Kumarakom, a cluster of islands, is famous for Vembanad lake, Bird Sanctuary and backwaters. Kumarakom is a perfect tourist hub for adventurous water sports, boat cruising and natural beauty. Hotels in Kumarakom are designed such that you truly enjoy the indulgence in the lap of mother nature. These are perfect for relaxing holidays.
Five Star Hotels In Kumarakom
Hotel Kumarakom Lake Resort is located along the Vembanad lake. It lies 80 km. from Cochin airport, 15 km from the Kottayam Railway Station and 14 km from the Kottayam Bus Stand. The hotel is known for its luxurious rejuvenation treatments. Your senses get refreshed just by the scenic view of lagoons, backwaters, canals, coconut groves and paddy fields all around. Spread over 10 acres of green landscape, the hotel provides 50 well furnished rooms, suites & cottages. Its specialty lies in yoga and Ayurveda. Experts are appointed for rejuvenation and healing treatments & massages. Tourists attend yoga & meditation classes here under the guidance of experts.
It has world class facilities such as doctor on call, parking, laundry, live entertainment, room service, safe deposit conference room equipped with slide projector, fax, internet, LCD projector, over head projector, screen, TV, laptops, digital cameras, cordless mikes, lapel mikes, and a swimming pool in the centre of main garden. A few big villas/cottages have small private pools. The restaurant delivers world class cuisine including awesome seafood. You can enjoy several water sports, fishing, sightseeing as well.
A luxurious unit of Casino Group of Hotels (CGH), Coconut Lagoon is known for its world class comfort and services. It is situated near the bank of Vembanad lake. The hotel lies 90 Km. from Cochin Airport. Internally, it is just 15 km. from railway station, city centre & bus stand as well. But the resort can only be reached by boat from Kumarakom city centre.
The hotel offers 3 types of accommodation categorized in 14 Heritage Mansions, 28 Heritage Bungalows and 8 Private pool villas. These all are wooden furnished and equipped with AC, TV, telephone, channel music, shower, bath tub, mini bar etc. Like all the five star hotels, Coconut Lagoon provides all the basic facilities including elevators, bar, safe deposit box, lounge, coffee shop, barber, laundry, medical, parking, conference & meeting facilities, currency exchange etc.
Coconut Lagoon is famous for its delicious Kerala cuisine (veg & non-veg), and the Ayurvedic Spa. The spa massages and Ayurvedic treatments are performed by expert physicians with butter milk, herbal oils, herbal powders, stones etc.
Hotel Taj Garden Retreat was a famous colonial resort around 120 years back. Located on the banks of Vembanad lake, it was renovated and refurnished a few years back in a typical colonial & Keralite structure to attract more tourists and guests. From the infrastructure & service point of view, it is considered to be one of the finest heritage hotels in India. It is located amidst beautiful backwaters and green palm shades. The hotel comprises of 50 air-conditioned accommodation units classified as luxury villas, heritage rooms, charming cottages, private lagoons and houseboats even. The hotel offers a swimming pool, laundry, gym, florist, doctor on call and all other basic facilities along with an Ayurvedic centre.
Taj Garden Retreat serves international cuisines along with traditional and contemporary favorites of South India. The bar (Sunset Bar) offers a wide range of cocktails, mock tails and soft drinks with an amazing view of the Vembanad Lake. The hotel also offers private meeting rooms including facilities for internet, photocopy, multimedia computers, portable printers on hire and workstations. Tourists enjoy rides in 'Kettuvallams', the houseboats of Kerala. It provides assistance for fishing, canoe rides, water sports and other indoor games too. Taj Garden Retreat provides guides for bird watching, wind sailing, water skiing in Vembanad lake and bicycle excursions.
Famous as Radisson Plaza Resort & Spa, the hotel boasts of having one of the finest spas in the country. Spread over 18 acres of land, Radisson has 72 well furnished rooms and a few suites & villas. The accommodation units are classified as non-smoking rooms, rooms for physically-challenged guests, superior lagoon view rooms, deluxe lagoon view rooms, superior lagoon view cottages and lake view pool villas. The basic amenities are parlour, coffee shop, game room, health club, pool, restaurant, sauna, laundry/valet services, live entertainment, gift shop, lounge, bar and spa centre.
Hotel Radisson provides guides and facilities for activities like bicycling, bird watching, sailing or boating, sightseeing, water sports etc. Evenings are enjoyed by a campfire with music, dance and other traditional performances.
Four Star Resorts
Abad Whispering Palm is a famous lake resort in Kumarakom. Located 80 Km from Cochin International Airport and 20 Km from Kottayam, the hotel belongs to the Abad group of Hotels. It is a 123-year old colonial bungalow that once belonged to the 19th century English missionary Henry Baker. The resort offers a luxurious stay in natural back water surroundings. The Hotel offers 42 air-conditioned, beautifully designed cottages, designed in traditional Kerala style. The rooms are provided with all the modern facilities like TV, telephone, refrigerator and attached bathroom.
Whispering Palm has a multi-cuisine restaurant that offers a huge variety in Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. Its specialty lies in seafood. Besides, Whispering Palm offers world class Ayurvedic therapies, which heal several disabilities and refresh your senses. Beach activities include water scooter, water skating and banana boat rides.
Golden Waters is a luxurious waterfront resort and Ayurvedic center, located 95 km from the Cochin International Airport, 16 km from the Kottayam Railway Station and 1 km from Kumarakom Bus Stand. The hotel is situated in the backwaters, over 17 acres of land. The hotel offers 28 well furnished cottages that are located along the canals. These are approachable by surface over rustic bridges as well as boat.
The hotel provides power back-up, travel desk, playground, parking, photocopy service, banquet facilities, cable television, shopping arcade, in-house Canal Cruising and Free bicycle rides, and business centre. The restaurant serves delicious dishes along with traditional Kerala cuisines. Sit by the bar and choose from a variety of hard drinks/soft drinks.
Hotel Backwater Ripples is located on the prime location of Vembanad Lake bank and is built in traditional Keralan architecture. Hotel Backwater Ripples is located 85 km from the Cochin Airport and 15 km from the Kottayam Railway Station & Bus Stand as well. Spread over 7 acres of land, it comprises of 34 well furnished rooms that are categorized as garden view rooms, executive rooms, lake view rooms and deluxe cottages.
Backwater Ripples is lake facing and is surrounded by dense green palms. All the rooms of the hotel are equipped with modern amenities. It provides all its guests with basic facilities direct international dialing telephones, secretarial services, gymnasium, internet, bar, pool/spa, money exchange & travel, free parking, laundry and non smoking rooms. It also organizes sightseeing trips, water sports, cultural programs, theme nights and fishing as per the demand.
The multi-cuisine restaurant, The Cordon Blue, serves authentic local delicacies like Prawns, Crabs, Oysters and a variety of fish. Spicy chicken and duck roast are other specialties. An array of vegetarian meals are also on offer.
Punnamada is a sporty resort cum hotel spread over 10.5 acres, facing the Vembanad lake. it lies 80 km from the Kochi International Airport, 8 km from the alleppey Railway Station and 4 km from the alleppey Bus Terminal. The resort enjoys ever refreshing cool weather and pleasant breeze. The interiors of the hotel are maintained in traditional Keralite style.
The resort comprises of 25 accommodation units which are categorized as the Lake View cottages, Duplexes and The Standard Villas. The conference room is equipped with home theatre and LCD projection screen. Apart from all the basic facilities, Punnamada Beach Resort offers Ayurveda Center, swimming pool, private island, library etc. to its guests. It provides guides and assistants for night fishing, backwater trips, water sports such as speedboat ride and snorkeling, and beach sports such as volleyball etc.
Three Star Resorts
The Backwater Resort is a new three star resort in Kumarakom. It is surrounded by mangrove forests, green paddy fields and coconut groves. The environment provides an unforgettable experience to your vacations. Next to the Vembanad Lake and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Backwater Resort has 20 accommodation units in all. These are categorized as Deluxe Cottages, Lake View Cottages, Family Cottages and Lake View Family Cottages.
Apart from all the basic facilities, the hotel has a swimming pool, recreation center, backwater cruises, Ayurvedic facilities, Internet, etc. It organizes Boat Cruising in the backwater lagoons on demand. Waves, the multi-specialty restaurant serves awesome Gujarati, Maharashtrian, Continental, Kolapuri cuisines as well as traditional Kerala delicacies. The vegetarian food is prepared in a separate kitchen.
Cocobay Resort is located on a waterway, off the Vembanad Lake, accessible by boats only. The Cocobay Resort is about 70 km from the Cochin International Airport and 16 km from the Kottayam Railway Station. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and services to the travellers. The resort has 22 well furnished, air-conditioned rooms, which are designed like old Kerala huts.
The hotel provides a multi-cuisine air conditioned restaurant, swimming pool, Ayurvedic rejuvenation centre and Yoga and meditation centre. Besides all the basic facilities, it has a gymnasium and a library. It organizes sunset cruises, speed boats, bird watching and organic farm visits for its guests, under the guidance of experts. Late evenings are enjoyed with traditional music, dance and other art performances.