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“A nice surprise!” 4 of 5 stars
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Palmgrove Lake Resort
N T Ward | Punnamada, Alleppey, Alappuzha 688006, India   |  
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Ranked #19 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A nice surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Like they say, sometimes ignorance is bliss. In this case, it was indeed. I dint know what to expect on my way to Palm grove but the person in me expected a hotel building full of rooms on a scenic lake front. What i got as a surprise was this beautiful cluster of cottages bang next to the lake. Good rooms at decent prices. The ambiance was beautifully done up with wooden finishing and a semi-open bath. A must visit when you visit alleppey! :D

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dortmund, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We had an Lake-Facing-AC-Suite. The room was really spacious with a little living room with TV and an outside/inside bath. There was always hot water with good pressure. We enjoeyd the sit on the terrace and watch the scenery on the channel.
Breakfast was included in our room rate and consisted of eggs of your choice, coffee/tea, juice, toast, butter jam.
In the eveing the restaurant was nicely illuminated. We had the kerala vegetarian dinner for two nights and liked it. We think the price was ok.
The staff was a little bit reserved but always helpful. We stayed for two nights. After the first night there was now room service but we didnt mind. We just asked for new towels which were brought immediately.
There are some small shops in the area and all people were very friendly.
The only little downside is the neighbouring shipyard, which is sometimes a little bit noisy.
But, however, we would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Mumbai
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Set at the bank of the Punnamada lake, Palm Grove Lake Resort is a clean, simple and value for money place to stay in Alleppey. The cottages are clean and the location is beautiful. Almost a decade ago I had visited another resort, not too far from Palm Grove, for which we paid 3 times more (then) for most of the same basic features. Its located beautifully, has good service and a nice feel overall.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Situated away from the city center, this resort has the backwater as its... backyard. And you can see houseboats floating by in numbers. It looks beautiful. The room we stayed in was the Non-AC cottage.. which was great. The room was clean and tidy, though I think they only clean the room once the guests have left, so make sure you keep it clean if you're going to stay there for many days.
The food is good too, though you may fall in love with certain restaurants on Beach Road.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Hyderabad, India
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32 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed in this resort on october 25th 2012.Location is perfect with limited cottages and stayed in the lake side cottage.Very good property right next to punnamada lake.
Staff is limited but very cooperative and efficient.Cottages are good and overall the stay was very good

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Chennai
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Visited Palmgrove lake resort in Sept 2012. Its a pleasant resort set among trees along the main backwater canal with very spacious rooms & offering good value for money.

Pros:
Location: It is located on the main canal offering a ringside view of life on the canal making it a good base to watch the hundreds of houseboats go by, especially in the morning and the evening.
Gardens: The area is landscaped nicely with trees. The property has its own jetty where houseboats can pick you up.
Rooms: The rooms are spacious & tastefully done in traditional Kerala decor with hardwood furniture. Each room has a spacious balcony with cane chairs & a small table.
Openair Bathrooms: This was the best part of the room. Its very pleasant to have a shower under the sky.
Friendly staff and nice owners: The staff Suresh & Emmanuel were very friendly without being familiar - just the right touch. They were quite helpful with small requests. The owners are also a very nice couple making us feel very welcome.


Neutral
Service: The inhouse restaurant takes a while to get your order ready. You could get around this by ordering food before you come in. The staff did approach us to get our order & got it ready by the time we came in to eat.
TVs: The pictures in the TV was very grainy in both the rooms that we had hired. Most people dont come here to watch TV - but try telling that to a 6 year old.
Proximity to boat yard: Its right next door to a houseboat building yard which has its positives and negatives. Its quite interesting to see them being built. However, a very occasional noise does creep in. I suppose the tree cover suppresses the noise quite a bit. It wasnt really a bother.

Cons:
The only negative that I found was that the plates in the restarant need to be washed better. I could clearly get the smell of the previous meal from the plate.

Overall:
An excellent, calm place with large well appointed rooms & well located offering good value for money

Cheers
Krishna

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

pleasant view.. beautiful set up.. neat and tidy place to stay.. only problem i felt was very very limited staff.. there was one employee who attended us.. from repairing AC to cooking.. Owner arranged a very nice shikara for us.. overall a good experience

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: N T Ward | Punnamada, Alleppey, Alappuzha 688006, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Alappuzha
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palmgrove resort is an elegant holiday resort situated in acres of natural greeneries and is on the banks of the beautiful Punnamada lake. The resort offer complete privacy and peaceful atmosphere and is free from air and sound pollution. The resort is really a wonderful paradise and an home far away from your home, of course with homely and tasty food. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Palm Grove Lake Hotel Alappuzha
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