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The Bungalow Heritage Homestay

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hosts Neema and Prasad warmly welcomed us to their home and immediately put us at ease. This lovely character home was built by Neema's great, great grandfather and has been beautifully maintained. We had a very large room with a king sized bed and an ensuite. The best surprise was we were able to drink the filtered water (not... More 

Thank valerie c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our last days in India being welcomed in to a beautiful historic home by a lovely family. Thank you for looking after us, your lovely tasty local food, and hints on where to visit made this short stay a highlight of India for us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous start to our holiday as a first time visitor to Kerala Neema and her family have been amazing hosts. The cookery class was amazing the aromas from the spices and the flavours of the food we cooked and ate were wonderful ... thank you Neema, Prasad & Olivia if we ever visit Kerala again we will be sure to... More 

Thank Kate M
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a special experience to be welcomed by Neema and her wonderful family to their beautiful home. The Bungalow Heritage Homestay is situated on the picturesque Vypeen Island which is a pleasant 5 minute ferry ride to all the major sights both in Fort Cochin and Ernakulum. Arriving at the homestay I was struck by the beautiful architecture and... More 

Thank RakeshKoria
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

What an incredible place the Bungalow Heritage Homestay is in the idyllic settings of Vypeen Island. The host Neema and her family are truly very special! Neema's attention to details, enthusiasm in making sure everything is taken care of without any intrusion and her delicious cooking are all second to none. We arrived at 4 am in the morning and... More 

Thank MinalKoria
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights at "The Bungalow" while visiting Kochi. We arrived a bit later in the evening and Neema was there anxiously waiting for us. You will like her at the very first sight itself. It was a brief stay but there were many things that would make us consider staying here again. The room was fantastic for the... More 

Thank manilahouse
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The stay in this place was just awesome.The owners made us feel as we are in our home.The hospitality they provide is beyond our imagination as if we are a part of their family.The only word to describe the home made food is 'yummy'. It is just a beautiful the right place to stay when you are in kochi. I... More 

Thank Beaudin A
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Though we had stayed in many B & B's and homestays around the world. Neema's Heritage homestay was an amazing experience, in fact Neema is the factor which makes the difference. We stayed in Double Room named 'Sao Gabriel'. It was a spacious Heritage room. We had dinner twice during our 3 nights stay and had a cookery lesson with... More 

Thank travelkite96
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had travelled widely around the world; stayed in many different type of hotels and B&Bs but have never seen a hostess so helpful, caring and guiding her guests. To have a hostess like her....one have to be really lucky. We stayed in Room Sao Gabriel which was double and very spacious. Infact The Bungalow has only 2 rooms, so... More 

Thank flyangle00
Hubli-Dharwad, India
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Though we travel a lot every year never tried home stay for boarding. This time during our travel to Kerala we decided to stay in a home stay for change and for an experience..... what a experience it turned out to be!!! Neema our excellent host took care of my family specially our 2 little children. She guided us on... More 

Thank Antony M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bungalow, located at Vypeen side of the harbor mouth of Port of Cochin, with its own history and culture. Built in 1930, this heritage building of Vypeen is a mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and Kerala architectures. Vypeen is a meld of Portuguese, Dutch and English influences; where history is alive even today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bungalow Heritage Homestay

Address: Near St. Theresa's Chapel | Vypeen, Kochi (Cochin) 682508, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: ₹ 11,106 - ₹ 11,469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Bungalow Heritage Homestay Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
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“The Bungalow have only 2 rooms and both rooms are good. As we were a family of four, we used both rooms. They have an inter connecting door.”
 of 5 bubbles travelCraze1979, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“This is a Homestay and not a hotel but the 'style' above reflects its status”
 of 5 bubbles PHILIPS9, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Sao Gabriel room, which has en suite bathroom. The other room was very nice too.”
 of 5 bubbles TraveLover4ever, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Book both room for a family stay.”
 of 5 bubbles Jaseindo, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Both The Heritage Rooms are too good.”
 of 5 bubbles youngman2000, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
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