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“Relaxing !”
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Punnamada Resort
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing !”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We booked a garden villa for our honeymoon inc airport transfers. We were collected as promised and upon arrival were upgraded to a pool side villa. We had a fantastic time, all the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The owner of the resort came to visit us after a few days and was really keen to ensure we were well looked after. The only small problem we encountered was the lack of alcohol but this was not the fault of the hotel but due to a ban by the govt during the election period. Thankfully, this only lasted a few days and we were soon able to enjoy a beer with dinner etc ! The food was excellent, all the waiters were brilliant. Tony, in particular was really good as he spoke good English and was able to recommend places to visit etc ! If you are looking for a completely relaxed holiday then this is an ideal place to stay ! It's the epitome of tranquility so if you want nightlife then probably not the best place to go but for us, it was a perfect, chilled holiday in a beautiful setting. Oh and Hani, the local Tuk Tuk driver is awesome ! He made our holiday ! Acting as driver, shop haggler, tour guide. You name it, he did it. All in all, a lovely place to chill and relax ! Thanks to everyone there for their warmth and hospitality !

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
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Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy to n ote that you had a quality holiday with us . your kind words and constructive feedbacks are taken in its letter and spirit. we strongly believe our satisfied customers are our better sales force. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture to share your views about us on Tripadvisor. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Our first trip to Kerala and it was fantastic!
The resort was absolutely beautiful, quiet, full of nature, authentic and clean. Did an 8 day ayurvedic treatment package, with an overnight stay on the hotel houseboat. The staff and service throughout the entire resort was excellent! So accommodating, friendly and everyone was aware of the purpose of the visit, and so every need was taken care of (e.g. on treatment, food is specially prepared).

We booked the Lake View Room, which was beautiful, with an amazing view of the backwaters and the sunrise every morning. It had an outdoor bathroom, with high walls, so no worries about privacy and was lovely. The treatment was wonderful, with yoga every morning, doctor consultation and massages everyday. Massages were synchronized with 2 masseuses and was extremely relaxing.

Don't miss the free boat ride that the hotel offers everyday to watch the sunset on the backwaters! Wonderful way to continue to relax post massages and yoga!

The houseboat was very well furnished, clean and meals are all prepared fresh on the boat. Did a little bit of fishing, bonding and lots of relaxing.

Would definitely return again! High quality service from the moment you email them inquiring about their packages and prices. Exceptionally accommodating, making sure that their guests are happy and all their needs are met! Thank you Punnamada staff!

Room Tip: Lake View Room is well worth it if you're willing to pay a bit more! Our family members booked...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy to n ote that you had a quality holiday with us . your kind words and constructive feedbacks are taken in its letter and spirit. we strongly believe our satisfied customers are our better sales force. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture to share your views about us on Tripadvisor. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

You can get soooo much more hotel for your money in India. This is a very tranquil but very dated every thing is a bit worse for wear and overpriced place to stay.
Compared with other Ayurvedic spas again this is overpriced- the lady is very good but when u realise how much other places ( of better quality) charge you end up feeling a bit ripped off.
Booking on agodo is cheaper than walking in and asking for best rate.
The food is ok- waiters all lovely and chatty.

Stayed April 2014
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dear guest,

thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on trip advisor. we have made a note of your constructive feedback .t me thank you for staying with us as well as for your gesture for writing regarding our area for improvemenet. let me re assure you that your suggestions will be certainly looked into. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

After 8 busy day touring Kerala we had a 2 night stay at the Punnamanda Resort and a 1 Night stay on the Premium houseboat.. It is a very peaceful resort overlooking the lake. The service and food was very good . When we arrived we shown to our Villa excellent with an outside bathroom and four poster bed. We were just in time for afternoon tea on the lawn overlooking the lake very relaxing . We went on a complimentary speed boat ride very enjoyable also the daily boat trip. Our stay on the houseboat was wonderful crew and chef excellent. You wont be disappointed if you choose this trip. The only small negative is the hotel pool needs a little maintenance and the used towels need to be collected throughout the day but that's all. a very enjoyable stay

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy to n ote that you had a quality holiday with us . your kind words and constructive feedbacks are taken in its letter and spirit. we strongly believe our satisfied customers are our better sales force. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture to share your views about us on Tripadvisor. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The most peaceful resort I have ever been to. Perfect place to just sit and do nothing but relax. The water front is very soothing and one could spend hours just gazing into the huge lake. Add that with the fantastic service at the resort, it makes for one hell of a relaxing vacation. Don't miss this place if it fits in your budget.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy to n ote that you had a quality holiday with us . your kind words and constructive feedbacks are taken in its letter and spirit. we strongly believe our satisfied customers are our better sales force. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture to share your views about us on Tripadvisor. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We booked ourselves for a night at the Punnamada Backwater Resort with a Premium houseboat through Lakes and Lagoons Backwater Experience and where not disappointed, Our Captain was Divakaran: Crew Shaji and Nithin. We where greeted on the Houseboat by the crew with cool towel and a coconut to drink, The room was lovely and the peace and quite is to die for, we bumbled along at a very slow pace and could not take in all the sights that where on offer, every line that crosses the river had a kingfisher on it and you don't have to be a birdwatcher to take in the brilliant colors these birds have to offer, as I said I'm no birdwatcher but there is an abundance of birds to look at, from the sea hawks, weaverbirds, and cormorants to the live ducks thats for sale on the river. the ladies are all out washing there clothes, pots, pans, themselves, there is just so much to take in. We also stopped off at a fish market to buy King Prawns for our tea. The chef could not do enough for us, the food was excellent throughout and we where made to feel at home on the boat. I also jumped at the chance to have a paddle in a canoe with the wife, just paddling along in our own little world into a perfect sunset. I would highly recommend a trip out in one of these houseboats, if you enjoy relaxing on a river this is perfect for you.

Room Tip: Better to get premium Houseboat, This gives you the boat to yourself. A little more expensive but re...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy to n ote that you had a quality holiday with us . your kind words and constructive feedbacks are taken in its letter and spirit. we strongly believe our satisfied customers are our better sales force. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture to share your views about us on Tripadvisor. we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort.

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Hyderabad, India
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed here overnight to board the houseboat. Spacious and Neat, but the food needs a lot of improvement..like most other hotels in Alleppey, The hotel is very scenic, but mostly because of being in Alleppey, everything is scenic here.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review regarding Punnamada Resort on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy to n ote that you had a quality holiday with us . your kind words and constructive feedbacks are taken in its letter and spirit. we strongly believe our satisfied customers are our better sales force. Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture to share your views about us on Tripadvisor. 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 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Top resorts 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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