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The Park on Vembanad Lake
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Puthenangadi, Muhamma Panchayat, Alappuzha 688525, India   |  
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Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
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“Great hotel in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at this small but great hotel. We were so lucky to be upgraded to the Venambad suite, which is on the first floor right at the lake front, so offering a fantastic uninterrupted view over the lake and the house boats passing by. The suite itself looks like it has been recently renovated and has a beautiful modern design and everything was working fine, including the complimentary wifi.

Hotel facilities such as swimming pool and gym were also very good and in good condition. Perfect size for this hotel. The room was very quiet and there was no sign of any renovation going on at the hotel, so that all appears to have been completed.

The hotel restaurant was also very good with a good selection of European and Indian breakfast options as well as good dinners recommended by the chef.

We would definitely stay here again. Also thanks to the great, professional and friendly service of all the staff.

Room Tip: Try to get either the suite or the other room right on the lakefront for fantastic lake views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Maneesh B, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Dear Mr.Marinus Verbruggen,
Thank you very much for the wonderful comment made which made us proud in serving you the real taste of The Park On Vembanad Lake, We will definitly take up your suggestion so that it will help us to improve.The Park Team is waiting for your next visit which will make additions to the memories collected from here, We wish you wonderful days ahead and Wish you a Very Prosperous Advanced Christmas and New Year Wishes!
Regards,
Maneesh Babu
General Manager,
The Park On Vembanad Lake.
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guwahati, India
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I booked 2 rooms at this property through make my trip for 11th of October. It was a three day outing for my daughter who studies at a hostel in Coimbatore, The booking was done in August and accordingly we made the itinerary.We had a tiring 7 hrs journey from Coimbatore and reached the property and to our surprise when we reached the hotel we found the main gates closed. No one responded we tried for the hotel phone numbers but no one picked up.We were totally in a mess .After wasting several hours in search for a new hotel, we found hotel Lemon tree.we were told that there was a dispute between management and staff for some bonus payment during Onam .We got really pissed off , at least they should have been kind enough to in form us by telling us about the property shutdown.Or a simple excuse that the HOTEL WAS UNDER RENOVATION. I have stayed in almost all the Park properties but I didnt expect such a stupidity and unpleasing service from them.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Coimbatore, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Very good boutique property facing Vembanad Lake. Luxurious limited rooms approx 10. We stayed in Luxury room which is at first floor providing better view of the lake and overall resort. Rooms were good with modern interiors. Staff were courteous and service was good especially to mention Anoop. Food decent. Swimming pool is small in size and depth. Only thing which can be improved is the maintenance of some parts, otherwise if one is okay for a smaller property in terms of area, and minimum amenities this hotel can be an ideal stay. We were 3 couples so had great fun in the group. Lots of arrangement as per our desire were taken care off pretty well.

Room Tip: First floor luxury rooms will be a better option.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed in The Park on Vembanad Lake for 3 nights during our trip around India in March and it was our favourite stop of our 2 week trip. The hotel itself is set in an incredibly peaceful spot, you can watch kingfishers whilst you relax in the beautiful infinity pool or relax on your balcony and watch the house boats cross the endless lake. But the best thing about this hotel is the incredible Keralan food and the wonderful staff. We ate all of our meals here on the gorgeous terrace and allowed the fantastic staff, mainly Anoop to advise us on different specialities to try and were thrilled every time. The hotel is a peaceful oasis if you have been traveling around the bustling and chaotic cities of India. You can walk along the tiny canals and chat to the friendly locals, visit local temples and festivals and take a tuk-tuk to the nearby beaches of Allepey to watch the sunset. If you want a quiet and relaxing break in stunning surroundings and to sample the culinary delights that Kerala has to offer, I would most definitely recomend this hotel. We found it to be a luxurious, relaxed gem without all the stifling pomp and ceremony that we experienced in many other luxury Indian hotels.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Recently returned from a two-night stay on board the Apsara yacht (part of a six-day trip to Kerala focused on Cochin). They were the most tranquil and relaxing days of a fabulous trip. The yacht is beautiful, with very comfortable cabins (love those beds!) and welcoming public areas. It's a delightful setting for a family or large group, as the yacht is reserved for one group at a time. The five of us had the yacht to ourselves, although it can accommodate up to 16 people. The first-rate service on board was personalized and attentive, thanks to food and beverage manager Karthik Gurudev and his team. The versatile chef created delicious meals tailored to our specific requests, and the crew was very responsive to our requests for minor repairs to the cabins. During the day, we enjoyed viewing the lake and famed backwaters from our shaded viewing deck, and in the evening, we docked at the Park on Vembanad Lake where we could use the hotel swimming pool and facilities. Breakfast is served at the poolside hotel restaurant. Altogether a perfectly balanced lake-and-land experience. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: On the yacht, opt for the cabins on the upper deck. The two lower-deck cabins are closer to the fai...
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N
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Gurgaon, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

It should not be called ‘Park’ on Vembanad Lake , rather a ‘Jewel’ on Vembanad Lake. We had a memorable stay there. Rooms were very nice and luckily, we were upgraded to the suite. It was luxurious, very modern interiors and well equipped. Hotel is just on the Vembanad lake.. Staff was very courteous and were ready to go out of the way to help you out.. Personalised attention to each and every guest is what makes it perfect. Chef Kishore came to us personally and asked for our choice of food, so you can eat just what you want and no need to go for compulsory buffets.. And a big thanks to Ajo and Anoop to make our stay so comfortable..

Room Tip: Go for the lake facing room (below Suite)
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N
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New Delhi, India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 2N/3D. The hotel is located infront on the lake which gives a scenic view to the guest.The staff is courteous and well managed. The best part was food. We were most of the time served by 'Gautam' & 'Anoop' who were extremely professional & courteous. We also met Simon, the captain of the cruise who showed us the entire cruise and rooms. The rooms were good, my only suggestion to the staff is to use room freshener as there was a stingy smell coming from the AC due to rainy season. They should have taken this into consideration before the guest notice this.
Overall experience was very peaceful and i would come back for a stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N
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Address: Puthenangadi, Muhamma Panchayat, Alappuzha 688525, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Park on Vembanad Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park on Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom West, Kerala Backwaters is the sophisticated docking station for the Apsara. With a total of ten luxury rooms and a deluxe room lake view room, the resort exudes elegance and style.The Resort offer very private stay offer complete serenity.In food we offer traditional Kerala cuisine along with complete range of Indian and International gourmet to choose from.Aura Spa keeps one relaxed and helps in rejuvenation.The M.V.Apsara Built on two levels, the Apsara consists of eight rooms, a crew cabin, a galley, saloon and dining area, a sundeck and a picturesque forward seating area. The interiors of this luxury cruiser have been designed keeping in mind the luxury and comfort that the well-heeled tourists and leisure travelers require.Apsara Backwaters Cruiser offers contemporary and modern amenities offering inspiring design, innovative dining, sensuous entertainment, instant connectivity and edgy art. The onshore gym and the tented spa offer Ayurvedic and international treatments.The dining area and salon, situated on level 1, with their grand décor create an ambience of luxury. The corner sofas with cushions and tables on level 2 provide ample space for guests to sit back and enjoy the panoramic view of the backwaters. The impeccable services extended to the guests combined with the enhanced display of sophistication makes the voyage memorable.Enjoy this unmatched abode in a perfect eco-setting - a pleasant escape to the lap of nature. ... more   less 
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