Desire Cruises, Kochi (Cochin)

Ranked 332 of 1244 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)

3.7/5 6 Reviews

Appasseril Building 2nd Floor, INTUC Junction Ernakulum

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4 Reviews | 80 Readers

Awesome rooms & food

Posted 1 Mar, 2016

Purpose of visit : We have visited Allepey Houseboat to spend our honeymoon days. Yes, I loved the houseboat provided to us. In starting from where we have to go for houseboat you may not like it, but once you reached nearby houseboat you will like it very much. Sorry, as I cannot share my photos here but believe me, it is very much nice place to visit for cruising. Such a beautiful backwaters. Really wow! I would like to comment how pleased I was with the service provided to me by the captain and one more member of the cruise. Food was awesome, drinks were tasty. As I am veg. So I can only provide feedback for veg food only. Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast was all on time and very good facility. We also had a facility to play games outside the cruise, where our cruise stayed. All overnight. Rooms were also awesome. I would recommend to all travellers to visit Alleppey houseboat, if you ever visiting Kerala. This will add one of the precious moment in your life. My friend was also enjoyed the same.

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1 Review | 8 Readers

Horrible stay; waste of time and money

Posted 18 Jan, 2016

Having heard all good reviews of beautiful backwaters of Alleppey, we were very excited to stay at a houseboat. But the moment we saw our Desire houseboat, we understood our entire money is going to be wasted. Rooms were untidy, old, stinking, and with lots of mosquitoes. We had to beg for starting the AC. Food was disastrous. It was stale, bland and unappetizing. Service was pathetic. We paid extra for Kumarakom but the driver and his assistant was insistent on going to the Alleppy route only. So there goes our extra 2000. I even don't want to remember my last night on that terrible place I will not recommend anyone to choose Desire houseboat. It is a waste of time and money.

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7 Reviews | 1727 Readers

An average stay

Posted 27 May, 2014

I took a premium houseboat and it's was appearance good. But I was not satisfied with the room. AC was working properly. Food was good and we enjoyed back waters. Overall experience good but little bit boring due to water sickness. This houseboat is not suggested to travelers, but experience was good.

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5 Reviews | 2166 Readers

Hotel with beautiful view of back waters

Posted 30 Apr, 2014

The cruise experience was very good. The beautiful scenery of the back waters was worth experiencing. The cruise staff were very friendly. The service provided by the staff was good. The food was good. The candle light dinner at night was excellent with recreation activities provided at the docks. The experience of staying in a house boat was amazing. This is truly god's own country.

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4 Reviews | 1653 Readers

Wonderful experience with excellent service

Posted 9 Jan, 2014

We stayed in Desire Cruises House Boat for one night. Staff is very good with excellent service. The boat has a deck with A/C and nice view. They also stop at various locations and also you can hire a small boat to explore the places where the bigger House Boat cannot access. Food quality was excellent. Overall excellent place for relaxation.

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3 Reviews | 2975 Readers

Overall, good hotel experience

Posted 4 Mar, 2013

Overall, experience was really good, we haven't faced any problem, in terms of luggage carrying, hospitality, food etc.

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Desire Cruises is ranked #332 among the 1244 hotels in Kochi (Cochin) with an average rating of 5.2 out of 7. It is one of the 55, 1-star House Boats in Kochi (Cochin). On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 6 photos and 6 text reviews. it is rated top for its Destination, Appearance and Food & Drink.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per night. The hotel offer 24 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 (100%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 80% of guests enjoy the hotel's romantic ambience, whereas 20% have rated the ambience as relaxed.

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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