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Our Land Island Backwater Resort

Chempupuram Punnapra, Alappuzha 688004 India
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#4 of 228 Speciality lodging in Alappuzha
Ourland Island Backwater Resort is the Winner of First ever Kerala State Tourism Award (announced AUG 2015) for the Best Practices in the field of Responsible Tourism.. Every once in a while, when the hectic pace of city life overwhelms you and the chaos of the urban crush threatens to consume you, it's always wise to retreat into some much-needed solitude. Tucked away in the backwaters of Kerala is Our Land, a panacea for the soul. An island getaway from the rigmarole of daily life, Our Land sits in an island of tranquility to the south of Alappuzha, surrounded by green paddy fields fringed with coconut palm, bamboos and banana trees that stretch as far as the eye can see. In the lap of nature, Our Land has stayed true to its roots and blends in perfectly with the rustic landscape that surrounds it for miles. The resort's modern amenities unobtrusively attend to the comforts of guests and do not compromise on the hotel's natural ambiance and pursuit to ensure that its carbon footprint on the environment is minimized. Our Land invites guests and divulges secrets - this hideaway island was a one-time den of a fierce bandit immortalized by the locals as a Robin Hood! During your stay here you can unravel the secrets of this one-time bandit hideaway and ensconce yourself in its warm and welcoming world.Hearty welcome to Our Land...
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Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
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English, Hindi
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Radhika wrote a review Feb 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited ourlander island resort during January 2021. We stayed for 2 nights. The cottages are serene with essential and no cluttering amenities. Bathrooms and rooms were very clean. Mr. Ratheesh took us for a bird watching walk to the farm lands around the island for about an hour. It was very educational to know the culture, the flora and fauna and the birds in the island. He also took us on a ride in the small boat rowing around the canals that went through the villages. The water flows between pamba and the kumarakam backwaters and changes direction periodically. hence it is not a fresh water habitat completely and also not a brakish water. We had a very traditional home cooked meals by Mr.Ratheesh's family. Due to the extra precautions due to Corona, Mr. Ratheesh had shifted his home to the resort keeping the resort isolated from the outside. The idea of providing individual dining at the courtyard of the cottage was very safe and made meal time a joy looking at the waters. The cottages are all facing the river and have good views. We got to eat the native mussels, karimeen pozhichathu(steamed) along with traditional kerala dish suchas kappai, puttu, appam, kadalai kurry etc. Good quality food at the right amount. If you are planning an after COVID refresher trip to Kerala, you will enjoy this property. The cost has been kept reasonably low with best efforts of nature enthusiast Mr. Ratheesh by strictly sticking to the local products and the local labours. You will be happy to have enjoyed kerala without causing any impact on the land and the village. . The trip was value for money. Due to only a few cottages in the island you get very good privacy. The river is about 30 feet deep. We dared to take a dip by the shore. Only negative was that the mosquitoes reached the courtyard on the second night, though the rooms were sparred..Since we were not using any mosquito repellent or cream we could not sit outside late night. The room freshner could have been used on the second day too to drive them away. Overall it was a wonderful experience, wanting to visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are facing the water.
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supreme_ruler1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom80 contributions35 helpful votes
We enjoyed being able to watch all the houseboats pass by from our great viewpoint in the treehouse - this seemed a much better option than actually being on one of the houseboats! Friendly staff and Ratheesh the manager is very knowledgeable about the bird life. We enjoyed the early morning village walk with him as well as the sunset canoe trip with lovely guy whose name I've sadly forgotten (he also met our taxi at the start and took us back at the end.) Food was very good throughout. One day we took the local ferry from the nearest landing point and enjoyed our meandering (and extremely economical) boat trip into Allappuzha - although after a very short time there we decided to come back to the peace and calm of Our Land! Sunrise here was also stunning. PS we followed a good tip in other reviews and asked the taxi driver to make a detour so that we could pick up some beer at the government beer shop on our way from the station, which the resort put into the fridge for us.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Treehouse is fun with good view of river. Its balcony area is well shaded - if you want to be in...
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Response from sreekumaramenon, Managing Director at Our Land Island Backwater Resort
Responded 8 Mar 2020
I'm thrilled to read this wonderful review. This is definitely another motivation for us to maintain the delight of our visitors who enjoy the beauty of nature and life just as much as we do.
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fozjon wrote a review Feb 2020
Patna, India1,300 contributions378 helpful votes
this is a great resort. Staff were very helpful and friendly...it felt like family. We had a cottage right on the backwaters so saw many of the boats go by. Although we didn't get to go on one of the houseboats, we were only there overnight, staff showed us their houseboat. And, we had a great motorized canoe trip on the backwater, so got the idea of what that is. Food was good, room was comfortable, the shower was warm....
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Erythrea wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris, France206 contributions97 helpful votes
I was there for 2 nights. Access by canoë. Nice surroundings.Cottages are ok. But : very poor service (rooms not tidied daily, you have to go and fetch drinking water, no early morning tea, very few explanations as to the organisation of the place/the room,...) Eco friendliness seems more greenwashing than reality (air conditionning,..) Meals : indian style. No fruits except bananas.Breakfast : fruit juice and indian omelette and toasts available. Quantity ok. Activities : canooing, early morning promenade around paddy fields for birds watching,.. Room in tree to be avoided. Re : pictures
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from sreekumaramenon, Managing Director at Our Land Island Backwater Resort
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Erythrea, Thankyou for staying us and for your review. We have kept a booklet in the room which provides complete details about the organization of the place, the rooms, the activities etc and the same is available on the website. Room Survice: The room will not even have a single speck of dust, we always keep the rooms clean and neat. The bed is always kept clean and fresh. We give services on alternate days but under request we can provide for it everyday. Bed-Tea : We believe in the concept of giving freedom and privacy to our guests. Hence, this enables the guests to come to the reception anytime to order for tea/coffee according to their preference of time. Greenary: I would humbly disagree upon the part where you said we are greenwashing the land. The resort is full of tropical trees which were naturally growing there and some which we have planted since more than 2 decades ago, you can find rare migratory birds and many other species. You will rarely spot non-indeginous plants as we are against it. However, we have set up air conditioning because the district falls under a humid climate and needs AC for the curent climatic situation, this does not come under greenwashing or faking a green ecosystem. Meals: We provide Indian style meals made from fresh and organic ingredients. We do NOT use a deep freezer to keep cooked food. This makes sure that the food served is always hot from the stove. The fruit juices are freshly squeezed and is usually pineapple juice. We serve the most fresh and organic fruits among all and this is why we served you bananas during your stay. Tree House: Our Tree House is an experience and is the most highly demanded of all rooms with frequent visitors. It is a place which will leave you wanting for more.
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Michal S wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions19 helpful votes
We loved this place! After the noise and pollution of other cities, arriving at the island and being taken by canoe to our treehouse was great! the staff are very friendly and make your stay a pleasure. The food was delicious! We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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US$86 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictAlappuzha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Land Island Backwater Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Our Land Island Backwater Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple (6.5 km), Alappuzha Lighthouse (7.9 km), and Revi Karunakaran Museum (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Our Land Island Backwater Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Our Land Island Backwater Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Our Land Island Backwater Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Halais Restaurant, Brews and Burgers Bistro, and Thaff Restaurant.
Does Our Land Island Backwater Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Our Land Island Backwater Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Our Land Island Backwater Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Our Land Island Backwater Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.