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Estuary Island
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

About the location- One of the best location in kerala where you can experience the beauty of backwaters and sand beach at the same place. The venue is actually a heaven on earth to spend time for back water cruising, fishing, and beach.

About the service- its pathetic with poor response,interrupted power supply, pathetic administration with no coordination in b/w staffs.

About the amenities- Rooms are ok, and restaurant is very beautiful with sea front view. Break fast, dinner all ok.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Estuary Island is located on southern tip of coastal Kerala; it is an island at the mouth of an estuary bounded by backwater, beach and sea making it an ideal fantasy location and ideal holiday destination.

At the hotel, we ensure that the guests experience a mix of relaxation and rejuvenation combined with an experience that they can take home. However, we noticed that your holiday was interrupted by lapse in service. We regret the inconvenience caused and assure you that these were rare occurrences. We would like to ensure that a thorough enquiry will be conducted to ensure that other guests do not have this kind of an experience.

Once again, thank you for the review. We hope to welcome you again.

Warm Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Located in one of the most beautiful backwater location.. Very well maintained facility . But the service and administration is pathetic. Rooms were without power for 6hrs, no proper room service; poor co-ordination of front office team with guest and lack of administrative control... Sad such a beautiful property is not backed up with descent service and support and convenience....

  • Stayed: April 2013
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Estuary Island is a luxury resort in Kovalam in a serene location. We are situated on an estuarine island and bounded by backwaters, sea and a beach, an ideal holiday destination for those looking to relax. We are pleased to know that you found our location interesting and beautiful.

Nonetheless, while going through your review we were able to understand that your experience with our services was not upto the mark. We regret the inconvenience caused to you and assure that this is not kind of service standard that we maintain at our property. Our sincere efforts are to ensure that all guests leave our premises happy and satisfied.

However, noting your dissatisfaction our management would be concentrating on re-educating the concerned staff in order to deliver the expected level of services. Thank you for bringing these incidences to light and we hope to welcome you again to our property.

Warm Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Estuary island resort is situated on an island about 20 kms away from Kovalam. In case you have already booked a room in advance, you are entitled to a free boat service from their private jetty on the mainland which is aesthetically designed. The resort also has a private jetty. On arrival you are greeted with a welcome drink,what else but coconut water. The Front lawn is huge and has hammocks, swings and beach chairs by the side of back water. Their is a machan also.
The rooms are good and have balconies from where you can see swimming pool, back water as well as the sea. The boats of the resort take you to the beach which is quite sloping and is featureless. You are allowed to stay at the beach till only 6 pm. Later you can sit by the side of the backwater or take a ride in the boat. There are a few floating restaurants in the water, their PROs enticing you to them with attractive offers. Over all its a very good place to relax.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank kajalmitra
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for choosing to stay with Estuary Island Resort during your recent trip and for sharing your experience with us on this public platform. We are glad to know that you had a pleasurable experience with us.

Estuary Island Resort is surrounded by pristine beaches and serene backwater that perhaps make it one of the most favored resorts in Kerala. We endeavor to offer opulent comfort and utmost luxury to the guests through well-appointed rooms that come attached with modernistic amenities. Our resort proffers recreational facilities like swimming pool and Ayurveda that act as a complete relaxation solution. We would also like to inform that our resort boasts of restaurants such as Spices, Ripples and Garden Dining for our distinguished patrons.

Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback. It would be an honor for us to serve you again.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a hotel that is tucked away on the backwaters of Poovar away from the hustle and bustle, it has access to Kovalam and Trivandrum by taxi or tuk tuk and is the ideal place to relax and unwind. You are 76 Kilometres from lands end where the Ghandi memorial stands. The front office manager Raj is always on hand to help with any questions you may have and is happy to be of help in any way he can. The Head Chef will always introduce himself to you and is always prepared to cook anything you want. The main food is local and National curry dishes and the tastes are so much different from the commercialised curries in England. The restaurant location is excellent.

We have been to this hotel 4 times as we like quiet. The housekeeping team are excellent and cleanliness is top of the agenda. Nothing is to much trouble in this hotel as the staff are always happy to help.

Locals use the hotel and there are conferences for 2 or 3 days at a time throughout the year, this has no bearing on your enjoyment. We find this a romantic and picturesque resort on the Estuary.

Room Tip: Estuary view rooms or garden cottages are our preference
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank David T
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at our resort and rewarding us with a five star rating. Your positive feedback, which is a testimony to our hard work and the stature of our property, has made us immensely happy.

Nestled amidst picturesque backwaters, Estuary Island Resort is a popular luxury resort in Kerala. We take pride in serving our guests with the best accommodation, facilities, cuisines and services; therefore, we are delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay at our resort. Your special appreciations have been duly conveyed to our staff and they proclaim equal pleasure in hosting you.

Once again, thank you for checking in with us and sharing your experience. We hope that you would continue to reward us with your patronage and support.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The location of the resort is fantastic. the services in the resort is very nice. the staff is very co-operative and quick in the services. The room was very good and the food was very tasty. i like the location of the restaurant. the welcome by the staff was very good. and to reach resort we have to go by a boat which was a very nice experience. its wonderful and best place to stay and enjoy.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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RajeshNair001, General Manager at Estuary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for opting to stay with us on your recent visit and for writing this valuable feedback which is a testimony towards reputed stature of our property and services.

Located amongst breathtaking location of Poovar, our property unveils the best comforting accommodation options and offers tasty delights to the guests. It’s great to know that you enjoyed yourself thoroughly on your stay with us. We are elated to learn that you appreciate our staff and services.

It was indeed a great pleasure to have hosted you and we look forward to accommodate you soon.

Best Regards,
Rajesh Nair
General Manager

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