Aleppey, “The Venice of East” is popular among tourists for its backwater tourism. The city provides the opportunity to experience several adventurous sports and activities, like boat racing. This city of lakes, canals and lagoons is heavily crowded during Onam festival (July-September). Besides, tourists from far off destinations visit this place during August- March to see migratory birds and enjoy relaxing holidays in this peaceful environment, cool breeze and greenery.
alleppey offers a wide array of accommodation units to its visitors. Here are a few of them:
Five Star Resorts
Built in traditional Keralite structure and surrounded by evergreen coconut palms, Hotel Lake Palace Resort is situated along the Vembanad Lake. The place where the hotel is located, is also the location for the famous Nehru trophy Snake Boat Race. It lies 60 km from Cochin airport, 4 km from the alleppey bus stand and 4 km from the alleppey railway station. It offers 17 spacious accommodation units categorized as Royale Cottages, Regent Lake View Cottages and luxurious Merland Water Villas.
Lake Palace Resort is equipped with all the basic amenities like doctor on call, attached bathroom, H/C running water, telephone, TV, coffee house, internet access, currency exchange, acceptance of credit cards etc. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant which delivers awesome Indian & continental dishes. The resort provides assistance for speedboat cruises and sunset cruises. Other facilities include bar, health club, swimming pool, paddle-boats, rowing boats, bicycles, games room etc. It owns a separate conference room to carry out business meetings and seminars.
Four Star Resorts
Enjoy your stay in the coastal plains, surrounded by tropical greenery along the Arabian sea. Crystal clear water of calm streams and backwaters here is perfect to refresh your mood. Raheem Residency, situated on alleppey beach, is a wonderful spot for family stay with total comfort. It is considered one of the best traditional luxury Hotels in Kerala. Since its inception in 1868, Raheem Residency Resort has maintained its Mughal and Colonial architectural structure.
The resort owns 6 fully A/C rooms with traditional Keralite furniture. Rooms are equipped with basic amenities like attached washroom, telephone, 24 hour room service, TV etc. Besides, the resort offers facilities like swimming pool, library, laundry, doctor on call, money exchange, locker, power backup, photocopy-fax and so on. It provides its guests with world class facilities for Yoga and Ayurveda under the guidance of experts. It owns a famous restaurant “Chakara” known for awesome fish dishes. It also serves other sea food items and vegetarian dishes.
It organizes backwater cruises on motor boats and Kettuvallams (houseboats) on demand. It is well known for arranging weddings.
Punnamada Backwater Resort is a unique blend of ancient traditional architecture and well-finished modern facilities. Covering 10.5 acres of green land with palm trees around, the resort lies in front of Vembanad Lake (a few yards from the initial point of Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race). Punnamada Backwater Resort is situated 80 km from the Kochi International Airport, 8 km from the alleppey Railway Station and 4 km from the alleppey Bus Terminal. It consists of 25 Cottages including 4 Suites. The accommodation units are classified as Standard Villas, Duplex Villas and Lake View Villas. Sprawling green lawns, the sea front of the resort and the nearby picturesque lighthouse are the major attractions of this resort.
The rooms have attached open-roofed bathrooms along with all the basic facilities. The open roof lets you watch unique migratory birds from the nearby bird sanctuary. The guests enjoy traditional Indian and other local food items at the multi-cuisine restaurant “Choola”. Tourists can choose, according to their desires, from a wide variety of hard/soft drinks in the bar. The resort has excellent facilities for banquet hall, conference room and business meeting room. Guests need not worry about basic amenities like doctor, locker, parlour, internet access, library, shopping mall, swimming pool, telephones, currency exchange and laundry. It has an in-built gymnasium and an activity room for indoor games and art performances. Punnamada Backwater Resort also organizes water sports, fishing cruises and other boat cruises as per the demands.
Three Star Resorts
Named after its rooftops that are similar to Japanese Pagodas, this resort provides a cultural and ethnic atmosphere to its guests. Pagoda Resort is located about 5 minutes drive from alleppey town. The nearest airport is at Cochin (90 km.) and the nearest railway station is alleppey Railway station (2 km.). It has 53 accommodation units. Guests can choose from Deluxe rooms, Traditional cottages and Suite rooms.
The cottages here are mud plastered in traditional style. These cottages are fully A/C and comprise of facilities like teakwood furniture, attached washroom, telephone, TV, work table, coffee making facility etc. Pagoda provides you with a soothing scenic waterfront to make your vacations memorable. The multi-cuisine restaurant here, “Banana Leaf” offers a huge variety of Indian, Chinese and continental cuisine. If you are on a houseboat, you can also contact the restaurant through telephone and get your meals delivered on the houseboat, anywhere in the backwaters.
The resort has an Opera Hall that can accommodate up to 400-500 people at a time. Pagoda is well known among tourists for its special Herbal Rejuvenation Centre. The resort offers best therapies of Ayurveda, Yoga and naturopathy for your relaxation and healing of disorders.
Besides all the basic amenities that every hotel/resort offers, Pagoda Resort arranges tours for you to beaches, lakes and lagoons. It organizes boat rides, canoeing, sight seeing trips and other adventurous activities for its guests as per the requirements.
alleppey provides an idyllic location on the lagoons for your relaxing vacations. alleppey Prince Resort, located in the heart of the city, is a heritage hotel, categorized under 3 star hotel grading. It is situated 4 km. from the railway station and the bus stand as well.
Alleppey Prince includes 30 well-furnished rooms divided into the categorizations of 28 double rooms and 2 suites. These accommodation units are equipped with all the modern facilities including TV, phone, H/C running water, attached washrooms, work table etc. The restaurant of the resort “Vembanad” serves delicious Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. Its specialty lies in traditional Kerala cuisine of rice, curries, fresh water fish like "Karimeen" (Pearl spot), prawn and lobster, "Puttu" (steamed rice cake with grated coconut prepared in bamboo shells), kadala or pappadam.
Alleppey Prince Resort offers all the basic amenities to its guests such as conference and banquet halls, shopping arcade, swimming pool, money changing counter, laundry, parking, doctor on call, water sports, gymnasium, parlour etc. The bar offers you an exotic range of drinks. The resort arranges backwater cruises, traditional art forms and Kathakali performances for its guests on demand.
As the name suggests, Keraleeyam Heritage Home And Ayurvedic Resort is known for its Ayurvedic centre. This beach resort is situated a 15-minute boat-cruise from alleppey city. Cochin International Airport is at 2-hr drive from the resort and Trivandrum International Airport is a3-hr drive (approximately). The resort comprises accommodation units designed in heritage style, with all the modern facilities. The interior portion of the rooms is designed like typical Kerala homes. Keraleeyam Ayurvedic resort is built on a prime location along the sea, that is why it enjoys green shades of palm trees and cool breeze throughout the year. The atmosphere here is perfect for Ayurvedic treatment.
Set up 70 years back, this heritage home and Ayurvedic resort today has all the modern amenities like taxi service, sight-seeing & package tours (arranged on request), laundry service, Ayurvedic treatment centre, doctor on call, money changer, room service, cultural shows, yoga & meditation programmes, travel assistance, car parking etc.
People from all over come here for rejuvenation treatment. The resort offers therapies like: