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Xandari Riverscapes

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A.C. Road Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 231 Speciality lodging in Alappuzha
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Xandari Riverscapes Life on the backwaters has a different set of rules. First, since there are no roads we depend on canals, rivers and lakes for our travel routes. Most families have a boat of their own. Children often learn to swim at least as early as they learn to walk-you are likely to see kids splashing in the local equivalent of a playground. Their school buses float, as do the postal vessels delivering to homes here. Even the supermarket floats!River Escapes provides an experience of the backwaters of Kerala in a vessel whose history harkens back to the ancient rice trade of this region while also providing modern comforts. These vessels are designed to balance authenticity and innovation. They are engineered to balance comfort and environmental responsibility - we pioneered the technology now considered the gold standard of emissions reduction. Most importantly they are staffed by members of the local community who are proud to showcase their corner of God's Own Country to visitors.A unique set of waterways in our state's central region allows us to showcase three districts that represent the "rice bowl" of Kerala - all by boat. We started operating our houseboats in 2006 and are now the respected leader on the backwaters in terms of environmental responsibility, commitment to the communities where we bring visitors and in terms of guest satisfaction.
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Anoop Bharat wrote a review Jun 2021
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The staff was cooperative and the overall experience was good.The rooms have nice ambience,we had booked a medium sized boat.It just takes you away from all the hassle office jobs and makes you calm,you can just lay down and watch the sky with a fresh breath of air in the middle of the sea
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hi Sir, Thank you for taking time out to review our Xandari Riverscapes & guest feedback's are essential to enhancing the Xandari Riverscapes experience. We at Xandari Riverscapes, are commited to ensure the guest staying with us on the traditional Kettuvallams leave with an memorable experience to cherish with. Watching birds and paddy fields and life on backwaters is one of the unique experience. Look forward to your stay with us for more days and assure you of our best services and attention at all times. Regards
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Chris S wrote a review Jan 2021
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This place is just spectacular and Xandari is a great way to see it. We came over 2 years ago and this is still one of the favorite days of my life! Seriously. If you're even considering this trip, absolutely go ahead and book it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Hi Sir, Thank you for taking time out to review our Xandari Riverscapes & guest feedback's are essential to enhancing the Xandari Riverscapes experience. We at Xandari Riverscapes, are commited to ensure the guest staying with us on the traditional Kettuvallams leave with an memorable experience to cherish with. Watching birds and paddy fields and life on backwaters is one of the unique experience. Look forward to your stay with us for more days and assure you of our best services and attention at all times. Regards
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JandP_Cotswolds wrote a review Mar 2020
Stroud, United Kingdom396 contributions256 helpful votes
We were the only guests on board this houseboat and felt somewhat like royalty, with every whim being attended to. The three-man crew were welcoming and efficient. We had a big cabin with a king-sized double bed, and a large bathroom with flush toilet and running hot and cold water. Aircon was activated when the boat moored for the night at around 1830. The accommodation far exceeded our expectations. It was quiet and sleep quality was good. We were content with maritime safety (we have years of experience sailing these types of waters). There were plenty of lifejackets available, though some gaps in the rails that could allow the unwary to fall overboard. The boat engine was quiet and there were no fumes. There were very few insects and, though we dined outdoors in dim light, the lights in our cabin were big and bright. We had an interesting cruise around the backwaters, seeing how the local people live, fish and travel in this area. One night was not really enough. We had a trip through a local village by “canoe”, which had an outboard. We had to stay in the canoe but would have preferred to walk around the villages. The food wasn't outstanding but certainly very acceptable. We would be happy to recommend a two-night stay on this houseboat: one night was not really enough.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 9 Sep 2021
Hi Sir, Thank you for taking time out to review our Xandari Riverscapes & guest feedback's are essential to enhancing the Xandari Riverscapes experience. We at Xandari Riverscapes, are commited to ensure the guest staying with us on the traditional Kettuvallams leave with an memorable experience to cherish with. Watching birds and paddy fields and life on backwaters is one of the unique experience. Look forward to your stay with us for more days and assure you of our best services and attention at all times. Regards
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Clive E wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom23 contributions2 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience. On our houseboat, the Achankovilar for 3 days. Slowly cruising down the backwaters of Alleppey on a houseboat manned by a crew of three. The Captain,Arun.Driver Shibumon and our chef Ajesh treated us like royalty. The boat was clean and well maintained.The cabin was a good size with on suite and A/C. The food was excellent. We had a problem with spicy food but Ajesh made sure that the spice was minimal creating very tasty food. The last time we came to India,we only did one day. Not enough to really get to into the atmosphere. If you want to see the backwaters 3 days is a great taster wanting you to go back for more! You could not choose better than to use this company.Until the next time!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Hi Sir, Thank you for taking time out to review our Xandari Riverscapes & guest feedback's are essential to enhancing the Xandari Riverscapes experience. We at Xandari Riverscapes, are commited to ensure the guest staying with us on the traditional Kettuvallams leave with an memorable experience to cherish with. Watching birds and paddy fields and life on backwaters is one of the unique experience. Look forward to your stay with us for more days and assure you of our best services and attention at all times. Regards
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Leo A wrote a review Mar 2020
Penwortham, United Kingdom2 contributions
This 'hotel' is actually a riverboat!! And we had it all to ourselves! We spent 1 day and night cruising the Backwaters, sleeping over in the most peaceful setting. Our crew of 3 - captain, crew and chef - were absolutely wonderful, and treated us like millionaires (we're not!)! From the fresh coconut milk on arrival, to the delicious and plentiful food over the course of the trip, it was like we were in the lap of luxury. And the guys were so friendly too, even taking me to the 'Government wine shop'! This trip is an absolute must if you're visiting the Backwaters. Highly recommended. And thanks to the boys on the boat.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Hi Sir, Thank you for taking time out to review our Xandari Riverscapes & guest feedback's are essential to enhancing the Xandari Riverscapes experience. We at Xandari Riverscapes, are commited to ensure the guest staying with us on the traditional Kettuvallams leave with an memorable experience to cherish with. Watching birds and paddy fields and life on backwaters is one of the unique experience. Look forward to your stay with us for more days and assure you of our best services and attention at all times. Regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$187 - US$509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
River Escapes
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictAlappuzha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xandari Riverscapes
Which popular attractions are close to Xandari Riverscapes?
Nearby attractions include Kerala Backwaters (6.5 km), Alleppey Backwaters (6.5 km), and Alappuzha Lighthouse (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Xandari Riverscapes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include baggage storage, canoeing, and off-site canoeing.
Is parking available at Xandari Riverscapes?
Yes, a parking garage and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xandari Riverscapes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Halais Restaurant, Brews and Burgers Bistro, and Thaff Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xandari Riverscapes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Does Xandari Riverscapes have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.