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Karumady, Alappuzha 688561 India
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#60 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
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CherylCheshire wrote a review Feb 2016
Stockport, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
What a magical place to enjoy the Kerala Backwaters from the balcony outside your room? Clean, simple yet very comfortable room and really good home cooking. In particular the coconut pancakes for breakfast were delicious! The host family are both genteel and engaging striking a perfect balance of hospitality and your own space. A beautiful, colourful garden offering plenty of areas for shade from the baking sun and a wonderful hammock next to the river must be enjoyed.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Patrick T wrote a review Oct 2015
5 contributions3 helpful votes
For the price we paid I would call this stay disappointing.. Sorry to Gigi and his family but they need to change some things to make this a more comfortable stay! The rooms are average (hard beds, Mosquitos everywhere) the price for dinner is expensive (350) especially because there are no other options for dinner in the surrounding area.. That also goes for lunch, you have to walk quite far to the nearest village to get lunch We got charged for water which we personally thought was free of charge with our meals but only got half a bottle each. The rooms were also not cleaned at all during our stay, and the communal area was not cleaned also so it was pretty dirty by the end (with no bins for rubbish anywhere, and I ended up sweeping the area myself) If the price was
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Date of stay: October 2015
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manwelldexterity wrote a review Mar 2015
Harwich, United Kingdom30 contributions15 helpful votes
This home stay is situated on the backwaters not far from the Sri Krishna temple at Amballapuzha. The beautiful garden is a wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by. We were able to visit Alleppy for shopping and Arunmula to see where the famous mirrors are made. The food was as delicious as ever and Jiji and his family are excellent hosts. I'm sure we will visit again
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Date of stay: February 2015
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arin_1209 wrote a review Aug 2014
Bangalore, Karnataka, India13 contributions3 helpful votes
I had been to this place 2 years back. Its a nice place to relax. Location is superb. Evening we went to back water with a small boat for 2hrs. That is was a superb experience. People are also good. They take care of their guest. I recommend this place...
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Date of stay: September 2013
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chrisfromfav wrote a review Jan 2014
Faversham, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at five places on our three week journey around Kerala and this was the best. JiJi and his family are lovely and couldn't have been more helpful The food was fantastic, the ambience peaceful and always interesting, from the little boys having swimming lessons in the river at 6;30, to the egrets returning to their roosts at 1830!! Bliss
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Matthew M wrote a review Jan 2014
19 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife and two of our teenage children enjoyed a return visit to JiJi John's home stay. Our experience was even better than our first time seven years back. No big sights or pressure to do anything, just simple trips around the place for a massage or a boat ride, although the "stay back" option was always popular too! We all swam in the river and my son fished all day long, even catching a plate size karimeen. JiJi's wife Dhisha cooks an amazing variety of foods each day and happily had me hang over her shoulder one evening in her kitchen. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a simple but perfect experience Ina five star location.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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lefurtif wrote a review Nov 2013
honfleur2 contributions1 helpful vote
riverside retreat si a great place to stay with calm beautiful nature and with warm and kindly welcome from Jiji and his family the bungalows are large and comfortable with mosqiuito net and the dinner an breakfast were full and succulent we stay 4 nights only but it was our best stay in kerala and india during 3 weeks of holiday we recommend this adress for romantic honey moon and families you can discover the backwater by boat or walking but just try the new bicycles that Jiji can rent for you on cheapest prices and you will discover the full life in kerala with meeting people at your own speed and perhaps the best way to know really it was unforgotable to see the smiles of people watching us on bicycles!try it!
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Date of stay: October 2013
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wildredant wrote a review Mar 2013
New York City, New York32 contributions5 helpful votes
A gorgeous location right on the river, what a treat to wake up and watch the sunrise in this peaceful location. A great place to write and relax and watch the houseboats go by. Delicious home cooked Keralan food. Just the right amount of attention from your host Mr Jiji and his wife, and good clean room, gorgeous garden and delightful neighborhood strolls to local villages easy to find with Mr. Jiji's map. Would have liked to stay longer here. ... perhaps next year I'll return for the Krishna temple festival!
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Date of stay: March 2013
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JandF022 wrote a review Feb 2013
Colchester, United Kingdom17 contributions18 helpful votes
We have been to Riverside several times & it has always been brilliant. Jiji & Jisha have had the new rooms upgraded. They are spotless - and there is now air-con!! The food, as always , is excellent, the position wonderful & the service superb. If you want peace & tranquillity, this is the place. Jiji can also arrange canoe trips & ayuvedic massages. We hope to be back next year -again!
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Date of stay: February 2013
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JellyBean_45974 wrote a review Jan 2013
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
The drawcard of this homestay is its excellent position so close to the river. This is what you want the experience of Alleppey to be all about. From the small porch of the cottage I stayed in I watched the life of the river roll by from the houseboat processions in the early morning to the regular ferrying of people on canoes throughout the day. It is extremely relaxing to sit all day long watching the river and enjoying the pretty garden with all its tropical flowers and plants. The owner is very helpful and organised a boat trip for my husband and I. We asked him at the last minute and he quickly organised a trip on a simple non-motorised boat. We meandered along the main river for 5 hours and enjoyed a lovely sunset. There are not many small canals up this end so if you
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Date of stay: January 2013
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PRICE RANGE
$33 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaAlappuzha DistrictAlappuzha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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