Featuring air conditioning, Spice Coast Cruises is located in Alleppey, 9.9 mi from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point. Free private parking is available on site. Meals are cooked on board the houseboats. The accommodations has a seating area. Towels and bed linen are offered. Car hire is available at the property and the area is popular for cycling. Cochin international Airport is 53 mi from Spice Coast Cruises.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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CGH Earth
Hotel chain/brand
CGH Earth

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.9
Facilities
9.5
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.9
Location
9.8
High score for Alleppey
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Bhaskar
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    The food prepared by the staff was awesome and homely The service from the staff was excellent The overall houseboat experience was quite nice
  • Patrycja
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Truly amazing cruise, very relaxing and enjoyable. The boat was beautiful and traditional, very comfortable with a lounge zone in front from where we could enjoy the views. We appreciated all the small touches and decorations on the boat. There...
  • Johanna
    United States of America United States of America
    The 1 bedroom houseboat was comfortable and a great place to relax.

Managed by CGH Earth

Company review score: 9.4Based on 4,077 reviews from 20 properties
20 managed properties

Company info

“God lies in the details, waiting to be discovered”, is the thought that has inspired CGH Earth from the very beginning, and the non-negotiable core values of Environmental Sensitivity, benefitting the community and being local have always been our constant guide. These values provide, not just the invisible pillars on which their efforts stand, but also serve as daily inspirations, made visible in a hundred little details. What began as a small hotel catering to the local Port’s visitors in 1957, has evolved into a large experiment in a form of tourism that’s immersive, yet respectful of nature and local ethos. Over the years, with 15 unique holiday experiences and 4 wellbeing and curative retreats created across Southern India, this boutique chain discovered themselves through nature and community. Learnt, that less is more. That luxury lies in simplicity. And that reality is more enchanting than fantasy. CGH Earth offers guests a string of experiences that are pure, unexpected and inspiring. It is true when they say that it is these details that collectively create the singular mosaic that is a CGH Earth Experience.

Property info

Spice Coast Cruises takes you on a journey through Lake Vembanad in a houseboat. A journey that bares the indescribable beauty, the very soul of Kerala. Our Kettuvallams (barges of yore converted into houseboats) echo our philosophy of life - only natural and local materials are used for the interiors - coir matted decks and canopies made of split bamboo and palm fronds. This simplicity is also reflected in the meals that our cook serves you on board our houseboats, which on a typical day would include among other divine dishes, the famed Karimeen and freshwater prawns. To help you experience the beauty of the backwaters in all its totality, our Kettuvallams come with extra awnings. Which not only give you the best of the breeze, but also enable you to get a better view of the unique water world of simple joys and pleasant surprises that slowly unfold before you.

Neighborhood info

Spice Coast Cruises takes you on a journey through Lake Vembanad in a houseboat. A journey that bares the indescribable beauty, the very soul of Kerala. Our Kettuvallams (barges of yore converted into houseboats) echo our philosophy of life - only natural and local materials are used for the interiors - coir matted decks and canopies made of split bamboo and palm fronds. This simplicity is also reflected in the meals that our cook serves you on board our houseboats, which on a typical day would include among other divine dishes, the famed Karimeen and freshwater prawns. To help you experience the beauty of the backwaters in all its totality, our Kettuvallams come with extra awnings. Which not only give you the best of the breeze, but also enable you to get a better view of the unique water world of simple joys and pleasant surprises that slowly unfold before you.

Languages Spoken

English,Hindi,Malayalam

Area info

Amenities of Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Breakfast
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
Internet
No internet access available.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Express check-in/out
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    General
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Car rental
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Hindi
    • Malayalam

    House rules

    Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

    Check-out

    From 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Curfew

    The entrance to the property is closed between 2:30 PM and 7:00 AM

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club Cash Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    The check-in time on House Boat (Spice Coast Cruises) is at 1300 hrs and the boat then sets off cruising along the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom till sunset. Around 1800 hrs, the boat will be anchored to avoid interfering with the fishermen of the lake and their nets. The boats come with bedrooms with attached bathroom that are air-conditioned (from 1900 hrs to 0700 hrs ). On the following day after breakfast, the boat will start cruising again and you will be dropped back to the jetty by 1000 hrs.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat

    • Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat is 9.9 miles from the center of Alleppey. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Guests staying at Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Halal
      • Gluten-free

    • Spice Coast Cruises - Houseboat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Bike tours
      • Walking tours
      • Cooking class
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Bicycle rental