Hotel located on the edge of the lake, its better to have a lake view cottage. Facilities provided in the hotel are good and enjoy the spectacular view from the hotel. A 4 star property with house boating facility, we can have a ride with groups and enjoy the trip. Rooms are very comfortable with all the basic facilities. Swimming pool is big enough. If visited during off season then get a very good offer to stay.
Fabulous service but not advisable for group visit
Visited the resort for my honeymoon The resort and the service was fabulous. On arrival, everything was already ready and prepared for our arrival. We were escorted to our rooms and shown the different activities that we could do during our stay. The host was very cordial and accommodating The room was really good, as described in the pictures. We had chosen a Heritage Villa with a plunge pool. Most of the time in the room was spent in the plunge pool The infinity pool was not that great, did not use it at all. Spent most of the time lazing around and taking long romantic walks. There is not much to do in Kumarakom except enjoy one night in the house boat and then laze around Alcohol and food is really expensive, so helps if you carry your own alcohol and don't mind drinking in the room. The restaurants were open-air, so it got really humid during the day. I preferred having my lunch in the room and get it cleaned. The body-massage experience was really nice and relaxing. Overall, a very expensive resort, can visit if you have a lot of money to spend and then just want to spend some alone time with your partner. Not advisable for group visits.
The overall experience was completely exillirating, moment you enter the resort, it just takes you breath away. The resort has a wonderful pool villa, you can swim plan and generally have fun in your own backyard, any time of the day. The lake itself was very fascinating and the general pool is located in a very nice place. Worht every penny you spend there; as long as you are going there for just relaxing and unwinding.
Best Experience: The best experiences we had there were the sunset cruise, the ayurvedic massage and the pottery section. The cruise is some thing which takes you into the lake to watch the golden ball set into the horizon; until he come catching up from behind you the next day. Shutter happy people will love this for the unobstructed view, just the sun and you. The massage was a very rejuvinating experience, brought back the body to stress free zone. The massuers are courteous and give you a complete run down on the oil being used, its effect on the body and how he is going to work on you. Love to get back to it again one day. There is a small pottery section where guest are allowed to experience the art. One can create as many samples as desired and the potter at hand guides you well (doesnt speak anything otehr than malayalam though). We got a few made a few vase and ash trays, been there on my desk since. The food is the best we have had in any 5 star resort, not too spicy or oily, just right and you keep going on for more...
Overall experience was excellent, the location and setting is outstanding, and the hotel has been wonderfully designed. This is a great place to relax to be closer to nature. Also is reasonably child friendly with a few activities for children
Best Experience: the best experience was of the sunset cruise into the vembanad lake, and the phenomenal lush greenery across the resort. this
Worst Experience: service needs to be improved. too slow both at reception and in rooms. also the hotel should invest more in facilities for children.
Excellent service, beautiful location. This place is my favourite. They have lot of activities for kids- pottery making, fishing, rabbit feeding, boating and cycling In the evening the local women come light about 1000 oil lamps around the pond which makes the scene breathtaking. This also provides employment so many local people, one of the CSR activity undertaken by the Taj. Good work, keep it up. Good place for networking.
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