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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 #7 of 24 hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gurgaon, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, myself Vinod Kumar Sharma and I have stayed in Backwater retreat with my family for two nights i.e. on 31st March & 1st April...My experience with the hotel is pleasant.Rooms are tidy & clean and of course Keralan village food...it was really awesome. I felt like at home the way Mr.Kurian and his team treated us. Mr.Kurian who helped... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled along with my family for 2 days to Kumarakom during March 28th/29th. Booked hotel after review. After reaching there, we stayed at backwater retreat for 1 day and took house boat next day. It was very nice and Mr. Kurien and his team did good job. He ensured that our stay was good and memorable. Thanks to him... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel room cost includes complimentary breakfast which is surprisingly limited! and that too without Tea and coffee! breakfast includes 4 puri size dosa or bread 2 slice or one egg omelette... and tht's it... u can ask for any one only. This hotel is located in remote location with no restur. nearyby. This hotel is surely overprized.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in the first week of Jan as a group (2 couples). The stay was arranged by our uncle as gift for our marriages. Stayed at the Houseboat on the first day and second day at the Retreat House. We were bowled over by Mr.Kurian's excellent hospitality and his staff(both houseboat and retreat house) were also helpful and... More

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent stay at the old styled keralan house in a village on the banks of minachhil river under able care of Mr Kurian. You will forget the outside world. Excellent arrangement for boat house by Mr Kurian. The back water experience in the boat house was out of the world where we had some great food. Excellent place to stay... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Me and my wife had been planning to visit this place from almost 6 months. Somehow couldn't make it. Nevertheless, it was perfect for our first year wedding anniversary - couldn't have asked for more... Peaceful place - makes you feel close to nature. The staff were nice and friendly. Hospitality was good. We being vegetarians were worried about the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My 76 year old mother, my husband and our two kids (ages 5 and 7) stayed with Mr. Kurian in this easy going and authentic styled backwater riverfront home. We stayed in two rooms and although the accomodations were simple and the bathrooms more like boat bathrooms, everything was clean and neat. We had a problem with a leaky air... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I booked the Backwater Retreat in error as I thought it was a houseboat! It turned out to be one of the nicest stays on a month long holiday in India. The hotel is small with a wonderful veranda overlooking the river. Meals can be cooked to order. The staff were exceptionally attentive. To see the Backwaters, the hotel arranged... More

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Guwahati, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Hi, this is neelim.I stayed at kumarakoan theme house for one night and we did had a relaxed and pleasant experience.the resort was away from the town and it had all the flavours of rural life, which I liked the most.Mr. kurian the owner was always around to make sure that everything was to our expectations ranging from room service,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After going through great feedback from Mytripadvisor.com I decided to visit Backwater Retreat Theme house with my wife and 2 year old Kid in the 4th Weekend of Feb'2014. Before booking I had a talk with Mr.Kurian who helped me not only planning the trip,but also heled me during and after the Trip. The rooms are spacious and air conditioning... More

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Also Known As:
Backwater Retreat Theme House Hotel
Backwater Retreat Theme House Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Retreat Theme Hotel
Backwater Retreat Theme House Kumarakom, Kerala
Address: Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kumarakom
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#9 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Retreat Theme House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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