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Houseboat -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala

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Sameeran...
Pune, India
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Worst experience ever”
Reviewed August 24, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Please never ever book this houseboat. they are bunch of thugs fleecing money out of tourists. 4/5 guys are sleeping on the deck overnight while we wonder about safety about ourselves. 7/8 guys smoking cigarettes right infront of you with heaps of alcohol bottles thrown in a huge pile. you wonder where the basic courtesy of great Kerala is gone. they charged us close to 9K for one night and provided provided Potato fry and tomato fry for dinner. Lunch was having beans fry and cabbage fry for veg. In non-veg they provide 1 fishy fry in lunch and chicken 65 in dinner. breakfast is plain idli and sambar. and thankfully a cup of coffee as well. I had to wake up the staff in the morning to help me get a cup of tea.
My sincere request - even if someone pays you a lakh rupees, please don't book this houseboat..

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Liked best: The exit..I was so happy getting out of this hell.
Liked least: Everything..
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Sep 1, 2016
Dear JennaSameeran,

Greetings from AMRUTHAM HOUSEBOATS..!!

We think this is mistakenly posted in our Review form.
Please see that we never had a booking in your name on the mentioned date. We are sure, this is a wrong review posted in wrong place. Please check it well from your end and let us know.
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Syam K
Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“An Awesome experience”
Reviewed March 31, 2016 for a stay in May 2015

I was at Kumarakom with my family. Kumarakom backwater is a must see if you are planning for Kerala visit and Amrutham Houseboats made the trip very memorable, amazing and hassle-free. The early morning and evening cruises were the most enjoyable and refreshing ones. The house boat staffs were really friendly and took care of us with an awesome hospitality. The food was so awesome and tasty and they prepared the dishes what we asked for. Especially I loved the "Karimeen fry" which was made in an authentic Kerala style. Music was playing though out the cruise and we did some fishing in between which was really fun family time. The House boat was clean, neat and of high standards. I have been to other house boats and I can definitely say this one stands out special and I felt it was a worth buy at the price I got the package.

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Liked best: Hospitality, cleanliness, food and price
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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PriyankaG...
Mussoorie, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“Memorable day time cruise at Kumarakom”
Reviewed February 19, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

A memorable day time cruise at Houseboat - Amrutham. Booked this luxury boat on our stay at Coconut lagoon Resort, Kumarakom. I should really mention the chef in boat on his lovely Kerala dishes. Fish on banana Leaf is a must try dish. Excellent facilities in boat and best view from open deck. This is a highly recommended event at kerala.

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Liked best: Open Deck on Top Floor
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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