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The World Backwaters

Kannankara P.O, Thanneermukkom, Kumarakom, Cherthala, Alleppey, India 688527 (Show on map)

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Formerly : Ilona lake Resort
Good 7.2
based on 27 reviews

"very lonely location..rooms are goid but other facilities..."

  • Hari, India
  • June 5, 2015
  • Area: Cherthala
  • Rooms : 30
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Lake View Cottage
Lake View Room
Lake View Room
Lake View Cottage
Stream Villa
Stream Villa
Executive Villa with Private Pool
Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite with Private Pool


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Features of The World Backwaters

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer

bicycle rental

business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop


currency exchange

express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service


luggage storage

meeting facilities



room service

safety deposit boxes

smoking area


Sports and Recreation

children's playground


fitness center

games room


indoor pool


outdoor pool

pool (kids)


table tennis


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking

Languages Spoken




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Ideal for fun and relaxation, The World Backwaters is located in the Cherthala area of Alleppey. Set 17.00 Km from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The World Backwaters offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as fitness center, outdoor pool, indoor pool, fishing, massage. The World Backwaters is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Alleppey.
Ideal for fun and relaxation, The World Backwaters is located in the Cherthala area of Alleppey. Set ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee
2700 INR

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
400 INR

Check-In From
01:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
17.00 Km

Distance to Airport
75.00 Km

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The World Backwaters Alleppey - Food, drink and entertainment Katinka and Katalin Restaurant
This multi cuisine restaurant overlooking the vast expanse of the Vembanadu Lake is the ideal place where you can sit and admire the panoramic scenery around, relax and be refreshed by the cool natural breeze while enjoying our mouth-watering dishes and be lulled by the sounds of nature around

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Hari V. Couples India, June 5, 2015
good resort. buffet breakfast is pathetic.

very lonely location..rooms are goid but other facilities are bad.
Good .
Sunny G. Families with young children India, May 6, 2015
Value for money. Hughly underutilised resort

Good location, calm, quiet and reasonable rates.
It was a good stay. Water in the pool was not very good .Food was nice. Rooms and bathrooms were clean. Very sad to see only very few tourists. May be due to lack of proper advertisement-
Nayna S. Solo travelers India, March 15, 2015
The World Backwaters is an awesome place to stay

Location, Cleanliness and the Staff
It was the most memorable experience
Rachel E. Couples United Kingdom, March 3, 2015
Great location rubbish hotel

Friendly reception staff, arranged cheap transport for us, comfortable bed
Lovely location but run down, very tired and dirty hotel. The hotel had more crows than people and even more bird droppings. We only had a small lunch there but even this was inedible... The club sandwich was complete with cherry on top... Enough said. It's hard to imagine this hotel will still be around next year. Needs much care and attention to bring it up to scratch again. Do not go.
Jennifer P. Families with older children Australia, February 21, 2015

location, gardens, pool
beautiful location on the lake, hotel looks a little tired needs some maintain ace to bring it up to standard, tiles falling off pool, painting and cleaning of mould on brickwork. Overall was a nice stay. Advertise as accessible for wheelchair but stairs to room and dining area and bath in most rooms.
Carlee C. Families with young children United States of America, February 16, 2015
2 star hotel maximum

Large room
I wanted to like this hotel, I really did. Here are the reasons I didnt: dirty, dingy feel to everything. We had a private pool but it was only 2/3 full, and there was bird poop all over the deck, including the 2 dining style chairs (really...why not pool chairs?) I had to ask 3 times over the course of 1.5 hours for extra blankets and towels... Only 2 towels provided for a family of four. I finally had to go to management and they had no good reason for the delay. The grounds are in need of help, lamps are green plastic, pool was filthy. We wanted to reserve the boat, note that the resoy only had one boat and no one told us that we should book well in advance, and going out on the boat was the primary reason for our trip. The spa asked if we wanted massages repeatedly, verging on harassment, food was not good, all of the table settings felt dirty and the breakfast buffet was the worst I've ever encountered. I wouldn't stay again. I don't recommend it to anyone.
Shilmon C. Families with young children India, June 2, 2014
good feel... with out breakfast

fool,resort view and staff
Uma N. Solo travelers India, April 26, 2014

Staff, location
the stay was good and relaxing, its far from city limits, needs some spa and condiments and book shop.
Nikunj C. Couples India, February 11, 2014
good escape from city chaos, pleasant stay

calmness, good view of backwaters, locations of each cottages( i had got a lake view room)
pleasant, calm stay...literally doing nothing, ... . need no sightseeing...just enjoy the moments watching the calm backwaters...sometime a passing houseboat . pitch darkness at night and early morning foggy lake, one can spend time in watching them disappear... . good briefing assistance from the staff about the resort layout... . best transportation to the hotel is auto/ bus, please refer other reviews also, i did so and was very helpful . nearest bus-stop is chertalla, abt 11km from resort...you will get an auto directly for not more than 160inr...or hier a cab directly from airport( hardly 45kms....they will charge you anything around 2300inr)....prefer to arrange transportation yourself...will get a good bargain . it was my honeymoon trip, and i enjoyed stay, been a vegetarian had less options for food, but you get good varieties for non-veg,the restaurant is expensive( compared to the food they serve--quality and quantity)....restaurant staff and the manager needs to be updated with the language skills . rooms are to be provided with enough power plug-points, considering now the travelers are always along with theirs mobile phones, laptops, camera chargers( my room had only two plug points,to charge our phones, camera,and to use a hot kettle i had to remove the TV plug at the wardrobe) . toilet needs some maintenance works . missed out on houseboat/ shikara ride....
Rashid O. Business travelers South Africa, February 8, 2014
the worse ever resort i stayed @ in 10 years

none (mouse in the room )
it was the worse resort i ever stayed in , visiting Alleppey ever year . there was a mouse in the room , they refused to change the room in the middle of the night , i called Manager only the next day room was changed . they never looked for the mouse , gave a honeymoon couple the same room,then they had to change room in the middle of night because of same MOUSE , disturbing us for 2 nights . The basic toiletries are not supplied ,you must request for toilet paper, The newspaper i read on the 1st day on the Balcony /stoep was still laying there 4 days later when i checked out . house keeping is poor , showers are filthy,, they even charged me someone else bill , waiting for the reversal.i need a 2 day stay refund for the inconvenient caused of the mouse
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What's nearby?
  • Cherthala Railway Station 11 km
  • Sree Dhanwanthari Temple 6 km
  • Alappuzha Beach 23 km
  • Fort Kochi 46 km

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