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“Rejuvenating Experience at Pournami House Boat”
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

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tonum2014
New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rejuvenating Experience at Pournami House Boat”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Entirely different experience with Pournami Houseboat on 18th June 2015. Firstly they ask for cash transaction without any receipt or checking of identity on arrival which is completely unproffessional. The journey started with cruising in the backwaters of Aleppey, with befallen monsoon it was a treat to the eye sitting on the deck admiring the beauty of the backwaters circumfrernced with tall Palm trees spreading an essence of the coast.
The lunch was served within the cruising period with authentic recepies of Kerela plated by Chef Vinod, to look forward to is the uniquely prepared Beetroot and Curd chutney completely homestyle.
However in the night there is no more cruising and the boats are tied to one of the coasts where there were certain unsatisfactory elements. To state a few, 3 of the Pournami House boats were tied on the same coast with very less space in between, ours being in the middle prohibbited all the openness of the backwaters with limited view and freshness giving a mild hue of claustrophobia also a sense of no privacy as all the activities of one boat was visible to another. There was also free access and approach of the staff to where the guest were present, which should be priorly rectified as certain spaces should be maintained between the staff and the guest. Furthermore very limited menu and not much variation as guests look for roasts, barbeques, grills and variety of fish which is completely unavailable.
Overall a considerably fine experience which one must avail once in life if in Kerela.

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Liked best: The cruising in the backwaters and the lake
Liked least: The limited availability of food and no freshness at night.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thankyou for your review . We are happy to know that you enjoyed the trip . We would like to clarify few points.

We didn't understand the point which you mentioned about cash deposit. We would like to inform you that you have booked by doing an NEFT, so we are bit confused .

For trip adviser audience We are just pasting the payment policy which we used to send to the guest via mail.

1) For confirmation please deposit Rs X/- as advance in any of the bank accounts mentioned below and the rest can be paid at arrival. After making the payment please send an email with the details of the payment made.Also please let us know in advance if you have any other specific requirements.

2) We can also send a Paypal Invoice for payment option which you can pay using your International credit card. If so please let us know your country & currency of operation.

3) We can also send you a Payu Instant Payment facility via email which you can pay using NetBanking, Indian Credit Card (3.8% transaction charge) / Indian Debit card (1% transaction charge) will be incurred.



*Confirmation subject to availability during the time of booking.

Please do a NEFT transfer rather than cash deposit to the account. Handling charges are applicable if cash deposit is made to the account.

After making payment , we will send the confirmation mail with a special instruction - Please bring this confirmation mail on the day of arrival for a smooth check -in. Plus we will send a Mandatory details mail , inwhich we collect all personal details , arrival details , any special preferences.

Also for foreign customers - Please do send us the scanned copy of passport and visa .

Apart from this one day before the guest arrival we personally call the guest and exchange phone numbers and drivers numbers in case the guest coming via taxi to make sure that our guest need not have to wait to be identified on a peak day.

Regarding the grilled items which you mentioned, yes we don't provide any grilled items as due to security concerns we are not supposed to prepare those items in the houseboat . Plus we will be mentioning before itself meals will be traditional kerala meals.

All our reviews are very important to us.We work towards perfection from all your suggestions. Please do visit us again.

Thankyou
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kamala59
Penang, Malaysia
1 review
“Memorable beautiful experience”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Me and my daughter stayed one night in the boathouse and it was a truly amazing experience. Houseboat was clean and tidy and the on boat staffs were very friendly and very helpful in assisting me to move around. i fractured my ankle and was walking in my air walker shoes which made me very clumsy but the team was always around to give a helping hand. My special and heartfelt thanks to them. We enjoyed the cruise, hospitality and the sight seeing. As for food, since we are not so in tune with coconut milk in our dishes, we informed the staffs and they cooked up dishes which really catered to our palates. It was really superb. Morning breakfast could have been better.

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Liked best: hospitality and food
Liked least: tv reception was not good
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thanks a bunch for your review :) . We are blessed with a handful of staff who will take care of our guests and make them feel at home.

Do visit us again :)

Regards

Team Pournami
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umadevi17
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“wonderfull”
Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

i came with family members of 11 on june 2015 from malaysia , after a long travel from munnar n all of us was not well traveling in munnar winding road, was puking through out the journey n reach late at 1.30pm to allepey, crew was waiting patiently for us n greeted well with coconut water, the moment boat starts all our tiredness just flew away, lovely experience in pournami hsebout, love their lunch especially karimeen...allepey backwaters is so beautifull, crew mr.radish,mr.prasana,mr.anup was very helpfull, cooking was delicious, especialy mr.radish was very friendly n explaining bout the place. my mum and aunties was happy to watch their fav programs after they placed the boat...thanks to ms.parvathi n also also the tour manager who was very helpfull. miss one day tour, next time im goin to come back again to pournami hseboat n goin to be two days tours. i would recommend this hseboat.....

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Liked best: cleanleness
Liked least: -nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
We are pleased see your review specifically mentioning our staff names - Mr.radish,Mr.prasana,Mr.anup . Thankyou for all your support and encouragement. Please do come for a 2 nights we are sure that you will enjoy it to the core.

Regards
Team Pournami
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RaghuJIN
Hyderabad, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent and Homely”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I visited with my family in May 2015 . I took a 2 bedroom boat. The boat was as shown to us through photographs. It was well maintained. The staff was very supportive and did their best to give us the feel of comfort. Never thought even for a moment that we are on a commercial boat. As I was travelling with Kids, we had few more requests (for food etc) than agreed before. Each and every request was honored without referring to any of the commercial terms :-) The crew was very very polite, friendly and well mannered. In all, it was like our home with helping hands being provided by them for our comfort. We are vegetarians and the food served to us was really delicious.

We really enjoyed the trip and I strongly recommend.

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Liked best: Food and the attitude of the crew as it can make or break your happiness on your Trip.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
We are extremely happy to know that your family especially the kids felt comfortable . When kids are coming we are very much concerned . As once we board the houseboat we wont be able to collect any items other than in the normal course. So keeping in mind all those factors our crew & reservation team take all needed steps to keep the guest feel at home especially when we have kids on board.

Happy to know that all efforts were fruitful.

Do visit us again .

Regards
Team Pournami
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Anchal M
1 review
“Premium + Best service”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The house was in excellent condition with great taste of South Indian food ( this comment is coming from a north Indian cuisine). The service is a bit on the higher side but the amenities provided makes it totally worthy. We were lucky to see sunrise.

One suggestion would be to not recommend the Shantidham Massage. It was not a very good experience for the ladies and was not hygienic.

The boat crew was very helpful, and arranged music system to party in the evening. All in all it was a good experience

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Liked best: Food and Rooms
Liked least: Massage
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thnakyou for your review . We have noted the point regarding the Ayurveda massaging center which you have mentioned . There are lots of traditional Ayurveda cetres on the way which you have to select . We don't have a single point of contact for ayurvedic massaging , as different customer choose different centre based on their preference.

We request you to do visit our boat :)
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Chakravar...
Bengaluru, India
1 review
“Wonderful experience!!!”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Travelled with my family and had wonderful experience at the houseboat. Thanks to Pournami team for making our stay memorable. We have taken 2 Bedroom Deluxe AC Houseboat for overnight stay. The bedrooms are very clean, food was amazing and cooked to our comfort, the onboard team was very friendly, enjoyed fishing. Overall it was wonderful experience and would surely recommend to my friends and relatives.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 May 2015
Happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip. Do visit us again :). Thankyou once again for being a part of Pournami Houseboats
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Soumy B
1 review
“Wonderful Experience...”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in November 2014

We were looking for a relaxing experience from our busy work schedules and Our stay at the Pournami houseboat turned to be the perfect solution. The houseboat was clean and spacious, with well established living room, bed rooms and attached bathrooms. The staff is very courteous and do tell stories and history of the nearby places as the trip went on. We opted for kerala cuisine and the food was also good with full of kerala delicious items. Thanks Parvathy and Pournami boat crew for a wonderful day.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 May 2015
Thank you for your awesome review . We are happy that you enjoyed the trip. Please do visit us again.
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