Kumarakom Hotels

Karma Chakra, Kumarakom

Near Nazreth Church, likkalam Kumarakom, likkalam, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563

Ranked 15 amongst 158 hotels in Kumarakom

5.8/7 276 Reviews
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Karma Chakra Overview

Kayal Resort is located in Kumarakom. The resort 95 km from the Cochin International Airport and 20 km from the Kottayam Railway Station.

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Average rating

Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.0 / 7
Appearance
6.1 / 7
Front Office
6.0 / 7
Service
5.9 / 7
Room
6.0 / 7
Food & Drink
5.5 / 7
Activities
5.2 / 7

Karma Chakra Video Reviews (4)

Soumya Banerjee

Bangalore
103 Reviews | 19 Readers

"Spacious room with all amenitie..."

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6.0 /7
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Aparna Banerjee

Kolkata
9 Reviews

"Lot of facilities given and ver..."

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7.0 /7
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Shib Nath Banerjee

Kolkata
11 Reviews

"Awesome Bar and Restaurant at K..."

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6.0 /7
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Bhopal
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"A perfect place for a romantic ..."

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Karma Chakra Reviews (276)


"Very good hotel."

5.3/7
Posted 22 Aug

The overall stay was good. It was a holiday trip with family. We had been to the hotel in the month of June 2017. The destination was average. The surroundings of the hotel were very good. It is far from the city. Appearance of the hotel was very good. The front office and booking services were very good. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly in behavior. The rooms provided in the hotel were very good as it was little more decoration and it was neat and clean. The housekeeping services in the hotel was very good. Food was average as the taste not that great. There was no activity was available in hotel. We booked this hotel via membership. I would like to suggest this hotel to others and food quality should be improved.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-09-14 16:35:01

Dear Ms Pooja Jaiswal,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
Jaison. Com


1 Review | 1 Reader

"Mrs"

6.6/7
Posted 9 Jun

The karma chakra kumarakom is an awesome getaway destination surrounded by natural beauty, with an excellent ambience and peaceful atmosphere. The staff is also very pleasant, friendly and cooperative. A perfect place to relax and unwind. You don't even have to go far for a ride on a houseboat. The resort itself provides a well equipped an comfortable houseboat with delicious food at a reasonable rate. Overall a superb exp

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-06-16 11:17:45

Dear Mrs Jean Lall,

Greetings from Kumarakom!

Thank you very much for your review. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!

Best Regards

Jaison Anithanam
jaison.anithanam@karmagroup.com


"Exterior was extremely good"

6.1/7
Posted 8 Jun

I visited Kumarakom it was a holiday trip. I went there along with my family in the month of May 2017. I booked it online. The location of the hotel was easily accessible. The appearance of the hotel was extremely good. The back water and the swimming pool was attached to the hotel. Overall the appearance was good. The front office staff was helpful and the service was up to the mark. They have to improve the manpower. The room was big and it was comfortable. There was typical Indian food and the foods were tasty. The restaurant service was good and it was well maintained. There was an activity called Tamola and the other activities in this hotel.

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"Very Good Stay"

5.5/7
Posted 8 Jun

I went to the Kumarakom in the month of May 2017. That was a family holiday trip. I booked my stay by reference. The location of the resort was good and convenient to reach. The exterior and interior were good. They received us with a welcome drink and responded well. I booked a deluxe room. The food was not up to the taste. We used restaurant service. They should improve taste. We had both types of food like veg and Non-veg. We reached the hotel by taxi.

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"Awesome Activities In The Resort"

6.4/7
Posted 30 May

For a family holiday trip I went to the Kumarakom in the month of May 2017. I booked my stay through online. The hotel was located on the lake side so the view was good but that was interior. The place was very good. There was a parking in the resort. The exterior and interior were very good. There were a garden and fountain in front of the resort. The reception staff allocated room quickly. I booked a single room. All the things were available in the room. Everything was fine in the resort. I used room service for the food. They had provided so many activities like couple activities kids activities indoor games etc. That was very good. There was a well maintained swimming pool. I traveled by train and they had provided pick and drop facility. The railway station was 20 km away from the hotel. The staff was helpful and courteous.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-09-14 16:35:01

Dear Mr Praveen Kumar,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
Jaison. Com


"Fabulous Hotel In The Lake"

6.0/7
Posted 24 May

I visited Kumarakom in the month of May 2017. That was a family holiday trip. I am the member of that hotel so I booked directly. The location of the hotel was beautiful. That was in the lake. The appearance was very attractive. The reception staff was good to behave. The service staff was helpful and provided services properly. I booked AC room. The room was comfortable and clean. I ordered veg food and that was very tasty. The room and restaurant both the services were available. There was the other activity available.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-09-14 17:05:02

Dear Chaitanya Kulkarni,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
Jaison. Com


"Comfortable AC room ..."

5.4/7
Posted 23 May

On my family trip I visited Kumarakom. I went there in the month of May 2017. We reached the hotel by taxi. Both bus and railway stations are nearby. There is no travel desk arrangements in the hotel. The Front office staff was responding well. They received us well. We reached the hotel by morning we did not get the room at that time. We had to wait. But during check-in there was no delay. The service of the hotel was fine. We liked both room service. The location of the hotel was well-placed. It is easy and convenient to reach. The appearance of the hotel was beautiful. The room was well maintained. We took AC room. We were comfortable. We had food in the hotel. We took veg food. It was good and tasty. We took restaurant service. There is free Wi-fi facility for one day. Apart from that no other activities were there. For improvements they should keep some activities. There is no playing area for kids. There is no lift facility. No special arrangements for elders.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-09-14 17:05:02

Dear Sanmathi,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
Jaison. Com


Chandigarh
1 Review | 1 Reader

"Mr"

6.5/7
Posted 22 May

Me and my wife stayed at Karma Resort Kumarkom Kerela. This was our first time at this resort. Our stay was made stress free right from the time we arrived till we left. Trip to Munnar was chalked out with us taxi was arranged. Food was excellent and catered to everyone's taste and yet maintaind the local authenticity. Staff were very helpful and cooperative and made our stay comfortable and anjoyable. Looking forward to visiting again . Thanks guys.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-06-02 11:38:24

Dear Mr Vijay,

Greetings from Kumarakom!

Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!

Best Regards

Jaison Anithanam
jaison.anithanam@karmagroup.com


Bangalore
1 Review

"Costly foods"

5.3/7
Posted 16 May

On my Holiday trip I visited Kumarakom. I went there along with my family in the month of April 2017. I booked it through the membership. The location of the hotel was easy to reach and we have hired a private taxi to reach this hotel. The Front Desk staffs were not helpful. The check out amount was a mismatch. They have charged an extra Rs 1000/- but I did not like to do any arguments on this part. We have ordered the food the food quality was good but it was very costly. I have opted for the restaurant service. We have booked the studio room and the room was comfortable. My suggestion to the hotelier: There should be a supermarket and we could buy whatever we need because the food was very costly. There should be a space to do walking or a jogging.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-09-14 17:05:02

Dear Mr Satish,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
Jaison. Com


"Nice stay"

5.6/7
Posted 3 May

The place was good. The location of the hotel was good. The hotel experience was very nice. The appearance of the hotel was good. The service of the hotel was good. They were responsive. The food and drink of the hotel were nice. Quality was not good. It was my family trip in April 2017. The rooms of the hotel were good. The bathrooms were cleaned. The front office of the hotel was good. I booked through travel agent. There are no such activities. Overall services were good.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

2017-09-14 17:05:02

Dear Mr Mayankutty,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. It gives us immense joy to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Karma Chakra!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
Jaison. Com

Top Reviews of Karma Chakra


Chandigarh
2 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Memorable Holiday Experience"

6.4/7
Posted 28 Dec, 2015

Karma Royal Resorts, Kumarakom, Kerala was the place where we stayed for 6nights. I was pretty happy with the warm welcome we have received and the hospitality that resorts staff have shown. I have planned my holidays to get exposed to Kerala beauty which I have been hearing from years about Munnar, Kovalam beach, houseboats and boat race etc. Not all this I could get however we (my family of 4) were fortunate enough to get there during ONAM celebration and have glimpse of Onam Celebration in Kerala during our stay at Kumarakom Resorts. During our stay at Resorts, Front Desk have provided support and quick action for whatever we needed on time. We had always smiling faces of staff members towards resorts guest while they were at work, which gave feeling that they are happy serving us and enjoying their work. Their happiness at work gives us confidence that they have fresh ideas & opinions followed by actions to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I met with Milind there, who came from Mumbai who introduced us with all available Karma Royal properties for holidays, including International destinations like Bali in Indonesia and place at Thailand. I would really say he explained it very well and created huge interest among tourists for amazing holidays. Our room was spacious, comfortable and have a good balcony with excellent lakeside view with sunlight. Interiors of the room was planned with a great sense of aesthetics. I and my wife liked it very much. Dining place ambiance was good and staff there was able to take good care of the guests. Staff person were very humble, soft spoken and committed to their work with smile on their faces. Good gestures. Construction wise this resorts was built on the pillars which stand in water. I had a little issue thinking what will happen if I drop my room key, mobile or laptop while walking on the ground which was built with pavements which has small gaps between them to get direct exposure to water while we walk on them. Otherwise it had nice appearance, ambiance and facilities. I enjoyed them all. Advice to travelers: Munnar, Kovalam, and Thekkady is little far from Kumarakom as 4 hours drive by car so better stay nearby resorts when planning to visit these places.

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1 Review | 49 Readers

"Relaxed vacation in the lap of nature "

6.0/7
Posted 24 Dec, 2015

I visited Kumarakom with my family - this was my first visit to Kumarakom. I had been to Alleppey earlier though, which is nearby Kumarakom. I had planned for a short 4 day quiet vacation at a not so crowded place. Our stay at Royal Grove made this vacation very relaxing and memorable one, with the weather staying pleasant by and large. The setup was just the way we had anticipated it to be comparable to any 4 star properties. Overall, we had a wonderful trip indeed. Royal Grove was a perfect choice for a family accommodation - a small yet very beautiful property that has all the facilities required to make your holiday enjoyable and a memorable one. This resort is located is a serene setup on the beds of the Vembanad lake, longest lake in India. The place has all the essential facilities like a neat room with highest standards, excellent lake from every room balcony, courteous staff, free Wi-Fi, restaurant serving high quality hygienic food, gym for fitness freaks, nice well maintained swimming pool with clean water, in-house activities organized every evening for the families to network/enjoy and prompt room service to top it all. This property has only 24 accommodation units without the kitchen facility. The rooms are very neat, clean and well-maintained. The design and the layout of the pathways is the most attractive part the lake water and small foot bridges connecting the reception, rooms and the recreation area make this place adorable. The designers and the architects need a special mention for this. The trip of Kumarakom or Alleppey is incomplete without a stay on house boat. They offer house boat stay, though the charges on the higher side. However, as this private house boat is exclusively reserved for the guests staying at Royal Grove, the higher charges may be justified. Then, there is the Spa service available too, for those who want to rejuvenate themselves. The food serving time at the restaurant is on the higher side they take a minimum of 20-25 minutes to serve the food. The number of guests is limited as this property has only 24 rooms and this is one of the main reasons why buffet meals are not available only a la carte services. The quality, taste and the hygiene of the food served is of high standard no complains. The food is reasonably priced. Do plan a ride on the government ferry boat from Kumarakom to Muhamma the Kumarakom boat jetty is about 1. 5 km from the resort. You can slowly walk/take an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk). The one way boat ride is about 40 min and costs only INR 10 per person.Reaching Royal grove is easy from Kumarakom, Kottayam or Alleppey. It is about 60km from Cochin/Ernakulam, 14 Km from Kottayam and about 35 km from Alleppey.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 56 Readers

"Peaceful & excellent stay"

6.8/7
Posted 21 Sep, 2015

The resort is located on the banks of the beautiful Vembanad lake. The ambience is perfect and if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, then this is the place. It takes about 2. 5 hours to reach from the Kochi International Airport by taxi. From the rooms, you get a breathtaking view of the Lake, which is 262 square km area wise. Vembanad has the distinction of being Asia's largest fresh water Lake. You can see numerous houseboats passing by and yet given the size of the Lake, they aren't cluttered. The resort staff were very friendly and helpful. You can either leverage their dining room (Lake facing ) or their room service. Every room has it's share of the Lake view. The resort has it's own house boat and the ride was enjoyable for our family. You can rent houseboats in the locality if you want a longer ride. Every ride is reserved only for one family and this gives you a sense of privacy of spending time with your loved ones. If you have little kids, then the resort staff can keep them engaged through the children's activities that, they conduct regularly. There are also activities conducted for families and this experience is unique. The resort also arranges for trips to nearby places and you can try this on your own too. Allepey is just an hour's drive from Kumarakom and is renowned for it's boat races. We visited Allepey when the Onam festival preparations were in full swing. The town wore a festive look and people were decorating their places up. Allepey is also known as the Venice of South India. We also used the shikara boat in Allepey on the back waters and it was a wonderful experience. When you see all of this, you will realize why Kerala is called God's own Country. Nature is beautiful and in abundance when you visit Kumarakom. Overall, it was a very good experience and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet, peaceful vacation in the midst of their busy schedules. One piece of advice for travellers is to check for the weather before you plan your trip. Fortunately for us, it did not rain in the last week of August, when we visited this place. Overall, a big yes for both the place, as well as the resort.

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Bangalore
5 Reviews | 76 Readers

"Great food but difficult to locate "

6.0/7
Posted 15 Mar, 2016

We were there as a family of three for a short break of 3 nights and 2 days. It is a beautiful resort on the lake front with a wonderful ambiance. A little quiet though because the occupancy at the resort was low, but that didn't bother us. We enjoyed the quiet and peace. It is a small resort with just 24 rooms and spacious too. Even with an extra bed we had a lot of space inside. Loved the boardwalk across the resort with water underneath. Staff were courteous and helpful. The restaurant was empty mostly due to less occupants but the food served was delicious and good value for money. We ate all our meals there and almost went through the menu, never felt disappointed with the taste and service. The pool is nicely located and gives a feeling of infinity. We didn't venture out all through, so can't tell much about what's on the outside. The lake cruise is supposed to be a good experience and we saw a lot of houseboats going round the lake. Expensive though! Only problem we faced was with the air conditioning in the room. It kept going off frequently and the first two nights was bad with it not working. Overall it is a great resort, would love to go back there again.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

1st April 2016

Dear Guest,
Greetings from Kumarakom!
Thank you very much for your review on HolidayIQ. Glad to note that you loved our resort to have an excellent vacation experience.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, here at Royal Grove!
Best Regards
Jaison Anithanam
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Cochin
2 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Great experience at Kayal with caring and always smiling staff"

6.0/7
Posted 29 Dec, 2015

The main purpose of my travel was to take a break out of the hectic schedule. Kayal resort is the right place to be. Located along the banks of Vembanad, Kayal provides the real ambience for vacation goers. The layout of the property is great and the pool overlooking the lake gives superb blending with nature. The small lagoons over which the walkways are built is a real treat for the eyes. The staff are really caring and always keep a smile, which gives the guests a warm feeling. Resort has all amenities like pool, restaurant, gym, hall, recreation area, snooker table, spa and massage parlors. Outdoor play area is very little, which is a drawback. The main constraint for me was the cost of the food. Food is quite expensive, but you have the option to venture out to taste the local Kerala food at Hotel Dammam, Hotel Dubai etc which are reasonable. 'Karimeen pollichathu' at Dammam was mind blowing. Overall the stay at Kayal was a memorable one.

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