Stayed here for one night while backpacking through the area with a friend. We are both 25 and avid travelers of Indian descent.
The location is a bit farther out from the center of town, but in a place like Alleppey, that is probably what you want. We arrived at night and were greeted warmly by Josef. He showed us to a nice, but quaint room that had all the basics and a helpful mosquito net on the bed.
The food was quite good and authentic. Josef makes sure to feed you until you are stuffed, and he also catered to our vegetarian needs. Our favorite parts of the trip was Josef setting up our boat tour with Anthony who took us out for about 3 hours on the backwaters. We just sat on the roof of the boat and enjoyed while he took us through large and small canals and showed us hidden treats like the snake boat and rice paddy fields. This is highly recommended if you do not want to pay and take the time of the houseboat since in my opinion 3 hours was plenty to explore the backwaters. Josef also gave us a great tour of the property and the wonderful plants that grow on it. The nutmeg was definitely an awesome educational treat.
Overall it was Josef and his stories that made this place as great as it was. The home is very nice and comfortable, but do not expect a high-end hotel, even though the price is not too far off. You come here for the solitude and hospitality, and you will not be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Alappuzha
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Hotel
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Kerala/Alappuzha