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Deshadan Backwater Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a nice small resort next to backwaters. You can relax, take a shikara or houseboat anytime, or take a tuk tuk around places. Restaurant is okay but runs out of options on menu and bit pricey. They also have onsite Ayurvedic spa reasonably good!

Checked in last week and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The property is far away from any nearby joints so be prepared to travel if you have to get anything. But the staff is extremely courteous and they look after your every need. Rooms are well maintained. If possible ask for a room that faces the lake. We stayed at 503 and it was beautiful. Food is also fairly decent. Breakfast menu can be expanded slightly, but even now the quality is well manintained.. Staff are extremely helpful, right from the reception to the dining to the housekeeping. They always smile and say hello, which is really nice. Take a walk along the lake shore in the morning. It's extremely peaceful and satisfying.

Location is spot on ... In a quite village away from the city noise.... Can put location and setup on par with any 5 STAR resort ...though the property is small's a jewel in Kerala right said "God's Own country" ... An resort Deshadan doesn't disappoint in every aspect.... Once u enter ...ur welcomed with a warm smile and the good ambience . the property is well layed out .... The rooms very minimal but yet clean ...and by clean ...I mean very clean .... My wife is very particular , so cleanliness is top of the list when booking a hotel. Now about the food - and especially want to highlight a well mannered Gentleman... Mr.Thomas , who is incharge of the meals ... He made us feel right at home with delicious well cooked ,authentic food on our Plate . also they arranged a parcel breakfast meal , as my family and I had to leave early at 5am...hats of to the service... Top marks here... Deshadan is beyond 5 Star.

If u wish to feel & forget yourself in the backwater beauty of vembanad Lake, it is the ideal place to choose. The scenic view from the resort is excellent with Pathiramanal island straight at your sight. The hospitality of the staff was excellent. They were able to cater the special requirements of the baby like milk, Hot water etc., Overall u will feel your money has been spend worthy !

Lots of potential...however definitely needs maintenance and more focus on the customer experience. Great property and location, with a nice atmosphere. Staff and management were friendly. However the maintenance of the property and the lack of focus on the finer details let's it down. Needed multiple calls to reception or to find staff for turning on the jacuzzi (switches in room defunct), changing the kettles (bad smell), getting the hot water fixed (didn't work for most of stay), turning on the AC in the games room (despite having 5+ in the room, with a fully booked property all turned off at fuse box I assume) and being asked to squeeze our whole group onto a small table despite empty tables. Maintenance needed on the games room (all equipment falling apart) and plunge pools (very sharp steps). The property also needs to negotiate a better rate for the boat cruises with the boat owners. The boat appeared to slow down at the end to extend the time. If these small issues get sorted, I am sure it will be a 4/5 star rating property with excellent value for money.

Location of resort a bit interior but near the lake pool is neat and clean rooms looks old but clean need to renovate some areas ..downside is staff looks no interest special the reception guy looks rude and not interested in serves average no bar nor they have any facility of liquor..and they do not have private boat if they arrange 700 rs per hour but the boat owner only ride u for 15 minutes and take u to near island nothing to see just waste of time so avoid to hire boat from resort

If u wanna stay away from buzy life of cities .its a cool place near lake ..u can enjoy nature dere..rooms are okay okay. we cant expect rooms like buisness hotel in village...pool is clean and maintained. . about restraunt food is good and staff is very cooperative and understanding..they prepare the food wat u wanna and infact guided us for places where we can go. house keeping staff was not dat helpfull they were not willing to give us extra towel.. RECEPTION guys were gud except one guy which were arrogant........... In summary its a beutifull place with amazing view with gud facilities

Location: 1/5 Rooms: 1/5 Food: 1/5 Ambience: 4/5 Verdict: Avoid Deshadan is a perfect example of a great place turned pathetic by horrible maintenance and apathy of management. We booked a superior lake view room for a premium price and were shocked to see the state of the room when we entered. The walls were disfigured and rusted all around, the doors broken, the flooring torn and the shower not working (see pictures). When we pointed this to the staff, they acted helpless saying that have been aware of the state of their rooms but they can't do anything about it. Also, they mentioned that the other rooms have similar condition so there's no point in moving. Reluctantly, we checked in only to find out that we had to use bucket and mug to bath as the shower wasn't working. Crazy! Next came the issue of the extra mattress as we had made a booking for three. The staff brought a simple foam layer covered in cloth to act as the additional bed. When questioned, they mentioned that they give the same foam to everyone. We refused to accept it and after a lot of persuasion, they offered the 3rd person to sleep in an adjacent room whose occupants had checked out early. We walked to the restaurant for lunch and I have to admit that it was the worst food I had during my entire Kerala Trip. We tried both A-La-Carte for lunch and Buffet for next day breakfast and both were bad. The lunch, in fact, was outright horrible. This was compounded by the fact that this resort is located in a secluded area, and the nearest restaurants are 5 kms away. Further, even if you do decide to go to them, be prepared to pay exorbitant fare to the local Auto. The only saving grace was the beautiful ambience around the resort and the pool and great views of the backwaters. Otherwise, we would have fought for a full refund. Don't book this place even if you have extra money to spend.

This place is amazing! Checkin was easy, and we got a delicious fruit drink. The staff are so lovely as well. Our room had an amazing view and even more importantly good air conditioning. The pool is really nice, such a good view! The restaurant has quite a range of food for lunch and dinner and was cheap. It is in the middle of nowhere, so you can't really walk anywhere from the resort, but it's a great place to just relax by the pool and get massages etc. You can do back water tours from the hotel as well which is pretty convenient. Buffet breakfast was nice, not heaps of selection, but what was there was good! Would definitely stay here again!!

This property is situated on the banks of lake nice scenery and gives a very good relaxing admosphere. Staff needs to be more clear while communicating to the guests on queries and also can avoid the answer a blunt no. Wi-Fi needs more improvement for better connection.

Kayipuram Muhamma Kerala

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Deshadan Backwater Resort places you 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Kumarakom Boat Jetty. This 4-star resort has 22 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Alappuzha Beach is 12.7 mi (20.4 km) from the resort, which is on a lake.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Curry Pot, the resort's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 22 individually furnished accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Private yards, refrigerators, and minibars are other standard amenities.

Property features

Deshadan Backwater Resort features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Lake View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed, Lake View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 341 reviews