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mildura
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible experience here. Facilities in rooms absolutely disgusting, either filthy or not working (or non existent). Would deter others from staying here, especially when the owner is a violent and aggressive psychopath.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not far from the beach and the city centre. A basic stay for a reasonable price. The atmosphere is laid-back. Our room was a big (AC) room upstairs on the rightsize. There are cats and dogs and a horse. So if you don't like animals....... Ignore the lady in the house. She gives you a unwelcome feeling while Johnson is... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS. We are projecting our property and rooms live on the property web site, johnsonskerala, daily at 1.00 afternoon and 6.00 evening India time. Thus, from now on, you can view our rooms from wherever you may be, and then take a decision on coming here. We are the only establishment in the tourism industry in India who... More 

Howrah, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stayed here 3 nights, The rooms are large but not furnished only bed provided. Foods are average but highly priced. Chicken meal cost per meal is Rs. 370 and fish meal is Rs.420 but quantity and preparation is not good. Service is also not good. Lots of mosquito in the premises and inside the rooms. Though Mr Johnson is a... More 

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Overall, not worth it. Just get a cab to drive you out into the backwaters. You see the same thing and save yourself 2 days. This "free" night at Johnsons home stay came with our houseboat booking. We brought our own bug net so we didn't get eaten alive. Good thing we did cause there were tons of Mosquitos. If... More 

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1 Thank Craig R
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed in Johnson's Eco houseboat for one night. It was magnificent! We arrived at Johnson's own residence first. He has a lot of pets and is very kind. He offers you refreshments, even offered us to use his washing machine to do our laundry! He then helped us find transportation to the houseboat. Our houseboat was a double decker, meant... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Some people love Johnson, but for me he seemed like a slick casino operator. Overtly extremely hospitable, but his information very biased towards the tours and houseboat that he books. Rooms were clean but extremely basic - only a bed. Certainly not with all the amenities listed. And definitely overpriced. As to Johnson's character, I'll just let his responses to... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

This person arrived with his partner after his partner called and was clearly told the room rate, in peak season when the guesthouse was teeming with guests. When it came to paying, his partner tried to claim that I quoted less that a quarter of the price. I would not budge, as was my right. Then our man comes in... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

It's been almost 8 months since I was at Johnson's and I'm finally just able to work up the courage to write this review. What happened during my stay at Johnson's has been difficult to talk about and has affected me ever since. I arrived at Johnson's in a good mood and ready to see the famous Kerala backwaters. Johnson... More 

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Wargrave, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We found Johnson's houseboat and homestay via the Lonely Planet guide but didn't find quite what was advertised. We had lots of contact with Johnson via email before our trip, made arrangements for one night on houseboat and the complimentary night in the homestay and paid a deposit, but when we arrived he was not expecting us and seemed almost... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Duh?????? Need I say more? Johnson More 

Worcester, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I stayed at Johnson's for two weeks in June to help out with some manuscript editing. I wasn't a tourist strictly speaking, but I got to experience life in the house in more or less the same manner as a tourist would, and I met some tourists who stayed for a day or two during my tenure there. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

6 months since my visit .... I still can't believe I subjected myself to it . At first he seemed decent enough, but as I watched and listened the reality became clearer. I work in mental health and I'm quite tuned in when assessing people. Controlling , potentially violent , devious ,manipulative ,tyranical . I was unsure if ,perhaps, I... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Horrible customer. I want to ask the gentleman if he works in the mental institute or is an inmate, because one of the previous review mentions him as a 'crazed customer'. Please refer 'Harry3g' review. Yup, this is the idiot who came to my guesthouse from a two day trip on my boat and started yelling at me in front... More 

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Address: Lal Bagh | Alappuzha, Kochi (Cochin) 688012, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 754 - ₹ 24,608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“1st floor rooms are good but not furnished.”
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“If you stay here, insist on the rooms with the balcony (upstairs and to the RIGHT or STRAIGHT.) The other rooms are horrible.”
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