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Backwater Ripples

3.0 of 5 Spa   |   Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India
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Ranked #14 of 24 hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Hari2205 Coimbatore, 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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Coimbatore, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled as a group of 15 persons in December'13 & zeored in on this resort for our stay. The rooms were good with decent facilities & the resort has a nice pool by the lake side. The sunset cruise was okay but there werent enough life jackets for all & those available were too bulky. The restaurant is good... More

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited kumarakom in Jan. The location of the hotel is awesome...the property is beautiful- the service is very good...the rooms are also very nice...especially, the open air kind of bathrooms! they provide complimentary evening boat ride, which is nice. But the best thing about the hotel is its swimming pool! very well loctaed- just next to the lake- kind... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had traveled from Munnar to this place and had booked the hotel from makemytrip.com website. It was in January 2010. Entry to the hotel is nice and has big space. No hassle at the reception and things went smooth. We had booked a room on the ground floor, facing the pool. Ideal location are the rooms near the pool... More

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days rooms are average toilet flush leaking , showers not functioning properly, Towels stinking,on top of it receptionist says all rooms are having same problem ,so no use of changing room.(and speaking rudely). Restaurant in good ,Food is also fine ,Ambience is excellent, but Hotel working as if its a Government Hotel.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a two week flying tour of India this was the biggest disappointment. The hotel is the equivalent of a lukewarm buffet, that was once a grand feast but is now unpalatable. When the best bit of a room is the strange indoor but out door shower you know you aren't in the lap of luxury. In our room the... More

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Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 days here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was very good, the staff were friendly, and the accommodation very comfortable, but perhaps we should have upgraded to a room nearer the sea, restaurant and pool. We enjoyed exploring the neighbourhood on foot, but the local bird sanctuary was disappointing as we didn't see any birds (to be fair,... More

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Its a beautiful and very well maintained property right next to the backwaters in Kumarokam. The management is a dedicated bunch of people ensuring a good stay to the guests. We stayed there for one night during which we enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise on Lake Vembanad, toddy tasting and Kerala cultural dance program- all complimentary by the resort. The... More

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at backwater ripples to attend a reception hosted in family. So it was a two in one affair, holiday + Family function. The property is located along the Nazareth Church road in Kumarakom, the road leading to resort is scenic albeit a bit narrow. You need to be a good driver in case you are driving in Kerala.... More

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Noida, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have taken room with balcony,That was nice,Ideal place for walking, we spend most of time sitting near Backwaters,That really looks nice to see Sunset, Service provided by staff was nice, Now about food which was ok-2.

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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a very warm welcome and got nice cottages with outdoor shower though the roof was closed so no birds could come in.Nice helpfull staff. Great food in The restaurant.We borrowed bikes and cycled around. We came to Relax and so we did. The Ayurveda treatment was good and helpfull.

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Also Known As:
Backwater Ripples Hotel
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kumarakom, Kerala
Address: Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#10 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Ripples 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backwater Ripples offers 34 luxury independent cottages in a variety of styles to cater various requirements. The accommodation is spacious, private and superbly appointed with state of the art designer amenities and personalized services. The resort has wide range of facilities to make sure a comfort and memorable stay in our resort. ... more   less 
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