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    • Cleanliness 8.0
    • Facilities 6.0
    • Location 7.9
    • Room comfort and quality 8.5
    • Service 8.8
    • Value for money 9.0
    Very good
    • Cleanliness 7.5
    • Facilities 6.0
    • Location 8.0
    • Room comfort and quality 8.3
    • Service 8.2
    • Value for money 8.5
    Exceptional
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    • Location 10.0
    • Room comfort and quality 10.0
    • Service 10.0
    • Value for money 10.0
    Excellent
    • Cleanliness 8.5
    • Location 7.0
    • Room comfort and quality 8.5
    • Service 10.0
    • Value for money 10.0
    Excellent
    • Cleanliness 9.0
    • Location 8.0
    • Room comfort and quality 9.0
    • Service 9.0
    • Value for money 9.0
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    6.8
    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
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    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
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    10.0
    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
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    10.0
    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
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    10.0
    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
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    8.3
    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
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    8.0
    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
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    9.3
    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
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    8.0
    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
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    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
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