After a 6 month trip through India some 5 years ago, I wanted to return for a two week holiday of rest and relaxation rather than a 'backpackery' resort. What I was looking for was a slice of affordable luxury and quiet escapism whilst being close enough to a town to explore.
Punnamada Resort delivers on all of these things. It is easily in the upper bracket of luxury for India and perfect if you want to stay somewhere more than a couple of nights. The rooms were clean, spacious and luxurious. Resort itself quiet and unbusy. Staff enormously friendly and helpful. Furthermore, town is only 10 minutes by rickshaw away (though you wouldn't believe so near given the peace and quiet).
I honestly struggle to find anything below an excellent standard with this place. Great value and worth more than a two night stay (and small enough to not feel you are being rammed into a 'club med' style resort). Not sure where the negative comments are coming from!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punnamada Resorts is nestled on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake and gives a world of heritage and luxury. The divine ambiance and the hospitality lead to a total relaxation of mind, body and soul and it highlighted the rich heritage and the essence of Kerala in its true form with a focus on the eco system and being an environment friendly resort by taking initiative in various fronts. The green leaf certified Ayurveda centre at Punnamada puts a new life into yourself and to regain vigor and vitality and lead a stress-free life. The essence of Kerala and its magical backwaters can be experienced aboard Punnamada’s exclusive 'Kettuvallam' (houseboats) by the resort, the houseboats of Punnamada equipped with the best of luxuries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punnamada Hotel Alappuzha
- Punnamada Backwaters Hotel
- Punnamada Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India