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Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

A smallish 3 acre well kept property with comfortable cottages by Punnamada lake, with very hospitable staff that make you feel at home.

As you enyer the property, you get a sense of the balance and harmony Palmgrove Lake resort manages to maintain with nature - the grounds and lawns are very neatly maintained without overly manicured to feel out of place with the natural serenity. The typical Kerala style architecture cottages are spaced out with an abundance of natural greenery Kerala is blessed with. The waterway lining the property can get a little busy with passing houseboats and shikaras, but being a speed regulated area, does not disturb the calm settings.

Mr. Philip, the owner of the property personally oversees the operations and was very direct and forthright. He and the front office ma ager Bipin personally made sure all our requirements were met, not just inside the resort, but also arranging for a very well maintained Shikara for our 2 hour lake cruise at reasonable rate ( felt like we were going in a Merc, compared to many rundown Shikaras we came across during the cruise). They also arranged for a cab with the driver doubling up as local guide for a day out in Alleppey town, and the nearby pristine white sands beach.

Given this was a smaller property, we had to order food few hours ahead from the rather limited menu, but Oh boy, each one of those authentic Kerala dishes were so mouthwateringly delicious. The " Karimeen Pollichathu", Chicken roast, fish curry all were so yummy that we ordered and went back there for dinner even after checking out that afternoon.

Highly recommend the suites as opposed to the marginally cheaper rooms not just for their larger size, but they are the ones in prime location by the waterfront, with a nice verandah and comfortable chairs where you can just sit and relax for hours watching the houseboats and shikaras pass by.

They don't have a bar or serve alcohol there, so those who need that kind of fun have to drive out to nearby Ramada which has a bar at the rooftop offering stunning views of the backwaters. While Palmgrove Lake resort does not have a swimming pool or bar or much of outdoor games, it makes up for those by the calm, idyllic settings with a friendly staff, clean and comfortable cottages, awesome food, and let's you become feel at unity with nature and you can literally feel all your stress melt away and the busy life you have feel so far away.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank SureshSurapalanNair
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Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

With two infants we felt we are at home. Philip, the owner has given this resort a personal touch, takes care of guests like his own family. Food is freshly prepared & organic. A very well maintained, neat & clean resort.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 146nitins
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

We stayed at Palmgrove Lake Resort for a night. We loved everything about this place. It is located right on the banks of Punnamada lake. It was very relaxing to watch the house boats pass by. Only downside was the blaring music played in the nearby village early in the morning. So we missed our peaceful early morning walk. Room was clean and very well maintained. Food was excellent. Resort caretakers were very courteous and friendly. The resort management arranged for shikara boat ride on request. The boat ride on the lake was the highlight of our entire trip. We owe our special thanks to the resort manager Mr.Bipin and the boat operator Mr.Sharath.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

We booked 2 rooms, (independent cottages, garden view) from 17th to 21st Dec 2019. Fantastic location: Restaurant with lawn faces the backwaters with private jetty to board. All cottages surrounded by palm tress, fruit trees and lovely greenery, a very soothing sight and ideal for just relaxing and de-stressing from city life as you sit amidst the greenery on the benches, or hammock and see the houseboats gliding by. Organic farming has been started to give fresh vegetables for the kitchen. Extremely friendly and courteous staff led upfront by the owner Philip and his great team, notably Bipin at the front desk and the ever smiling staff at the restaurant. Tasty local cuisine including fabulous fish preparations. The staff went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. Made transport arrangements for local sightseeing. Would love to go again. Sumit Sinha

Room tip: Choose cottages which are facing the backwaters.
Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank _pnbe54
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

We had a 2 days stay at this place and trust me when I say it was one of the hardest goodbye! The scenic beauty, the backwater view from the cottages, the plantations were pure beauty. The food and the service was amazing and the staff was very supporting. The cottage rooms and services were amazing no less than a 4 star hotel!

Thank You Palmgrove Lake Resort!

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank SumeghAnglekar
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