Stayed here in Feb17 and liked the overall experience.
Next to the canal. So in case you are looking for Sikara boat then you can get the pickup from resort itself.
Staff is cooperative and prompt
Mr Viswajeet who is manager here is very helpful. He helped to find Cab, Auto and Sikara for sightseeing.
Liked the breakfast. Decent options and good taste.
Had lunch and dinner too. Went with Southindian curries which chef was good at and liked it.
Room was clean and toilet had round the clock supply of hot water.
Found it better than staying at any hotel in mid Alappuzha city.
Not as beautiful as it appears in photo. Still Ok.
They can have some options for kids to play, like some swings or slides.
Little far from main road but I guess most of the lake resorts are similar here.
Felt lil overprice with the cost that I paid of 4k per night.
At Palm Grove Resort we had an excellent stay . its a small cozy property facing the famous back waters of alappuzha. ideal both for couples and families. coming to rooms the deluxe rooms are decent in size very clean. with double bathrooms (one open garden shower and a bathroom) though even the bathrooms doesn't have a door its just a curtain that they have separating the open garden shower and the bathroom. though the open garden shower serves you only cold water.yes the bathrooms have hot water facility. The beds were comfortable. the problem was that they don't clean the room unless and until you inform them to do so and leave the keys behind for them to access the room in ur absence.
coming to the food, we had only breakfast at there restaurant on both the days its very very basic and the taste n quality was also very average with very little choice ... yes not to forget they serve yummy fresh pineapple juice.
the best part that i liked about the resort was that the house boats come and pick you up from the hotel backwater banks if you inform them in advance and drop you back at the hotel. All the house boats pass by the hotel and its beautiful in the morning to see loads of them passing by and choose the best one for your self... over all a good budget place .
What a treat it was to stay here, in this oasis of green. The staff is small, which means everyone knows you and wants to help you. The property is lovely, the cottages are charming, and planned additions (pool and basketball court) will be welcome. The hotel is committed to environmental awareness, and they have a growing garden that enables them to "farm-to-table" many items for the restaurant. The rest are locally sourced. The chef and sous chef are wonderful, and your meal will be made just for you. Everyone here cares that you are enjoying your stay. The manager, Vishwajith, is ever present and helps with booking backwater tours, getting you to the beach, and, most important, getting you to a spa. Consider doing day trips on a man-powered boat and not overnight on a polluting barge. Save the lake! Staying here was a wonderful respite; looking forward to returning.
I first stayed at the Palmgrove Lake Resort in January of 2010 and had a wonderful time. I returned to Kerala this year for my winter holiday and made a point of booking rooms at Palmgrove during my time in Alleppey. I am happy to say that it is not only as good as it was in 2010 but has gotten better. The new bungalows near the entrance are lovely and enhance the look of the resort. Operations manager Vishwajith was so helpful to my friend and me. He coordinated auto rickshaw rides into town, to the beach, etc., and helped us book our ayurvedic massage treatments at the nearby Visrutha Ayurveda Center. Vishwajith was personable and took time to chat with us and make sure our stay was a comfortable one. One of the things I really admired was his environmental concern with regards to the backwater barge tours. I love these tours and have done them a couple of times, but even this time I could see an increase in boat traffic and more boats means more pollution. While he never dissuaded us from going on a backwater tour, he did encourage us to also take a small boat tour to the nearby villages. These tours are intimate and just have one guide who paddles you into the smaller canals. My advice to those who want a great backwater experience in Kerala is to use the Palmgrove as your base and take day trips in the small boat to see the various small villages.
In terms of the food, everything was great - authentic south Indian dishes that are a delight to the tastebuds. The kitchen staff will be sure to ease up on the heat if you are not a fan of spicy food.
The rooms were air-conditioned, clean and tidy. The beds comfortable with fresh linens. The bathrooms are enclosures connected to the rooms and contain an outer shower for washing off feet and swimwear as well as an inner shower. The bungalows all have small porches with chairs - an ideal place to watch the sunrise or sunset. There is WiFi but it works best in the main office or in the dining area. This isn't a huge problem, however, because the whole point of a place like the Palmgrove is to unplug.
I don't know what else there is to say except that I encourage anyone going to Alleppey to stay here. You will not be disappointed.
A good place to relax.The staff arraged everything including transport from station , House boat for the day, arranged some special food for those who liked kerala kappa and fish curry, kareimmen pollichethu etc.
All staff was having a smiling face always with good manners, evn the lady sweepers were so nice
Mr Viswajit Nambiar,The cheff , the helper there, the room boy all were super.
All of us were above 70 who wanted to relax and enjoy.
We were working together from the begining of our career with Indian Aluminium Co and now retired settled in Banglore and Kerala
We will reccomend this resort to any body who wants a good place to stay and relax at Alleppy
Philips Varghese , George Fenn, T B John, R K Kumar, Mathai Steephen , Mathew George