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The World Backwaters
Ranked #18 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Reviewed 9 January 2012

One of the best lakeside resorts in Kerala. The view in the night from any room was good. The only one aspect I was a little taken back is food. Being a food lover, none of the foods contained adequate said and spice. Too much of bland food. But the ambience & location was so soothening to the eyes.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

had a great holiday.. views are amazing
we were the only people staying in the resort.. had the whole place to ourselves.
bathrooms were clean but could be designed better( i stayed on the first floor where the comode and shower had a wall partition

food awesome, staff very courtieous... felt like home

amazing view of the vembenad lake

Room Tip: take the lake view rooms.... amazing views
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

Its a new property,well built beautiful by the lake side.neat & clean.booked it for the pool villa.staff was friendly & courteous.the pvt pool is neat,but be careful of the ladder which is rickety.the rooms are well made,though the should add digital cable to the LCD tv.food was good ,though limited choice ,no rotis in the morning,Kerala cuisine was superb!!
surprising for a well made resort they have low occupancy,probably related to the high rates.a good quite place to visit.they still dont have a Spa/functional coffee shop as shown on website.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

This is a great resort to stay, situated on the banks of Vemband lake. It has great views of the lake(Slightly marred by the fence, but still worth it). The evening's are the best when you can see boat houses floating and with the sunsetting at the horizon, it is a terrific sight
The Property is amazing, very clean and friendly staff. They have a beautiful swimming pool and me and my 1.5 yr old Son enjoyed in pool.
The only problem I had is the food is priced on the higher side, with no restaurants outside the property, you are pretty much locked in the resort
Great place for friends and family, Rooms are quite neat and clean

Cheers
Girish

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Stayed in this property for a day. Should have stayed here longer, excellent resort amidst nature. The swimming pool is amazing and the location of the resturant is picturesque. The rooms are big and tidy and so are the bathrooms. We requested for a change of cottage for a better view and they accomodated that with litte persuation. The food is tasty however be careful to avoid the Biriyani which was terrible. Ask for Kerala cusine and they will excel. The staffs are very friendly and eager to make you have a good impression.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The World Backwaters

Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#10 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range: ₹ 5,190 - ₹ 13,753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The World Backwaters 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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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