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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

we stayed there for a night with family. rooms are specious but service was worst. food was also very poor.there were many insects and mosquitos in the garden area. there were gym and recreation room but equipments were in bad condition.worst hotel ever

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4 Thank Mrs_Soni
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We visited in November 2014. We were two families with two kids. It was really nice experience. Kids enjoyed a lot. Even though it is a small property it is very well maintained. Food was really nice. Resort looked awesome in the night.

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Thank Jyotirmoy S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

There no food after 10 p.m.in any condition and no milk for child and no help by staff when we have reached there no staff can help us at 10.30 p.m. for food for my family although thay know that we have booked 2 rooms

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1 Thank tanmaymonika
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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53 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

It might be a bit difficult to reach the property and the main gate with tarnished paint looks pretty misleading. We arrived pretty late, at around 3-30 P.M. i.e. after almost 3 hours of normal check-in time..yet we were welcomed with unprepared rooms and a general cold reception. After dealing with the initial hiccups, we were ushered to the rooms... More 

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Best Expeirnece of Kerela. Great resort, truly and gem. Amazing views of the lake side, great pool area, amazing room. never been to a resort quite like this one. Frist time to visit Kerela and for my honeymoon, it was a great experienece. Friendly staff, Spacious Rooms. Fun riding the bikes provieded around the resort with my wife. The hammocks... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Had great expectations from this hotel and we returned disappointed. Located well in backwaters, this property has potential to be fantastic but wasted due to poor management and service. Rooms are not well ventilated. Cleanliness and maintenance not up to resort in this class standards. Service is slow. The boathouse rooms were not clean and stinky. Large and scenic view... More 

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3 Thank The_Wanderlust_Story
Pune, India
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

We went here in month of December for our first wedding anniversary. We had a very pleasant say here with all the good amenities and kind service. Hotel is located on the banks of backwaters with nice view. Hotel is well maintained with all the ethnic furniture designs, statues in lawns, nice pool. Good food quality. We opted for this... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Greetings.. well a good drive from Thekkday our next stop for our Kerala Trip was The Wordl Back Waters- Allepey after going through some decent reviews booked this hotel from my agent M/s.: Tripigator Mr. Pranay +91-9148432191 probably one of the best agents I have had so far, v. calm helpful with best possible prices from most I had a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I read a lot of good reviews on Trip advisor & therefore decided to go ahead with this hotel.I booked a private pool villa room & was completely disappointing. A private pools has no privacy with a small open area from where the people can easily peep through it. despite making repeated complaints regarding the TV not working, the staff... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best properties I visited... everything is just superb... food,location, room cleanness.... must stay if u are visiting alleppey.... it's better to stay in world backwater instead of staying in houseboat and den take half n hour complimentary house boat ride from hotel in morning...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • 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 

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Address: Kannankara Post | Thanneermukkam, West Kumarakam, Alappuzha 688 527, India (Formerly Ilona Lake Resort)
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $94 - $320 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#9 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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