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“Actual Lake side Resort with good rooms”

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Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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 nice and helping.
You can hire auto-rickshaw/ taxi to reach there.
Main railway station or bus stand to Kumarakom is Kottayam.
Distance from Kottayam Bus stand is around 10 KM and Kottayam railway station is 12 KM.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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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 amazing things like Rabbits, Ghoose, different types of trees and fruits etc.
The owner Mr. Salim Das was a good host and accommodating. Well maintained property and very clean..
The hospitality provided by them was extremely good..
It was a wonderful night ... I strongly reccommend this lakeside cottages for everyone who wants to have a unique place for relaxation...

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
Thank anoop k
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Reviewed 22 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

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Jestin76
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Reviewed 6 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 and the fare is mostly keralite or oriented towards that. Must try the beef- that's better than the rest.
More than taste and options of food, the other major issue is service, which is pathetic. They mix up orders, serve in installments, and sometimes also forget all about what you ordered. Dinner needs to be ordered by 6 pm !!! when you have not even finished your evening cuppa by the lake !
Also the lawn areas can be a tad more tidy with just some regular cleaning to remove the dead leaves and wigs.....If nothing else is more important than the view of the beautiful Vembanad Lake, then you can book this place.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Abhijit C
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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 of water, all from the comfort of your room / verandah/ lawn area.

This place is ideal for anyone who wants to spend some time amidst nature. Children will enjoy chasing butterflies which are aplenty or play around the ample lawn area. They also have tennis and basketball courts.

The food is nice even if the options are limited. I loved their curd rice !The staff is polite, efficient and well trained.

One point that is to be noted is that the resort has restricted timings for visitors who can visit only between 6 am to 10 pm.

Overall worth every penny you spend here. Ideal for a short vacation or extended quiet meditation sojourns.

Room Tip: Choose the lake front cottages for the 24 hour view of the lake :)
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank sutscity
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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 cottages are comfortable and functional with all essential amenities provided.The staff are friendly, responsive and courteous. The food is cooked fresh to the customised requirements of the guests, making it a home away from home. It is modestly priced when compared to other hotels and resorts in the area and is well worth it. In all, we had a very relaxing, homely experience and would like to thank the owners and staff of the resort for making it a memorable vacation for us.

Room Tip: Best cottages are those with lake views.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank rajanichandar24
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Reviewed 21 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

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
4  Thank Mohit B
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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
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kumarakom
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range: $30 - $92 (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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