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The World Backwaters

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Executive Villa with Private Pool | Outdoor pool
Property entrance
Lake View Cottage | Down comforters, memory foam beds, minibar, in-room safe
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Aerial view

Overview of The World Backwaters

The World Backwaters

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Cherthala with outdoor pool and restaurant
7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

49 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
Kannankara - West Kumarakam, Alleppey (dist), Cherthala, Kerala, 688527
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Cochin International Airport (COK) - 65 min drive
  • Kalavoor Kalavur Halt Station - 15 min drive
  • Pattanakkad Vayalar Station - 18 min drive
  • Tumboli Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Indian Coffee House - 8 min drive
  • Hotel Travancore Palace - 8 min drive
  • The Chai Wallah - 6 min drive
  • Vaidyars Super Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Citrus Cafe - 8 min drive

About this property

The World Backwaters

A great choice for a stay in Cherthala, The World Backwaters features an airport shuttle. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, Ayurvedic treatments, or mani/pedis. An outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room are other highlights at this upscale hotel.


English, Hindi

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free wired Internet access in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Discount at nearby fitness center

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (215 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 14 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • Garden
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-cm LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2000
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1200 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 3000
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1800 (from 5 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards.
Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month.

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Frequently asked questions

Does The World Backwaters offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The World Backwaters does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at The World Backwaters?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The World Backwaters?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The World Backwaters?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The World Backwaters?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The World Backwaters?
You can check in from 1 PM - 5:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The World Backwaters and nearby?
Onsite recreation at The World Backwaters includes ecotours and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a steam room and an arcade. The World Backwaters also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The World Backwaters?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The World Backwaters like?
The World Backwaters is located a short 3-minute walk from Vembanad Lake.







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Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

The worst hotel in the planet
One of the worst hotel experiences so far. No toilet rolls - had to wait for 1 hr 10 min and 4 phone calls to get it. dirty bedsheets and towels. no breakfast even after waiting for an hour. had to leave the hotel with other guests to some place outside to get breakfast. and no refund for the same. there are many better options in that area. this one is just a disgrace to india tourism.
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10/10 Exceptional

Good back water view
It was a good experience over all, best experience was going on speed boat and island trek. Food was ok, but I would recommend to try out local food.
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8/10 Very good

wonderful property by the backwaters
wonderful property by the backwaters! cleanliness + maintenance of the rooms required
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

A pleasant stay with comfortable environment.
the room is pretty spacious, the lightings are soothing, the ayurvedic massage was very rejuvenating, the swimming pool is very big, clean and well maintained. We took a villa private pool which was also pretty big for just two of us, the hotel management was always at our service and they cater to your needs immediately. food was not great, but it is the best available in kerala. We also had access to the gym, table tennis, badminton, boating.
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2/10 Poor

Dirty hotel
The hotel is very dirty and we disappointed with the room
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6/10 Good

Avoid hotel if do not have a vehicle
The hotel is present at a nice location right at waterfront and away from civilization. This place should be avoided if you do not have your on conveyance. The city is like 20 km away and no good public transport or eating places nearby. Hotel also does not have a functional travel desk, so you have to do all arrangements on your own. Rooms are nice and clean, but the buffet breakfast was disappointing with very less variety. Staff is not welcoming and needs more training. Spa was also in a very sorry state.
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2/10 Poor

The Villa i got is not to thr mark..the room had dust smell..had a feeling like that villa has been closed for few days without housekeeping..they dumped the extra bed and foldable cot in the hall..toilet got a rusty smell & looks so untidy..towels are 7yrs old i guess..pool and the property view is really is so over priced..they food taste and quantity is poor for the 3star menu price..Rs.350 for a chicken chettinad is ridiculous for the portion the serve and the taste..we customers wont mind to pay 500 if the taste is good even though quantity is less..not to the mark..i even requested for the room change coz of dust smell..i personally wentt 2 times to manager and requested..but he juat gave me a lame reasons..reception,restaurant staffs are good..good guys if u r looking for a property to stay in alleppy, go for a better place..dont opt can find good ones with cheaper tariff..only good abt this place is lake view..which you will get in all resorts in will pay around 5k pet day for your room and they will silently kill you with there food bill..a 2 days of stay will easily cost u another 5k for the food if u r couples and family means 7-10k for sure..a yellow dal, two portion of rice, one chicken chettinad and 2 watermelon juice cost around 1200 so u could save money..look for better place guys..if u want u can still go for it, then u gonna be in our club who gonna drop a comment just on top of me for sur
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8/10 Very good

good stay
it was nice to stay in these resort ,nice environment, rooms are very good ,pool is good ,food is nice ,some of the item taste should be improved ,iam overall satisfied we need the cost of food to be little bit less and to provide much games to enjoy as there is no places to visit nearby and there is no games for children ,you can arrange complimentary boat ride to the island
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8/10 Very good

Value for Money in terms of Room facilities but.
Good Comfortable Stay in terms of Room Facilities , Nice View ,Good Staffs but Food Service Needs to be improved.
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