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Emarald Pristine Island - Floating Resort
Kuthiyathode (PO), Alappuzha 688533, India   |  
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Ranked #39 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
GURGAON
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“Floating Resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We visited the place on our Honeymoon.It is the very nice & peaceful location surrounded by water & well maintain the beauty of nature on the Island. It has very beautiful Garden on the Island. We have to reach there by a small Motor boat.We are greated by the staff & transfer in the room. The room was floating on the water & very clean & have water facing Balcony.which is very nice concept.
The food was very nice. You will have beautiful natural scenery there. They have very nice spa.
We loved very much the floating rooms there.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very nice but choose the floating Cottage.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

we were here for one night, this an experience worth it, staying on an island with water all around. although the rooms are not that clean, bu what can you expect on an island, they say that rooms are floating but you cannot feel it, but you can see that room conrners are tied with wooden poles with thick ropes.

just go to the balcony of your room and you will see backwaters only.......atleast its better than an houseboat (as per feedback from my friends on houseboats)

food was okay okay....not that good, would not recommend for more than one night

also the name of the resprt has changed to Pride Emarald Island Resort

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Been here in januari 2011 I wanted to stay here during my holliday in october 2011. I stayed here in a beautiful (re-) decorated room with all aminities. The food in the restaurant was good, de service I had was good. Nice surroundings, with a small playfield with sand, cosy sitting area`s under the palmtrees or large umbrella`s. There are nice floating rooms!

There a good activities like going with a speedboat or peddling yourself into a boat, waterbikes, or just watch sit en and enjoy the beautul peacefull nature.
In reaction about the prices of the food from other reviews on this website: you must consider this is an island so to keep and get food there is more difficult than in hotels on land. So for me its not more than reasonable that the prices are a bit higher.

There is many staff, even security, their pendle boat is always there and check in and check out goes smootly. Overall i had a good stay here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Wonderful place for Relaxing and enjoying vaccation without going anyhere.Once you rech on this Island Resort With great view from Rooms.your day can be have Leisurely breakfast, do some boating, Kayaking, Relax, Have luch. take a nap play some volley ball, badminton if not interested do some fishing , go for Speed Boating, have Bonfire, dinner. In short if you need lazy day or two this place is for you.Our stay at Pristine Island was Excellent as we were the only guest in the property so entire Staff, Amenities were at our purusal.
Rooms Bath Rooms were neat & Clean. Bathroom Fittings , Accessories were in good condition. View from room was excellent. Rooms in line of restaurant have better view than rooms accross. Food was ok not so good, not so bad. Children loved doing fishing,. Playing with Geese, Rabbit, Turkey and Paddle Boating (Which was free).

Charges at Restaurant were too High. You have to surrender to it as you are on Island resort and don't have any alternate too.as to go outside you need to cross the lake (of course that is complimentary) drive for 10-12 kms. to reach the main road. And to search good restaurant I don't know how much you need to travel.
Speed boat Rates were also very high Rs. 1800 for one Hour.
Form here Kochi is 20 Km., Alappey is 40-50 Kms., Kumarkom 80-90 Kms. Thus this can not be substitute to actual Backwaters Stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

I was facinated by the word "floating cottage" they used for the room type. And booked it to see what it is actually.
Reality: Rooms are on water. But you will not feel floating because it never moves an inch.

Location: Hotel is on a small (I suppose man-made) island in a lake. and they use small 2 seater ferry for transportaion. Yet, you will not find single small shop in 1 km sorround area in the main land also near by this hotel. If you want to be alone and go away from crowd, this is the best place.

Rooms: "Floating cottages" are not actually floating. They are just situated on the water instead of land. View from Room is awsome. You can see full lake view right from the bed in the room. Still it is scary in night.

Food: I had dinner here. There were not much option to choose from. Service boy hand counted possible items!!! We had to settle for Biryani... It was good. Me and my wife were the only guest that time so forget buffet!!!

Service: Goan style uniform for bellboys just didnt work. This is not Goa. If hotel owner wanted to try something else than formals, he could have gone for traditional dress. Service was good though. They agreed to take me to main land by ferry at 11pm also.


We were the only guests... Imagine!!! I was nice to be alone one way.. but it was scary on the other hand!!!


Overall... NO NO to this hotel...

Tip to hotel management: You got amazing location guys... Do something!!! You can make this hotel far far better.

Room Tip: Get Floating Cottages.. atleast a better view.
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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

Pristine Island a property of Emarald Hotel Group,our last stop lived upto its name.Situated in the backwaters,near Cherthala,on the Ernakulam to Alleppy route,it is accessible only by a short motorboat ride.A fun way to enjoy a holiday.The cottages overlooking the backwaters ,mostly floatels and a few stationary ones had a bit of a rundown appearance,but the friendly ,approachable manager assured us that the next time we revisited the island we would find a change as a result of the renovation process they had launched upon as the present owners had purchased it recently.The view of the sunrise and sunset was awesome from the balcony of the room and more than madeup for its drawbacks.The staff were very courteous and went out of the way to make our stay as comfortble as possible.The coconut palms,geese, rabbits,Chinese fowls all added to the beauty of the island.If one is seeking to relax,refresh and rejunevate Pristine island will take you far from “The Madding Crowd”.GO FOR IT!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

The hotel otherwise has a decent location, but unfortunately due to bad maintenance and average qualtiy of serivce, this place is a complete no no. The hotel has not been maintained well.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kuthiyathode (PO), Alappuzha 688533, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Prisitine island is located on alappuzha which is 20 Km before the alleppy and 40 min drive from the cochin airport. Near by beaches are 30 Min drive. ... more   less 
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