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“Scenic Back water view !” 5 of 5 stars
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Backwater Ripples
3.0 of 5 Spa   |   Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India   |  
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Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Kumarakom
Dandeli, India
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11 hotel reviews
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“Scenic Back water view !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This resort is in very good location with scenic view of backwater. Really one can remember Kerala very well staying here. Swimming pool is just next to backwater in excellent place. There is big place to sit and relax next to swimming pool where one can enjoy watching houseboats and boats. Restaurant is big and variety food in Buffet choice!

Room Tip: Bath rooms are bit smaller.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Liked the place very much. Every thing was good.Room was well designed with a really beautiful view from sit-out. Food quality, was good. Ayurveda service was also good.Overall service and the attitude to take care of guests impressed us.

Room Tip: Lakeside Rooms are really good and preferable.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They say 13 Lake View rooms but there is actually only one. Unless you specify the room from the picture you will not have a view of the lake.

The lake view rooms according to the listing have many things and definitely do not include bath robes, slippers, sky view bathroom or a bathtub and separate shower.

Room 117 is the one from the photos and the only one on site like it. Due the resort construction it is the only one that can possibly do that.

The complimentary sunset cruise leaves and returns at least an hour before sunset. Don't bother as you are cramped in to a hot enclosed boat with poor safety equipment.

The pool is dangerous, the food is not great.

Not worth the money but the place next door looks lovely. All the rooms have balconies over looking the lake. I'd stay there if I went back.

The cleaners parked their trolley next to our terrace which meant that we felt in the way when we sat there.

Also, the resort has some speed boats which sound their horn when coming and going. Is that really necessary at 8am. I'm on holiday for flip sake!

1 hr 10 mins for a cold beer to arrive at the table. Fantastic service!

Room Tip: Room 117 is the one that looks so lovely in the photos and if that's what you;'re expecting...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed with the resort last month with my family, was a decent stay food can be better and the co ordination among the staff could be better. other wise all together a good stay with some good time in the pool my baby enjoyed a lot.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Good rooms - very helpful with a 6month baby in tow.
The ayurvedic spa was great; food at the restaurant was very nice with a great selection.
Had a thoroughyl enjoyable 3 day stay at Backwater Ripples

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

we recently traveled to kumarakom and as suggested by chrison holidays we have selected backwater ripples resort. This resort is just facing towards the vast backwaters of Kerala. The location was amazing and so beautiful. We can just jump into the backwater like that only the resort located. Even though the food was very expensive, we enjoyed it. It is really suggestible to the travelers but a little expensive. Thanks to chrison holidays and backwater ripples. Sunil jha

Room Tip: Dinner can be avoided, since it is a little expensive. You will get good food nearby
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The resort is set beside the Vembanad Lake and it has a very relaxing and laid-back surroundings. The garden is well-maintained and the restaurant staff try their best to assist although they can be a little confused at times.

However, the rooms are not very well cleaned and maintained. On our first night of arrival, we were desperate for a hot shower but found the bath tub unclean. It was full of hair remnants and dead insects and dirt! It was really not acceptable and I was thinking to myself, oh dear it is 1 am at night and we really need to bathe and sleep after a flight. And considering that it was already so late and I wasn't too sure even if I call for housekeeping whether they will take much longer than it takes for me to clean it myself, I decided to heck it and spray clean the bath tub myself!

We also found the floor tiles to be generally unclean. They always have this sticky feeling giving us the impression that they seldom mop the tiles. On our first night, we also found left over muruku and chips on the floor beside the easy chair but fortunately, the housekeeper cleared it the next day. But this shows that they did not clean up the place properly after the last guest checked out.

But at least, the bed sheets are clean and the bed is comfortable. If you call for the housekeeping services, they also take quite a long while to come but they will eventually come. So I can only say this place is just average.

Will I recommend this place? if they improve on their cleanliness and maintenance of the room, then I will especially since it is not a cheap place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kumarakom
#7 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Ripples 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backwater Ripples offers 34 luxury independent cottages in a variety of styles to cater various requirements. The accommodation is spacious, private and superbly appointed with state of the art designer amenities and personalized services. The resort has wide range of facilities to make sure a comfort and memorable stay in our resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kumarakom, Kerala

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