Backwater Retreat Homestay
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Backwater Retreat Homestay

Aymanam,Near Pulikuttissery Bridge,Kottayam,7kms from Kottayaom Town and 12kms to Kumarakom Boat House, North Kumarakom, Kumarakom, India, 686015
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    Guest reviews

    8.2
    Excellent
    /10
    (19 reviews)See what guests said
    6.8
    Good

    "We stayed put for 2 nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet a..."

    Claire H.

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    February 27, 2017

    8.8
    Excellent value for money

    Property highlights

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

    Very good
    Location
    7.7
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    Very good location
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Kiliroor Devi Temple3.99 km
  • KTDC Restaurant3.99 km
  • Chengalam Juma Masjid4.5 km
  • St. Johns Orthodox Church6.36 km
  • Government Hospital7.14 km
  • Kumarakom Junction‎ Bus Station7.25 km
  • Kumarakom Market7.26 km
  • Kumarakom Boat Jetty7.85 km
  • Sree Sakteeswaram Temple8.13 km
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary8.51 km
  • This property is in high demand!

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    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center7km
    Location rating7.7
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    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
    Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
    Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Apartment (1 Adult)
    Apartment (1 Adult)
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • 1 super king bed
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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • 1 super king bed
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    House Boat AC - Three Bedrooms
    House Boat AC - Three Bedrooms
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      House Boat AC - One Bedroom
      House Boat AC - One Bedroom
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        Premium Room, 4 Bedrooms
        Premium Room, 4 Bedrooms
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          House Boat AC - Two Bedrooms
          House Boat AC - Two Bedrooms
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            Deluxe With View Single
            Deluxe With View Single
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              What they offer

              10.0
              Exceptional

              "We really loved the stay here at Backwater retreat."

              Nora A.

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              January 6, 2017

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              Real reviews from real guests

              Agoda Reviews (19)Booking.com Reviews (8)
              8.2
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              10
              Excellent
              Cleanliness7.9
              Facilities5.5
              Location7.7
              Room comfort and quality8.5
              Service8.6
              Value for money8.8
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              5.2
              APPUTHASAMY from Malaysia
              Family with teens
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in December 2018
              Remote place with poor acessibilities”
              Difficult to locate the place. The home needs to have a face lift to give good attraction. Facilities provided not adequate.
              Reviewed January 08, 2019
              6.8
              Good
              Claire from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
              Good”
              Backwater Retreat is in a lovely position overlooking a quiet backwater, and a bit out of the way which is what we wanted. It's an old house and could do with some modernisation in the rooms but the price reflects that. The family don't live here but there are a couple of young men around to provide what you need and they will organise a cook to make a very acceptable evening meal. We stayed put for 2 nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet as we were alone there. The room and bathroom are very basic but the bed was very large and comfortable.
              Reviewed February 27, 2017
              2.8
              Pat from Canada
              Couple
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in January 2017
              I am surprised Agoda is listing this place!”
              The Backwater Retreat was probably delightful 20+ years ago but it is in sad need of attention now. The shared balcony shows its former glory but it ends there. The room we had needs a paint job badly and it was very dirty. The owner needs to put some time and money into improving this place. I would never recommend this place.
              Reviewed February 01, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Nora from Switzerland
              Couple
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in January 2017
              super super super awesome”
              we really loved the stay here at Backwater retreat. good location and the staff is more than happy to see us enjoy our time here....thanks a lot!
              Reviewed January 06, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              David from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 7 nights in June 2015
              An ideal spot to get away from busyness.”
              Closeness of Veranda to bedroom and view, friendly and accomodating staff service, good wholesome food
              From arrival to departure the staff made the stay enjoyable. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We asked for fruit, they provided it. We needed some pain killers - they went to the chemist on our behalf. The owner, Mr Kurion, did everything possible to make the week's holiday a memorable occasion. A house boat trip and meal on board is worth doing. We wanted to relax without too much in the way of trips and sight seeing and this spot is ideal for that. It is not the place to go for night life and entertainment, but we did not want that and they do not advertise that. The swimming pool was empty which was a shame and the laundry service could be improved, but these negatives should not deter anyone who is looking for a quiet spot with a guarantee of good food and service with a smile. They even provided make shift rods and bait for fishing from the premises - caught two fish and they cooked them for dinner. They cooked lobster and crab that we bought while on the house boat trip. The WiFi worked well. The TV channels were extensive. First time in nine years we have ever been able to watch Roland Garros (French tennis tournament) live. We would go again. It is definitely value for money.
              Reviewed June 14, 2015
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ellie from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
              Lovely peaceful spot”
              Balcony, location, helpful
              I think this is my favourite place I have stayed in India. The terrace overlooking a leafy canal with many birds is so peaceful, I could have sat there for days! It is even nicer than the photos on here show. Great to just sit there and eat or use wifi... Just outside my room which was also good quality. Kurian was very helpful also with info for boat trips, other things to do and transport to the next destination. Highly recommend, thanks :)
              Reviewed March 28, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Yogesh from India
              Family with young children
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in December 2014
              Stay at backwater retreat”
              Courteous staff, helpful management, great views.
              Nice place for a peaceful stay. Away from the noise and bustle of the popular tourist spots ( you will need your own vehicle to commute to and from). Very helpful owner and supportive staff.
              Reviewed December 31, 2014
              8.0
              Excellent
              Pamela from United States
              Couple
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in November 2013
              BEST BACKWATER HOTEL”
              OWNER GAVE SO MUCH HELP-STAFF-BOATING
              Owner could not do enough to help to make stay fun and interesting. Booked cars for us...events...Top notch place..and I highly recommend it!
              Reviewed November 21, 2013
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Gopalakrishnan from India
              Family with young children
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in May 2013
              Comfortable river side budget stay”
              Clean spacious room, 24 hour hot water, River side room. 30 mins drive to Kumarakam boat ride / birds sanctury
              Good stay and would recommend to friends. Friendly,courteous staffs and owner. On call you get Cab / Auto-rickshaw. You have option of public bus transport too. Thanks to everyone.
              Reviewed June 19, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              Sundar from India
              Family with young children
              Stayed 1 night in May 2013
              Simple and Neat Place with a Great Host Mr Kurien.”
              Mr Kurien was extremely helpful in making all arrangements and was the perfect host.
              Simple and Comfortable. Mr Kurien was extremely helpful in making all arrangements and was the perfect host.
              Reviewed May 09, 2013
              5.7
              Hampus from Sweden
              Couple
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2012
              Beautiful location but remote”
              river view
              The rooms are pretty basic, but you will spend most time outside looking over the river. The hotel is several KM away from Kottayam, and its very calm and relaxing.
              Reviewed August 05, 2012
              7.3
              Very good
              SIVA from India
              Family with teens
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in April 2012
              GOOD PLACE TO RELAX”
              BACKWATER VIEW, FISHING
              Booked through Agoda after seeing some reviews.Booking through agoda is simple and quick.Place is good and rooms are neat and clean.AC worked well arranged pickup from rly station as per our request. Food is average and needs improvement.Over all it is a good place to relax.
              Reviewed April 10, 2012
              8.7
              Excellent
              Manohara from India
              Couple
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2012
              Lovely stay - Nice hospitality & amazing Location”
              River View A/c Room which is on the 1st floor
              We stayed here for 2 days. The Booking was done via Agoda( again thanks and Cheers). The Room was very good, clean. This hotel is located in Aymanam near Kumarakom. We enjoyed the ambience and spent most of our time in the balcony ( with Books, Cup of tea ) watching the Kingfishers and an occasional boat. It was beautiful. Mr. Kurian is an amazing host - friendly and ready to help - he helped us make plans and next day we went to see Vembanad lake in a house boat. He made all arrangements ( Pick up and Drop in a cab and house boat as well. All we had to do is go see and come back and pay everything while checking out. When u sit in the balcony with a cup of tea, you can actually hear only the birds chirp and no other noise. nothing like it . this is situated a bit far from the hustle bustle of everyday life. It provides a quiet atmosphere if you're looking for a getaway from your humdrum existence. Highly Recommended !! However Some tips/feedback to make it a better stay . Need to include more variety in the Menu Card.Also this hotel is in a remote place so there ideally nothing around to see and no options to go anywhere else to eat. so the only option is to eat in this place. When we come to Kerala we would definitely want to eat different kind of fish. There were not much options.
              Reviewed March 13, 2012
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Sujata from India
              Family with teens
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2011
              serene surrounding and impeccable service”
              view from the room
              i travelled with my parents and children. there was pickup from the railway station.servicewas without any complaint on all the days we stayed. food was delicious and always served hot.the staff was always with a smile and very curteous.my parents and my children enjoyed everything about the place.great show guys!!!
              Reviewed January 16, 2012
              9.3
              Exceptional
              PR from India
              Couple
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in May 2011
              peaceful location and service with difference”
              good
              medium type hotel. though no. of rooms are very less, the available rooms are very big and spacey. hotel service is very good.
              Reviewed June 18, 2011
              9.3
              Exceptional
              PR from India
              Family with young children
              Stayed 1 night in May 2011
              Lovely & great services ”
              Hospitality extended by the hotel staff & management were immensely excellent
              This hotel is best value for money. Though the hotel is not much big, I am sure the guests will leave the hotel satisfied. Service poeple are very prompt and good. There is a back water river passing just behind the hotel and from the lobby one can experience the river and have refreshing batch. All rooms are bigger sized rooms.
              Reviewed May 24, 2011
              8.7
              Excellent
              ramboer from Reunion Island
              Couple
              Super Deluxe River view Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
              au bord du canal”
              calme visite des canaux compétence du personnel
              grâce a une réservation du personnel nous avons pu faire un massage ayurvedique traditionnel
              Reviewed February 19, 2016
              8.0
              Excellent
              Adrian from Switzerland
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
              Im Grūnen”
              Direkt am Fluss gelegen, sehr ruhig, sehr gutes indisches Essen
              Reviewed October 08, 2014
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Barbara from Sweden
              Couple
              Deluxe River View Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
              fantastisk läge vid floden.”
              du är mitt i naturen
              Hotellet är enkelt, man får valuta för pengarna. Man kan sitta på veranda och titta på fåglar. Utflykt med båt som är 3 timmar, går direkt från hotellet. Personalen är mycket hjälpsam och ordnar utflykter. Utflykt till fågel reservat var inget bra , det finns nästan inga fåglar att se i november månad, mycket mer fåglar ser man från hotellet och på båt utflykten. Maten på hotellet är enkelt men bra, vi var inte sjuka. Inga insekter trots att hotellet ligger vid vatten.
              Reviewed November 20, 2012
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