotel with very good service. Staff are very helpful. The hotel looks onto the lake and the view is good. Bedrooms are large and very nice as well as clean. Food was very good.

Only stayed here 1 night, would have been delighted to have spent an extra night or two.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. we are happy to note that you had enjoyed your stay with us . let me thank you for staying with us and for your review. your kind words will certainly encourage us and will help us a lot to improve further in our journey to become a sought after back water resort at Kerala. we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I had visited Allepey with my partner in August this year and stayed at Punnamada resorts. We had an excellent experience including very clean, comfortable and luxurious rooms. Our package included all meals that we thoroughly enjoyed. The resort was also offering a one day package to visit and view the boat race that we decided not to do.
We instead hired a houseboat from this resort for one day and service and hospitality was top quality.

Room Tip: The best rooms are the lake view ones, but these are also more expensive.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you so much for your review about Punnamada Resort. We are glad to note that you enjoyed your stay. let me thank you for staying with us . we look forward to your next visit to punnamada resort.

Regards,

varghese.K.E.
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

This is a lovely resort. If you're looking to visit the south of India in style, then stay here. The rooms, staff, facilities and food are all amazing. We stayed one night on a house boat which I would strongly recommend) and two nights in the resort and found it really enjoyable.

The ayurvedic doctor was amazing, he was more attentive and informative than any doctor I've seen back home in the UK - he provided me with dietary advice and wrote me a prescription for ayurvedic medicine which has really helped.

The menu is one of the most elaborate menus I've ever seen in a hotel/restaurant...ever! I'm vegetarian and the choice is incredible as it is for meat eaters also. they even have 'catch of the day' if you like fish.

There's a lot of activities and games too; my favourite was the afternoon tea followed by the sunset cruise (all complimentary).

The only thing (and I'm sorry to have to have to say this as I really did love the resort) was that yoga and meditation wasn't available which I was looking forward to.

Overall, I would recommend the hotel without any doubt; I think it's one of the nicest resorts in South India!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the water if you can.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for your lovely review about Punnamada Resort . we are delighted to note that you had enjoyed your stay with us . let me thank you for your review and for your patronage . Your encouraging and kind words will go a long way in our journey to excel. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Punnamada is a small resort, hard to find but worth a visit. Individual bungalows are set right on the lake front with beautiful views of the lake and the house boats floating by.
Room are comfortable. Furnishings are rather old but the friendly staff makes up for this.
They also have a house boat you can rent for an overnight backwaters cruise (we took it to Kumarakom Resort after the overnight backwater cruise).
The massage at the Spa is a unbelievable treat and value.
We were not crazy about the outside bathroom exposed to mosquitoes.
All in all a beautiful place to enjoy the backwaters.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake front room with inside bathroom.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip advisor regarding Punnamada Resort and House boat. We are glad to note that you had enjoyed your holiday with us. let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind gesture of writing about us . we look forward to your next visit.

We maintain an old world charm of ethnic Kerala architecture so as our furniture to compliment it.

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Varghese.K.E.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

I stayed in Punnamada during Oct 25 - Oct 27 with my wife. It was our first wedding anniversary. Hence it was special. We had booked a package. The first day we spent in the houseboat and the second day in the lake view room. The stay in the houseboat was very comfortable. The crew were very helpful and nice. We were disappointed with the lunch provided as it had very few options for my wife who was a vegetarian. No complaints if you are a non-vegetarian. We docked for the night at around 6 PM in a remote location which was nice. Nobody to disturb us. Ensure you keep the windows and doors of the bedroom closed to avoid insects in the evening.

The second day we were in the lake view room. The views from here are breathtaking. DO NOT miss the sun rise. It is just beautiful. Our stay was made even more memorable with the service and hospitality of the staff. Big kudos to them. You guys were outstanding.

There was a commercial shooting going on during our stay which in a way spoilt the restaurant area. Food was being served behind the actual restaurant. That was a slight dampener.

Overall , We both loved our stay here and would definitely be back again.

Special thanks to Mr. Sherry who was there to help us with anything whenever we needed.

Good luck Punnamada !!


Pros: Beautiful location, great courteous staff
Cons: Lunch can be made better with better spread. The breakfast and dinner were good.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are the best..
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for your lovely review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful holiday with us . Let me thank you for staying with us aswell as for your valid time to write about us and your courtesy. Your feedback has been taken in its spirit and changes made in the menu . we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
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Address: Alleppey 6 | Punnamada Resort Private Limited, Alappuzha 688006, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range: £77 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Punnamada Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Punnamada Resorts is nestled on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake and gives a world of heritage and luxury. The divine ambiance and the hospitality lead to a total relaxation of mind, body and soul and it highlighted the rich heritage and the essence of Kerala in its true form with a focus on the eco system and being an environment friendly resort by taking initiative in various fronts. The green leaf certified Ayurveda centre at Punnamada puts a new life into yourself and to regain vigor and vitality and lead a stress-free life. The essence of Kerala and its magical backwaters can be experienced aboard Punnamada’s exclusive 'Kettuvallam' (houseboats) by the resort, the houseboats of Punnamada equipped with the best of luxuries. ... more   less 
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Punnamada Hotel Alappuzha
Punnamada Backwaters Hotel
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