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Johnson's The Nest Homestay

Lal Bagh | Alappuzha, Kochi (Cochin) 688012, India
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Johnson's The Nest Homestay
Ranked #130 of 286 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Johnson's house boat was a beautiful way to experience the backwaters of Kerala. The boat itself is spacious, with a huge dining/lounge area, complete with comfy hanging chairs, and the bedroom was large, with a bathroom attached. The staff were incredibly friendly, and we felt comfortable sitting around with them and asking them about their lives. The food offered was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

The guesthouse is poorly maintained and unclean. There were several dogs and cats roaming around inside the communal areas & a horse tied up outside. The bedroom was large and bright however. The service is slow and haphazard. I would not recommend this guesthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I found Johnson's Eco Houseboat online after quite some time researching as I wanted to avoid having to pick a houseboat there and then. We had a very pleasant stay and loved the fact that the bedroom and sun deck are located on the upper deck. The food was delicious and plentiful and Johnson's crew were very friendly. Make sure... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Johnson boat - rumors were right as soon as we drove into town houseboat owners attacked trying to get us to book with them but we booked the best one head of time. The regular check In Time of ALL The house boats is noon and you get lunch when you get on board so take that into account when... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I've been traveling from many years and I slept in many hostel or guest house but I've never had such a bad experience as in johnson G H!! From outside the guest house looked it was bombed one day before, dirty all the way around and with the roof covered from a massive plastic cover. Big angry dogs and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Johnson's homestay after a long journey and were welcomely warmed into the house by the hosts and dogs, goats and horse! Very friendly staff, great location walking distance to the beach. Would recommend! We then did a trip on the Johnson's houseboat which was magical, a must do for any trip to alleppey. Again, very friendly helpful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed here for one night from a review in Lonely Planet. We were picked up from the bus station and were looked after very well the whole evening as we arrived late (from some rather odd bus journeys). Johnson made sure we had everything we needed, and sorted out some dinner for us at his friend's place. Delicious food,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We spent one night on Johnson's Eco Houseboat and really enjoyed it. The booking process made me a bit nervous, as I'd had problems with the money transfer for the deposit (a problem with Western Union rather than Johnson). Also Johnson can come across a bit brusque and direct on the phone and in his emails. But when we arrived... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Johnson sounded very professional when ringing to book a room. When we arrived the homestay was more basic than expected but the atmosphere was welcoming. The ladies working in the kitchen were particularly friendly and outgoing. Especially a young girl called Santia. We had the room at the back for a reasonable 500 rupees and it was very basic but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Johnson is certainly a character - one of our fellow travellers referred to him as Del Boy - and there were times that the booking and logistical process seemed somewhat random. That said, the houseboat trip was amazing. I'm not someone that can do nothing for very long but I found it very easy to recline in the swinging wicker... More

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Additional Information about Johnson's The Nest Homestay

Address: Lal Bagh | Alappuzha, Kochi (Cochin) 688012, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Johnson`s The Nest Homestay Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Johnson's The Nest Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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