We were unsure on whether to book a one or two night stay and are so glad we went with the longer option. The boats were fine, clean and tidy - the staff were excellent - once they realised we were interested in birds they went out of their way to help us get the best photos. In the main the food was delicious - breakfast a little ordinary but only because we don't eat eggs and forgot to mention this to them in advance. The trip on a small boat down the tiny backwaters was a highlight. This trip offers a perfect insight into how the local people live on the river - be it ladies washing, children swimming or rice being harvested and moved by boat to the markets. Perfection!
We had an absolutely wonderful time on the Pournami two bedroom houseboat. Everything was professionally organised and run from start to finish.
Special thanks to Ms. Parvathy who kept in touch through out the booking process right until our trip. She even arranged our land transport from Kochi and changed the menu at very short notice.
The houseboat itself was very clean and well furnished. Loved the front sitting and dining areas and spent most of our time just relaxing and enjoying the view. The captain Shridhar and Chef Vinod were excellent and looked after us very well. They were both very friendly and nothing was a problem for them.
Food was simply awesome. Vinod was very flexible in making our 7 year old happy and also made extra tea when we asked.
This was our first houseboat experience and it well exceeded our expectations. Thank you to Shridhar, Vinod and Ms Parvathy for making this a most wonderful and memorable experience for us. We will hopefully get in touch with you in the very near future to do this again.
Though Allapuzha is just 4 hrs drive from my home it is entirely a new world.I choose pournami houseboat after seeing reviews in Tripadvisor.booked online.
Our boat is a two bedroom boat and it was clean. Captain and the cook both are friendly and helpful.food is really good.
Night halt is also a beautiful place and we tried fishing with Captain .
Bathroom is also clean.
Overall we had a memorable experience.
We booked Pournami Houseboat for our honeymoon. We were the only couple on the boat. While boarding the boat they served us with fresh coconut water.
Once we started off with the our adventure the staff kept on feeding us with some food or other.
Our chef made some one of the best chicken that i have ee stafver had. it was lovely.
The view from the boat is not that extra ordinary though. overall it all about the experience that you enjoy in the houseboat.
We docked the boat around 6 pm. Before that we stopped at a village for some massage and it was not very affectful therefore it can be avoided.
The staff is very helpful and polite.
Booked through Booking and got a fair deal and same was confirmed by the property reservation office member Parvathy over phone and took complete details of No of members and food requirements and made sure all were serviced properly.
Houseboat staffs was very friendly and explained the place, living style, fooding habits, tourist spots. Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner all were outstanding,tasty and clean.
Only suggestion is during stoppage time some entertainment should be planned apart from TV. Example Fishing, live Kerala authentic dances, etc to have new experiences in boat.
Thanks Pournami houseboat team to make the trip a memorable one.... :)
We booked the house boat online and got a fair deal for the 3 bedroom house boat. I boarded the boat with my family and enjoyed a lot the staffs were co-operative in there sence but I expected little more smile and positive attidute from them but that doesn't hampered their service in any aspect. We did fishing and caught sizable amount of fish which we cooked and was delicious. Ambiance of the entire houseboat was good. My 1year old baby boy enjoyed the tour a lot.
Recommend for others to book the house boat for a day and enjoy the moment of life.
My boyfriend and I had the ideal stay on this boat! It was clean and had all the amenities we needed/wanted. The crew was so sweet and thought of everything! They went the extra mile to ensure that we were happy and taken care of, from an extra stop for a massage, to fresh squeezed pineapple juice in the mornings, to an extra stop to grab wine for our romantic dinner!
I would absolutely visit again. Thanks!