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Xandari Riverscapes

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to know about xandari from googling the best house boat operators and then looked them up at their website and trip advisor before inquiring about a package. John their representative at sales desk was very responsive and always answered my queries within a day. I booked this for 2 nights which is optimum I guess, 1 night is... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for your comment, we’re happy to hear that you enjoyed every bit of your stay. 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 breezes, freshly prepared Alleppey cuisine and friendly staff are luxury... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother & I stayed on the houseboat (Karamanayar) for 1 night during July 2016. It was certainly a unique experience to stay on a moving boat. There are 3 staff manning the houseboat (the captain, engineer and chef). The staff were great. Very polite and took great care of us. The moment we arrived, we went on the upper... 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 backwaters experience with us. At Xandari, we live by the beauty in details. Our journey with our guests begins even before they reach us, as you must have experienced for yourself. Our team absolutely understands our guests. Your feedbacks are valuable to us, definitely, we’ll look forward to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We spent two nights on board the Pamba houseboat run by Xandari Riverscapes, and I can honestly say it was definitely in the top 10 of things I've done while travelling! (and we've done a lot!) The backwaters of Kerala are breathtaking and so relaxing, you need books and binoculars and the ability to relax and switch off. We were... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello there! That’s a gem of review. You had us at 'highlight' and we’re absolutely glad about it! Unwinding and relaxing are our goals for Xandari Riverscapes guests. The only thing you need to do when you cruise with us is, enjoy the beauty of the backwaters! And we are glad you enjoyed doing just that, the rest is all... More 

Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Right from boarding the boat to checking out the next morning you can relax on board. Every part of the boat is thoughtfully done. All the meals were excellent and really enjoyable. Local cuisine was served. Small modifications in meals were readily accepted by the management. Some part of the river was smelling really bad. One hour canoe ride was... More 

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XandariResorts, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hello! Our goal was to provide the luxury of calm and privacy in a beautiful, natural setting with friendly staff and delicious food. Enchanting is an excellent word for the smaller canals. On the canoe you enter a world largely left untouched by time - women washing and cleaning by the banks, children fishing, men gathered for a chat, courtyards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

From being picked up from the jetty at the Backwater Ripples Hotel to being dropped off in Alleppey our time aboard the houseboat was one of pure luxury. The crew could not do enough to make our stay a more relaxed or memorable one ! The local type food cooked on board was of a very high standard and presented... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Hi Marazion, We couldn't agree more that spending time in the calm of the Kerala backwaters is one of the best relievers of stress we know of! Gentle breezes, freshly prepared Alleppey cuisine and friendly staff are luxury indeed. Backwater sunsets get better and better as the seasons change - you'll have to return to refresh your memory sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My family and I spent 3 days and 2 nights on our own private river boat with Xandari Riverscapes. This is absolutely the way to go, our first 2 days and night it seemed like we were the only house boat on the river. By the end of the second day is when we ended up in the location all... More 

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RM_Xandari, Manager at Xandari Riverscapes, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, You had us at “highlight” and “adventure”! Unwinding and relaxing are our goals for Xandari riverscapes guests – it means a lot to us to hear that you experienced both. When you need some distressing you know who to call! 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: $195 - $787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Xandari Riverscapes 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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