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South Canal Holidays
Ranked #41 of 191 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
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Bengaluru, India
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“best guesthouse in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

Staying at South Canal was an amazing experience. In all my travel experience I have never before seen a guest house which offers that much of kindness and fun.
You can get bikes for free, you have free Wifi, you can print out tickets etc.
The food is amazing. The rooms are beautiful and value for little money.
But the best is the staff at South Canal. They are so much fun, and care about you every single second.
They took us with them to have Kerala Meals, we also accompanied them when they were buying gooses for the guest hose. The staff are all best friends and that makes it a lot of fun to hang around with them.
I highly recommend this guest house to everyone who comes to Alleppy.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2011

We came across this beautiful hotel by chance when we were staying in the area, and found very friendly, who were relaxed yet professional.
The rooms and bathrooms were very well decorated, with an amazing power shower and hot water. We also enjoyed learning how to play the Indian game Carrom and enjoyed the home cooked food.
Rashid, Shameer and Sentil also helped us arrange a backwaters trip and a hotel at our next port of call, which was also lovely.
We would definately recommend this hotel, and would love to go back in the near future.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2010

My wife, my 2 years old little boy and I where looking for a place de stay in Allepey. Someone gave us the advice to try this guesthouse. We had booked an other hotel close to the backwaters but we have decided to give a chance to south canal. And glad we did.
The room was very clean and well decorated. The bathroom was amazing compare to what we had experienced before in India. Great large shower with hot water. Good bed. Really close to the city center, south canal is in a quite area, 2 mn walking from the beach which was very convenient for our 2 years old son. Excellent restaurants are close by.
We have visited the other rooms of the hotel to choose our favorite but they are all alike so no surprise. Breakfast and dinner served outside in the garden.
But the best advantage we found about this guest house is the contact with the staff. So nice and helpful !!
Shameer, Rachid and Sentil made all their efforts to help us in any ways. Free high speed internet, amazing breakfast " à la carte", cooking lessons, visit to their family, invitation to a wedding, many touristic advices and lovely food for dinner for only 250 R.
The guest house can also arrange multi day taxi service. We took a 4 day drive around Munnar with Sentil and that was the highlight of our vacation. Our driver was very nice, helpful and provided us with a lot of information about his country while driving carefully.
Our little son just loved him.
We wanted to get in touch with the indian population and to know more about this country. Our stay in South canal gave us this opportunity. We haven t found the same contact elsewhere ( Varkala and Kovalam) during our trip.
So if your looking for confort and authenticity, South Canal Guest house is the place to stay in Allepey.

Alban, Aurelie and Esteban

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about South Canal Holidays

Property: South Canal Holidays
Address: Civil Station Ward, | Near Lighthouse, Alappuzha 688001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 191 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,028 - ₹ 4,176
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beatiful guesthouse near the lighthouse. Very good breakfast. Bicycles free of charge. Taxis available. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
South Canal Holidays Kerala/Alappuzha

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