This place came heavily recommended by a very close friend of mine. And I must it lived up to all she had said and more! From the well landscaped and cared property, to the well appointed rooms with all the needed amenities (very good WiFi network!), to the food that was freshly prepared and the staff that was attentive and very warm - it was all I needed for a quick getaway from the chaos of the city and the Covid situation. Indeed, all necessary precautions were taken for safety and sanitisation. If you are looking for a quiet holiday in the lap of nature (right by the bank of the river!) then Cranganor is the place for you! Even for a family with kids there’s enough to keep them entertained. I am looking forward to coming back again to Cranganor! Great job, guys!
If I were to have an option I would rate Cranganor 10 out of 5 . Its that good . We recently stayed at this gorgeous property for 2 nights and what can I say? There are two aspects to this beautiul place about which I will be talking .. One - the staff and Two - the property Let me begin with the staff .Starting from the time of arrival to the time of departure , the staff takes such good care of you and pampers you without being intrusive that you don't feel like leaving the place. Initially we had booked a pool side villa just so we could keep an eye on our two kids right from the verandah of the villa . Unfortunately the pool was supposed to be cleaned on the first day and was unusable . But to our pleasant surprise , we were upgraded to a villa with a bathtub just so my daughter would not get disappointed .The next day of course we were able to use the beautiful pool. The standard now on and now off smile on the face that we so often encounter in the regular 5 star hotels staff in the cities is replaced with a genuine broad smile on the Cranganor staff's face that warms your heart. I would like to especially mention Justin , Aashik and Sofia and two kitchen and housekeeping staff whose names I do not know , who took care of every small need , like when we wanted to purchase some local spices (it was procured for us ) or when we wanted to visit a local handmade soap factory ( it was arranged ). As to the beauty of the place I think photographs will not do justice to it .One has to visit the place to experience it . The broad river with flowing water and the fishermen going about on their boats , the various birds , the trees in the property , the lush lawn , one can go on and on . The villas also have been constructed in such a way that they are all interconnected to each other by a redoxide flooring broad strip which leads from the reception area .There are just 7 villas . 5 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor and all of them face the river. Our kids never wanted to leave the resort during the entire stay which was a big surprise for us as we have never seen them to be interested in resorts like this. For us that spoke volumes about this laid back small beautiful resort with big hearted staff. Looking forward to our next trip .…
I have no words for this place... . It was an amazing experience to stay here. The food, ambience, service, luxury everything is above standard. Thanks to the management and staff team. Special mention to Aashiq who was always there for any assistance.
A beautiful property, friendly staff and plenty of fun activities. This property on the banks of the Periyar is a fine example of Kerala Architecture. The design, aesthetics and the furniture work so well together to give a stately and colonial feel to the place. The staff is very helpful and the food was amazing.
On behalf of my parents who stayed at this property, I would like to extend my gratitude to the staff and management for a wonderful one week at Cranganor. They had real great time and the food was really incredible.