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“Unfortunate experience” 2 of 5 stars
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Lake Symphony Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   Kumbalam, Chathamma | Panangad, Kochi (Cochin) 682506, India   |  
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Ranked #64 of 175 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Chicago
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unfortunate experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stayed there during the past fall. The grounds were a little messy. The pool was dirty and not maintained. The people working there were nice but not the most helpful. The setting was peaceful. The amenities in the description didn't lineup with actually was there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Harinair165, Owner at Lake Symphony Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Renovation works were going on during that week. We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused. We are having all the amenities as mentioned in our website
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent place. We were there for our honeymoon in August end. As it was off season, we were the only 2 guests on the property. Mr Bashir's hospitality was great. His cooking was fabulous. Service exemplary. The lake was just 1 metre away from the room's patio. Excellent place if you are looking for an isolated & private stay in the backwaters. The rooms are large, well designed and fully equipped. The price is very reasonable for the ambience, service & food. A must visit if, you are looking for a private, calm & serene place by the lake.

Room Tip: Go for the Lake view rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harinair165, Owner at Lake Symphony Resort, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you very much.
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Thrissur (Trichur), Kerala, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We booked this hotel for our weeklong stay in cochin mainly based on its #1 rating on TripAdvisor. And it is a unique little gem, really.

We have stayed at many hotels over the years, often luxury ones with impeccable details and fantastic designs.

It is the perceptive and friendly service that makes it worthwhile staying in this small family-run hotel. The owners and staff are social at just the right level and they go to great length to make you feel at home. In the afternoon, the staff would bring out snacks and coffee for guests who had opted to spend the day in the shade of the palm trees in the little garden. At no charge.

Even my family, who did not stay in the hotel, was received with open arms and exceptionally generously when they came to visit. The owner even offered us to invite them all (ten people) to the hotel’s garden for the celebration of my father’s birthday. For the occasion they had prepared home-baked cake, snacks and a fantastically thoughtful gift.

This said, there is nothing wrong with the facilities. The room we had was spacious and pretty, the breakfast is good and the distance to the beach is limited. The garden may be small, but it’s a relaxing and quiet place – one where you really don’t mind spending an afternoon or two with a good book.

And as many people have written before. Casa Candolim is a place you would definitely come back to and recommend to your friends. Thank you very much for making our stay so pleasant!!!

Great place to enjoy,excellent food and amazing scenery!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent experience and feelings.....great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This place is a stress relieving heaven and I enjoyed really.... and my my family wants to come back in every monsoon!!!

About food,what you want just order,especially fresh sea food.If you are a food lover and a pleasant personality...Just make it and forget every thing from the world!!!!
Just enjoy and relax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Lake view is the best!!!Great place to enjoy,excellent food and amazing scenery!!!!!!!!!!!! Excel...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hari N, Owner at Lake Symphony Resort, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you, Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review.
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Pondicherry, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The stay was fantastic. The glass walled rooms have a breathtaking view of the backwaters. Enjoying the breeze sitting beside the backwaters was simply overwhelming. the swimming pool was also very nice and maintained properly.

The cooking was very good with all the local delicacy. Actually we had a couple from europe who were stying there for two weeks. such is the attractivness of the place. Travel from Airport was arranged by the resort on paid basis.

fishing and boating was also arranged . My wife and kids enjoyed the boating very much.

Unnikrishnan

Room Tip: Royal suites are the best as they are just beside the backwaters
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Lake Symphony Resort, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Very nice and quaint resort. The lake view rooms have a breathtaking view of the serene backwaters the Deluxe rooms though are a little smaller and do not offer the view of the water-body. Lake view rooms are large and comfortable.The caretaker, Senthil, was extremely friendly and made our 5 day holiday a real pleasure.The only word of caution to those who wish to travel in and out of the resort is that there is practically no decent transport facility.Getting an auto to the resort is still manageable but to get back into town is quite bothersome.This apart, this 4 room resort is a delight.

Room Tip: strongly suggest the Lake View Room as compared to the deluxe room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Lake Symphony Resort, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thank you sir
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Thrissur, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Resorts of phuket and pee pee and discover the delights of krabi - sea, sand and sunshine. you will never regret for the vacation and rest which you have planned. we enjoyed a lot.I have visited this property in the month of Dec 16th and stayed for 2 nights with my friends, believe me you will never regret for the vacation and rest which you have planned. We enjoyed the place so much in fact my dudes was so happy fishing , boating and friendly staff. I recommend this place to everyone who want a calm place to get relaxed and enjoy the beauty of Nature..Well furnished Royal villa with good service..Mr.Senthil is rocking on his service. He is a nice and friendly...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Lake Symphony Resort, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks for your positive review
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Singapore, null, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We came here in the 23rd December for a relaxation and peace of mind. This resort is a suitable place to relief stress and have quiet time and do quiet activities like fishing , swimming and walking around. The surrounding is also quiet . There are many convient places near by like shopping centers . You can choose what you would like to eat and the cook will prepare for you . The manager Mr Senthil is very friendly , helpful , jovial . He helps you at all you needs at all the time without expecting anything in return . Thanks :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thanks to you for writing this wonderful review
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Address: Kumbalam, Chathamma | Panangad, Kochi (Cochin) 682506, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake Symphony Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BACKWATER RESORT IN KERALA Lake Symphony an eco friendly back water resort in Kerala on the shores of Kaithapuzha backwaters, is a perfect place for an ideal holiday in Kochi, Kerala. Lake Symphony offers distinctively different mud plastered natural cottages of above 800 sq ft, which has a harmony with nature, each cottage are aesthetically designed with all modern amenities to give a luxurious stay at Lake Symphony. Every cottage consists of bedroom with attached bathroom, living area and sit out.Pedal boating,wifi complimentary.Well maintained swimming pool. ... more   less 
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