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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

This is a nice home stay type hotel located in the interiors of Kumarakom. The food menu is limited but is cooked really well. The staff and the manager are courteous and always eager to help. The rooms are average but good enough for the price. Recommended specially if you are travelling with family.

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place for my inlaws and relatives for 2 nights including a night in houseboat. It's an old house converted to a retreat. Mr. Kurien was very hospitable and took very good care of them. Infact, he made it a point to call me all the days that they were there to update me about them. The food... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I stayed at this characterful place for 2 nights during our trip to Kerala. The Homestay is positioned deep into the quiet backwaters with stunning foliage and wildlife. The huge balcony is a great place to sit and watch river life passing by. The room was spacious and clean with an ensuite shower room. When we first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I'm not going to tell you about the backwaters retreat! Its my secret....MINE.....ALL MINE I TELL YOU (queue manical laughter) mhawhahahaha!!!! Just joking. I am going to say this. If there is still, in the increasingly chaotic driven materialistic consumer-conscious heart of India, a still and peaceful place, then the backwaters retreat might just be it. But you want facts... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Me and the family had reservations from 19 Dec 2014 t0 22 Dec 2014.When we drove in late afternoon,we were not prepared for such a reception-the Owner Mr.Kurien with his staff were all present to receive and put us at the respective rooms-dont forget the welcome drink and the Namaste's.!!Must say we found well laid out rooms and Baths and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Its a house converted into hotel. So do not expect hotel type services. However staff was very friendly. Food was super. Rooms were good too. I give an average rating because of location. Too deep into Kumarakom, no proper roads.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We took 2d and 2n package. Overall our sa tay was very good. Mr. Kurian offered a great hospitality. He arranged everything properly and made sure that we do not face problems. He always called me and checked whether we need anyhing.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The ‘resort’ consists of a small hotel in the middle of nowhere, close to a river. There is not much to see around the resort itself. However, the owner, Kurian, is very friendly and committed to assure you get the most of your stay. He ordered a sightseeing in Kottayam and a visit to the bird sanctuary including a boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am so pleased I contacted Kurian to enquire about a Houseboat for 4 of us for New Years Eve for a 2 night package. He was so helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. He was unable to meet us on boarding and disembarking, but phoned on a number of occasions to check all of was ok. His driver... More 

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