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Ayana's Homestay

Vaishyom Bhagom | 255A, Padma Vihar, Alappuzha 688505, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not what I imagined a Homestay, it is just so beautiful. Across the river on a boat and you are greeted so warmly, we were given a lovely lemon and ginger drink on arrival. The rooms are refurbished and very clean, the food delicious and the views are incredible. We also did a walking tour and had a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a place! I visited Kerala and stayed in Ayana's Homestay, with family. Initially, I was reluctant to stay in Homestay, but later on, after seeing the pics around this place and talking to these guys, I finally decided to take a chance. And, this was proved to be an excellent decision. The natural beauty and Kerala's culture blended with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You are picked up on one side of the river and taken across to a lovely modern Kerala house. Sit in front of the house or on the covered rooftop and watch the backwater cruise boats go by. Eat wonderful, authentic Kerala food. Vinet, who speaks excellent English, will take you on a guided walk around the village. A great... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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42 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Confession: I came as part of a group and don't know how you would get the boat there. Home stay may not be a very accurate description either. This is a big beautiful house with carved doors and ensuite double bedrooms. Really welcoming hosts and the food is really good. However, it is the location that makes it. I went... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We spent the night at this home stay and it was most definitely one of the highlights of trip. After a beautiful boat cruise through the backwaters we were warmly welcomed into Vinit's beautifully renovated home by his equally beautiful family. Lunch involved some of the best food I have eaten on my whole trip, it was fresh, full of... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed in this beautiful homestay in February 2015. The place is spotless, modern and offers what feels like a real and rural Keralan experience. From the interesting village walk to the beautiful backwater boat ride, Ayanas offers great value for money. The family are so friendly and welcoming. The food was superb with the communal dining offering a different... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. The family is so friendly, warm and welcoming. And the food is excellent, the best we've had at any homestay in India. This place was one of the highlights for us in Kerala and we highly recommend it. The house is a work in progress, particularly the roof terrace, but the inside is already... More 

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Siena
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a little piece of luxury set in a very tranquil part of the world. Vinit & Annie are very welcoming and Vinit knows alot about the history of the backwaters and Kerala. The food and hospitality was first class.

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Edinburgh
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was one of the highlights of my South India tour. Immaculate, comfortable, welcoming, informative, friendly. This is a brand new family run homestay/hotel that offers so much more than somewhere to sleep. The food was delicious and our group was treated to a walking tour of the local area. Vinit the host, used to be a tour guide for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I stayed in Ayana's home stay in December. I had an amazing time here. Rooms, service, food, boat ride, walking tour all are so well managed and of high quality. The family is just amazing. They take every thing very seriously and feel happy in making guests happy. Location is awesome right at the backwaters. If you are looking for... More 

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