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Lake View House Boats
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

An unforgetable experience in a 3 hour cruise in a houseboat. Went around the backwaters and the experience was so relaxing and soothing. The boat was very comfortable and viewing the senic scenes was a lifelong experience.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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lake view h, Owner at Lake View House Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear sir, thank you for your valuable feed back. We used to provide short trip from 0930hrs to 1230hrs with a reasonable price for those who want to experience a short trip in boat. We glad that your trip in our houseboat is a memorable one.
Thank you for sharing.
regards,
Sreekumar

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food service. Well maintained, nicely guided tour in Vembanad lake.. Almost traversed 30 to 35 km... Friendly staff... Enjoyed every moment of our trip. Lunch and Dinner both were tasty. All basic facilities were provided once we onboarded the ship. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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lake view h, Owner at Lake View House Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Sarovaram boat is being hired by Lake view Houseboat, when all our boats are full. We thank you for using your valuable time to write your travel experience about sarovaram.
Thank you for sharing.
regards,
Sreekumar

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Ultimate sailing experience with extraordinary ambiance and mouth watering cuisine(karimeen - pearlspot fish fry). Neat and calm staff with luxurious amenities.Best for innovative corporate gatherings.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank Kirannelli
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lake view h, Owner at Lake View House Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear sir, We thank you for using your valuable time to write your travel experience about our houseboat. It is indeed a detailed one. We glad that your stay in our houseboat is a memorable one.
Thank you for sharing.
regards,
Sreekumar

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have booked with lakeview houseboat after seeing good reviews on tripadvisor. Mr. Sree Kumar was very good while communicating all the time. However, practically have experienced something else.

1.We have stayed at Sarovaram Houseboat on 28th Sept'17. But I doubt whether the boat is managed by lakeview houseboats because everywhere the name is mentioned as 'Sarovaram Houseboat Services'

2. The two people (did not see any third people) were extremely unprofessional in all aspects with very poor communication skills. Moreover, they did not have any information about Kumarakom and surroundings where the boat was floated. Whatever we have asked, they replied "dont know" which was bit awkward for being a tourist in Kerala. I am not expecting that they will explain like a professional guide, but they must have a basic and little bit of information about the place when they are dealing with tourists.

3. We have heard that we would be taken to somewhere to buy fresh fish etc. But, practically they didn't show us anything like that from where we can buy fish etc.

4. During the lunch time, it was mentioned that the boat will be anchored for an hour. Though, we have finished everything within 40 mins, but they were very reluctant to start the boat again. Rather, they were busy in gossiping and playing with mobile phones within themselves. They started it again, after 1.40 Hrs when we have requested them.

5. They did not serve veg salad, pickle and pappad in the dinner which was mentioned in your website as menu for dinner.

6. Two times, they have served open bottle water (unsealed) drinking water, later changed it after we have asked.

7. Inside the houseboat, the TV was very poor in condition with a broken remote.

8. The hand washing liquids were full of water, having very less liquid soap inside the container.

Overall, we are very much disappointed by the services provided to us.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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lake view h, Owner at Lake View House Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear sir, Thank you for writing your experience in Sarovaram houseboat. Lake view used to hire this boat when all boats are full with a permission. We have noted your experience in the boat and we are giving more training to this staff to make memorable trips in future. Thank you for sharing.
regards,
Sreekumar

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

we had visited trissur, guruvayoor, cochin, munnar and then alleppey house boat through sree tours.

very professionally managed and right hotels as per our requirement been provided.

the house boat was the pick of choice. the fiber house boat really stand apart from the traditional palm leaves ones to provide better safety from mosquitoes while staying in back water.

Room Tip: go for fiber house boats for safe travel
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lake View House Boats

Address: Near Govt Boat Jetty | Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686566, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Kumarakom
Price Range: $307 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake View Houseboat, pioneers in Kerala Backwater cruise, starts its operation During 2002. We have 6 houseboats with a total of 12 rooms for renting. We are located at Kumarakom Govt Boat Jetty, Kumarakom Kerala. ... more   less 
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