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Riverside Retreat

Karumady, Alappuzha 688561, India
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Ranked #32 of 129 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014
chrisfromfav Faversham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at five places on our three week journey around Kerala and this was the best. JiJi and his family are lovely and couldn't have been more helpful The food was fantastic, the ambience peaceful and always interesting, from the little boys having swimming lessons in the river at 6;30, to the egrets returning to their roosts at 1830!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife and two of our teenage children enjoyed a return visit to JiJi John's home stay. Our experience was even better than our first time seven years back. No big sights or pressure to do anything, just simple trips around the place for a massage or a boat ride, although the "stay back" option was always popular too! We... More

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honfleur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

riverside retreat si a great place to stay with calm beautiful nature and with warm and kindly welcome from Jiji and his family the bungalows are large and comfortable with mosqiuito net and the dinner an breakfast were full and succulent we stay 4 nights only but it was our best stay in kerala and india during 3 weeks of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A gorgeous location right on the river, what a treat to wake up and watch the sunrise in this peaceful location. A great place to write and relax and watch the houseboats go by. Delicious home cooked Keralan food. Just the right amount of attention from your host Mr Jiji and his wife, and good clean room, gorgeous garden and... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We have been to Riverside several times & it has always been brilliant. Jiji & Jisha have had the new rooms upgraded. They are spotless - and there is now air-con!! The food, as always , is excellent, the position wonderful & the service superb. If you want peace & tranquillity, this is the place. Jiji can also arrange canoe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The drawcard of this homestay is its excellent position so close to the river. This is what you want the experience of Alleppey to be all about. From the small porch of the cottage I stayed in I watched the life of the river roll by from the houseboat processions in the early morning to the regular ferrying of people... More

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Amdocs ,Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Riverside Retreat justifies its name. Located on the banks of the Pamba River and other exotic backwaters, it really provides a retreat to the olden golden days. It not located in the proper heart of the city, you may have to take two or three adjoining winding roads to reach the hotel, but it’s worth the trouble. On our... More

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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

If somebody has time in their hand, then this place is a MUST...Reaching the place itself is an adventure as it is in a complete remote village, though the rickshaw can comfortably take u...Thats the best part of this place...complete isolation...Just u and the nature...Complete bliss n peace Great food...U will never blame me for this review...Enjoy ur trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The atmosphere at the riverside retreat is all about calm and relaxation. The bungalows are clean and big. You get a little terrasse in front of your door and quite a unique access to the river. Amazing view on the kanus and fishermen passing by slowly on carried by the stream. Jiji and his wife are very nice and helpfull.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Jiji's homestay was a perfect start to our holiday. As someone who has visited India many times I genuinely think this is one of the best homestays I have had the pleasure of visiting. The accommodation, while basic, is all you really need - what's important is the setting! Our cottage overlooked the backwaters and was spectacular. The food was... More

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Address: Karumady, Alappuzha 688561, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
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