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Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages

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2 bedrooms, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Private beach, beach shuttle, motor boating, fishing
2 bedrooms, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages

Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with beach shuttle, near Vembanad Lake

6.4/10 Good

21 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Meeting Facilities
New Nazrath Road, Kumarakom South, Kottayam District, Kottayam, Kerala, 686563

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About this area

Getting around

  • Cochin International Airport (COK) - 71 min drive
  • Kaduthuruthy Station - 26 min drive
  • Changanassery Station - 26 min drive
  • Thiruvizha Station - 27 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Grand Salkara - 16 min walk
  • Lime Tree - 4 min drive
  • Tharavadu - 4 min drive
  • Family resturant - 4 min drive
  • Niravu Hotel - 4 min drive

About this property

Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages

Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages offers airport drop-off service (available 24 hours). Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the outdoor tennis courts for a workout. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Operational Recommendations for Hotels (FHRAI - India)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • 9 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LED TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Soundproofed rooms

What to enjoy

  • Porch or lanai
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between INR 150 and INR 450 for adults, and INR 150 and INR 450 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 2500 per person
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Operational Recommendations for Hotels (FHRAI - India).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

State tax ID - GST No: 32AABFI3605G2ZY

Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month.

Also known as

Illikkalam Lake
Illikkalam Lake Kumarakom
Illikkalam Lake Resort Kumarakom
Illikkalam Resort
Illikkalam Lake Resort Kumarakom, Kerala
Illikkalam Lake Hotel Kumarakom
Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Kumarakom
Illikkalam Lake Resort
Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Hotel
Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Kottayam
Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Hotel Kottayam

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages?
Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is INR 2500 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 11:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and motor boating, and practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball. Enjoy amenities like a private beach, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Niravu Hotel (2.1 mi), Cocobay Restaurant (2.8 mi), and Open (3.4 mi).
Does Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a porch or lanai.
What's the area around Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages like?
Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is 27 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Location by the lakeside is excellent. This is essentailly operated as a home stay. The food is prepared according to pre-order not as a restaurant - please note this in case of late check in. You can stay in this cottage and opt for a 2hour shikara cruise. It will be much more economical than a houseboat stay. And there are plenty of shikara options available right next to the resort. There is no need to pre-book thru the hotel. You can plan an ayurvedic massage, also provided by external suppliers available nearby. Beware however that everybody is eager for high commission.
Priya, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Very bad Food and smelly rooms
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Bed was small to accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids. No extra bed provided and asked for extra payment of 950 Rs. Breakfast was not complimentary. Room rent is high if you compare the facility available. They have a good view of the lake.
Papa, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Placed by the Vembanad lake, this place opens to a fantastic view of the seemingly endless lake. Surrounded by gardens, the ambience is lovely. Supportive staff - especially the manager Mr.Salim was a very helpful and forthcoming gentleman. The frequent power cuts were a bummer though, something I wish they fix.
Shaji, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Alright hotel
Travelled with my wife and parents and stayed for 3 nights. One check in the staff did not seem to under English well and there was confusion as to whether we were to be checked or not. They had originally put us in particular rooms then changed us to rooms that faced a wall. We had to have a LONG debate before they gave us the rooms that they had originally selected for us. Throughout the stay the staff did not seem to understand us, we ordered water because we were going for a walk and they took the water to our room even though we had order and waited in reception for the water. We told that there was no wifi in the rooms and went to reception to make Xmas phone calls via Skype to family and the reception staff asked us to make the call in our room, not long after the internet "was not working anymore". When we returned the internet was working fine. We dared not eat at the restaurant on site after all the communication problems. The rooms were a bit damp and we had to open the door during the day to air it. Overall the rooms were okay, nothing fancy but comfortable. If I returned to the area I would stay elsewhere.
Will, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Place to sleep.
OK You get what you pay. I would recommend it as a place to sleep and use to go out to travel.
Ant, 7-night trip
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6/10 Good

Night staff was exceptionally courteous , friendly and accommodating. Rooms offered to booking were on the rear side with no LAKE view.Had to pay 50% more for upgrading to LAKE view cottage. Wonder if this is the arrangement the property has with Power tripping frequent and no immediate backup for fan or air conditioner.
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2/10 Poor

Worst resort in the trip.
I would prefer staying in Dharmshala (Public dorm) instead of staying in this resort. The ambiance is good at first look. Bht the place stinks. It is so suffocating there that at one point my cousin fainted. Food is third class. 5 /7 of us got stomachache after eating food there. Please DON'T BOOK ROOM IN THIS RESORT.
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2/10 Poor

Please stay at your own risk. Anyone can enter in
Anyone can enter in the hotel premises as security is zero. Not a single point of checking. Other nearby hotels are very much secured. Anything can happen during night time. Please stay at your own risk. And nicely they switched off my AC after 6 am. Complained multiple times but not solved.
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6/10 Good

pay extra for everything
Enjoyed the clean, small but comfortable room. Staff was very attentive and gracious. The lake view is very nice. Hotel breakfast was not buffet-styled as advertised. No free internet access anywhere as advertised We did not enjoy having to deal with all the petty extra charges. You have to pay to use the hammock even!
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