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Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some body suggested and we checked in like fools. Cold welcome by a lady staff. Payment demanded in advance but the card reader(POS) is not functional.After a wait of 20 minutes,they agreed to take payment when the swipe works. Checked in about 1 pm 0n 04 May 2017.Floored to find linen of the worst quality and color in the cottage.Cubicle...

1Thank jakes20142015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great place to relax. nice place for kids with the swans, rabbits, vegetable farm, etc & with sport like table tennis lounge, badminton etc available. Food is average. USP - you get the same view and ambience of the other 7 odd high end resorts but at 1/5th the cost. The hosts, Adv.Koshy& Susan are very warm, friendly and...

Thank sheeba k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Resort is actually located on the lake side and offers mesmerising views of lake/Sunset/Running house boats/Fishermen. You can take a ride by requesting to fisherman as the resort offers a gate with opens directly into the lake. Food is simple and delicious and rooms are good. Resort is a habitat for Ducks/ Rabbits and Plants and trees. Staff is very...

Thank shampydeol
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The Illikkalom Lakeside Cottages offers a stay like no other, offering the guests an opportunity to make their accommodation while enjoying the stunning natural environment of Kumarakom. Without any doubt, I can say that this is the best resort that can be found at the shore of vembanadu lake at a cheaper price. They have small cottages with lots of...

Thank anoop k
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for new year. Positive review : Best for family stay. Negative traits: Not all room face the lake. In web page shows all rooms to face lake view . Near to bird sanctuary, easy for boating

Thank Jestin76
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The view is the best thing about this place in case you get the lake view cottages. So insist on that. The rooms are very basic with thankfully an AC and a somewhat clean bathroom. Food taste is decent though maybe a bit spicy for some people. The other big problem is the lack of options in the menu card...

Thank Abhijit C
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This homestay is clean , efficient and safe for all kinds of guests. I travelled as a single woman and was happy to spend four absolutely blissful days here. The lake front cottages are the best as they overlook the Vembanad lake and you can watch water birds, houseboats moving about, fishermen catching fish or just listen to the music...

1Thank sutscity
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Illikkalam Lakeside Resort was a great choice for our 8 days vacation. The lake front cottages provide a breathtaking view of the lake and sky, which keeps changing hues all day long. The sounds of the waves lapping against the banks and the stiff breeze are very soothing and relaxing. The sunset views are amazing and worth waiting for. The...

2Thank rajanichandar24
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Illikkalam is awesome place to be...friendly and eager to serve staff overcome language barrier easily. Would acknowledge Susan. Great food though you need to give advance notice. They will do good if alcohol is made available. Well connected to city by road. Houseboats available from jetty at reasonable price...rooms and washrooms are basic

3Thank Mohit B
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stayed for 1 night ( 26 Jan to 27 Jan ) - The resort is awesome . Decent Staffs . Badly need to do something for the road which leads to the resort. Food should be improved badly . That day only chicken was available - no taste whatsover . It will be difficult for Tamilians who prefer spicy...

1Thank Senthil Kumar R

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Additional Information about Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages

Address: banks of the Vembanad Lake | Kumarakom,Kerala state, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Illikkalam Lake Resort)
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Price Range: $38 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Illikkalam Lake Hotel Kumarakom
Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Kumarakom, Kerala
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Kumarakom
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kumarakom
#8 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Cottages OverLooking The Lake-But never plan to stay in this resort”
jakes20142015, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“room with a view of the lake is the best option”
, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose the lake front cottages for the 24 hour view of the lake :)”
sutscity, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best cottages are those with lake views.”
rajanichandar24, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Budget Hotel @ Kumarakom”
675senthilkumarr, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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