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Kathua, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was very good with nice room.Hotel staff was very nice and interacted very well. Food served was very good.Behind the hotel, there is fishing spot where one can go for fishing in their leisure time.

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Dear Abhishake, Thank you for being with us on your holiday. It was indeed a privilege for us to host you.We are glad to know that you did really enjoyed the stay. We will upkeep our standards to the very best and expecting your friends and family to experience our hospitality. Thank you for your valuable feedback. More 

Hyderabad, India
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family stayed one night at the hotel and one night in the house boat. We had a peaceful and relaxing stay at the hotel. Great care was taken by Mr Kurian and staff. When I had a freak accident with the fishing hook that stuck deep in the finger, staff had quickly arranged for doctor to take care of... More 

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Dear Smitha, Thank you for being with us on your holiday. It was indeed a privilege for us to host you.We are glad to know that you did really enjoyed the cruise and the stay. We will upkeep our standards to the very best and expecting your friends and family to experience our hospitality. Thank you for your valuable feedback. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Backwater Retreat House Boat Service is excellent in terms of trip. From Aman College of Science and Technology we had a wonderful trip from Thannermukkam to Kumarakam. IT was a four hour trip including food. we all enjoyed the trip. Service was excellent. Tasty and neat food. spacious rooms and quality service is commendable.

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Praveen, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We indeed do feel greatful that you had a great time in our house boat. Once again thank you so much for your valuable feedback. More 

Bengaluru, India
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Backwater Retreat resort for 1 night stay and one night in Backwater Retreat House Boat... The food that they served too is amazing. They took really great care of their customers. Kerala is known for its sea-food So we were not sure if we would get decent vegetarian dishes here. . It is by far the tastiest food... More 

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to know that the services rendered were up to your expectations. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback and looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Backwater Retreat More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kumarakom boat house is better than alleppey. in terms of view points, the journey space and everything. The only low point is it is not that much easily accessible like alleppey and car or van is definitely needed to Reach there. Good and thrilling experience everywhere in kumarakom

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This houseboat trip was part of a holiday with my adult sons in Kerala , I promised them an amazing experience and it did not disappoint. My second trip, we loved it, it was a totally relaxing and quality time with my family that is difficult to achieve in other ways. We were collected from our hotel and taken to... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The house is 8kms from Kottyam Bus stand / Railway station. But around 18 kms to Kumarakom. silence, village location with water channel in the backyard. Owner Kurien and the cook mahesh were genuine in their communication and liked their friendly behaviour. I recommend this stay for Town way stay.Owner and caretaker arranged the Autorickshaw for travel to city and... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

One night we stayed at Backwater Retreat Theme House. It is the best and economic place to stay. Myself and my wife had a great experiance last week. Food was comparitively cheap and tasty as well. The manager Mr.Kurian was extremely helpfull and staff all friendly and available all the time. 2nd day we stayed in the Backwater Retreat House... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

First time on the houseboat and planned as a family outing. Ultimately turned out to be absolutely fantastic. This one had a fully furnished room incase anyone had to rest which we never did. Food was superb, served on the deck, can't ask for more. The best thing was everyone enjoyed thoroughly and looking forward to plan agin one soon.... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This does not looks like a hotel in any way Rooms made with wooden partition and you can listen voice of person speaking next to your room!!! First time i have seen table fan in any hotel!!! It it said to be 3star but actually it is a kind of dometary Located in remote area Poor interier Ac TV n... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Backwater Retreat is located in Aymanam (7kms from Kottayam Town) in Kumarakom (12kms to Kumarakom Boat House from Backwater Retreat) offers you the most complete facility as feel as a home. At Backwater Retreat, we believe in combining contemporary elegance and modern efficiency with our grace, warmth and care. Honeymoon couples and Families interested in enjoying the serenity of nature and its silence would surely love to stay at such a place during their vacation.Stay in kingly luxury, located in a peaceful atmosphere with lush greenery at the confluence of several rivers merging into the Kumarakom Lake. Enjoy this unmatched abode in a perfect eco-setting - a pleasant escape to the lap of nature.We have House Boats also available from Kumarakom or Alleppey ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backwater Retreat Theme House

Address: Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: £22 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Retreat Theme House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Backwater Retreat Theme House Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Retreat Theme Hotel
Backwater Retreat Theme House Kumarakom, Kerala
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#6 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Backwater facing room view is good”
 of 5 bubbles KSmitha, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Good river review, village environement with silence ambience”
 of 5 bubbles prashanthH576, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are good enough to get a pleasant view”
 of 5 bubbles jannahresidency, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Absolutely book the houseboat for at least one night.”
  • Snack time on the houseboat. Banana fritters and tea.
 of 5 bubbles IsabelH329, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms onthe first floor have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles SantoshPandey, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
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