Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa5.0 out of 5.0
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We enjoyed 2 nights at Fragrant nature resort, located on the bank of Lake Paravur. Our room was comfortable and clean, the staff were friendly and most helpful. The spa was top notch and the food excellent. Our highlight was the boat ride through the mangroves spotting so much birdlife and ending the day with a drink at the Sunset Bar. We only wished we could have stayed longer.
Excellent Resort, very good location, good food. Worth for money. We spent one day and its great moment. Very peaceful area and safe zone for couples and family to spend their holidays. F&N is very good option for team outing, honeymoon trip and family trip.
Our stay at the resort was Royal... We were the only guest at the time.... So we had full attention from the entire staffs from the reception to the gardeners... Great location, beautiful n peaceful natures blessings...great food and wonderful staffs Specially Santosh F&B, Chefs Saajan and Vinod, Arun, Sreejith, Jerry, and Joseph... Love to be back again to be part of nature and the Royal treatment...
This Onam, Mom and I visited this place. It was really a memorable experience, especially the boat drive through the mangrove was breathtaking. The Onam sadhya was amazing and all the staffs were very cordial. I was to write this review earlier but slipped my mind. My special thanks to Sreejith of FnB, the Duty Manager(Santhosh, I guess). All the other staffs were also very kind and gave us a warm welcome as we entered. We might revisit again, may be on Mom birthday on 2nd Dec or sometime later. Thank you all. Keep rocking...
This resort is truly wonderful and beautifully located on the Paravur Lake giving the most spectacular views over the backwaters from all around the resort. On Arrival we were warmly welcomed by the reception staff (Ms.Chinju & others) and kindly upgraded to the premium lake view rooms which was just lovely. The resort was nice and relaxing as well as providing plenty of amenities and activities to keep us entertained during our stay (Ayurvedic Spa, Boat rides, Yoga and many more). During our stay Mr.Ranjeet at Reception kindly organised day trips for us to the near by tourist attractions which were a great addition to the service from the resort team. Many thanks for his help and taking his time out for a great service. We travelled to Kerala for a family holiday and to celebrate my fathers 60th birthday. We would like the say a huge thank you for all the arrangements that Mr.Shantosh & Mr.Shreejit as well as all the other staff involved had made to providing such a memorable evening. The smallest of touches to the private outdoor dinner experience were much appreciated and the service was just outstanding. The quality of the food in the restaurant was also great providing a range of south Indian to western cuisine to a personalised taste. We requested fresh coconut juice and this was quickly arranged by our second day. Once again the service in the restaurant was outstanding so thank you to all the restaurant team that catered us both for breakfast and dinner. Finally, the maintenance team on the resort do a great job making the stay so delightful. Housekeeping deliver a lovely message on a flower leaf every evening which is a wonderful touch. The rooms are also beautifully maintained and clean as well as spacious. A really great resort with wonderful views and outstanding service by all the friendly staff! Thank you!
I and my hubby moved to Cochin 2 years back and ever since we have been exploring properties across south India. This hotel was not our choice but thanks to tripadvisor, as usual we were ready to take the risk. Took the lake view villa. We reached Kollam by train from cochin (easiest) and took a prepaid auto to this property which is 18kms away from railway station (best things) and we did not have any problem finding this place as the auto guy knew the area and just one inquiry landed us straight to this property. Took just 350/- INR. This property is definitely away from the city if you want to relax away from the hustle bustle of the city and that was our purpose. It is located on the bank of a beautiful and clean lake and the moment we entered the property I was wooed by the welcome from the staff. Check in was smooth and as this property was almost empty (we were the only resident in the hotel on 18th Nov) were escorted to the villa. WOW, that was my exact expression when I entered the villa and before 12noon were given the room. We had lunch after that and the food was good, I would recommend to try their Kerala special menu as the north indian dishes were cooked ok . After the lunch we crashed and slept for straight 3 hrs and then splashed into the pool. And then was the most beautiful moment, we ordered for a sea food dinner at their sunset bar and had a candle light dinner. Awesome food and aura. Morning next day I did a short run around the property, swam and then the breakfast. As we were the only couple there, buffet was not placed but they gave us a menu, which had almost every item that I would prefer to have in a breakfast, cooked warm and fresh and served. It is unlimited. At least I knew I am served fresh breakfast and food is not being wasted. We tried their spa even and must say, one of the best Ayurveda spa we tried in Kerala. We were served green tea after the spa, had tea/coffee at the sunset coffee shop in the evening and again we repeated our seafood special candle light dinner with wine and beer and awesome desert. Pool is amazing but you cannot swim at night post 7pm. I swam all 3 days. Though we were the only resident on first day, there are enough staff you will notice in the property. Extremely safe, infact we felt special as if this property is a private property of ours. Privacy and safe both together. The best what we experienced is the staff's behavior. Though the check-out was at 11am we were given complimentary 2 hrs extended check-out time. I personally wanted to check out at 4pm with some extra payment to which they agreed but suddenly one of our local friend invited us for lunch. I did not try their boat ride as we have had enough of rides in the last 2 years but this was no doubt one of my best relaxing vacation in India. Unlimited wifi is a bonus. All their rooms and villas have lake view but villas have one drawing room as well which is good for a family with kids to play around. Each room has own balcony too. Our villa was next to the pool so was very convenient for us. We took their paid taxi to drop to our lunch place. I would surely recommend this hotel over any damn chain of 5 star property in Kerala. We went with very less expectation as we knew this is not a 5 star chain of property, they just have three properties in kerala only but to our wonder, this property set a different benchmark for us.
I had been here related with a Property visit...All the rooms were really rich in all means.It has been occupied fully with awsme interiors which resembles the tradition and legacy.Resort premises are managed properly with extra care and surveillance.All the staffs are really keen and cool.I wanted to experience some food over here aswell...but Time didint permit...will try it next time for my upcoming stay over here
We were group of 5 families with kids, all of us enjoyed the trip. Staffs were very friendly, food served was good, nice ambience, boating facility were provided, neat and clean pool. It's worth value for money
We visited this resort last week and wanted to share a review of this place with you☺️ Reception Welcome: we arrived @12.30 for a check-in at 2pm the hotel were kind enough to check us in at 1pm. Point to note the hotel looks for a photo address proof from each member so don't carry ur pan card.. Aadhaar would be just fine. You can also share a soft copy of the same with them. Before they checked us in we walked around the resort a little and prepared ourselves for a good stay. Accommodation: we we're upgraded to the Premium lake view Villa rooms which was lovely. Each room here has a lovely balcony attached that overlooks the beautiful garden and gives you a full view of the backwaters.. the view is just breath-taking. The room is equipped with a good flat screen TV with HD cable and multiple channels, mini refrigerator equipped with the usual goodies. The room has a little dark look and rustic feel to it. But that's just the resort style which u would get used to. The restroom is well equipped but it can be a little stuffy since the exhaust dies not work but that's the only drawback. Room service : is so quick and prompt and you can always ask them to cook the food or make the beverage as per ur taste and preference. The difference in cost between the restaurant and room service is about 30- 50 on each dish which is quite fair. Restaurant: The restaurant on top has the best view on one side it overlooks the swimming pool on the other the backwaters. The breakfast is sometimes served as a buffet on other days they choose to allow you to order unlimited alacarte. We had sausages, bread toast, dosas, pooris, fresh juices the works :). The lunch was good when I saw no tender coconuts on the drink menu.. I joked with the manager and said should we not have that right at the top in Kerala 😀 and before we knew it he got us two fresh tender coconuts.. loved that part of the service. The food is very tasty here and you should go by the Golden biblical rule ask and you will receive. Whenever we wanted our food tweaked we asked and we got what we wanted. The sunset bar is the same venue they use to serve you the most romantic dinner. They setup a table for dinner for just the two of us.. when we reached the place at 8.30 pm for our dinner. We found a separate waiter their just for us. A beautifully decorated table with the most fragrant flowers, a candle and soft music in the background with the sound of the water and the entire backwaters right next to you. We ordered the seafood platter which was great and very filling. The mocktails were fantastic.. again ask and you will receive:) Boating: the resort has many packages but we took the mangroves boating package which inclusive of taxes was 2500-/ the boatman was very sweet and was very careful in driving us around the beautiful mangroves for more than an hour. That was one of the highlights of the trip😊 They had other packages as well but we choose to settle for only one this time.. Fishing: I have never fished in my life.. and I told the resort that I wanted to..so they agreed to accompany me and teach me. At first they gave me the stick, twine,hook and maida and I was like.. ? ? They were kind enough to let me fish from the resort itself.. I must tell u my wife and I caught 5 fish within an hour and the Karrimean was the best catch..😁 the staff came and congratulated me and offered to fry the fish for us for dinner, I enjoyed this gesture and I was so happy with the homely staff who were willing to come and spend time with their guests when they don't need to. Recreation room: Is equipped with carroms, table tennis and chess, along with three treadmills..which we did not use. They also have an outdoor badminton court which we did not use.. Swimming pool: Is well maintained and they serve u food and drinks at the pool. You must try the Waldorf salad it's awesome :).. the pool is from 4 feet to 7 feet and they have a toddlers pool as well. The trees and greenery surrounding the pool make it an excellent place to relax. Add-ons: we would suddenly get the staff knocking on the door and giving us lovely handpicked flowers made in the form of favors for us which was very sweet. The resort will go to the extent of ordering canoes for guests to go about kayaking from the resort along with instructors. The Ayurvedic Spa is something we have not tried but they seem to have a good setup for the same. The resort provides a pickup and drop by an Innova from the airport at a reasonable cost. All in all it exceeds expectations especially because of the sweet staff. God bless you guys and all the best. Richard
We were a group of 9 (4 families) and stayed during Oct 22-23. I had been here couple of times with my office colleagues for day-outs and was pretty impressed with the property so when it came to planning a family outing i never had a second thought. It is a huge property on the shores of Paravur lake, and is maintained very nicely. We got our rooms upgraded to Villas (free of cost), thanks to the management. The villas were far (500 m) from the entrance lobby, with excellent lake-view. Room-service was top notch , everything was served on time and hot, even during late hours. The package had a complimentary house-boat ride which was really nice, the ride proved the fact that lakes down south are equally good as the ones in Alleppey. Everything else including the Swimming Pool, Recreation area, walkways are all well maintained. Last but not the least, the "Food" - was excellent and as mentioned earlier the service was awesome. Tea, snacks etc were served at poolside, they also serve beer/soft drinks at poolside. In short it was an excellent stay, and is highly recommended .....
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa places you 5.6 mi (9 km) from Kappil Beach and 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from Varkala Beach. This 5-star resort has 29 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Janardanaswamy Temple is 10.6 mi (17 km) from the resort, which is on a lake.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy dining at Anna Rasa, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All of Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa's 29 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water.
Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 2500-7000 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a 24-hour health club, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 625 reviews