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Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort
Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2012

- Totally VFM luxury, courtesy KTDC. Was here as a family of 4 adults
- 2.5 hr drive from Cochin airport
- Located right by the Vembanad lake. Fantastic view of the lake from the restaurant
- Truly amazing swimming pool ; has the Infinity-pool-esque thing going, seems to blend into the calm waters of the Vembanad. Strongly recommended : Order tea by the pool - imagine yourself seated on bar-stools INSIDE the pool, sipping on chai watching the sunset. Mind = Blown !
- The restaurant's location & ambience transports you to one of the atolls in the Maldives.Food is, well, strictly OK, tbh. Avoid the exotic-sounding dishes, stick to the basics. Pretty decent breakfast buffet
- Warm, comfy cottages, just like in the pics on their website. Go for the lake view rooms
- The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is right next door, but can surely be given a miss, in my opinion

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Wonderful experience at the beautiful Backwater resort Waterscapes in Kumarakom. An affordable resort experience on the banks of breathtaking Vembanad Lake. Since the resort is almost inside the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, numerous species of birds can be found on the trees inside the resort and also on the balcony of individual cottages. Rooms are well maintained though the food in the restaurant is slightly expensive. A good budget resort option to enjoy the beauty of Kumarakom!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Cottages are nice. Service is bit slow. Food is ok.
Ambience is good. Because you get a separate cottage it gives different feeling all together.
And you can enjoy bird sanctuary in early morning or evening.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. Still try to get a room from where you can have lake view.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Excellent cottages,good ambience,nice place to stay and relax,nice ayurvadic treatment fecility,nice view of the lake from restaurant, nearer to bird sanctuary and for boating, Food served needs to be improved, food served is cold. Iliked the place.

Room Tip: Always make a request for hot food
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jayraman_ks
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

What could once have been a great place is now badly maintained and EERIE place at nights. Even the lights of the resort are not switched on properly. Being run by KTDC The staff has that typical Governmental attitude. The restaurant has limited menu and further the staff will try to push you to choose the laid buffet which is not worth it.....A strong NO for those who travel with kids......

Room Tip: try taking the cottages in the middle of the resort and avoid the secluded ones....
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rajnish_agg
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Location of this resport is fabulous. The design is excellent with individual cottages in a treehouse styple construct gives a unique stay experience. The hotel has a good restaurent offering a very good view of the lake and a sunset over the lake. One can have a backwater ride arranged from within the resort at a competitive price. The room interiors could have been little better.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank SachinDharap
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

A place you can enjoy nature but not food.Lake view cottages on the small canals has independent feelings.Cottage is soothing size wise but attached bathrooms need attention of govt authorities who run the complex.If you overlook the size and tiles of bathroom to enjoy the beauty of green resorts and back water lake and boating,its a heaven of Kerala away from the crowd.No room serivice and broken stones of common paths are other things to be taken care of.Swimming pool is just average.If maintained properly it is a place worth staying for atleast 3/4 days.

Room Tip: opt for lake viw cottages
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

Address: Kumarakom North P O, Kumarakom, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range: $69 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waterscapes - this exotic backwater resort, on the shores of Vembanad Lake is located inside the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which draws migratory birds from as far away as Siberia. The only resort in the destination located inside the bird sanctuary and is noted for its independent huts that stand on stilts and is a place teeming with mangrove vegetation. It offers its guests uninterrupted access to the backwater life of Kumarakom. It is also an interesting location for eco tourists who are interested in mangrove ecosystem, birds related ecosystem. The property is part of the original Kavanattinkara estate once owned by Alfred George Baker. It is also widely popular among the "honeymooners". ... more   less 
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