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Poovar Island Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Puvar
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome sunset cruise”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Pros: Their sunset cruise is out of the world! Greenery all around.. coconut trees.. floating resorts here and there.. beach on the other side.. sea breeze running fingers through your hair.. suddenly turns to dark azure clouds.. making coconut trees look pale green.. drizzle starts kissing your face haphazardly.. and finally a downpour when you are almost near the sea.. boat goes up and down.. slightly scary but a thrilling experience. The hotel can be visited for their sunset cruise alone! Cons: by the way they don't have a great service at housekeeping etc. - people from housekeeping bang the door really hard 4 times which was slightly unpleasant.. hence the 4 out of 5 rating

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Poovar Island Resort is world out of this world. This is amazingly awesome place to relax and enjoy the Nature and what Kerala has to offer to you. Every staff is so courteous and customer focused.

Stayed in Floating cottage; Amazing experience. Only downside is lot of sand pass into the room as the pathway is sandy not gravelled. The cottages are old, needs bit of upgrade with new technology, change the looks into heritage. Next time may stay in Premium Cottage.

Aranya in Resturant(F&B) is outstanding, looking after every guest with so much care. Head Chef of the hotel was taking personel care of each food and every food was prepared with great passion.

Just amazing Resort in Poovar. Will definately come back again and again

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Yog4578
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poovar_gm, General Manager at Poovar Island Resort, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

The team at The Poovar Island Resort joins me in thanking you for your compliments.

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we appreciate you sparing time and positing a motivating review on Trip Advisor.

We look forward to the pleasure of having more opportunities to be of service to you.

Thank you
Jaykumar
General Manager
E.gm.poovar@aitkenspencehotels.in
P.98950 95883
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

'Out of the world' as the resort caption goes....this one's sure to give you a charming holiday. Its an island tucked away from the hustle bustle of city...with sea and river side by side. Hardly 30 km from Trivandrum city, its conveniently located also.
Provision for some more outdoor activity in resort is welcome....

Room Tip: Floating cottages render a nice view of the sea, eventhough i ve stayed in land cottage
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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poovar_gm, General Manager at Poovar Island Resort, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

The team at The Poovar Island Resort joins me in thanking you for your compliments.

It was pleasure to know that you have liked our resort . Your comments regarding the out door activity has been noted. We will surely take the corrective measures.

We look forward to the pleasure of having more opportunities to be of service to you.

Thank you
Jaykumar
General Manager
Poovar Island Resort
Trivandrum
E.gm.poovar@aitkenspencehotels.in
P.09895095883
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Northolt, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed at this place as a part of our Kerala trip. The resort is located in an island in Poovar and in order to get to there you have to go via a 15 min boat ride. The boat runs every 30 mins from the resort to the jetty. This is the only way to get to the city is using this service.

The resort is fairly big in size and various facilities such as spa, pool, etc are present. We took advantage at the Ayurvedic village and it had an amazing ambience coupled with awesome treatments. The rooms are fairly large and comfortable.

Now comes the best part - the staff. My wife was shivering and feeling unwell with dizziness. I was a bit worried whether she had contracted Malaria, Dengue, etc. At around 11 in the night, her condition got even worse. It was raining heavily and there was no way I could go outside to a pharmacy (boat service stops in the night). I went to the reception and there was a lady who gave me medicine which helped my wife. I then asked for hot water and she had a steam which calmed her down. Never in our life did we encounter such a situation and when we finally did, the staff stepped up and took good care of us.

The breakfast is pretty good, infact the best we had in Kerala.

Unfortunately we could not explore the resort properly as we were there for a day due to obvious reasons. However, my wife got well the next morning which was enough for me. I thank the staff (Swabhim + reception) for making our stay a memorable one. We will definitely visit this resort on a different location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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poovar_gm, General Manager at Poovar Island Resort, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Dear Guest ,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

We are happy that you found the hotel services up to your satisfaction. As a team, we try and provide a service with a smile within the best of our abilities. We are truly blessed with the best team in business.

Your positive sentiments have been shared with everyone. The team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We greatly Value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Poovar Island Resort soon.

Kind Regards
Jaykumar
M: 09895095883
Email . gm.poovar@aitkenspencehotels.in
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed in a floating cottage that floated on the backwaters facing the Arabian Sea. It was a unique experience. This island resort was reached by a ferry. The resort was very well maintained, the staff was very courteous and helpful, and the food in the restaurant was excellent (the a la carte menu offered better food quality than the buffet). The Ayurvedic Village and Center offered extensive treatments in a beautiful and large building. The full body oil massage that I signed up for was executed very well by Anil. A walking path around the site offered a way to burn off those calories after the tasty Kerala dishes served by the restaurant staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank SunTan53
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poovar_gm, General Manager at Poovar Island Resort, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Guest ,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

We are happy that you found the hotel services up to your satisfaction. As a team, we try and provide a service with a smile within the best of our abilities. We are truly blessed with the best team in business.

Your positive sentiments have been shared with everyone. The team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We greatly Value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Poovar Island Resort soon.

Kind Regards
Jaykumar
M: 09895095883
Email . gm.poovar@aitkenspencehotels.in
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Mumbai, India
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

I believe this is the best property in Poovar with an amazing location, literally located on the sea beach.

I did not actually stay at the place but went for Kerala massage and the massage was so so relaxing ...... beautifully done massage center...

It is a very big property and lot of space to roam around and the lawns are well managed...

I was little disappointed with the quality of lunch and found the same overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AmitKhandelia
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poovar_gm, General Manager at Poovar Island Resort, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Guest ,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

We are happy that you found the hotel services up to your satisfaction. As a team, we try and provide a service with a smile within the best of our abilities. We are truly blessed with the best team in business.

Your positive sentiments have been shared with everyone. The team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We greatly Value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Poovar Island Resort soon.

Kind Regards
Jaykumar
M: 09895095883
Email . gm.poovar@aitkenspencehotels.in
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

this resort is the best destination with beautifully made specially the floating property.
oh the food was best in it class as i being vegetrian and along with kids people told me it very difficult to find nice food,but its was totally not true and enjoyed the spread totally.the resort is well between the water and nice location.
pls dont miss this resort if you have a option to visit poovar.

Room Tip: for new married couple go for floating rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TINKUSHAH
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poovar_gm, General Manager at Poovar Island Resort, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Guest ,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

We are happy that you found the hotel services up to your satisfaction. As a team, we try and provide a service with a smile within the best of our abilities. We are truly blessed with the best team in business.

Your positive sentiments have been shared with everyone. The team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We greatly Value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Poovar Island Resort soon.

Kind Regards
Jaykumar
M: 09895095883
Email . gm.poovar@aitkenspencehotels.in
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Property: Poovar Island Resort
Address: K.P. VII / 911 Pozhiyoor, Puvar 695 513, India
Location: India > Kerala > Puvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Puvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Poovar Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enveloped in serene Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the majestic towering Ghats to the West, opening out to the ocean and a dream golden beach, Poovar Island Resort is a tropical paradise. Swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands, the ultramarine of the ocean, emerald backwaters, crimson sunsets and lush green vegetation create a magical ambiance around you. It is the ideal remote getaway location for a quiet holiday in spectacular natural surroundings. You can choose between floating cottages and land cottages for accommodation and enjoy a boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of bewitching backwaters.Poovar Island Resort has 78 cottages offering a range of accommodation options. 56 rooms can be used as triples. The bathrooms come equipped with Jacuzzis, bathtubs or rain showers. 48 rooms come with a hammock in the terrace.(78 rooms - 39 Land Cottages, 10 Ayurveda Land Cottages, 05 Superior Land Cottages, 08 Premium Cottages, 12 Floating Cottages & 04 Ayurveda Floating Cottages. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Poovar Island Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Hotel Poovar Island
Poovar Trivandrum
Poovar Island Resort Kerala/Puvar, India

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