Cosy Houseboats, Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Cosy Regency, Finishing Point. Alleppey

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Ranked 64 of 859 hotels in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

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Excellent place and excellent service

Posted 22 Aug, 2017

I went Alappuzha for holiday trip with family in the month of July and stayed at Cosy Houseboats. Place of the hotel was excellent. Location of the hotel was excellent and it was convenient to reach. The appearance of the hotel was excellent. The front office of the hotel was excellent and very supportive. Overall service of the hotel was excellent and service of the hotel was on time. Room service of the hotel was excellent. Food and drinks of the hotel were very good. Booking of the hotel was done through

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Good Services

Posted 29 Jun, 2017

For the Personal trip. I visited Alappuzha (Alleppey). I went there in the month of December 2016 along with my family. I am basically from Mumbai. I booked our stay in this hotel through MakeMyTrip website. The Location of the hotel was very nice. It was on the roadside. The appearance of the hotel was good. The front desk was good. they didnt delay in check in and check out. The services were well kept. The food was not up to the mark. They didnt provide complimentary breakfast. The room was lovely. There were no other fun amenities like indoor and outdoor games. Overall this hotel was good to stay.

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Fabulous Houseboat

Posted 27 Jun, 2017

We went to the Alappuzha in the month of December 2016. That was a family holiday trip. I booked my stay through online. The houseboat is quite good. The food was very tasty. The place was very peaceful and silent area. The houseboat location was very good. The houseboat was looking very attractive from the inside and outside. There was a balcony attached to the room. The TV was available. We have special cook and driver with us in the houseboat. They had welcomed us with some cake chocolates juice etc. The TV was placed in the balcony. They had provided all type of food like veg and Non-veg. Everything was fine in the hotel. Before we have to call them and tell what we want to have in the food.

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It was very good stay & it was satisfied hotel.

Posted 24 Jun, 2017

It was my holiday trip to Alappuzha in the month of January 2017. I visited Alappuzha with my family people in there. I booked our stay in the hotel through a online. Alappuzha was a good city to visit there. Hotel location was very good in stay & it was easy to access to this hotel. The ambiance was very good in appearance & it was quite good designs in there. The reception was very polite & no delay in check in & out & were very cooperative to us. The service was very prompt in there & no delay in serving us in the hotel. Room was very comfortable stay & was very good in spacious to stay. Food was very tasty to have there & it was very delicious & complimentary food was good to us. There was no any other activity was there & no wifi facility was there in this hotel. There was a communication problem in this hotel for us. This hotel is very good in stay & can enjoyable by all the people & family.

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Improve facilities

Posted 22 Jun, 2017

This was my holiday trip. I visited Alappuzha (Alleppey). I stayed in Cosy Houseboats. I went there in the month of December 2016 along with my family members. I am basically from Mumbai. I booked this hotel through MakeMyTrip website.The Destination of the Alappuzha (Alleppey) is good.The Location of the hotel was nice.The appearance of the hotel was average. The interior and exterior look of the hotel was good.The Front office staff was nice. The staff didnt delay at the time of check in and check out. The room was normal. The tv was available. In the daytime the room was very hot. Ventilation was not working properly. In evening time the atmosphere was pleasant. there were a lot of mosquitoes in night times. The food was good. the quality of food was nice. The services were well kept. The staff was very friendly. they serve on time. Overall this hotel was good to stay.

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Superb stay

Posted 20 Jun, 2017

I visited Alappuzha. This was my holiday trip.I stayed in Cosy Houseboats. I went there in the month of December 2016 along with my family. I booked this hotel through MakeMyTrip website. I am basically from Mumbai. The Destination of the Alappuzha is very nice. The location of the hotel was lovely. it was nearby the sightseeing places and the city. The appearance of the hotel was nice. the Interior and exterior look of the hotel was good. The Front office staff was polite to receive us. The room was superb. it was clean. The washroom was very small. Door locks were not working properly. The food was just Ok. I had food from this hotel. It was just ok in taste.The services were well kept. they serve on time. No other fun amenities. Overall this hotel was nice to stay.

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3 Reviews | 16 Readers

Might have been good in the past but present is just horrible

Posted 1 Jun, 2017

Allepey is an amazing place for houseboat rides and rates highly in my destination list, but some houseboats can spoil your entire experience and something similar happened with me recently. It was a family vacation and we travelled all the way from Bangalore for houseboat trip. We had taken houseboat last year as well and had a wonderful experience. We expected something similar this time as well but read good reviews on the web about Cosy Houseboats and decided to use them. However it was an experience, due to which it might be our last houseboat ride in Allepey. Let me rate this experience on a few parameters: 1. Houseboat quality: It was a good boat but poorly maintained. Lizards and cockroaches in the rooms were scaring kids and other family members. 2. Sailing Experience: Out of 21 hours (12 noon to morning 9:00), Sailing was done for only 2 hours. 1.5 hours in the afternoon and 0.5 hours in morning. They did not take us to lake but restricted us to small ways only. We reached late around 2:00PM instead 12:00PM, but they did not start sailing until 3:00PM and again stopped for half an hour midway before parking at 5PM. Overall sailing time 2 hrs. :-( 3. Food: Very little veg options. In dinner - only ‘Daal-roti’. In breakfast - only Idli with Sambhar, not even chutney and no tea / coffee. Evening snacks - none, only tea in small paper cup. Reason: Boat did not even have milk to prepare tea / coffee :-( 4. Facilities: Boat did not have any games and had TV but was not switched on for us. I wonder on the purpose of having it on board. Overall it was an experience, which gives bad name to industry and deters people to take houseboats. There are other good boat operators and I have fantastic experience with them, but some folks can be classified as black spot on hospitality industry of Kerala. Please visit Allepey but be careful about Cosy Houseboat. (Rated Destination and Location are for the spots boat took us during ride and not for Allepey)

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Overall a very good stay

Posted 13 Apr, 2017

Along with family for a holiday trip I visited this place in the month of December. Very good city and the hotel were located at a convenient place. The outlook of the hotel was very good, the backwater was very good. It was a house boat. The front office was good, there was no delay in check in and checkout. The service was good, the staff's were friendly and co-operative. It was an online booking. The room was good, clean and comfortable. The food was very good to taste, they provide more varieties in complimentary breakfast. No activities were conducted because it was a house boat. Pick up and drop facility was provided. The overall the experience was very good, the food was mostly liked.

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Hotel with very good food

Posted 13 Apr, 2017

The destination was good. The location of the hotel was good as it was located near the lake. The appearance of the hotel was good. The reception was good. The staff's was co-operative. I had done this booking online. The service was very good. The room was average. The amenities in the room were good. The food was very good and tasty. Complimentary breakfast was provided. The activities were average. In the month of December I had visited this hotel. It was a holiday trip with family. The overall experience of the hotel stay was good. I would suggest other travellers to visit this hotel.

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Nice appearance with very good service

Posted 28 Mar, 2017

I visited this hotel in the month of January. It was a business trip. The terminal was very good. The location of the hotel was good since it was convenient to travel. The appearance was excellent. The booking and front office service at the hotel were excellent. The service provided was excellent. There was no delay in check-in and checkout as the staff in the hotel was very friendly in nature and they were also quickly responding to our needs. The rooms provided to us were excellent as spacious and were also well maintained. There was food available and was excellent and there was complimentary food provided.

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Top Reviews

4 Reviews | 457 Readers

Very comfortable & pleasant stay

Posted 12 Oct, 2015

First thing comes to mind if we plan for Kerala trip and I had no exception, I too thought of booking a houseboat as we planned a Kerala trip on a very short notice. I was little tensed as it was a not pre-planned. I was worrying whether I will get a good boathouse or it should not be very costly. When you go with your family you always look for cheap and best. I too thought the same. I searched boathouses in Alleppey on ibibo. Com. I got the Cosy Houseboats with best price. I was a little scared because of food what they serve and about the room service. The check-in time was 12 am. We reached before time. The service what we received was awesome. We went by car so they offered car parking and complimentary snacks. They put our luggage on boathouse. We checked into the boathouse at sharp 12 am and the our sightseeing on boathouse started. We surprised to notice everything clean and well-maintained. Around 2:30 pm they served a very authentic South Indian lunch, evening tea and snacks at 5 and parked the boat at nearby village. We captured some pics and stayed there. They served very good dinner which was above our expectation. The A/C was good. It was very pleasant sleep on the boat. The boat started in the morning at 7:45 am for sightseeing and they served tea and breakfast (Indian/Western). We reached back our starting point around 9:00 am. I would say, it was a very pleasant experience and would definitely book the same for my next visit. Points to noticed 1. Punctual. 2. Boat is well-maintained. 3. Provided very good service. 4. Very good food. 5. Bed and toilets were very clean.

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Alappuzha (Alleppey)
4 Reviews | 5 Readers

Most memorable houseboat experience

Posted 16 Mar, 2016

I am in love with Kerala a green beautiful state. My several friends were asking me to visit Kerala but to my nature of job I could not make it. This time I decided to visit with my family. The trip to Alleppey was great. We two families had visited Alleppey on 26 and 27 January 2016. We had wonderful time. The hospitality from staff and especially from houseboat crew was unexpectedly good. They provided all required info at the same time it was not boring. They were absolutely cooperative. The fish fry, curry, vegetables, rice, papad in lunch was very tasty. Pakodas in the afternoon was real surprise. It seems you know the taste of North Indians. We liked their way of fish fry and breakfast. We bought Tiger Prawns and the preparation was excellent. The beds were very comfortable. You need to take care of Rats and Ants on the boat by taking pest control. Small refrigerator is also required. The crew should take the tourist to nearby villages and may tell them about the lifestyle of local villagers, religious functions, economy, birds, variety of fish etc. The overnight stay on boat and the 41 kms of boating was great experience. The crew took care of every comfort to us. We spoke to our groups in Pune and Mumbai about the great joy we had on your houseboat stay and ask them to visit Kerala and do stay on houseboat of Cosy Houseboats. In future when we plan to visit Alleppey, we will certainly opt for Cosy Houseboats because of their efforts to make the trip most memorable. Please keep it up. I will send the photos later. Wish you all the best and thanks a lot.

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4 Reviews | 3 Readers

Superb service and picturesque location

Posted 9 Feb, 2016

We, four friends, wanted to jump out of the daily humdrum of research life, into the scintillating magical world of Kerala houseboats during Christmas 2015. Cosy came as a blessing when we were looking for options on the internet. The houseboat was very close to the description, with spic and span arrangement. The natural beauty and experience was beyond what we imagined. The staff were always smiling and very helpful, with no interference or rudeness. The pick-up was quick and comfortable, the luggage was well handled and the location was superb. Food was an amazing spread of taste and nutrition. Delicacies were steaming and mouth-watering. There was music to accompany. Toilets were well-equipped and clean, so were the upholstery, bed and towels. There was soap, mosquito repellent, nets etc. Name it and you get it. Oh! I forgot the goody bag, with some tasty dessert and chocolate bars. This is my first experience in a houseboat. I don't have much to compare with. However, with my baby steps in such a tour, I would still advise tourists for Cosy. A few things can be improved though. The non-vegetarian variety in the food can be improved, with different items. Not that you would miss it much, but the television could offer national channels, and movies and music (there were mostly local channels). And of course, the price. At normal times the price is very much worth the services (Rs. 11000), but during Christmas it rose to a whopping Rs. 21000. May be, Cosy can go a little easy on our pockets. That would be an icing on the cake! Keep it up Cosy!

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Goa Velha
5 Reviews | 3 Readers

Pleasant stay with tasty food

Posted 20 Nov, 2015

Alleppey house boat was one of my dream places to visit and it was a great stay with cosy travels house boat. I could not have expected more than what I got for the price I paid. Though I had some challenges while booking but it got sorted out before I started from Bangalore. The room and wash room was clean and the water in the wash room was also clean, since it was a house boat I didn't expect so much. But I was happy everything was more than I expected. The only thing I didn't like in the room was the wardrobes were not very clean. The A/C was available only after 8 pm and after the boat is anchored at 5 pm it will be quite hot to manage if you want to be in the house boat, but it was not surprise to us because it was clearly mentioned in the itinerary. We went out for a walk and spent the time. If you are looking for all time A/C, I guess you can check for the luxury houseboats. The staff were very helpful and courteous. If you want to talk to them they are happy to explain all the details/info as you need, else they leave you with enough privacy. The toilet has only soap and towel, since I was carrying my own stuff like shampoo, toilet tissue, I didn't even check with the staff whether they can provide. My overall stay was awesome and I enjoyed every bit of it.

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1 Review | 2 Readers

Memorable stay & delicious food

Posted 18 Nov, 2015

Myself and my wife toured Kerala and Alappuzha was one of the place. Except a night in house boat we didn't stay in any other hotels or place of importance. We were greeted by the hotel staff and offered welcome drinks and cakes. We were aboard on the boat arranged by Cosy Houseboats, Alappuzha at 13: 00 hrs on 13/9/15. The boat was moving in the back waters of Alappuzha till 17: 30 hrs and stopped at a convenient place where they could get electrical connection. As requested we were served vegetarian lunch and it was delicious. The crew were very polite and obliging. Dinner was served at 20: 00 hrs. The TV cable connection could have been improved with more channels like Tamil, Hindi and English. TV should have been arranged inside the bed room to avoid the mosquito menace. The house boat was having a kitchen and an Air-Conditioned room in which we spent the night. The bed room was neat and tidy. Next day morning the boat left at 6: 00hrs. To the place from where we started. Mean while break fast was served. We enjoyed the trip and it was memorable one.

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Cosy Houseboats is ranked #64 among the 859 hotels in Alappuzha (Alleppey) with an average rating of 5.4 out of 7. It is one of the 621, 0-star House Boats in Alappuzha (Alleppey). On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 56 photos and 484 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Service and Location. 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 15,000 to Rs 15,500 per night. 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 (50%) and Family (37%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 47% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 30% 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.

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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