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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a fantastic experience here only one night sadly, but that was due to our hectic itinerary. Great views, food, staff great massage at reasonable price. the room was tidy clean. if want a beer / wine take your own and they will happily arrange a fridge for your room. Note- make sure you get two room keys as...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We'd booked the Presidential/Deluxe Suite ( or whatever its called!) with 2 Bedrooms and a private swimming pool. The check in was anything but. The ACs refused to work , the TV did not , there were broken handles galore. We were finally asked to shift rooms after a stream of people walked into the rooms to resolve it. We...

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

Dear Guest, On the onset, we would like to share our gratitude for choosing ‘The World Backwaters Resort’ for your stay; it was an immense pleasure for us to host you during your stay with us. We would like to express our sincere apologies for not being able to please you with our services. As an organisation we put the...

Thiruvalla, India
Reviewed 5 April 2016

It s about 30 min car ride away from the city, but if you re looking to relax in one pace with your family , it s great. The estate is clean , has a playground, bunnies running around, a nice pool. Overall for a short stay we were very happy. They offer a bout ride also. Food is a...

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Dear Guest, We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for your patronage and valuable time taken to write your polite and humble feedback on Trip Advisor. We shall definitely look into the price matter whether it is on the higher side. Hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you at The World Backwaters. Manager Operations The World Backwaters

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I think my stay in this hotel was probably the best part of the entire Kerala trip and i regret that i stayed here only for one day. The resort is extremely beautiful and the backwater view is more than one could dream of. Each and every cottage gives privacy along with a scenic view specially the pool and the...

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

Dear Guest, We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for your patronage and valuable time taken to write your polite and humble feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy, that your stay was pleasant and memorable. Trust that we have honour to welcome you back at The World Backwaters. Manager Operations The World Backwaters

Pune, India
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Hotel situated near to backwater. Excellent view from Hotel room which are near to backwater. good swimming pool open from 7:00 to 7:00. Complementary surfing in the backwater by hotel boat (shikara type). Good facilities in room. AC needed in march month. Great and Awesome food with high quality standard with cool staff (North & South Indian both). Very good...

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Dear Guest, We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for your patronage and valuable time taken to write your polite and humble feedback on Trip Advisor. We shall definitely look into the driver issue. Hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you at The World Backwaters. Manager Operations The World Backwaters

Pune, India
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had a stay in this resort for one night after completing my trips to Munnar, Rameshwaram and Kovalam. I must say that the resort is 4* property where you will find rooms in separate Villa's. You get complimentary shikara ride in the lake. cycling, paddle boat and badminton are some of the sports you can enjoy free of cost....

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Dear Guest, We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for your patronage and valuable time taken to write your polite and humble feedback on Trip Advisor. We hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you at The World Backwaters. Manager Operations The World Backwaters

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The world backwaters is an excellent property and would highly recommend the same to travelers. I would however like to highlight the following points which work against it, if not corrected in time. 1) I had specifically booked a lake view cottage, with a view of the swimming pool, almost a month in advance. The room allocated to me was...

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Dear Guest, On the onset, we would like to share our gratitude for choosing ‘The World Backwaters Resort’ for your stay; it was an immense pleasure for us to host you during your stay with us. We would like to express our sincere apologies for not being able to please you with our services. As an organisation we put the...

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Resort was Good. Staff was prompt and good. Food need to be improved. Positive thing about this resort is that, they have provided complementary boat ride twice for an hour. They haven't charged a single penny for my infant's food. They are maintaining resort with all the basic immunities. They have few pets where my baby was able to spend...

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Dear Guest, We would like to convey our sincere gratitude for your patronage and valuable time taken to write your polite and humble feedback on Trip Advisor. We hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you at The World Backwaters. Manager Operations The World Backwaters

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 22 February 2016

nice place to stay but One drawback is the water in pools and bathrooms are having taste of salt.We cant wash our mouth with that water.It is having the taste of lagoon water. Thats the only drawback.

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Anand, India
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I visited this resort as the first place on my Kerala trip with my wife recently and was pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome extended by the staff there. The room provided to us was spacious, clean with good sleep quality and beautiful view from the balcony. The food quality was good and some interesting dishes were included in the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $78 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The World Backwaters 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
The World Backwaters Kerala/Alappuzha
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Alappuzha
#11 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
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