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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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NZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Writing this in the annex of the homestay while waiting for another wonderful meal prepared by the wife of Xavier. The stay here has been a high point in our two weeks in Kerala and we are so glad we followed the recommendations by our tripadvisor travellers. It ticks all the boxes as to why we wanted to visit Kerala.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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181 reviews 181 reviews
34 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Backwater Heritage for one night, and were overwhelmed by the hospitality of Xavier and his wife. I had arranged, via e-mail, for lunch and a canoe trip on the backwater the afternoon of our arrival. Everything was ready when we arrived. We enjoyed a delicious lunch on the terrace with fried fish, and then... 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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing and quiet after touring around Cochin. On the river, great food and off the tourist route. Make sure to take advantage of the 2 hour boat ride through the canals. One night was not enough time to enjoy the beauty of the area.

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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 

Hamden, Connecticut
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Backwater Heritage toward the end of November 2014. Fortunately, we had a driver who knew how to get there, as it is far off the beaten path, and that is to its benefit. We had just left the relative hustle and bustle of Kochi, which was itself more laid back than many other cities... 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 you 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 14, 2014

It was really an amazing experience..food was extraordinary especially it was prepared by aunty...xavier uncle helped us a lot..my child enjoyed a lot....the only thing we found difficulty was finding out the place but then uncle helped us...thanks a lot to xavier uncle and aunty for their kindness and hospitality...

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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 

mumbai
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Kerala's tiny village, Parippu, is strung together by an intricate network of canals and lagoons. Quotidian life continues pretty much at the same placid pace as it did eons ago. At 7 a.m. the backwaters are already alive with the sweet ululations of a serene village life. Men and women dive under for fish, women wash their hair in 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 feed back.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve you again in future. All the Best! Xavier Joseph Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at ;mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

Bangalore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

it was a real pleasure staying at Backwater Heritage. The ambience and hospitality was real homely and the children also enjoyed it. Uncle and Aunty were one of the best hosts. The food was simply traditional. The children loved the passion fruit and Jackfruit from your garden. Worth the stay if one needs to relax.

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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 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

As always, this review is on the basis that the accommodation is a homestay, not a resort. And what a homestay. Rooms are basically furnished (generally just a bed and a bench and space for bags, with an ensuite and maybe a small place to hang clothes) but very comfortable, especially those with airconditioning. While you are there, though, you... 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 you again in future.. All the best! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at :mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

Melbourne
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Tell your driver to call Xavier for directions because this homestay is truely off the overcrowded tourist-trail. As we drove further from Kottayam and into small villages dotted with rice paddies, canals, lush greenery and locals going about daily life, my smile widened. We knew we'd arrived at Backwater Hertiage because Xavier (third generation owner of the main house) was... 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! Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 mail at: mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

Bangalore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The homestay was a little further than we expected from the main town of Kumarakomm but that happened to be for the best, because the canal/ backwater was cleaner and prettier over here. The house is right by the canal and so canoes come up to the doorstep. The grounds are well maintained, and the rooms are clean and spacious.... 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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Address: Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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