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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Property is beautiful but the service aren't up to the mark, they are saying it is 4 star hotel but it is not. In room they have refrigerators but they don't keep anything in it, rooms are with 22/18 inch tv which would very difficult to see as picture quality is poor. They are saying shikar ride complimentary but it... More 

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Thank Aryan887
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In my life time I am writing the review first. Actually I visited this hotel by Last year June. The hotel and the resort was awesome.I booked Villa with separate swimming pool. That experience is really superb. And the food they are serving to meet our taste and satisfaction. Really I enjoyed the complementary breakfast they given. I am sure... More 

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Thank satheesh k
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a lake view room in aug 2016. This hotel offers stunning and endless view of vembanad lake. We found our stay too short to admire the beauty around. U will never get enough of it. Our stay included a complimentary 45 min shikara ride in the lake which is cool. Food options are limited but food is good.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great villas... Private beach. Private swimming pool. Excellent staff. Great food . Especially sea food . Spent 2nights with family kids and parents. Free boat rides. Kids play ground. Recommended for families.

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Worldbackwaters, Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback . We are extremely happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your valuable comments. We look forward to welcome you to our Resort again in future. Manager - Operations The World Backwaters More 

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17 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel to stay having very nice sea view . i like the design of the hotel having very good restaurant providing delicious food .All the staff were very polite and very helpfull to their guest

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Worldbackwaters, Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback . We are extremely happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your valuable comments. We look forward to welcome you to our Resort again in future. Manager - Operations The World Backwaters More 

Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had decided to stay in backwater resort instead of Houseboat and was right. It was short one night stay but was most memorable. As we had stayed in back waters view villa the view was best and also swimming pool was near backwater. This resort has nice facilities for outdoor activities like badminton , cycling. Just resort need some... More 

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Worldbackwaters, Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback . We are extremely happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your valuable comments. We look forward to welcome you to our Resort again in future. Manager - Operations The World Backwaters More 

Bengaluru, India
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is a bit difficult to locate with no sign boards present anywhere. We had to ask directions from locals to reach the place. Overall the hotel exudes a dull and drab ambiance which makes you feel you are in an outdated property. Reception area is dark and dull and you have have to hope things get better, which... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a last minute Diwali holiday and had to go to The World Backwaters. The first night we were in a regular room on the first floor and the second night in the villa. Like all the reviews say, this place is worn down. But pretty nice, nonetheless. Just revamping it a little bit would make it a great... More 

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very tastefully done. We visited with our parents and 2 kids. Nice and quite place. The lake view rooms are excellent. The rooms have pool view and lake view. The kids were happy playing in the pool and play area. Parents were happy walking around as it's very neatly kept. The garden has some sculptures. They are... More 

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Worldbackwaters, Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback . We are extremely happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your valuable comments. We look forward to welcome you to our Resort again in future. Manager - Operations The World Backwaters More 

Puri, India
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very amazing experience staying at Theworld Backwater for its very natural view and very comfortable stay in all respect. The hospitality was really excellent.It was a very enjoyable moment by spending couple of hours in beautiful swimming pool.The food quality and the restaurant service was superb. It is worthy to stay in such resort.

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Worldbackwaters, Manager at The World Backwaters, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback . We are extremely happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay in our resort . Let me thank you for staying with us and for your valuable comments. We look forward to welcome you to our Resort again in future. Manager - Operations The World Backwaters More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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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 

Additional Information about The World Backwaters

Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $89 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The World Backwaters 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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The World Backwaters Kerala/Alappuzha, India
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#9 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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“Rooms offering lake view”
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“the lake view have exactly that on top, the view.”
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“Enjoyed the stay............”
 of 5 bubbles prasantakumark, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“pool facing”
 of 5 bubbles gurprs, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front on the first floor have the best views of the waters. The suites the worst!”
 of 5 bubbles muderc, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
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