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Xandari Riverscapes

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| Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly River Escapes)
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We family of 4 members visited on 22 Jan 2016.... It was a nice experience.. The crew were very cordial and kind... house boat was clean and new... and the most important thing was food... It was awesome!!!.. overall very nice trip...

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Thank kannaaa
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Kannaaa! Fantastic to hear of your perfect backwater experience! And you should definitely hold on to memories of the spread - pearl spot enveloped in spices and cooked in banana leaf, and the colors of Kerala cuisine. Not to forget the ever-changing views as you cruise along! Here’s hoping on more such ‘amazing experiences’ for you and your family! More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am quite sure no one can be better than these guys as far as house boats are concerned. The service is exemplary! The people who come on board to help you seemed so simple and humble but dished out the best food one can have... Cooked fresh n served so professionally! This includes both veg and non veg food!... More 

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Thank SrividyaAiyer
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Srividya! At Xandari, we live by the beauty in details. Our journey with our guests begins even before they reach us, as you must have experienced for yourself. Our team absolutely understands personalised travel and we keep at it right from the word ‘go’! And the catamaran is our way of showing you the spirit of the land we... More 

Regina, Saskatchewan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat was incredible, in great shape, clean and well appointed. The staff were beyond amazing and made sure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. The food was excellent on the boat, some of the best we had in India. You get to make little stops along the way in towns or to go on small boat rides. Just... More 

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Thank F5438KLjessicag
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello F5438KLjessicag! It’s heartening to read of your memory of the great backwaters. No trip to Kerala, or even India for that matter, is complete without a journey along this amazing water network. And we complement the scenic views with what we bring to the table - fresh catch of the day cooked authentic Kerala style, a spread featuring rice... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time - cruising the river is a must do activity in Kerala. The crew was very quiet and kind. The food was delicious and the bedrooms clean, comfortable and cozy. The mosquitos were not as bad as we imagined, but we did use eucalyptus oil and the fan at night on the balcony. The small boat... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Bhav and Alka! We love this land that is at the heart of what we do and we take immense pride in sharing it with our visitors. The canoe ride is a passport to a stretch of life that has survived change and sticks to its good old ways. From a post office and supermarket aboard a boat to... More 

Mumbai
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow !! Amazing experience in the houseboat, My family and I never wanted to leave the houseboat next day morning , We simply love the ambience and the ever changing scenic beauty around the place. Staff on-board made the traditional form of fishing choonda (fish hook) for my parents and made them remember there childhood. Amazing meals served by ever... More 

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Thank Cooldecipher_Dn
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Cooldecipher_Dn! We can almost feel the nostalgia here! It’s wonderful how simple things like a rod, hook, and line can bring on a flood of memories, isn’t it! Cheers to making a new memory with the Xandari family and reviving the warmth of the old! And your family not wanting to leave is the best compliment our team can... More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 nights to finish off a fortnight's tour of southern Kerala. Very impressed with the hotel design and the efforts of the staff to please. The atmosphere in the dining area was a little lacking because, we were told, having been open for only a year the number of guests was well below capacity. We paid extra for a plunge... More 

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Thank miketI9081GR
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello miketI9081GR! Sounds like you enjoyed your time by the beach, at our sister property in Mararikulam! And the Blue Pearl is an excellent choice to bring the feel of the beach right to your door! Yes, we are yet to finish a year of operations but we’re speeding towards that milestone, powered by guests who enjoy every aspect of... More 

Warrington
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105 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the houseboat which had two decks one downstairs and a small viewing deck upstairs which gave fantastic views of the backwaters. Our crew could not have done more for us and the food they produced from such a small galley was exellent. We also has a canoe ride down the smaller backwaters which took... More 

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Thank Brucie32
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Jean and Allan! We are with you on the suggestion on overnight berthing! It’s magic, the way the sky changes colors - from a spirited blue as the cruise begins to a calming pink and orange as the sun sets. And the stars - though we’ve sailed these waters many a time, the sight of them has us grateful... More 

Satara, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In July we had one day stay at this place. Very nice stay, good people, best food, very nice service. I recommend this house boat stay for everyone to have nice experience of xandary boat house as and when visit allleppy must take chance

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Thank Shrinivas1964
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Shrinivas! We absolutely agree that no trip to Alleppey is complete without a cruise on the backwaters! Good to hear that you have a perfect memory of this water wonderland with Xandari. Do visit us again here or we’ll see you at our other locations. Happy travelling! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have travelled with Xandari Riverscapes on two occasions and found the boats were spotless the rooms great but the best was the service from the crew, they were cheerful and could not do enough, we stayed one night after our boat trip on a B&B on land and they dropped us off by boat right to the Accommodation

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Thank christiane P
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Christiane! That’s a stellar compliment, to have you travel with us twice! We’re definitely hoping there will be more! Our crew embodies the spirit of the land through which the backwaters meander - they are warm, simple, and welcoming. And this is at the heart of Xandari hospitality. Do look us up if your map points towards Latin America!... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not offered the tour where they transfer to smaller boat and take inside the canals. This was told at the time of reservation. We stayed in the large boat for the entire duration of the cruise.

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Thank suramach
RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Suramach! We regret that the canoe ride wasn’t offered during your stay, owing to maintenance. At Xandari, the safety and comfort of our guests are priority and we ensure all changes in the itinerary are communicated at the earliest. Glad to hear you enjoyed the stay on the kettuvalam and we look forward to hosting you and your family,... More 

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