Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Kollam (Quilon)
Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited, Chavara South, Ashtamudi, Kollam, KL 691584
Ranked 8 amongst 135 hotels in Kollam (Quilon)
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Club Mahindra Ashtamudi Reviews (90)
The property is 2 hours 30 minutes' drive from the Trivandrum airport. My precooked cab through Just Taxi Holidays was ready at the airport. We stayed at CM Ashtamudi Floating cottage from 11th February 2017 to 13th February 2017 with my wife and 3-year-old daughter. Check In & Check Out - Check In took 25 minutes' due shortage of manpower and Check Out was smooth. The Property - Superb Location. It was a different experience staying in Floating Cottage. But the rooms float only during high tide. (Very normal feeling only in balcony and bathroom) Rooms - Not much spacious like other 1BR room. And don't expect any floating experience like houseboat. Amenities - Swimming Pool - Good, SPA-Good Staff - Friendly & helpful. Restaurant - restaurant" without floating experience is the only restaurant available the property. Food - As usual very costly compare to quality/Quantity. Local cuisines available but limited. Better try nearby hotels for authenticated local food in 6-7 kms away. House Keeping - Acceptable. Travel Desk - used but little costlier than outside taxi. Activity Centre - Available for Boating and sightseeing. Fun Zone - Not much activity found. Other Activity - Kathakali on Saturdays. Other Information: No Bar in the property or nearby. One can buy from government operating beverages which is 4 kms away (closed on every 1st of the month. As per the state government policy, liquor will be served on in 4 or 5 star hotels. Note - Not highly impressed except location and floating cottage. CM is the only property in Ashtamudi except some home stay. Canoe ride is the must do activity operated by localites (Rs. 500/- per person) instead of taking CM Mangrove trip cost Rs. 1500/- per person.
Posted by the Hotel Management
23rd February 2017
Thank you for taking time out to share such a detailed review. We are glad to read that you had a pleasant stay with us during your recent visit to our resort. Thank you for the compliments. We have shared your feedback with the team, whose efforts have made this possible. Also, we have noted the points that you have highlighted and shared it with the concerned team.
It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again.
The room was spacious and clean. The food was good with quality and quantity. There were no activities arranged by this hotel. I don’t have any suggestion for this hotel. The best part of the hotel was location.
Posted by the Hotel Management
8th December 2016
Thank you very much for reviewing us on HolidayIQ. It makes us immensely happy to know that you have had a wonderful stay at our property amidst the beautiful landscapes. We will definitely share your appreciations with our team and it truly motivates us!
We look forward to welcoming you back at the resort very soon.
The location of the hotel was excellent. I had booked the room by online. I didn’t face any difficulty in check in and checkout process. AC was available in the room. The hotel was conveniently for family. The activity was organized by the hotel. The food quality was excellent in the hotel. The room was neat and clean. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The garden was available in the hotel. The parking facility was available at the hotel.
What I have to say about my experience there is no words for it. It feels like you are selected as lucky fortune person to enjoy these amenities. Night dreaming on floating boat is just awesome and afterall resort also have scenic location. Everyone must come there one time for taking the advantage of this location. You can reach that spot by Govt. Ferry also This stop known by Thalakudi jetty 200. From resort & timings are 12 pm & 7 pm from Kollam boat jetty just opposite bus stand & returning timings are 9:45 am & 5 pm.
We stayed at the floating cottage and found it unique with balcony, living room, bedroom and fully furnished accommodation. The service staff was great. The restaurant was very picturesque facing backwaters and food was quite good with use of local spice. We used speed boat of the resort to roam around in the backwaters and were fortunate to sight a dolphin. We even used a cruise of the resort to capture the real beauty of Kerala and its backwaters and visited a few island villages to communicate with local. We visited Varkala beach and found it to be one of the best beaches with foreigners all around. Kollam beach and its lighthouse enables us to have spectacular view of the surroundings. Evenings were very pleasant at the resort with traditional dances and lightened ambience. Overall, a memorable stay.
I really enjoyed the stay at Club Mahindra. Happy experience. Would love to visit again. Loved the attention and personalisation at every step. The hotel rooms were clean and well managed. The food was good. The staff was helpful and courteous. Especially Mr. Silju Joseph, he helped me a lot. Staff is very well-trained and makes you feel welcome. Even the cleaners always have a smile on their face. Room is comfortable and an extremely comfortable bed which ensures a great night sleep. Used the pool twice and it is well maintained. Good helpful staff at the poolside. They have an excellent gym and spa facilities. Breakfast is elaborate as you would expect and services at all restaurants is superb! No complaints.
Kerala has always been one of my favourite travel destinations. The backwaters and the wildlife sanctuaries have always been fascinating to me. The last time I was in Kerala we decided to take accommodation at the Club Mahindra resort in Ashtamudi. The staff at the resort were polite and very helpful even though the kids kept them on their toes. The rooms too were well furnished and the food heavenly.
This resort is 75 km far from Trivandrum airport. It is very very close to nature. They have floating cottages on back water. Perfect place to romance. Reception is good. Resort staff, room service, food taste and quality everything is just perfect. Specially crab curry. They have boat ride in back waters, so you can enjoy mangroves and nature beauty. Rooms are very big. Big swimming pool. Actually perfect resort to get relaxed. 10/10.
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On 24th Feb 2015 my friend and I checked into Club Mahindra floating cottage. Very close to Kollam railway station just 35 minutes drive. This beautiful cottages are well-situated by the chinese fishing net. Every cottage had a sea view. Our stay was for 2 nights. The swimming pool is not very big but there were many other activities at the resort. The staff was very nice. We asked for fishing net and within an hour time the staff arranged the fishing net for us. Morning we got to see the best sunrise from our floating cottage window and balcony and we enjoyed watching the fisherman pass by our cottages fishing for their daily bread. However the kitchenette were not there in the floating cottage so we opted for buffet meals at Club Mahindra floating restaurant in the resort itself. We ate a lot of masala fry fish. We love how club mahindra has a variety of food in veg and also non veg however one of the days we found the food was cold but because of the good staff at the resort they took care of that small complaint also. At this foating resort they also had a very lovely spa. The price was little to steep for us and we decided not to go for massage at the spa. The weather was humid and so we were also provided some compact lotion in the room itself. Our overall experience was good and we definitely will visit this resort again namely CLUB MAHINDRA ASHTAMUDI. (floating cottages).
I must say that the room service was very good, efficient and very hygienic. The staff were very polite and attentive to all your needs. Conveniently located with good hospitality. No issues at the time of check-in but then was delayed while check-out. Room was spacious with eye-catching interior and furniture was too good, neat and well-maintained with excellent basic amenities and there was a mountain view from the room. Hotel appearance was traditional look and the interior was well maintained. I had dinner, which was I stayed and the food was very good and they provided a limited menu by other. There was well-maintained swimming pool and gym facility. There was a huge parking space facility. I went here with family for relaxation. It is very much expensive.
The area of this property is incredible. Right on the backwaters. Must stay in 1BR coasting room generally not worth going by. Sustenance was not up to stamp and was just alright. The scene of the property is great. Pontoon ride in the backwater is nice! The perspective and the room was magnificent. We had an extremely agreeable stay and the staff there was great and accommodating. We went for the backwaters pontoon excursion masterminded by them and the experience was great. There were children on the pontoon and the overseer of the vessel made a few toys out of banana leaves for them quickly. One night they masterminded Kathakali move and review that so nearly was exceptionally exciting. Energetic surroundings and extraordinary perspective. Set in the banks of the Ashtamudi lake, the gliding estates are a treat to your eyes. With pine clad snug and agreeable, pine wood clad insides everything did have the hereditary qualities of a decent resort. At that point came the sustenance which was disillusioning. My companion couldn't accept that somebody can really demolish your fundamental desires on a basic fish broil. Costly when sustenance is considered, its fringe to eatable. We had believed that 'Thattukada' could have neighborhood cooking, was stunned to see pakodas and the works served.
A fantastic stay, thoroughly enjoyed. All too good. Complete family time. Food was good too and staff extremely courteous. Kids had fun too. Places nearby are fantastic. Would definitely recommend this place for a complete relaxation. Pool though small is good for younger kids. Ashtamudi is great. The lake, boating, fishing all can be greatly enjoyed and quality holiday for sure.
The splashing waters of lake welcomed us early morning as we reached at Ashtamudi for a relaxed holiday to flee from the hustle bustle of Mumbai. A narrow strip of land facing the lake is a perfect location to forget all the worries, no matter how much busy one is while dozing on a hammock. The resort refreshes your senses with some cool activities like motor boat rides and a 2 hour cruise. The food is good and the floating restaurant makes the breakfasts memorable. Leisure night walking along the paved roads of resort along the water with a splendid lighting arrangement enlighten the heart. In general a stay of 2-3 days is must to relax and rejuvenate our souls.
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