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Riverside Retreat

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Karumady, Alappuzha 688561 India
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#58 of 247 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
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Abhishek D wrote a review Dec 2012
Amdocs ,Pune1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Riverside Retreat justifies its name. Located on the banks of the Pamba River and other exotic backwaters, it really provides a retreat to the olden golden days. It not located in the proper heart of the city, you may have to take two or three adjoining winding roads to reach the hotel, but it’s worth the trouble. On our Kerala tour to Munnar,thekkady,kovalam,alleppey , we had never imagined to land on a place like this.It ws a good tour with things being professionally managed and good staffs at all hotels & riverside retereat being no exception.Full marks to Antilog Vacations ( our tour operator) as well for arranging a good tour without overcharging The time you spend inside the resort is total bliss. I had a gala time amidst the hammocks with the book I was reading.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Rajakumar S wrote a review Dec 2012
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India5 contributions2 helpful votes
If somebody has time in their hand, then this place is a MUST...Reaching the place itself is an adventure as it is in a complete remote village, though the rickshaw can comfortably take u...Thats the best part of this place...complete isolation...Just u and the nature...Complete bliss n peace Great food...U will never blame me for this review...Enjoy ur trip
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Date of stay: December 2012
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David C wrote a review Dec 2012
Lucerne, Switzerland36 contributions30 helpful votes
The atmosphere at the riverside retreat is all about calm and relaxation. The bungalows are clean and big. You get a little terrasse in front of your door and quite a unique access to the river. Amazing view on the kanus and fishermen passing by slowly on carried by the stream. Jiji and his wife are very nice and helpfull. The food is amazing... We recommend this place ***** You should definitely try the kanu trip to a near town in the afternoon. Greeat paddling experience and amazing sunset on the river. Worthwile going it. Don't miss the nearby temple (45min walk), a very nice place to go and relax or meditate next to the living elephant... Jiji helped us to book a houseboat with his friend Thomas, but that was not so great... The boat was really in bad shape and quite dirty
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Olives13 wrote a review Nov 2012
London, United Kingdom31 contributions10 helpful votes
Jiji's homestay was a perfect start to our holiday. As someone who has visited India many times I genuinely think this is one of the best homestays I have had the pleasure of visiting. The accommodation, while basic, is all you really need - what's important is the setting! Our cottage overlooked the backwaters and was spectacular. The food was great and Jiji was incredibly helpful in providing us with a local map which meant we were able to explore the local sites and villages at our leisure. Everyone was very friendly in the local area and I'd highly recommend this homestay. We stayed for two nights - I'd recommend three or maybe four.
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Date of stay: November 2012
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GabbiOnTour wrote a review Jun 2012
Krabi, Thailand1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was the only guest there at the time i stayed. The owner-Jiji and his family welcomed me and made me feel at home. What a great location right on the river bank. The best sunrise at the view just in front of the bungalows. Jisha (Jiji's wife) is an excellent cook. She managed to serve a variety of local home cook meals to your request. Just loved it and highly recommended. One thing, if you are going by train, do not get off at Alleppey, get off the next stop called "Ambalapuzha". You can save yourself a lot on Auto-rickshaw. Price from Alleppey Rs. 250 from Ambalapuzha Rs. 80. i learned the expensive way ;"(
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Date of stay: June 2012
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 27 - US$ 29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictAlappuzha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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