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Illikkalam Lake Resort

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banks of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom 686563, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked 1 night and ended up staying for 2! The rooms are clean with big bathrooms and great views of the lake. They organised us a boat trip and it is also right near the bird sanctuary. They also offer table tennis, badminton and fishing. Staff are nice and helpful, would recommend.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

An excellent location to chill out in Kumarakom at very budgeted pricing. The rooms are specious and bedding quality is superb. Very friendly staffs and management. Ample space to roam around and the view of Vembanad Kayal is awesome from rooms. They also have gaming area with Badminton, TT, caroms, etc.. Nice place to know the nature as they have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Most of the resorts in the Kumarakom area is overpriced, maybe to maintain some sort of exclusivity, this is where Illikkalam scores. This resort is worth from a price point of Rs. 2500/- for a lake facing double room. It is more like a homestay and less like a hotel, which means, you may not find the standard star class... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed here for about 3 days the experience was the most memorable experience of my life. The service from the staff was very courteous and quick. The price also seems very affordable and the rooms were well maintained. I would recommend this resort to all family and also for honeymoon for married couples to take time off and relax... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed there on 4th April 2015. I'd like to say my heartfelt thanks to Mrs Susan and family for the awesome treat and the great accommodation. No further words to express our sincere gratitude.It was really amazing to stay there for a night. The cottage was neat and clean and so close to the lake. A very calm place!!!... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed in a semi detached cottage at this resort right on the shores of Vembanad Lake. The location is serene and the property is nicely landscaped. Our unit had a nice verandah with comfortable chairs to relax and see all the houseboats go by. The property is close to a bird sanctuary and many birds come by. The room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The only thing going for this place is the location. We ended up booking the standard lakeside cottage and were given a tiny room attached to the bigger lake view rooms. I didn't complain even though i had double confirmed with them about a lake view prior to arriving. However you can just take your chairs and plonk yourself by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Let's just see the pathetic aspects of this so called 'resort': 1. It's all dug and under construction. The partial resort which is constructed is very filthy and dirty. 2. The pproach road is very narrow and all all pot-holes. Very bad approach. 3. The lake front of the resort is too dirty and noisy. 4. The food is as... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is the most beautiful trip in my life i've ever seen...the location was awesome..service was awesome..the price was also comfortable...the rooms are very comfy..bathrooms are good and well maintained...i loved recreation in hammocks...food was good...the lake view was amazing..we relaxed very very much...the servers were well trained and they could understand english and tamil..it was extremely awesome...i would give... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We, including 2 young kids, enjoyed the surrounding and garden at the Illikkalam Lake Resort. The staff do not know english and was very difficult trying to explain what we required. Everything is chargable, including the hammocks, fishing rods (a small stick with twine attached that barely reaches the water), the cycles. Even room service is charged extra. Food was... More 

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