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    Backwater Retreat Theme House

    Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
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    1 - 5 of 330 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Clean rooms and neat bath room. The staff are very pleasing and responsive. Location is too good for a peaceful stay. The property is an antique type construction making justice to Kerala's traditional houses.

    Thank GopakumarNarayanan
    Response from Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme HouseResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you very much for your positive review. Looking forward to seeing you again in our property.

    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 4 June 2017

    I wanted to visit Aymanam because of my love for the book The God of Small Things, which is set in this town. I read reviews of Backwater Retreat and took a chance. What a wonderful decision that was! The house is gorgeous and unusual...More

    1  Thank Kathleen M
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Clean rooms and moreover very clean bathrooms. Rooms are in front of backwater. But the courtyard can b improved. it effects the overall impression. The stuff is too good and too responsive. The menu must b improved. Overall average stay.

    Thank rahmansanam
    Reviewed 15 November 2017

    I would recommend Yuvatrip for booking a holiday. We used the online booking facility and this was easy to use and had all the costs and what was included clearly shown. Our paperwork arrived in time and we had no issues booking with them. The...More

    Thank sunaxismax
    Response from Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme HouseResponded 16 November 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review. We are looking forward to receiving you again in our resort. Thanks and regards Kurian

    Reviewed 4 November 2017

    We went on a trip here recently and the experience was very nice.. We actually booked to the wrong airport and there was few other miscommunications in the plan since it was booked in a hasty way... in spite of all those confusions we created...More

    Thank Naveena P
    Response from Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme HouseResponded 29 November 2017

    Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate, that you took the time to share your experience with us and fellow travellers. As service from the heart is our key focus, I will certainly share you...More

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    • US$27 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #6 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
    • #6 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • Kumarakom
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    biswarupbose2008
    27 March 2017|
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    Response from Kurian K | Property representative |
    Boat ride; Rs.1100/-per hour Lunch;Rs.400/per person Herbal massage can be arranged 5kms away from our property and the rate is Rs.1250/person. Backwater retreat is backwater view not lake view. Our present rate is... More
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    Response from Mahebub Khan P | Reviewed this property |
    Of course, very nice place & very helpful people
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    "First floor is the best one"
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