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“Beautiful resort in beautiful allepy” 4 of 5 stars
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Punnamada Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Alleppey 6 | Punnamada Resort Private Limited, Alappuzha 688006, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful resort in beautiful allepy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is one the best resorts i have ever stayed.
The location is so good that you can get into the house boat right from their back yard.
The rooms are all of typical kerala style with rich wooden furniture and the construction style is unique.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Ms. Samanta,

Namaste!!!!

Thank you so much for your highly motivating comment “the best resort I have ever stayed”. Let me tell you this value a lot to us, it’s really inspirational for the team to go extra miles to meet and exceeds the expectation of the total experience.

Once again thank you for the wonderful comment and looking forward to have you here and serve you again

Warm regards

Jomon Joseph.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed for four nights during the Nehru trophy boat race 2012 and it was an excellent experience. Staff were extremely helpful, catering to your every need, and always friendly. The rooms are truly 5* with four poster beds, beautiful high ceilings and ornate tiled floors, with a charming outdoor bathroom with monsoon shower. The restaurant was very good - recommend a la carte over buffet as it is freshly prepared and even more delicious. Do not be put off by the green tinge to the pool - it is crystal clear water but is filled with green colored tiles! The hotel also has a beautiful view over the lake and you can take a paddle boat or canoe out on the lake as long as you wear a life jacket!! Houseboats can come and pick you up from the resort as well but BE WARNED, choose your houseboat carefully! The resort owns one houseboat that looks beautiful but gets booked up very quickly as you can imagine. The spa was an experience not to be repeated but should definitely be undertaken once! The only other comment would be that the road into the hotel needs an upgrade - look forward to a bumpy tuk tuk/taxi ride (15mins into Alleppey town)! However you get to pass through the little villages and schools along the way so it is a great trip. Overall an excellent stay, my partner and I look forward to coming back!

Room Tip: Ask for a double bed if sharing.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Mr. Avid,

Namaste!!!!

Thank you so much for your kind, appreciative and motivating and detailed review, we are glad to know our services measuring up your level of expectation and you had a good time with us. These inspiring words from the esteemed and most valued guest like you will makes us more responsible to go extra miles and to enhance and refine our process to achieve highest level of customer satisfaction. As you mentioned about our houseboat, we are adding few more houseboats in our fleet so won’t find difficult to avail our houseboat on your next trip.

Looking forward to have you here and serve you again

Warm regards

Jomon Joseph.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We had a wonderful stay during our visit to the resort in July 2012.The rooms very comfy and the food was good too !! The staff were very friendly and helpful...If at all any negative points to mentioned..it is the approach road and lack of signage ...Would definitely go back !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Namaste!!!

Thank you for the Inspirational comments about the rooms, food and the service. These kinds of comments will make us really charged and gives us the energy to achieve best of services and customer satisfaction. Also am taking this opportunity to mention about the public road towards to the resort is getting a new shape now as the reformation work is started and you will have a totally new road when you are on your next visit.

Looking forward to have you here and serve you again.

Warm Regards

Jomon Joseph.
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Kodaikanal, India
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

First impressions are important and Mr Amruth at Reservations made a very good impression indeed! He braved my constant telephonic pestering. The place was all it was promised to be. Our group loved all the architectural details. The rooms were clean, the views spectacular. Chef Anand and his team rose to the occasion and served us some lip-smacking Kerala food.
Our reunion was memorable and we are all glad we chose Punnamada Resort.

However, there is one suggestion to the management. The service staff need thorough training in English skills. They were often clueless and even simple requests had to be constantly referred and cleared with the "boss". Breakfast menu offered very limited western options.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the lake are spectacular. Ask for Lake Villas.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

Namaste!!!!

Thank you for your review, we are most delighted to learn that you have had a good experience in our resort.

Your appreciation for our team members is truly rewarding and we are grateful for your recognition. Happy to know that you enjoyed the architecture, views from the resort and the food here. Also noted your suggestion and we will be concentrating more in that area.

Once again thank you for the wonderful comment and looking forward to have you here and serve you again

Warm regards,

Jomon Joseph.
General Manager.
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had been to Punnamada resort in August 2009 and are visiting the place again this year 2012. It was a great experience staying at that place. The access to the resort is through a small village and its great to see the village life while passing by it. The resort it self is very peaceful and serene. The welcome drink, which I think is fresh pineapple juice is just out of this world. We ordered the same juice again and again during our stay.
The food - is simply awesome. Specially the salads. The chef makes extremely yummy recipes of salads for each meal. We happened to take one recipe from them as well and they were happy to share as well.
You could hire a cycle and take it around the village. We did that also and talked to the villagers on the way and had a nice chit chat with them about houseboats etc. We also did fishing at the backwaters, the resort guys themselves helped us with the fishing rod (basically a wooden stick) and tied atta with it. It was a wonderful experience to just sit on the bench and look at the backwaters and number of houseboats crossing each other and waving at us.
They also give a backwater round on their boat which is a good experience. I recommend all to visit this place for sure. Happy vacationing!!!

Room Tip: All rooms were good, but you should try the backwater facing room if available.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Ms. Manocha,

Namaste!!!!

Thank you for choosing to stay with us yet again and your kind, appreciative and detailed comments.

We are delighted to know you had a nice stay at our resort and enjoyed everything starting from the welcome drink, food and the village here around.

Once again thank you for the wonderful comment and looking forward to have your next visit and to serve you again

Warm regards,

Jomon Joseph.
General Manager.
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

It was an awesome experience stay in Punnamada, great hospitality shown...loved every moment staying there....

Room Tip: Go for a Lake View Villa when you check-in.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Mr. Dinesh,

Namaste!!!!

Thank you so much for your kind, appreciative and valuable comments on your visit to The Punnamada Resort.

We are delighted to read that your expectations were exceeded and you had a good stay with us here. Your feedback is appreciated as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve the care and service we endeavour to provide to our guests.

Once again thank you for the wonderful comments and looking forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back here.

Warm regards,

Jomon Joseph.
General Manager.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at Punnamada Resort's scenic lakefront cottages, watching the Sports Authority of India paddlers and oarsmen do their practice runs and the odd leisure boat passing by. The room was artistically done up in wood with antique latches, a small patch of green in front and a partially open-to-sky bathroom. One could sit for hours at the lakeside restaurant or take a houseboat cruise on the Vembanad or a shikara ride into the canals for a closer look at Kuttanad culture. However, the best thing about the place is its location, just under a km from the finish line of the famous Nehru Trophy race. With the snake boat season just around the corner, there can be no better perch than Punnamada Resort. Would love to be back for a longer time...
Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JomonJosephGM, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Mr. Anurag,

Namaste!!!!

Thank you so much for taking your time to post your valuable comments on your visit to The Punnamada Resort.

We are grateful for your appreciation of our resort and its view. As you have rightly said the lake view villas are very close to the lake and it is an awesome view of the lake from the villa. Your words of appreciation shall go a long way to motivate the team to continue to deliver a high level of service to all our guests.

Once again thank you for the wonderful comments and looking forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back here.

Warm regards,

Jomon Joseph.
General Manager.
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Additional Information about Punnamada Resort

Address: Alleppey 6 | Punnamada Resort Private Limited, Alappuzha 688006, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Family 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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Also Known As:
Punnamada Hotel Alappuzha
Punnamada Backwaters Hotel
Punnamada Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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