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Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.3 / 5
18 reviews


  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kumarakom Boat Jetty
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kottayam Cheriyapally
    11 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Kumarakom, ILLIKKALAM LAKESIDE COTTAGES is in a rural location and on the waterfront. Kottayam Cheriyapally and Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Vembanad Lake and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Kumarakom Boat Jetty - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kottayam Cheriyapally - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mahatma Gandhi University - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Perunthenaruvi Waterfall - 53 min drive

    Getting around

    • Kottayam Station - 28 min drive
    • Cochin (COK-Cochin Intl.) - 135 min drive

    About this property


    Along with a private beach, this resort has a restaurant and an outdoor tennis court. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. All 18 rooms have 2 bedrooms and feature free WiFi. Guests will also find furnished balconies, separate sitting areas and LED TVs.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: INR 150-450 for adults and INR 150-450 for children
    • 1 restaurant
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Basketball
    • Boat tours
    • Fishing
    • Motor-boating
    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Tennis

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities


    • Newspapers in reception

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Hindi

    Business services

    • Conference space


    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Private beachfront location


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan


    • Free toiletries
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower
    • Towels


    • 24-inch LED TV

    Outdoor space

    • Furnished balcony


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Separate sitting area

    Nearby things to do



    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Placed by the Vembanad lake, this place opens to a fantastic view of the seemingly endless lake. Surrounded by gardens, the ambience is lovely. Supportive staff - especially the manager Mr.Salim was a very helpful and forthcoming gentleman. The frequent power cuts were a bummer though, something I wish they fix.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

    4/5 Good

    Alright hotel

    Travelled with my wife and parents and stayed for 3 nights. One check in the staff did not seem to under English well and there was confusion as to whether we were to be checked or not. They had originally put us in particular rooms then changed us to rooms that faced a wall. We had to have a LONG debate before they gave us the rooms that they had originally selected for us. Throughout the stay the staff did not seem to understand us, we ordered water because we were going for a walk and they took the water to our room even though we had order and waited in reception for the water. We told that there was no wifi in the rooms and went to reception to make Xmas phone calls via Skype to family and the reception staff asked us to make the call in our room, not long after the internet "was not working anymore". When we returned the internet was working fine. We dared not eat at the restaurant on site after all the communication problems. The rooms were a bit damp and we had to open the door during the day to air it. Overall the rooms were okay, nothing fancy but comfortable. If I returned to the area I would stay elsewhere.

    Pros: The hotel had a relaxing atmosphere because it was by the river/lake.

    Cons: Reception needs someone who is able to deal with English speaking guest, or someone who is pleasant to deal with or smiles.

    Location: Few big resorts down the road that are good for meals. You can get a tuk tuk to town and the bird sanctuay ect, about 15mins away.

    Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2017


    Place to sleep.

    OK You get what you pay. I would recommend it as a place to sleep and use to go out to travel.

    Pros: Staff helpful.

    Cons: Air condition when coming back in and switching it on required on many occasions to ask staff to fix.

    Location: Government boat not to far away to use. And very helpful Taxi/Boat service only 50 yards away gave us a great service and advise.

    Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2017


      Night staff was exceptionally courteous , friendly and accommodating. Rooms offered to Hotels.com booking were on the rear side with no LAKE view.Had to pay 50% more for upgrading to LAKE view cottage. Wonder if this is the arrangement the property has with hotel.com. Power tripping frequent and no immediate backup for fan or air conditioner.


      • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Worst resort in the trip.

      I would prefer staying in Dharmshala (Public dorm) instead of staying in this resort. The ambiance is good at first look. Bht the place stinks. It is so suffocating there that at one point my cousin fainted. Food is third class. 5 /7 of us got stomachache after eating food there. Please DON'T BOOK ROOM IN THIS RESORT.

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