Promise Not Delivered.
Posted Dec 23, 2015
Our experience fell way short of our expectation. The resort is poorly managed, too many staff but all poorly trained. So, when you arrive, you have three to four helpers in your room doing nothing but expecting to be tipped. The front desk staff are poor communicators. The term resort is a misnomer, with very little on offer in line with a resort. The whole building is in need of extensive repair. Do not get taken in by the photos on the travel site. The surrounding environment is poorly maintained, with a nearby abandoned pool full of scum and mosquitoes. There are no lawns with proper grass cover. The only two big plus for Lemon Tree include a fantastic location, and a very good and enthusiastic cook, Selva. The pool is like an infinity pool, ending nearly on the edge of Vembanad lake, but here again, staff are poorly trained and the whole pool area is poorly designed. Hotel guests wearing all kinds of dresses except appropriate swimming costumes were in the pool. The main staircase railings are creaking and loose, so, it is safe not to hold on to them. It is better to charge guests more but provide a well-managed resort, but for the price we were charged, it was a big disappointment.