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Nelpura Heritage Homestay

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Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
Nelpura Heritage Homestay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Due to the strike, I was delayed by12 hrs so I really didn't get enough time to enjoy my stay with the family. I was greeted warmly by Mr Chacko on the river bank in darkness and discovered that we had to cross the river in a motorised canoe which was exciting. MrsChacko had a meal waiting for me which... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were taken across the main river and down a side stream to the property by boat. We were warmly welcomed by the family and had interesting conversations during our 2 day stay. There are 3 rooms in 'the Granary' which is to the side of the property with a wide shaded veranda. The rooms share a lobby with good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed at Nelpura for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the utter relaxation it provided. The room was beautiful and well air conditioned. The surrounding area was very pretty and offered a lovely extension on the backwaters to the houseboat we had stayed on for two nights. The hosts spoke perfect English and gave us a fascinating insight to Kerala.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have been a group of 6 people who stayed for two days at a very nice family´s house. The food has been delicious and the family was very open-hearted. They took us into the village and explained us the interesting lifestyle of the inhabitants. The garden was perfect for the observation of different birds or just for having a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Reached rather romantically by canoe from across the river and along a narrow canal, although this is described as a homestay you actually stay in a traditional dark wood Keralan  bungalow which has been rebuilt in the grounds of the owners' house. It has three rooms. There was no-one in the other two rooms when we were there so can't... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Our host Mr. Chacko came personally to receive us in a canoe at 6am, just one of the many gestures that made us feel very welcome in this wonderful homestay in the backwaters. The guest rooms are clean and comfortable. Great heritage ambience as well - the 130year old guest house has been painstakingly recreated here after being transported from... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights and although it was out of our normal backpacker budget it was much better value than a houseboat and we had a glowing recommendation from another traveller. Even the boat to the homestay was great; down little waterways you might not otherwise see. Free bicycle hire and the walks around the villages were lovely, seeing people... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We enjoyed two nights in this lovely homestay. The location is great, right on a small canal, so that we could wander about on foot or in a canoe to see Keralan life close up. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent. The bird life and sounds were a joy to wake up to. Our traditional... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This lovely homestay has 3 rooms in a seperate bungalow, just beside the main house. The canal runs right by the house, and there are lots of lovely walks all around. Mr Chacko looked after my sister and me brilliantly, we were very lucky that he was on holiday. He took us to see life on the waterways; fishing, dredging... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Myself and my best friend Rachel arrived at Nelpura Homestay after an amazing night on a houseboat and were greeted to the welcoming smile of Kumar who helped us with our bags and showed us around the beatiful home and garedens. It is an idyllic setting amongst the backwaters where you can totally switch off and relax. I fell ill... More 

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