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“Awesome Apsara Luxury Yacht@ the Park on Vembanad Lake Kerala”

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The Park on Vembanad Lake
Ranked #41 of 70 Hotels in Alappuzha
Reviewed 16 May 2012

I cannot say enough good things about the Apsara boat and the affiliated Park Vembanad Hotel and facilities. I will be returning in November for my third three night stay on the Apsara. I am a relatively new but frequent holiday traveler to India. This upcoming trip will be #8 since October 2009, and I generally stay at Oberoi or Taj properties. But after a good bit of research, I decided to give the Apsara a try rather than the Oberoi boat (which docks less than a km from the Park). What an outstanding choice in hindsight! The staterooms on the Apsara are spectacular, large (actually huge for a boat), and fully modern with great views, a/c, satellite tv, wifi, mini bar fridge, lots of storage room, etc. Good bathroom as well. I think there are 8 total rooms on the boat. The common facilities on the boat are also great, including open air (but very private) massage rooms, shaded cruising deck, large dining area on board, as well as a restuarant on shore. Also on shore, where you dock every evening, there is a great pool, and also lots of places to walk, see the spice markets, etc. The food is the best I've had anywhere in India, perhaps because I love Kerala food, but the chef can cook anything, whether northern or traditional Indian, continental. Always good. The staff is perhaps the best part of the whole experience! They are highly professional and also a lot of fun and interesting. Mr. Karthik Gurudev has provided outstanding and creative, intelligent service on each of my prior trips, and Mr. Amose James is also wonderful. And of course the captain, who definitely knows this boat and the lake extremely well. Any review of the Apsara would not be complete without mentioning the location itself, Kerala and Vembanad Lake. It is one of the most peaceful, tranquil, relaxing places in India and, actually, the world that I have experienced so far in life. As far as the Park Hotel, I have not stayed in the hotel rooms, but have taken a look at them and they are very comfortable. The pool area and restaurant are all common to both the boat and hotel, and trips on the boat can be arranged. A true tropical oasis in India. Easy to get there, at least by air. Fly into Kochi airport and then a relatively short (90 minutes average) but most interesting drive.

Room Tip: On Apsara, there are 6 rooms on the upper deck and two on the lower deck. All rooms are identical...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

The entire TPVL & Apsara family are looking forward to welcoming you back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Truly Amazing and fantastic location to spend the weekends with family & friends, especially for the peace and nature lovers. The resort, though have made ultra-modern facilities, has kept the nature intact and maintains our privacy, indoor and out door too. The days and nights just vanish too fast at this heaven on earth and our kids were not ready to leave the resort. The crew and the Director Operations :Mr.BINU- were really cordial and their services were excellent. Food is very good. Chef is remarkable. Will recommend those who love to remain out of this world for a few days, to visit the park on vembanad lake and come back to recharge your energy.
Suresh Ranka, Chennai.

Room Tip: The speciallity of this resort is that all the ten rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

We spent one night on this beautiful property and it was quiet and relaxing. The place is done up very well and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a short break to enjoy some quiet as well as the beauty of the Vembanad Lake, this is a good choice! I think being a fairly new property, there are some things that are yet to come together, but nothing that I can complain about.

Room Tip: We booked the Luxury Lake View instead of the Deluxe Lake View but there is absolutely no difference...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

I would totally recommend this place to anyone who need a peaceful stay and relaxation rather than much of activities.... the staff members are very kind and helpful... we got a wonderful room by complimentary upgradation and a very very tasty breakfast....Room service of the food was very neatly packed........thanks to the entire crew and chef.... we would love to come back soon.....

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Totally recommend this hotel for any one in need of deep relaxation.
Fantastic rooms, fantastic location and the nicest most helpful staff you will ever encounter

Room Tip: Go for a lakeside view room
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank JKM719
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TPVL, General Manager at The Park on Vembanad Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park on Vembanad Lake & M V Apsara. We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us.
Your positive comments regarding the resort and staff services are warmly received.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back at The Park Hotels for yet another memorable stay.

Regards,

Binu K N

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Additional Information about The Park on Vembanad Lake

Address: Puthenangadi, Muhamma Panchayat, Alappuzha 688525, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range: ₹ 6,000 - ₹ 30,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Park on Vembanad Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park on Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom West, Kerala Backwaters is the sophisticated docking station for the Apsara. With a total of ten luxury rooms and a deluxe room lake view room, the resort exudes elegance and style.The Resort offer very private stay offer complete serenity.In food we offer traditional Kerala cuisine along with complete range of Indian and International gourmet to choose from.Aura Spa keeps one relaxed and helps in rejuvenation.The M.V.Apsara Built on two levels, the Apsara consists of eight rooms, a crew cabin, a galley, saloon and dining area, a sundeck and a picturesque forward seating area. The interiors of this luxury cruiser have been designed keeping in mind the luxury and comfort that the well-heeled tourists and leisure travelers require.Apsara Backwaters Cruiser offers contemporary and modern amenities offering inspiring design, innovative dining, sensuous entertainment, instant connectivity and edgy art. The onshore gym and the tented spa offer Ayurvedic and international treatments.The dining area and salon, situated on level 1, with their grand décor create an ambience of luxury. The corner sofas with cushions and tables on level 2 provide ample space for guests to sit back and enjoy the panoramic view of the backwaters. The impeccable services extended to the guests combined with the enhanced display of sophistication makes the voyage memorable.Enjoy this unmatched abode in a perfect eco-setting - a pleasant escape to the lap of nature. ... more   less 
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