Tharavadu Homestays - Modern homestay in Venice of the East

This homestay is like a natural progression for Mr and Mrs Zacharias. The couple not only has an integral flair for entertaining but also a history in the hospitality industry. Mr. Zacharia is the director of a luxury resort on Lake Vembanad called, Kayaloram and Mrs. Maria Zacharia is the author of a bestselling cookbook on Keralian cuisine. Together, they’re natural talents combined to ensure guests friendly service and unforgettable feasts.

The sprawling home is warm and inviting. Just by a look around, one can see the love and attention paid to each detail. There’s an unmistakable sense on vibrancy and tranquillity all around. Both rooms of the homestay are grand and luxurious and share the chic ambience of the homestay. Besides large wardrobes, writing desks and stylish furniture, the rooms are accessorised by filtering sunlight. In one of the four common rooms guests can also utilise the family’s treadmill for personal use. The flawless appearance and smooth functioning of this lovely homestay is a true credit to Mr. and Mrs. Zacharia’s eye for detail and also to hardwork of their staff. Besides the indoor lounges one also has a lush sunny lawn at disposal. With a cascading waterfall that descends into a cheery lotus pond as a beautiful focal point the guests can expect an unmatched place to sit and relax.

A walk to the beach would just take you ten minutes as it’s about 2 kms away. On the beach strip one will also find cosy cafes, restaurants, and public parks. Boat rides are easily accessible from the boat jetty which is a short walk away.

Besides enjoying the natural wonders of Kerala, one can also indulge in cultural explorations. In some seasons, and subject to availability, the family would happily organise Kathakali performances for guests.

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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
Karen ann Alexander
Sep 2013

Wonderfull Experience in Indian Home

Detail Ratings
Location10
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality9.67
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area9
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.93
Detail Rating
Robert Smith
Jan 2013

wonderful warm family in immaculate house we felt immediately at home and enjoyed the warmth of the family, their stimulating and knowledgeable conversation on wide variety of subjects and excellent home cooking

Detail Ratings
Location9.25
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity9
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.80
Detail Rating
Azra Hameed
Mumbai, India
Jan 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Zakaria are truly warm and hopitable The food at their home was of high quality and I would love to go back there.

Detail Ratings
Location8.5
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities8
Cleanliness of Home8
General Comfort8
Availability of Amenities8
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets8
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.00
Detail Rating
Gail Boardman
Glasgow, Scotland
Jan 2014

Lovely people, knowledgeable and welcoing. Very happy to accomodate visitors in their midst. We liked them a lot.

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality7.33
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay2
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.00
Detail Rating
Cochin International Airport : 85 kms
Allepey Railway Station : 5 kms

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