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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have spent a wonderful night in this beautiful homestay. The room was very confortable, and the place around backwaters is very peacful and quite. The garden is a jewel. The food was very testy and typical, exactly what I was looking for. Xavier the owner has been very nice with me, he has shown me the typical snake boat,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xavier and his wife welcomed us warmly into their beautiful home, located right on the edge of the backwaters. The bungalow has a very serene feel and the swinging beds are the perfect place to relax with a book. The food was amazing and great value! When we weren't chilling out at the house, Xavier helped us organise a kayaking...

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1Thank Eloiseanna
backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Hope you are back to home & doing fine. Thanks for a beautiful feedback. Convey our warm regards to all of you.. Best wishes! Xavier Joseph Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights during Vishu festival and fully enjoyed this quiet and lovely place. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. The breakfast was served on the very beautiful terrace below a fan next to the gardens and the backewater. Mr. Xavier was very helpful in organizing a backwater trip for us starting directly from the premises.

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1Thank guenterbeudert
backwaterheritage, Manager at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a feedback. Hope you are back to home & doing fine. Convey our warm regards to all of you.. Best wishes! Xavier Joseph Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Pitlochry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Xavier and his wife, our hosts were excellent, really helpful and they could not have been more accommodating. Lovely place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed a local walk Xavier took us on and also a boat trip through the waterways conducted by their helper, who punted us in the very stable dug out canoe. The visit to the Toddy...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Dear jemess, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Convey our regards to all of you Hope to see you in future.. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The host, Xavier, was quite helpful in helping us plan our activities and arrange transportation. His wife cooks excellent food! The staff was very helpful - took us in a canoe in the nearby waterway. Found us toddy to try. Bring adequate cash to pay.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My friends and I - 5 girls - all stayed here last week. It is a stunning property with really beautiful surroundings. We really loved every minute of it, especially as the hosts were kind enough to arrange kayaks, canoes and taxis whenever we requested. Food was brilliant, lemon rice, appam and whatever else we asked for.Room was spacious and...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

How are you? Hope everybody of you are back to home & doing fine. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Convey our warm regards to all of you. Hope to see you future.. Best wishes! Xavier Joseph Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 19 February 2017

very nice stay. good and splendid breakfast and dinner. Taxidriver had some difficulty to find the place because it is somewhat hidden on a small road. Special feature: traditional racing boats (snake boats) can be seen nearby, ask host.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was most definitely the highlight of our trip! I can't recommend it enough! It is in a delightful position on the banks for the river in gorgeous gardens with swing loungers to rest on and the whole place is alive with the sounds of birds, insects and frogs. It is extremely comfortable and very clean and the owners Xavier...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Sarah , Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Hope you are back to London and enjoyed your Kerala trip. Convey our warm regards to your friend also best wishes!! Xavier Joseph Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Backwater Heritage Homestay is a gorgeous place: hidden in the beautiful village of Aymanam, it is an authentic property surrounded by a charming garden perfectly maintained by Xavier, his wife and Vasu. We hesitated staying there for more than 2 nights because of the remoteness of the spot, but it ended up being the highlight of our Kerala trip and...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Eve, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Hope that you both are doing fine there. Convey our regards to all of you.. Hope to see you again .. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 12 February 2017

What a gift to spend time with Mr. Xavier and his wife - and eat their delicious, bountiful meals. The setting is so peaceful, with the sound of birds and the view of the river a few feet past the beautiful gardens on the property. Rooms face a large, shaded veranda with chaise swings made for reading and napping. Rooms...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Bene Cipoly, for the beautiful review. Hope you are back to NY and doing fine. Hope we can serve you again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Backwater Heritage Homestay

Address: Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Price Range: €27 - €37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Backwater Heritage Homestay Kumarakom, Kerala
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“Rooms basic, all good”
rachelg630, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“No worries, Xavier will give you a good room.”
TinaH66, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Select the back room of the outer building. It is the most private and there is a swinging bed just outside your door. Wonderful place to read.”
willy38, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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