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Nova Holidays Houseboat

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1 bedroom
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Boat house
Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. Our main highlights is our staff they are well trained and friendly .We have houseboat up to 8 rooms which we can manage 100 people in same time MenuWelcome drink; Tender Coconut or fresh fruit juiceLunch; Rice Fish fry,4 veg dish, curd pappadm,pickle,and sweatsEvening Tea/coffee and snacksDinner Chappathy(Indian bread) Rice ,3 veg dish and chickenBreakfast Bread Butter Jam egg tea/coffee fresh juice and Kerala dish ITINERARY»...Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. Our main highlights is our staff they are well trained and friendly .We have houseboat up to 8 rooms which we can manage 100 people in same time MenuWelcome drink; Tender Coconut or fresh fruit juiceLunch; Rice Fish fry,4 veg dish, curd pappadm,pickle,and sweatsEvening Tea/coffee and snacksDinner Chappathy(Indian bread) Rice ,3 veg dish and chickenBreakfast Bread Butter Jam egg tea/coffee fresh juice and Kerala dish ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance).» 14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner.» 17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.» Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath polution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam together with Iddily & Dosa etc.» 09.00 hrs is the time to check out and end of services in houseboat Terms and conditions:» Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)» The Menu is normally fixed. Any changes to be intimated in advance.» Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.» Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.» The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs.» Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM» Incase of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Eldhose 919895492239 B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

I arranged the day cruise with Mr. Eldhose (the Hebrew name means kindhearted) for our two guests from Dubai. One was a native of Sri Lanka. We boarded the ANGEL houseboat from Punnamada jetty at 11:30 am. When the ANGEL docked to take us onboard,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank babujacob
Reviewed 16 March 2019 via mobile

We were slightly apprehensive after reading a few less favourable reviews but it turned out to be an excellent experience. We messaged the owner directly & got a better price than quoted online (Rs 8000 vs 10000 for a 1 bedroom houseboat). On arrival we...More

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank skipz23
Reviewed 15 February 2019

I had booked my houseboat by looking best review from internet with highest rating. Pros: 1. First thing Mr. Eldhose is very genuine guy, He took enough care for you to have you best experience of houseboat. 2. We covered almost 30km in houseboat, was...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank bhaupawar
Reviewed 25 December 2018

The whole stay was good except for the bedding. The boat captain and cook were nice and tried to do their best. We didn't have proper sleep as the bedding were not clean or comfortable.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank sujathapalani
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Really friendly staff and great value. It was the best room we had since being in India! The food was fantastic too! Nova holiday went above and beyond and allowed us to stay in their guest house as we had a late flight..

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank GoPlaces29464962133
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

- They have car parking facility close to the boarding point of the boat house. - We had 1 year old infant with us and we are vegetarians. The staff were courtesy to accept this request and provided us simple but excellent food. Hot milk...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank SriramA64
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This was an amazing experience; I suspected Eldhose would run a great operation given his responsiveness prior to my arrival, but of course you never know until you arrive. Eldhose was really helpful in guiding me through how everything works and promptly answered all my...More

Date of stay: April 2018
4  Thank gallesram
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Overpriced. The website says Rs 10232 but was charged Rs 12000. Unfriendly staff, dirty sofas, Dirty dining table, red ants on the dining table, no hot water for bath! no dustbin in the room! Semi-functional toilet flush! The houseboat is not worth Rs 8000 also....More

Date of stay: December 2017
10  Thank Shrikant_21
NovaHolidays, VR Owner at Nova Holidays Houseboat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear respected Guest Thank you so much for valuable feed back , I dont want to explain all the story here anyway I will respect you if you pay the full amount to me which i quoted for this trip . also please apologize to...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Trip Advisor charges amount extremely high than the actual rent of the boat. Boat staff was not well dressed and clean. It appeared they did not take bath. food was good and staff was cooperative. No effort from the staff or the owner of the...More

Date of stay: November 2017
5  Thank JAGTARS66
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

It was very pleasant stay @ Nova holidays houseboat,Aleppy.Food and hospitality was extremely good. Eldose( Owner)was very cooperative as host. It's really worth spending .

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank _sujatabshirode
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Kettle
Secure Parking
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Towels Provided
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