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Tharavadu Homestay

Vaikathukaran House | cullen road, Alappuzha 688001, India
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Tharavadu Homestay
Ranked #13 of 126 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bonn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tharavadu Homestay was the best and most authentic homestay during our trip through India. We spent most of the nights in homestays or so-called homestays, so we think we can make a comparison. You can feel that Zac and Maria have a passion for hosting guests and like to give them a deep insight into Indian life and culture. We... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We were traveling as a couple and were first time in India. I decided to choose homestay instead of hotel for the first time. And it was the greatest experience in india. This place was like the oasis in noisy Alleppey, the big house with nice territory, trees, lawn and flowers. Maria met us after long journey with great dinner... More

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madras
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Having read the earlier reviews at tripadvisor I was determined to stay here during my short visit to Allepey. And I was not disappointed at all. The Zacharias are a delightful elderly couple who thoroughly enjoyed spending their time and expertise with us. They welcomed us with warmth and introduced us to to a true Homestay experience. The guest accommodation... More

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Surrey, UK
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

An absolute pleasure and privilege to be in the company and home of such a hospitable and generous couple. Zac and Maria were so very welcoming and made us feel extremely comfortable and at ease in their beautiful home, without being intrusive. Zac was a fountain of knowledge about the local area and helped us to experience the best of... More

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Paris, France
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43 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

In between the center and the beach this home stay is really nice before or after you will enjoy the backwaters in ahouse boat. Staff and owner is really helpful and kind in this coloniale style house

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Bordeaux, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Zac & Maria made us so welcome and could not do enough for us. The room was immaculate and Maria cooked us a lovely meal. Zac organised our back-water tour which was perfect,(on a small boat). He helped us book our train tickets. his hospitality was beyond expectation including taking us to a garden centre for me to buy a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My wife Suzanne and I traveled to Kerala to adopt our daughter who was living in a home run by Zac and Maria's sister and brother-in-law. Our first stay on our way to Delhi (as a new family) was with Zac and Maria. They treated our daughter as family, and us as long time friends. We shared with them a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Upon recommendation from friends in Chennai we stayed at Zac and Maria's home stay. From the moment I began conversing with him via email and phone my trip planning suddenly became easier. They helped us with many things: securing a nice decently priced houseboat, talking to our tuk tuk driver to tell him how to get to the place, an... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Tharavadu Homestay is a truly insightful experience into Mallayam life. From the fantastic home cooked meals (cook book available from Maria the chef!) to the suggestions and help on how to spend our time in Allepey, Zac and Maria (and Micky the dog) are incredibly welcoming and kind, the perfect hosts. The house itself is beautiful inside and out,... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I travelled quite extensively around India with a few of my friends last summer (August 2012). We stayed largely at places that had received good reviews on TripAdvisor. Maybe it was because my expectations were high after reading positive reviews, but I was disappointed by a few of them. "Tharavadu Homestay" went above and beyond all of my high expectations.... More

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Additional Information about Tharavadu Homestay

Also Known As:
Tharavadu Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India
Address: Vaikathukaran House | cullen road, Alappuzha 688001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a home stay. The home is situated in the center of the town but in a quiet area away from the noise and pollution of the town. We are an elderly couple who love meeting people and exchanging information and views. Local cuisine meals will be provided on request. ... more   less 

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