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Excellent8.1
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  • Air conditioning

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Excellent
based on 11 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 6.4
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.3
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 8.2
Excellent
based on 5 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 8.5
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for money 9.2
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  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 3.0
  • Service 5.0
  • Value for money 4.0
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  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 6.0
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2.0
Srinivasan from United States
Family with teens
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
Picturesque Location for relaxation”
I found this place online and the experience I had there was exceptional. Prof.Xavier, the owner of the homestay, was very friendly and will arrange day tours and other services you ask for. The location is on the banks of the meenachil river tributary. Couple of things to note for: The place is in between Kottayam and Kumarakom (Not in Kumarakom per se); This is a homestay and not a resort; Morning breakfast is included, but not other meals; Massage and other services you ask for are obviously extra; Talk to Mr.Xavier before you onboard anything local. The prices are nominal and the services are very genuine. Prof. Xavier and his wife are exceptional hosts. Food by Mrs.Xavier was excellent Kerala style food. She even prepared breakfast very early for our departure. My family enjoyed the stay and the services we enjoyed. Hopefully, I will stay there for a week next time around. I would recommend (have already recommended) this place to anyone who wants a relaxed vacation.
Reviewed August 26, 2017
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6.8
kendal from Canada
Group
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Beautiful location on the Backwaters of Kerala”
This homestay looks out on the canal with a beautiful garden. The rooms are very basic and can certainly use some upgrades. The highlight of the stay was taking the public ferry which goes through the canals, which you're able to view life on the backwaters, and then onto the lake. The canal canoe trip provide by the homestay should also be done.
Reviewed February 27, 2017
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10.0
nancy from Netherlands
Family with young children
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
beautiful ,quiet place. wonderfully renovated heritage home. great food ,great view. ”
Great place to spend a few extra days and walk around the canals and rice fields. Host and family very helpful in organising any thing you need.
Reviewed November 20, 2016
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9.3
John from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 7 nights in February 2016
Excellent in all respects”
Food, location, rooms
This was by far the best homestay I have stayed in, I was there for a week, the host Xavier and his wife could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The food was exceptional, every meal bar none was memorable. Highly recommended!!!!
Reviewed February 27, 2016
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8.8
Robin from United Kingdom
Couple
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Comfortable retreat with outstanding food in peaceful surroundings”
Simple but clean and comfortable room. Wonderful food cooked by the hostess. Property is remote but it backs onto a canal where you can sit and watch local life go by.
Reviewed February 26, 2016
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10.0
robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014
Delightfully peaceful homestay”
Access to the backwater with organised trips by Xavier, excellent traditional food and arranged Yoga classes.
We had an excellent 2 day stay at the Homestay. Xavier and his staff could not be more helpful.The meals, cooked in the traditional Kerala manner by his wife were superb.Boat trips could be organised and also Yoga classes both of which we partook.
Reviewed February 28, 2014
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7.3
Lorraine from Spain
Couple
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014
Nice, but could be better”
Xavier and his wife were lovely people, the house is in a very peaceful place, right on the little river, it was really nice to walk around and see local businesses
Overall was fine, but comparing the quality of the accommodation with other places we stayed within the same price range, in Kerala, we found it rather basic. The rooms need to be decorated, and cleaned a bit better, the bed was extremely hard (the same mattress you get in any homestay, but usually paying half the price!) Some written information about what Xavier can arrange would be nice, some decent towels, some tables and chairs outside, a cosier dining room... it could be really lovely with just a few tweaks. Food was very nice, but last day's breakfast was a let down, as we were served porridge, which we didn't want, instead of lovely Indian breakfast!
Reviewed February 19, 2014
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9.7
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in January 2014
Relaxing homestay in Kerala backwaters”
Friendly hosts, wonderful food, good location in quiet part of Kerala backwaters.
This is a great place which I'd like to visit again. Xavier and his wife Lovely are excellent hosts and Lovely cooks wonderful meals. It is pleasant just to relax at the homestay or you can enjoy the backwaters by canoeing, going on boat trips or walking through the villages. This part of the backwaters is relatively untouristy which I liked. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. Whether you are a single traveller, couple, family or group of friends you will enjoy staying here.
Reviewed January 26, 2014
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9.7
Rex from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013
A delightful rural waterside relaxing retreat.”
The care the attention and the friendliness of the owners.Everything about
Every thing about Backwater Heritage was of the highest standard .The owners were delightful friendly hosts who made our stay so enjoyable.
Reviewed November 15, 2013
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8.0
Garry from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2013
Peaceful homestay in the Backwaters”
Away from it all
this is a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all. it is a long way from town out in the backwaters. we stayed in the ac cottage and were lucky enough to be the only people staying there. there are day beds and swings on the verandas whcih is a great way to relax. if you want to keep up with the modern day though they do supply wifi. the owners are very friendly and the wife cooked us dinner and breakfast nbut we did find out later this came at a cost. we did expect this but it would have been nice to know up front what it was going to cost. the meals did only come to rupee though. we went for a walk through the streets to the local village which was lovely. they also organised a car and driver to drive us to periyar.
Reviewed February 20, 2013
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