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Deshadan Backwater Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My 10 year old daughter and I stayed here mid Feb and fell in love straightaway both with the people working at the resort and the absolutely stunning location and views. We live near Nottingham, England and found that we had so much lovely attention and assistance from everybody, from the cleaners to the restaurant staff to the people on reception to the guys they got to drive us around (tuk tuk and taxis within the area). These guys speak really good English and even if things were not automatically understood, the idea of what you want and expect from a fabulous holiday is understood. We wanted to visit Munnar and were told that it was a five hour trip away, so the guy on reception (Santosh?) offered for us to stay at the Munnar resort for the last two nights of our stay at no extra charge. Perfect solution !!! Five stars to you guys. The pool and view and ambience is utterly beautiful and I long to come back. Bibi in the restaurant took us out on his motorbike to sight see locally and completely made us feel special. The local area is beautiful and interesting. Hiya to ‘smiley guy’ in the restaurant and all the guys who rush around trying to make your stay amazing. We loved you and can’t wait to come back !!! XxX Tansy and Suzy

Had a great time in the nature's beauty. Neat and clean rooms. Good music played in dining area and reception. Arun,Jees, Praveen took good care of us. Dining area staff were taking care of our dietary requirement and good spread during the breakfast time. pool located overlooking the lake looks like infinity pool. Would surely recommend to other people to visit this place. Had a perfect family holiday. Thanks Jags

Hotel campus is very beautiful but needs a lot of improvement in rooms. Dinner is good but very expensive and since you don't have anything nearby the hotel and everything in allepey gets closed by 6 in the evening so hotel is basically earning from your dinner. Rooms are pathetic and needs a lot of maintenance and renovation. Boat ride from the hotel to backwaters is negotiable so negotiate well.

- Excellent location - Backwater view rooms are amazing, please note that the view is not from a private balcony but from a common terrace which is front of your entrance door. - Food was excellent. - Pool gives a feeling of an infinity pool. - Do not miss sunrise here. - Staff is courteous, they arranged for a 3hr shikara for us on the negotiated price.

Spent a night traveling from Munnar to Alleppey. There are a a number of cottages around three sides of a swimming pool, the fourth open to the lake. We stayed in an upstairs room. The furnishings are a little bit past their prime, though the rooms are clean. Interestingly they don’t believe in replacing the amenities in the bath room, after the guests leave as the body lotion tube was nearly empty! Sunrise views over the lake are lovely. The breakfast buffet has reasonable variety. Okay for a short stay but won’t recommend for more than a few days.

We stayed for a long weekend at the resort and had an amazing time. There isn't much to do in Allepey, and if you are a person looking for a good relaxing weekend, this is the perfect place for you. They also arrange for private Shikhara rides. If you are looking to do this, the best time would be 3-6pm. Pros: Amazing food and quite budget friendly Hospitable and very friendly staff Lovely rooms Amazing view, especially in the morning Backwater view rooms are the BEST! And we were lucky enough to get these. Parking facilities They also have a bunch of good books to read while you stay here. Cons: Swimming pool water is a bit harsh, so we didn't get to use it much. In all, a perfect place to stay if you want to relax with your family and do not want to head out into the city much.

Excellent place to end your vacation. They have a great location that offers excellent view to the backwaters where you can spend time in the evening watching Chinese fishing nets at work. Food is really good and you can ask them if they can make any dish for you (being polite and nice towards the staff works). They offered us the very best welcome drink. Washrooms are clean, very well organised and rooms are spacious. Very comforting location. I wish we stayed here for more than one day. Could not use the Spa due to lack of time but talked with fellow residents who went there and I regret it.

Overlooking Vambanad lake, with pool and gardens, this is a delightful place from which to start a cruise. The boats pulled up right in front of the hotel. Our room was large, well appointed and overlooked the pool (big enough for light-hearted volleyball - balls provided by hotel). Good quality food, staff attentive if perhaps not quite as well organised as some hotels. I fancied one of the hotel's bespoke tea mugs as a souvenir but, remarkably, the hotel 'didn't have any spares' to sell me. Not the first marketing opportunity missed in Indian hotels.

It was a stay from 7th Feb to 10 Feb we reached from a long travel but the staffs made as so comfortable& that's the reason I would like to mention every staffs name over here due to which we would love to visit this place over & over again. Starting from the Restaurant Manger Mr. Bibi Thomas who just does not guide but has walked me through the buffet every day & has even got the items to my table to make me comfortable. Paul who has a great smile & greats us every time we enter the restaurant. Arjun & Nandhu who just keep running to you with all your orders & make sure every time if you need anything more. The Housekeeping staffs Bright, Raja, Maya & Reji are so kind that the will wait outside your rooms to make sure they can come in for the housekeeping without disturbing you if you are having your lunch. The front office team is always on their toes to get you everything you ask for. A very big thank you to Santhosh Jees & Arun who even backed me up in a medical emergency & stayed awake till I was back @ 12:00 am just to make sure everything was ok. They also got me a best cab driver who took us so smoothly the we never felt tied all our ride. In All this is a team who is very passionate about their job & its very rare it today's world.

We were a family of 3, Me , Sister and my Mom. We had planned this trip specially for our mom as it was her Birthday. Once we reached deshadan we were welcomed by the staff very nicely. The property is very beautiful and at Perfect location. The staff is very courteous and helpful. We were there for 3 days and didn't wish like leaving this place. We had booked for a lake view room. We three had a gala time. The property is very well maintained and the food is also very delicious. I would like to thank the restaurant manager as well he was very helpful. We had requested him for pancakes and French toast for breakfast in the buffet and the next day it was there we were very happy. I would love to visit this place again and again. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful stay.

Kayipuram Muhamma Kerala

Hotel highlights

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

Deshadan Backwater Resort places you 7.5 mi (12 km) from Marari Beach and 9.2 mi (14.9 km) from Andhakaranazhi Beach. This 4-star resort has 22 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on a lake and also within a 30-minute drive of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Vembanad 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 398 reviews