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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

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EnjoyTrav...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overhyped experience”
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The houseboat was in bad condition. There were other houseboat which were neater. Overall though staying in the houseboat does not add anything more to the experience than taking a ride on the boat. There was a rat on board too. The chef could have done a better job with the cooking. Service was okay too- they were hesitant to give some extra milk for the kids, not enough fruits (just one pineapple and 2 mangos). We paid for a/c stay but all night the a/c was off, they turned it on in the morning only after we requested. Overall, I would say the best way to enjoy the experience of to just do a day trip on the houseboat

Date of stay: July 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2016
Hi ,

First of all we are not aware which guest you are. As we do regularly collect reviews from our traveled guest and we haven't yet received any complaints like you mentioned in the any of the past months. Please make sure that you have traveled with pournami itself.

We are very particular about our guest who do travel with us especially with kids. We do keep all things in stock when we have kids on board.Also we give priority to the services and we never switched off the Ac at night and leaving our guest to have horrible experience for any gains.

Also all our houseboats are renovated and ready to welcome guest for the coming festive season. So we are 100 % sure that you might have traveled in some other boat.

Last we have given 24 hrs hotline number written and pasted on the boat itself to call in case of any emergency to our operations team. We have not even received any calls of such horrible experience from any of our guest till now.
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mkvidyana...
Ernakulam, India
1 review
“Fantastic was it to spent one day and one night in the waves of Kuttanad,with Pournami's Crew.”
Reviewed August 12, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We were 5, my,wife.brother and family with me.From the arrival to departure next day we were in another world.The Crew were very help full to Us.Surely I and my family will recommend :Pournami: whenever they decide to go for an outing.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The food for 4 times I like
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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arjun_dor...
Bengaluru, India
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very good service and quality Houseboats.Can go for it.”
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Very good service and quality houseboats.Can go for it.

Pros :

1.Good, clean and hygiene houseboats. Bathrooms were also very clean ,had no issue.
2.Interiors of houseboat are well maintained.
3.Food was good, had many varieties.Asked for medium spicy food and it was prepared as required.Enjoyed food.
4.Staff in boat was very cooperative and kind.
5.Overall service of pournami houseboat was very good.

They helped me in booking hotel rooms in Alleppey and also vehicle for sight seeing.I requested for a cake to be arranged in boat and they did this without any issue.

Overall service of the staff was very good and many thanks to great service.

Special thanks to Parvathi for arranging things as requested and for kind cooperation.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Service
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
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Jismon J
1 review
“Very Nice Trip............”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

It was a wonderful experience in Houseboat with Pournami ...... Food was very good..
Thanks to all the crew members especially Parvathy for arranging all the facilities there.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2016
Thankyou for your support in making your trip memorable to us:)

Please do visit us again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
belsandre
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat, delightful end to our trip in India”
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We booked a 2-day houseboat with a 3-bedroom houseboat for 6 of us. It was so peaceful to gently sail through the backwaters of Kerala. You're constantly given treats of fruits, coconuts to drink, and fed plenty.

Shiam is the *best* cook and I lapped up everything he cooked. I can't believe that he's our personal cook for the 2 days! I would go back just to eat his cooking. Tell them that you want to buy additional fish and they'll cook it for you. We bought prawns, crabs, and fish. Our foodie tour guide in Madurai told us to ask them to cook the following two dishes and they are *so* good:
- Karimeen fry or polichathu (Pearlspot fish fry - they will cook the fish in spices wrapped in banana leaf)
- Chemmeen Moilee (Prawn Moilee)

For additional entertainment, you can ask to fish and drive the boat, and they'll oblige as well. All in all, it was a great end to our trip throughout South India!

Date of stay: January 2016
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Selvam e
1 review
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We booked four bedroom deluxe in Pournami houseboat, Special thanks to Parvathy for making all arrangements properly. It was awesome experience with the house boat. The boat was very good with neat rooms, comfortable bed, excellent bathroom, AC, cabinets in the room, table, and the deck had sofas and a dining table. The staff was too friendly and good at their job. the cruise in the backwaters for the full day.. we did fishing too...we gone for 1 week tour, but only houseboat and athirapally falls remains in our mind.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ramesh V
1 review
“nice”
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

had a trip for 2nights ,The food was nice thanks to VINOD,good service .

Only one negative They night halt was same place for two day, but in mail Parvathy said two different places,I dont know Why????

Otherwise nice and good .

Ramesh

Date of stay: June 2016
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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