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Lakesong Kumarakom
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ammankari Road, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Eastend Lakesong)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Kumarakom
Ahmedabad
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“Excellent resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

Booked this property through travel agent GITC as part of a 9-day Kerala tour and it worked out much cheaper with a car and driver included. Arrived here by houseboat which docked directly at the hotel and stayed one night.

We were upgraded to a suite and the rooms were very clean and spacious. Staff was very courteous, attentive and helpful. The resort is quite spread out and they even provided a wheelchair for an elderly person in our group.

The bird sanctuary requires a lot of walking and with elderly people with us we decided to skip it and just relax at the resort. The Ayurvedic massage center is excellent, definately recommend it.

  • Liked — Nice rooms and excellent Ayurvedic center
  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

Nice property, Very Good facility for conference and business meets. Nice view of the lake. Good Service

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

I spent two nights at Lakesong while touring central Kerala. The property is relatively new (2007) and it shows. Everything is in good condition and rather modern for rural India. The WiFi was a bit difficult to use and expensive by Indian standards. You had to buy tickets which were good for only 1 hour, after which time you were booted out and had to enter a new ticket. But other than that minor annoyance, you could not ask for a more comfortable room, bed, great A/C, delicious meals (breakfast included) and the most friendly and doting staff you could ever ask for. The pool and exercise facilities were superb. And the surrounding area is so beautiful that you will not want to leave.

Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

I stayed at this amazing resort for three weeks, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the famous backwaters and forests of Kerala, the luxuries of this stunning resort, the wonderful service of the staff and the professional and effective treatments at the ayurvedic centre. The whole experience was so wonderful that I couldn't stop smiling for the entire duration of my stay.

The main focus of my holiday was the treatment of various health problems to which the Western doctors didn't seem to have any solutions, and I must say that I am quite surprised at how efficient the ayurvedic treatments have been so far. My schedule included yoga classes with my own, personal "guru", daily consultations with a highly qualified doctor as well as several hours of treatments with experienced and exceptionally friendly nurses, and special ayurvedic meals.

Everyone at the resort did their very best to ensure that I was perfectly happy at all times - and they succeeded. The people of Kerala are definitely some of the friendliest people I have ever met.

I can thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who would like to experience beautiful, unspoilt nature, try a gentle, pleasant and effective treatment for their health complaints, or simply relax and unwind in an idyllic, luxurious resort.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

This was my second visit to Lakesong in two years. To be honest the hotel is nothing unusual. The top grade room which I had has a small terrace but is just in a line with others, therefore not much privacy, as someone else mentioned, none of the rooms faced the lake. The food was good but not very imaginative, I stuck to an ayurvedic diet (all vegetarian food) and I found that great and would recommend it to anyone even though I am not vegetarian.
The restaurant is clean but basic, the service was good, if a little slow.
The swimming po is a touch on the small side! There is nothing to do outside the resort...no local shops or restaurants.
The hotel is only licenced to sell beer and wine which is all Indian and although is of a reasonable quality is very expensive.
If you are going for a holiday to enjoy the ayurvedic treatments then I can thoroughly recommend this hotel, the staff at the ayurvedic centre were kind, attentive and extremely helpful and all the treatments were of a high standard.
Overall, I would say that at the moment the hotel is unimaginative and does not seem to have a "soul" if you understand what I mean! Does not really feel "Indian" could be anywhere!
Everything was clean and the bed comfortable and the shower good etc. I personally would not go for anything less than the top grade room here as the others have no terrace or balcony and could seem claustraphobic.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

Kumarakom! God's own country! God is surely rich!

Location is good. Well, almost all resorts are along the Vembanad Lake.
Check-in was smooth. The Vembanad room ( highest category on the ground floor) and the Punnamada room ( one category lower than Vembanad room, on the first floor ) are of the same size, however the Vembanad room has a garden sit out. None of the rooms have a lake view! The room was quite large and adequate.

The pool is quite small and food was mediocre and pricey. Don't expect south Indian filter coffee which is what one would think they would offer in South India. They only serve Instant coffee. Outside the resort, there's nothing to do. A few recreational facilities are available inside the resort.

Toilet had no soap dish! Very unusual for a resort. The best thing about the resort was the Ayurvedic spa and their massage treatments! Most relaxing and worth the cost.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lakesong Kumarakom

Address: Ammankari Road, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Eastend Lakesong)
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakesong Kumarakom 3.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakesong is nature lover's heaven situated on the awe inspiring Vembanadu lake at Kumarakom . It is a peaceful retreat, which takes you to the world of tranquility. At Lakesong the most breathtaking moment will be when you check in. To your surprise , you will be escorted in a traditional canoe to the reception through the internal canals. Indeed, this will be a ride you will cherish for a lifetime. Adjacent to the mesmerizing lagoons is the reception, which is a perfect example of the aristocratic Malabar style of architecture. Its ambience will take you to a different world where traditional art was at its zenith. Its retreat that offers you amazing facilities with top notch quality and world-class service. Above all ,our dedicated professionals will ensure that the time you spend here will be among the most comfortable in your life. At Lakesong we always strive hard to give you the best we can and to surpass your holiday expectations. Lakesong is an architectural marvel, which is based on the traditional Kerala style. The cottages are gabbled and have tile roofs. The exteriors are un-plastered which is a style redolent of the traditional houses of this region. The cottages have 4 star amenities. The rooms have finely appointed interiors with all urban luxuries. The main attraction here is the villas are based on the traditional Malabar style architecture. They are Vembanad and Ashtamudi. The other category is the Punnamada, which is eco-friendly and constructed of interlocking bricks. Totally, there are 48 marvelous Malabar style rooms and 20 breathtaking quaint villas, all constructed on the banks of the inland canals. Lakesong has a swimming pool and a wading pool with a panoramic view of the lake. It is always our pleasure to provide an enjoyable vacation experience for all of our guests. Activities like in door /out door games , children activities , fishing, canoe boat ride , one hour sunset cruise at Vembanadu lake etc. Keeps the guest's stay more entertained. Traditional water rides get the thrill of gliding through the inland canals on traditional country boats. Occasionally try your hand at rowing. Ayurkshethra , a unit of Lakesong is a retreat with ' Green Leaf' certification from the Government of Kerala where Ayurveda is practiced by professional doctors and skilled therapists with traditional treatment facilities. Our yoga centre is a retreat where you can practice various " ASNAS". We assure our best attention and services at all times. ... more   less 
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