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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We spent 1 day on Discovery Houseboat and docked at Privacy as part of a 7 day trip through Kerala. The boat itself is different than every other boat on the water - sort of a floating aquamarine tin boat - which can be seen as either a pro or con. Comfortable ride, 2 large bedrooms, only place to eat... More 

Thank SLDSanFrancisco_CA
Woodstock, Vermont
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274 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had been to Privacy and Malabar House in 2006 and had been impressed with their contemporary style. We also own and run an award winning inn in Woodstock Vermont, so we know the highs and lows of hospitality from both sides of the fence. So when we planned a trip back to do the Backwaters properly, the Discovery boat... More 

1 Thank Davidbignose!
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We had an amazing four days here on the start of our trip around Kerala. It was the most perfect settle into Indian life. Our bungalow was beautifully located right on the lake, with breakfast and dinner served on the terrace, over-looking the local fishermen hauling in their catch. The food was excellent and the service spot on, super friendly,... More 

Thank AlunWilliams
Paris, France
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Only two cabins in this lakeside hotel in Kerala and that is part of its charm. We had the lakeside cabin, simply furnished but efficient in all respects. The view of the lake is stunning and the staff is super friendly and helpful. They took us to a village festival nearby which was a remarkable experience with over 100,000 attendees.... More 

Thank kazzole
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing place to stay than the bungalow right on the lake. It's not luxurious but the wonderful waterfront location and fantastic " cannot do enough for you " team made our 4 day stay truly lovely. It is expensive, by Indian standards, but it was just what we wanted. We hope to return... More 

Thank jsyfitzs
Denton TX
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Two large cabins and a simming pool comprise this tiny hideaway set beside Vembanad Lake. The lakeside cabin has less character but its setting makes it the better choice. Here you can dine on the verandah. Perfect for a quiet getaway or romantic stay. You don't have to see the other occupants, and attentive staff serve you a choice of... More 

1 Thank Wrightreverend
Montreal, Canada
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183 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

We spend one day and one night on the boat back in early January, especially based on comments from the Frommer's guide that I use all the time. The Boat is fantastic, clearly stands out from all the other boats that sail the Lake. Very classy: Living room, very nice bathroom and Bed room with a Queen bed. The food... More 

Thank spartac
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Situated on the edge of Lake Vembanad in Sanctuary Bay, lies what my wife and I would consider to be the closest thing to actual paradise. We went for our 10 year wedding anniversary and stayed in a traditional wooden Indian cottage surrounded by a moat and accessible by a small wooden walkway. A veranda goes all around the bungalow... More 

1 Thank ElQuerido
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

This is a very overdue review but one I felt needed to be written as this was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. We stayed for one night as part of a 5 night honeymoon, doing a tour of Malabar House in Kochin, Discovery (house boat), Privacy and then Purity. The service at all of... More 

Thank MrsH919
Rugby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

This place is perfection - the property, the location and the friendly professional staff. Food was superb and being right on the edge of the beautiful lake in the waterfront bungalow was like a dream come true.

Thank barbypair

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Additional Information about Privacy at Sanctuary Bay

Address: TP111/185, Kannankara P.O., Thaneermukkom | Thaneermukkom, Alleppey, Kochi (Cochin) 688 527, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 10,110 - ₹ 17,465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Privacy at Sanctuary Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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Privacy At Sanctuary Bay Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
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“Book a nicer newer houseboat”
 of 5 bubbles SLDSanFrancisco_CA, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose the lakeside cabin, which is more simply furnished than the other one but which has a stunning location.”
 of 5 bubbles kazzole, 18 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Take a pair of binoculars to watch better the fantastic bird life, early morning fishermen in their canoes and the afternoon flotilla of rice boats drifting by.”
 of 5 bubbles jsyfitzs, 10 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Both bungalows are excellent and have their distinctive qualities.”
 of 5 bubbles ElQuerido, 30 Sep 2012 | Read review
“You can also stay in a traditional house which has charm”
 of 5 bubbles SaudiArabia1002, 27 Sep 2011 | Read review
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