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Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Alappuzha
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good and beautiful heritage resort but away from main Allepey backwaters. Staff is excellent. They helped us get a good boat house deal for our day trip and helped arranging cab for Munnar at good rates. Very helpful front office staff.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I had been here on 3rd Jan 2017.
Resort: Well maintained and clean property against the backdrop of back waters. It has traditional look.
Resort has fishing pond. You can enjoy paddle boats. There is 3 hour boat ride to nearest beach all arranged by resort.
Rooms: spacious,neat and clean. All rooms had good front view.
Room had instant geyser, AC, TV with dish setup box. King size bed, cupboard dressing and 2 chair tea set. Linen and towels clean.
Staff: they were friendly and helpful.
Food: There is dinner buffet and alcarte options for veg and non-veg.On our visit alcarte was not available but had to choose dish from buffet menu.
Overall nice experience and would recommend and come back.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank mdua18
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Visited this place in the 2nd week of December. It's around 30 kms from Ernakulam North (Town) Railway station and around 50 kms from the Cochin airport. This place is surrounded by Canals on all sides, so you would have to take a boat to get to the resort (a short ride - couple of mins). We really liked the warm welcome upon arriving and the great service of the hotel staff. Throughout our stay, we always found them to be very helpful. A special shout-out to the resort managers George and Renji for giving this place the personal touch that's missing from most of the other big places.
The rooms are spacious and clean. We stayed in the new wing which I feel is nicer as the rooms are more bright. And these rooms have balconies which open onto the water. The bathrooms are well maintained (a Dryer was a nice touch much appreciated by the missus).
The food can be hit and miss depending on what you order. We stuck to authentic Kerala cuisine and some of them we liked and some of them not so much. Try the Kondai lip special Chicken which really goes well with beer.
The boat trip arranged by the resort was nice but the beach was a little underwhelming. The resort has their own paddle boats which you can ride any time and that was very good. They also have fishing rods which you can borrow.
Overall, if you are looking for a relaxing place away from the din and bustle of Alleppey or just want a stay-over before embarking on the great houseboat trip, this place is highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

A great concept resort built on backwater island, the property is beautifully maintained. Rooms are large, clean and well furnished. The restaurant offers limited cuisine with average quality food. Finding the resort is difficult if you don't have your own vehicle.I would recommend to spend one night here.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

We Visited Kondai lip during the 2nd week of November . It takes approximately 2 hours from cochin airport to the resort. Once you reach the resort we need to take a boat ride (2 minutes) to cross the small river to reach the resort.

Resort is in a beautiful location surrounded by back waters and full of lush greenery.

Most of the rooms are lake facing and maintained very well. I highly recommend the new superior rooms on the other end of the resort( if you are looking for ultimate privacy and closer view of the backwaters).

Being sea food lovers, we tried all the seafood varieties that was available. They were very tasty and the prices were reasonable.

Best part of the resort is the location and serenity . This place is ideal for honeymooners or people who like to relax.

Resort also provides the fishing gears if you like fishing. We were succeeded in catching 6 local fish ( pearlspot ) which they cooked for us during the lunch ( with a price ).

Overall good break from busy city life.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort

Address: Karumanchery Holiday Resorts Pvt Ltd | Ezhupunna South PO, Alappuzha 688537, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Alappuzha
#3 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range: ₹ 4,731 - ₹ 10,564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turn off the highway to Alleppey, onto a narrower road that winds its way through sleepy hamlets, going past prawn and shrimp farms and submerged fields of paddy. You gradually begin to feel the overwhelming presence of water. At times in the course of the journey it seems that for an instant one has dropped below the waterline. "Kondai Lip" Set amidst palms and lush tropical vegetation, traditional air conditioned cottages with canal facing sit outs, built with laterite and wood, elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern amenities. Just 55 km from Cochin International Airport and 18 kms towards Fort Cochin.Having its own Ayur health care Centre with Green Leaf accreditation. ... more   less 
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