This was a family holiday for us [4 adults and 1 infant]. For the benefit of future travelers, here is my review in point format -
Location & Rooms - Out of the world. The lake is beautiful and every room faces the lake. We stayed in the floating cottages for 2 nights and 1 night in the hotel unit. The view from the floating cottages is breathtaking.
Food - Spicy, at times oily. The buffet is good with multiple options. But I must mention that as we had an infant the chef made sure we get the right baby food. They prepared mashed vegetables, soups, khichdi & rice - specially for my son.
Don't miss Coconut water and special evening snacks that you will find at the boat ride point.
Activities - There is an activity center, the older kids will enjoy it. Apart from that there are multiple boat ride options. Cycles are available on rent. If the water is calm then you could also do canoeing. The resort is stretched length-wise so you could walk and walk and walk. The pool is decent enough to relax and enjoy the nature. The Ayurveda Spa is also good and the masseurs are well trained.
Overall Service - Very helpful & friendly staff and always with a smile on their face. It was our anniversary and the F&B manager surprised us with a Cake. That was indeed a wonderful gesture and we really appreciate that.
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- Also Known As:
- Club Mahindra Backwater Retreat Ashtamudi Hotel Kollam