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Hotels in Kerala- Alleppey

The most important tourist attraction in Alleppey is the leisurely boatcruise through the stretch of backwaters fringed by coconut palms. Alleppey, one of the exotic sites of backwater tourism in the state of Kerala is better known as the "Venice of the East" for its labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers crisscrossing it. This tiny town in Kerala attracts tourists especially during the time of the annual boat race. For tourists Alleppey is the pivotal point for boat cruises into Kerala's famed backwaters and the state's lush rice bowl, Kuttanad. The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey give one a firsthand experience of the simple life style of the people which is a far cry from the bustle and ratrace of people in the cities in India.

Kayaloram Lake Resort
Kayaloram-Lake-Resort

Location

Kayaloram is about 100kms (2 hours drive) from the Cochin airport. Lake-facing resort.


One of the first resorts to be built in the backwaters, the Kayaloram is built in one of the most scenic spots on the western side of the Vembanad Lake. The resort gives you an intimate feel of the backwaters. Taking a boat-ride from the Kayaloram on the resort's rice barge and drifting along the Vembanad backwaters is an exhilarating experience. Built like the 'Tharavads' (ancestral homes), the accommodation has been painstakingly re-assembled from the original, using only wood, bricks and tiles based on original Kerala architecture

Restaurant:

Multi cuisine restaurant offering Kerala and continental cuisine.

Facilities:

Swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, canoeing, fresh water swimming, backwater rides, sightseeing excursions.

Accommodation:

The resort offers 12 cottages of different sizes built in traditional Kerala style.


Keraleeyam Heritage Home And Ayurvedic Resort
Keraleeyam-Heritage-Home-And-Ayurvedic-Resort

Location

15kms (20 minutes drive) from Calicut airport.


Located near Alleppey this is the perfect setting for an ideal holiday which is made all the more perfect if you are also looking to undergo Ayurveda treatment. Keraleeyam brings you the ambience of a traditional Kerala home, which also has a panoramic water frontage. So while you experience the magical touch of Ayurve daunder the guidance of qualified Ayurveda physicians at Keralyeeam you can also enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the location. Guests can also have the opportunity to engage in a large number of activities to include taking a cruise along the backwaters and going on elephant rides.

Restaurant:

Restaurant offering traditional Kerala cuisine along with Chinese and continental.

Facilities:

Yoga centre, houseboat, open-air theatre. Nearby activities including elephant rides, temple visits, biking, village visits and walking trails.

Accommodation:

5 heritage-style cottages based on Kerala architecture. Location: 80kms (2 hours drive) from Cochin airport.



Marari Beach Resort
Marari-Beach-Resort

Location

25kms (30 minutes drive) from Calicut airport.


The Marari Beach Resort is located between Cochin and Alleppey and is rated as one of the finest beach resorts in Kerala. Set in 25 acres of coconut palm groves leading down to the vast expanse of a white sand beach, it offers you seclusion and peace in the most verdant settings.Set in the fishermen's village of Mararikulam, the resort's architecture is designed to blend into the lifestyle of the locals. Combining the best of western comforts, the cottages are designed as fishermen's huts bringing the ambience of the village into the resort.

All that separates the resort from the sea are rows of verdant coconut palms.There are a mere 50 cottages, so the sense of space here is much more dramatic. The cottages are separated by generous stretches of open parkland, dotted with fruit-laden trees. The winding village pathways are a faithful echo of the originals.Rambling walls curve around corners, their rust-coloured stones smothered with trumpetflowers. Completing the picture are the rippling lotus ponds.

Facilities:

Ayurveda centre, swimming pools, mphitheatre, tennis court, cycling tours of the village, beach volleyball, indoor games and cookery demonstrations.



Peace Cottage
Peace-Cottage

Location

71 kms (1.5 hour drive) from the Cochin International airport.


Peace Cottage is a unique institution, which is fully focused and committed to initiate, improve and sustain the total well-being of  person and promotes holistic living. Sandwiched between the magnificent Vembanad lake and the Arabian Sea this Yoga Centre is located in very serene surroundings and offers a clean and healthy environment. Peace Cottage combines the most effective natural methods like Yoga, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Sidha, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and other healing therapies in its offerings.

Restaurant:

In-house kitchen that offers organic food. Facilities: Yoga centre, training on holistic living, detox & rejuvenation, advanced yoga classes.

Accommodation:

4 spacious Air conditioned rooms.



Raheems Residency
Raheems-Residency

Location

110kms (2.5 hours drive) from Cochin International Airport.


Situated across a quiet road from the undiscovered Alleppey Beach the Raaheems Residency is a throw-back to the days of the Raj, mixing style and substance to give you a great environment. Majestic arched windows flood the house with light whilst retaining the elegance that gives you a feeling of authenticity. Inside, you'll find terracotta floors, shuttered windows, covered terraces and fine Indian furniture. Enjoy sitting on the back verandah in planter's chairs beside the swimming pool located in its own private courtyard.

Facilities:

Swimming pool, yoga, Ayurveda, elevated space for hammocks and in-house library. Restaurant :The Chakara rooftop sea-view restaurant which specialises in seafood and offers European cuisine.

Accommodation:

There are 10 rooms in total in three categories, deluxe, superior deluxe and the family suite.



The Beach at Pollethai
The-Beach-at-Pollethai

Location

75kms (1.5 hours drive) from Cochin International airport.Beach-side resort.


The Beach at Pollethai is the ideal choice for the discerning traveller who is seeking a combination of quality and serenity. With a beautiful stretch of beach on one side and meandering streams and water bodies around it, the Pollethai is a very rare find. Independent cottages spread over a large acreage dotted with trees gives you lots of space and tranquility. The resort also offers a large partially covered swimming pool. An open air dining area overlooks the pool, the beach and the ocean beyond.

Facilities:

Swimming pool, short excursions to the backwaters, a visit to the fishermen's village, cycling trips.

Accommodation:

6 fishermen-style cottages including garden villas and deluxe villas.

Restaurant:

Multi cuisine restaurant with seafood specialty which offers both Indian and continental cuisine. Beach shack offering breakfast.



Abad Whispering Palms
Abad-Whispering-Palms

Location

Alleppey


The Abad Whispering Palms is located on the bank of the Vembanad Lake in natural backwater surroundings. A winding path flanked by a garden leads to the resort's large reception area. Manicured lawns and well-kept hedges on the ground are brightened by splashes of bougainvillea and lantanas. Inside, one side of the foyer leads to a lagoon. There is also a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the blue lake. The cottages in the resort are built in traditional style, some facing the lake and some facing the lagoon and offer tranquility in these stunning settings.

Facilities:

Fitness centre, swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, conference room, houseboats. Activities include water sports, houseboat cruises, village walks and cycling.

Accommodation:

The resort offers 42 cottages with an ethnic ambience. There are also two suites which come with Jacuzzis.

Restaurant:

Multi cuisine restaurant offering Indian, Chinese, continental dishes and seafood specialties.



Backwater Ripples
Backwater-Ripples

Location

70kms (1 hour drive) from Cochin. Lake-facing resort.


The Backwater Ripples is a landmark in the expansive Vembanadu Backwater Lake Shore in Kumarakom .Ensconced in a meticulously landscaped seven-acre property, the resort has intricately carved stone pillars and tiled gabled roof structures exuding the ambience of a bygone era. Created by a team of architects, designers and consultants, Backwater Ripples is a world-class facility with unique lakefront features and contemporary interiors.Facilities: Ayurveda centre, houseboats, sunset cruise, health club, swimming pool, conference hall, water sports centre.

Facilities:

Fitness centre, swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, conference room, houseboats. Activities include water sports, houseboat cruises, village walks and cycling.

Accommodation:

34 luxury cottages including deluxe cottages, lake-view rooms, garden-view rooms and executive rooms.

Restaurant:

Cordon Bleu multi cuisine restaurant offering Indian Chinese and continental cuisine along with seafood specialty. Lake-side barbecue open air kitchen and the Taproom bar.



Coconut Lagoon
Coconut-Lagoon

Location

Alleppey


The Condé Nast Traveller rated the Coconut Lagoon to be among the 25 best get-aways in the world - and not without reason. The authenticity of the resort along with the captivating beauty of its surroundings will not fail to mesmerize you. Set on the eastern shores of the majestic Vembanad Lake, the Coconut lagoon is mostly accessed by the resort taxi boat. The red roofs of the resort emerge from the palm shadows as you go up a river mouth and make a sharp turn that brings you right into the reception. As you step off the boat into a reception area that is built in Kerala style, you will be welcomed with a refreshing coconut drink and live musical recitals.

The most striking feature of the Coconut Lagoon is its architectural elegance, the structures of which have been built from old houses. With accommodation spread over a 20-acre estate and nestled amidst majestic swaying palms and stunning surroundings, you can really feel nature taking over. Though built in a traditional style, all the accommodation has ultra modern amenities. Even the restaurant is housed in a traditional structure with two atrium-like courtyards under a roof supported by pillars.

Facilities:

Swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, health club, recreation centre, butterfly garden, water sports, bird sanctuary visits, backwater cruise, sunset cruise, village walks and cycling, farm visits and cookery demonstrations.

Accommodation:

The resort offers heritage bungalows, heritage mansions and private pool villas.

Restaurant:

Fort Cochin' Multi cuisine restaurant offering Indian, continental, Chinese, Mughlai and seafood specialty and a Theyyam bar .



Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom-Lake-Resort

Location

72kms (1.5 hours drive) from Cochin. Lake-facing resort. Facilities: Swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Ayurveda, conference and business centre, health club. backwater cruise, sunset cruise, indoor games, water sports, bird sanctuary visits, cycling, village walks.


The Kumarakom Lake Resort is a hamlet that nestles by the breathtaking Vembanad Lake and is rated as one of the best backwater resorts in the world. It is a picturesque world of backwaters, thatched houseboats, mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves, all interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals. The surrounding habitat is home to exotic birds such as cormorants, Siberian storks, egrets, darters, herons and teals. Spread over 25 acres overlooking the majestic Vembanad Lake, what makes this resort unique is the ethnic feel whilst being cosseted in the lap of luxury.

The architecture is strictly traditional with everything from the reception area to the cottages designed in traditional Kerala style. Even the restaurant is built like an 'ettukettu', meaning an eight-sided mansion. Whilst some hotels copy the style of Kerala architecture, the Kumarakom Lake Resort has painstakingly dismantled traditional houses brought from around Kerala and re-assembled them into luxury cottages. Another highlight is the meandering pool villas where the veranda of your room opens out to the cool green waters of the 250-meter meandering pool.

Facilities:

Swimming pool, Ayurveda centre, health club, recreation centre, butterfly garden, water sports, bird sanctuary visits, backwater cruise, sunset cruise, village walks and cycling, farm visits and cookery demonstrations.

Accommodation:

Eight luxury pavilion rooms, 23 heritage villas with private pools, 22 meandering pool villas, four meandering pool duplex villas and two presidential suites.

Restaurant:

'Ettukettu' multi cuisine restaurant and bar-offers continental, Chinese, Mughlai and Kerala cuisine, Vembanad seafood specialty restaurant, Thattukada traditional tea shop offers snacks.



Philipkutty’s Farm
Philipkuttys-Farm

Location

Alleppey


Staying at Philipkutty's Farm is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the real Kerala experience in a fascinating location (set on a little island), with a caring family to look after you. A home stay that has garnered accolades from all quarters for the extraordinary service it provides to guests, the Philipkuttys is a special place and the perfect hideaway for the bespoke traveller. You are welcomed, looked after, and cared for by the family who will be your hosts. Though the family hosts you, your privacy is assured as the five waterfront villas are entirely independent and away from the family residence.

Facilities:

In-house kitchen offering specialty seafood and Kerala cuisine.

Accommodation:

Activities include farm visits, village walks, backwater cruise, sunset cruise, fishing, visit to local temples and cookery demonstrations.

Restaurant:

5 air-conditioned lake-facing villas, 4 of which have separate bedroom, living room and sit-outs.Location:75kms (1 hour drive) from Cochin. Faces the Vembanad Lake.



Serenity at Kanam Estate
Serenity at Kanam Estate

Location

120kms (2 hours drive) from Cochin. Set in a plantation.


The Serenity, with its majestic plantation house belonging to the early 19th century, is enclosed by trees and a grand white edifice with open sides that allows natural ventilation. Sitting on a small hilltop, the views over the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats are breathtaking and the surrounding rubber plantation, along with the shady pool, papaya trees and pepper vines, create a thoroughly tropical feel. You could go for wonderful guided walks through the rubber plantations, enjoy the history of the place or simply spend time with the resort's elephant, Lakshmi.

Facilities:

Swimming pool, health club, Ayurveda centre, badminton court, activities include a day with the elephant, rubber plantation visit, orchid nursery visits, cycling, houseboat cruises.

Accommodation:

Offers 6 rooms on the ground floor, and 4 on the first floor.

Restaurant:

Has a resident chef and in-house restaurant offering Indian and Mediterranean cuisine.



The Laguna Kumarakom
The Laguna Kumarakom

Location

75kms (2 hours drive) from Cochin. Lake-facing resort.


Positioned on the shores of the Vembanad Lake this resort introduces thoughtful contemporary luxury into Kumarakom. Sophistication has found its place in the resort which stands in a class of its own, creating a landmark that evokes the ambience of the turn of the century. Spread over 18 acres of lush greenery and backwater magic, this deluxe, luxury resort and spa promises a fresh, rejuvenating world of international hospitality. Laguna Kumarakom offers contemporary, deluxe accommodation, ideal for the leisure or business guests, combining classic elegance with modern designs in a tranquil and serene landscaped setting.

Facilities:

Spa, swimming pool, health club, water sports, boating, fishing and freshwater swimming.

Accommodation:

18 superior lagoon view rooms, 28 superior lagoon view cottages and 10 lake view pool villas. Location:75kms (2 hours drive) from Cochin. Lake-facing resort.

Restaurant:

'The Lime Tree Café' multi cuisine restaurant offering International cuisine, Laguna Bass seafood specialty, Trunk Call Bar, Marquees Cigar Lounge, 2 Blue' Pool Bar and pool snack bar.



Lake Palace Alleppey
Lakepalace Resort Alleppey

Location

110kms (2.5 hours drive) from Cochin. Located facing the Vembanad Lake.


With the Arabian Sea on the west and a labyrinthine network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, the Lake Palace Resort is set in scenic Allepey (Alappuzha), also referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world. A mere 15-minute boat-ride from the Allepey boat jetty and you step off your boat into the plush lobby of the resort .The Lake Palace Resort represents a quaint tradition, blended with modernity. The resort's architecture is delightfully Keralite yet comfortably modern and rich in contemporary ethos.

Facilities:

Ayurveda centre, swimming pool, conference hall, business centre, health club, activities including fishing and bird watching, backwater rides, village tour.

Restaurant:

Multi cuisine restaurant offering Chinese, continental, Mughlai & Indian cuisine. Bar and Coffee shop

Accommodation:

3 categories of rooms including the lake view cottages, traditional Kerala cottages and water villas.




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