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River Escapes

Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Cheekynombre London, United Kingdom
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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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    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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're on a boat, you're on a boat. You're within the confines of port, starboard and the fort and tuft or whatever the other bits are. If you're to be stuck on a boat you wish it to be a positive experience. If it is negative where the hell do you go? There are a lot of negative houseboats... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited allepy in late november last year.We were welcomed with coconut drink.The houseboat was was an one a/c bedroom with 3 crew member including the chef.We cruised along the back waters and vembanad lake.The cruise started at 12 PM and continued till 2pm when we stopped for lunch.We started moving again at 3 pm and shifted to small boat for... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greeted by 3 staffs and all were very friendly. We took, day cruise which starts from 12noon till 5pm with welcome drink(tender coconut), lunch and snack & tea time. Double deck houseboat but not tv or media facilities. That’s ok since we were there for half day cruise only. Beautiful and awesome experience travelling on the backwater by enjoying the... More

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Gurgaon, India
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right from the time when we boarded till our end of Journey amazing experience. We visited in the month of april with 2 kids and the experience was outstanding. Staff was very my kids had full stand helpful. Cook made food which was so tasty that my kids had it full stomach after 3 days of my Kerala trip. Clean,beauftiful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

After reading previous review I decided that a 3 night trip was the best. The boat was comfortable and everything worked. I was lucky that my boat had an upstairs seating area from where I could watch the scenes go by slowly. The boat goes slow enough to get good pictures of the people and life on the back waters.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was my last stay in kerala, after an awesome stay in munnar and cherai....like all i also wanted the best and had gone through various houseboats in net before finally hooking on river escapes. When i write this reveiw i have only one thing in my mind that i have paid for the services and gone to one of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a group of 6, 2 couples and 2 friends, and boarded our boat around 11am. We were welcomed with fresh coconut drinks, shown our rooms and promptly departed onto the backwaters of lagoons, lakes and canals. It is very relaxed cruising taking in other houseboats but more especially, the lush green flora, rice paddies and local village life... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Part of our tour around Kerala included a stay on a houseboat. We boarded River Escapes' Pallanayar in the afternoon and spent a leisurely time cruising the backwaters. The area is absolutely stunning. You are transferred onto smaller boats, ours held 3 couples. These smaller boats take you through the various canals where the houseboats are too large and you... More

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Ernakulam, Kerala, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We on 10.05.2014 planned a get together with family and friends on this house boat.It was really a life time experience as the manager and the crew of the houseboat made us really enjoy the ride peacefully and happily.The food was fantastic and tasty. Congratulations to the chef.Thank you sunil and the crew of the houseboat We will definitely come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We spent one night on a houseboat with River Escapes. This has to be one of the most romantic ways to travel and spend a night! We had a two bedroom houseboat to ourselves with a crew of three to pilot and cook for us. The houseboat was immaculate with a comfortable en-suite bedroom. No firm mattresses here, we had... More

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Address: Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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