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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Sasidhar75 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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    4 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 of 5 stars
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a 5 day trip with my family where Kottayam was last destination after Kochi and Munnar. I have chosen Back water Retreat based on the feedback gathered from internet about Mr.Kurien’s hospitality rather than facilities. I stayed 30th Sep in the resort which is on the banks of a small river/backwater and on 1st Oct in Boat House,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would first give thanks to Jesus for His grace and love. We had excellent and memorable experiences during our stay in house boat. We started from Alleppey, halted at Kumarakom and returned Alleppey in the morning. Staff, Food, & Service was excellent, Mr. Kurian was in touch from the begin to the end of the stay taking care of... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Kottayam and being a fan of cost effective hotels I decided to stay at Backwater Retreat and I am really amazed at the Level of service they provide. The amazing staffs here make you feel at home and the food they provide is awesome. Felt like I am getting five star services for a... More

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i traveled to this place around last week of February and i think it was our mistake to book this hotel from yatra.com we booked a super deluxe room and they gave a normal room which was of small size as of my house bathroom. after much negotiating they finally gave a premium room which was good enough , the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is my first review to any hotel...and I will tell u frankly what I like and what I didnt. Starting with my discomforts: 1.It is in a remote area of Kumarakom around 12kms from main boat house center. 2.when I visited this place I had to commute by autorikshaw 12 km to take a boat ride . 3. In... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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 August 27, 2014

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 August 26, 2014

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 August 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 6
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