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Backwater Retreat Theme House

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Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Backwater Retreat with my family for 1 night. It was a beautiful experience, the view from the corridor is awesome which face the lake. Mr Kurian the owner, was very nice and helpful, as we didn't know much about the places he guided us very well. I would highly recommend this place to stay if you want... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my visit to Kerala stayed at Backwater Retreat Theme House for one night and experienced the homestay like experience. There are 6 rooms (4 on first floor and 2 on ground floor). Food facility is available which is quite expensive with limited choice. Scenic beauty and the calm atmosphere are the main attractions. One has to travel a lot... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my family and relatives . It is 12kms away from Kumarkom. We booked 3 rooms on the first floor. The stay at backwater retreat was relaxing. The rooms were clean and good. The food was as per our expectation. Mr Kurian the owner, is a nice person. He also helped us to find a houseboat in... More 

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Bijoy, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to write the review. I am so happy to understand that you have enjoyed the stay with us and House boat trip. On you next visit I am sure we can do more better service and make your stay more memorable. Thanks and regards, Kurian 09349526615 or 04812518866 backwaterretreat@yahoo.com More 

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Though the owner, Mr. Kurien doesn't live there, however the experience is similar to a homestay. It's 6 room property on the serene stream of backwater. Mr. Kurien is a kind man and tries to do his best to make our stay comfortable. Unexpectedly, he also has a free wifi facility. The chef is a local guy with fair culinary... More 

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for being with us. On your next visit I am sure we can do more better service and make your stay more memorable. Thanks and regards, Kurian 09349526615 or 04812518866 backwaterretreat@yahoo.com More 

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had a wonderful time at Backwater Retreat and I have enjoyed each and every seconds of it. There was never a trouble I felt and right from Check in to Check out the stay was safe, secure and Homely. The hotel is limited in its facilities for amenities but what ever they have in place is well managed. Being... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A very interesting place to stay if you like village life and peace and tranquility by the lake. It is NOT a modern building. I enjoyed the rustic and preservation of wooden floor. The amenities in the room is adequate and the bed is good and firm. There is air conditioning and fan available at your disposal. My advice for... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I visited kumarakom with my family for 2 day stay recently. It was my first visit to Kumarakom, so I made the entire booking through a travel advisor. On first day, we stayed at the Royal Groove Resort and the second day we booked the house boat from Backwater Retreat named Amalu for 24 hours. Before making the booking, I... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I stayed two nights in April. Wonderful house and staff. The owner, Kerian, organized for me a small canoe tour of the surrounding canals by pole. Lots of friendly neighbors who were quite interested to meet an outside tourist/visitor. Quite street for nice strolls. Another world from the noise and vehcles of near-by resort towns.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Home stay type hotel located in the beautiful interiors of Kumarakom,with good staff. Food is OK and prices might be seen as high and service is good. The room (wt we get is neighbor to the store room in first floor) were average and were not maintained (so many Lizards passing across the wall when we slept) well when i... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A little away from the main village of Kumarakum, it is better to call up the owner , Kurien, for directions before you arrive. But the hotel is located amidst greenery and is quite serene. The view from the balcony is great and I could see a nest of a Indian Treepei! The rooms are basic, Toilets could have been... More 

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