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Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort
Ranked #8 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We landed around 1900 hrs from Thekkady. On seeing the Infinity pool with the pool lights on it was inviting. Right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back water surroundings We had our rooms which were great and the best thing that I found was the attached toilets with natural Ventilation. The room were well stocked. The dinner buffet was a decent spread and also the morning breakfast buffet. The place is great for photography and you can get photographed facing the garden or facing the lake. Evening you can sit and watch the boats passing by and enjoy the sight. The only incident at the Restaurant that put us off was the service for À la carte ordered for Lunch. The hotel it seems has more interest in seeing that their buffet sells and we were clear that for half that money we could have it ordered from the menu.(we were 8 pax) The order was taken with a statement that it would take half an hour we agreed and accepted that. The food started arriving in piece meal ( the Indian breads came after the side dish was served. the kids almost finished the side dish before they got their Breads) I was the last to get up and it was 2hrs for serving the last man. We would have travelled and reached the next destination. It all happened in 2hrs because we kept pushing them. Some ordered items did not arrive at all until we asked for the same. This was the only thing that we thought should improve. Either abolish À la carte and sell only buffet or take care of people who have ordered on À la carte too. The bill took another 20min to arrive.But the bill had all the items right with right prices and no discount or sorry was offered on the bill.

Room Tip: Please don't order À la carte instead have the buffet but if you feel it is expensive then take...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I had traveled along with my wife for a 1 day trip.We totally enjoyed the trip.We had booked a bamboo pool villa.The room was very clean and well kept.The private pool too was well maintained.The resort has a great view to the backwaters of kumarakom which made an addition to the beauty of the resort.Service and food were also good.They also have lake view villas which has a beautiful view to the backwaters of kumarakom, if you want to enjoy the scenic view of the backwaters.In the evening we enjoyed sitting in the garden near to the backwaters .Overall it was a great experience.

Room Tip: Choose the room of your choice according to your need.We chose for pool villas which were well maint...
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The resort was well maintained and the staff were very courteous. The food in the resort was very tasty and authentic..The have a very good menu of fish..Enjoyed the stay and would love to come back :)

Room Tip: Lagoon facing or the one with the private pool
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We went for our honeymoon to Kumarakom, and stayed in Abad ... good place, they upgraded us to Lagoon facing from Garden facing...Overlooking the pond was fabulous...small lagoon ...but good enough... also nice came chairs to sit out...only the mosquitoes will make you rush in...really nice hotel room...bathroom is special...request but for cold n hot water properly...since at times the bathroom water comes cold...nice romantic place...also food was good , lots of varieties...breakfast can be improved a lot...price on the higher side though not too high...if you want to enjoy the backwaters and the pool, make sure you at least stay 2 nights...we regret having stayed only 1 night ...

Room Tip: Backwater facing or lagoon facing...any of these will be good....just make sure you dont stay in the...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We arrived in the afternoon only to stay for one night!!
We started we an very nice a la carte lunch what was surprisingly very good!!
Rooms and bathroom were not bad , the bathroom was half in the open air!
Swimmingpool and deckchairs were plenty!!
Nice hotel to stay for the night before you go to the Backwaters of Kerala!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

i visited this place in nov 2012. this resort has a great location, situated at the back waters of kerela. the rooms were good. the only problem i faced is the lots of insects in the night time outside the rooms. Over all it was a good experience and a better place to spend the holidays

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The best place if you want to soak in the sun,laze, take a boat ride in the back waters and not worry about the kids going berserk. The fish and mutton dishes are very good but the late night service is not available - a dampner during the holidays. Be sure to ask the hotel to do the mosquito spray every evening.

Room Tip: Spa and a backwater ride is a must do. Try for the lake front rooms.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort

Address: New Nazarath Road, Kumarakom 686563, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range: $90 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abad Whispering Palms is located at Kumarakom the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back water surroundings. Situated amidst natural backwater setting, it is a place where you can relax and bask in the luxury of tranquility. Well- designed accommodation including Bamboo Pool Villa/Cottage with private pool, Lagoon/ Garden Facing Cottages, and ,Suite Room in tranquil, serene landscaped setting to guarantee rejuvenation. We have hotels and resorts all over kerala, Indi ... more   less 
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