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Xandari Riverscapes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very different experience, staying in a house boat. We were 6 of us and it was our own house boat. With 3 staff to help! Food made on board and served in proper Kerala style was great. House boat itself was well maintained with air conditioned rooms. The bathrooms needs an updating. We found cockroaches in the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow what an amazing experience Xandari gave us. We chose Xandari based on reviews that we had read and we have were certainly not disappointed with what we got, only thing I'd change is I would do 2 nights instead of 1. The 3 members of staff on our boat couldn't do enough to please, the food was superb and... More 

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Cheras, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been places but this is the most beautiful place and experience I have been on. My mother wanted to do this cruise and my tour agent picked Xandari. We had the time of our life's. We had amazing crew members, ajeet,Mano and jo (sorry if the spelling is wrong). They made us feel home at the backwaters. Mouth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our road trip through Kerala, we stayed for a night in a houseboat on the backwaters of Alleppey. Amazing, out of this world experience with a chef, pilot and captain onboard our houseboat. At night the boat was docked beside a rice field with delicious food served by our chef. The whole atmosphere was that of pristine beauty and... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you, for sharing your thoughts on the Xandari experience at the backwaters. Yes, you said right; our Chef and Community members are our gems. We’re glad you experienced the real essence of Xandari Riverscapes. And absolutely, we are sure you would just love what we have kept for you by the harbour at Xandari Harbour, on the... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With almost zero expectations, we went to the house boat area. After the paperwork, we were escorted to a boat with a dining area a what looked like room with a thatched cover. To our surprise we found very clean rooms with A/C. Each room had an attached bathroom. There were three bedrooms on the boat. We were given some... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello there! We are the happiest that we carried you away from all your initial expectations and we could present you the authentic experience of the backwaters. At Xandari, we bring our travelers the experience of the local community and the pristine destination. Pinch of efforts and love-loaded-happiness are our recipe to bring you the authentic cruise. Thank you, for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy that we choose this company for our houseboat experience. The boat was beautiful, spotlessly clean and we were looked after very well by four attentive crew members who really were excellent and are an asset to the company. Bedroom was small but this is understandable, it had a decent shower and very comfortable beds and ac.... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hey Katie! Thank you, for sharing your thoughts. We take great pride in what we do to bring our traveler the best experience. Our journey with our guest begins even before they reach us, as you must have experienced for yourself. Once again, thank you for your views and we are looking forward to delighting you even more the next... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is something you must do in Allepuza.The services are spot on. Starting with welcome drink of coconut water, lip smacking lunch, Cruise in the river, evening snacks n tea, dinner and excellent breakfast.The rooms are nice and comfortable. Very clean and tidy. Air-conditioning was good as well. The ride is from 12 noon to 6 in eve. After that... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Deb, That’s an awesome review, thank you :) The only thing you need to do when you cruise with us is to enjoy the beauty of the backwaters- rest it’s our delight to bring you the best experience. Our Chef and Community members are our gems and I’m sure you would love to be hosted by the harbour, on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We had booked a 3 bedroom houseboat with an upper deck. The houseboat was exceptionally clean and really nice. We had 4 full time staff to take car of us, including a chef, who dished out some great local veg food for us. The staff speak good English, stay out of the way, and are yet available when you need... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello There, That’s an awesome comment, thank you. Our goal is to provide the luxury of calm and privacy in a beautiful, natural setting. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, backwater sunsets get better and better as the seasons change - you'll have to return to refresh your memory sometime soon! Come back again!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The Muthoot river escapes arranged an excellent one trip on house boat. This was an awesome experience for our family. We enjoyed the breeze, the aloof lake ambience, the food by the chef in board and a comfortable night sleep. The team of four who accompanied us were very professional and pampered us by their great hospitality. Thanks to my... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello Vimal, Thank you, for sharing your experience. Xandari Community absolutely understands our guest and they bring guest their best experiences. The only thing you need to do when you cruise with us is, enjoy the beauty of the backwaters, all the rest we have got you covered. Waiting for you to be on board with us, soon again. And... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Xandari Riverscapes in Alappuzha, Kerala was probably the highlight of our 10 days in Kerala. Words cannot capture how enjoyable it is to spend time in a houseboat floating along a magnificent lake with an attentive crew. We spent one night on the boat. The boat has three crew members: one captain, one chef and a second mate. The food... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello There, We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the authentic backwater experience with us. At Xandari, we live by the beauty in details. Thank you for your comment; we take great pride in what we do to bring our guest the best experience. An authentic Kerala backwater experience is what Xandari Riverscapes is all about, rejuvenating, soulful experience. Gentle... More 

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Xandari Riverscapes Life on the backwaters has a different set of rules. First, since there are no roads we depend on canals, rivers and lakes for our travel routes. Most families have a boat of their own. Children often learn to swim at least as early as they learn to walk-you are likely to see kids splashing in the local equivalent of a playground. Their school buses float, as do the postal vessels delivering to homes here. Even the supermarket floats!River Escapes provides an experience of the backwaters of Kerala in a vessel whose history harkens back to the ancient rice trade of this region while also providing modern comforts. These vessels are designed to balance authenticity and innovation. They are engineered to balance comfort and environmental responsibility - we pioneered the technology now considered the gold standard of emissions reduction. Most importantly they are staffed by members of the local community who are proud to showcase their corner of God's Own Country to visitors.A unique set of waterways in our state's central region allows us to showcase three districts that represent the "rice bowl" of Kerala - all by boat. We started operating our houseboats in 2006 and are now the respected leader on the backwaters in terms of environmental responsibility, commitment to the communities where we bring visitors and in terms of guest satisfaction. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Xandari Riverscapes

Address: A.C. Road | Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly River Escapes)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $336 - $965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Xandari Riverscapes 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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