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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a little bit of a struggle to reach this place. Ask for directions , use google maps and you will be there. The lobby area is very beautiful. They have this fountain type of a thing in the centre which looks very welcoming. I would give 5/5 for the location. The backwaters flow adjacent to the backside of the...

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had our last team outing to this resort. This will be the worst service we experienced from any resort in kerala. As part of company outing we have gone in most of the resorts near to Cochin. Service- 1/5. ( Please check the reasons why the poor rating) Food- No comments. Quality and Quantity was very poor for the...

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stayed for 2 nights at the 2 bedroom Presidential suite. The rooms were quite spacious and the best part in the room was the private swimming pool (worth the extra quid). Outside view is amazing with the calm waters as backdrop, you could laze around in one of the hammocks in the property for hours, as there isn't much to...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I traveled in the month of october. Pros:The staff were very courteous. They gave a very warm and traditional welcome. I traveled with cousins and my family. We were people of all age group. Every one liked the place.The pool was neat and well maintained. Cons: There could have been more facilities other than spa. Even the spa had only...

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Location of the property is awesome.Great architectural designed. I am sure that those who made this beautiful properties , he is not presently there."Langoor ke hath me angur." Poor maintenance....but cooperative staff. Should improve service , strength of staff.

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Thank Yogesh J
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The location is very good. Rooms are average , requires refurbishment.. Seems like the good staff is very poorly paid as they were very nice but didnt have that zeal which is found when the staff is well kept off.. Checked out a day earlier as the breakfast buffet was made on order. Limited menu and even that took more...

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Thank Priyanka_99
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights, the only thing good about the place is Location. Food quality is really bad and you never get hot food whether its a Breakfast or dinner buffet. Even when we stayed there they made the Dinner buffet mandatory and no room service of Ala carte, we did not like it.

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Thank ShashinPande
Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel is good. Staff is extremely courteous enough to make you feel at Holiday. Room was spacious. Room service too was appreciated. It was their food quality that packs the extra punch. Sights were amazing, looks like an old hotel with nice sights and swings. Overall, a nice stay but definitely needs a lot lot of maintenance. I would only...

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1Thank Rohit G
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Property is beautiful but the service aren't up to the mark, they are saying it is 4 star hotel but it is not. In room they have refrigerators but they don't keep anything in it, rooms are with 22/18 inch tv which would very difficult to see as picture quality is poor. They are saying shikar ride complimentary but it...

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

In my life time I am writing the review first. Actually I visited this hotel by Last year June. The hotel and the resort was awesome.I booked Villa with separate swimming pool. That experience is really superb. And the food they are serving to meet our taste and satisfaction. Really I enjoyed the complementary breakfast they given. I am sure...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE WORLD BACKWATERS (formerly know as Ilona Lake resort) a 4 star Resort in West Kumarakam, Nestled amidst this scenic landscape of 'God's Own Country' and on the banks of Lake Vembanad, is the perfect getaway for every weary traveler. The resort renders you an unparalleled view of the seemingly boundless Vembanadu Lake with a panoramic spotting of a beautiful island called Pathiramanal. The resort is tucked right into the soul of a real village in Kerala called Kannankara; away from the hustle-bustle of the City, but yet close and accessible to all functional comforts and luxury of a classy resort. Local attractions include Thanneermokkom Bund, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,Pathiramanal in Vembnadnad Lake, Alleppey beach,Alleppey, musuem, Ambalapuzha sri krishna temple,Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple services and facilities :Multi cuisine Restaurant|| Banquet /Conference hall || Board room || Lake side Swimming Pool || Lake side garden || Fish pond || water Stream || Gym || Ayurveda Treatment center || Gift shop || Free parking ||24 hrs Front desk || Daily Housekeeping in room || Round the clock security service || Kids play area || Travel Desk || Soft bar in room || Wi Fi || Backwater cruise || Paddle boat|| Cycling || ... more   less 

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Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Price Range: €49 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The World Backwaters 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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The World Backwaters Kerala/Alappuzha, India
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#11 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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“Go for a 2-bedroom villa rather than taking 2 individual rooms multiple couple or familty”
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“Go for Executive Villa with Private Pool”
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“Rooms offering lake view”
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