The visit to the World Backwaters Resort in Kumarakam was interesting. I gave it a 3/5 because their bathrooms were terrible and the thermostat in the presidential suite we were in failed miserably. The bathrooms were mouldy- almost everything including the faucets and the shower head was spotted with mould- not the best thing if your allergic to fungal spores!
We were there in June 2013 so it was really humid and the thermostat in the suite that we were in had issues with temperature control- it would not go below 24 deg C. We wrestled with it for a while and then called room service but they were not really able to fix the issue.
The good thing about the place was the views and the service. The suite we stayed in was close to the waterfront and was easily accessible to the houseboat we booked. The food at the pool-side restaurant was delicious-we stuck to dishes native to Kerala but continental dishes were available as well. The resort has a nice Ayurvedic hospital/massage center and the total rejuvenation body massage I had was relaxing.
Overall, It was not as calming as I expected it to be- I would recommend the place for a day or two max.
- 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