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“An Awesome Time in the Backwaters”
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Boat house -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala

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ajayd81
Mumbai, India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An Awesome Time in the Backwaters”
Reviewed 27 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

My friends and I were initially skeptical about spending 2 days in the houseboat, but in the end, we wanted to stay for longer. The sights around us definitely played a part but the credit mostly goes to the excellent service, delicious cooking on board the boat and the hospitality of the staff.

We began with a tour of the Kumarakom Backwaters. We checked in just in time for lunch and the aromas that greeted us meant that the chef was creating something magical. The food, not just that lunch, but all the meals that we had while in the houseboat were heavenly - most notable were the chef's biryani, fish preperations and appams with stew (I still drool when I think of those dishes). In the evening the driver stopped at a local fish shop so that we could pick up fresh seafood for the night. On day 2, we headed for Allepy, before heading back to Kumarakom for the night.

Overall, all four of us had a great experience and would recommend them to anyone looking for a memorable houseboat experience in Kerela.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
"Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for the interest you have expressed in ''KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAYS” and your valuable time in giving us your feedback.We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your recent stay with us.Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are happy to hear you had a very pleasant stay with us.We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumarakomhouseboatholidays

Warm Regards
Praveen sg"
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nishantpa...
Bengaluru, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Memorable and Pleasent”
Reviewed 24 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Kumarakom Houseboat Holidays

it was really a memorable stay at the "Kumarakom houseboat holidays"

honestly, I had initially booked with some other houseboat stay company, and I had reviewed it through trip advisor and was not happy with the reviews I saw,

after that I had typed "good quality houseboat stays in Kumarakom" and then I landed in this webpage, I was very happy with the reviews but still skeptical about going ahead with it for reasons I never knew.

I had been asked to contact Mr Mukul, which I did, and I was very happy to have contacted him, he was very helpful, assuring and very responsive to my calls and emails, which I really found pleasurable,

after the booking was done, just few days before my trip to this houseboat, I had got a call from a lady by the name Shanti, she was very helpful and accommodating with my requests

now getting back to the stay and services, IT WAS AMAZING

the rooms were very very clean, well maintained

I was welcomed by two people, - one Boat Rider and One Chef

they were very helpful and hospitable towards us

the houseboat starts its ride from afternoon 12 all the way till 6;00 pm and then halts at a common area where all other houseboats are halted (COMPLETELY SAFE NOTHING TO WORRY- initially I was little skeptical about the places it would halt, but it was very safe- in the evening, where the houseboat halts, there Is a church which we can walk at a little distance to visit it, and it was nice

in the evening there are shops in which we could collect prawns, squids at an extra cost and then the chef would make it and cook it for free in whatever style you want no problem.

for drinks you would require to pre order it so that they can arrange it also,

next day, a driver would be arranged to take you for a nice tour ( this is after your checkout from the houseboat) to cochin main city, the jewish synagogue, the churches and the busy shopping streets,

our driver was a very friendly and nice guy named Arun,

overall a phenomenal experience, a one to cherish with

good job guys !! keep up the good work !!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
"Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for the interest you have expressed in ''KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAYS” and your valuable time in giving us your feedback.We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your recent stay with us.Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are happy to hear you had a very pleasant stay with us.We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumarakomhouseboatholidays

Warm Regards
Praveen sg"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mishaniz
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing trip!”
Reviewed 22 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This was a fantastic getaway over Christmas for us (couple in our early 30s). We were amazed by the tranquility of the area and the houseboat experience in general.

The staff were very nice and accommodating. The food was quite varied, very good, and not overly spicy, which was important for us :)

Communication with the office both before and after the trip was easy.

Highly recommend Kumarakom Houseboat Holidays to anyone that's considering a Kerala getaway as part of their India experience!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
"Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for the interest you have expressed in ''KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAYS” and your valuable time in giving us your feedback.We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your recent stay with us.Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are happy to hear you had a very pleasant stay with us.We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumarakomhouseboatholidays

Warm Regards
Praveen sg"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Atul T
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant & Memorable”
Reviewed 17 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We took a day cruise (5 hour) from Kumarakom and we had a wonderful experience. The houseboat was decent and good quality. The staff were accomodative to our dietary requirements and food was fresh and very nice. The experience was great and we felt that the day cruise was adequately satisfied this for our purpose. Dealing with the company via email was very efficient and quick.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Jul 2017
"Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for the interest you have expressed in ''KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAYS” and your valuable time in giving us your feedback.We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your recent stay with us.Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are happy to hear you had a very pleasant stay with us.We look forward to welcoming you back to Kumarakomhouseboatholidays

Warm Regards
Praveen sg"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
iain537
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“A fantastic, peaceful trip”
Reviewed 6 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We really enjoyed our two nights on the boat. Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Very lovely staff. Food was absolutely amazing. It was a wonderful trip.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nicole B
2 reviews
“Lovely getaway”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We live in Delhi and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing, pristine getaway from the big city. The boat was beautiful, the staff were lovely, and the views couldn't be beat. The food in particular exceeded our expectations. Staff were very attentive and happy to accommodate any requests. It would be fun to come back with friends.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chidambar...
1 review
“A memorable experience”
Reviewed 21 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Highly recommend this boat house for young couples and family.

Had a wonderful memorable experience on this boat house with my spouse.

Its just perfect!!!

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