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River Escapes

Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of our holiday was excellent and we would really liked to have had two or three day instead of just one. Having experienced these boats I would recommend a longer trip! The standard of the boat was excellent, all fittings and the ensuite room very comfortable and very clean. The Crew of three were very helpful and made... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruising on the backwaters is an amazing experience with beautiful scenery and calm surroundings. The service was excellent and the food was delicious with the chef being accommodating to the time we wished to eat and the spice level of the food. The rooms were clean and well maintained and had A/C. After we spent the afternoon traveling on the... More

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Cardiff
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our converted rice barge. The open lounge and dining area was very comfortable and we had an air-conditioned bedroom with a king-sized bed and an en-suite with loo, basin and a shower. The service on board was excellent and the food fantastic. For lunch we had mullet ( I think) marinated in ginger, garlic,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a one night cruise-wished we had booked for longer. We had the most amazing time, very relaxing and peaceful. It was interesting watching local people fishing, doing laundry, children playing and neighbours chatting across the canals. We had a delicious lunch of locally caught fish, dinner was a selection of Keralan specialities, served once we had moored. We... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Escapes knows how to relax! I went on an overnight cruise on the Kochi backwaters, complete with lunch, dinner, and breakfast the next morning all prepared by our own personal chef. Lunch and dinner consisted of top notch Kerala cuisine with surprisingly-filling fresh fruit and a toast for breakfast. We sailed for several hours, docked and took a canoe... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this overnight stay with River Escapes through a travel agent Kerala Experience and we have nothing but praise for both companies! From start to finish, we had the most amazingly relaxing time. If you really need to unwind then this is for you! We loved the backwaters - chugging along peacefully on our houseboat, watching the world go... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were eagerly looking forward to the houseboat experience in Allepy backwaters during our recent holiday in Feb 2014. As done with most of our holidays, we decided to go with River Escapes (Muthoot Group) after going through several reviews and pictures on the Tripadvisor website - I wish I had tread more carefully. 1. We booked an overnight stay... More

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Scottish Borders
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This overnight stay on a houseboat started well enough, although we could have done without the prolonged mooring for lunch opposite a Ramada hotel when we had only been sailing for about an hour. We did visit some of the narrower backwaters on a smaller craft and were surprised at the density of population even here living along the banks.... More

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Toronto
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A backwater trip with River Escapes is absolutely wonderful and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to India. All the positives have been covered in the many reviews from other travelers. I also point out that I would highly recommend River Escapes as the way to see the Kerala Backwaters. My criticisms relate to the whole... More

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Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our back water trip with River Escapes was perfect. We were treated wonderfully, excellent food, sweet service, and the experience itself was amazing. My only regret is we were told by our tour agent that we wouldn't want to spend more than one night on the boat. We would have gladly stayed two more days. It was so relaxing. Watching... More

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Additional Information about River Escapes

Also Known As:
River Escapes Kerala/Alappuzha, India
Address: Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 70 Specialty lodging in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RIVER ESCAPESLife on the backwaters has a different set of rules. First, since there are no roads we depend on canals, rivers and lakes for our travel routes. Most families have a boat of their own. Children often learn to swim at least as early as they learn to walk-you are likely to see kids splashing in the local equivalent of a playground. Their school buses float, as do the postal vessels delivering to homes here. Even the supermarket floats!River Escapes provides an experience of the backwaters of Kerala in a vessel whose history harkens back to the ancient rice trade of this region while also providing modern comforts. These vessels are designed to balance authenticity and innovation. They are engineered to balance comfort and environmental responsibility - we pioneered the technology now considered the gold standard of emissions reduction. Most importantly they are staffed by members of the local community who are proud to showcase their corner of God's Own Country to visitors.A unique set of waterways in our state's central region allows us to showcase three districts that represent the "rice bowl" of Kerala - all by boat. We started operating our houseboats in 2006 and are now the respected leader on the backwaters in terms of environmental responsibility, commitment to the communities where we bring visitors and in terms of guest satisfaction. ... more   less 
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