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Pooppallys Heritage Home

Ponga P.O, Alappuzha 688512, India
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Visby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This traditionell homestay is located by the waterway in backwaters. You hear birdsong and magic song from the temples in the morning!The owners was very caring about us and arranged a nice boat for exploring the canals. He told us about the plants in the garden and a lot of the food and spices they served came from there own... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We have just spent time with Joseph and Cicily at Pooppallys. We can't speak highly enough of the hospitality of both hosts. Joseph arranged a three hour ( it could have been longer had we wished) boat trip of the back water canals. This was very enjoyable. We were tossing up between this and a houseboat, we are glad we... More 

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Unfortunately we were only able to stay at Pooppallys for one night but what a great experience it was! It is located on the backwaters so you are able to see the traffic. The food was just exceptional--the best we had in our week stay in Kerela. Joseph is a very interesting man who can answer any question you might... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We spent two nights here as part of a two week trip to India with driver organised by Indian company Icon Tours (highly recommended). We could have stayed here much longer. The environment is stunning with views right across the backwater canal. The owners were extremely attentive and interesting to talk to about the social history of Kerala. The food... More 

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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed with Joseph and his lovely wife for 1 night in April 2014 and have to say that I wished we could have stayed longer. Set in beautiful grounds full of spices, flowers, a pond and beautiful fruit trees.There are about 6 cottages which are all by the lake so you can sit outside and watch the world go by... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We initially dithered about whether take a houseboat and in retrospect are glad we didn't. Pooppally is some distance from Alleppy, so the admittedly picturesque houseboats only reach them in the afternoon, instead we were privy to the true backwater life. Whether it was net fishing or duck herding, it all happened in front of our eyes as we relaxed... More 

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Verden (Aller), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Spent 3 days at Pooppally´s and thorouly enjoyed relaxing in a beautiful setting just by the river. Joseph and his wife Cecily were so kind. Joseph helped arrange a massage and a much to be recommended 3 hour boat trip which took me into some of the smaller canals in the backwaters (not possible on a houseboat). Joseph also showed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed for one night at Pooppallys on 12th December before a trip on the backwaters. Joseph and his wife are extremely accommodating and we absolutely loved staying here. The house is 300 years old so there's a lot of history in those teak walls. They made us very welcome and were easy to get along with. Joseph is a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It's a couple of months since we stayed at Poopallys, and the thought of it still brings a big smile! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time there. The family home is beautiful and atmospheric, the garden an inspiration, and the river so relaxing. The Poopallys are a wonderfully welcoming and hospitable and interesting family. We felt at home... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Pooppallys A beautiful old heritage homestay right on the water where you can relax on the veranda and watch the goings on of the river. Slightly neglected and run down when we were there due to the absence from illness of the maintenance staff. Wifi was provided in the dining room. Lovely meals provided by the aging Joseph's wife Cicely,... More 

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