Alappuzha Hotels
Luxury Hotels, Mid-range and Budget Hotels in Alleppey

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

Tel: +91 477 2364480

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.

Punnamada Resort

4km north, on Punnamada Lake
Tel: +91 477 2233690

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
Tel: +91 477 2231468

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

Beach Road
Tel: +91 477 2239767

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.

Arackal Heritage

Marari Beach
Tel: +91 478 2865545

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"

Marari Beach
Tel: +91 9744297123

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

Marari Beach
Tel: +91 478 2863801

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

Marari Beach
Tel:+ 91 9349270445

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

Tel: +91 484 3011711

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)

Tel: +91 478 2860862

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

Tel: +91 478 2861275, 2861276

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

Tel: +91 478 2861970

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.

Emerald Isle

Tel: +91 477 2703899

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.

Granary Inn

Tel: +91 477 2703466

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.

Mankotta Island

Near Haripad
Tel: +91 477 2212245

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

Edayady House
Tel: +91 477 2202336

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.

Olavipe Homestay

"Thekkanatt Parayil"
Olavipe Village
Tel: +91 478 252225

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

Pooppally Junction
Tel: +91 477 2762034

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

Beach Road
Tel: +91 477 2263408

The hotel offering beachside rooms opening onto verandas with great views.

Arcadia Regency

Near Iron Bridge
Tel: +91 477 2230414

Offers good value three-star accommodation.

Casamaria Beach Resort

Beach Road
Tel: +91 477 2230771

A pleasant, comfortable location close to the beach.

Kadalamma Ayurvedic Homestay

ESI Junction
Beach Road
Tel: +91 477 2238676

Two-storey purple and white building rising at the far south end of the beach.

Palm Grove Lake Resort

Punnamada Kayal
Tel: +91 477 2235004

Located at the canal meets Punnamada Lake, this relaxed resort actually overlooks the water.

Pozhiyoram Beach Resort

JRY Road
Tel: +91 477 3256238

Accommodation comprises four simple " beach view" rooms, with sea-facing sit souts right next to the sand.

Sona Heritage Home

Shornur Canal Road
Tel: +91 477 2235211

Elegant old Kerala home, with graceful gabled roof, set back from the road to the lake.

Tharavad Heritage Resort

West of North police Station
Sea View Ward
Tel: +91 477 2244599

A former doctor's mansion. The differently priced rooms are all large and well aired.

Arapakal Beach Villa

Marai Beach
Tel: +91 9947440334

Clean enough and the cheapest option in Marari.

Heritage Haven

Tel: +91 478 2865270

This is a little mid-range heritage homestay.

Akkarakalam Memoirs

Tel: +91 2762345

An excellent heritage hotel in the backwaters. It offers great value considering the level of comfort.


Tel: +91 9847323875, 9288185975

An eighteenth-century, Portuguese style mansion on the Pamba river. Superb heritage accommodation at homestay rates.


Tel: +91 2736223

Lovely little mid-priced homestay right on the river bank.

Thevercad House

Tel: +91 2724263

A relative newcomer that promises to be among the best-value.

Emarald Pristine Island Resort-Alappuzha

Tel: +91 478 2561900

A resort with floating villas in the backwaters.

Anthraper Gardens Homestay

Tel: +91 478 2813211

A beautiful heritage home surrounded by water on three sides.

Budget Hotels of Alappuzha Kerala India

Cherukara Nest

Cherukara Building
Tel: +91 477 2251509

Nineteenth century "heritage" home on a quiet canal road.

Government Guesthouse

National Highway
Tel: +91 477 2246504

The rooms are plain but fantastic for the price with big clean bathrooms.

Johnson's The Nest

Cullen Road
Tel: +91 477 2245825

Friendly homestay on a quiet suburban street.Most popular of Alappuzha hotels amoung backpackers.


Vadakekalam House
North of Dutch square
Tel: +91 477 2243569

A 100-year-old house. The hostess Alice Thomas serves traditional Syrian-Christian meals.

Palmy Lake Resort

North of Boat Jetty
Tel: +91 477 2235938

It isn't actually on the lake but offers exceptional value for money.

Palmy Resdency

Off VCNB Road
Main Houseboat Terminal
Tel: +91 477 2235938

A well run guesthouse with six rooms. The cheaper ones are great no-frills options.

Springs Inn

Tel: +91 9847750000

Three simple en-suite rooms. The rooms have white walls, wood ceilings and shady veranda.

Tharayil Tourist Home

Shornur Canal Road
Tel: +91 477 2233543

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.


Thayyil Kayal
Vembanad Lake
Tel: +91 9995821015, 9995821014

Australian-owned backpackers' lodge.

VJ's Rice Garden

Tel: +91 477 2702566

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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