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2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Rose Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #34 of 286 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The owner did not honor our reservation, even though we had already paid. She claimed that we had arrived too late... we arrived 5 pm. It did not say anywhere that we had to check in before 5 pm but she still refused to give us any money back. During our four weeks in India, this was the only scam... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stayed at XL after getting a good deal on it on hotels.com via tripadvisor. Booked a AC room for 1500 a night and was everything the pictures said it was. Judy the hostess was a very nice lady and arranged a pick up from the airport to the homestay and even a drop when we were leaving. The best part... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the XL Homestay from January 18 to January 23, 2014. We had a very good stay because of Judy, the owner. She is a warm and welcoming person who was always on site and eager to assist us in whatever we needed. We had booked our stay at the homestay only a day or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the XL and the beginning and end of our trip. Very comfortable, lovely rooms, right in the middle of Fort Cochin. Judy knows all there is to know about Kerala as she arranged for her son pick us and and take us back to the airport. Worry not. You are in very safe hands at the XL

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Athens, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Thank you to Judy for making my quick trip to Kochin so exciting and pleasant. XL Homestay is reasonably priced (I got the AC) for the great location, Judy is incredibly helpful with information on the area and tips for where to go, etc. She arranged my airport pickup as well, which I really appreciated since I got in late... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 weeks while traveling. It truly felt like my home, such an unforgettable experience. Judy and her son Sheldon were so accommodating and I am so grateful to have booked this homestay. It is located in a great area and if you have any questions at all Judy will be sure to answer them and point... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This felt like my home away from home while traveling in South India. Judy was SO kind and accommodating. If you needed anything, she would get it for you! I stayed with two others and we all had a terrific time. When I come back to Fort Cochin, this is where I'm staying! There are great restaurants and coffee shops... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed here on 2 occasions in Jan and Feb and really enjoyed my stay. I got to know the owner Judy and her son Sheldon very well and the hospitality they showed me was wonderful. I arrived with a bad stomach and Judy was so nice and even called the restaurant opposite to cook me the right food! The... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed at XL Homestay for 2 nights in November 2013. As the room was available we were given an upgrade. Our room was large, clean and comfortable and reasonably priced as Fort Cochin is more expensive than other areas of Kerala. The breakfast on the roof terrace was very nice, and a relaxing way to start the day. The... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nice guesthouse, incredible nice people working there, for Judi 6 points ;-) They organized some tours for us to Backwater, tea plantations and finally to Varkala. You are in good hands! Rooms more basic, but all you need. It is really in centre of town. Beer bar on other side of street, but our room was to the backyard, pretty... More

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Address: Rose Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — XL Homestay 2.5*
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