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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a must stay Homestay. Not only are the owners friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of their heritage, but the meals provided were extraordinary, too cheap, and absolutely delicious. Our only regret was that we had booked to stay only two nights. Xavier, our host, showed us through the village, the ancient canoe boats of his family on his property...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feed back.Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Awake to crisp white sheets, hot coffee, and the squark of birds in the canopy of palm trees, which sway in the breeze above Xavier and Lowely's beautiful home. Chilli-fried coconut prawns, ginger-doused vegetable curries, and more rice variations than you can shake a stick at (biryani, lemon, raisin..) Do yoga in the garden, have a massage, and float along...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes! Xavier Joseph Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed one night with Xavier and his family and it was absolutely perfect. The setting of the detached guest area is very quiet and extremely peaceful. You just sit there or chill in the hammock and let life pass by. We had dinner and breakfast here and it was the best food we had during our trip in India...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We spent 5 days in Xavier and Lowely's home, and no words can describe how truly wonderful our stay was. This authentic homestay is over one hundred years old, except for the guesthouse. The rooms and bathroom are perfect, and the large terrace also has electric fans and suspended beds to laze about on. The garden is just lovely, and...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not surprised that this is rated as top 1. One of the best homestays that we have stayed in. Genuinely hospitable and humble hosts, Mr. and Mrs Xavier will go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. Excellent breakfast and food! Mrs. Xavier is an excellent cook... Delicious prawns, appams and passion fruit!! A lovely...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Calm and beautiful surroundings. Mr Xavier and his wife made us very welcome.food was excellent and the canoe trips through the backwaters magical. Room was clean and mosquito proof . Xavier showed us the village snake boat of which he is captain. Read God of small things whilst staying as it is set here. And the price is very reasonable...

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backwaterheritage, Owner at Backwater Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your precious time for writing a wonderful feedback. Hope that you would give me another opportunity to serve again in future. Best wishes!! Xavier Joseph, Ph:91-4812516375 Mob:91-9745286358 Mail at:mxavierkutty@yahoo.com

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the perfect place to be. I loved sleeping outside on the swinging beds (but you don't have to). The couple running the place is extremely helpful. Breakfast was delicious and we also got a tour of the village. I definitely want to go back there.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Mr Xavier and his wife, the fresh cuisine (gorgeous fish) the tropical village backdrop and the backwater ride made our one night homestay a dream! My favourite thing was not even the backwaters themselves, but being toured around the tiny village by Mr Xavier, and drinking fresh cococuts from the garden when returning 'home'. There is a real community atmosphere,...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay right on the backwaters. It is so quiet and peaceful , the host Mr Xaviour and his wife are lovely. The food is plentiful and delicious. Mr Vasu, Who speaks no English, is simply charming serving us with grace from a by gone era. We did a boat ride around the back waters and...

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Coimbatore, India
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A really pleasant surprise was awaiting us, we were 3 families and stayed from evening of 13/08 to the morning of 15/08/16.A wonderful experience in a beautiful homestay with its serene surroundings and nature at it's best. A very comfortable stay with best facilities and great hospitality from Mr. Xavier. The food was of top grade (as we are strict...

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Additional Information about Backwater Heritage Homestay

Address: Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Price Range: ₹ 1,939 - ₹ 2,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Backwater Heritage Homestay Kumarakom, Kerala
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“all rooms are of excellent quality”
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“Rooms basic, all good”
rachelg630, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“No worries, Xavier will give you a good room.”
TinaH66, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Select the back room of the outer building. It is the most private and there is a swinging bed just outside your door. Wonderful place to read.”
willy38, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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