Great value homestay in Alleppey

In the Thatampally district of Alleppey town itself, this homestay is an elegant house in a leafy residential street. It is just 5 minutes walk from a canal where houseboats cruise sail through the backwaters. Mr. and Mrs. Vinod are the hosts, who live with their two children and grandparents in this house. They are a charming traditional family who enjoy going to Alleppey's long white sand beach (2km away), watching Hindi films together and playing badminton. The family goes back 5 generations in Alleppey and are the perfect guides for a visitor wanting to do more than just the tourist trails; they can give an insight into the city from a local's point of view.

Moreover, this is the true experience of living with an Indian family as the guests occupy comfortably furnished rooms in the house itself. This gives the stay an informal aura as you can really get to know the family, whilst enjoying as much privacy as you like. Mrs. Vinod is a dietician, so expect wonderfully nutritious Indian food; her star dish is the roast duck. There is a sports ground just around the corner where guests can play badminton, basketball and tennis. Also, the family are keen to show their guests local walks or cycle rides around the town; they can even take them to some shops where they can get good bargains. This homestay is a great stepping off point to explore beautiful backwaters of Alleppey and staying with the Vinods' greatly enhances charm of the place.

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Shrinivas Joshi
Bangalore, India
Oct 2013

It was pricey as compared to amenities/food provided for B/F. Enough beddings were not provided/available for 4 members. This was the basic need for any Homestay facility. Pl. look into what B/F menu is provided, it was only omelet & no jam, other items available . As well Tea was served same time around when omelet was served. And the children around the place were too noisy disturbing the quiet surroundings..Basics need to be looked into as I have booked another group in last month of November at the sme place.

Detail Ratings
Location6.5
Ease of Access6
Cleanliness of Vicinity6
Scenic Location6
Safe and Secure Surrounding8
Facilities4
Cleanliness of Home6
General Comfort2
Availability of Amenities2
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets6
Hospitality5.33
Quality of Interaction with the Host4
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay4
Host's Knowledge of Local Area8
Food3
Food Variety2
Food Quality4
Value for Money4.00
Value for Money4
Over All Satisfaction2.00
Over All Satisfaction2
5.00
Detail Rating
Shakil Ahmed Shaikh
Mumai, India
Aug 2014

It was a very good experience of homestay. We hope we will come back again.

Detail Ratings
Location8
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding8
Facilities8
Cleanliness of Home8
General Comfort8
Availability of Amenities8
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets8
Hospitality8
Quality of Interaction with the Host8
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay8
Host's Knowledge of Local Area8
Food8
Food Variety8
Food Quality8
Value for Money8.00
Value for Money8
Over All Satisfaction8.00
Over All Satisfaction8
8.00
Detail Rating
Cochin International Airport : 65 kms
Allepey Railway Station : 10 kms

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