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“Very nice hotel, just on the lake”

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The World Backwaters
Ranked #18 of 66 Hotels in Alappuzha
Jerusalem, Israel
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“Very nice hotel, just on the lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

the hotel was very good, excellent rooms - very comfortable bed.

the hotel is situated just on the lake, amazing view to wake up with.
It is well kept, including yards of grass, restaurant and pool

we stayed at the Family Villas - with a baby, so it was pretty nice.
the shower requires a little bit maintenance.

the restaurant - dinner was very good, not very cheap.
Breakfast should was not in a level of a 5-stars hotel.

we took also a small boat tour from the hotel - it was more than enough- three hours of cruise - amazing staff!

Generally speaking - i recommend this hotel, if you're not planning on taking an houseboat trip.

Room Tip: ask for the family villas, just next to the lake.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had wonderful holiday at this resort.Value for money stay,staff very helpful.Nice compact villa for a family to stay.Buffet food was okay but A la Carte was excellent. The shikra boat ride was excellent at the Vembanad Lake.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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kochi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent a day at the world backwaters along with our parents.The whole experience was fantastic.The place is simply superb.Efficient staff , excellent and reasonably priced food make it a worthwhile visit.We have been to some other resorts in the vicinity and therefore can vouch for the quality and the pricing in the world backwaters.Rooms are big and spacious.The resort is clean with a nice pool .The ayurveda centre is also very good and aptly priced.An ideal place to stay on your trip to kerela

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Located on the Kerala back waters near chertala. Rooms are very spacious and well designed. Excellent places to relax, away from noise and pollution. Stayed there for 2 days. it was a great time. They have a good swimming pool and nice restaurant with different menus for food. the breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: Select the lake view room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

it was night when we reached this hotel and I never thought the next morning would be such a wonderful morning ever. you will experience true backwaters experience.nice stay! cottages are good. I would revisit only to experience view. Pool is located just beside sea which a nice experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good spacious rooms-& cozy amenities-You willl love it.at any cost- All rooms are -facing to backwater-Warm hospitality and good ambience-A place to relax away from crowded mass, A must stay for honeymooners.-Limited number of rooms but quality of standard is really admirable. Simple word--Just for relax-Calm and peaceful ambience

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

the best thing of this property is its location.its on the bank of vembanad lake,the view of lake is awesome.rooms are spacious with all modern amenities,neat and clean bathroom and very courteous and friendly staff.good swimmingpool, we really enjoyed.they have a narrow canal in property with pedal boat,but we could'nt take ride, reason water was dirty &stinking. i really regret this.food is also average.i would like management to take note on this.overall we enjoyed our stay,this is the best place to relax.i will recommend this property to everyone.we stayed here for 3 nights from 9th to 12th august 13.

Room Tip: all rooms are good,but prefer lake view.
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  • Stayed August 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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