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“LOUSY HOUSE BOATS” 1 of 5 stars
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Cosy Houseboats
Cosy Regency, Finishing Point,, Alappuzha 688013, India   |  
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Ranked #21 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
New Delhi
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“LOUSY HOUSE BOATS”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We would like to rename them as LOUSY HOUSE BOATS. We boarded the boat on 15 Sep 13 , a sigle room one. Within half an hour we realized that we have been taken for a big ride. The room was extremely dirty with fungus all over, curtains were torn and dirty , bathroom tile broken, wash basin broken , dirty linen, fan had become black with dirt and to top that all the room was stinking.One can imagine if that was the state of affairs of a Deluxe house boat what would it be for others ????....

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nadi, Fiji
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If there is one thing you must heed to, is to inspect the houseboats before you hire one. Also you need to check in with your expectations with houseboats. Don't mistake 'luxury' as 5-start. It's a boat after all so you're not going to get exactly what you might get on land especially with cleanliness etc. Cosy have a few houseboats and I inspected about 4 before choosing Cosy 1. Mainly because the bathroom was bigger and the front of the boat was much comfortable than the others. Remember its the common areas that you'll be spending more time on so look at that not the rooms itself.
As for the trip, I was slightly disappointed with the backwaters itself. The route was mostly main canals so you got to see very mainstream sights. However the boat docked at night near a village which was good as you can walk in the village. I did have a relaxing time on it. The cook and the driver were very polite and respected my privacy. The food was excellent. I have no complaints in their service.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was on the cosy housboat for one day we reached in afternoon around 1,boat took off around 1:30 pm and was stalled around 5:00 pm this is the only time when you get the feel of houseboat and backwaters.It was old and not maintained properly(old furniture)do no expect any great service,foo dis ok beside fish fry which is good.they cook dinner in the afternoon itself so you have to eat cold food at night.So no good three star or four star service.Once boat is stalled the boat crew are not seen.You might have misconception about Kerala people not all are friendly,most of them are commercial,They mean Only Business,they charge you heavily and do not provide i quality service according to it.Only three and hour ride in waters is good,the village they station the boat is not good,you do not have anything to do to kill time,
Once again Just you can try it once but do see the houseboat and choose the good one and also the schedule.
Only one time experience is enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vadodara Gujarat
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My family in June end gone to Kerala Tour for 10 Days. We had booked the Package through Palacal Tours & Travells. They had booked at Allepy The Cosy houseboat stay for full 1 Day.
This houseboat is kept so nice, Clean & full furnished.
The Staff is so kind, & they surved us food, Juice,...etc. is so nice & very Good Taste.
The climate is so Beautifull such that we can't forget in our life.
I giving Thanks to Cosy Staff for giving the Best Service & their Hardship.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I had a very nice stay @ houseboat. We did not face problem in finding their office. Its very near to Allepry KSRTC bus stand.From their office, a person accompanied us to the houseboat . Even as we went off season in August, the weather was good. Food was also very good.The Staff behaviour was very good and room was also very comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

expirence was good. dont expect 4/5 star service. rooms was average. enjoy water life and seen local people lifestyle. can be expirenced once.evening was boaring. cable connection was there but only few english or hindi channel was there.

Room Tip: better to start travel in the morning and end by evening. plese keep good night and coil for insects...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Me and my wife went to Alleppey to spend our long holidays and booked our houseboat with COSY and i can say it was a good experience. Staff behavior was good and helpful and looking at Kerala and being a north Indian i can say that the food was good but if they would have provided some sweets and cold drinks or butter milk and chuttney with idly kind of stuff it would have been excellent. Scenarios are really nice and they gave full round and overview of everywhere and even you can take a round of a small village in small boats if you wish(Pay 400 extra) that will be mind blowing. Overall i can say it was a very nice and memorable time we spent there and hope you all will also enjoy :).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cosy Regency, Finishing Point,, Alappuzha 688013, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kerala houseboats offers a luxury backwaters trip in Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam, Cochin backwaters in non a/c , a/c, and luxury houseboats. ... more   less 
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