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Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

Nova Holidays Houseboat

from £94 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £94 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Boathouse / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Boathouse / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. Our main highlights is our staff they are well trained and friendly .We have houseboat up to 8 rooms which we can manage 100 people in same time

Menu

Welcome drink; Tender Coconut or fresh fruit juice

Lunch; Rice Fish fry,4 veg dish, curd pappadm,pickle,and sweats

Evening Tea/coffee and snacks

Dinner Chappathy(Indian bread) Rice ,3 veg dish and chicken

Breakfast Bread Butter Jam egg tea/coffee fresh juice and Kerala dish

ITINERARY

» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance).

» 14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner.

» 17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.

» Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath polution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam together with Iddily & Dosa etc.

» 09.00 hrs is the time to check out and end of services in houseboat

Terms and conditions:

» Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)

» The Menu is normally fixed. Any changes to be intimated in advance.

» Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.

» Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.

» The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs.

» Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM

» Incase of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Towels provided

About this location

The Kerala region

Alappuzha

About the owner

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1 Feb 2015

5/5

"A wonderful experience on a very comfortable boat with amazing service, superb food and incredible scenery."

We spent 4 nights on the Spring Queen. Very clean and well appointed boat. Unlike other boats we saw it had a sitting out area and an area that could be closed off with sliding glass doors to have din… More

20 Jan 2015

5/5

"Awesome experience of the lifetime. .."

The houseboat was very neatly maintained. ..The food was awesome. .All the meals were delicious with a lot of variety to choose from. ... I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone plannin… More

7 Jan 2015

4/5

"Haven in the middle of backwaters"

Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching ours. As we were travelling with parents and our 2 year old daughter, our main concern was safety and hygiene. Well the houseboat was very clean and spacious. the deck had a dinning table, sofas and benches to sit and relax. Bedrooms were made properly. bathrooms were clean and there was no smell at all (we dreaded the bathrooms most...seeing the reviews of other houseboats on travel sites.) There was a cook on board who cooked delicious food and very adjusting to our needs being strictly vegetarians.
overall the stay was peaceful and the surroundings and waters were serene. We all spent the whole time out on the deck and went to the bedroom at night only.
I wish we had booked a fully air conditioned boat as after the sun sets, mosquitoes and lizards are a big issue. It gets difficult to eat with all the mosquitoes hovering around.
I would give the staff a five star rating as they were accommodating and very helpful.

15 Dec 2014

5/5

"Enchanting Kerala Backwaters"

Stayed at Nova Houseboats in August 2014. The hospitality at the Houseboat was indeed exceptional.We had booked a Delux House Boat which as good as the premium one. The cleanliness, the quality of the… More

6 Dec 2014

5/5

"Reliable & honest"

I've been on house boats twice and although I don't claim to be an expert, they all offer you an overnight cruise on the backwaters for more or less the same price. However, we were travell… More

16 Nov 2014

5/5

"A pleasantly memorable holiday!"

I booked the houseboat for a 3 night stay for my parents 25th anniversary and I have only heard positive and happy reviews from them, complimented by beautiful pictures of the houseboat (a true reflec… More

6 Nov 2014

5/5

"A wonderful Experience"

It was a wonderful experience at Nova houseboat . The staff was very nice , especially Mr. Sunny is a wonderful cook. The stop at the market ( In water ) to get fresh fish was a great experience. The … More

5 Nov 2014

4/5

"Fantastic experience"

Nova houseboat was clean and well maintained, staff was helpful, food was yummy. The best part was the candle light dinner. We weren't expecting it to be so fantastic. Bed decoration was beautifu… More

30 Oct 2014

3/5

"Expectation mismatch i guess."

Good things first....The Crew was friendly, Food was awesome....seriously..too good.What could have been better....the boat overall could have been better....since i booked a 1 BR boat, i expected it … More

Thank you very much for your review and happy to hear from you that you like our food and crew. . I know this is the best place to share my thoughts because everybody will read this review i guess people like to read the negative reviews first i am taking this advantage to share some information for our guest who is going tostay with us in future. Houseboat is a traditional concept with lots of limitations so be ready to compromise with your luxury expectations. I think this guest made this deluxe houseboat reservation with over expectation if anyone have lots of expectation i request you to book a premium houseboat which you will get more facilities like fridge ,music system , lcd tv, full time a/c, spacious room with more comfortable bed .Please read our side of story regarding this review
#1 Limited cruise =cruising time 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm one hour lunch break if weather is not good we will not take any chance , we have no other break other than if guest want to stop between this time for a massage or village walk .Next day morning one hour cruise 7:30 am to 8:30 am or 8:00 am to 9:00
#2 Bed and bed sheet = We understand bed was little hard (not too hard) but not find any problem with bed sheets
#3 Flush = We are using a bio septic tank system which is not smoothly work like a hotel room
#4 Power problem = now days Houseboats making lots pollution in the backwater, day time from the huge diesel engine and night time from the generator so we kept our generator for back up option and take electricity from a house in the village if there is a power cut we will switch on our generator , This system will help to earn little income for the village people, Less pollution for nature ,less noise in the bedroom Please read the Itinerary and menu which i used to share with my guest at the time of booking
Menu :Welcome drink Tender Coconut or fresh fruit juice Lunch;Rice Fish fry,4 veg dish, curd pappadm,pickle,and sweats Evening Tea/coffee and snacksDinner Chappathy(Indian bread) Rice ,3 veg dish and chickenBreakfast Bread Butter Jam egg tea/coffee fresh juice and Kerala dish
Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance).14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner.17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath polution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam together with Iddily & Dosa etc.Terms and conditions: Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)The Menu is normally fixed. Any changes to be intimated in advance.Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.
Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.
The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs. Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM
Incase of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.

28 Oct 2014

5/5

"Amazing"

We´ve stay one night at the cottage room and one night at the premium houseboat and it was a great experience. Very clean, everyone was very regardfull and friendly and there were plenty of delicious… More

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