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Arakal Heritage

Arakal Heritage, | Alleppey, Alappuzha 688530, India
Arakal Heritage
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed over Christmas in this gorgeous place. The owners, Abi and Mini, and Tom and Davis their children, gave us the warmest welcome. The food was amazing and they helped us with trips and excursions. The rooms with roofless bathrooms are stunning and showering outside was magical. Highly recommended.

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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I spent 4 nights between Christmas and New Year at Arakal Homestay. It was a little difficult to find as I was travelling independently, but with good directions from Abi I managed to get there by autorickshaw from Alleppey Station (it takes about 40 minutes). The cottage I stayed in was built about 300 years ago and it was a... More 

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Arlon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have stayed in Arakal Heritage for 1 night in Feb 2013. The owners, Mini and Aby are really, really nice, and welcomed us as if we were part of their family. The rooms are dark, but very nice, and have been renovated as they used to be part of the ancestors of the family. The beach is about 5... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Unbelievable place, lost in the middle of nowhere, the perfect deal to play Robinson Crusoe and get some rest : white sand, wild and really empty beach you can easily reach (3 minutes walking distance at the end of the 18 ha garden-which is actually the most beautiful and huge coconut plantation i've ever seen), warm welcome, delicious food included... More 

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Köln
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

From all placed we slept during our trip through Kerala this is the only one we would never recommend to anybody! Compared with other homestays Arakal was the most expensive one, but we were shocked about the bad quality of food - nearly always cold, and neither fresh nor tasty - and about the missing service - one day the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

If you want a quiet, secluded place close to the beach you must try this homestay run by a very welcoming and hospitable family. The accommodation is delightful. We had a comfortable double room with an attached shower and wc. The setting is delightfully Keralan. Palm trees, miles of white sandy beach within 5 minutes walk and very pretty countryside... More 

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svendborg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Reading the reviews of this place I am unable to understand why they so positive. For the price of INR 6000 for a double room incl. meals I had expected a bit more (In Fort Cochin we paid INR 4800 for a very nice room at a good hotel where everything worked and INR 1000 for meals). There was absolutely... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

A last minute addition to our holiday plan and what a gem. We had a terrific 3 days at this wonderful homestay where our cottage was excelent and the hospitality was excelent. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was perfect. Our only complaint......we could not fit all the wonderful food in without bursting ! The beach is reached... More 

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in October with our 5 year old Granddaughter. We had a really lovely time and the family were absolutely lovely, making us feel very comfortable and welcome. Minni cooked us some delicious meals and went out of her way to accommodate our granddaughter who is a very fussy eater - it did'nt help that the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Whilst our stay was a while ago, the memories of it are still fresh! Arakal heritage was the first place we stayed in Kerala and it was a great place to start! We were greeted by our friendly hosts and a view of intricately carved rooms surrounded by palm trees with hammocks ready and waiting between them-amazing! Off the beaten... More 

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