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ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages

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Ammankary - Nazareth Rd, Kumarakom 686563 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 16/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 33 in Kumarakom
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Facilities of ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages Location: Lakeside Cottages, situated at the best location of Kumarakom, is one of the best backwater locations in the State of Kerala, in India. There is Lakeside & Lake facing Ac Cottages and Family Ac Cottages, just 10 meters away from Lake Vembanad. There are also Ac and Non Ac Rooms, around 80 meters away from Lake Vembanad. Cottages & Rooms don’t have luxurious facilities but have basic facilities such as, air conditioners, attached bathroom with hot and cold water and Cable TV. Relax In Nature’s Luxury: One of the beautiful backwater budget Properties in the State of Kerala to “Relax In Nature’s Luxury”, during all seasons, from the porch of Lake facing Cottages, or relaxing at the bank of Lake Vembanad for many hours and thus have holidaying for many days. Houseboats, Shikara, Motorboats, Speedboats and Fishermen’s Boats: You can enjoy drifting of Houseboats, Shikara, Motorboats, Speedboats and Fishermen’s Boats,through the lake, just in front of You, and also the beautiful Sunset, Moon Set, the Rain coming from faraway during rainy season and the maximum breadth and length of beautiful great Lake Vembanad. Unique Nature's Blessing: There is no sound pollution, nor any air pollution, comfortable breeze with more oxygen content will certainly rejuvenate you and your tensions and strains will be eased. Lakefacing Cottages are at the perfect backwater location for enjoyment, sightseeing and ideal for relaxation, at anytime, throughout day and night. A Unique Place for holidaying for many days, at budget cost.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Restaurant
Badminton
Boating
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Car hire
Massage
Paid public parking on-site
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Game room
Fishing
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
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Bridal suite
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Janoy wrote a review 9 May
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I was planning for a Kumarkom visit for long time. While searching, I came across this property and called up. The owner explained me everything in detail and he even said we don't have a pool and the photos of pool in net is not from our property. I booked3 rooms for 2 days stay with my family. Some negative reviews were made me skeptical, but the response I received while reaching there was awesome. Rooms were ready. Food was awesome. Boat was arranged for our trip. The rooms were lake facing and wonderful view for relaxing. If anyone is expecting a hotel experience, it will be disappointing. But if you are expecting an experience when invited to a kerala home, you can feel it. The food is prepared hot and spicy, which was very delicious and tasty. They formed a whatsapp group and whatever requirement you put in the group was immediately attended. Nice experience..
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Hasim Khan wrote a review 6 May
Pune District, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
This cottage is simply wowing in each aspect be it location, staff, cleanliness, or food and specially reception desk team. I just loved each bit of my stay of 1 night. The cottage is massive n spacious with a lovely lake view. The highlight of the cottage is its food and location. The food is very delicious. The service is also very prompt. Location is excellent. They have their parking, so It's pretty easy for guest to reach at the cottage, All in all, an outstanding stay with many fond memories. This cottage is simply wowing in each aspect be it location, staff, cleanliness, or food and specially reception desk team. I just loved every bit of my stay of 1 night. The cottage is massive n spacious with a lovely lake view. The highlight of the cottage is its food and location. The food is very delicious. The service is also very prompt. Location is exceptional. They have their parking, so It's pretty easy for guest to reach at the cottage, All in all, a remarkable stay with countless fond memories.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Rohith wrote a review 2 May
Bengaluru, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent stay. Calm and quite atmosphere. The view towards lake was awesome. You can just sit and relax from your cottage with the view available. The food was very good. A perfect recipe for family vacation. The staff was also very friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Deepa M wrote a review Apr 2022
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Visited there early in the month of April 2022 with family and trust me it was a total nightmare. That place lacked basic hygiene. Out of the 6 rooms we booked, only one was good enough to use. The table set in the courtyard,to enjoy the serenity of the lake ( so they say) was full of bird droppings. We chose them because of the outdoor pool they mentioned in their site and it was no where to be seen. When asked they said, no we didn't put up anything like that. It was dropped in by someone. Really, like really... I don't understand how an outsider can enter your website and do the additions. Is it hacked??? There was something which was funny and shocking at the same time. Their room service( that's what they call it) is through whatsapp. Can you believe it? If we need food or any beverages we have to drop in a message through their whatsapp group. Sounds silly right? We had to do that for ordering lunch. Technically updated it seems. Paying a huge amount, that too all at once we were given stained bed sheets, smelly blanket and a disgusting room service. We need call them a thousand times to clear the table after we were done with our meal.Talking about meals, they will ensure us to clean the plates after we are done eating. Wow... What a great service for that whole lot of money. A lady, who is also one of the owners called us and demanded to place our oder for the dinner before 6.30 or we will have to adjust with the leftovers.Hospitality it seems. We were provided with a drink called TEA in the evening which was nothing but chlorine water mixed with tea and milk powder. Just one sip of it will make you throw up.Night time sleep was a Hell's ride. Don't worry if you are a solo traveller, you are accompanied with hundreds of mosquitoes and god knows what insects. All rooms had AC but their remote control is with the staff and they will provide you the same on request. But don't be surprised if the remote control doesn't work because they will not give you the correct one. Our room had an ac with some god forsaken brand and we were provided with Voltas remote control and unsurprisingly it didn't work. Our complaints and concerns fell on deaf ears as the so called manager was so rude. Dear people, do not go there if you want to have a peaceful relaxing stay. We ended up feeling frustrated and drained after a nights stay. It's a total nightmare. Bad and dead slow service, offers you the opposite of what they have mentioned in their site, dreadful food, rude owner/ manager.I will not recommend this even to my enemies.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Sree wrote a review Apr 2022
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We'd a visit to this place in April 2022, with my family. I have to say, this was the worst place I'd to stay ever, during my vacations. The room price and the food amount they charge was something comparable to a three-star hotel or a resort, however the food quality was very poor (the tea they offered tasted so bad that we all had to leave it there and get it from outside and have ) and this place was lacking basic hygiene. Washrooms could have been more clean and was lacking basic toiletries, which ideally they should have provided considering the price they charged. The room service was also very slow.The premises were full of mosquitoes as well, which made our sleep during night horrible. In short, this place was terrible and I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay there, even if they offer a free stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$17 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
illikkalam lake hotel kumarakom
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Illikkalam Lake Resort
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaKottayam DistrictKumarakom
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Vembanad Lake (3.7 km), Bay Island Driftwood Museum (3.8 km), and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waterside, Lime Tree, and Ettukettu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Does ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.