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“Lovely relaxing stay”
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Punnamada Resort
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely relaxing stay”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent service and delicious food in a quaint resort. There was an unhurried relaxed pace of life in the resort which really helped us to unwind. There were a range of free activities organised by the very efficient Manoj - I especially enjoyed the yoga classes under expert teaching of Pradeep Kumar. The restaurant staff also were very courteous and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2014
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Thank you very much for your great review on Trip Advisor regarding Punnamada Resort ! we are happy to note that you enjoyed your holiday with us . let me thank you for staying with us . Your kind feed back will certainly go a long way in our journey to dazzle and delight our customers . we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada hospitality at Alappuzha, The venice of the East !

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We spent four nights at the Punnamada Resort and it was as it said on the tin. Comfortable and leisurely surroundings with activities to suit everyone. Singles, couples, families and larger groups all appeared to have a great time. We certainly did. The clientele was an eclectic mix of varied nationalities.
The resort scores highly on the value for money stakes. Reasonable rates for villas (we stayed in a garden villa but the lake villa views are superior) which include complimentary tea and snacks in the evening, free boat ride, twice daily yoga sessions, cookery demonstrations and Ayurveda talks. All staff, from the front desk to the cleaners and restaurant staff plus Ayurveda Centre staff, fully understand customer service and they deliver. Mr Varghese (GM), you have an excellent team! Special mentions must go to Manoj (Activities), Pradeep Kumar (Yoga teacher), Dr Belraj (Ayurveda) and Praveen Kumar (Chef).
We missed the event of the year, the Nehru Trophy Punnamada boat race, by a day much to our regret. Our overall experience was very good.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review on Trip Advisor regarding Punnamada Resort ! we are happy to note that you enjoyed your holiday with us . let me thank you for staying with us . Your kind feed back will certainly go a long way in our journey to dazzle and delight our customers . we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada hospitality at Alappuzha, The venice of the East !

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

An awesome stay at Punnamada.
The staff & management show professional attitude. Their service is awesome, though occasioally because of crowd they missed something, but those can be ignored.

The rooms are cozy and neat & clean. Theresort is clean & tidy with properly maintained right from the reception to the lake side. They even have a nice kerala ayurveda centre also.

The pool is good with proper maintenance, but have scope of improvement. There are other recreational amenities + cookery class also.

They have their own boat & you need not contact outside for a boat ride.

Their kitchen is awesome with options for both Buffet & ala-carte. The food tastes good. they serve both indian & continental cuisine. Sometimes they even offer freshly catched fish and are ready for your own recipe.

The lake shore is clean & you can spend nice morning & evening leisure time by the lake side, they even serve dinner/snacks by the lake side on your request.

Overall you will not complain over your stay.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your great review on Trip Advisor regarding Punnamada Resort ! we are happy to note that you enjoyed your holiday with us . let me thank you for staying with us . Your kind feed back will certainly go a long way in our journey to dazzle and delight our customers . we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada hospitality at Alappuzha, The venice of the East !

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stumbled unexpectedly on to punnamada and this resort was such a pleasant surprise, I decided to come back almost immediately, changing existing travel plans.
Staff are charming, location is great and the yoga in both morning and evening is a great addition to the package on offer there. The teacher is great and we made progress thanks to his clear, pose by pose instructions. The hotel lulls one into a lovely peaceful mood.

Room Tip: the duplex rooms seem the best value
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
dear Guest,

thank you very much for your excellent comment regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort at Alleppey ! we are happy to note that you had a wonderful time with your loved ones . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture for commenting about us in a forum like trip advisor. Your kind words will go a long way in our journey to excel in customer service .we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort . we are also happy to letting you know that we have launched our ultra luxury house boat which boasts of 200 sqft fully air conditioned with total private dining , bar deck , an open deck to enjoy the magical view of Punnamada Lake and narrow canals with well trained staff and and exclusive kerala dishes along with seafood and many more on offer. please feel free to get in touch with us for any assistance you may require in future .

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Varghese.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

WE STAYED AT THIS EXCEPTIONAL RESORT FROM 8TH AUG 2014 TO 10TH AUG 2014. THE RESORT IS REALLY UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS ,
1. Directly situated on the lake, our villa was only 5 ft away from the water,
2. It is away from the congestion hence extremely quiet & peaceful.
3.Food is really good,
4. The thing which we liked the most was the staff, all the staff in the resort is very helpful and most importantly ever smiling , they will go out of the way to help you.
5. Arrangement of the boat race package was good.
You should stay in lake view villa only .
DR. RAHUL BARVE & GEETA BARVE.

Room Tip: Stay in lake view villa they are the BEST !
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
dear Guest,

thank you very much for your excellent comment regarding your experiences at Punnamada Resort at Alleppey ! we are happy to note that you had a wonderful time with your loved ones . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your gesture for commenting about us in a forum like trip advisor. Your kind words will go a long way in our journey to excel in customer service .we look forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort . we are also happy to letting you know that we have launched our ultra luxury house boat which boasts of 200 sqft fully air conditioned with total private dining , bar deck , an open deck to enjoy the magical view of Punnamada Lake and narrow canals with a well trained staff with an exclusive kerala dishes and seafood and many more on offer. please feel free to get in touch with us for any assistance you may require.



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Varghese.
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014

The approach to the resort is down some tiny and fairy scruffy lanes, but when you get there it turns out to be a well designed, well run, well located place right on the lakeside. A friendly welcome meets you, and our garden rooms (not really villas although you do access them from the outside), like all the others, have been designed in a traditional style with an open air bathroom and comfortable beds. The restaurant is really good and to be honest for a few days it didn't seem worth searching for anything better, a wide menu which will cater for most tastes and not expensive. The staff are great, and along with a good pool and free wifi it was an ideal relaxing few days on our family trip to South India. Sitting outside watching the houseboats go by was a memorable experience, which for us was a more attractive proposition than being on one. My wife and daughter enjoyed their Ayurvedic massage in resort. The complimentary afternoon tea and boat trip into the lake were nice touches. Alluppuza is nothing really to shout about, the place is really about the backwaters and relaxation. The overall experience was perfect for what we wanted and I would recommend it, although a few days is probably enough for most people.

Room Tip: Lakeside rooms provably the best for views, but more expressive than our garden rooms. The basic roo...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
ear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent feedback about Punnamada Resort and its holiday experiences. we are happy to note that you had a lovely time with your loved ones here at Punnamada Resort . Let me thank you for staying with us . we are extremely over whelmed by your comments and it motivates us to deliver more than our customer expects . your feedback will be certainly a moral booster to our team. We are looking forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort . we are also delighted to let you know that we have introduced an ultra luxury house boat of one of its kind with extra large bed room of 200 sqft, private deck area, exclusive dining area with live kitchen just in front of you. a fully airconditioned boat with no time restrictions , a wide range of menu inclusive of prawns .

Regards,

Varghese.K.E.
General Manager.
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trivandrum
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Been to this place for more than 5 times. Great place to relax and spend quality time.Quiet place where one can have peace of mind... an apt place to be during a lazy vacation. good rooms, tasty food and a perfect location. will definitely enjoy your servings in the restaurant , which faces the punnamada lake..

Good place for off site residential trainingprogrammes, conferences etc.

Pros: Good rooms, swimming pool, lake house boat cruise, clean, tasty food, quiet place.
Cons: in some cases, mobile network connectivity poor (not for bsnl),

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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VargheseKE, General Manager at Punnamada Resort, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent feedback about Punnamada Resort and its holiday experiences. we are happy to note that you had a lovely time with your loved ones here at Punnamada Resort . Let me thank you for staying with us . we are extremely over whelmed by your comments and it motivates us to deliver more than our customer expects . your feedback will be certainly a moral booster to our team. We are looking forward to welcome you back again to Punnamada Resort on your 6th visit.

regards,

varghese.K.E.
GENERAL MANAGER
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Property: Punnamada Resort
Address: Alleppey 6 | Punnamada Resort Private Limited, Alappuzha 688006, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > 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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Alappuzha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Punnamada Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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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