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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We stayed at Backwater Ripples last weekend, for a family holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our three days. The location is excellent with a great view of the lake with a fairly decent water front facing lawn, beside the swimming pool, The rooms are well designed and fairly well maintained, with a decent sized rear facing sit out. Staff are eager... More 

2 Thank gjo1314
Backwaterripplesbwr, Guest Relations Manager at Backwater Ripples, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for opting to stay with us and reviewing our resort We are delighted to note that you loved the location and of course the food and services.Thank you very much for your write up on Trip Advisor again. It’s indeed a pleasure to note that you had an excellent vacation experience with us. Very sincerely,... More 

New Delhi, India
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Stayed with family and friends. The rooms were clean, spacious and well maintained. The lake front was fantastic and we could have easily spent hours there just chatting and gazing through the lake. They have good arrangements to sit and relax there. The food at the restaurant was excellent. Few things that need improvement are the maintenance of the swimming... More 

1 Thank Subhs23
Backwaterripplesbwr, Guest Relations Manager at Backwater Ripples, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed write up on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed the ambiance, and other services. Your good words will be a great motivation for all of us in Backwater Ripples Kumarakom and we have noted your feedbacks and initiated the steps to improve. As guest feedback goes... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We have just returned from Kerela and were unfortunate to stay at this hotel, for thankfully only 2 nights. It was the only hotel on our tour that did not give early checkin, so being dropped off at the landing stage after an overnighter on a houseboat (wonderful experience) , we had to sit around till 1pm. We had an... More 

2 Thank Jill E
Backwaterripplesbwr, Guest Relations Manager at Backwater Ripples, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking time to review our resort. we regret that your expectations were not meet in some areas and you did not had the perfect stay experience, sincerely apologizing for the same . We would like to invite your kind attention to our check in /out time published in all... More 

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We recently conducted a training programme for the Senior Management of NLC at this resort.This turned out to be a resounding success!.The ambience of the hotel,the cuisine and the services of the staff are excellent.The guests were well looked after and everybody appreciated the arrangements whole heartedly,making this programme a great sucCess! The General Manager Shri.Shobi Mathews and the restaurent... More 

2 Thank NLCKalyan
Backwaterripplesbwr, Guest Relations Manager at Backwater Ripples, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Thank you very much for opting to stay with us on your recent visit to Kumarakom and reviewing our resort. We are truly honored and humbled by your 10/10 for our resort. Cant ask for more. Thank you very much indeed.It gives us immense pleasure to note that you loved our resort and had an excellent vacation experience.Your... More 

Balangir, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Kumarakom is ideal if you are looking for relaxing holiday. Just hang up your boots and take rest. Backwater Ripples is a decent place. Rooms are nice, spacious and clean. Beautifully located on the lake, this place just misses the mark. The only downside is there are few activities only. Keeping kids engaged is a challenge. It's dated, service is... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Kumarakom is ideal if you are looking for relaxing holiday. Just hang up your boots and take rest. You can either take a house boat or stay at the resort or a mix of both. Backwater Resort was a decent place. Rooms were nice, spacious and clean. Service in general was good. The only downside for us was there were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Beautifully located on the lake, this place just misses the mark. It's dated, service is polite but very slow, and most of the staff appear to be poorly trained and don't speak great English. The accommodation is just ok. TV did not work, Internet was poor, swimming pool was a trip back to the 70's. We spent New Year's Eve... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Stayed in Hotel for 3 nights , the hotel location is good near the lake but the rooms are quite basic but some rooms are big. The pool is good and food is ok as they repeat items in menu in lunch dinner. The South Indian items are good. The hotel has poor wifi which is a put down and... More 

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Vadodara, India
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The stay was very comfortable. Good keralite food. The reception gives a warm welcome. The cycling is a good adventure. You can relax near the swimming pool with the sea view or strll in the hotel garden for fresh air and enjoy nature.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The hotel management or team members are not reliable at all.Please keep your valuable items with you only.Do not leave in room of hotel as I did and lost my mobile.They are not cooperating too.They are not complaint in police also.They only think about their reputation not about the tourist.

2 Thank mou325

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backwater Ripples offers 34 luxury independent cottages in a variety of styles to cater various requirements. The accommodation is spacious, private and superbly appointed with state of the art designer amenities and personalized services. The resort has wide range of facilities to make sure a comfort and memorable stay in our resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backwater Ripples

Address: Kumarakom PO, Kumarakom 686563, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: RM460 - RM1,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Backwater Ripples 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Ripples Hotel Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kottayam
Backwater Ripples Kumarakom, Kerala
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#6 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#7 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
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