Our houseboat is traditionally, the houseboat was called Kettuvallam, which means a boat made by tying together pieces of wood. Unbelievable as it may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a Kettuvallam. Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nut shells. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc These traditional country boats were used as the mode of transport in the early times from the isolated interior villages to the towns. But these boat services have been laid off with the developments taken place in the transport services in the recent past. Today these giant 80-foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats. A Kettuvallam usually has one or two bath attached rooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising two oarsmen and a cook. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. Your holiday in this tranquil world is the comfortably furnished houseboats. Come, check into a houseboat for a memorable cruise along the backwaters of Kerala.
Our room is well-maintained and aesthetically decorated rooms are spacious and have all the modern day amenities required for a comfortable stay. Some of the basic ones include air conditioning, colour television
Guests are requested to provide valid ID proof at the time of check-in.
Alappuzha is a district of immense and natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the east by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.Today Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre, attracting several thousands of tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products, and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is a region called Kuttanad. A land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad is also called the Rice Bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport
Nearest Railway Station is Alappuzha Railway Station
We had a great time. The host was very much friendly and the food provided was also very delicious. All the amenities were provided. I would like to suggest to mention the timings of the activities and the sailing time and when the boat would be stationary because I reached late at the boat and I missed the sailing part it would have been great if I would have been aware about it being my first houseboat experience. But yes, we did went for a short cruise trip. I am happy with the services of Guesthouser!
We had a less than great experience on this houseboat. The houseboat was very congested and they did not provide a complete tour of this place. They have taken us to village which was included in the package, a round of the lake and back to the place. The host did not provide us anything. I will not recommend this property to anyone. However, Guesthouser services were good, booking was easy.
My experience with the boat was not that great however guesthouser did a good job. I did not like the way the boat owner functioned and the food etc. I had to call guesthouser for most of the challenges i was facing but once i got in touch with them most of them were taken care off.
Our trip was more than awesome as we thought it will be a normal trip but it was really nice , my kids enjoyed way to much and houseboat was also clean and spacious, food facility was also there , staff was nice with us , so we just loved the services of guesthouser team.
I had a great experience in the houseboat. The food provided at the property was very good. The property was comfortable and the host was also nice. Guesthouser staff assisted me very effectively, look forward to book again whenever get a chance!
It was an amazing experience during the stay in boat house. Staff were very friendly and served good food for us. But we missed the Nehru trophy boat race as we couldn't able to communicate properly about that due to language barrier.
Our stay on this houseboat was a rather pleasant one! The views were fantastic and there was a serene ambience in the midst of the backwaters. Thanks to Guesthouser, we were able to experience such a unique accommodation!
Our experience was nice , houseboat was exactly the same which we booked it also had all the facilities available , we were completely satisfied with guesthouser services and will surely book few more accommodations soon.
My stay was good at the houseboat. The food provided was also good but the only thing missing was cleanliness. The amenities and services were good. Good services by Guesthouser, will book again whenever get a chance.
We had a really great time here and the property was awesome. The staff and the customer support were very helpful with all the arrangements. It was literally home away from home, with the caring host and freedom.
Houseboat was nice in terms of facilities and services, not just that host was also nice and provided us a very friendly atmosphere , guesthouser rocks in terms of providing good accommodations to their guests .
Our stay was good. We loved the location in particular and had an awesome time. Booking with GH has been so much more convenient than any other option we have tried so far. We will do it again.
We had good stay at the houseboat. All the amenities were provided. It would have been great if the boat would have been more clean. Good food. I am happy with the services of Guesthouser!
Our experience was very nice as houseboat was really clean and spacious, staff was really helpful , food, rooms everything was nice , we loved our experience it was completely worth it.
Would rate the experience 10/10. It was a wonderful experience and enjoyed each and every bit at the place.. Staff and the cook were really very good. Overall it was a wonderful trip !!
It was an excellent stay in the houseboat.I really appreciate the services.The staff was also cooperative & helpful.I really enjoyed the stay & I refer this to others as well.
First stay in houseboat was good with family. Food and location was excellent, But i found the boat was a little old. Rest all good.
Our experience was good in the houseboat as food was nice also rooms were clean and spacious, the trip was completely satisfactory.
Really nice experience but when you're looking for some calm hours, this is the wrong place. There are to many of the boats.
The stay was average, we faced few problems but the beauty of kerala and alapuzzha did not let us bother about the problems
Wow...experience staying in houseboat!! I would rate this houseboat services 10/10. Good food, room were clean, good staff.
The stay at the houseboat was very nice and the food was excellent. The host was also very friendly. We had a great time!
It was a nice experience, stay was comfortable. The food was good. Overall, it was a value for money experience.
House boat crew : not so communicative and co-operative House boat quality : good Food : average
We really enjoyed being on the houseboat , that was a very good experience
had a really bad experience in the houseboat! all the rooms were dirty
It was pleasant , me na dmy family really enjoyed the stay there
the stay was not smooth..faced a lot of issues in the houseboat
Stay was just average...I don't find it extraordinary..
Too good food, very friendly, but very poor cleanliness
the houseboat was clean and the staff was also helpful!
The stay was nice and everything was perfectly amazing
the houseboat was very beautiful! had an amazing time
Not satisfied by the houseboat
very nice place and good food
Good stay. No complaints
Amazing it was