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Johnson's Homestay - Ecohouseboat

Alleppey

Thumpoly Beach is 2.1 km from Johnson's Homestay - Ecohouseboat, while Nehru Trophy Boat Race is 3.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kochi International, 83 km from the boat, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. It was a very comfortable stay. Clean place. Great location between town and beach. They also have many budget friendly options for Backwater tours.

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9.1
Awesome
187 reviews

Xandari Riverscapes

Alleppey

Xandari Riverscapes are a fleet of house boats which sails along Vembanad Lake and in the backwaters of Alleppey. The houseboats are docked near Pallathuruthy Bridge.

The traditional houseboats, called "kettuvallams" have wood harvested from local jackfruit tree plantations, hand-stitched by local craftsmen with coconut fiber rope. We had 3 nights on xandari houseboats and could have happily stayed longer. Very relaxing to sit on the upper deck and watch the scenery go by. If you stay fewer nights you tend to be in the more crowded areas of the waterways, but we got to see much more of the area and were often the only boat around. The food was incredible (let them know ahead of time if you have dietary preferences) and all local dishes. The boat was very comfortable and the staff were lovely. We booked a 2 bedroom boat but ended up with a 3 bedroom, which was even better as included the upstairs deck.

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9.1
Awesome
101 reviews

Soma Jyothi houseboats

Alleppey

Situated in Alleppey, Soma Jyothi houseboats offers accommodation with a flat-screen TV.

All units include a fully equipped kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. Some units are air conditioned and include a seating and/or dining area.

A babysitting service is also available for guests at the boat. Our Captain and master Chef Prishant and Shaym were so wonderful, kind and hospitable. Some of the best food I've ever had in my life. We were recommended to go on a houseboat the second we told people we were going to India and I would fully recommend Soma Jyoti. Absolutely fantastic.

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8.4
Very Good
114 reviews

Soma House Boat

Alleppey

Located a 3-minute walk from Nehru Trophy Boat Race and a 2-minute walk from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point, Soma House Boat offers accommodation in Alleppey. The accommodation features a spa bath.

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is 13 km from the boat. The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, 73 km from the property.

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8.4
Very Good
236 reviews

Soma Hamsam House Boat

Alleppey

Situated in Alleppey in the Kerala region, with Nehru Trophy Boat Race and Nehru Trophy Finishing Point nearby, Soma Hamsam House Boat features accommodation with free private parking.

Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple is 1.8 km from Soma Hamsam House Boat, while Alleppey Lighthouse is 4.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kochi International, 85 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. We loved our overnight cruise with Soma! We booked the day before departure, which required a wander down to the dock on the morning of our booking just to finalise things, but once that was done everything was amazing. We were well looked after by the crew (Prasath, Johnson, and Roji) who were lovely and super relaxed. Roji whipped up an incredible feast for every meal. We were lucky to have the boat to ourselves as another group didn't show up, and felt regardless of this unexpected bonus it was great value for money (especially when compared with offers we got walking the dock). Note that the photos on the listing seem to be a complilation of the five Soma boats; therefore not every photo will represent the one boat you get on! We were very happy with it our boat which had a lovely wooden interior, room to sit up front by the Captain, and comfortable spacious bedroom with ensuite.

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8.3
Very Good
52 reviews

Why Not Houseboat

Alleppey

Why Not Houseboat features lake views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Alleppey, 300 metres from Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Guests at Why Not Houseboat can enjoy fishing nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace.

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8.6
Excellent
75 reviews

Aqua Castle Houseboat - by Aqua Jumbo Houseboats

Alleppey

Floating on the backwaters of Alleppey and Vembanad, Aqua Castle Houseboat ( by Aqua Jumbo Houseboats ) features a 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours.

At Aqua Castle Houseboat ( by Aqua Jumbo Houseboats ) you will find a luggage storage and an array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing. The property offers free parking. We stayed on the aqua jumbo vessel. The views were beautiful—got to witness the everyday life of people living in the backwaters . Staff was amazing-friendly and knowledgeable. Accommodations were not fancy but very very clean and perfect for us.food was amazing- portions were huge for every meal. We stopped overnight at a beautiful rice paddy that we were able to walk down too. It was home to a couple of families-they were all very friendly. The staff on board let us fish with them—a wonderful experience. The staff also were not overbearing— allowed us to have quiet peaceful time together. Asked if we wanted to get massages and go the the fish market-but were respectful and not pushy when we said no.

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8.3
Very Good
30 reviews

Aqua Jumbo Houseboats

Kumarakom

Located just 500 metres from the Kumarakom Government Boat Jetty, Aqua Jumbo Houseboat operates a 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours.

At Aqua Jumbo Houseboat you will find luggage storage. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing. The property offers free parking. Excellent food and services offered. We enjoyed completely

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8.9
Excellent
52 reviews

Sreekrishna Houseboat

Kumarakom

Offering a 24/7 front desk, Sreekrishna Houseboat is 3 km from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the Government Art Museum.

Kumarakom Sreekrishna Houseboat is 4 km from Kumarakom Bus Station. Thanneermukkam Bund is 8 km away. It is 75 km from Cochin International Airport. Location, Property, Facilities, Staff

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8.1
Very Good
17 reviews

Kerala Tours

Alleppey

Kerala Tours features accommodation situated in Alleppey, 600 metres from Nehru Trophy Boat Race and 500 metres from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point.

The boat offers an American or vegetarian breakfast.

Mullakkal Rajarajeswari Temple is less than 1 km from Kerala Tours. The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport, 73 km from the property.

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