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Johnson's The Nest Homestay

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Lal Bagh | Alappuzha, Kochi (Cochin) 688012, India
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Johnson's The Nest Homestay
Ranked #135 of 299 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We followed lonely planet and headed to johnsons in alleppey from the station. Looking around we were stuck as to whether to stay or not because alleppey seemed to have very few guesthouses in lonely planet. The room we were going to take was dirty, had a table and a bed with no sheets and one pillow for two of... More 

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Croydon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just had a fantastic four nights at Johnson's guest house, plus one night aboard his Eco houseboat. The boat trip was definitely a highlight of our travels so far (we have been in India for 6 weeks) and we would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy some peace, tranquility and amazing food/service on Alleppey's backwaters. At... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Cochin by train as it started to get dark, nowhere to stay and quite tired from the near 20 hours on a train. We looked utterly hopeless the Tuk Tuk pick us up and we did not know where we would end up........ In the near dark we are brought to what can almost be described as... More 

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16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely 24 hours on this lovely houseboat. The houseboat staff were fantastic and Benny the chef is a real find. The food was delicious - more than we could eat! Houseboat staff were really friendly and we loved the peace of the Kerala backwaters. The same can't be said for the hostel which is grubby at best.... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Why did the reviewer stay in my grubby hotel, if as he says, I have put several 'No complaints afterwards' and 'do not stay in my guesthouse if you are not satisfied', 'if there are problems that arise during your stay, please contact owner or staff, get it rectified, and if it cannot be corrected, the guest is free to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Having just returned from 4 days in deepest rainforest we needed serenity and relaxation. Our experience onboard Johnson's beautiful houseboat was perfect. The crew were attentive and lunch, dinner and breakfast first class. Given the amount of food, 3 crew and a 2 hour trip down the interior canals in a canoe, the price is very good value indeed. 'Mr'... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After spending a stressful few days traveling from Bangalore to Cochin to Alleppy, we found the comfort of Johnson's houseboat to be extremely relieving. Everything from the food to the staff on the boat to the price of the adventure were all lovely. I'd highly recommend it for a group of friends looking to get a cheap rate and a... More 

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ventimiglia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

- rooms are really dirty and poorly maintained. - landlord states that if the tourists are not satisfied they can just leave the hotel upon arrival (a welcome (or badcome) sheet that can be found in the room insists on this). We propose that visitors just save time and avoid to book in the hotel or to visit it if... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

The lady is correct. If you do think the rooms are dirty and poorly maintained, do not take the room, please. Thank you very much. I wonder how we manage to survive, with all these bad reviews on TripAdvisor. For those who may be interested, we are not only surviving but flourishing. It is our 12th or 13th season, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beware, Johnson is a rip off and only after money. He is not interested in your experience and his claims of the boat being 'Eco' are nothing more that a gimmick, book something better or not at all. Firstly, the homestead is disgusting. Dirty beyond anything I've seen as a backpacker. The room was filthy dirty, rat poo, bird poo... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Hi, It's been a long time since I had the chance to respond to a review. So here goes. This man starts by saying the Eco worthiness of the boat is misleading and that I am only after money, and that the guesthouse is bad and the room is full of bird poo, animal poo, etc. Let me start my... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Johnson as read on the lonely planet is a character! You can like him or not but his guest house is literally a pigsty. Unfortunately there is no other way to put it. Horrible place and horrible energy. And nevertheless it's very expensive for what you get. His boat instead, not cheap, but it's really nice and the staff really... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Hi, As this lady came in with the other reviewer who I already gave a detailed reply, (rip off merchant) all i will say is that the same reply will suffice for this one too. The part of the rubbish bin being emptied to the palm trees= as it says on my site, the government has not yet given houseboat... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have to say, this definitely was THE highlight of my trip to India. After many long train rides, and adventuring though different cites and towns, this was the perfect and ultimate relaxing conclusion to my trip. The boat was perfect. while maybe not as fancy as some of the other boats we saw out on the river. However, very... 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): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Johnson`s The Nest Homestay Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Johnson's The Nest Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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