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All reviewsindian familygreat positionthe main houserooms were clean and tidymarari beachhelpful hostsgreat stayquiet placelovely familybeautiful beachfelt like homedosahome mademinute walkplace to staylocal fishermenexcellent food
My partner and I stayed at Achayans in Jan and we couldn’t have had a better stay. Greeta and Jimmy were so warm, welcoming us with fresh fruit juice from their garden and continuing to look after us for our stay. Greeta is an excellent...More
We received a lovely welcome from Gretta, Jimmy and Emil and immediately felt at home. We soon come to feel that we were staying with family as opposed to residing in the home of strangers.
The rooms are clean and the cool water is not...More
Jimmy , Gretta and Emil were friendly and welcoming . Attended to our requests on a timely manner. Had few hiccups during our stay with spiders , electricity and no fans when we moved to non ac rooms. Nothing troublesome as it was resolved very...More
This homestay has several rooms with different Standards. we had the luxury room in the main house with the convenience of warm running water.
The Bungalows (from what we heard) have only cold running water.
This Review is about the room in the main house....More
Response from jimwaytourism, Manager at Achayans HomestayResponded 16 January 2018
Dear Guest ,
Thanks for your opinion about our homestay ( meaning of homestay- stay with the family).But here we noted that our behaviour towards you was improved day by day .With all respect i am asking you, is all other guest have the same...More
A very nice place to stay in. Clean, the Owners are so nice and helpful!
I would give them a top ranking but the beds was a little to hard. Greta made a wonderful dinner and as a homestay my rekommendations to this place. 5...More
Response from David403_12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fayebell, I'm sure you'll have a good time with Greta, Jimmy and Emil. I guess it's about 60 miles from Kochi airport to Mararikulam but the airport itself is North of kochi and you drive through Enarkulum (the city bit... More
Hi Fayebell, I'm sure you'll have a good time with Greta, Jimmy and Emil. I guess it's about 60 miles from Kochi airport to Mararikulam but the airport itself is North of kochi and you drive through Enarkulum (the city bit of Kochi). You should be able to get a taxi from the airport on a prepaid basis and it shouldn't cost that much. The Homestay is just past the Marari beach hotel: this is a "posh" hotel and is a good landmark if the taxi driver doesn't know where Achayans Homestay is. We actually travelled by train from Trivandrum to Allepey and then got the local private bus. If you get the chance, go into Allepey this way: Jimmy will arrange a day's trip on the backwaters if you want to take a short boat trip. The best way to get in touch might be through Facebook, Emil's Facebook page is under both Achayans Homestay and under his name; Emil James Arattukulam I think. Hope this helps, best wishes, David