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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is very good. Rooms are average , requires refurbishment.. Seems like the good staff is very poorly paid as they were very nice but didnt have that zeal which is found when the staff is well kept off.. Checked out a day earlier as the breakfast buffet was made on order. Limited menu and even that took more...

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights, the only thing good about the place is Location. Food quality is really bad and you never get hot food whether its a Breakfast or dinner buffet. Even when we stayed there they made the Dinner buffet mandatory and no room service of Ala carte, we did not like it.

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Thank ShashinPande
Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel is good. Staff is extremely courteous enough to make you feel at Holiday. Room was spacious. Room service too was appreciated. It was their food quality that packs the extra punch. Sights were amazing, looks like an old hotel with nice sights and swings. Overall, a nice stay but definitely needs a lot lot of maintenance. I would only...

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Thank Rohit G
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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...

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 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...

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Thank satheesh k
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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....

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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

Reviewed 24 November 2016 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

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 8 November 2016 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...

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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

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: $85 - $272 (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
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#9 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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