We went there for a quick holiday for our anniversary. On arrival we were given a cold towel which was very refreshing. We had a quick check in process and then were taken to the rooms in the shuttle.
Welcome drinks & fruits were sent immediately. We got the pool & lake facing room on the ground floor and the views from there were breath taking. The room was very spacious and aesthetically decorated. It had a locker, stocked mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer. Bathroom was neat & clean as well.
Breakfast was good but took a long time to be served on the first day as buffet was not available. During the day we out for sight seeing. The hotel can arrange cabs but if you can speak the local language, it will be better to book from outside.
We went for a swim in the pool in the evening when it was pleasant, but I agree with one of the reviews given before me that there are a lot gazing eyes. This in fact was the only improvement area for the hotel where the management could educate the staff on it.
Dinner didn't have much variety but the good thing was that you can order from the room and be at the restaurant once it is ready. Hotel has a gym & spa but we didn't have the time to use them so cannot comment on the same.
The hotel was pretty much empty probably as we went just before the season starts. Staff was very helpful and responded quickly for the smallest of our request. On our anniversary, each and every staff member who met us that day wished us which was really nice. This is has been one of my best stays in Kerala.
Thank you Ilona for a wonderful holiday.....
Will definitely recommend to all my family & friends.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The World Backwaters Kerala/Alappuzha, India