Mr Kurien who owns the place is one of the best hosts that we have ever come across. Right from receiving us at the station to helping us plan our tour to Kumarakom - he provided the best contacts, rates and suggestions possible. The hotel itself is about 5 km from Kumarakom but you will never feel you are
away with his hospitality and care! The houseboat, ayurvedic massage arranged by him were the best possible. Something to really appreciate - the service was very homely! This is not for you if you are looking for a 5 star luxurious place to stay - but if you want a good homely atmosphere with a nice host - this is the place go to. We really liked that we did not have to pay everytime for any houseboat rides at lake vembanad, kathakalli shows, car rentals, food at different places, massages at ayurvedic speciality centre - it was all added up and we were given one decent bill at that end of the stay. All our requests for
special food (prawns, fish fry and what not) were catered to with a smile. Our 3 year old son enjoyed it so much that he was actually missing the retreat when we came back! Overall - a great trip at a good place - will surely recommend to people who prefer personalized simple hospitality to the commercial luxuries.
Suggestion - speak with Mr Kurien before you go here for a frank and honest overview of the place. You will be guided very well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Backwater Retreat is located in Aymanam (7kms from Kottayam Town) in Kumarakom (12kms to Kumarakom Boat House from Backwater Retreat) offers you the most complete facility as feel as a home. At Backwater Retreat, we believe in combining contemporary elegance and modern efficiency with our grace, warmth and care. Honeymoon couples and Families interested in enjoying the serenity of nature and its silence would surely love to stay at such a place during their vacation.Stay in kingly luxury, located in a peaceful atmosphere with lush greenery at the confluence of several rivers merging into the Kumarakom Lake. Enjoy this unmatched abode in a perfect eco-setting - a pleasant escape to the lap of nature.We have House Boats also available from Kumarakom or Alleppey ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Backwater Retreat Theme House Hotel Kumarakom
- Backwater Retreat Theme Hotel
- Backwater Retreat Theme House Kumarakom, Kerala