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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
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Ranked #2 of 14 Kumarakom B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely, relaxing place to stay. It is off the beaten track which is what makes it so relaxing. It's not touristy at all - you are staying in a real small village, so you're getting an authentic experience of real India. If you want to stay in a central, touristy place this is not for you. We... 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 beautiful review . 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 

Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would have to rate as one of our best stays in Kerala. It was a late addition to our itinerary, motivated by our enjoyment of Arundhati Roy's book, "The God of Small Things" which was set nearby this village. Our driver had a lot of trouble finding Heritage Homestay, but persevere - tucked away on the backwaters of a... 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 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I must say, beyond facilities and comfort I would like to appreciate the owner of this property Mr Joseph and his wife. 3 days stay was like 3 hours and was like an awsm experience. It was nothing less than staying at home, second home. Great food and lovely clean rooms. I booked this property looking the reviews and iam... More 

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

Dear Shiv, thanks a lot for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful review. Hope 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Our friend was getting married and she had arranged a night's stay for us at this beautifully set up homestay. As soon as we got there(around 4pm)we wished we had arrived earlier. The natural beauty of the place just captivated us all ! A classic villa overlooking lush greenery on either side of the serene backwaters. The hammocks and swings... 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 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 

Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

In January of this year, we had the pleasure of a four night stay with Xavier and Lovely Joseph. Their beautiful home, situated on one of the exquisite canals in Kerala, was an oasis of beauty. Xavier organized an intimate sunset canal journey for just us. His wife Lovely shared some of the secrets of amazing Indian cooking, Kerala style,... 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed here for one night in Dec 2014. Amazing property, clean big rooms. A special mention of the owner, Mr Xavier Kutti. While staying here we managed to lock our car keys inside. Xavier uncle went out of his way to help us, called a mechanic, lent us his scooter (to ride to the nearest town) and not once... 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 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 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Exquisite &peaceful home that has been in the family for over 100 yrs.Mr Xavier and his family were so helpful.Exquisite food cooked by his wife.Helpful with transport and onward transport to Kumily by local bus.Xavier and his crew are champion rowers.He will take you to see his boat housed nearby. From the comfort of my bed swingon the terrace I... 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 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had arranged accommodation for our friends who were in India to attend our wedding.. They were indeed very excited and delighted by the stay and still wants to come back for another stay. Amazing food and well taken care of ..many thanks Mr.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 

Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We spent three nights at this place and enjoyed our stay very much. The food is wonderful and Xavier and Lovely are perfect hosts. This is the place to spend some time to soak up the unspollt nature of the backwaters. We would love to come back! Keep in mind that there is no tourism infrastructure at all for several... 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 

Delhi
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38 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thank you Mr. Xavier for giving me and my family an authentic Kerala backwater experience. If authenticity is what you're looking for and you want to get away from the hard upsell or the tourist traps then this is the place for you. I traveled to Kerala this March with my wife, 2 kids (aged 3 and 1), my parents... More 

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

Thank you 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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