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“Beautiful, Relaxing place to stay!”
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Riverside Retreat
Ranked #64 of 198 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful, Relaxing place to stay!”
Reviewed November 28, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Retreat. Jiji and his family were lovely hosts and the food was so tasty. The room was basic and immaculately clean all you could ask for in such a beautiful place. The scenery from the room was stunning. Jiji was so helpful with arranging a houseboat for us and a rickshaw to take us to Allepey. Great place to chill, relax and take in the stunning surroundings great option if you want to get away from the hustle of Allepey before or after a trip on a houseboat. Would love to go back. Highly Recommended!!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2008

I am French but as I live in India for the last 10 years, I have been visiting India quite extensively. I need to say that my favorite place to stay, by far, is a small homestay tucked in the heart of the Backwaters. Riverside Retreat as it is called, is the type of place travelers want to keep for themselves. We have stayed there with my husband and my two young kids at least 10 times. It is like a second home for us.
There are 2 cottages and 4 rooms all facing the Pamba river. The cottages are made in wood from Jiji’s (the owner) trees. One of them has an opened bathroom. The garden is cute with hammocks to rest. The food is excellent and my husband who is originally from Kerala also raves about it (which is a good sign!). if you want to relax and unwind this is THE place to be. Imagine being in your hammock with a good book and at the same time glancing at the houseboats, local boats and kingfishers. There are also many activities to do in the area: fishing, visiting the temples, participating to the local festivals, taking a small boat to visit the canals. You can also go shopping to Ambalapuzha. The owner JiJi and his wife are really helpful and knowledgeable about the area
We keep coming back as it is a dream place for the kids they can run around and swim all day long without any problem and for parents as we are mesmerized by the beauty of the river and keep discovering new things to do.
Many of our friends from all age and with different budget have come and stayed with us at Riverside Retreat and all of them have recommended it. You arrive as guests and leave as friends.

  • Liked — Everything. you just wind up and relax
  • Disliked — it is such a friendly and gorgeous place that i can't find anything
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Riverside Retreat
Address: Karumady, Alappuzha 688561, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
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Restaurant
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Ranked #64 of 198 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Riverside Retreat Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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