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Bella Art and Meditation House

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Near Nehru Trophy Finishing Point | Thathampally P.O., Alappuzha 688013, India
Bella Art and Meditation House
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

no idea what to expect as this was booked by our fantastic host in marari and was just one night prior to a trip out on the backwaters. Set back several streets from the main town you enter through an unassuming pair of gates to an oasis of greenery and tranquillity. What a contrast to the urban dishevelment that is... More 

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sheffield
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We emailed in advance and booked 3 nights at Bella. Welcomed by Natasha, Beju and Jack their pug. Beju made us the tastiest smoothies in Kerala and we got settled in. Natasha gave us a map she drew herself showing the route into town, places of interest and places to eat. Beju sorted us out with a fantastic day on... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A Place where we had quite a wonderful experience. With the two happily welcoming hosts Biju and Natasha. And not to forget the always-wanting-to-be-petted Jack. They welcomed us with freshly made Pineapple juice, which instantly quenched our doubts about the place. Good rooms, and Nice breakfasts (both Kerala and English). Walk-able distance to the City's happening place (Mullaikal road). Also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

What a delightful place! We loved the warmth of the welcome and the talks with both hosts. We found the room to be excellent - spotlessly clean, great amenities, excellent bathroom; in short, everything you could possibly want. We thought that the location was excellent - just 10 minutes walk from the centre of the town and even less from... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My family and I visited Bella in January, peak season in Alappuzha. Biju and Natasha welcomed us with an excellent smoothie (which is a highlight of the stay btw) and some light, fun conversation. The house is warmly decorated, the rooms are clean and the daily Kerala breakfast is amazing. Would suggest to include a canoe trip through the back... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Had a lovely, heart warming stay at Bella's over Xmas, where we ate cake and drank home-made juices and sang songs. The rooms were lovely, and the stay was peaceful and Beju and Natasha were more than helpful. Indian breakfast was delicious and walk into town is easy. Thank you!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Hosts Beju and Natasha and Jack ( the pug dog) are wonderful. Beju makes the best fresh juice every morning. The rooms are large and spotless. The wifi is excellent. The additional living areas and balconies are also beautiful. I cannot say enough about how pleasant it is too stay. Also book a back waters tour through Beju, he has... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed here only for 1night because they didn't have availability for 2nights. It was the perfect homestay. Natacha (from Poland) and her husband (from India) are really friendly and they like talking to their guests and help them with everything. We really felt at home. The house is located in a quiet area but close to the center of... More 

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Szczecin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I do travel with groups as tour guide all over India, and I must say there is no other place like this in all of the subcontinent. It has it all: warm, welcoming and extremely helpful hosts, beautiful, perfectly clean and comfortable rooms, relaxing, green garden, very good location. But there is much more than that: an athmosphere that makes... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We spent three wonderful days with Biju, Natasha and Jack. The warmth and affection that we got in the house made our stay memorable. The time spent in their beautiful garden with the occasional feathered visitors was comforting and peaceful. The rooms are comfortable and adorned with Natasha's personal touch. Biju's juices are delicious and always come with a slight... More 

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