Worst experience ever!
We were a group of 7 friends which included 3 couples and a one yr old baby who spent one night on this houseboat.
When you spend 20k for 3 bed houseboat which is ~7000 per bed per night you expect the best possible service. To give you a little perspective you can stay in a 5:star hotel for same tariff and get treated to a wonderful experience. However not only was the service levels short of thr expected level we found the owner of this boat highly OPPORTUNISTIC!
Before I move on to what really irked us I would like to mention the good things as well to be fair to the owner.
The food was really good. We liked the fact that they called us in advance and took our meal preferences.
The rooms were good and they had provided a music system which we appreciated.
Now . the bad part.
Lets start with the small things. The boat staff were very inflexible on the smaller aspects. When we requested for towels for 7 ppl they said they would provide only provide one towel per room. In the morning when they provided us 3 boiled eggs for breakfast we requested for 3 more. They said NO! We had to argue wity them as to why they were so inflexible on such small details. After much haggling they finally provided us the eggs.
The boat staff was never friendly never smiling. Did just what was required. Maybe they were underpaid by the owner or maybe they were never taught basic lessons in hospitality.
Now the really ugly part!
At night we decided to have a few drinks. Unfortunately one of my friends had a little too much and puked on the dining table spoiling the table spread. On seeing that one of my friends had puked the boat staff instead of remaining calm and helping us suddenly turned hostile. We apologized to them. Said we would clean the mess and.change the sheets and that it would be good as new. But NO! The owner called us in the middle of the night and asked how can we have drinks on board. He then threatened us to pay up money or else they would offload us in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere knowing fully that we had a baby with us. We finally relented and paid the guys money. We would have anyways on our own accord paid them some token money but to threaten us to pay money or have us offloaded is the worst possible thing a host can do to you.
Hence my suggestion to all those considering any of the accommodation listed by the P Joseph, please avoid. There are much much better houseboats with much better service