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Backwater Ripples

3.0 of 5 Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently conducted a training programme for the Senior Management of NLC at this resort.This turned out to be a resounding success!.The ambience of the hotel,the cuisine and the services of the staff are excellent.The guests were well looked after and everybody appreciated the arrangements whole heartedly,making this programme a great sucCess! The General Manager Shri.Shobi Mathews and the restaurent... More 

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Balangir, India
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18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kumarakom is ideal if you are looking for relaxing holiday. Just hang up your boots and take rest. Backwater Ripples is a decent place. Rooms are nice, spacious and clean. Beautifully located on the lake, this place just misses the mark. The only downside is there are few activities only. Keeping kids engaged is a challenge. It's dated, service is... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kumarakom is ideal if you are looking for relaxing holiday. Just hang up your boots and take rest. You can either take a house boat or stay at the resort or a mix of both. Backwater Resort was a decent place. Rooms were nice, spacious and clean. Service in general was good. The only downside for us was there were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully located on the lake, this place just misses the mark. It's dated, service is polite but very slow, and most of the staff appear to be poorly trained and don't speak great English. The accommodation is just ok. TV did not work, Internet was poor, swimming pool was a trip back to the 70's. We spent New Year's Eve... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Hotel for 3 nights , the hotel location is good near the lake but the rooms are quite basic but some rooms are big. The pool is good and food is ok as they repeat items in menu in lunch dinner. The South Indian items are good. The hotel has poor wifi which is a put down and... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The stay was very comfortable. Good keralite food. The reception gives a warm welcome. The cycling is a good adventure. You can relax near the swimming pool with the sea view or strll in the hotel garden for fresh air and enjoy nature.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The hotel management or team members are not reliable at all.Please keep your valuable items with you only.Do not leave in room of hotel as I did and lost my mobile.They are not cooperating too.They are not complaint in police also.They only think about their reputation not about the tourist.

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Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful location and I'm sure when new it was stunning, good size rooms, but very dated and in need of some TLC. When we stayed the hotel was in the middle of a major building program, which means it was very noisy and as it is small there wasn't anywhere to find some peace, even the spa was saved from... More 

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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A very good propert well maintained....rooms are spacious and bathrooms are so very biggg.....we had opted for a lake view room....finger licking good food is available in d restaurant....we opted for Grilled Scampi, Chicken Biryani and Schezwan Squids....complimentary sunset cruise was an awesome experience as well.

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Karimnagar, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I describe this resort in Pros and cons way so that any body understand it in short. Pros. 1. Excellent and peaceful place. 2. On the banks of the Lake (Lake is like a Sea) 3. Excellent cottages and bathrooms are awesome 4. Free Wify available at the reception 5. Nice swimming pool, with depth of 3 to 4 feets... More 

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Address: Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Ripples 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kumarakom, Kerala
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#5 Business Hotel in Kumarakom

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