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Riverine Resort
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stayed with family on 15th august in house boat and our experience was truely awesome. Booked rooms but after reaching there since house boat was available we changed it to houseboat. Clean nice rooms, 5 star rated service with good food, what else is required. Staff was very much co-operative and that was best part. Loved the experience of staying there.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Visited this place in Feb, 17. Selected this place based our search on TripAdvisor and it's ratings. But let me tell you we were not at all disappointed when we entered this place. Situated alongside serene backwaters, this has a lovely view with amazing staff & food. But if u are expecting a five star accommodation, this not the place to be. The rooms are quite average, with all basic amenities & no WiFi. Sometimes u will locate ants moving inside the room. There is a small place to play badminton alongside the amazing view. If u want to have a different experience, then this place is highly recommended. Next time I visit alleppy, I am gonna stay here only. Amazing hospitality and mesmerising view. 9/10 for sure ☺️☺️

Stayed: February 2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The resort has a very nice location right on the backwaters. Unfortunately at the time of our stay the whole of the resort was empty. The resort is at an isolated place, which is good, if you are in a group or the resort is fully booked. The staff had been extra ordinary helpful, especially Me. Kiran.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this property in January. Stayed here for one night. It was difficult to kill time here.
It's a very affordable property. Budget property. They are not charging a lot which is a good part.They do give you a neat and clean room which is good for one night.

Staff : You will barely find any staff .
Looks like the guy at the reception also happens to be the guy who manages kitchen , bathrooms and so on. We happened to see only two people. Justin and Vineet.

Vineet is a sweet boy and he also happens to be a hotel management intern. Since morning till night he is the only guy seen to be up first in morning and last one to go to sleep too.

The manager appears to be arrogant and doesn't seem to be warm or hospitable. He has airs as if he has done quite a bit in maintaining the property.
All you will find is barely interested staff. Clearly very unwelcoming staff. Weeds growing everywhere . No maintenance in any way !!
Dirty washroom. Flush not working.
Dirty bucket and mug. No handshower.Dirty tables and dirty tablecloth in restaurant .

There are two separate eating areas. They call it restaurant. And expect you to eat near filthy pond like area adjacent to restaurant that has plants that you find in dirty ponds .
As soon as we checked in and we were still standing at the reception, Justin handed over the "xeroxed" one side printed menu card.
And he appeared to be more anxious about what we are gonna order for dinner.

It was still lunch time!

Never were we welcomed like that. But it appears to be the ritual in Alleppey

I say, Give me one good point to boast about you and I'll forget the other disappointments.

Sadly, none.

Room : Average. View is good from bed. A beautiful sketch hung on wall caught my attention. It's a kathakali sketch. Probably made by some budding artist.

No intercom. No toothpaste. No shampoo. No basic amenities in room.

Food: Bad. As bad as you can expect. I have never ever been so disappointed on any holiday.

Even when we told them that we would hv dinner at 9, they came at sharp 8.
We felt pressurised to have dinner at 8 so much that made us feel as if we were like an unwanted guest.

As if they wanted to get over this dinner thing asap so that they can close restaurant and get away from this "burden".
I saw Vineet and Justin working morning till evening. They were in kitchen, cooking, serving at restaurant and at reception too.
Multitasking. I saw Vineet was cleaning houseboat along with a helper.
Insects in open restaurant. Obvious.

Food was below average. Initially after serving, nobody came to ask for anything at all if we needed.
Felt as if they were escaping lest we asked for something else or more.
I had to go to the kitchen to ask for salad.
Salad did come.
Unfortunately when we had finished eating. It came in our room.
Fault of the management. There was one woman and a girl in kitchen. Along with these two guys. It's pathetic that even than they can't handle three guests at one go.
Only three rooms were occupied that night.
All three couples.

We took their houseboat for day tour and it was disappointing at a different level. One hour we stayed at the old church. One and half they took for lunch break.
And no good scenic beauty was seen on the route they took us.
Though the food served was fine.
And the guys at houseboat were very nice and respectful. I enjoyed chatting with them.

Not recommended.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

It was Christmas and we wanted to head to the Gods own Country. Shopped around for quite a while to land a deal but, since it was that season of the year, the prices quoted were exorbitant.

We were this close to dropping the plan for the Christmas holidays but stumbled on to the listing of Riverine Resorts. Am I glad we did, this is a calm serene resort abutting the backwaters and we were in for a peaceful time.

The resort is away from the hustle and bustle of Alleppey and since it is tucked away even from the roads (the nearest roadway is a 15 minute boat ride away), you are in for a special treat. We were relaxed, fishing by the backwaters, taking boat rides, basking in the sun, witnessing the nature at its best form. Kerala is truly a place to be and Riverine was a perfect match to enjoy the splendour of Kerala.

The food that was served was authentic and boy was it yum? We had a very good experience and is sure etched into our memories to cherish for years to come.

A special mention to Mr. Justin, he is the torchbearer of this place. He is a wonderful person, looking for opportunities to go the distance to serve us.

The resort if about 20 kms away from Alleppey by the place called Kanjipadam. You can take a bus from Alleppey towards Trivandrum and get down at TD medical college bus stop. Take a rikshaw (tuk-tuk) from there for Rs. 100 and a boat will be waiting to pick you up from Kanjipadam.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the backwaters, upgrade to a Deluxe room.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Riverine Resort

Address: Kanjipadam | Chempumpuram Post, Alappuzha 688505, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 181 Speciality Lodging in Alappuzha
Price Range: ₹ 2,507 - ₹ 4,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retreat - The resort is in a magnificent location along the main water route connecting Allepy with Kollam swaying palms, inland water canals flanked by lush green paddy fields and a pristine back water canal. Nestled in the midst of this magnificent surroundings are 10 villas built alongside the canal. The rooms have rustic surroundings and interiors which gives you a combination of tradition and comfort. Built with the sole purpose of providing soothing comfort to recharge your grey cellsWork and Play –If you still need to be connected to work, friends or family. Go wireless with our EXPRESS CONNECT broadband. Go fishing with the local fishermen for an experience of a lifetime. Watch the traditional methods of farming. Go Cycling,boating do all that you can, away from your day-day livesDine – Our flagship restaurant Kayal Kalavara not only churns out gastronomic delights like the local Meen Porichathu, Malabar Chicken curry imbibing flavors of God’s own country. Our eclectic all day dining menu also caters to various Indian and Global cuisines. All this in the backdrop of the serene backwaters and a charming landscape. ... more   less 
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