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GK's Riverview Homestay

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Aymanam North West of kottayam,Pulikkuttyssery.P.O | Near Kumarakom Backwaters, Kerala, Kottayam 686015, India
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Ranked #1 of 44 Kottayam B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my sister stayed here for three nights. George and Dai are lovely hospitable people. We were told about all the local things to do in Kottayam and Ayemenem, especially enjoyed the long canoe ride that George organized for us. The view from the rooms over the rice fields are beautiful. Would definitely recommend. Seems like it gets booked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had thought that our immediate review had been published in February,however since it obviously was not I now have the chance to comment after the remaining four weeks of travel across India and time back in the UK to reflect on the whole India experience. George's homestay first came to our notice when we were searching for our next... More 

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Mount Coolum Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed a month at GK'S, a very peaceful, authentic and beautiful part of Kerala. We cannot recommend enough George Kutty, the host of GK'S, as he has been by far the best we have come across during our many travels. Nothing is too much trouble - from arranging transport and negotiating the best price (even making a driver later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

George's homestay is located in a small village called Aymanam near Kottayam (the setting of the novel God of Small Things). We booked two nights there after a glowing recommendation from fellow travellers and were not disappointed! George was very attentive and helpful from as soon as we emailed him to the end of our stay. Nothing is too big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A return trip with family - and the same wonderful welcome from George and family. The rooms have got little fridges in now which is a nice touch. Great value, great location with not much to do but relax, have a walk, a read, a trip around the village by canoe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is my second visit to GK Riverside home state. I came back because of the warmth of my hosts George and Dai, his lovely wife and cook. And the local flavor of this authentic backwater location. The views from the rooms are of rice patties palm trees and lovely birds. There is nothing that George, as a host, wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our time in this peaceful retreat on the Backwaters was both interesting and relaxing. George is a most helpful host who planned pleasant strolls along the canals, trips on a canoe and a ferry ride through the canals and across Vembanad Lake. When not out exploring, we were resting and enjoying views over the paddy fields or enjoying our meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

George and his wife were extremely nice to us and very helpful in planning our activities during the 4 days we stayed there. George arranged for great drivers and itineraries to help insure that we got to see the sights we wanted to see. He also arranged for our boat tour of the area and for us to take ferries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had a great stay here. Was very well looked after by G and the rest of the family through a period of illness that was picked up before arriving. I cannot say how beautiful the place is and will return in the future. 10 Stars!!! G you're a legend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were advised to stay here for five days on our first visit to Kerala as an alternative to a houseboat holiday in the backwaters. It was excellent advice. The setting is just beautiful, right in the middle of a rural community spread out along canals among paddy fields and tropical plantations. The wildlife is extraordinary and comes right into... More 

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