Saro Lake County, Kumarakom
1/392, Kumarakom, Bankpady, Kottayam, Kerala 686566
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 mins trip won't spoil your fun.
Saro Lake County is a place which has location as it's plus point. Situated by the side of Vembanad Lake, the view is divine. It is a small property of 4 rooms within a small bungalow situated within coconut trees. Rooms from inside are spacious equipped with basics. We just had breakfast. Food was exceptional. Only problem is it's access road. It is small, however when the location is seen this problem seems unimportant.
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 lake-facing 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 pre-ordered 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 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.
It was good destination place. The location of the hotel was very good. Interiors and exteriors of the hotel were good. Reception was very good. Booking and front office was very good. The room service provided was very good. The rooms provided were good and all facilities were provided. I did not eat food at this hotel. Parking facilities were provided. I will recommend it to other travellers.
I had visited this hotel with my colleagues for official tour. The destination of the hotel was good. The hotel was located in the city. The appearance of the hotel was good. The check-in and check-out was on time. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. The activities were not available in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
Saro Lake County in Kumarakom was an excellent place to stay in with family. Appearance of the hotel interior and exterior was very good. Sightseeing places are many. Destination and location was very excellent and we would prefer to visit the place again and all our family members are waiting to visit that place again. There was no delay in check-in or check-out. Rooms were spacious, neat and clean with all amenities in good working condition. Food provided was good in quality and quantity. Overall, a very good stay with family with good sightseeing places.
Saro Lake County is ranked #21 among the 233 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, 106 text reviews and 1 video reviews and 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 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
HolidayIQ Reviewer Lionel Fernandes adds, “Yes it is worth a visit and just relax in a houseboat. Early morning the Lake is calm. A lot of wild birds of different species to be seen around. Do not stay overni Read More