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Houseboat selection.

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Houseboat selection.

I have been doing some research on TA for all houseboats and their review. But so far I can only see only a few houseboat operators and their review.

Is there any way I can check all the reviews on TA?

As I don’t know the names of all the operators it is difficult to know which one is good and which one is not. Do you know any better way to search on TA?

I have already posted this question on Kerala forum but I thought this might be the right place.

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1. Re: Houseboat selection.

Are I really looking for prices of houseboat

Edited: 03 August 2012, 12:46
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2. Re: Houseboat selection.

I'll be looking at the prices, but before I do that I need to select a few houseboat operators that have good review on TA.

I know few names like River Escape, CoCo, Grandeur but would like to see other companies and their reviews on TA.

Previously I thought CoCo was a good operator. But they have poor reviews on TA. Grandeur dont have any review.

How do I see all the names and their review?

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4. Re: Houseboat selection.

Hi Sidwhite ,

you are right ! and this was one of the points raised to TA forum moderators

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5. Re: Houseboat selection.

i hope you have gone through all the review section like ' hotels' , 'specialty lodging', things to to - ' Tours' on both the Alappuzha and Kumarakom forum where houseboat operators are listed

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6. Re: Houseboat selection.

check ' tours' under things to do Alappuzha forum, i assume all of them are houseboat booking agents

tripadvisor.com/…TtD

now some houseboat operators / owners listed under ' speciality lodging'

river escapes by Raxa collective -

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d172917…

Aqua melody houseboats- tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d116268…

Aqua holidays - tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d181912…

under the link ' vacation rentals ' - tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g608471…

tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g608471…

tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g608471…

under the links ' best value' -

Coco houseboats- tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d187255…

River queen houseboats- tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d115625…

Aagaman housbeoats - tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d158487…

cosy houseboats- tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g608471-d176197…

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7. Re: Houseboat selection.

at Kumarakom forum

Punnamada luxury houseboats ( though they are based in Alleppey, they are found in Kumarakom page)

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g678552-d158563…

lake view houseboats - tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g678552-d158551…

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8. Re: Houseboat selection.

Thanks Neenu-Raj.

I absolutely agree with you. Did you get any reply from TA moderators?

I have had some dealings with them in the past and they are very good.

The Houseboat reviews on TA are not consolidated like hotels are.

I have spent a lot of times to find out some of the good houseboats.

There is no review for Grandeur houseboat or Pulickattil Houseboats which a friend of mine suggested. I am sure there are many more good ones but how can I tell if there is no review?

Thanks for the links you have supplied. I need to spend some time reading the links you have supplied

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9. Re: Houseboat selection.

Hi Sidwhite ,

no reply from forum moderators. I hope they would do the listing user friendly, easy to find , read reviews

If they are at one place then reviewers could also add their reviews likewise

but here it is all over the place and only very few operators are listed when you have around 1600 houseboats and atleast 300-400 owner-operators !!

if you could also write to them (TA) that would be helpful to future travelers to choose based on the reviews

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10. Re: Houseboat selection.

The review system won't work here.now at this time it is not peak season .so bargain for half price what they r asking.and say only pay after seeing inside because now demand is very less u get a lots of boat over there