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Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Not easy to reach , Our cab driver was getting nervous of were we were taking him and so were we.

Finally we reached through broken roads and a boat came to fetch us and take the luggage.

At first it was hard to understand was this resort made in the waters ? or the waters were taking over the resort. It will take time to get accustom to it and then you will respect its beauty.
Surrounded by trees and water ( and Mosquitoes *) , the resort has rooms sculptured in their own unique ways. The Bathrooms are very large and spacious.

They provide a complimentary ferry ride ( Time is fixed*) for a couple of hours which helps you explore the Fishing nets and local sightseeing.
By noon you have to let them know there food preference as they close their service by 9:30 pm.

Food is excellent , Right enough to give you a great taste of local Kerela cuisine.
Limited breakfast options , but they hit the spot.

There is a Ayurveda massage spa to avail the services.
Best to go there with a group of people else you might get bored.

Room Tip: Rooms are all good !!
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank sid2015
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I visited Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Village in September 2017.
The location is actually closer to Cochin than Trivandrum. It is a beautiful resort surrounded by water on all the sides.The water fields around the resort actually used to be rice paddies.
The wooden cottage which I had booked for 2 nights was indeed very cute. The breakfast was dosas and other South Indian dishes.
I found the Ayurvedic Massage at their centre was very rejuvenating.
I would recommend anyone who loves serene surroundings with great views and lovely food to visit Kondai Lip resort.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank Vinod M
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I have stayed for one night and enjoyed the overall stay. The landscaping and the atmosphere is very good. They do have in- house activities like boating, fishing, spa which keeps guest engaged. They should have provision of secured parking place.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank PravinT1989
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very unique resort with heritage rooms. Landscaping inside is quite nice including a small pond with pedal boating. Hammocks are available on the lawns. Food was average.

They offer boating on the backwaters up to Andhakaranazhi beach. Mosquitoes are a nuisance after sunset. There was a lot of noise from loud speakers in the vicinity.

Service staff is very polite and friendly.

Note: Our visit was in Nov 2016. I could not choose dates before Jan 2017 on the review page.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ajitrb
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The location and the serenity of the place makes you fall in love with the resort. You are made to move inside hotel through a small boat .the rooms are awesome and have everything that you may require . The outside view of the room turns you speechless . You actually get the feeling of staying there not for one or two days but forever. The food is yummy at the resort . The services they provide are all good.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank welcomek2
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

A lovely experience of quiet luxury, excellent service and quality food. Rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and stylish with views across the wetlands and coconut palms. We enjoyed the boat trip down the river to the beach and a memorable morning cycling and boating through the wetlands, and birdwatching with Abhijith.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CalicoCreek
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Kondai Lip has the potential to become a very highly rated resort but needs to iron out some key kinks.

Pros:-
1. Good rooms
2. Helpful staff
3. Great ambience
4. Array of activities in the resort

Cons:-
1. Approach to the resort is by a short (1 minute) boat ride. The backwater channel was quite dirty. Hotel should clean up around the entrance.

2. Lawn is irregular and full of small ant-hills. Must improve lawn maintenance

3. Breakfast was terrible. Sambar was too thick (like a dal), chutney was bland. Instead of providing a wide variety of breakfast options they should focus on improving quality of a few items

4. Massage center was terrible. I still have knee pain from the vigorous pressing against the wooden massage bed.

5. Only Kerala main course food was good - other options were terrible.

These are small areas of improvement, not at all a deal breaker. Overall, I had a good time at the resort but wished that they could iron out the problems listed above.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Y K Aditya P
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Address: Karumanchery Holiday Resorts Pvt Ltd | Ezhupunna South PO, Alappuzha 688537, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
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: $93 - $207 (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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