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Backwater Heritage Homestay

Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
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Ranked #2 of 14 Kumarakom B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are simple but adequate. The property faces the backwater so that's an added bonus. Xavier and his wife are wonderful host. There are 2 villages within walking distance and the walks really provide you with an opportunity to explore Kerala's village life. Xavier arranged a 3 hour backwater trip on a small... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a week ending our trip through India. This place is excellent to relax and enjoy the 'other' side of India. The meals were delicious! The boat trips were fun too and we met some nice fellow travellers who made the stay extra joyfull for us! Putting the coordinates of the place or a more detailed description... More 

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

What a joy to find this place! If you are ready for some relaxation after travelling, this wonderful homestay will help you unwind. We had delicious meals on the terrace shared with fellow travellers and really enjoyed their company and the boat trips that our very helpful host Xavier arranged for us.

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Verden (Aller), Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 2 days in January 2015 at this wonderful heritage home right on the backwaters near Kumarakom. Xavier Joseph and his wife Lovely were so welcoming and so helpful - thanks so much. Xavier showed us (2 other guests were staying at the same time) the village pride - the snake boat - and the family home of Arundhati... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Backwater Heritage Homestay for one night with some friends, while on a trip across Kerala. While the rooms are quite simple, the property is absolutely beautiful. I really appreciated the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of the house and its surroundings. Xavier took us on a short but very pleasant walk around the neighbourhood. He was also very helpful... More 

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed it. Xavier and his wife were very welcoming. He showed us around the village and helped us plan our activities in the backwaters. The property is beautiful. They have three rooms in the main house, and have recently built additional rooms close to the house. Our room was lovely. Everything was... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Homestay being a preferred one for me, I chose this place and it turned out to be great. Great hospitality by Mr. Xavier and his wife Lovely and ofcourse great food with all the warmth of Indian hospitality for their guests. I thank Mrs. Lovely for the awesome food and few passion fruits gift at the departure. The outdoor is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice homestay on the backwaters, serving delicious and homely food. Rooms were simple and quite basic but still comfortable. Definitely recommend the tour of the narrow canals on a canoe, very scenic!

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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The hosts, Mr. Xavier & his wife are great! Ever helpful. Very good food, calm and relaxing environment as a retreat should be. Free WiFi to keep you connected outside, if you wish. We visited with our two small kids - even our kids thoroughly enjoyed the place - fishing, boating, sand pit, trees, big swings, etc. A vacation you... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Though far away from the Hustle and bustle of the Kumarkom town, its a pleasant stay . The Host Xavier and His wife are nice people. Madam Xavier prepared excellent food for a hard core vegetarian like me , ensuring no egg, fish. Great. However, the pace of service needs improvement. There is only one old man serving the guests... More 

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for all the appreciations . The heating of water is centrally installed in a common room not in the bedroom for the common purpose .You forgot the service made to you by the ladies staff who made the cooking & served the food for you.. and always washing the feeding bottles in hot water and filled milk ? The... More 

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Address: Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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