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“Nice quiet boutique hotel” 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 #4 of 56 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice quiet boutique hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 March 2, 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, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Great resort, very family orientated, we had all meals and a boat cruise and massage included. Probably would have been cheaper to pay for these extras as extras as we didn't eat that much food but the chef was great and would make the food up for our kids to eat without too much spice. GM Mr Vargese ensured that our stay was memorable, his attention to detail really stood out. Thanks Punnamada Team.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review about Punnamada Resort ! we are delighted to note that you had a great time with us . let me thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. your kind words will go a long way in our journey to excel . we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort !

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Varghese.K.E.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Resort is beautiful, its made up of several villas, all of which are tastefully decorated.One of the rooms we booked had a lake facing view and was awesome.The back opens up onto the lake,its perfect and offers uninhibited views of the lake. Its amazing just to sit there and watch the boats go by. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. The in house restaurant goes well with the property and the menu although not extensive is good. All the meals we had there were sumptuous. For breakfast the buffet spread is good and one can choose to sit inside the restaurant or by a table on the lawn and face the lake. Its all very relaxing.If you like, the restaurant arrange for you to dine in candle light by the lake. And if you have cash to spare they even arrange for your to have dinner floating on the lake, with a speed boat to take you to and fro. We didn't lol. The staff at the hotel are second to none, they are warm, courteous and nothing is too much for them. The pool is a decent size and we spent a lot of our time by it. There is also a recreational building on the grounds that has a table tennis board, billiards board, carom board and bikes that can be hired. But what takes the cake is the yoga classes conducted in the morning and evening, by Mr. Pradeep Kumar KP. The resort conducts tea and snacks service at 5pm every day and all present can participate for a lucky draw to win a speed boat ride.This is followed by a sunset cruise, conducted by Manoj who looks after the recreational activities. Its all complimentary and kept us busy during our stay. You cant go wrong with the Punnamada Resort. I only wish had more to time there. PS. Thank you Anil, Tony, Amal, Srijeet and Mitun who looked after us so well at the restaurant, to Mr.Pradeep Kumar for his beautiful and very relaxing yoga classes and to Manoj for the speed boat rides. Thank you so much.
We booked two rooms. One was a lake view and the other a garden view. We noticed that the 3 garden view rooms by the Ayurveda Center always had a bad smell outside the rooms, which appeared to be coming from a stagnant water in a pool near the bridge.So be mindful if you are allocated the same rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid the three rooms next to Ayurveda centre as we found the canal it to smell.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review on trip advisor regarding Punnamada Resort ! we are happy to note that you had a wonderful time with us . let me thank you for staying with us . we look forward for your next visit.
Regards,

Varghese. K.E
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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed recently at the Punnamada Resort for three nights. The location was wonderful, right by the lake. The restaurant was good and the staff very helpful and attentive. The rooms were also spacious and full of character. The highlight for me, though, was the yoga and ayurverda massages. The yoga teacher, Pradeep, was marvellous - he explained everything so thoroughly and patiently. I would go back happily just for the yoga alone! Can also thoroughly recommend the treatments.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review about Punnamada Resort ! we are happy to note that you had wonderful time with us . let me thank you for staying with us . we look forward for your next visit. Regards,

varghese.K.E.

General Manager .
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Rovaniemi, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Booked a package and stayed couple of days, one on a houseboat, the other one in the resort. Houseboat could do with some renovation, but was perfectly fine for the one night stay and cruise around the backwaters. Room in the resort was excellent, spacious with outside shower and with lake view. Staff really friendly and responsive. Food was hilarious. Perfect place to relax.
Going to the beach or into town requires some form of transport, but getting an auto is easy.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review about Punnamada Resort ! we are happy to note that you had wonderful time with us . let me thank you for staying with us . we look forward for your next visit. Regards,

varghese.K.E.

General Manager .
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We're doing a couple months in India so this place was outside our normal hotel budget, but as it was my husbands birthday we decided to splurge a little. We weren't disappointed. Lovely room with fun outdoor bathroom, we faced the pool although the lake view rooms all looked like they had great views.

The restaurant serves good food, although don't let them catch you out on the lunch buffet - its $15 USD per person and while perfectly nice Indian food its not worth the price when you can order off the a la carte menu. They made a nice effort for my husband's birthday, his sister emailed to ask them to send over a cake which was great and they brought him some flowers as well.

One downside for us was that there seemed to be a lot of families which meant the pool and some of the activities got a bit rowdy at times. Hard to mark them down for that, but something to know if you're trying to have a quiet couples trip.

The facilities were all amazing, they had a free sunset cruise, a local dance routine and let you try some of the local beer (called toddy). And the staff would tell us when something cool was happening outside the hotel, just in case we wanted to explore (like an annual Hindi festival at the local temple).

Fantastic rooms, good value, good facilities, just a few too many splashes from 8yos in the pool :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review about Punnamada Resort on tripadvisor. we are happy to note that you had enjoyed your stay with us . let me thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review . your lovely words of appreciation will go a long way in our journey to excel . we look forward for your next visit to Punnamada Resort !

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#3 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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Also Known As:
Punnamada Hotel Alappuzha
Punnamada Backwaters Hotel
Punnamada Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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