Fellow travelers, Laxmi Resorts offer one of the most peaceful and serene properties to spend your days in the stunningly beautiful landmass called Kumarakom. The resort is located on the road from Kottayam to Kumarakom. Like all resorts located on the right side of this road, Laxmi resort too overlooks the lush green paddy fields from the balcony in all rooms. (Hey don underestimate it.. A lot of builders are making huge bucks selling Flats in big towns overlooking green fields and calling them GREEN HOMES). Add to it the fact that the resorts claiming to be situated right on the backwaters will charge you three-four times the tariff here and what you actually get is only a look at a small water canal, mostly filled with water hyacinth and having a couple of boats in a day passing through the canal. Although resorts like the Kumarakom lake resort and Coco bay resort are located by the lake, however there are some things you need to understand about an inland lake before you get lured by the “Relax by the Backwaters” story of these expensive resorts. While there is no denying that these resorts overlook the lake, but an inland lake has a lot of vegetation on its surface. And this mass of floating vegetation is even more widespread closer to the banks. So, while u sit on the balcony of your room overlooking the lake, the lake is present only in the background. Chances are that you will be overlooking a huge mass of floating vegetation right next to the banks. So my advice is, if you are in Kumarakom for the love for backwaters (which you should be), then it’s better to stay at an affordable and yet very beautiful, comfortable, peaceful resort like Laxmi resorts and use the extra money to make a good houseboat/ speedboat trip to the lake. Now, coming to Laxmi resorts, the rooms are extremely clean and comfortable, well furnished with a big spacious (and VERY clean) bathroom as well. You can choose from AC deluxe rooms or an individual AC cottage. Both of which are a very good choice in terms of comfort, location and Value for Money. I personally enjoyed sitting on the balcony in my room and soaking in the remarkable peace in the atmosphere and the calming effect of looking at unblemished Greenery (Read Paddy fields with Coconut trees in the background). The rooms are nestled in a small garden with trees all around. The hotel has a restaurant, which has a good and varied menu from south Indian, North Indian or Chinese food fare but availability of all items may depend upon the number of guests in the resort. However, this is unlikely to be a concern if you travel in the peak tourist season. However the best part of this resort is not in the rooms or in the location. It lies in the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff at Laxmi resorts. The MD Mr. Sasidharan is a man with a highly helpful and cheerful nature. I have seldom come across a hotel owner who has been so helpful, accommodating, cheerful and understanding. He will make you feel completely at home and will actually turn out to be a one man solution for all your queries, problems and tour planning. Mr. Anil in the restaurant is an equally enthusiastic and courteous employee. With its overall advantages, value for money and the excellent staff Laxmi resorts will give you some long lasting memories of your stay in GOD’s own country. Happy travelling…
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- Also Known As:
- Lakshmi Hotel And Resorts
- Lakshmi Hotel Kumarakom
- Lakshmi Hotel Kottayam
- Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts Kumarakom, Kerala