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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived quite late at the Backwater Heritage Homestay, but got nevertheless a warm welcome from Xavier. He even served us a very delicious dinner after our arrival. The room is spacious and very comfortable. The garden is just lovely with a great view onto one of the small canals. It's easy to just spend some time lying in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Kottayam late in the night after an exhausting journey, where Xavier picked us up and brought us to his home, where his wife had prepared dinner for us. The house is located 10 minutes outside Kottayam, surrounded by nature and a small river in the front. The whole property and the garden, with the hammocks and swings,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very relaxing homestay. Our room was spacious and clean, we had massages and a quiet boat ride. I would recommend this place more for couples, however. The food is amazing and there are lots of swings to rest and read in. Would stay here with my husband next time, instead of friends.

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!!!Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My family group of nine people (ages 9 to 73) stayed at the home of Mr Joseph Xavier in what would turn out to be the highlight of our Kerala trip. His peaceful and beautiful family home sits right along the backwaters, giving us a unique snapshot of village life. The property has been very well maintained, with tidy rooms,... More 

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!Xavier Joseph Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed at Heritage Backwater for 4 days. We enjoyed the quietness and peace. The tranquil setting, butterflies in abundance and view of the canal made for an idyllic visit. The food was delicious. Freshly cooked meals with good vibrations and a feast for the senses. Xavier and Lovely Aunty were kind and helpful. We went on a small boat... More 

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.Best wishes!! Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Unfortunately we only had one night here and would have liked another night. Good room, plenty of space and air conditioning. Had great home cooked food from the owners who made us really welcome. Thanks Xavier.

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed with Xavier and his wife for four nights and luck would have it that we had the place to ourselves. Upon arrival from Kottayam, to escape the noise and commotion of a town, their place was an idyllic escape, even to the point that we'd slightly questioned ourselves if we had the right place, the... More 

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.All the Best!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

One of the best homestays we have stayed in during our months stay in India. Stayed 3 nights which was the right amount of time to get a taste of the backwaters. Xaviar's wife is an amazing cook and we really looked forward to all our meals! The fresh juices and constant tea were also excellent. They have a farm... More 

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.Best wishes!!Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

i really loved this place. Owner of this place is very nice man. Family is very good. you feel completely at home. Room was very clean. Food was very good. if u r there n luking for a homestay then this is the best place.

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph,Ph: 91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at: mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This has to be my favorite homestay in my 7 weeks in India. We were there in October and had the place to ourselves. The homestay is located in a beautiful little village, and when we walked around one afternoon the friendly locals stopped to wave or chat to us. There were no other tourists around and we felt as... More 

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