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Backwater Retreat Theme House

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this property online and reached in the afternoon. The place is quite and away from the humdrum of a town. The view from the balcony is very beautiful. The backside of property is laced with variety of trees so all you see around is greenery. A narrow backwaters canal flows on the backside. One can spend a day...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed their for 2 days. Very clean and neat mostly wooden rooms with good amenities, very good room service. Staffs where very kind and attending all our needs with a quick response. Overall we had a wonderful stay in this hotel. We will visit again.

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Coimbatore, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with my family three days (one day in House boat). We enjoyed it because place is very calm and no disturbance from city life. Since it is located in non-commercial place, we enjoyed the holiday in peace. House boat is very clean and staff are very co-operative, Journey in House boat is remember able one in life. Mr.Kurian's...

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1Thank zparthi
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked it online with advance payment for Rs.2200/- for one day through a travel agent. It was not a good experience. First, it is not located at Kumarakom as claimed! …located at a dingy corner of Kottayam town at Aymanam village and difficult to find for a new comer… booking slip boasts as ‘river view AC super Deluxe’ and...

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. Our address is very clearly mentioned in our website,tripadvisor and in your booking voucher. My mobile is always on. And also for your information its a backwater. Nothing else to comment.

Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The problem is not the retreat itself or the houseboat. The problem is the pricing for the package is WAY out of line with the quality of the experience. Rs 15,000 should have earned us a very nicely equipped room and something approximating a luxury houseboat. Instead we got a ramshackle room, with a rickety furnishings and plastic-lined bathroom that...

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Kurian K, Owner at Backwater Retreat Theme House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Your main concern is the amount you paid. You could have checked the rate for the houseboat on 30th April. As per our agreement, we picked you up from kochi and drop back to kochi. You insisted to go to Alleppy for sight seeing and also Ernakulam site seeing. Which were not in...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We landed at the boat house by 12:30 pm on 25th april 2017. Mr. Kurian guided us all through our journey from airport till we reached the virupakal temple without being irritated though we called a number of times. On reaching the boat house we were welcomed by his staff mr. Aneesh and the chef Mr. Baby ( was amazed...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stay at backwater retreat: For a budget stay, this place exceeded our expectations Well maintained AC room for a very reasonable price was a great deal! The property is at a nice location. Dinner n breakfast was delicious Service rendered by Mr.Vishal n Mr. Mahesh is worth mentioning Thanks to Mrs. n Mr. Subin Kurien for spending time with us...

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1Thank Minu S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

One of the best places at reasonable price. Certainly the place for a peaceful get away. The place is set up very aesthetically and makes you want to extend the holiday. Mr Kurian, the owner of the place, takes personal care of the needs and makes you feel at home. We reached the place after a long ride late in...

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The location of the place is peaceful clean and beautiful. The ambience is very welcoming and comforting. Service is one of the best you will get. Mr Kurian who is the owner of the place takes personal care to make you feel at home. He gives you a feeling of having visited place someone very close to you. They also...

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1Thank Ravikiran R
Bangalore, India
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went for a houseboat trip from this resort with family and friends and it was a really awesome experience. The house boat was well furnished with four AC bedrooms. But we spent our time mostly in the living area in front where we had a good time watching the lagoon, birds, fishermen and the natural beauty of the backwaters...

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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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Address: Aymanam, Near Pulikuttissery Bridge, (7km from Kottayam) | Kottayam, Kumarakom 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Price Range: $33 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Backwater Retreat Theme House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Backwater Retreat Theme House Hotel Kumarakom
Backwater Retreat Theme Hotel
Backwater Retreat Theme House Kumarakom, Kerala
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Kumarakom
#6 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Opt for rooms on the 1st floor”
  • backside of the hotel
  • backside of the hotel
926nehab, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“First floor , lake view”
559abhishekv, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Thre are only 4 rooms, probably much the same, with shared balcony”
CoalminersDaughter9, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Prefer first floor rooms”
vinoth9590, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the 1st floor. Lovely lake view.”
  • view from the balcony outside our room
  • you can see birds here if you wake up early
AnuragKhanna0, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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