Our three night stay with Joseph and Cicely at their wonderful home was a highlight of our trip around Kerala. They are such lovely people and great hosts - we were so pleased we chose to stay with them.
The home stay is right on the edge of one of the backwaters so we were happy to spend some time just sitting in the shade of the trees, outside our room, watching the world (and houseboats) go by. We also took a few walks along the path at the side of the backwater, chatting to locals, watching them washing clothes, fishing or cooking and even having our photos taken with some teenage lads at their request. We were always made to feel so welcome as visitors.
Joseph sorted out a 3 hour boat trip for the two of us which was a great experience. It was a small boat so we were able to go on the narrower backwaters and see life going on, stopping for some chai at a local tearoom en route.
The house and gardens were the real highlight though. It is an old property, dark wood and full of history. Our bedroom was large and comfortable with a good bed and a more than adequate bathroom and shower. Joseph obviously enjoyed hosting guests, chatting to us during meals and showing us around the house and gardens. However, it was his wife Cecily who was the star at producing the meals. The food was outstanding, beautifully fresh with most ingredients straight from the garden and wonderfully cooked.
A huge thank-you to them both for making our last three days in Kerala so memorable.
- Also Known As:
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Alappuzha
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Hotel
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Kerala/Alappuzha