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Backwater Ripples Kumarakom Reviews
Perfectly located in the Backwaters of Kerala Dec 08, 2009
We had spent about one and a half days & one night on our House Boat ( which I shall review later ) . On the second day late morning our Houseboat moved towards our Resort .. The Backwater Ripples in Kumarakom bang on the banks of the larges lake in Kerala - The Vembanad Lake . As our Resort came in view with its Red tiled roofs & coconut trees .. we knew that it would be a good choice :)
For me it was a first to de-board from our own personal boat right into the Resort ! .. how Exciting !!! There was some one from the Resort to receive us & also carry our luggage to the reception . After taking a few pictures with our crew , we headed to the reception .. got a traditional Indian welcome and were checked in .. in no time !
We had booked a Villa facing the lake .. as we entered the room .. it was nicely done up in an all wood finish including the walls & roof . The furnishings were nice though not very posh . The Surprise package was the bathroom ... half enclosed .. half of it with a Glass ceiling .. pebble stone floor & lots of plants inside .. so it felt like being in the open in the midst of nature even though it was enclosed !!
The resort has a average sized pool facing the lake so taking a dip in the pool was quite interesting . The lawns facing the Vembanad lake are large .. with benches to sit & hammocks to relax .. great place to just chill out & enjoy the tranquil ambience .
There was a traditional Kerala dance show organised in the lawns at night which was also an interesting experience since I would not have specially gone to watch one .
Did not try the Spa , but they had one with various Indian massages especially the famous Kerala massages . There was one multi-cuisine restaurant with nice coastal delicacies .
There are plenty of 5* resorts in Kumarakom but we didn't want to spend so much so this 4* resort was quite a well packaged deal !!
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Backwater Ripples Overview
The Backwater Ripples is an ideal place to stop for both business and relaxation.
The Backwater Ripples offers a convenient 24-hour reception as well as conference room(s), meeting rooms and a sauna for its guests. Guests can take advantage of the available internet access to keep in touch while away. Front desk staff are available to assist you with any additional requirements you may have. The guests can sit down and rest in the quiet grounds of the hotel's garden. In addition to a dry cleaning service and a laundry service, the hotel features a currency exchange, a safe-deposit box and luggage storage.
Backwater Ripples Amenities