Alappuzha Hotels come in all budget categories. Alappuzha has plenty of hotels as in any other major destination in Kerala. Travellers coming here will not have too much trouble finding a room in one of the hotels or resorts. But options in luxury bracket are relatively few. Much of the accommodation available is in the lower and middle rung brackets.
What makes for a much more enchanting experience is the Alappuzha Hotels around the backwaters. A number of hotels line up in the surroundings of lakes and lagoons.
A couple of days in a Kettuvallam floating peacefully in the backwaters can make for a wonderfully relaxed vacation.
Luxury Hotels of Alappuzha Kerala India
Kayaloram Heritage Lake Resort
This Alappuzha hotels has twelve antique Kerala wood tharavadukal dotted around a palm garden in the lakeside. They are complete with luxurious interiors and private "open-to-sky" bathrooms. The location is outstanding, offers uninterrupted views across the water. There is a good-sized pool and open-ended restaurant if you are tired of relaxing on your own terrace.
4km north, on Punnamada Lake
One of the Alappuzha hotels with well planned outlay and landscaped gardens. The resort has more than a kilometre of its own exclusive water frontage. The rooms come in four categories. The nicest of them are "lake-facing" and double-storey "duplex villas".
Keraleeyam Heritage Home and Ayurvedic Resort
Nehru Trophy Road
Scale of this property is mall compared to other big Alappuzha Hotels. This small scale resort is centred on one of most beautiful old houses in the Alappuzha area. A famous ayurveda outfit run the resort. The resort faces the Punnamada canal close to where the canal runs into the lake. The palm-leaf huts in the garden are much better value.
Raheem Residency is the glossiest of Alappuzha hotels. It occupies a grand 140-year-old mansion on the beachfront. The hotel is a restored building by its Indian-Irish owners. The building encloses half-a-dozen spacious, richly furnished air conditioned rooms.
Many Alappuzha hotels try to provide a real Kerala experience. This beachside hideaway is very successful in providing authentic Kerala village atmosphere. 200 year old houses dotted around a sandy plot close to the sea.
"A Beach Symphony"
Kerala has very few attractive small houses to rent close to the beach. "A Beach Symphony" is such a place run by Belgian couple, Jan and Christel. The traditional architecture of the relocated wooden house is as beautiful as the location.
Marari Beach Resort
A large resort complex run by the eco-conscious CGH chain. It is an arranged village of whitewashed, palm-thatched villas in 26 acres of leafy gardens, filled with tropical trees. The resort arrange culture shows, ayurveda spa treatments, guided nature walks and auto-rickshaw trips to nearby sights.
OG's Beach Bungalow
A superbly situated place, right on the sand. You can see the fishermen fixing nets and sorting their catch on your doorstep. They offer "cottages" and "bungalows", "Cottages" are unattractive concrete blocks. Standards of service are a bit irregular, but the location is superb.
The Beach at Pollethai
This smaller version of the nearby Marai Beach Resort is run by CGH chain. This Alappuzha hotel consists of widely spaced villas scattered around a grassy coconut grove with interlaced canals. It is very close to the beach. The property offers very good value for the level of comfort though lacks character.
Purity at Lake Vembanad (Casa del Fauno)
A dream villa on the shores of Vembanad Lake. This property is part of the Malabar House chain. The fusion architecture blends polished marble and parts of old Tamil stone sculpture. The guest rooms are light, cool and charmingly furnished.
Kovilakam lakeside villa
Small campus of five traditional rooms in a converted tharavad. The villa has majestic tiled roofs, red-oxide floors and pillared verandas that catch the breezes from the lake. The modern interiors aren't characterful but offer international-standard comfort.
Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort
A grand Dutch colonial style luxury resort on the lakeshore. All 27 rooms boast uninterrupted views across the water. Facilities include an ultra luxurious kettuvallam with its own jacuzzi. In the floating deck guests are encouraged to join sunrise yoga sessions.
An authentic 150-year-old tharavad still occupied by the owners. This homestay is located deep in the backwaters, sandwiched between a river and acres of rice paddy. The only downside is they host noisy tour groups on weekends.
Small, modern resort hotel on the banks of the Mankombu river. There are two types of rooms. Antique "heritage" rooms facing the river has no views over the water and quite dark inside. The other rooms have private balconies looking across the rice fields.
One of the oldest and atmospheric, backwater homestay. It is on a working farm surrounded by water and coconut trees. Retired naval captain Jai Chacko and his wife Laila are enthusiastic hosts.
Nelpura Heritage Homestays
Nelpura comprises of a beautiful antique, teak nalukettu house set in a neat garden beside the family house. There is little to do out here but unwind and wander the riverside paths.
Ranks among the Kerala's old-established heritage homestay, and still one of the best. Set in lush tropical greenery on a working organic farm. The Parayil family's mansion was built in 1890, and nothing much has changed since.
Pooppally's Heritage Homestay
Sir Edmund Hillary, numbers among the past visitors to this exceptionally pretty and hospitable homestay. The old ancestral mansion is a typically Syrian-Christian home.
Mid-range Hotels of Alappuzha Kerala India
Alleppey Beach Resorts
The hotel offering beachside rooms opening onto verandas with great views.
Near Iron Bridge
Offers good value three-star accommodation.
Casamaria Beach Resort
A pleasant, comfortable location close to the beach.
Kadalamma Ayurvedic Homestay
Two-storey purple and white building rising at the far south end of the beach.
Palm Grove Lake Resort
Located at the canal meets Punnamada Lake, this relaxed resort actually overlooks the water.
Pozhiyoram Beach Resort
Accommodation comprises four simple " beach view" rooms, with sea-facing sit souts right next to the sand.
Sona Heritage Home
Shornur Canal Road
Elegant old Kerala home, with graceful gabled roof, set back from the road to the lake.
Tharavad Heritage Resort
West of North police Station
A former doctor's mansion. The differently priced rooms are all large and well aired.
Arapakal Beach Villa
Clean enough and the cheapest option in Marari.
This is a little mid-range heritage homestay.
An excellent heritage hotel in the backwaters. It offers great value considering the level of comfort.
An eighteenth-century, Portuguese style mansion on the Pamba river. Superb heritage accommodation at homestay rates.
Lovely little mid-priced homestay right on the river bank.
A relative newcomer that promises to be among the best-value.
Emarald Pristine Island Resort-Alappuzha
A resort with floating villas in the backwaters.
Anthraper Gardens Homestay
A beautiful heritage home surrounded by water on three sides.
Budget Hotels of Alappuzha Kerala India
Nineteenth century "heritage" home on a quiet canal road.
The rooms are plain but fantastic for the price with big clean bathrooms.
Johnson's The Nest
Friendly homestay on a quiet suburban street.Most popular of Alappuzha hotels amoung backpackers.
A 100-year-old house. The hostess Alice Thomas serves traditional Syrian-Christian meals.
Palmy Lake Resort
It isn't actually on the lake but offers exceptional value for money.
Off VCNB Road
A well run guesthouse with six rooms. The cheaper ones are great no-frills options.
Three simple en-suite rooms. The rooms have white walls, wood ceilings and shady veranda.
Tharayil Tourist Home
Shornur Canal Road
It has ten simple rooms, located in the edge of the town. The rooms are spacious, well ventilated and nicely furnished and have private balconies.
Australian-owned backpackers' lodge.
VJ's Rice Garden
If you'd like to be in the backwaters but can't afford any of the heritage properties, give this guesthouse a try.Choices in Alappuzha hotels are plenty. Search around and you will find many more.
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