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Backwater Retreat Theme House

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
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Ranked #6 of 24 hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I accepted a very nice offer with one stay at the house and one stay at the house boat from the Backwater Retreat Theme House. I was travelling alone and was up to some very relaxing hours over there, so both the Theme House and the Boat House were perfect for me. I really enjoyed the time I spent there... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Property itself is superb and well maintained. Backside of this property is Backwaters. Had a superb time though it was a short stay here with my family. Go for Rooms on the First floor. Rooms are simple, bathrooms are very Small. Breakfast is limited but sufficient and tasty. Food quality is good. You can get your Houseboat or motor boat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a one night stay at the hotel. Mr. Kurian is a nice guy welcomed us with a warm smile. Service was prompt and good. Very close to the canal. Wooden flooring and nice calm surroundings. Food was good.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family had a very good time at Backwater Retreat and Boat House. We are 10 people plus a 2 year baby. I would strongly recommend my friends to visit Kerala and HouseBoat for vacation. This was my 3rd trip for House Boat and it is memorable every time. Enjoy the freshly cooked fish and prawns. You can... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been there in HouseBoat for 1 night..August 15th... we were 2 couples...Overall...I felt this is one of the best services from any tourist place. I liked the hospitality of the staff and specially Kudos to Mr.Kuriyan for guiding and assisting us for whatever we ask...Food was awesome, the boat ride was nice...Price is moderate....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at the Backwater Retreat is something we will remember fondly for ever. Mr Kurian organised the entire holiday for us which included our stay in Munnar, Houseboat stay in Kumarkom as well at our stay at Backwater Retreat. I must say that Mr Kurian as well as our cab operator Sekharan took personal and exceptional care of us.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house boat arranged for was really luxurious, especially given the price. We even got a complimentary Ayurvedic message! The owner, Mr. Kurien also made arrangements for a cab to travel around on once our stay was over at an amazing price. A kudos is due to Mr. Kurian for making end to end arrangements for our visit, at extremely... More

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Adimali, Kerala, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The weekend with my friends is always the best days of my life. This time we opted Backwater Retreat to hang with. The stay was really awesome and the management offered us a warm Welcome. The rooms were spacious enough and well maintained with neat linens and spreads. The delicacies spread over was authenticated kerala dishes which are really mouth... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Initially we were hesitant to stay in houseboat due to bad recent experience of close relatives about food, smelly toilets and captive feeling in Houseboat. Just before a day before the trip, we contacted on keralahouseboatretreat.com and booked Houseboat. Our kids ageing 19 years and 17 years were highly impressed with first experience specially with the good food, clean toilets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

First thing that comes to mind is that Mr Kurien is very genuine and takes care of us so much. Property is 7 km away from kottayam but he arranges cheaper conveyance and it hardly take 10minutes to reach either kottayam or kumarakoam. Air conditioner is pretty new and the solar water heater takes care of steam bath during rainy... More

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Address: Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Retreat Theme House 3*
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Backwater Retreat is located in Aymanam (7kms from Kottayam Town) in Kumarakom (12kms to Kumarakom Boat House from Backwater Retreat) offers you the most complete facility as feel as a home. At Backwater Retreat, we believe in combining contemporary elegance and modern efficiency with our grace, warmth and care. Honeymoon couples and Families interested in enjoying the serenity of nature and its silence would surely love to stay at such a place during their vacation.Stay in kingly luxury, located in a peaceful atmosphere with lush greenery at the confluence of several rivers merging into the Kumarakom Lake. Enjoy this unmatched abode in a perfect eco-setting - a pleasant escape to the lap of nature. ... more   less 
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