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Palmgrove Lake Resort
Ranked #17 of 67 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Situated away from the city center, this resort has the backwater as its... backyard. And you can see houseboats floating by in numbers. It looks beautiful. The room we stayed in was the Non-AC cottage.. which was great. The room was clean and tidy, though I think they only clean the room once the guests have left, so make sure you keep it clean if you're going to stay there for many days.
The food is good too, though you may fall in love with certain restaurants on Beach Road.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank siddhant_sinha
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Hyderabad, India
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72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Stayed in this resort on october 25th 2012.Location is perfect with limited cottages and stayed in the lake side cottage.Very good property right next to punnamada lake.
Staff is limited but very cooperative and efficient.Cottages are good and overall the stay was very good

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pavan2212
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Chennai
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Visited Palmgrove lake resort in Sept 2012. Its a pleasant resort set among trees along the main backwater canal with very spacious rooms & offering good value for money.

Pros:
Location: It is located on the main canal offering a ringside view of life on the canal making it a good base to watch the hundreds of houseboats go by, especially in the morning and the evening.
Gardens: The area is landscaped nicely with trees. The property has its own jetty where houseboats can pick you up.
Rooms: The rooms are spacious & tastefully done in traditional Kerala decor with hardwood furniture. Each room has a spacious balcony with cane chairs & a small table.
Openair Bathrooms: This was the best part of the room. Its very pleasant to have a shower under the sky.
Friendly staff and nice owners: The staff Suresh & Emmanuel were very friendly without being familiar - just the right touch. They were quite helpful with small requests. The owners are also a very nice couple making us feel very welcome.


Neutral
Service: The inhouse restaurant takes a while to get your order ready. You could get around this by ordering food before you come in. The staff did approach us to get our order & got it ready by the time we came in to eat.
TVs: The pictures in the TV was very grainy in both the rooms that we had hired. Most people dont come here to watch TV - but try telling that to a 6 year old.
Proximity to boat yard: Its right next door to a houseboat building yard which has its positives and negatives. Its quite interesting to see them being built. However, a very occasional noise does creep in. I suppose the tree cover suppresses the noise quite a bit. It wasnt really a bother.

Cons:
The only negative that I found was that the plates in the restarant need to be washed better. I could clearly get the smell of the previous meal from the plate.

Overall:
An excellent, calm place with large well appointed rooms & well located offering good value for money

Cheers
Krishna

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank krishnamurthy k
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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

pleasant view.. beautiful set up.. neat and tidy place to stay.. only problem i felt was very very limited staff.. there was one employee who attended us.. from repairing AC to cooking.. Owner arranged a very nice shikara for us.. overall a good experience

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank candy85n
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

We booked this place prior to our stay in India. It looked like a beautiful location and it certainly was. It backed onto the backwaters and we could watch the houseboats travel by while sat outside our cottage. The grounds were equally nice and we spent hours sat outside admiring the location.

The rooms were basic but comfortable and had everything we needed. We had an air-conditioned room, but did not need the air conditioning, and just relied on the fans in the rooms. The restaurant was nice, and did breakfast and evening meals. However, because we arrived over the easter weekend, the cook was away, so the owner could only cook basic meals, and one evening he was unable to make dinner, so we had to go into the town, where there was very little choice and very little was open, due to it being the easter weekend.

We arrived over the easter weekend, which unfortunately meant a number of houseboats weren't running, or if they were, they were much more expensive than usual. We therefore decided to take a two hour boat trip with Mr K D Prasenan, who is based at the resort. He had a small boat, which was perfect for a couple. We took a trip at sunset and he was able to take us right into the backwaters, to places where the bigger houseboats are unable to go. It was a lovely trip and I would highly recommend his trips.

We would definitely recommend this resort to anyone wanting a peaceful few days by the backwaters.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vicky K
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Perth, Western Australia
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50 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

We booked an air-conditioned room, which was spacious and adequate for our needs. The TV didn't seem to work. Shower water was not hot.
The manager doubled up as a competent cook, producing whatever we wanted. He also organised a houseboat for us, as well as a canoe tour of the canals. This place, being right on the canal, is ideally located for touring the backwaters.
Work at the boatyard, on the adjacent property, can be a bit noisy.
No WiFi.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Hasherd
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The rooms here are well designed but looking a bit tired and are not that well maintained. The location however is excellent. You can sit around and watch the dreaded rice barges float right past the cabins close to the canal. the staff here are much more switched on than they seem and can organize most things if you ask. We left our bag in an auto rickshaw (dumb) and they were on their mobiles calling all their mates to track the thing down. sure enough it turned up in about 20min. They will also organize cars and drivers for transport to you next destination. E.g. A car to Fort Cochin door to door with a few stops along the way to sort things out $25.
The canoe tour guy attached to the hotel is also very good.

Room Tip: Get the cabins close to the canal and have breakfast on your balcony. Fantastic.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aaronshort
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Property: Palmgrove Lake Resort
Address: N T Ward | Punnamada, Alappuzha 688006, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palmgrove resort is an elegant holiday resort situated in acres of natural greeneries and is on the banks of the beautiful Punnamada lake. The resort offer complete privacy and peaceful atmosphere and is free from air and sound pollution. The resort is really a wonderful paradise and an home far away from your home, of course with homely and tasty food. ... more   less 
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Palmgrove Lake Resort Kerala, India

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