Saro Lake County, Kumarakom
1/392, Kumarakom, Bankpady, Kottayam, Kerala 686566
Phone Number +91-481-2523777 www.sarolakecounty.com
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Saro Lake County is located by the Vembanad Lake. The proximity to the lake makes this a very relaxing weekend getaway. You can see houseboats cruising through the lake while sitting at the resort. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The access road (100 meters) to the place is a bit narrow and bumpy. But, this 5 minutes trip won't spoil your fun.
We opted for Saro Lake County based on internet reviews and we had booked two rooms for a family of 5. The resort is located adjacent to the lake and you need to go through a very narrow approach road to reach the place. The property has only 4 rooms. We reached the property at around 6:30 pm and it was quite dark by that time. The two liquefying rooms are slightly smaller in area in comparison to the other two rooms. We faced some teething issues to start with. The electric bulbs in our bathroom were not functioning and the care-taker (Mr. Jithin) had to call the electrician to fix the issue. I also made a mistake of not calling Mr. Jithin in advance to fix the dinner menu. They had cooked duck roast for us and my parents had issues eating duck roast (although it is considered a speciality of the place) We could not order anything else after 7 pm since all the shops close by then and hence the food needs to be reordered in advance. We also found the rooms to be dimly lit and the outside areas were dimly lit too. Since the place is close to the lake, you can expect mosquitoes and lizards in and around the property. However, the acs inside the rooms do their job well and the rooms are also equipped with mosquito repellents. The main door of our room was jammed and needs some repairs. We faced electricity failure in Kumarakom as well but they have a generator backup in place The next day was good as the Shikara we booked with the help of Mr. Jithin arrived on time right outside our hotel and we boarded the Shikara for a 3-hour venture in the lake. It was a treat to watch and we had a really wonderful time. We returned back at 1 pm and went out for lunch and shopping at Kottayam. Mr. Jithin helped us book the car for the Kottayam trip as well as for the next day's drop to Kovalam. Dinner was good on the 2nd day and we had ordered a vegetarian menu. The food tasted just like home food. Breakfast was also good on both days and we had idlis and appam as menu on these 2 days. Mr. Jithin is the one-man army who can help you out when in doubt. Note that they are now planning a swimming pool sometime in Dec'15 in the property Conclusion : The property is placed in a perfect location against the backdrop of the lake and I would say that the hotel is pretty good for the price point. If you just want to laze around watching the lake, then this is the best place for you. If you are the travel type, just board the Shikara or houseboat and follow the lake. Don't set your expectations too high and you will not be disappointed with what this place has to offer.
I stayed at the hotel in January month 2017 for holiday trip. Sea view was good. Destination is very good. I liked the temple. The hotel is well located it was very good. Best way to reach hotel is car. The hotel building was very good. The view was good. The front office was very good. Staff were cooperative. Booked room through Make My Trip. The service was very good and the hoteliers gave service on time. The rooms are good with all facilities. The food we ate was good to taste. They provided complimentary breakfast was good. The hoteliers also gave WiFi facility. No cab and sightseeing facility was given. All the facilities were good. I would not like to suggest this hotel for other travellers. Overall good and the service, room was good.
Stayed 3 nights in January. This year. Since there is no road beyond this points, a clear seclusion and solitude becomes an added advantage. Situated just on the banks of large lake, you can continue to sit on the concrete bank for hours putting garden chairs with slow music. Fishing rods could be provided, in case you have interest in fishing, with intermittent cups of hot tea/coffee and snacks. Being a small joint with only 5 rooms, the area remains quite for the whole day. All the transportation and sight seeing aspects, starting from boat to taxi is taken care of by Mr. Nitin, the excellent caretaker. Reg food and drinks, Mr. Nitin meticulously takes care with even variety of options of exotic keralian preparations. Wish a very happy stay for visitors. Thanks. Dr. Be Panda.
I went in the month of December. The hotel destination was excellent. The room was excellent and the space was utilized in a good manner. Room was like a cottage and beautiful view was available from the room. Service provided by the hotel was excellent since food was prepared as per our request. Booking and front office were excellent and everything was fine. Hotel location was awesome as the view outside was very attractive. Appearance of the hotel was like cottage so it was very attractive and nice. It was our honeymoon trip. I booked the hotel through a travel agent. Overall experience of the hotel was very good. Activities like gym, swimming pool was not available in the hotel. WiFi facility was available in the hotel and it was not chargeable.
The visit to that hotel was during the month of February for a holiday along with my family. The destination was good to visit. The hotel location was good and far from city and near to lake. The appearance of the hotel was very good. Reception staff's was very polite and co-operative. Room was very clean and neat with all facilities. Housekeeping services was timely attended without any delay. The food served was very good in taste. The overall experience staying in that hotel was very good.
Saro Lake County is ranked #19 among the 235 hotels in Kumarakom with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 13, 3-star Resorts in Kumarakom. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 40 photos, 107 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Service and Destination. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 7,100 to Rs 8,100 per night. The hotel offer 5 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (47%) and Couple (37%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 68% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 16% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Saro Lake County is located at Vembanad Lake . Kumarakom Beach (1 Km), Kumarakom Backwaters (1 Km), Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (2 Kms) and Vembanad Lake (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
HolidayIQ reviewer Shilpz S says, "We visited Kumarakom as a part of our Kerela sojourn. It is famous for its backwaters and the bird sanctuary. The right season to visit would be September when you get the best of the monsoon season. It's a natur Read More
HolidayIQ Reviewer Priyam Goyal says, “Vembanad Lake - bird watchers paradise; We took a 3-hour boat ride across the backwaters of Kumarakom and Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake is a perfect place for bird watchers. We sp Read More
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