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The World Backwaters
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Experience of Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had stayed with family in The world Backwaters on 26th for one day. Over all experience in terms of the Food and Hospitality was good. But cost of the food is bit more. We felt that worth staying. It is an different experience all together as hotel is situated next to world second largest lack - good viewing point.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stay at the resort was excellent. Room was clean, well furnished and the restaurant did not disappoint with excellently prepared seafood. Kids enjoyed the paddle boat ride within the complex. Nice place to unwind.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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ADIPUR
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

one of the best resort i stayed in kerala the location of this resort is too good if u want a complete rest from ur tour this resort is the best service and food is really too good the only thing is they dnt have fishing rod in there resort as show on my voucher that i have got fishing rod i had on recepiton they we will give you in morning then in morning also i not got other we had enjoyed in fishing also.........ne ways over all good stay there enjoyed alot.....

Room Tip: shikara boat ride too good and the man handling the boat is very friendly helping guide too
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We arrived at night after a long drive, it was me and 2other friends. We requested an extra bed and it was ready in our spacious room .

The young gentleman at the reception was very kind and funny , and he lend us a lonely planet guide and explained all the details we needed to know about the hotel.

Breakfast was beautiful by the pool with the view of the lake .
The wifi was fast and worked perfectly and it was for free. We also had complementary bottlesof water in the room.
Our driver had a difficulty finding the location of the hotel, but once he asked few locals we were all set .
I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The World Backwater gave us an excellent satisfaction. This was a wonderful place to spend with family and friends. The staffs were very co-operative and ready to help us in anyway. For any request action were taken immediately and people were very polite. Food was excellent; I greatly appreciate the main chef. Pool was very clean and we had our own freedom. I did not find any pool guard there. I was expectation lots of mosquitos to my wonder there were none.

God bless you all..... Thanks

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a lovely place to stay at and enjoy ur holidays if u r a nature lover.the place has gr8 ambience.backwaters on one side and hotel's beauty on other side.rooms r perfectly designed.u have paddling,cycling,boat cruise and many options for enjoyment.highly recommended place.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

It was an extremely delightful stay at the world backwaters. Booked the stay thro booking.com. . . Reception was warm and inviting ( fresh with wet towels ). They were courteous to call us and confirmed our booking. . Stayed there for 2 nights.

Restuarant was excellent. . . . ( Quite Expensive. . ) all dishes were excellent right from continental to traditional keralite and northindian. . . all are worth commenting .. . .
Complimentary Breakfast was slightly not upto the mark compared to the quality of the other dishes served in the restaurant. . . . Restaurant staff were extremely courteous and were always ready to help us with our requirements.


The hotel even provided us with our own person pedal boat which made us so proud. . . ( in a small artificial stream inside the hotel. . . . with a lot of fishes to feed on ). Hotel also has lot of bicycles for the guest to use around the resort, quite an amusement. . . . They also offer hourly boating trips in the vembanad lake on chargeable basis which is quite nice to take feeling of the lake rather than to take the lazy houseboats

All other services were excellent. Room was classy and spacious with all amenities as described by the hotel on the website. . . . not much to complain about the hotel. . . .

Though my review is a little late i always wanted to do this review for this wonderful hotel. . ..

Room Tip: all rooms are quite the same. . . . u can request for rooms with the Vembanad lake view ( which most...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about The World Backwaters

Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The World Backwaters 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE WORLD BACKWATERS (formerly know as Ilona Lake resort) a 4 star Resort Nestled amidst this scenic landscape of 'God's Own Country' and on the banks of Lake Vembanad, is the perfect getaway for every weary traveler. The resort renders you an unparalleled view of the seemingly boundless Vembanadu Lake with a panoramic spotting of a beautiful island called Pathiramanal. The resort is tucked right into the soul of a real village in Kerala called Kannankara; away from the hustle-bustle of the City, but yet close and accessible to all functional comforts and luxury of a classy resort. Local attractions include Thanneermokkom Bund, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,Pathiramanal in Vembnadnad Lake, Alleppey beach,Alleppey, musuem, Ambalapuzha sri krishna temple,Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple services and facilities :Multi cuisine Restaurant|| Banquet /Conference hall || Board room || Lake side Swimming Pool || Lake side garden || Fish pond || water Stream || Gym || Ayurveda Treatment center || Gift shop || Free parking ||24 hrs Front desk || Daily Housekeeping in room || Round the clock security service || Kids play area || Travel Desk || Soft bar in room || Wi Fi || Backwater cruise || Paddle boat|| Cycling || ... more   less 
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