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Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages
Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence
Kochi (Cochin), India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed at Illikkalam resort, Kumarakom for 2 nights in June 2013. The lake facing cottages have a very beautiful view of Vembanad lake from the room. There is a small verandah in the front as well as a small garden facing the lake complete the picture of serenity. In the early mornings and evening, one can see lot of unusual birds at the resort itself. The rooms have basic amenities minus TV ( :) ) and are neat and clean.The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We mainly had Kerala food at the hotel. Prior intimation ( At least 4-5 hours early) has to be given about the food required and it is made fresh. Very delicious, almost home-cooked taste! Bring your own selection of books to read as the books available there are very boring. There is no TV so you have to bring your own source of entertainment, specially for the nights. Overall a very relaxing and wonderful value for money stay at Illikkalam Lake Resort.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Hi This resort is very very worth for money.
Food is so delicious.
so kind service.
There is no lizard as people said. we saw only one lizard here in the roof.
People is very very good.
if you don't know Malayalam then communication is slightly difficult but they will try to understand whatever language you speak.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haridwar, India
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Nice clean private cottages. The resort is just adjacent to the lake and the view was good. Stayed for just one night as we had to leave for houseboat trip the next day.The only problem we faced was locating the resort. We reached Kumarakom at around 10:30 pm and hired a taxi for the resort. The person attending the reception at night didnt knew any English!!! It was difficult to communicate with him. So it was left to us and the poor taxi driver to find the resort. After wasting a lot of time in the narrow lanes we were able to locate the resort with the help of Google maps! Should have googled instead of calling the hotel reception in the first place.
Ppl who are looking for a night's stay in Kumarakom should note that this resort is far from bus stand. Even though the government boat jetty is shown to be at a walk-able distance,it is far off as one will have to go by road to reach the jetty.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The stay during the resort was very good ,the cottage we occupied was facing the lake.The resort is well managed by the owners Mr Salim Das and Mrs Susan Salim ,the staff are friendly and co-operative,the cottage and premises are well cleaned we really enjoyed very well during the stay,food is fresh and tastey.Very homely food there are fruits like guava,mango passion fruit etc.....value for money,we will definitively recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was my 3rd Kerala trip and this time it was Kumarakom, we wanted to have more time on ground rather on water ;) so stayed here in Illikkalam Lake Resort with family. View from the resort is quite good and very pleasant in the early morning hours when you see small boats passing just in front of the lake in still water(believe me no ripples that time, chk photos). Food was not that great and the room service was fair enough. Rooms were clean, just the lawn in front of the room was not much groomed up. The resort owner(I forgot his name) is a very nice and cooperative person. Next day we had day cruise and boarded the house boat from the resort directly. That was quite an experience !!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

we visited kumarakom at first time.our accommodation was booked at illikkalam resort. our room lake area facing and the climate was friendly.i,my wife, brother and brother in law all grate time here. we were well looked at the staff was cooperative and pleasant the food was very tasty and it just like our home. we would love to come to illikkalam ones more.

with warm wishes
rajeeve

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

we stayed in illikkalam lake resort for 2 night from 3th may to 2nd june.the cottage we stayed was facing the lake with very good ambience.we enjoyed very well,the shuttle badmindon,table tennies,walking path,all we utilised.management and staff are very co-operative and friendly.the rooms and premises are cleaned and well maintained the food is fresh and tastey just like home over all we felt a homely atmosphere we will sure advice to our frds and relatives about the boutique resort.

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Property: Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages
Address: banks of the Vembanad Lake | Kumarakom,Kerala state, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Illikkalam Lake Resort)
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kumarakom
#8 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Kumarakom, Kerala

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