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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for 2 Basic AC rooms and they are basic but functional. They are also away from the lakeside view, in fact they are at the back of the complex. The AC in my room had no control unit and although we asked for one a few times we never got one so we used the one in my... More 

Thank tjb38
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pretty important part of our tour and it was also the cheapest accommodation we booked so I had some concerns because it really had to work for us. And it did. The accommodation is a bit basic but perfectly OK, the food is better than OK and the evening meal we had there was actually better than... More 

Thank Mike W
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is situated right on the banks of the lake with beautiful views from the cottages on the lakeside. The rooms are small but clean. There was no hot water to shower in the morning and the staff often turn off the power to the AC to save electricity. The hotel staff are rude and hung up on our... More 

Thank darshnikal
Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Location of hotel is excellent but service is moderate. Hot water availability is there. Choose this hotel if you are looking for budget hotel. This is the only budget hotel available with great location.

Thank arunkiranpatro
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed one night in the lake facing cottage, it was nice and peaceful resort simple and food cooked in the resort was good....but we had to order atleast two hours in advance. The place is clean and serene...

Thank Shilpa C
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this place for a night. We had booked the lake facing cottage. The property is just mind blowing. Lake view with cool breeze all times. The hospitality is also nothing less than a 5 star. Very tasty food at reasonable rates. Very cooperative staff. Must try the dal tadka there. Lip smacking. It is the only cottage... More 

Thank AmitC068
New Delhi, India
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were upgraded to the front bungalow’s since one our co members couldn’t travel hence against their reservations.The rooms were quite good with a sit out area to enjoy view. It was very calm and serene. Though there were very less visitors when we were there only one more couple apart from us. Otherwise all was good. Only advisable if... More 

Thank Shruti_Poki
Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was traveling with my family and stayed at Guruvayur. We made plans to travel to Kumarakom in the morning and started checking out hotels & resorts immediately. This one stood out for the location and amenities. I called up and spoke to the front desk who were extremely helpful and arranged for the check-in inspite of it being a... More 

1 Thank SujithKR
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I did the booking thru email with them. After reaching there seeing their tariff only came to know they charged me very high, which was not all worth for that place. I felt cheated by them. I advice to go in-direct and book.

1 Thank Naufal M
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Pros: 1. Lake facing cottages are the best. The silence and the views of the lake is mesmerizing. 2. Cottages are large and comfortable, has a/c and private balcony. You can sit outside the cottages for hours comfortably 3. Very nice staff.. Mostly run by ladies 4. Very near to the boat jetty for a ride in the lake Cons:... More 

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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 > Kumarakom
Price Range: $39 - $97 (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
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kumarakom
#8 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Try and get a bungalow near the lake but it's that important although for Europeans air conditioning is.”
 of 5 bubbles A9189XJmikew, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose lake side cottages”
 of 5 bubbles arunkiranpatro, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front facing”
 of 5 bubbles Shruti_Poki, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great Views, Quiet location,”
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“choose lake facing cottages”
 of 5 bubbles prad2013, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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