Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Sam from London

Beautiful Resort

Posted Sep 2, 2013
Pros: Staff & the rooms; elegant & refined
Location: Punnamada is a retreat - 10/15 minutes tuk tuk rise from alley so if your looking to unwind in a peaceful environment then this is the place for you.
Amazing resort with great accommodation, food & staff. Punnamada is an exceptional place to stay & unwind. The only thing that marred our experience was that the pool was having maintenance work being done to it, so we couldn't use it during our stay. Overall though, exceptional
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Kiran S from San Francisco

Great setting

Posted Aug 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was a delight. The staff was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and no hassle stay on the backwaters
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by TCK from Michigan, USA

Excellent service

Posted Jul 11, 2013
Pros: Nice, friendly staff
Stayed in the duplex facing the pool 2 nights 7/7 - 7/9 by myself. Everything was so comfortable during my stay, smooth checking-in, very nice, clean room in a traditional 2 storied house, WiFi everywhere, Ayurveda massage, a day trip arrangement to a temple and the beach etc. The location is very good, on the beautiful lake side, and easy access to Alleppey town. Even I enjoyed cycling to the town. Every staff here is so nice, friendly, and kind. They never let up in their efforts to make my staying experience better and more comfortable. Even staff played table tennis and billiard with me when raining and I could not go outside. I would definitely come back to this hotel with my family if I visit Kerala again!
1 out of 5
by Mr & Mrs Grice from London, UK

Don't Stay at this Hotel!

Posted May 23, 2013
Pros: If I had to pick it would be the resturant food that wasn't bad.
Cons: Where do I start, just read my comment's page!
Location: Nothing to do.
I was on my honeymoon during a trip to this hotel where I had stayed in a variety of hotels from 3*-5* and I have to be honest and say this just about deserved 1*. The room it's self was nice enough and resturant for breakfast/lunch/dinner was ok but nothing special. What was a bitter disapointment was the hotel pool, the service or lack of should I say and the bad maintance and mangament of the hotel. firstly the Pool wasn't working and looked like it had been out of order for ages, due to the hotel not being near beach this was our only way to cool down in the heat of the 43 degrees sun and we couldn't. They apparently fixed it on the day we left but I wouldn't have even put my toe in it, it was still so dirty and don't be fooled by the pictures on the website, it doesn't look like this at all. The general service was so bad that we had to call for a "Manager" just to get some spare towels when sun bathing and even then the manager didn't really seem bother by the lack of service. The whole resort looked old and tired and as if it was closed. The huts were shabby and as we were lying in the sun trying to relax there were people on the roof of the huts banging and drilling, it's as if it the hotel wasn't even open yet it and it was height of season when we were there at the end of March. For us this was 3 waisted days in a rubbish hotel, don't waist you time or money on this place it's needs to be under new management!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Sarah from Bristol, City of Bristol, UK

Gorgeous retreat

Posted Mar 14, 2013
Pros: The food!
Cons: The pool
Location: Stunning position on the lake with easy access to the backwaters
My husband and I were unfortunate to be ill on arrival. The staff were helpful, pleasant and friendly, ensuring we were as comfortable as possible. As frustrating as it was to be ill, it was an idyllic location to pass the time and recuperate! The food was delicious, well cooked and everything was immaculate. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the pool, some of the brickwork was crumbling an the tiles left the water looking decidedly murky. I understand there are already plans to renovate that area.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Pamela from London, UK

Relax and commune with the spirit of the lake!

Posted Mar 3, 2013
Pros: Location. Buffet food. Al fresco shower.
Location: Rural - down a country track! Quiet lakeside but within easy reach of bustling Alleppey town.
Lovely location. Amazing view from Lakeside Villa. Loved the al fresco shower arrangement. Very comfortable bed. Nice touch to put fresh flowers on bed cover at the beginning of our stay. Friendy staff. Enjoyed entertainment provided every evening.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Aly from London, UK

A wonderful get away

Posted Feb 27, 2013
Pros: Fabulous and picturesque resort - perfect for relaxation but plenty to keep everyone amused
Cons: Food is pretty average and quite pricey
Location: Glorious!
This is a lovely resort - very tranquil, with beautiful, traditional style buildings and a fabulous setting. We particularly enjoyed the sunset boat trip on the lake, swimming pool, the colonial style games room (with snooker, pool, ping pong and various other games), bikes to ride and a basket ball hoop - lots for all the family to do without 'breaking the spell' of this unspoilt spot. The lake view rooms are lovely - well worth the extra. The food is pretty average and quite pricey - but i guess that's to be expected at a resort.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by j.mistry

Posted Feb 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
we enjoyed our stay at the punnamada resort very much. They were very friendly and welcoming people at the resort.We would recommand to anyone who wishes to go there. The food is excellent you are spoil for choice.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Andrea from Manchester

Nice hotel overlooking beautiful lake

Posted Jan 24, 2013
Location: A bit remote
This is a beautiful hotel, set in a beautiful location. The rooms are lovely and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My only criticism is it is a bit remote, down a very narrow bumpy road so you always need transport to get out and about (tuk tuk about 100 rupees into town).. The hotel would also benefit from another restaurant.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Memorable stay !

Posted Jan 5, 2013
We had a memorable stay at Punnamada resort. The staff were very courteous and helpful. Would strongly recommend free morning Yoga lessons from Sir Pradeep...and yes, synchronized rejuvenating massage is world class