Estuary Island, Poovar
Poovar, Trivandrum, Kerala 695525
Phone Number +91-471-2561010 www.estuaryisland.com
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Went for honeymoon and stayed here for couple of nights. They upgraded my rooms at no extra cost to sea view room. Awesome place where a sea, river, beach and lake meets. I don't know a place as this exists. The entire resort is extremely clean and maintained. There are whole lot of activities to play and enough options to relax. The breakfast was vivid and has plenty of options. The food is tasty but real North Indian taste in North dishes is missing, that is understandable. I could stay there the whole two day and come back without going out of the resort. Such was the serenity and facilities at the resort. The staff is extremely, extremely courteous and would make your visit memorable. I infact recommend this place to one of my friend who wanted a lavish theme wedding.
It was fantastic experience there. Here you feel that you are in God's own country. Food was little costly but they deserve. Swimming pool experience was memorable. There is stephen's floating restaurant in the back water on a boat. One can go there for comparatively cheaper food with good taste. There is only one pure vegetarian restaurant in entire Poovar named Annaboorna. Location was also perfect. If you are going for check in there go from Poovar jetty, there they provide one time free movement from there to resort. Resort is also connected by road, but it is in bad condition. There is nothing for sight seeing outside resort I. E. In Poovar. Enjoy only resort and facing golden sand beach.
Overall, my experience in this hotel was best. Rooms were superb. They were very Welland. We were 17 members in a group so we especially ordered veg. Food everywhere. We took around 15 rooms. There was no problem in check-in and check-out. It was on time. Hotel's location was excellent. One thing was famous about this place was lake falls into river and river falls into sea. Interior of the hotel was excellent. Reception people service was also excellent. Service of the staff was very good. Room service was also there and they were response on calling. Rooms were excellent. It was clean and maintained. We stayed there for 2 days. Room was clean daily. Food and drink were very good. Local activities were there like swimming pool, garden, gym, games like football, cricket, etc. And they were excellent. Poovar as a destination is excellent. I went there with my family in November. It was a relaxation trip. All facilities were available there so there was no problem with that.
One needs to use boat to reach the resort. There is no road available. Resort arranges free pickup and drop. A world away from all of hectic life. Staff were very friendly. I wonder how they managed to train all of them to that standard. Simply Great! Resort and the beach is separated by a river which takes a minute to cross by resort's speed boat (free transfers any time till 6pm). Lifeguard would be available in the beach whenever guest visits beach. Dinner is of buffet type and you get a lot of variety of food. Cost 300 per head inc tax. I had booked my hotel via Make My Trip. Com where the price (inc tax) was lesser than what the hotel quoted(ex tax). I had stayed in Estuary View type of room which as a sea/river facing balcony. However you can just see the pool in front of the hotel, not the sea/river because there are lots of coconut trees in front of hotel (garden). This type of room is a mid ranged as far as price is concerned. In the lower range, you get Garden View. Which is in the rear side of the property. Of course not much time we spent inside !! Stay of 2N/3D is good time. There were many outdoor activities like beach volleyball, fishing, boating etc. However boating is not self driven. 2 kinds of boats are available - Speed Boat and Row Boat. You can enjoy an hour drive on this putting a circle to the island (on which resort is located) for Rs. 350 or Rs. 250 respectively. Boat drive on speedboat for an hour was very nice. They took us into narrow backwaters. Avoid during rainy seasons as it would be continuously raining it seems My itinerary was as below. 5. 00pm Leave to Tiruvanatapuram / Trivendrum from Bangalore by Volvo bus (Rs. 612 per head). 8:00 am Next day reach trivendrum. Checked in to a small hotel (Hotel Manjalikulam on Manjalikulam Road) which is walk able from bus stand (then $$ then 8km). They charge Rs. 400 for double room - non-ac. Ground floor rooms were clean. 10:00am Started with local sight seeing using three wheeler (auto rickshaw). 01:00 pm Started to Poovar by taxi (Rs 400). There are good number of sign boards showing way to Estuary Island when you near Poovar. 2:00pm Reached Poovar Jetty. Guard there sent a message via wireless for a boat. Boat arrived within 10 minutes. Drive on boat takes 10-15 minutes to reach resort Return Journey:. 12:30p Started by boat to Jetty and Hotel had arranged for taxi to trivendrum. Decided to go via Kovalam (which is on the way). Visited Kovalam Beach (30mins). Visited Kovalam Aquarium which dint look good from out side, but was really good when we went in. 4:00pm reached Trivendrum and boarded bus to Bangalore (Volvo -AC). 7:00 am next day in Bangalore Probably some time later I will come up with more detailed write up. Just wanted to post this so that it would be helpful to others. On the return journey, it would be advisable to book taxi from keralataxi. Com I guess because their price was pretty low. Hotel charged 750 for non-ac vehicle. May be a bit more you could get AC vehicle for 8hr / 80 km basis for a day!
We had stayed in this resort for 4 days. This property is wonderfully located where the river, backwaters, lake and beach meet There is a small motor boat for complimentary pick and drop upon arrival and from the hotel. Take this ride at least once to make the stay memorable The check-in was a breeze with courteous staff and we got to choose a good room. There are rooms facing the sea too, check them out. The room was neat (good housekeeping), TV was good (clarity) with all regional channel mix. The AC seemed to be good at the beginning This property is quite big with lot of options to relax - be it the two swimming pools (+Kids), strolling area near the entrance, Jhoolas to lazy around, tilted beds facing the beach (near the entrance) and chairs, tables facing the backwaters and beach for a perfect family chat and what not The dinner (a la chart) was tasty and breakfast was just okay (we went late and had to hurry). If you are a vegetarian, you can try veg restaurants near the hotel (not very near), but you can't do without an auto. Club this trip with shopping (masalas, ayurvedic stuff etc) nearby Nearest town is Poovar and you definitely need a vehicle to make trips. Hotel can help you with auto though. There are complimentary trips to beach in front of this resort. With its aggressive waves this beach keeps inviting you from the moment you step into the resort. This is a guarded beach and good for photos only. No way you can play/take bath/swim here. Though you can take a long walk during daylight on the unending sands on one side All was well until the last night AC failed in the midnight and we got up in the morning with severe fever and cold to spend our next 10 days (back home) taking rest on heavy antibiotics. Regular preventive checks on AC by the staff would have saved this tail end suffering for us, at least for those wishing to stay for more than a day Except this glitch, the stay was wonderful.
Estuary Island is ranked #1 among the 11 hotels in Poovar with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the among 4-star Resorts in Poovar. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 196 photos, 369 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,800 to Rs 5,600 per night. The hotel offer 71 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (49%) and Couple (40%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 54% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.
Estuary Island is located at Shangumukham .
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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