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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There no food after 10 p.m.in any condition and no milk for child and no help by staff when we have reached there no staff can help us at 10.30 p.m. for food for my family although thay know that we have booked 2 rooms

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Thank tanmaymonika
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It might be a bit difficult to reach the property and the main gate with tarnished paint looks pretty misleading. We arrived pretty late, at around 3-30 P.M. i.e. after almost 3 hours of normal check-in time..yet we were welcomed with unprepared rooms and a general cold reception. After dealing with the initial hiccups, we were ushered to the rooms... More 

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Thank VanditaH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Best Expeirnece of Kerela. Great resort, truly and gem. Amazing views of the lake side, great pool area, amazing room. never been to a resort quite like this one. Frist time to visit Kerela and for my honeymoon, it was a great experienece. Friendly staff, Spacious Rooms. Fun riding the bikes provieded around the resort with my wife. The hammocks... More 

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Thank OWAIS K
Ahmedabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Had great expectations from this hotel and we returned disappointed. Located well in backwaters, this property has potential to be fantastic but wasted due to poor management and service. Rooms are not well ventilated. Cleanliness and maintenance not up to resort in this class standards. Service is slow. The boathouse rooms were not clean and stinky. Large and scenic view... More 

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3 Thank The_Wanderlust_Story
Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We went here in month of December for our first wedding anniversary. We had a very pleasant say here with all the good amenities and kind service. Hotel is located on the banks of backwaters with nice view. Hotel is well maintained with all the ethnic furniture designs, statues in lawns, nice pool. Good food quality. We opted for this... More 

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Thank Piya129
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Greetings.. well a good drive from Thekkday our next stop for our Kerala Trip was The Wordl Back Waters- Allepey after going through some decent reviews booked this hotel from my agent M/s.: Tripigator Mr. Pranay +91-9148432191 probably one of the best agents I have had so far, v. calm helpful with best possible prices from most I had a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I read a lot of good reviews on Trip advisor & therefore decided to go ahead with this hotel.I booked a private pool villa room & was completely disappointing. A private pools has no privacy with a small open area from where the people can easily peep through it. despite making repeated complaints regarding the TV not working, the staff... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the best properties I visited... everything is just superb... food,location, room cleanness.... must stay if u are visiting alleppey.... it's better to stay in world backwater instead of staying in houseboat and den take half n hour complimentary house boat ride from hotel in morning...

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Thank gb291987
Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The place is far away from Allepey town, but is worth it. The rooms are very well maintained and the set-up is just wonderful. Pool overlooking the lake, pet rabbits, badminton court, complimentary shikara ride in the lake, good food are the highlights. Housekeeping services are superb. Breakfast spread is OK as well.

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Thank Sameer B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Fantastic hotel, we loved our stay here. The hotel was a bit dated, but the whole ambience of the place more than made up for that. The staff were amazing, service was excellent and we had amazing views from the veranda of our room over the pool and the backwaters.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE WORLD BACKWATERS (formerly know as Ilona Lake resort) a 4 star Resort in West Kumarakam, 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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Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $59 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The World Backwaters 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#8 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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