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Kodianthara Heritage Home

Kumarakom P.O. | Behind St.John Knanaya Church, Kumarakom 686563, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights as part of our Kumarakom-Alleppey-Vagamon trip of Kerala. We were welcomed with warmth and ushered into our cottage. The point with a homestay is (and I have stayed in a few now) is that your mood tends to reflect the hosts' a bit and so on our first day, the lady of the house was... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Starting from our journey from our home town till we came back, the trip was more than what we expected it to be... This was a very unique experience because any trip will be a mixture of uncertainties & mishappenings but this one was certain and well guided... "Mr.Crispin" is how I addressed him earlier but now it sounds so... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our stay at the Kodianthara Heritage Home was something I will never forget and for all the good reasons. I was accompanied by my mother who is 93 years old and my brother and sister. This was a visit to our roots considering we belong to Kumarakom and we were going back together after more than five decades. Our ancestral... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wow. What a fantastic place to stay. The house and surrounding grounds are stunning. Absolutely deserving of being the number one rated accommodation on TripAdvisor. The family are lovely people and so hospitable. I really will miss the time I spent with them and I have some special memories to keep forever. I ate dinner each night with the family,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A family trip to Kumarakom was long overdue and we had heard very favorable things about past experiences from friends who stayed at the Kodianthara Heritage Home hosted by the lovely couple Mr Crispin and his wife Soni. Right from the start we were taken great care off. From being escorted to the home by Mr Crispin himself (through narrow... More 

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chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Where money is the only driver in hospitality business these days, Mr.Crispin & family stands out in the crowd & you hardly find holiday homes like this. You can count on his advice to travel around, shop, eat, spa etc. .Very genuine with no hidden interest whatsoever. The heritage home is fantastic.... takes you back a 100 years, very welcoming,... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights, and we're able to get a real feel for the way of life on the backwaters. Chrispin is a very gregarious and interesting host, and his wife Soni such a lovely person too. We enjoyed their company, and appreciated the fact that they both speak such excellent English. We found their house and garden... More 

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Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We should have called for directions since this wonderful home is located within the maze of houses in Kumarakom where streets are not identified with signs and the buildings have no numbers. Crispin gently chided as he helped us to our room. It was rustic and initially disappointing. After our flight from Mumbai, our tired and weary bodies had looked... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely 2 nights here. The house had been beautifully renovated by Crispin and his wife. The food was delicious and the hosts were very welcoming. We just pottered around on a couple of local bikes (which suited us very well) and relaxed. There were some lovely fellow guests to chat to as well which made our stay... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great location, well maintained heritage home, and entertaining conversations that can go on and on! Enjoyed the traditional Kerala food. Loved every bit of it, including the roads by the canals, the sharp turns, the quietness disrupted only by crickets and so on. A pity that we couldn't stay for more. Thanks for the travel and shopping tips for Kottayam.... More 

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