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Backwater Retreat

Guesthouse | Kumarakom, Kumarakom, India 686004

79.5% Overall Rating

5 out of 6 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/02/2014)

Gary Buckingham thinks…

"Very helpful staff and the owner was very considerate, good value for money and an excellent place to relax, peaceful, good local food!"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 22.40

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 30 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Kumarakom?

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Located in a lovely landscape on the banks of several rivers.A re-build of the traditional palace architectural style. A cruise (motor boat) through the narrow canals would be quite an experience of ones whole life.One can have a glimpse of the village life during this canal tour Read more

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Deluxe Family Room Canal view (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

Family Room Canal view (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

Budget 1 Bedroom Bungalow Pool View (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

About Backwater Retreat

BACKWATER RETREAT has a tradition of more than half a century in hospitality business. Our experience and skill enable us to satisfy every need of the guest .Feed back from thousands of international dignitaries testify this fact.


The actual taxi fare of Rs.2500/- will be charged for pick-up from Kochin International, Rs.3800/- for pick-up from Trivandrum Airport and Rs 650/- for pickup from Kottayam Town

Cancellations to this property need to be done 30 days prior to arrival, otherwise one night will be charge to the card provided when booking.
From Cochin to Kottayam. bus and Train available. From Kottayam to our property, bus, auto and taxi available.

Accommodation Information

Riverview AC Rooms, TV,fan,running hot and cold water facility available in the room.
All rooms are facing river/canal/backwater

Location Information

Backwater Retreat, (In between Kottayam and Kumarakom)
Aymanam village
Near Pulikuttissery Bridge (7kms from Kottayam Town)
Kumarakom (12kms from Backwater Retreat).

Distance from Cochin Airport:95kms
Distance to Thekkady/Periyar:125kms
Distance to Munnar:150kms