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Backwater Retreat Theme House

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ( me and my husband ) stayed in Backwater Retreat Theme House from 10th February till 13th February we check out on 14th February Morning . We had most pleasant stay in this place room was really nice and i must food was really...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I wanted to visit Aymanam because of my love for the book The God of Small Things, which is set in this town. I read reviews of Backwater Retreat and took a chance. What a wonderful decision that was! The house is gorgeous and unusual...More

2  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an experience, unimaginable,enjoyed it really,what added to the pleasant weather and the cool breeze was the ambience of the house boat, hospitality of the people including Mr.Kurien and the food quality and taste. Overall it was a mesmerising experience and I suggest everyone,if...More

Thank Rahul_Unni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As most of reviewers suggest, Retreat House is a beautiful and tranquil setting for a perfect getaway. I think this ambiance is created by a combined effort of the team who is running this place, a bunch of sincere and warm hearted people. Mr Kurien,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect stay at their houseboat . They have so much to offer that one gets completely smitten away. Special mention of the driver Renil and the chef Sham . They made our stay super special . My 7 month old kid was the happiest...More

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US$27 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Kumarakom
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#6 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
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US$27 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
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biswarupbose2008
27 March 2017|
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Response from Kurian K | Property representative |
Boat ride; Rs.1100/-per hour Lunch;Rs.400/per person Herbal massage can be arranged 5kms away from our property and the rate is Rs.1250/person. Backwater retreat is backwater view not lake view. Our present rate is... More
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Nicola R
10 February 2017|
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Response from Mahebub Khan P | Reviewed this property |
Of course, very nice place & very helpful people
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"choose upper room with river view and enjoy a morning coffee served in balcony... worth a time if you like a..."
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"try and select a boat that has more than 3 rooms. these boats have an upper seating deck that can give you..."
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"First floor is the best one"
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"I stayed on the upper level."
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