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All reviews home away from home tapioca lovely house local area overlooking the river great lengths to ensure indian culture southern india room was large delicious food real highlight fantastic stay new friends local dishes feel welcome ruby thomas
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The enjoyment of our short (two nights) stay with Ruby and Dr. Thomas was tragically and severely hampered as our visit happened to coincide perfectly with the absolute symptomatic nadir of a 36-hour ailment we had both contracted in the hours before our arrival (the details of which I will leave out here, but will offer a gentle recommendation for future unseasoned visitors to India to perhaps avoid food served on domestic flights in order to safeguard an enjoyable trip). Despite us being rendered feverishly bedridden - or at the very least housebound - and drained (figuratively and literally) for the duration of our stay, thus missing out on the proposed exciting activities that we had so been looking forward to, the amazing care and attention we received were second to none, and very much appreciated. Ruby and Dr. Thomas are engaging and fantastic hosts that go to great lengths to ensure that their guests are made to feel welcome, comfortable, well fed, and entertained, but not in a manner that is overbearing. They have a lovely house that is beautifully located next to a gently flowing river surrounded by lush greenery full of birdlife, and it is a real treat to be able to sit on their tranquil veranda to just watch life go by whilst sipping some black tea (served by the charming Raj, their housekeeper/cook). Also, no review would be complete without a mention of the food served. As a visitor at Tabernacle Homestay you will be served a veritable smorgasbord of delicious Keralan cuisine - in great quantities and varieties, and several times per day - and will also have the opportunity to learn how to cook some of the dishes together with Ruby. Overall, our temporary state of being incapacitated notwithstanding, we had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend that you visit if in the area. We hope to one day be able to return and make up for the lost opportunities this time around.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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TabernacleH0meStay, Owner at Tabernacle Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to put a review.. We appreciate it very much. Our purpose fulfilled to give a family home stay.Its been our passion band enjoy it much. Hoping to see you again.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the lovely Thomas couple and our hosts in Tabernacle Homestay.
We experienced warm hospitality and tours in the green and abundant water envionment. We also experienced delicious food cooked for us three meals a day and at five o'clock traditional tea and coffee.
The Thomas couple helped us buy sandal shoes that were stuck during the trip.
Warmly recommend staying in this place more then two nights.
Hope to get back to
Ruby and
Dr. Joseph Thomas and enjoy again from the amazing place where you live.
Dalia&Muli Malkis Israel

Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
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TabernacleH0meStay, Owner at Tabernacle Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for the review of your stay with us.Nice to know you enjoyed staying with us..We enjoyed each moment with you. Thanks a lot.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We have stayed here for two nights in February 2018. Our stay was marvelous, Ruby and Thomas were so warm and friendly, the delicious and authentic Keralan food was great. The location right on the river bank is beautiful. Ruby and Thomas took us to interesting places in the beautiful rustic region. We recommend very warmly to stay here.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Berman6
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TabernacleH0meStay, Owner at Tabernacle Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review. It really encourage us and our passion fulfilled. So nice to meet you and spending time with you too. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had a wonderful stay here. It was a real highlight of our time in Kerala. The setting is beautiful, with a lovely garden overlooking a most attractive stretch of river. The hospitality of Ruby and Thomas was amazing. They took us to very interesting places and gave us a real flavour of Kerala. Literally, in fact, as the food was authentic Keralan and absolutely delicious. We really felt like honoured guests at a comfortable home. Thank you Ruby and Thomas. You were so kind and we really appreciated it. We hope to see you again!

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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TabernacleH0meStay, Owner at Tabernacle Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Am happy and thankful for the note of appreciation. It's our passion and interest .We enjoyed you more and had glimpse of your country through you.

Thank you so much.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful, warm- hearted place in the heart of beautiful Kerala. Superb views, lovely hospitality, amazing food and a great opportunity to know Rubi and Thomas... Don’t miss this one. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly recommend to other travelers to go there.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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TabernacleH0meStay, Owner at Tabernacle Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to put a review after your stay with us. We enjoyed you and great experience to meet and converse with you. Hope to see you again.

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