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“Kerla Trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Nehru Trophy Road,Konnakapalli Building, Alappuzha 688006, India   |  
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Ranked #30 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Noida, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Kerla Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I found this good house boat. Boat was good in condition. Also sight seeing was great,

I booked deluxe house boat, but on this AC was on for 9.00PM to 6.00AM only.
I was worried about food as they are not offering choice for food only they offer south indian food. But food was good.
This would be better if they can have menu for food.



Regards,
Udit

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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kerala
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

As with other reviews here, we were also dubious about merely sending an e-mail and paying a deposit up front with no real booking acknowledgement. We really needn't have worried, we had booked a tour with these guys, so they arranged for us to go to Munnar with a driver, stay in a fantastic hotel and then be brought to the houseboat. Mr Joffy arranged the whole thing, including our driver picking us up from our previous hotel and meeting us at the jetty himself. Everything ran very very smoothly, the houseboat was perfect and our driver and chef were AMAZING! This is definitely something you must do when you visit Kerala.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Cleanliness and Hygiene is zero in this houseboat. We found at least 5 lizards crawling on the wooden walls all over. The crew had the least courtesy and have not received any training except for driving the boat. The food served were literally soaked in some old oil. All my family had stomach upset the following day. The crew didn't guide us on any site seeing during the cruise. The TV and DVD players were just a show piece, which didn't work properly. If you are looking for hot water for bathing forget it. Overall it was not worth the money. Go for other options instead.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

I will suggest before booking please check your house boat snaps. I had booked a deluxe boat and found condition of the boat was very poor. It was not at all neat and tidy. There are a lot of house boats to choose over there. At night they will anchor the boat to a boring place with no market to roam or a place to hang out. The only plus thing is ok food and when the boat rides in backwater.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

it was a nice trip in riverqueen house boat with sweet good memories.i felt it is one of the lexurious house boat,especially its upper deck& sun deck was great.staff was very friendly and gave us homely atmosphere.the food inside the boat was very tasty !!!!!!!!!!!! by this trip we enjoyed scenery of back water.its room was very clean &tidy.in next time surely i will prefer riverqueen boat only which gave us the happiest moment to my life..............

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We spend part of our honeymoon on River Queen, it was very good choice. We`ve got a wonderful trip on River Queen. The boat was comfortable, staff very, very friendly, helpful and discreet.
The variety of food and spectacular view made our trip more interesting and full of unforgettable memories.
We love this place and will be back there for sure. We recommend to all who wants to relax, stay in touch with nature and have a wonderful time.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nagpur, India
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

i had gone to allepey by review of friend but this river queen given us worst type of experience !!!! the veg food is absolutely a crap also room is not cleaned , insects was present on deck & sofa dining table legs are broken furniture is just lyk used 1 at home & then kept at boat entire boat was smelling lyk rotten fish it unbearable !!!! flush is very slow .Auto driver told us that don't book the boat online as soon as money comes they give u bad BOAT if bad rating is there then i might have given this is worst rating :(((( VERY BAD really don't prefer this one ...i don't have photos otherwise i might uploaded it

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nehru Trophy Road,Konnakapalli Building, Alappuzha 688006, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
River Queen Houseboats Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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