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Estuary Sarovar Portico, Poovar Island is a world class resort located at Poovar, near Trivandrum in the state of Kerala, India. The uniqueness starts from the natural setting - where a lake, river, sea and beach meet. True to the name in spirit and substance, its a four some island experience, one would cherish in all aspects.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Kids stay free
Car park
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Badminton
Bicycles available
Boating
Game room
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Light therapy
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil

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Grade: 61 out of 100
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anuj6117 wrote a review 6 Dec
Faridabad, India4 contributions3 helpful votes
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This hotel location and amenities are very good. Their restaurant services and it’s staff is excellent. Bur the experience with the reception and room service is pathetic. They even don’t listen the request properly and need to call multiple times for reminders. I stayed there and booked three rooms but experience with room services was not good.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Prachiaggarwal wrote a review 4 Dec
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As I sat back this morning (ie. post wedding) in front of the place where i took the vows, starting a new chapter of my life, trying to soak-in all the memories, joy and happiness from the 2-day event. I feel thankful to the whole staff of ESTUARY SAROVAR PORTICO, POOVAR. A wonderful team headed by AYIAPPAN Ji (GM of the hotel), a staff so dedicated and warm that they do everything possible under the sky to make sure none of the guest face any issues. All of them worked together as a unit along with us. Like any other event, we too face challenges at times. From some or other vendor. But all was sorted just because we had this amazing team working by our side. To summarize it - A North Indian wedding of 200 guests, mostly from Delhi and other parts of the world. Who were initially hesitant and only asked us - "why poovar? Why so far?" They all went back saying "We are going to cherish this wedding and this place forever." A property so serene and beautiful, A truly hidden gem 💎 in trivandrum. Thank you so much ESTUARY SAROVAR PORTICO,Trivandrum. You made my wedding more memorable. 💕
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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JASH VYAS wrote a review 3 Dec
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It was my first marriage anniversary and I choose to stay at Estuary Sarovar Portico Poovar Island I would like to thank Parvathy, Resturant Captain for her excellent service and asking guests about their needs and working very hard for the hotel, Mr.Ayyappan kutty the General Manager was so kind enough to ask us if we are in need of something and hope everything is fine with us that was very kind of him being the GM giving time for the guests and making sure everything is in motion Their staff is very hardworking one Mr.Arun from Resturant was always seen running and giving his best to serve the guests Hotel ambience is really nice, estuary view rooms are one of the best and the food here is delicious overall worth for money Sarovar Hotels is giving the best experience in Poovar Island I would like to suggest everyone to kindly visit this hotel once if you are planning to visit poovar island
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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navjeet s wrote a review Nov 2022
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We went to Portico Sarovar, Poovar Island, Kerala last week - which was basically one of the last destinations in our itinerary. Its a beautiful resort with all amenities you could think of cherishing during a vacation. People are super welcoming - be it the housekeeping, security, dining team, pool team, front office or the managers. Everyone greets you with a wide smile that can easily make your day. You get to see an amazing view of sun going down the Arabian Sea without the need of travelling to any nearby beach (but as beautiful). They also provide a free boat ride from the Estuary to the beach for the guests & an "on-the-house" evening snacks everyday (which is unusual). We happened to have met the GM Mr. Ayyappn Kutti during one of our strolls around the resort who was kind enough to give us tips on how to better our itinerary next time we visit South. He also made sure that we were enjoying our stay. The review would be incomplete without mentioning Immanuel (from the restaurant staff) - this guy made sure we had absolutely amazing dining experience every time we visited the resort's restaurant. He's one dedicated & humble employee I must say. Jerin from the housekeeping staff was also very sweet & engaging - he helped me plan a surprise for my spouse for our anniversary dinner (that was really uncalled for, but sweet gestures like these for me go right on to the top shelf of hospitality). The anniversary dinner was accented by a sumptuous cheese cake (courtesy the executive chef, whom I requested just an hour before - this was really a customer centric gesture from him). All in all it was a lovely experience staying here & kudos to the team you have assembled. We even cancelled our day excursion to Kanyakumari as we preferred enjoying & chilling in the resort vibes. Truly 5 star experience! Thanks for making our stay at Poovar memorable!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just go for it, if you're looking for a peaceful, picturesque, relaxing & warm stay!
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491harshits wrote a review Nov 2022
Mumbai, India89 contributions9 helpful votes
I was at the resort from 17th to 19th november on my 1st kerala visit. The resort has a very good view and ambience with lots of greenery, direct access to beach (via boat) and awesome restaurant service. A special mention and thanks to Ms. Parvathi, the restuarant manager who arranged a variety of jain options for us for breakfast. However, the resort needs to improve a lot on customer service. Rules are more like a dharamshala or a school, with fixed, unaccomodative and illogical timings for almost everything, esp. the boat to and from the beach. The boat timings are 8-11am and 3-5pm (one normally would travel to the beach around 5 for the sunset, but no option here), i was stranded at the beach around 12pm but the resort staff wouldn't come pick me up from the beach as the boat timings were over at 11am. Does the staff and management expect a guest to remain at the beach in the heat from 11am to 3pm till boat services resume? On asking the boat operator, he mentioned that he doesnt get permission from the management to pick us up. A very very bad experience here. Apart from this, there are timings for hot water, very frequent and abrupt power failures (need to be very careful with charging electronic devices) and very very slow housekeeping services. I had to call the front desk four times for getting my TV working (although this wasnt completely done till the time of checkout, could view only malayali channels and no english channels (since these were 'out of subscription', urge the resort better not provide TV itself in the room since there is no use for outside state guests), three calls to fix a plumbing issue in the washroom, however they Will be sure to call you multiple times during your checkout time to vacate the room. Although i appreciate Reju Sebastian, the onsite manager and Mr. Jovin V., executive housekeeping manager who came forward to discuss my issues and offered help to make sure these werent repeated, but the damage was already done. Lastly, i would recommend Everyone to consider the nearby club mahindra poovar resort over estuary Till the overall customer service improves here. Not a welcoming experience.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ayyappan Kutty, General Manager at Estuary Sarovar Portico
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Estuary Sarovar Portico. Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Estuary Sarovar Portico and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I was very concerned to read and hear your comments which reflect dissatisfaction about your stay in our property. On behalf of the entire staff and Management, I would like to sincerely apologize for this bad experience. As hoteliers, our mission is to provide high quality services to our guests in order to ensure their satisfaction. I am grateful for your comments as such information enables me to continually monitor and improve the service we are offering. We do pride ourselves on our high standard of service and I do sincerely hope you will not judge us solely on the basis of this particular experience. I have taken note of your comments and shared with the concerned department for review and to adopt corrective measures regarding our overall services. Your satisfaction and well-being is of most importance to us. Hospitality is one of our values and we are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. I would be happy to discuss your experience and review your feedback to ensure we improve. Sincerely, Ayyappankutty General Manager
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Bharatbhai jhaveri wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a pleasant stay at the Resort. But most importantly we would like to appreciate all the efforts taken by one of the staff members named Parvathi. She treated us like parents also lent her saree to my wife for a temple visit. She took care of our buggy requirements, she was a very very good host. Got the best food made for us and paid special attention while we enjoyed our meals. God bless her.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ayyappan Kutty, General Manager at Estuary Sarovar Portico
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Estuary Sarovar Portico Thank you very much for choosing Estuary Sarovar Portico and taking the time to share your experience with such a lovely review. We make every effort to ensure your visit is a truly inspired one and we are delighted that we have been successful in achieving this during your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the services and offerings during your time with us. Your kind words of encouragement have been shared with our entire team and they are thrilled to receive this recognition of their hard work. On behalf of the entire team of Estuary Sarovar Portico, I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay Inspired! Best Regards, Ayyappankutty General Manager
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Prad85 wrote a review Nov 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India21 contributions16 helpful votes
We have spent couple of days here during October end. I must say it was a very pleasant stay amongst scenic beauty. It will blow your mind. Special thanks to Immanuel. He greeted and looked after every small detail whenever we visited restaurant. He also arranged a very good surprise birthday celebration for my kid. The back water ride from the hotel is also good , no need to book from outside.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Try to book estuary view rooms. Views are awesome!!
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Response from Ayyappan Kutty, General Manager at Estuary Sarovar Portico
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Estuary Sarovar Portico Thank you very much for choosing Estuary Sarovar Portico and taking the time to share your experience with such a lovely review. We make every effort to ensure your visit is a truly inspired one and we are delighted that we have been successful in achieving this during your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the services and offerings during your time with us. Your kind words of encouragement have been shared with our entire team and they are thrilled to receive this recognition of their hard work. On behalf of the entire team of Estuary Sarovar Portico, I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay Inspired! Best Regards, Ayyappankutty General Manager
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DR FAIZAL CP wrote a review Nov 2022
Kannur District, India50 contributions28 helpful votes
36 of our batchmates had a get together at sarovar portico. The check in was not smooth at all. Some rooms were allotted at 4pm insted of check in time at 2pm . The cottages are spacious and clean and food quality is also good with large spreads. There is a lot to walk in this property. The management should think of having small electric vehicles to commute from various places inside the resort, especially from reception area to the rooms and restaurant. The serene and Picturesque surroundings adds to the stay. This resort is about 1 hour drive from the airport / railway station.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ayyappan Kutty, General Manager at Estuary Sarovar Portico
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Estuary Sarovar Portico. Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Estuary Sarovar Portico and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I was very concerned to read and hear your comments which reflect dissatisfaction about your stay in our property. On behalf of the entire staff and Management, I would like to sincerely apologize for this bad experience. As hoteliers, our mission is to provide high quality services to our guests in order to ensure their satisfaction. I am grateful for your comments as such information enables me to continually monitor and improve the service we are offering. We do pride ourselves on our high standard of service and I do sincerely hope you will not judge us solely on the basis of this particular experience. I have taken note of your comments and shared with the concerned department for review and to adopt corrective measures regarding our overall services. Your satisfaction and well-being is of most importance to us. Hospitality is one of our values and we are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. I would be happy to discuss your experience and review your feedback to ensure we improve. Sincerely, Ayyappankutty General Manager
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Aayush wrote a review Nov 2022
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Very excellent service and very happy with the hospitality thankyou especially these people Aheesh,Parvathy,Arun,Immanuvel. Wonderful experience and very cooperative people and staff members. Made the event successful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ayyappan Kutty, General Manager at Estuary Sarovar Portico
Responded 3 weeks ago
Warm Greetings from Estuary Sarovar Portico Thank you very much for choosing Estuary Sarovar Portico and taking the time to share your experience with such a lovely review. We make every effort to ensure your visit is a truly inspired one and we are delighted that we have been successful in achieving this during your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the services and offerings during your time with us. Your kind words of encouragement have been shared with our entire team and they are thrilled to receive this recognition of their hard work. On behalf of the entire team of Estuary Sarovar Portico, I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay Inspired! Best Regards, Ayyappankutty General Manager
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Moores Road wrote a review Nov 2022
Chennai (Madras), India436 contributions207 helpful votes
Great location. Can be reached by road so no delays due need for boatride to reach the resort. Access to beach by boat. The landscaping is beautiful, immaculate and worth spending time to observe. The rooms are well designed with pleasant decor but some renovation needed. Only problem is with the junior staff who are not well trained. We needed an hour and 3 calls to get some toiletries. The Ayurveda therapist gave an appointment at 9 am but never showed up. We asked for a coffee without sugar but got one which was mostly milk. Patience was needed to get things right. Some young staff do not know English and seem unaware of details. We found two exceptional staff, Parvathi in the restaurant who is amazing with service and politeness, and Saleem of the Concierge, who is so welcoming and caring. Gave 5 stars rating just for them. The manager was understanding and took feedback well so hoping things will improve soon.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Some rooms are quieter than others near the waterfront. 107 was great
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Response from Ayyappan Kutty, General Manager at Estuary Sarovar Portico
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Estuary Sarovar Portico. Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Estuary Sarovar Portico and for taking the time to write to us. We greatly appreciate any comments made by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I was very concerned to read and hear your comments which reflect dissatisfaction about your stay in our property. On behalf of the entire staff and Management, I would like to sincerely apologize for this bad experience. As hoteliers, our mission is to provide high quality services to our guests in order to ensure their satisfaction. I am grateful for your comments as such information enables me to continually monitor and improve the service we are offering. We do pride ourselves on our high standard of service and I do sincerely hope you will not judge us solely on the basis of this particular experience. I have taken note of your comments and shared with the concerned department for review and to adopt corrective measures regarding our overall services. Your satisfaction and well-being is of most importance to us. Hospitality is one of our values and we are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. I would be happy to discuss your experience and review your feedback to ensure we improve. Sincerely, Ayyappankutty General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$65 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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estuary island hotel thiruvananthapuram (trivandrum), estuary island puvar
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictPoovar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
109
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Frequently Asked Questions about Estuary Sarovar Portico
Which popular attractions are close to Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Nearby attractions include Poovar Island (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiffins, Samudra Floating Restaurant, and Ripples.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Estuary Sarovar Portico have airport transportation?
Yes, Estuary Sarovar Portico offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Estuary Sarovar Portico?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Estuary Sarovar Portico offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.