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“Overnight experience”
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For a unique experience on Goa';s serene backwaters! Our trips incl transfers, all meals and drinks.
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For a unique experience on Goa';s serene backwaters! Our trips incl transfers, all meals and drinks.
Bedroom - Air
Overview of boat
Bedroom Earth
Dinning Room
Front Deck
Upper deck
Sunset from the Boat!
Sunset on Chapora river - No photoshop
Sunset in Jan
Bedroom - Fire
Down the Chapora river .
Sunrise from the upper deck
Passage to rooms
Ensuite Bathrooms
Birds taking wing at Sunset
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chapora, North Goa District, Goa

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_meryltan...
South Goa District, India
1 review
“Overnight experience”
Reviewed March 28, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Laidback waters, The house boat is by far the best houseboat on the River Chapora, the experience from the start to end of my trip was awesome, the staff, the food , the rooms was lovely... It's a must visit and I would love to go back to experience it again !!!

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Management Response
Mar 30, 2018
Thanks Meryl for the lovely comment. See you soon on Laid Back Water.
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Blossom C
Goa, India
1 review
“Experience!!!”
Reviewed March 28, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Laid back waters was truly an experience to never forget when in Goa! The staff,food,comfort,experience was just AMAZING!The Sunset was breath taking.
Can't wait to get back on Laid Back Waters.

To those who need peace, tranquility and serenity, make sure not to lose out on this experience and build new memories in Goa.

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Management Response
Mar 30, 2018
Thank You!!
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julie600
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“River trip”
Reviewed March 22, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Absolutely loved it. Going again this year in April and definitely booking another trip on this charming boat with delightful staff. A photographer's dream. Well informed staff who tell you all about what you can see while you sip a cold beer on top deck totally relaxed. The good they bring out from the tiny kitchen is delicious. Husband Andy in total agreement.

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Management Response
Mar 24, 2018
Thank you Julie for the words of appreciation, our chef Gopal has been churning up his local magic ever since the inception of Laid Back Waters!
Do let us know of any special requests you may have .. And as with all our bookings on trip advisor / repeat guests, we would be happy to offer you those cold beers or a bottle of dry / Rose wine on the house...
Have a good trip!
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11NEIL
2 reviews
“Another Great Trip”
Reviewed March 22, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We've just returned from our holiday in Arpora while there we booked onto the overnight trip on Laid Back Waters after doing the trip several times last year, we had already planned to go back on board this year and again after three trips this year all thoroughly enjoyed, meeting the crew again was great all still as helpful as ever nothing was too much trouble, the boat and cabins all clean and in good repair. We met twelve other people over the three trips some seemed a little sceptical on boarding the boat and all got off saying how great a time they'd had very relaxing and peaceful, food courtesy of Gopal was always really tasty and plentiful. We are returning to Goa next year and will be returning to the boat all being well. So again many thanks to the crew
Ramesh, Ashish, Anan, Guru and Gopal the shy chef who all help make the trip more memorable (sorry if any names not quite correct) also not forgetting the help from Lyndon and Priyanka in the office.

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Management Response
Mar 24, 2018
Thank you Neil!
A pleasure to see our list of repeat guests increase .. And am sure our crew are overjoyed to have repeats, as this has been the very same team thats been on the boat ever since our inception and part of our boat building team on the same river ..
We look forward to having you on board again and do not hesitate to request for any special requirements, its always our endeavor to go that extra mile to give our guests that extra smile ..
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GhitaH34
1 review
“Enjoyable trip”
Reviewed February 20, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Very nice and relaxing. The service was good - maybe a little too good because one of the waiters talked very loudly the entire morning, and when you come for a quiet time that was a disappointment.

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Management Response
Feb 21, 2018
Thanks for the feedback Ghita.. will brief the waiters on the same.
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Darleneru
Buxton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing time”
Reviewed February 16, 2018 for a stay in March 2017

We went on this trip last year and will certainly be doing it again this year. Had a fabulous time it was that good we did it 3 times captain Ramesh and crew made it even more enjoyable with their knowledge of the river. Each time we did it we saw something different. Very laid back and relaxing. A trip well worth doing

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Management Response
Feb 18, 2018
Thank you. Laid back is the essence of this trip and glad you felt just that way. Welcome back aboard.
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Voyager21...
Slough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not worth a night stay”
Reviewed February 16, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We were picked up from our hotel in South Goa and arrived at the boat after a two hour white knuckle drive. It seems the drivers do not allow enough time and it was a rush to get there.
The crew are great. The accomodation is basic and quite claustrophobic and close. The attached bathroom is poor with a broken toilet seat and a shower which did not drain properly so one is left in dirty standing water.
We were served a basic dinner and brekfast on the boat which was fine.
The cruise is great but can be done as a day trip of three hours. The return journey to our resort was another log two hour dustry drive and we were glad to be back in our hotel.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Feb 17, 2018
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your response!
I guess the crux of the problem, was the long drive, but the reason we have chosen this river is its the most scenic & only river in Goa sans mining activities, which gives our guests clean waters to even swim in!
All the same our drivers make sure to take guests through heritage streets, which most guests do enjoy when looked at it from the right angle:)
Our rooms are the largest known rooms on any houseboat in the country and apologies for the broken toilet seat which has since been rectified.
Our meals have been carefully curated so as to give our guests a one of a kind dining experience and don't think that we can do much on that as this is the first mediocre comment we have received on our cuisine since the last ten years .
Had you brought the toilet seat to the notice of any of our staff on board (Or any of the complaints mentioned) we would be more than glad to compensate for the same...
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