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Motty's Homestay

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Kidangamparambu Temple Street, Alappuzha 688 013, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely recommend staying at Motty's Homestay. Motty and Lali are warm and generous hosts who went beyond what they needed to do in order to ensure that we had a fabulous time as well as learnt about Kerala. Motty made suggestions and then organised drivers and activities. We particularly loved our village boat trip in a long boat where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This spacious house has cosy rooms furnished with antique furniture and a well set garden - a rare gem in such a central location !First impression of the room...spotless!!! I really appreciated the clean and comfortable sized bathroom and the layout of the room. The bed was also very comfortable and the bedding was quality. I can't say enough about... More 

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1 Thank Akhil M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Its hard to chose a favorite place but this was at the top. Our room was upstairs with our own balcony. It was close enough to walk to town, or the beach which was a bit further, around 40mins or a very cheap ricksaw ride in 10mins. The best part about our stay was our hosts, Motty and Lali are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor I felt that although expensive, sometimes 3 times as expensive as other locations we booked to stay at mottys. I am sorry to say that we felt disappointed as it did not live up to our expectations. The room was lovely with a colonial feel but because we were on the ground floor and there... More 

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13 Thank MrsOE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After reading the Tripadvisor reviews and a favourable article on the Guardian.com, we were very excited to be coming to stay and use Motty's as a base for exploring the backwaters. While the house is charming enough, we didn't find Motty or his wife particularly pleasant or welcoming; the bottled water in our room was open and stale, the bed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Motty's is a real homestay, you will have the privilege of having the company of Motty and his wife, the benefit of his very good advice, and the delight of staying in a large a/c room with high quality wood all around and with interesting ornaments. Motty's homestay has only 3 rooms, and is not like a standard homestay, which... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The first thing to mention about Motty's homestay is Motty, an extremely welcoming host who makes you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. Situated close to the central part of town, we could easily explore the small town of Alllepey and sample it's cuisine. However, the main focus of being here is to experience the beauty of the backwaters.... More 

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Thank Craig G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While visiting Kerala, we stayed in very nice hotels but none had Motty's personal touch. Motty's guests are very well taken care of from start to finish, starting with a lovely drink, plan and very helpful advice on where to go in town. Motty can organise any trips and pampering you fancy, which makes the stay easy and relaxing. The... More 

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Thank murielle c
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I returned to Motty's for the 2nd time in March this year. Motty is a very warm, welcoming, enthusiastic and friendly host. Always eager to share a drink and a chat on the veranda before dinner. The house a short walk to the heart of Allepey, which is fun to explore on foot, especially with Motty's map and insider tips!... More 

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1 Thank Gail B
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

i stayed at motty´s place and it was just wonderful. it´s like a small hidden paradise in the middle of allepey motty and lali are just 2 lovely warmhearted hosts and their house is just a perfect base to discover kerala. you feel comfortable and protected and perfectly guided. motty knows all the good places and his recommendations are deep... More 

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