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Illikkalam Lake Resort

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banks of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom 686563, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice old world resort right at the edge of the vembanad lake. (the largest fresh water lake in kerala) The resort landscape reminds you of a jungle resort and not one those highly preened and expensive ones. The view of the lake is awesome and you can see houseboats and ferries moving slowly along the water.... More 

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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled as group of 14 people (6 couples, 2 kids). Location is the best feature of this property. one should ideally book the highest priced lake side- lake facing AC cottages. The lake is hardly 20-30 feet from your room and you can relax in the small sit out areas attached to your room, enjoying the view. Pros 1.... More 

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Madurai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The budget and worth the every money paid resorts in kumarakom the place is little hard to reach but once you reach there you feel t worth the distance it has WiFi only at reception and it has play area too for indoor and outdoor activities There are two negatives for this resort 1) the food are five times more... More 

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Thank arun4in1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I booked this hotel in the month of sep 15 for my stay on 1st &2nd of jan 2016 and they took almost the entire amount citing the peak season. when i reached there on 1st i found to my surprise that no room was there for me and even told me that i have no booking ,after a heated... More 

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2 Thank Bodhisatwa S
Ryton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Loved this little hotel – comfortable and very clean chalets overlooking Vembanad Lake with its passing houseboats and fishermen. Friendly staff and an Indian menu, freshly prepared by the cook. A couple of things for Western visitors to be prepared for - the wifi was only on during office hours and most staff were not English speakers. Neither would deter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, it's not really a resort. I stayed two nights, and I'm not sure what it is! The rooms are cottages with AC and Satellite TV. The expensive ones face the lake, while the cheap ones are out the back. We chose a cheap one, but the friendly staff allowed us to spend an afternoon sitting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Don't go there expecting a hifi resort. It is more like a homestay. It is a small resort run by a family. The main attraction is the home made alleppey food. They will arrange any sea food if you pre order and cook according to your wish. Room and ambience is just average. It is a budget resort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Lovely lakeside cottages..can relax and absorb nature at its best.. Complementary boating n fishing n indoor games add to d experience.. Drawbacks..food is expensive n not so palatable..please confirm ur booking wid hotel as double booking happens n may ruin ur holiday

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It seems they have some issues with the online partners. So before you go for online deals confirm with the resort about the availability of the room. The food is a bit costly. Other than that the room I stayed and the location are good. AC was working.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Me and my friends in total 6 of us planned for a weekend trip. For one night we booked an houseboat, and while looking for an hotel for the previous night we came through Illikkalam Lake Resort. We booked two normal a/c rooms which were adjacent to each other. The rooms were compact, yet comfort enough to sleep. For the... More 

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