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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

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Sumitatol...
New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Kerala Backwaters are just excellent”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is a nice house boat, House boat is clean. Don't expect too much about room, as rooms are like hotel of 1000 Rs./night. Staff behavior is quite good and helping in nature. But as per quotation they travel was not done, they promised for a village walk & Old Church Visit, But staff refused for it. Even they were forcing for paid Ayurveda message which is very costly. Because of it we were at anchored point at 4:00 PM, There was no movement of boat after 4:00, Staff clearly refused for it. Otherwise boat is quite good.. But you may find a better one as many providers offers better boat in less rate.

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Liked best: Kerala Backwaters & Their life
Liked least: Boat dint cover all siteseen as discussed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Aug 2014
Dear Sir,

Thankyou for your reply. Happy that you enjoyed the trip :). Few things we would to clarify .

1) We have given our premium 4 bedroom houseboat new houseboat (photos shown in our website ) as 1 bedroom for our guest.Its a new houseboat with all modern facilities and modern bathrooms.So we couldn't understand why its mentioned like Rs.1000/room.

2) We have given a special Monsoon discount from the offered price to the the guest along with complimentary honeymoon specials :) .

3)We are happy to take the guest for village walk and church visit, our crew very friendly and caring. But due to weather condition the boat might get anchored a bit early. We give more importance to security factors so if its rains very heavily we will anchor the boat and will continue only after the rain subsides.

Regards
Pournami Team
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Purnajaya...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful experience”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Enjoy the backwater with houseboats, which will make your experience in Kerala memorable and delightful. Kerala backwater will provide you to explore the natural beauty of water and the coastal villages surrounded along the water, which will really rejuvenate your mind.

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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
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Thrissur, India
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Hospitality and the food
Liked least: Nothing at all!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Aug 2014
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
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sakthi k
Coimbatore, India
1 review
“Heaven in God's own country... :)”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Its was such an awesome trip with friends. I personally had really a great time :). first of all the service was really good and the food off course it was really like a home made food and delicious. They even cooked the fish we bought in one of the market. (They were kind). The rooms were very clean and the boat is well maintained. end of the day what matters is we liked the trip or not??? I just loved the trip. Should plan some time again. :)

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
2 Jul 2014
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
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sanathkum...
Coimbatore, India
1 review
“An trip to remember and cherish”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Trip to alleppey and stay in the boat house is really a wonderful experience.
I was with my three friends and we were given a private boat with two rooms, it was our first trip to alleppey, we enjoyed to the core. the rooms, house boat altogether were so neat.. serivce peoples were very supportive, locations are a treat to our eyes,, the food.. mainly the fish, and the puttu which are kerala special are too good.... altogether it is a very nice experience.....

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Liked best: food, cleanliness, service
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Aug 2014
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
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preetham...
1 review
“simply excellent!! don't think of any others.. one word "POURNAMI"”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We are family of 10 members took overnight cruise with 3 bedroom houseboat. The trip is more than our expectation. crew members are really kind. The food is delicious with number of varieties as mentioned earlier. we are very much satisfied with their cooking though we are from TamilNadu. Trip is very well planned with exact schedule followed during cruise. Boat is clean and tidy with all luxuries. we can entertain with tv, carrom,etc. The boat is same as the one that we were shown in e-mail pics during booking. The trip is suitable for all age group people. I recommend everyone to blindly go with Pournami houseboats. we are over-whelmed with joy by this cruise. Thanks to Parvathy mam and pournami team.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jun 2014
We are happy to hear that your family really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
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travel797...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Filthy mice infested boat”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We booked a 2 night stay on the 2 bed houseboat. The boat was filthy with dirt, cobwebs and ants everywere. The bathroom was disgusting and had mushrooms growing in it and mice living in it.

The lights and satellite tv did bot work either.

We booked this because of the excellent trip advisor reviews despite it being the most expensive quote.

The only plus was the service from the chef and the captain and the food was good. However by the 2nd morning the food had ants cooked in it so we stopped eating.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 May 2014
Dear Mam,

First of all it was shocking to see your review in trip advisor as we regularly go through the feedback forms which we collect form the guest and for further reference we used to file it.

1. In the feedback form it was mentioned 'Beautiful , Friendly staff , good service, Tasty Food ' and when it came to review it turned out to be terrible.

2. In the feedback form reg the Food :- Very good service and tasty food everyday ( we just replicate the statement made by our guest ) , then how come when it comes to tripadvisor the guest comments like (There were ants cooked in the food. This will never ever happen as we have well experienced staff and chef who were always there to treat our guest and ready to solve any issues.

3. Tv didnt work , Please note that Tv was functional , but TATA Sky we used to tell out guest when you travel through the interiors of lake there can be range issues. Once you anchor you will have proper range and view the channels. We have all modern entertainment facilities in the houseboat which are fully functional.

4.In the feedback form it was mentioned like ants was found, yes when we see that in our review we check with the captian in our houseboat , ofcourse when people do eat snack items , since the boat is in the lake there is a chance that ants might appear. The staff members clearly mentioned us that when they spotted the insects they cleaned it then and there.But we were 100% confident that our houseboat is not filthy and infested houseboat as we care for our reviews and our guest.

5. Regarding the toilet cleanliness , it was not even mentioned in the feedback form.

We have a genuine question to our guest, you stayed with us for 2 nights & 3 days , the whole 3 days we didn't get even a phone call from our guest saying like the houseboat is filthy . Even after seeing the feedback form, we didn't find anything worse in it. If we seen any bad comments we will definitely contact you and do reimbursement , if we are pretty sure that there was a mistake in our part.

We really know that we are in a hospitality industry and we do care for our guest . We value for the money spend by the guest. We do make calls to our houseboats even after the cruising starts to see how everything is going fine.

Finally regarding the rate of the houseboat we are just following the market trend and ofcourse we definitely know what kind of service we do to our customers.

But we are really sad to see such a review about Pournami Houseboats , we didn't had such an experience.
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