We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akkara House

Mariathuruthu P O, Kottayam 686017, India
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kottayam
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Akkara House
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
London
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had stayed in large hotels in Mumbai and Delhi, and the delightful Secret Garden in Fort Cochi. Arriving at Akkara driven by the lovely Manoj was interesting as we cluttered over the last bit of dirt track he christened the Akkara Express Way( soon to be tarmacced). Mrs Kurien welcomed us and immediately asked what we wished to do.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank AquamanLondon
bangalore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Me n my family (four of us, me, my husband, kids aged 11 n 5) visited Akkara from 24th to 28th dec. I booked Akkara looking at pics of the house on their website and wanted a low key, quiet, relaxing, truly Kerala holiday. The house and the setting is beautiful. Backwater runs arnd. the house and the area around... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank monicakoshy
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We've stayed here her 4 times, which tells you something, and never been disappointed. The food is traditional Keralan cooking and is terrific ,with a lot of variety. Shanta the hostess and Manoj couldn't be more helpful, and know everything you need to know about the area. They arranged a backwater boat trip for us and other local excursions -... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Philip D
Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We were lucky to stay at Akkara over Christmas - to have our share of the traditional Keralan meals, to meet three generations of the family and to welcome the local kids singing carols and playing Santa on Christmas Eve. We stayed 3 nights, walking to the village, looking at spices in the garden and visiting Kumarakom one early morning.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Suisho_J
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I feel kind of bad writing this review, because the lady who owns this homestay clearly is very hospitable and she means well. Nevertheless, we found the atmosphere at this place oppressive. The furniture and the room we stayed in smelled musty (not sure if the stuff isn't well over 50 years old), and it's the kind of place where... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ghanbg
Boston, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

When you stay at a homestay, you are choosing to have a cultural and social experience where you let go of some control. For that, I have never encountered a better place than Akkara. My husband and I are independent-minded travelers who prefer to keep to ourselves and rarely let anyone else arrange things for us. But we truly connected... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Lucylu6
London
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Akkara is a wonderful house set in a very quiet area next to and running directly on to the river outside Kottayam. Go there if you want to be in a beautiful setting with fantastic food and a feeling, like me, that your wonderful grandmother was reincarnated and feeding you up, just like old times. The atmosphere and smells reminded... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank SpiderStacey
UK
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

A beautiful house in a lovely setting and your host will help arrange visits to the local attractions. The cooking was wonderful and it is a good place to relax and unwind. The only caveat is that you should be prepared to be treated as a guest of honour or long lost member of the family and this can actually... More 

Helpful?
Thank JennaUk
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

Unless you have deep pockets, avoid this place. This place is also in the middle of nowhere, but right on the river's edge, so you need transport to go anywhere and they know this and charge you plenty!!

Helpful?
4 Thank planetwylie
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kottayam
0.5 mi away
Arcadia Hotel
Arcadia Hotel
#2 of 27 in Kottayam
4.0 of 5 stars 131 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Lake Village Heritage Resort
0.3 mi away
Hotel Aida
Hotel Aida
#3 of 27 in Kottayam
4.0 of 5 stars 120 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.3 mi away
GK's Riverview Homestay
GK's Riverview Homestay
#1 of 44 in Kottayam
4.5 of 5 stars 117 reviews
6.9 mi away
Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom
3.1 mi away
Athreya Ayurvedic Resort
Athreya Ayurvedic Resort
#1 of 27 in Kottayam
5.0 of 5 stars 542 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities