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Kathmandu
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We had a day in the resort by the lake side and nice swimming pool. The food was excellent. The room was very well appointed with separate dressing, bath, balcony areas. Food was excellent and above all the environment created with paddling water way through the property was interesting

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is not a 4 star hotel by any international standards. There is rust on a lot of the furniture and most facilities such as the gym are not well maintained. The pool is also not supervised as many people just swim in their underwear. At the restaurant, the food for the buffet is kept in an area at a...

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2Thank Debaser1984
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The hotel is right on a big backwater lake, very beautiful located. Nice private villas with private pool and cottages. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice pool. Good and priceworthy food. The hotel is not deluxe, I would say between 3 and 4 stars - but very charming, right in the middle of the "backwaters-jungle". We hope to be back...

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Thank Ulf S
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Beautiful Resort with very good rooms and service. Amazing quality of food and good view of back waters. The only resort I can say to stay in Alleppy with reasonable price with all facilities. Good place for Kids entertainment and huge open play area. Good big Restaurant with all facilities of North & South Indian food. Spa, Sauna & Parlour...

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Thank Akhil C
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We were on an office trip. The ambiance was great. But the rooms specially the AC was not working in some of the rooms and had to call the service-team multiple times in the night.These experiences spoiled the mood of the team members.

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2Thank Ektaara
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We went thr for 1 night. We are 2 families so gor 2 suites with private swimming pool. Rooms are very spacious, neat n clean. Very tasty food. Staff was very polite and helpful. They give us 30 min free backwater ride. We had kerala massage at resort. It was very good and refreshing. In our kerala trip this is...

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Thank Siddhi-Nil
Pune, India
Reviewed 31 December 2015

In the diverse landscape of Kerala from historic Kochi, Mystic Munnar, Thekkady with its forest corridors; Allepey offers an altogether different experience with its backwaters & scenic sunset. Ilona resort which is now World backwaters very nicely fits the theme. The resort is located very close to backwaters & it is difficult to differentiate the boundaries. The location is a...

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Thank Aumkar W
Rajkot, India
Reviewed 23 December 2015

resort is well known and old but maintenance is good...lighting is poor...it should be improve...bathroom area is small...otherwise good property and good food quality...swimming pool is good but swimming pool flooring is old and titles come out...that are injurious and should be maintain...shikara ride is good...location is v good as well as staff...rabbits are v cute...

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1Thank DRRAVI88
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night in perfect lake facing rooms and pool.well maintained resort provides complimentary boat ride in morning.good is good and calm place to relax.Shall plan for future visit to this resort.

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Thank PRASANTA KUMAR M
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Wonderful place. Stayed for one night only but the property is situated on backwaters. Open spaces and well maintained. Some good planning in rooms with excellent fixtures. Normally all rooms in hotels look similar but this one is well decorated with separate wash area. They give you a complimentary half hour ride to backwaters which we didn't take. the only...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • 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 

Additional Information about The World Backwaters

Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: ₹ 3,601 - ₹ 5,303 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#11 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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