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River Escapes

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Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was awesome, the boats were really clean the room had A/C and the food in the boat was really good.I had a great time going in the boat with friends an enjoyed the view of the surroundings.

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Weaverham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, the four of us (two couples) were looking forward to a unique adventure and insight into a slice of the real India - and we got it. It was a short trip; we were shown to our Boat on time, around noon, introduced to the crew, Captain, Chef and two other crew members who seemed to do most things.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a truly wonderful experience. My husband and I were the only passengers on the riverboat with three staff. The staff served lunch not long after we boarded. They then moored the boat for a while the staff enjoyed their meal. We rested and once the boat got underway once more we enjoyed the changing scenery and the serenity.... More 

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Chapel Hill
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully appointed houseboats take you for a cruise to the lifeline of Kerala, backwater ways which connect mainland Kerala to coastal Kerala. Three people, the boat captain, the cook, and the cook's assistant, are at your service the entire time catering to your every need. Freshly prepared lunch, dinner and breakfasts with authentic Kerala flavors are a treat. You get... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our overnight stay with River Escapes came at a point when we needed to recharge and experience some tranquility. The handcrafted houseboat was amazing with not a single nail used. We had a two room houseboat with upper deck. The rooms were small but clean and the well functioning en-suite was a welcome surprise. We had lunch at Marari Pearl... More 

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Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

One night was good, but I think two would have been better. The boat was luxurious, much better than I had expected. The crew were very friendly - the chef cooked a good lunch and dinner - basic Keralan fare. The journey from the boatyard to our mooring was peaceful, although the morning trip back to the yard was a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After arriving to the docking point tired and unwell after a 5 hour journey I was a little bit apprehensive of what to expect. I had all sorts of thoughts about what the boat would be like, and if I could eat any of the food ( I had Delhi belly). We were welcomed on the boat by a really... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

A very good option for a day cruise. Starts at noon, includes lunch, and spends 4 hours on the back waters. Close to Marari and only 30 mins drive from any of the Marari beach properties. Clean boat, friendly staff and a overall positive experience. Somewhat expensive at INR 10k for 4 hours.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely experience that made us feel like queens! The boat was beautiful and was all ours for the two of us. We stayed one night and came back relaxed and impressed by the beauty of the Kerala backwaters. A must do in Kerala and river escapes was a great choice for the experience. Delicious food and friendly and helpful staff.... More 

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Gorakhpur, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have plan to include Houseboat stay in Alappuzha and booked River escape houseboat online based on input from Tripadvisor. Rates are reasonable.We reached the houseboat without any problem, as the manager was in continuous touch of our Taxi Driver. After a warm welcome we have been provided a very good house boat. There are three person , sailor, cook... More 

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