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The World Backwaters
Ranked #17 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Arpora, India
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“Excellent and memorable stay at this Hotel”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at this glamoruos back water resort and we enjoyed our stay very much. We will go back agaian. The pool and the small rivlett within the resort was enoyed by my family so much that they would like to go back their once agaian.Well done keep it up.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Worldbackwaters, General Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your feedback and we are extremely glad that you enjoyed your holiday in our resort. . Hope to see you again in our place soon.
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Even though it was hot summer, a warm gesture of all staff at the resort and the whole architectural ambience especially a boating in the canal flowing through resort and vast view of back water relaxes ur mind n makes u feel cool. It was one of kind of experience just like an your own farm house property.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Worldbackwaters, General Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your excellent feedback about our Resort and facilities. All of us in the resort are very much delighted to know that you had a memorable holiday in our resort Looking forward to your next visit.
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kochi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed here this weekend with a group of friends and just loved the property. A well-maintained property with amazing views of the lake, good cozy cottages, great food and a helping staff, it was altogether a pleasant experience. They have a really great pool where my kid has real good time with her friends. One thing that we thought could be improved is the water quality at the wash areas, where it is a bit uncomfortable to have hard, semi salty water in your mouth. Would recommend this property for anyone with decent expectations from a backwater resort.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Worldbackwaters, General Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are very much happy to know you had enjoyed you stay in our resort . Thanks for your feedback about service and rooms and will take your suggestion positively. Looking forward to meet you again.
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Hyderabad
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I had been here to this resort with family... the location is very scenic and the stay was memorable... rooms were excecllent.
some things to watchout for... the resport can improve upon.
1. water quality in bathrooms - it was too salty... some treatment helps. also bathrooms needs to be fitter with better exhaust system.
2. when there are fewer ppl in the resort, facilities go for a toos - like we couldn;t go out on the boat ride, though we informed 1-day in advance, food options, etc.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Worldbackwaters, General Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear guest,
Appreciate your feedback. Glad to know you enjoyed your stay overall. Your suggestions regarding service shall be given utmost attention. Once again thanks for the feedback.
Hope to see you again in our place
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We booked the lake villa at this resort.The small lanes lead you to this wonderful resort. The pleasant staff on the hotel doors welcomes you with a traditional Indian Tilak. The check in procedure is smooth. The ambience of the hotel front desk is just takes yours breath away. But wait that is just the beginning.
The golf cart drives you to the room. The hotel is by the Vembanada lake in the background. The houseboats travel along. The rooms are ultra modern with all modern facilites. The hammocks and the Machan, or the tree house provide an arieal view. The swimming pool right next to the lake gives a serene experience. The food provided including the complimentary b'fast is good.
A must go for everyone, its a shame that we could just spend a night here. Highly recommended for all. This place is an eye pleaser and should not be missed at all. Thank you Mr Vidyarthi for being a good host at the resort. Cheers.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Worldbackwaters, General Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Guest,
We at The World backwaters are extremely glad to know that we could make your holiday really special. Such feedback encourages further enhancement of our services and facilities. Hope to be of service to you again.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I booked 3 lake view rooms at the hotel, and was blown away by my experience. Reception and check-in was a pleasant experience, with nice traditional Indian touches. The rooms are much larger than I expected, with ample space for 3 adults, large comfortable beds, well designed clean bathrooms, and sitting areas with lake views.

The report has many amenities to keep both young and old entertained. The swimming pool was warm and clean, there were a number of hammocks to while away the evening, and plenty to keep the children occupied. The staff were great; friendly, helpful and took the time to show us around and explain everything.

The real standout feature of the resort is its location. It overlooks Vembanad Lake and you can see the lake, the wildlife (and the human life) for miles around.

I was wary of the restaurant having read some previous reviews, but needn't have worried. The staff were attentive and helpful, the food was good and prices mid-range by Indian standards. Our party of nine people ate a light dinner for Rs 1750 (less than £25). Complimentary breakfast had a pretty good choice of dishes and was bountiful.

I agree with some reviewers that the checking out process could have been slicker, but that is the only very small blemish on a thoroughly enjoyable experience which far exceeded my expectations.

I have stayed at many 4 and 5 star hotels in Europe, India and the Middle East. Congratulations The World Backwaters, you are as good as any of them!

Room Tip: Upstairs Lake view rooms are slightly larger and benefit from a balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Worldbackwaters, General Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your positive feedback and are extremely glad that you enjoyed your holidays in our place. It gives us more strength in furthering our services for our esteemed guests. Hope we can be of service to you on your next visit as well.
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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed in this resort with my family (Me, wife and Parents) from 3rd April to 5th April and let me tell you its an amazing resort. This is not exactly in Alleppey but its in Thaneermukkom in Alleppey District... Front Desk staff was Nice and well behaved ....specially "Ann" .. Our welcome was good with Watermelon Juice and Chandan Tikka on forehead :-) .... I booked Lake view front villa and the view from the villa was awesome with Huge lake (Vembanadu) in front and houseboats (Far away).... Rooms were good and well decorated with Small refrigerator (its not chilled enough) /tea & Coffee maker facility in the room....This resort provides complimentary Cycling (you can take the cycle outside of the resort to explore the village) and Paddle boating ( inside the resort cannal) and this will help you to pass your time...The swimming pool in this resort is well maintained and we spent our evening time in the pool with great view of the lake....Restaurant Manager "Tiju" was nice, friendly and well behaved. We checked in late in the evening by 3:30 PM, and Restaurant was closed with only snacks to offer, however, Tiju still requested the chef for Main Course Lunch and the food was good ... one should try "Kareemeen fish" which is the speciality of Alleppey....overall restaurant staff was excellent... (Resort provides free basic food for Drivers)... They have a medium size Shikara for Backwaters ride and will charge per couple per hour.... Everyone should take this Shikara ride for atleast 2 Hours which covers Backwaters and paddy Fields and its an amazing ride....... ITS AN AMAZING RESORT.....

Room Tip: Lake View Front Villa are very good
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The World Backwaters
Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > 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 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#10 Spa 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 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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