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A.C. Road Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003 India
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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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candyvfowler wrote a review Nov 2022
Sunset Beach, North Carolina39 contributions4 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeff wrote a review Apr 2022
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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!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Rejini wrote a review Oct 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Prasanth T M wrote a review Sep 2022
Alappuzha, India15 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hemanth wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Travel panda wrote a review Aug 2022
India3 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nanditha S wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jamie C wrote a review Aug 2022
West Molesey, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rajiv wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aashna wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$406 - $764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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River Escapes
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Xandari Riverscapes?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at Xandari Riverscapes?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Xandari Riverscapes?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xandari Riverscapes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brews and Burgers Bistro, Halais Restaurant, 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.