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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This riverfront property nestled in a village is marvellous! It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful backwaters of Kerala in India. It’s located in a quite and peaceful place. Hosts are courteous and very welcoming. My wife and I stayed couple of days there. We had an amazing canoe trip through the river. The food, especially the... More 

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We got this booked while we were still in Delhi. Mr. Xavier, the owner is a very good host and ensured that we had a good time there. I loved the way the earthyness of this place has been kept intact. You get to eat what Mrs. Xavier's wife cooks and I must say that she is a great cook.... More 

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Aalten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

What a fantastic week we had, enjoying the excellent hospitality of the family Xavier. Mr. Xavier Joseph arranged beautiful and interesting trips. So we could experience nature, culture and rural life in Kerala. Every time we came home Mrs. Xavier served the most delicious meals and drinks. The ayurvedic massages at home were also great. We enjoyed sharing their familylife... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely homestay set in idyllic location nestled in a village close to the river. Host was very welcoming and provided tea on arrival and a lovely local dinner as well as taking us to see the village's dragon boat! Accommodation was fairly basic but had AC and wifi. The only downside of this homestay is that it's a bit off... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I was on a tour of Kerala in the last week of February. I had gone there with my parents and had incidentally chosen to stay near Kumarakom and had landed on this property. When I reached there, I was spellbound to see the setting of this beautiful bungalow. Situated by the backwater channel, this bungalow is set amidst a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Unfortunately, we only had one night here & wish we could've stayed longer. The home is sprawled across beautiful gardens right on the backwaters. The rooms are spacious and open onto a large patio where you will find various beds & hammocks for relaxing. We enjoyed a peaceful canoe trip late afternoon with a staff member propelling us thru the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

A friend from Bangalore mentioned that he'd never been to Kerala and would like to visit the Backwaters, so I immediately thought of Xavier and Lovely's beautiful and peaceful place. It was so good to come back for my third visit (well fourth actually, as two years ago I stayed twice while travelling round South India), knowing that I would... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Clean comfortable, host Xavier was attentive and very helpful, his wife is an exceptional cook - all the meals were truly delicious! The homestay is on the river bank, quiet and peaceful. Trips from their quay by either motor boat or canoe should not be missed. All in all a great weeks stay. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you Mr.John spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph,Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Spent 5 nights at this wonderful Homestay. Xaviiur and his wife were wonderful hosts and Xaviours wife cooked us some amazing curries. Felt as if we were experiencing the 'real' India. Location is good about 20-25 minutes from Kottayam, lovely walks in the area. Best of all spending a relaxing time in a swing or hammock in the garden overlooking... More 

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

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.Best wishes!!Xavier Joseph. More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived quite late at the Backwater Heritage Homestay, but got nevertheless a warm welcome from Xavier. He even served us a very delicious dinner after our arrival. The room is spacious and very comfortable. The garden is just lovely with a great view onto one of the small canals. It's easy to just spend some time lying in the... More 

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Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future.Best wishes!!!Xavier Joseph. More 

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Backwater Heritage Homestay

Address: Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: €30 - €66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms basic, all good”
 of 5 bubbles rachelg630, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“No worries, Xavier will give you a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles willy38, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose between a/c and non a/c”
 of 5 bubbles 909alison, 14 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms should be equal looking at the property design. All faces the canal and garden and great outdoors sittings but avoid twilight in the evening due to mosquitoes”
 of 5 bubbles TasneemPune_India, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
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