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“Excellent Hotel”
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Punnamada Resort
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
mumbai
2 reviews
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“Excellent Hotel”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Been there end of Feb-Mar'14 with my friends and had a great time. Rooms were very good, location was amazing - by the lake, food was excellent especially since we were vegetarians. The service was exceptionally good.. staff very cordial and helpful. Loved my stay, would love to go there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay and experiences at Punnamada Resort ! we are delighted to note that you had a wonderful time . let me thank you for staying with us as well for your gesture of writing about it on Tripadvisor. we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort .

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We took the romancing punnamada package to celebrate our anniversary

Whats awesome?
List is long, ill try to keep it concise:
1: Location: this resort is located right next to the punnamada lake. Its too beautiful to be true. We felt as if we were inside a painting!
2. Infrastructure: We stayed for a night in a villa, which was a fusion of modern+traditional decor. It was good value for money and the scene from the villa was breathtaking. The house boat was very well maintained and clean as well.We stayed there for another night and captured many great shots! The canal cruise was great too. There are other facilities like spa, swimming, indoor games etc.
3. Hospitality: What makes it a vow is the staff. They are very cordial, ready to help and always at the guests call. Always smiling, I think its the staff which will take this resort to a high.
4. Food: The chef is great. Whether u want veg/non veg, there are plethora of options to chose. the chef also customises according to ur taste, so give it a shot!

What can be improved: The bathrooms in the house boat can be revamped (especially the shower)

Dont miss:
1> The candle light dinner
2> Canal cruise/sunset cruise through house boat ( there is one thru shikara too, i loved the one thru house boat)
3> cultural programs
4> the house boat and villa itself.

Room Tip: Lake side villa, House Boat
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay and experiences at Punnamada Resort ! we are delighted to note that you had a wonderful time . let me thank you for staying with us as well for your gesture of writing about it on Tripadvisor. we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort .

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little gem of a resort. My daughter and I stayed 3 nights and wished we had booked to stay longer. The room (502) was exquisite with petals on the canopied beds, traditional wooden furniture and really interesting doors with chunky wooden bolts and intricate brass work. Tea making facilities and minibar in the room were great for grabbing a beer and sitting outside our room overlooking the courtyard. The bathroom was open to the sky and we couldn't have been more delighted with it.
The restaurant is good, meals were delicious and reasonably priced and the breakfast (included in our price of room) had a great selection for everyone including excellent coffee!
The spa is wonderful, I had 2 massages here and although a bit more expensive than other massages I had in India it was worth paying a bit extra. I highly recommend it, you will float back to your room or the poolside!
Staff here are friendly, courteous and helpful from the moment you arrive. They arranged taxis, tuktuks and a fabulous houseboat trip for us with no problems. We also did the hotels speedboat trip which was £15 for 2 for half an hour where you blast around the lake and it's great fun if you fancy that sort of thing.
Every day there is tea on the lawn at 5pm followed by a sunset boat trip. In the evenings there are indian dancers entertaining you and toddy tapping to watch. There is yoga twice a day and a talk by the Ayurvedic doctor every morning. Also a games room available from 7-7pm with billiard table, pingpong, chess etc and there were bikes of all sizes to hire too and a trampoline for the kids. It sounds like it's a hectic busy resort with all that going on but it's actually really tranquil and relaxing with the games room at the back of the reception so that guests are not disturbed. We were more than happy by the pool where we had fresh towels and watermelon brought to us by the kind and thoughtful staff.
The only negative thing to say about our stay here is that our room although beautiful was hardly soundproofed and as it is in-between 2 others we had the tv blaring on one side (we politely asked this guest to turn it down and he did) and loud FaceTimers on the other side. Obviously the inconsideration of other guests is the not the resorts fault but it's like the walls in this particular room are made of rice paper!
Overall this is a fantastic, luxury place to stay. I'd say it was perfect for couples but also suitable for families with older children. I would definitely stay here again. This is a quality resort well worth the money. Thank you team Punnamada!

Stayed February 2014
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay and experiences at Punnamada Resort ! we are delighted to note that you had a wonderful time . let me thank you for staying with us as well for your gesture of writing about it on Tripadvisor. we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort .

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Nottingham, UK
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very quiet location by the lake. Lovely bungalows, with outside bathrooms.
Service is great and the staff are lovely.
The restaurant has nice food and is very reasonable seeing as you are captive.

No hard liquer, only beer and wine - so no gin and tonic!
Free evening boat cruise and tea at 5pm! Nice touch.

2 hours to the airport and 3,600 rupees - so not to bad at all Free wifi everywhere even at the pool!
Be warned tax at 19.2% is added on top of every bill and so is a service charge but still good value

the lake view is stunning!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
DEAR Guest,

Thank you very much for your lovely review about Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. we are happy to note that you had a lovely time with us. let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort !

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Bristol
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We spent four days at Punnamada Resort and we were in no hurry to leave by the end! Everything about it was great, from the perfect location on the shores of a lake, to the fantastic service and superb food that we enjoyed there. The rooms were clean and well equipped, and the only small complaint we had was that there were quite a few mosquitoes about but that was more the fault of the Keralan climate rather than Punnamada.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your kind review about punnamada Resort . we are glad to note that you had a wonderful time with us . let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture for writing about us in trip advisor. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort !

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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144 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

It's a nice quiet boutique resort ,great view of the back waters in fact it's right beside the backwaters. dance performance ,evening boat ride watching the sunset
Are definitely great touches .that makes the guests feel comfortable & relaxed.
The room was spacious & the bathroom was really big .all in all it was comfortable
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Room Tip: Make sure you take a room facing the backwaters
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review about Punnamada Resort on Trip advisor. We are happy to note that you had a wonderful time . Let me thank you for your review and for your stay with us . we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort !

Regards,

varghese.K.E.
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We spent six beautiful an tranquil days and five nights at Punnamada Resort in Feburary 2014 with our family. Our lake view villa offered delightful views of the lake and was nicely appointed with traditional Kerala furniture. The room was spacious and comfortable and the open air bathroom with a small open court was great. The characterful and well-run hotel which benefits significantly from its lake-side location at the end of a quiet road in a small village. Much care is given to small details and the staff was very friendly an attentive. Service and food in the restaurant were fine. The late afternoon tea on the lawn and the following sunset cruise were really nice. We also had the pleasure of experiencing a temple festival at the local hindu temple during our stay.

Highly recommended! Thanks.

The Osman family

Room Tip: The Lake View Villas are very nice
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so very much for your kind review about Punnamada Resort ! we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time with us . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind review regarding our services .We look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort !

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Property: Punnamada Resort
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 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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