Backwater Retreat - Honeymoon House, Kumarakom

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Backwater Retreat is located in Aymanam in Kumarakom which forms the backdrop of Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize winner novel "The God Of Small Things". Designed in traditional Kerala Palace-architectural style, the resort houses guest-rooms with traditional decor. Guests are served multi-cuisine fare in the in-house restaurant. There is also ayurveda massages that offer rejuvenation to the mind and body. Enjoy this unmatched abode in a perfect eco-setting, and a pleasant escape in the lap-of-Nature.

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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Ceiling fan
  • Showers only

River View AC Deluxe

Decorated with heavy, rich curtains, this comfortable room with a river-view is an ideal abode for honeymooners. The room is maintained with vintage furnitures, comprising a double bed with side tables. A flower stand is also placed near the bed. A small TV is also provided in this room.


Lake & Lagoon ( Package )

Decorated with heavy, rich curtains, this comfortable room is maintained with vintage furnitures, comprising a double bed with side tables. A flower stand is also placed near the bed. A small TV is also provided in this room.null


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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Ceiling fan
  • Showers only
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Average ratings

Reviews
5
by Dr Ramesh Sharma
from Chandigarh, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

A royalhomely stay in the middle of a jungle,extreme of hospitality that anish waited by his own car at kottyam railway station for two hours as our train was late without any extra charges, Mr kudian was all the way along to serve in a best way,madam is master of kitchen with delicious south Indian homemade disheshight of hospitality he enquired about our stay in other places two days after to solve our language problem a geat stay with love at home i salute them

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4
by MR. DHARMESH LAMBA
from MUMBAI, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Good location calm & quite. Staff is friendly and behavoiur is good. Over all a good experience.

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4
by Syed Rahamathulla
from Bangalore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Hotel was very good. The room was well done and spacious. Amenities were fine & staff service was good. We had food in hotel restaurant and that was good. In lunch they offered south Indian dishes. Service was also fantastic. I strongly recommend this hotel and will stay here again.

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3
by Mr. Prashant Utreja
from Mumbai, India
Good

Over all my experience was good. And also we took our food in hotel restaurant itself and that was not so tasty. So I must suggest improving the quality of food. Room was perfect for 2 adults with river facing. Service was also as per expectation.

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2
by Mrs. Kiran Shinde
from Mumbai, India
Average

It was the worst stay in this hotel. Rooms were dirty not cleaned properly. There was only one staff in the hotel he was very lazy in the service. The food quality was very bad in taste.

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5
by Rajesh Sethuraman
from Chennai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

I visited Kumarakom and stayed at BackWater Retreat for a night with my wife ....a really fantastic hotel. It has basic rooms but a lovely atmosphere, beautiful scene of the Kumarakom lake. Being vegetarians we ate vellappams with some vegetable stew. A must visit to all travelers looking for a place one with nature.ust visit to all travelers looking for a place one with nature.

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3
by Sunil Kumar
from New Delhi, India
Good

Not a good option at all - primarily due to its location. It is nowhere close to Kumarakom backwaters. Located in a residential colony - a kuccha road under bridge.

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5
by SHREEKANTH VANAPALLI
from Chennai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

We had been to Backwater Retreat, Kumarakom. The resort is wonderfully located. Service and staff are excellent. Rooms are cosy and beautiful with very good view. Resort has options for many activities like library, ayurvedic massage, canal cruise, fishin g etc. Food was excellent. We had a very relaxed time at resort. The experience was unforgettable esp. canal cruise and ambience.g etc. Food was excellent. We had a very relaxed time at resort. The experience was unforgettable esp. canal cruise and ambience.

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2
by Mr. Manish Gujarathi
from MUMBAI, India
Average

Our experience was bad. The locality was not a decent one and property was pathetic. There was no good arrangement for rooms or service. I will strictly regret my stay at this hotel.

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3
by RAJ BHATT
from MUMBAI, India
Good

The hotel was worth the price charged. Room quality was not so great and facilities were limited but you can not expect royal treatment in such rates. Otherwise food was up to my expectation and location was useful.

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3
by Mr. Vivek Agrawal
from Bangalore, India
Good

Stay was not that satisfying over all the property needs to improve a lot. They need to pay attention on each area. Its just average.

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4
by Vinod Gupta.
from Gaziabad, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Backwater retreat is a good property but it could have been better if the river was close to the property is what we felt. However it was a good stay. We could recommend this property for others.

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4
by Shankar Narsimhan
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Our room was not so great in looking, the interiors were not appealing. Even the food was decent in taste. But only the service provided by the staff was excellent. Altogether this is an average property.

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1
by parveen kathuria
from Delhi, India
Below Average

It is no where close to Kumarakom. We did not liked anything here. Overall, stay was very disappointing.

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2
by Mr. Vishal Kanujia
from New Delhi, India
Average

This was probably the worst experience I ever had. The location was not as exotic as we expected. The room was small. The food was pathetic. The staff are poor in hospatility.

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1
by Gaurav Sharma
from New Delhi, India
Below Average

It was the worst experience. Room was filthy and staff are untrained. I will never recommend to anyone.

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3
by Doraisingh J K
from bangalore, India
Good

This property is not located in a proper Kumarakom, its away and close to Kottayam. You will get a home cooked kind of food, which was very fine but no choices. The room was comfortable and the service was good. Cleanliness was fine too.

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3
by Yash Mehta
from Mumbai, India
Good

We stayed here for a nights in a Luxury Deluxe Room and it was a comfmortable. But we dint enjoyed the food in the restaurant & cleanliness needs to be improved.

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5
by M K Chandrasekar
from chennai , India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Had an excellent stay in this hotel. The location is wonderful for a vacation. My room was very well maintained. Also the room service were very honest, customer satisfaction was their only goal. The food too was divine. I will give full marks to this property.

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4
by Siddharth Nair
from MUMBAI(BOMBAY), India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

The hotel was a good place to chill and relax. Very Economic also. Food tastes home made unlike other hotels. The hotel owner Mr. Kurian treated us very well and was very helpful to us while planning our stay. He also got us a good deal for houseboat. Just be sure to call n take driving directions from the hotel. Overall a good experience.

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3
by PUNIT KUMAR PRUTHI
from FARIDABAD, India
Good

Facilities were minimal in the property, there was no much space only there was a little space behind the hotel down the stairs. Food was good. Room was also fine. Service was okay.

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3
by HARI KRISHNA K
from HYDERABAD, India
Good

We are unhappy with the food part, there was no choice for the breakfast or dinner as we were on package. Rest other things were fine. But it was not a worthy stay.

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5
by Mr Sushanto Bose
from Delhi, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

The atmosphere and the service was completely homely type. They had a kitchen in which they prepared the food it was very delicious. Room was like a home flat but it was comfortable. I will surely recommend to others.

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5
by Vivek Bansal
from Pune, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Rooms were excellent of the hotel. I had my meal in the room it was fantastic in taste. Service was very good of the staffs quick and always co-operative. On my next visit I would certainly stay in this hotel again.

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4
by Mr. Vijay Bhushan Tamanam
from Hydrabad, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

When there are more than three guests the hotel is not able to do better service as it is used to do with less guests.

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1
by Mr Raman Mahajan
from haryana , India
Below Average

This is the most pathetic hotel i have ever seen. First of all it was very difficult to located it. Then the hotel as such is in a pitiful state, there is lack of maintenance. The room we were provided was totally shabby. We left within no time.

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2
by Mr.Sajith Surendran
from BANGALORE, India
Average

The location was good near the hotel. Our room was clean and comfortable but their was no ventilation in the room. There was not much variety in the food and it was too expensive. Staff was co-operative. It is not worth the money.

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3
by Dharmesh Gadhiwala
from BENGALOORU(BANGALORE, India
Good

First of all, this place is NOT in Kumarakom!!! It is 12 kms away in some remote village. Swimming pool was empty. Food was very basic and sometimes not enough in quantity (Forget about appetizers or deserts). There are no other options around as it is in a remote village. On the slightly brighter side, they made excellent arrangements for our massage and boating(of course 12 km away). So, go to this place if you do not have any option left and ask for the room on the first floor.

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3
by Mr.Ganesh Joshi
from PUNE, India
Good

Hotel is 5 minutes walk towards the temple and because of the same morning aartis there is lot of noise and its disturbing.Staff is friendly, but very limited and they do not serve tea while at breakfast.Property is placed in crowded place as its closer to the temple, hence 1 night stay is what can be prefered.A property is economical and an average property.

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4
by Ruku Ghosh
from JAMNAGAR, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

The stay at he hotel was ok,staff behavior was also Ok.The Hotel was a bit far away from railway and Airport.hotel recammended for both family and Busines travellers.The food was also fine.

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4
by Arnab Mukhopadhyay
from KOLKATA(CALCUTTA), India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

This is a good place to stay except there is nothing to in the evening..

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5
by Sandeep Rai
from HYDERABAD, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Just returned from a 3-daysnight long stay at Backwater Resorts. To sum it all upput it in a single line, it simply is not possible. So, read on. Location/Getting There ====================== First, about getting there. Our host whom I describe later, was grateful enough to have us picked up despite our train running late ( Make sure you contact them before your visit as the resort cold be difficult to reach otherwise). Once, reaching the resort, we met our host, this lovely couple in their mid life but so young at their heart. The welcomegreeting made us feel we reached home after a long journey. Tip/Expectations ================ To be clear, if you are expecting Backwater Resort to be yet another hotel, puba commercial kind of noisy resort with all the booze, drinks, bartenderswaiters, this place is not for you. Then, my advice is this is do not waste your money herefor that matter even on a trip to this part of Kerala. ResortRooms ================ Backwater R

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5
by Bijo Samuel
from THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Very nice and silent place for mostly Honeymoon couples. I went there with my family, We really enjoyed the stay and their hospitality was great. Rooms are very clean and neat.The room service is was also very good.

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4
by Vinkal Zalavadiya
from AHMEDABAD, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Not a worth of money, location is good and peaceful, but very very costly, nothing much to enjoy as per tariff except "peace"

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4
by Ayan Das
from NEW, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Pros - Spacious rooms, very helpful staff and manager who organized houseboat and local transport, relaxed environment like homestay Cons - location was a hindrance esp. from commuting point of view, drainage and leaking tap respectively in bathroms, limited food options

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5
by suresh kumar
from KOCHI(COCHIN), India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

If Kerala is gods own country, then here he stays.

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3
by SACHIN KULKARNI
from PUNE, India
Good

The hotel location was secluded and had no option to rome nearby. Felt like, it was a house stay rather than a comfort hotel. Good for bag packers but not for couples on a vacatio.

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4
by Nagaraja Prasad
from BANGALORE, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Owner is a good man and staff are also helpful. But our stay was marred by constant blabbering of loud speakers from the church beside.

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5
by T. Satish Babu
from Hyderabad, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Very nice place to stay....I felt like home at this place...

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3
by Arshdeep Singh
from New Delhi, India
Good

The stay was average in this hotel.

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4
by Mr. Manjunath R
from BENGALOORU(BANGALORE, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

The hotel was quite reasonable yet well facilitated and service was prompt. Staff was responsive and service was instant. Food was well prepared and served elegantly. I also like their cleanliness and maintenance. It was a recommendable property for sure.

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5
by Anjali Kapoor
from BENGALOORU(BANGALORE, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Our stay in Backwater Retreat was an excellent experience. Lovely place, best food, fine hospitality. spotlessly clean and spacious rooms. The broad veranda gives long vistas of a net-work of rivers. A splendid escape from the smoky pollutions and noises of city life to a very serene and quiet atmosphere. The canal cruising through small hamlets to Kumarakom Lake provided fantastic spectacles of Siberian cranes in the dense green paddy fields and also flocks of ducks floating in the rivulets. Full value for money. Very much recommended for honey- moon couples and families who wish to spend a couple of days away from the boredom of hurry-burry city life.

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4
by Prabhat Kumar Ghosh
from JAMNAGAR, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Mr.Prabhat Kumar Ghosh was not available her daughter gave the feedback (Ruku Ghosh).The stay at he hotel was ok,staff behavior was also Ok.The Hotel was a bit far away from railway and Airport.hotel recammended for both family and Busines travellers. )

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1
by Yogesh Jakka
from BENGALOORU(BANGALORE, India
Below Average

Not a place to stay. Nothing is there. Please dont go i wasted almost 4000 to reach here. This not a resort old house belive me.

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1
by Shanmugam M
from COIMBATORE, India
Below Average

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3
by dhaval ved
from Mumbai, India
Good

The service was very slow of the staffs they used to take 1 hour to serve the food in the room. Rooms were clean but the gyser was not working in the room. The food quality was fine.

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3
by ANIRBAN BANERJEE
from DARJEELING, India
Good

The property is not in kumarkom its 40km away from that. Food served was pathetic. Room alloted was good. Staff and service was ok. Over all the stay with this hotel was just average. Needs to improve a lot.

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5
by Mrs Prem Kapoor
from New Delhi, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

I would like to mention that the resort is located at a lovely spot perfectly blending with ecocity. The food and service are excellent. The staff is extremely helpful, courteous and co-operative. The place is quite safe. I recommend the resort backwater retreat to all those who intend to travel to kerala backwaters.

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3
by Aniket Lad
from mumbai, India
Good

Rooms were small and good, the interior was also good. I had my food in the room, it was good. Staffs were very helpful.

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4
by Rohit Goyal
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

There is no public transport available and if you want to travel anywhere in Kumarakom then you need to tell the hotel manager who will immediately arrange a rickshaw for you. Since the hotel is deserted you have no option but to hire a return journey rickshaw as no other rickshaw wala will be able to get you back to the hotel. So if you are going for sight seeing then you may hire rickshaw from the hotel in the morning get down at a Vembanad lake/Bird sanctuary which is the only attraction in Kumarakom and give a call to rickshaw driver in afternoon/evening that you are done with sight seeing and he can come and pick you up. For all these services you will have to pay an enormous amount of Rs. 320 to the Rickshaw driver. It should also be noted that this kaccha road which takes you to the hotel is very deserted and you will not find a single vehicle or a person on the road hence it provides a very horrifying experience. Rooms at the hotel are good and are tastefully designed but the b

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2
by SAMIR NAIK
from Mumbai, India
Average

Worst hotel, room was untidy with lots of insects, location & service was below average, food was below average as we had no choice. I suggest not to stay in this hotel.

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5
by Atul Agrawal
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Backwater Retreat in Kerala - it proved a delightful place to stay, in a beautiful and tranquil setting. The owner was very keen to ensure satisfaction, putting a library, internet and canoe at our disposal. The manager could not have been more helpful an d took us to a spice garden and on a boating trip. He was knowledgeable and good company. Food and ambience excellent for a relaxed stay. Highly recommended and a place we hope to revisit.d took us to a spice garden and on a boating trip. He was knowledgeable and good company. Food and ambience excellent for a relaxed stay. Highly recommended and a place we hope to revisit.

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4
by Sonal Sarthi
from Bangalore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

The room that alloted was not that clean there were lots of mosquitoes. Food served was very tasty. Service and staff was nice at their. Location is very convenient. Its recommendable to others.

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5
by Mr. Nagesh S Mallya
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Rooms were spacious with all the facilities. I like the housekeeping of the staffs. Hotel has a small kitchen were they used to cook the food. The food was fabulous in taste. It is highly recommendable.

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2
by Ritesh Jhawar
from kolkata, India
Average

It was a bad experience. The property is not in the kumarakom its in the village which is near by the city. The property is below average. Food was not good in taste. There was no service. I will never recommend to any one in future, its a below average property.

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5
by Surajit Ghosh Roy
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

The hotel seemed like a heritage building with wooden structure. The arrangements and services were quite amazing with amazing people around.

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4
by Sunil Mukhopadhyay
from Hooghly, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Overall my stay in the hotel was very pleasant. The hotel is located at a place where you can find peace for yourself. The hotel is very huge with well furnished interiors. The decor is simply great. I will definitely plan my next trip to Kumarakom and will stay in this hotel only.

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3
by Yusuf Ambawala
from Mumbai, India
Good

Hotel was good, also the service. When we called any staff member for service, they came within a minute. I must say that they keep maintaining that. Recommend to all type of travelers.

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1
by Ujjwal Mitra
from Kolkata, India
Below Average

Approach to hotel is pathetic. Room was small and very dirty. Service was very poor. Staff was not trained. Food served was bad to taste. Its an worst hotel i will never recommend to any one.

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3
by dr mukesh mankad
from Baroda, India
Good

Hotel is located in a jungle it was very difficult to find the hotel. The rooms were good. The hotel has a small kitchen were they used cook the food and serve it in the room. There were lots of mosquitoes in the hotel. I won't stay in this hotel again in future.

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4
by Mr P S Muzumder
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

Overall the hospitality is excellent. They havetaken care of their customer. Only the food part has to be improved. We are satisfied with the services provided by the team of Backwater Retreat.

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2
by Mrs Zenobia Kermani
from Mumbai, India
Average

The staffs were lazy in service. Room was unclean and the breakfast was horrible in taste. I won't recommend this hotel to anyone.

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2
by Mr.Jigar Ghoil
from mumbai, India
Average

It was the worst experience on a honeymoon stay. Room was small and a/c was not working. In the evening it used to get full of mosquitoes. Moreover there was a partition between the room and the toilet. We went in the winter there was no facility for a decent breakfast is well. It was not a good property. Basically it was a bungalow converted into the hotel. The staff was limited and always used to give us excuses for inconvenience. I will never even think of that hotel.

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4
by Mr. Somenath Nag
from Bangalore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

The food was average in taste but the varieties were less in food. Rooms were spacious with all the facilities. Staffs were co-operative and helpful. It is value for money.

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2
by subhransu sahu
from mumbai, India
Average

This is not exactly at Kumarkom, actualy it is in Aymanam which is in a village near by Kumarkom. We plan our holiday keeping the location in mind and when this does not happen our mood gets spoiled. The food quality is very bad, they should not give such quality as they are giving it as complimentary. quality as they are giving it as complimentary.

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by Mr. Swapnil Gharat
from mumbai, India
Average

It is not a hotel. It is not in kumarkom. Bathrooms are pathetic.

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3
by Ms. Kalyani Pathare
from Mumbai, India
Good

It is a bungalow converted in to a hotel, its not a resort at all. Ambiance was very bad, there is just a canal behind the property, unlike waterscapes. Our Luxury Deluxe A/C Room was okay but there was no room service. Only good thing is the food in the restaurant, chef was amazing in preparing the food. However not recommended for honeymoon couples.

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3
by rajesh kumar
from Bangalore, India
Good

Location is not good the property is far away from KUMARAKOM. Room was very ordinary. Food was ok in taste. Staff was so so at the service. Over all its an average property.

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4
by Mr. Chinmay Das
from Kolkatta, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

There was only one thing great at this property and that is food except dining all the area is just so so. Room was very ordinary. Cleanliness needs to be improved. On whole its an average property.

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5
by Mr. Abhijeet Desai
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

The stay was wonderful in this hotel. Staffs were fabulous in their service. Rooms were well maintained having all the facilities. I had my food in the hotel it was delicious in taste. Would like to visit again.

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5
by Emran Swalih
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Its a good property. Food prepared was very delicious. Quality of room was great. Entire property was neat and clean. Staff was well trained and polite. Service was quick and perfect. Location is very convenient. I will highly recommend to every one.

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5
by Asha Verma
from Bangalore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

The food, treatment and hospitality in Backwater Retreat were excellent. Very much homely. We got the maximum personal care here. The staff is at your service at any time of the day or night. The property is located on the brink of a river flowing into the Kumarakom Lake. The scenic beauty is fantastic, Rooms are spacious - elegantly and tastefully furnished. There is reasonable ambiance and cleanliness is up to the mark. The atmosphere is quiet and serene. It is not a very big property and there is no vast area of land as you see in other big properties. So the personal care we get here is unmatched unlike other big properties. We went for a cruise in the mechanised boat owned by the Retreat, through canals and rivers to the Kumarakom Lake. We boarded the boat right from the front of the property and it was a delightful and pleasant experience. The complimentary breakfast and lunch were much better than what we expected. The stay here is worth the money you spend. Very mu

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5
by Venkataramani K
from chennai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Staying in Backwater retreat is an excellent experience. The place is nearer to Kottayam and not exactly in Kumarakom. But the owner Mr.George will guide you nicely. Boat ride arranged through the canals is an unique experience which may not be available in other resorts. Good, clean rooms. Best part was the vegetarian food. Unbelievable. Mr. Raju the man friday was very helpful. Worth visiting again.

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5
by Litty Mathew
from Bangalore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Superb

Our stay was excellent, indeed its one of the best properties that we have stayed during our Kerla trip. Our room was great and the hospitality provided was wonderful. Also we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and dinner. Overall a great deal for the price.

  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4

3
by Pradeep Karve
from MUMBAI(BOMBAY), India
Good

Although some might insist this place in not in Kumarokam, Mr. Kurien made travel to and from this retreat very simple. A no-nonsense setup which is good enough for spending a couple of nights. Food options need careful consideration.

  • 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3

4
by D.BALAJI
from Coimbatore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

We enjoyed our stay here. Our room was well equipped with all the necessities. The room service were active & friendly. Also the food served was delicious. We would love to visit this place once again.

  • 4
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4

2
by Chandarshekhar Kammula
from Sikandarabad, India
Average

Our room was not so great in looking, the interiors were not appealing. Also it was not cleaned properly. The service provided by the staff was very slow. We had our breakfast and dinner in the restaurant, it was pathetic in taste. It is not value for money.

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2

3
by Charles Dominique
from BANGALORE, India
Good

The stay was not that great in this property. Our room interior was not so appealing but it was clean and neat. The food was average in taste but the choice was also very less. Staff was courteous and polite towards the guest. It was just an average property.

  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3

2
by Mr Sushanth Prabhu
from MANGALORE, India
Average

It was a horrible experience with this hotel. Our room was not that great in looking as the interiors were not so appealing. There was a lecage of water in the bathroom. But the food was homely made. We won't stay in this hotel again.

  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2

4
by JIJO JALAL
from NEW DELHI, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Excellent

The stay was desirable and service was prompt. Room quality and food arrangement was also well up to the standard. Management was responsive and location was also perfect. It was worth to stay over there.

  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3

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