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“Good Resort with no entertainment....” 5 of 5 stars
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Estuary Island Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Poovar P.O., Puvar 695525, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Puvar
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good Resort with no entertainment....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Hi all...i stayed in room no-207 it was estuary view room. We were welcomed with refreshing coconut water. Check in was super fast.lady at the reception was courteous. Resort is good for rexalation but theres no entertainment in the resort. Least they should have something like live band or ochestra. Food is good but with very limited choices for a vegetarian. u need to take a boat to get to this hotel. boat ride was too mesmerising.really loved the property.staff is good. rooms are big.pool was clean.will like to stay here again if i visiting poovar again and will recommend to this resort to my frnds.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at Estuary Island Resort. We sincerely thank you for your voice of concerns and for taking the time to let us know that we helped make your stay a memorable one. The fact that you enjoyed the receiving boat ride, the traditional check in process, our great staff and menu is highly thrilling to us. We are indeed the fortunate ones, to learn that you would visit us again.

Estuary Island Resort is a quiet and relaxing holiday destination in Poovar. With backwaters on one side and beach on the other, the resort is well suited for people looking for a peaceful break. The calm of the Estuary is considered to the best feature of the resort. However, we would work on your comments to ensure that you find great entertainment avenues at Estuary Island Resort in the near future.

We look forward to serving you again with a perfect stay.

Warm Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed at Estuary on the last two days of Jan 2013. Had the best experience of the entire honeymoon trip. We started getting positive vibes right from the moment we sat in the power boat that took us through the backwaters from the mainland to the resort. We were greeted with the sweetest coconut water purely cut in front of us. The food, the location and hospitality was truly amazing. But the option of Pure Vegetarian dishes are few. The view of the resort at night is super. The beach also is properly maintained. The only regret we have is we didn't do the backwater ride and stayed only for 2 nights. I would suggest staying for 3 nights to those who want to have pure leisure at the hotel. Had stayed in the Estuary View Room. The view from the room was spawned over the pool and the entire resort. Was able to see the beach and the sunset from the room balcony. Thank you Estuary for making the trip memorable for lifetime.

Room Tip: Estuary View rooms actually have the view as Cottages are on the back side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for visiting us and we are glad that you left us with this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to know that the facilities at Estuary Island Resort were up to the mark to create your first impressions. We are highly delighted to be able to exceed your expectations through our facilities, services and good food.

Estuary Island is located in the mouth of an estuary enveloped by a section of backwaters and bordered by a beautiful beach. It is indeed a perfect destination for those who want to spend a silent vacation in the lap of nature. Although we specialize in sea food specialty menu, we will put sincere efforts to elaborate the list of our vegetarian delicacies.

Once again, we thank you for visiting us. We look forward to welcome you back in near future.

Warm Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I stayed here for 3 days with my husband...it was absolutely an amazing experience... its beautiful location attracts you....people /staff is cooperative and very polite. The only thing which I didnt like was they dont have an provision for fast medical aid. Although the preparation of non veg food is good but they need to improve their food menu...especially the breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would extend our gratitude for your review.

Your comments about the associates have been passed on to the team and they are happy to receive your kind words. Also, we have made a note of your point regarding availability of medical aid as well as improvement in the buffet menu. We assure you of improving the stated services. We hope to welcome you again to our resort.

Warm Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Honeymoon couple must Visit this resort for awesome experience. Resort view is best. You can have great evening experience at resort with sea side view. Very pleasure atmosphere at evening. Honeymoon couple should go for it and make your honeymoon special. Thanks to Estury island resort staff for giving us good service

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review about our staff and resort. We are glad to hear that every aspect of the stay was to your liking including our location and the attentive staff. It was indeed a great pleasure to have you as our guest.

Owing to the beautiful places surrounding the resort, the ultimate honeymoon experience comes naturally to it. I will be sharing your comments with the entire team at Estuary Island Resort knowing that it will serve as an inspiration in the process of bringing the best to our patrons.

We look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Well to start with it was a lovely experience while we made it to the resort.. The boat ride provided to us from where our car was parked till the resort was just to nice and romantic.. Very welcoming staff.. We had a lovely experience and a sitting check-in.. Thereof we were escorted to our room which again was also pleasing, with mentioning the lovely view of the pool and sea.. (206)
Though the resort only had one restaurant to offer and no where to go at night we had to stick with that option every night for dinner, but again the dinner buffet that was laid out was wonderful though it had a total south Indian taste to it but it tasted nice, specially the Kerala fish curry. We had gone the to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. To our surprise Mr Nair Rajesh arranged a special cake for us to celebrate the same.. It was so thoughtfull of him to do so.. Kerala in itself is a lovely place with very less pollution levels and nice and friendly people.. In a nutshell I would like to sum it as it was a wonderful experience for the both of us..

Room Tip: Choose A room over the reception the view from those rooms are just to lovely specially at sunrise a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Estuary Island Resort on TripAdvisor. We are grateful that you chose to celebrate your first wedding anniversary with us. It is always inspiring to receive an acknowledgement of our efforts on a public forum.

Tucked away in the mouth of an estuary, with backwaters on one side and beach on the other, Estuary Island in Poovar is ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday. The silence & scenic beauty of the location is well suited for people looking for a peaceful break, especially for couples like you.

The very fact that you enjoyed the boat ride, location and other amenities is encouraging to all of us. We are pleased to know that the special cake arranged by the management on your anniversary appealed to you. In fact, an opportunity to treat guests with thoughtful surprises has been a tradition and a way of hospitality at Estuary Island.

Once again we thank you for your review. We hope you’ll provide us the privilege of hosting you again.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Have been doing day trips here from last year (almost 3-4 times), recent one with family in Jan 2013. From my point, it is a perfect place to go if time is short and you want to enjoy the beauty of Kerala - backwaters, beach and the resort. As a part of day package, we get lunch/dinner, snacks and usage of facilities in the property. There is also option of utilising a room for couple of hours, but I find the charges are too high...

We have done both starting after lunch and staying for dinner and the normal - go there in the morning and stay till evening. Our typical schedule is like, generally go around the property for sometime, get into the swimming pool, then do lunch, sleep in the hammocks, go to the beach, come back have snacks and then return back. Boat rides in the backwater is covered to and fro . Have seen office crowds coming for a general outing. We have been there with friends, and family and my husband has been there with his office colleagues.

Service has been decent, food is again decent.. -- this time, we did not find anything interesting for dessert. There was a bad incident when my husband went with his office crowd, they found chicken piece in vegetarian dish. Obviously not expected from a resort of this level...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your regular patronage and providing feedback on a public forum. It was a delight to offer our services to you yet again.

The team at Estuary Island Resort is happy to learn that our location and amenities have impressed you. Our luxury resort in Kerala is situated between tranquil backwaters and a beautiful beach, which makes it a popular choice among travelers. The impressive location combined with impeccable service make this one of the most sought after resorts in India. Our objective is to provide our patron a perfect and relaxing experience. We take this opportunity to inform you that our pricing policy can be best explained by the par excellence services that we offer. Your feedback about the food has been seriously noted and be assured that it will be sincerely investigated.

We look forward to serving you again.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went to the resort and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were excellent and service was more than expected. They accomodated almost all our requests and food was decent. It is walking distance to the beach and their spa was wonderful. The only drawback was they did not have any entertainment shows or clubs around.

Room Tip: Suite was excellent
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island Resort, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

The entire team at Estuary Island Resort expresses a heartfelt thank for your valuable feedback! It’s a pleasure to receive such an encouraging review from your side. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed not only the facilities and services at our guestrooms but also the overall experience. The fact that the quality of food, location of the resort and services at the Spa did not fail to inspire you was highly overwhelming for us.
Estuary Island Resort has a very impressive location enveloped by a section of backwater that opens up into the sea bordered by a beautiful beach. Indeed enchanting walkways leading to the shore is one of its many interesting features.
Our prime focus is to offer our patrons a retreat in the very lap of nature and away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city life. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you soon at Estuary Island Resort.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager
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Additional Information about Estuary Island Resort

Address: Poovar P.O., Puvar 695525, India
Location: India > Kerala > Puvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Puvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Estuary Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Estuary Island is world class resort located at Poovar, near Trivandrum in the state of Kerala, India. The uniqueness starts from the natural setting - where a lake, river, sea and beach meet. True to the name in spirit and substance, its a four some island experience, one would cherish in all aspects. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Estuary Island Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Estuary Island Puvar
Estuary Island Resort Kerala/Puvar, India

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