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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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 February 26, 2015

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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