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Citrus Retreats Alleppey
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8/504A-504N, Karimba Valavu | Punnapra North, Paravoor Village,, Alappuzha 600014, India (Formerly Citrus Backwater Retreat)   |  
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“beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

very nice hotel, just by the backwaters. Food is nice, wide selection, fresh. Rooms are big enough, clean, bathroom is very big and modern. Very quiet, peaceful place to stay. Staff is friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We spent 1D/1N @citrus retreats Allepey.We had read great review on Trip Advisor and had decided on this resort.The resort is located well and has nice views.
Both the paddy view and the lake view rooms are good.
But the housekeeping was VERY VERY BAD! Right at the time of booking we had asked for an extra bed in one of the rooms.We reminded them at 9 in the night.Even at 10.30pm after 5-6 calls the bed never arrived.We even offered to carry it ourselves(Since they had only 1 person in housekeeping).Finally it arrived but was too narrow and anyways we adjusted.
The BISO restaurant had good spread on the buffet but a little expensive.Tea/coffee is the most expensive.You are stuck here so no option.But some of the staff were really friendly and nice.The complimentary massage was very relaxing.

Room Tip: Corner suites are big and have a double bed.First floor rooms have great view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay at Citrus, Alleppey starting from the hospitable welcome to the final "bon voyage" in the jetty by the entire staff at Citrus. They know the professional way to treat the guests in God's Own Country - Kerala. An experience of this kind would certainly call for a "Once More...!" Kudos to Mr.Santosh, Mr.Pramod and their entire team at Citrus. Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Lake side rooms
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  • Stayed October 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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Santhosh N, General Manager at Citrus Retreats Alleppey, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy we could create happy memories for you! Looking forward to your next visit to Citrus! Regards, Santhosh Nair
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My visit at Citrus retreats Alleppey even though was brief, it was excellently serviced by the most curtious staff. Was travelling with my wife and was just woundering why didnt I plan this location for our honeymoon ( Ignorance may not always be a bliss). Food, backwaters view, the comfort fo the room, prompt service by the staff, spa, swimming pool, sports room.. what else can you ask for..

Room Tip: Room with a backwater view should be the most preferred.
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  • Stayed October 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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Santhosh N, General Manager at Citrus Retreats Alleppey, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy we could create happy memories for you! Looking forward to your next visit to Citrus! Regards, Santhosh Nair
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Candolim, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

we checked in this hotel for 4days on September . The Calm and quite environment and the beautiful scenery around the Hotel is just mind blowing and relaxing....., i really appreciate and congratulate Mr. Santosh Naik and his team for his nice hospitality and service.... i just want to mention the mouth watering food and the relaxing spa..... in a busy schedule of life one can relax and get peace of mind and body here . i 'm looking forward to go to this place again.....
Amy, Goa

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santhosh N, General Manager at Citrus Retreats Alleppey, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy we could create happy memories for you! Looking forward to your next visit to Citrus! Regards, Santhosh Nair
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

when you checkin before time and the staff still greets you and arranges for a free foot massage while you for your rooms, you know you've selected a good hotel. Well this is how we started our alleppey journey - we were there immediately after visiting Munnar and Thekkady, and felt so rejuvenated just seeing the calm green waters. Alleppey is truly Gods Own Country. The hotel is about 30 minutes boatride from the boat jetty off the cochin highway.A well maintained boat, clean rooms, good food, superb dinnertime entertainment in the form of classical dances, lovely pool with green paddy fields in the backyard & a good spa are the plus points. On the downside, we had taken a room atop the reception lobby, with a good view, but after overnight rains, woke up to find the room inundated with water coming from the balcony- the housekeeping did act promptly but it repeated the second night too.
Apart from this , i still carry great memories and would recommend it strongly and would love to visit again.

Room Tip: Dont take the room atop the reception desk as the balcony slopes inwards and the chances of having a...
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santhosh N, General Manager at Citrus Retreats Alleppey, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy we could create happy memories for you! Looking forward to your next visit to Citrus! Regards, Santhosh Nair
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Are you looking to unwind, relax and rejuvenate? You want to just slow down, clear your head and calm your senses? Then go for it.

Thats what our stay at Citrus did for us. It was a great experience. Resort's location is just so perfect. Its beautifully placed Lake is such a treat to the eyes. It soothes and calms you totally. Have the sumptuous dinner at the restaurant, take a walk towards the pool, sit back, look at the blue skies and listen to the blue waters... :)

Hospitality is amazing. Staffs goes of their way to make guests comfortable and happy. Rooms are super neat and clean.

Their restaurant serves some of the best delicacies and whatever they serve, it tastes very authentic. food choices are plenty but don't miss to try the local dishes like appum. You just have to place a request and restaurant is more than happy to serve your special requests. We also tried their spa services was the right way to refuel and rejuvenate. We would like to thank you Shamsher and to all your staff for their hospitality

Overall I highly recommend this place to stay. No matter you travel solo, in a group, family or are a couple, this is one place you don't want to miss.

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed September 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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Santhosh N, General Manager at Citrus Retreats Alleppey, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy we could create happy memories for you! Looking forward to your next visit to Citrus! Regards, Santhosh Nair
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Address: 8/504A-504N, Karimba Valavu | Punnapra North, Paravoor Village,, Alappuzha 600014, India (Formerly Citrus Backwater Retreat)
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 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
#5 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Citrus Retreats Alleppey 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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