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Backwater Heritage Homestay
Ranked #1 of 14 Kumarakom B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2013

My stay at backwater heritage was probably the most relaxing portion of my entire time traveling in India. Xavier, wasu and Xavier's wife did a wonderful job of hosting us and providing wonderful food. The canoe trip around the backwaters (with wasu at the helm) was a particular highlight.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

It was a amazing place, greenery all around, the place is located in a really beautiful piece of real estate, with beautiful trees and colourful plants, the rooms were good , and the host Mr. Joseph Xavier and his wife a very good host, helpful very co-operative. The food was excellent , every meal was a no less a treat.
My kids enjoyed it, relaxed place away from all the noise and hustle bustle of city life, just relax and enjoy in the lap of nature. The beautiful early morning sunshine, rain, fishing in the back water.... wonderful.. I would recommend this place to all I can.
Prabhu M
Bangalore, 16 oct 2013

Room Tip: Both the AC rooms are good. of course all the rooms have a good view, and the veranda is wonderful t...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited Kumarakom with family during August and stayed at the boathosue (Kailasam). I booked the trip from UK through Mr. Xavier Joseph. From the first mail, the responsiveness was excellent. Xavier kept in touch throughout until we reached the boathouse. All our requirements (e.g. Vegetarian food) were taken care of as promised. The rooms were very good and everything was as promised by Mr. Xavier. the staff on board were excellent too giving you the space required to enjoy the trip and not interefering.
All in all it was an excellent trip and I would highly recommend staying at Heritage Homestay boathouse.
Thanks Mr. Xavier for making this trip very memorable.

Swaminathan Gandhi - UK

Room Tip: If you are travelling from Coimbatore, avoid the roads and take the train. The roads (NH47 especiall...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were planned a Kerala trip for the first half of the September with 2 days stay here at kumarakom. Once reached here, felt really awesome :-) Our whole family with members of all ages could comfort and relax here.. We all enjoyed the essence of nature with the real "homely" touch and the treat of the hosts Mr. & Mrs. Xavier uncle and family, which we found nowhere else... Thank you for the special Kerala style food. Also thanks for letting us know much about the 'God's own country'. We exended our stay there for 2 more days which was a good decision.:-) And I suggest all the Kerala visitors to stay here at least once... Don't miss it ... :-)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I visited this place with my family on the first week of September.. We enjoyed the stay at Backwater heritage very much. Food was great ,the ambiance and the location are excellent . Watching of the chirping of birds lazing on the hanging beautiful hammocks and walking through the beautiful garden and fishing in the river and canoeing along the river ... every thing was mesmerizing. Hosts are very warm welcoming and hospitable.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The home stay is perfectly located. Mr.Xavier has maintained the place so well. The bedrooms are well furnished and they are very comfortable. Mr.xavier takes care of his guests very well. It is very peaceful place.There is a nice swing with a bed on it to spend time reading. they lovely hammock.We had booked 3 bed rooms and they were all very lovely.do not miss this place in kumarakom

Room Tip: all the rooms are very good
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is the the real concept of home stay in Kerala.This is what we expected while deciding a trip to Kumarakom. The traditional Kerala food ,care & hospitality from a warm host of a traditional family was the high light of the trip.The boating through the river and the Vembanad lake which finished in front of the home stay. We thank Mr. Xavier Joseph for his warm hospitality & care.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kumarakom
Price Range: $30 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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