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Poovar Island Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Puvar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A visit to Kerala and if not been to Poovar island i will say incomplete.

This place was suggested by my friend and now i am suggesting to the world pls visit.
In Kerala every where this is back water all your stay 80% places have water close by, but this resort is flawless.

Once you reach the place in poovar you have to park your car at a specified jetty and then your names are checked in the guest list (sadly mine was not there some mistake by hotel) never the less took half an hr to explain and call a boat yes you have to go by a boat to the resort... no car no walking only boats can take you, hear you start realizing yes you are going to an island.

The boat arrived and we were taken its a 20 min ride from jetty to the resort, looking at the resort i was stunned, i have stayed in best of the 5stars but this was a diff property all together.

We alighted from the boat and the property was huge, massive everywhere greenery, lovely landscapes. i had booked online for a floating cottage and yes its worth it.

Rooms were beautiful from inside cosy but very nice, perfect amenities and a great experience, as i was staying on a Island and my room was on the waters, there were some movements wen some boat passed but nothing major or anything that may disturb.

dinner and staff were nice and polite, main pool was under repair but they still had another pool operation which was nice, just the major pool had a pool bar which i missed rest was just amazing.

The View from the small sit our had actually taken my breath away as there was my room on the back waters and then a Beach .... yeah a beach and its called silver sand beach and it is a neat and good sand beach.

Lovely stay impressed with the property wanted to stay more... the floating cottages look like the ones we have seen in Maldives .......

Pay a visit to the beach too.... hotel boats will be more than happy to drop you and bring you back a security staff escorted us to the beach to avoid any mishaps which was good.

Dont Miss IT at alll............

Room Tip: Take a Floating Cottage atleast for a night. (the hotel manager said should book by calling them and...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

For last many years i was planning an stay at Poovar island resort but last month only i can make to Poovar island resort. We were welcomed by Staffs at the boat jetty. We were transferred in a speed boat to the resort. The transfer from the jetty to resort was an experience of life time as we could see the lake on one side and the sea at other end. The rooms and the service is excellent. The food was delicious. It was an over all an awesome experience an experience of a life time. Thank you Mr Jayakumar ( GM) for making over stay an ever memorable one.

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3  Thank VaikkomAbhilash
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The rooms and amenities are really good. The pick up and drop from the mainland to the island resort is also quite efficient. Trip to the beach had a bit of wait time; as there were many guests when we were there. The ambiance around the resort is also very good. Nice place for a weekend getaway.

Coming to food, the complementary breakfast was very good. The spread was very big :)
The lunch and dinner buffet which we paid for; were not up to the mark and I did not feel they were worth the price they were charging. Many times we were made to wait for items. Some of the dishes were cold and were kept just like that! The live counter during dinner was also not so great!

Room Tip: We stayed in the normal land cottage. It is a bit far from the lake side or the boat jetty! But that...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

must share this i had booked my family friends , .their FOM Mr.Premkumar was very helpful in reaching out to them in time and offered best possible services. they handle guests with care and spl attention .the folating cottages hv its own charm ..i recommend this hotel to guests & cherish the memories .

Room Tip: book their floating cottages ..
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Thank Rajan92
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed for a day at the Poovar Island Resort last week. And what a super stay it was -- right in the lap of nature. The location of the resort is quite superb -- on a secluded island with access only by the resort's motor boats. In front of the resort is the Neyyar river estuary, which is separated from the open seas by a narrow beach.

The rooms and other facilities, while not of five star standard are very comfortable and clean. The staff is very responsive, prompt, courteous, profesional and took very good care of us. The food was also quite good. All in all excellent value for money. If anything we really regretted not being able to spend an additional day at this amazing place.

Room Tip: We preferred to stay at the island cottages rather than the floating cottages.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Porsi1986
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Excellent place to stay. Good, updated clean rooms, excellent service, awesome location. Good food & excellent service.

The staff take very good care of you.

The backwater cruise is just beautiful, especially if taken early in the morning.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank VDEBOO
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We spent 2 nights and 3 days in the resort, and my comments are as given below.

1) Location and ambiance was good.
2) Cottage was average since i had a kid requested for a ground floor room, but no good response from the staff
3) Food was not that great, it was again average it did not touch the taste buds. the Welcome drink was the only one which tasted good !
4) Pool was neat and clean.
5) Hospitality = 0% the staff are not courteous may be due to language barrier and they always stare at you when you ask something even water with Ice !!
6) indoor games are outdoor games were not that great and the options were limited.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Address: K.P. VII / 911 Pozhiyoor, Puvar 695 513, India
Region: India > Kerala > Puvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Puvar
Price Range: £52 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Poovar Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enveloped in serene Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the majestic towering Ghats to the West, opening out to the ocean and a dream golden beach, Poovar Island Resort is a tropical paradise. Swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands, the ultramarine of the ocean, emerald backwaters, crimson sunsets and lush green vegetation create a magical ambiance around you. It is the ideal remote getaway location for a quiet holiday in spectacular natural surroundings. You can choose between floating cottages and land cottages for accommodation and enjoy a boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of bewitching backwaters.Poovar Island Resort has 78 cottages offering a range of accommodation options. 56 rooms can be used as triples. The bathrooms come equipped with Jacuzzis, bathtubs or rain showers. 48 rooms come with a hammock in the terrace.(78 rooms - 39 Land Cottages, 10 Ayurveda Land Cottages, 05 Superior Land Cottages, 08 Premium Cottages, 12 Floating Cottages & 04 Ayurveda Floating Cottages. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Poovar Island Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Hotel Poovar Island
Poovar Trivandrum
Poovar Island Resort Kerala, India

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