From the minute we arrived, the welcoming smiles were beaming. They were ready to start our perfect visit to the backwaters of Kerala. Captain Prince, Chef & Arun got us settled onboard this amazing houseboat and we were on our way immediately. Greeted with fresh coconuts and encouraged to relax on our thrones for the trip, we both felt like a king and queen. Nonstop photos of colorful villages and boats, smooth waters but so many houseboats ahead… but within a short time the Captain broke away from the crowd to our private little getaway. Lunch was amazing with fresh fish caught that morning, a lovely canoe ride thru the narrow canals to discover more colors and more people, a stop at a fish market and even picked a beer for the ride. Dinner!!! What an amazing experience and we were the only people on our private boat. Thanks to the fabulous staff for making this one of most perfect parts of all of our trips to India!…
We truly loved every minute of our trip! Amongst the beautiful views and relaxing vibe, we felt at home and at peace. And honestly it was the best food we had on our entire trip, kudos to the chef! All of the boat staff were incredibly kind and professional, we both had nice chats and plenty of quiet time to just relax. We really enjoyed the extra trip through the canals on the canoe, definitely a bonus! Last, I have to give a huge shout out to the manager -- when we arrived back and the taxi that was supposed to be arranged by our next hotel in Munnar wasn't there (or on its way, they didn't set it up) he hopped on the phone and had us a taxi arranged in no time...and at a better rate! I couldn't be more appreciative of the hospitality and kindness everyone at Xandari Riverscapes showed. I'd definitely recommend!!…
Long overdue review. I stayed over the weekend in September. It happened to be the boatrace weekend but they made sure i had a peaceful boatride throughout by avoiding the main crowd. The 2 drivers and a chef (Sujit) were awesome! The food was simply amazing and I never felt so well taken care of. The room, toilet was clean and air-conditioned. The outside was kept clean with a daily wipedown. I'd recommend Xandari Riverscape.
We had gone for a family day cruise. The boat was extremely good. Near and Clean. Very heal full staff and awesome food. Staff Rajesh, Praseepan and Shawkar was extremely good and Mr. Praveen and Mr. Mathew is extremely helpful at the time of check in and out. Overall nice experience.
Everyone knows that Alleppy is called the Venice of India. After spending a day in Alleppy I feels that it is not an exaggeration. Xandari riverscapes made Our experience in Alleppy even more pleasurable. All the staff of Xandari are very nice, polite and they even shared their lifestyle in those beautiful backwaters, canals and about water transport. Thanks to Xandari and awful alleppy.
The houseboat we rented for a day trip was excellent. Interiors were immaculately clean. To my surprise the room was at par with hotel rooms. Linens were crisp n clean so is the washroom which I am very particular about. The chef sailed along with us and the lunch served was extremely tasty. Seafoods were fresh. The staffs were helpful and polite. I highly recommend Xanders.
I absolutely loved it. The most exclusive service and the food made it worth it. This was a unique experience with the five star amenities. My only suggestion is that they could have included some activities after the boat was docked either a trip to the town or a group activities with the other Xandarians that were docked there too. All in all I preferred this trip to a stay in a resort.
Our houseboat trip with Xandari Riverscapes was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to India. The accommodation was luxurious, the food delicious and the staff extremely friendly and attentive. The houseboat had an upper deck from which we could enjoy stunning views over the beautiful Kerala landscape and watch the world go by along the banks of the backwaters. I would not hesitate to recommend Xandari to anyone visiting Kerala.
Lived this dream for 1 night and was an unforgettable experience. The privacy enjoyed , the hospitality on the boat , the night stay in the midst of silent waters was brilliant. Xandari offers the best of nature's gift and man's services.
The staff was absolutely delightful. They managed to adapt to the special requests when it to food. We stayed on the Pamba and it was neatly maintained. This is a must one time experience! PS- Make sure you have friends/ family with good taste in music to enjoy the Bluetooth speaker placed for your entertainment.