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Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort
Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
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Mumbai
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“what a property! loved it!”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

This was the last leg of our honeymoon journey and I had carefully planned to have Whispering Palms as the last stoppage on our way to the Kochi Airport. Turned out that my plan exceeded expectations. This is a dream come true place for all the honeymooners and couples. Fantastci location and amazing solitude.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

We stayed here for one night as part of our Kerela tour and this hotel was excellent.

On arrival the setting immediately grabs you with the view of the swimming pool and the stunning lake stretching behind it.

The food was good with a wide range on the buffet and excellent A la carte options too.

We had a view of the lake from the patio outside our room and watching the sunset from there was very relaxing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Abad Whispering Palms was a welcome surprise after travelling from Kochi via Munnar, Thekkady to Kumarakom. Sleeping over at 5 different hotels on our way, we were actually appalled by the standard of the so called mid range hotels in India. Don't expect hotels in India to be on the same standard as their counterparts in Western countries:They are usually no 'eye candy', not located in a nice spot and most are poorly maintained and they are in general dirty and unhygienic.
Abad Whispering Palms was everything that all the others were not. It was lovely positioned on the fringe of the backwaters with a wonderful view of the large expanse of water from the crystal clear infinity rim swimming pool. Rooms were set in beautiful large gardens (an absolute rarity in India) creating a welcome and tranquil escape from the poor living just outside the gates. Beggars are also getting a real problem as they confronted you around every corner in India.
The food at the restaurant was excellent and the staff friendly and unobtrusive.
If you really feel like visiting India, Abad Whispering Palms is one of those rare gems that must be on your itinerary.
We have visited December 2011.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Venambad lake.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Have visited this place in March. Lovely place with a amazing view of backwaters. Cottages are very comfortable and they also offer open shower which adds upto the ambience, Food served here is OK. Pool overlooks the backwaters which is great.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

The highlight is the locality and especially the sunset - truly awesome. The layout and the maintenance of the place is clean and neat. The pool area is lovely . The seating ovelrooking the lake is a delight and very relaxing especially as you watch the houseboats go by. The duty manager on the day we checked in needs to be a little more accommodating when we asked questions re: the rooms etc.. He must be more aware he is in the service industry and needs to be attentive to the needs of guests - being off-handish doesn't do too well for the word of mouth advertising. We had a lovely room - exceptionally neat and clean. The support staff of the resort are so diligent on all requests- quick, fast and efficient in expediting in whatever needed to be done. The only restaurant there - is pleasant and the food was good. The breakfast spread is appealing and good catering for all people. The spa on-site is quite pleasant for the ayurvedic massage experience. Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort

Property: Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort
Address: New Nazarath Road, Kumarakom 686563, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,654 - ₹ 7,887
Hotel Class:3 star — Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abad Whispering Palms is located at Kumarakom the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back water surroundings. Situated amidst natural backwater setting, it is a place where you can relax and bask in the luxury of tranquility. Well- designed accommodation including Bamboo Pool Villa/Cottage with private pool, Lagoon/ Garden Facing Cottages, and ,Suite Room in tranquil, serene landscaped setting to guarantee rejuvenation. We have hotels and resorts all over kerala, Indi ... more   less 
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