This resort is fairly new. Like all resorts in that area, it is abutting the Vembanad lake. We reached this resort around 3pm from Thekkady/Kumily. Lunch was average and needs to be improved. A few non-veg folks from our group were looking forward to the famous kerala fish dish but were disappointed. A traditional kerala meen curry is a must serve dish for tourists as they look forward to it on the lakeside and not just in houseboats. I am a vegetarian and faced no problems as far as food was concerned. But the quality and spread was lacking; probably as we were the only group staying in the resort. There was no buffett. Predetermined menu was served on the table. Dinner was no better than lunch. No different view of the breakfast.
There was a small swimming pool, play room having a few games, gym and 2 cycles for outdoor rides. 4pm to 5pm : we were taken out for a boatride on the vembanad lake which is a freshwater lake. Spent sometime on an island which has no human habitation except for flora and fauna. The attached pic shows the table of what can be found there. Snakes have been partially scratched out from the list !! At sunset, I took out the cycle for a ride in the vilage. I struggled to ride it as I had not touched a cycle for 30yrs. In the village a few school children wanted ballpen as a gift from me something that I had not carried with me. --wonder why they wanted it??? Got back to the room quickly as the mosquitoes were buzzing around me. There is a notice that says Sunrise at so and so time. Make sure you sleep well and put the alarm to make sure that you awake before that time to witness the divine spectacle of sunrise on vembanad lake. DO NOT MISS IT. Capture it on your camera.
Rooms are spacious and well maintained but the a/c seemed a bit on the low side -- not cooling enough. Maybe it needed servicing. Front office area needs to be spruced up with smarter staff. Restaurant was uniquely placed above the water area. Gave a different feeling. Overall stay was very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deshadan Backwater Resort, Muhamma, Aleppey is situated on the Vembanad Lake. 22 rooms which 02 private pool villa. The property has an infinity pool along with the kids pool. Restaurant along with Ayurveda center is situated on the waterways. The property can be checked-in through Road and Boat access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Deshadan Backwater Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India