The Vembanad Lake area has several 5 star resorts where the tranquility of the water can be fully enjoyed, but at a high price. How pleased I was then, to find that Paradise beach also gives a lake view, and even a canal outside each of the twelve bungalows, at an affordable price. The problem is that there is no effort here to encourage relaxation at this resort The accomodation is clean and bathrooms are excellent, and there is even a fridge, though very old and rusty! (Electricity only works when door key installed!). The restaurant was empty, staff sitting about, even though the windows were very dirty and the floor uncleaned. I did not feel inclined to eat there. The grounds were sparse and dry, they could be green and lush with planting and hanging foliage an the sides of the canals, and kept irrigated easily with a recycled system. The pool area and patio was again, poorly kept with broken tiles and uneven surfaces; in need of very little re-vamping to make it attractive enough to relax and enjoy the lake. The red (faded) plastic chairs mentioned in a previous review were still there (Are you taking any notice of your customers?) throw them away, get some quality sunbeds, umbrellas, lay a patio near the pool and offer some service! This resort has 5 star location, 3 star bungalows, but one star management and restaurant; it could be a really wonderful boutique hotel, the owners are wasting all its potential. We booked the houseboat the following night, which was lovely. The resort felt merely a convenient sleep-over, yet it could have been a very special combined package.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kerala, the most beautiful state of India,offers unique opportunity to experience breathtakingly beautiful backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons,lovely lakes and canals.The most predominant way to experience the Kerala backwaters is Kerala houseboats in Alleppey (Kettuvalloms).Take a leisurely journey along Kerala backwater on luxurious Allepey houseboats .Have opportunity to reside at Kerala boat Houses floating over beautiful Alleppey and Kumarakom backwaters. Houseboats are also very popular among honeymooner as they provide sheer verdant green surrounding and exceptional natural beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Kumarakom
- Paradise Resorts Kumarakom, Kerala