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Reviewed 21 March 2015

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

Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank manwelldexterity
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

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...

Date of stay: September 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank arin_1209
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

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

Room tip: Rooms facing the river are the best.
Date of stay: January 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank chrisfromfav
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

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.

Room tip: Cottages are more atmospheric and larger options
Date of stay: January 2014
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1  Thank 939matthewm
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

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!

Date of stay: October 2013
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Thank lefurtif
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