ATDC House Boat, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Thathampally Post Alleppey
It was a holiday trip along with my family. I went to Alappuzha (Alleppey) in the month of November 2016. I booked a room at this boathouse directly. The location was just OK. It was normal and easily accessible. The appearance was normal and ordinary. The boat was just OK. The booking process was simple. The response was on time. They completed the booking process on time. The overall service was good and just average. Rooms were not that much great. The amenities were normal and it was clean. The expected amenities were not there. The room service was just OK. No complimentary breakfast. Vegetarian food items were tasty and delicious. No other amenities. It was a normal experience.
The house boat is very small, the upper side has no space, no view and direct sign. The house boat cooks excelent food and the toilet rooms are very small. In houseboat market everything was very costly and driver forced to purchase any item in this market. During checkout we have given a tip of Rs. 300 for cook, driver and helper.. Overall, very small rooms and night view is not so dangerous.
In case you plan to stay in a houseboat while visiting the backwaters in Kerala, be sure to not book with the ATDC houseboats. Severely compromised service, dirty rooms/toilets, and insufficient power supply are a few things you will experience when staying in their houseboats. Me and my husband took our maiden trip to Kerala and staying a houseboat was one of the highlights we were waiting to experience. Unfortunately, it was at the least exciting when we saw the state of these houseboats for tourists ... Dirty and shabby, limited power supply, and short backwater ride (ending at 17. 00 in the evening) was not what we bargained for !! The only highlight of the houseboat stay was the service of the two staff on board who took care of the food and snacks. My advice to the houseboat company would to be to pay serious attention to the maintenance of cleanliness in their facilities. At the end of the day, people pay for vacations to relax. The least they could do is offer some respectable service!
The hotel was good. The hotel location was fine. All the facility was provided in the room. The hot water facility was provided in the hotel. The reception staff was helpful. The food quality was awesome. There was no activity in this hotel. I had visited this hotel for family trip.
We hired 1 bed room in a three bed room Houseboat. Food is included. Menu was Also very good. Service was homely. Behavior of staff very cordial. We reached the jetty at 12:30. But it had to wait till the other groups arrived at 2:30 PM. It travelled in backwaters till 5:30 PM and jet tied for the night at a village where they connected with power supply and started the AC s. Lunch on the day, Dinner and next morning breakfast was served in 1st floor dinning area. It has a sitting area with sofas at lower level and a balcony with reclining chairs on the 1st floor. The boat started return trip at 8AM and reached ATDC jetty at 9 AM. It passed through the backwaters alleys offering amazing views. Worth taking this trip.
The hotel was good. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The behaviour of the receptionist was very nice in the hotel. The overall experience of the hotel was nice. The check in and checkout was on time in the hotel. The room was spacious. The food was not good in the hotel. There was no activity arranged by the hotel.
ATDC House Boat is ranked #87 among the 852 hotels in Alappuzha (Alleppey) with an average rating of 5.1 out of 7. It is one of the 75, 3-star House Boats in Alappuzha (Alleppey). On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 56 photos and 65 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Food & Drink and Front Office. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 7,700 to Rs 8,200 per night. The hotel offer 14 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (58%) and Family (34%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 51% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 38% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.
ATDC House Boat is located at Thathampally which is approximately 3 Kms from Alappuzha railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple (1 Km), Pandavan Rock (3 Kms) and Alleppey Beach (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, AC and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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