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“great ambiance and good food” 4 of 5 stars
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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 56 Hotels in Alappuzha
Kochi (Cochin), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great ambiance and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

room service was good...ambiance is amazing!!!
and i loved the food!!! puttu and kadala curry ...even karimeen grilled was good...
this is a late review....i had visited this place some time back when the main chef was one mr.srinivas

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very beautiful place with an excellent staff. Reach is a bit difficult but its worth the travel. The amenities in the property are excellent and the rooms facing the backwaters are the most beautiful. The food spread is good and also has a authentic local flavour

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed for 2 Nights and 3 Days, It was an awesome experience for us, we never found single drawback until we stayed there, Service and Hospitality is really good, Every evening chef comes to you and ask for any special dishes which we like,so that he prepares it for us.

Apparently I was bit worried about veg food in kerala Hotels.

Trust me,

Being an Vegetarian, the taste was so delicious and yummy. we enjoyed the stay , had spent most of the time in the pool, which is facing lakeside and it was just simply superb.

enjoying the view of lake from pool is just need to be remembered..!!

I am writing this review after 6 months of my visit, but still the memories are not erased of that stay :)

Thank you for the whole Team.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Spent only one night here after an houseboat cruise of the backwaters of Kerala. My room was especially nice and large with an ample bathroom with shower. There was a sitting room area along with a king-size bed. Stayed on the second floor which overlooked the infinity pool and bay. Lovely setting all around. The buffet while small was good and the hotel had cold drinks and beer. The pool was especially refreshing after a hot day. Note: guests from small cruise boats do use the hotel grounds and restaurant during the day or evening depending when their boat is docked.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Winsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed on board the boat for 3 nights cruising the backwaters as part of a package deal tour of Kerala. Moored at the Park hotel every evening to disembark for evening meal. The cruise itself was a superb way to see the backwaters, wildlife and local people. Services on board included a henna tattooist, wildlife expert, doctor and masseur. Really wanted to give this review 5 stars but to be fair the 8 double cabins, whilst very comfortable, were a little tired looking. Could not fault the staff, all were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast served on board did not offer the choice of larger hotels but was still excellent. Evening meals at the Park hotel also good with entertainment including local dancing, cookery demonstrations and local live music.

Room Tip: All cabins are the same
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Well How can I Start...!!!

A Bit of Shaky Start during Check in:
Me & My Wife Stayed here for 3 Nights in Feb 2014. This was our honeymoon trip soon after our wedding & we had booked the Vembanad Suite. It was a bit of a shaky start. When we arrived at the hotel, A member of Staff at the reception came running to us, to let us know, there were maintenance works taking place at the resort, and requested if we can be transferred to Lemontree or Deshadan Resort a few kilometres Away. We insisted we only wanted to stay at the Park and finally we were checked in to our room.

Soon After we checked in: we found the there was no water in the room. But can't blame the Park management as this was due to some local unions in the area, not letting resorts, function smoothly.

But All this ordeal was just for a few hours....!!! What followed this was a memorable experience as narrated below...!!!!!!!

* The Suite was impeccably clean and offered absolutely amazing views of the lake.
* The Food was just top class. Delicious, Healthy. Special Mention about the Kerala Delicacies they prepared for us. Vegetable Mappas & Kadala Curry. Aloo Paratha during breakfast was the best I have ever tasted.
* The Members of Staff : Very Courteous, Very Friendly & Helpful. Absolutely Nice People.
* Special Thanks to Sanjay, who was at the reception & the one other friend who took care of us during dining everyday. Sorry I forgot his name.
* The location of this resort is another absolute stunner. Waking up to the sunrise & watching the Houseboats pass by is an absolute treat to the eyes.
* Me and My wife couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon, and we are so satisfied, we made the best choice.

Special Thanks to Sarah & the team at The Park Vembanad
You are a bunch of absolutely amazing people, who took care of us to make sure, we were Happy during our Honeymoon. Speechless about your service and the place as me and my wife loved everything at the Park.

To Sign Off: You have given us the best memories which we can cherish for the rest of our lives and I would love to visit the park once again...for another beautiful journey....!!!!! Cheers Guys...!!!

Room Tip: All rooms in the Hotel offer great views of the Lake. But the Vembanad Suite room is the closest one...
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  • 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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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I was here with my wife for one night and we had booked a deluxe room and another room for my parents.Its a relatively small property and was very peaceful as it looked like most of the rooms were vacant. Its located at Muhamma, one has to take a left turn in front of the Federal Bank branch onto a narrow lane to reach the Hotel. Of course having ones own transport is a blessing as getting public transportation from the Hotel will be quite difficult.

The hotel is located adjacent to the Vembanad lake and all rooms do have a slightly distant view of the lake. There is a swimming pool, which I personally felt was too small and it had these architectural designs within, which further limits the area where one can swim freely.

Overall the hotel is in dire need of maintenance. As a large area next to the pool and within the rooms have wooden flooring which is all breaking and are worn out & need to be replaced. The bathroom mirrors are stained and needs polishing, some of the pillows were stained too. The toilet was stained and we had to call someone to get it cleaned. Some of the lights in the rooms weren't working.

Our room did not have a electric kettle and though I had asked for it twice, it never came. Oddly for a double room there was a single bath-robe. My parents room didn't have any but had an electric kettle and tea/coffee satchets!

Their chef comes over to your room to get the lunch/dinner order,which is great; however food was just about average and is a bit pricey for that quality. Also the breakfast was a major let down. The food was all cold and we had to remind the waiter to get water, hot sambar, eggs etc. I never expected a hotel of this stature to serve such below average fare.

The service was overall alright, with people always being courteous and helpful. Of course they seemed to be under staffed as my requests for the electric kettle was missed and there was only a single waiter in the restaurant. He had to run down to serve in the rooms as well.

Well, I had a high expectation from the Park Hotels, as I have been to their Hyderabad and Delhi properties and been impressed. I would suggest that you try and book a room at the Lemontree Hotel few kilometers down the same road, as I found them to be much better than the Park!

Room Tip: If possible take a room in their boat- Apsara
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels 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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