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1 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

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teebees
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best part of this year's vacation”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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I contacted the management of at least three houseboats through TripAdvisor. Eldhose Baby was prompt and precise. He provided clear instructions for advance payment and was ready to adjust to my schedule for payment. We had a nice time with the crew. The food was awesome (Lunch and Tea). Went through the real Kuttanad area from 11:30am till 5pm. Areas of improvement that I can suggest are: 1. Specify the route and show it on map 2. Inquire about food restrictions/preferences of guests in advance 3. Inform exactly what is expected (arrival, parking, boarding, payment) 4. Provide choices (if any in terms of food). Recommend Nova Holidays Houseboat for families.

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Shruti C
New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Extraordinaire”
Reviewed 13 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Nova houseboats run by Mr Eldoss Baby is absolutely marvellous! While booking I was sceptical about the cleanliness and amenities on the houseboat given my prior dismal experience in houseboats in Kashmir. However, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least!the houseboats are far from tacky. Bful neat minimalistic wooden interiors.. They are wonderfully done up! No velvety annoying drapes! Equipped with flat screen Tcs, Ac, good collection of movies and music, my stay was absolutely perfect!! Plus the on board staff is excellent. Polite courteous and great chefs!!! This is highly recommended!!!

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pawmat
Pasto, Colombia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great houseboat experience!”
Reviewed 6 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a great experience with Nova Holidays during our 3 days 2 nights houseboat trip with our family. My parents were in India for the first time and they absolutely loved this part of the trip. Everything from the crew, boat (3 bedroom) to food was excellent and I would definitely recommend Nova Holidays to anyone interested in spending some time in Kerala Backwaters. Thanks!

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Glen S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“So enjoyed it - all to oursleves”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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We had the overnight trip and so enjoyed it. We were the only 2 on board. The 3 staff were lovely. The food was very good. The room was much bigger than expected. The bathroom was not great - tile off and needed updating but I still give it all 5* because it was so relaxing. They allowed me to put my beer in their fridge - otherwise no alcohol on board. The dining room was separate to the lounge at the front of the boat which we liked - especially for dinner as it had a/c. The bedroom only has a/c through the night. I actually slept better here than most hotels. Our agent had negotiated a 10.30 a.m. check-out so we had a lovely cruise again in the morning after breakfast.

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