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Kerala House Boats

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VI/156, Punnamada, | Alleppey, Alappuzha 688013, India
Kerala House Boats
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been to Alappuzha in Jan, and we decided just a day in advance. Managed to get a booking with Kerala House Boats. They booked a boat named Tamara. Lovely experience it was! We checked-in at 12pm. There a slight delay in departure since they took some time to get the fish. But we didn't mind it much. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

House boat was supposed to be a deluxe air conditioned boat.Great food,nice workmen on the crew of 3.Not impressed with the lack of any hot water or proper showers on board.Dont know if this is the norm on this type of boat. ..Our travel director Binil Raj was less than helpful when ee told him we weren't happy with his... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Kerala in September 2014. In theory it's a low-season, but there were lots of tourists. We had one-bedroom boat from Indraprastham cruises. Boat was ok, maybe not 5star level, but nice :) I liked the service- our cook was very friendly, kept serving the food during the whole trip (fresh coconuts, beverages, grilled banans, three-course dinner, supper-... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite part of our trip to the Kerala region. Seeing the backwaters up close is amazing. We stay on a houseboat overnight and enjoyed local food, but we also asked for a smaller boat to take an hour trip into the narrower canals to see the villages. It was stunning to see how people lived there.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were on our honeymoon at alleppy for a day Our experience with the houseboat Thejas II and pazhassiraja licence no kiv alp hb 0221 12 was awefull The quality of services they provided was worse than slums we faced some key issues as follows : 1 ) lack of coordination ( we were informed the checkin time 4 pm... More 

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Chesterfield, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on the boathouse overnight. Well equipped, loved the idea that there was only my husband and me. Meal were good, but I expected more fish. My only big complaint was the smell of diesel in the bedroom whilst the air conditioning was on, very strong. When we moored for the night we where in the middle of know where,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice round trip on the backwater. The functionality on the boat was perfect 👌 living room and dining room together and separate sleeping compartments. Very enjoyable trip , looking at other boat and nature I can recommend this as a break 1 or 2 days😊

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Thane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an overnight on the houseboats with my wife and was amazed by the experience..... a window into the river life of the locals as we passed them by. The Captain and staff on the boat were friendly and welcoming and the food fantastic. on board food and rice paddy fields areound makes u feel great. Must go........

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Experience is good in backwater. Nice room. Full time AC. Staff was very good and friendly. Good for couple. Music Player/speakers, Sofa, available. Cons: Only a 4-5 hour ride in water. Rest of the time houseboat is parked. Food is just ok. (Don't expect much). Bit pricey. Good only for a single day stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is really a pathetic one and when u complain they will tell you that you are liar. The staff are trained in such a way that they know nothing and they are good for nothing. please avoid. its waste of money.

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