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Kodianthara Heritage Home

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Kumarakom P.O. | Behind St.John Knanaya Church, Kumarakom 686563, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My stay at the Kodianthara Heritage Home in Kumarakom was really agreeable. Both Crispin and Soni are very personable and made me feel like part of the family which is rare. Crispin was very helpful and I enjoyed my discussions with Soni who is a teacher like I am. Their home is a marvel, a renovated, traditional farmhouse which has... More 

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Kottayam, India
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A nice traditionally built heritage house (naalukettu) where you can relax and enjoy the freshness of nature. They have there own houseboat service and a small boat(thoni) which you can row through the canal close to the house. Great service and hospitality provided ac rooms and internet access. Wifi not provided.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is the sort of place that grows on you. The ambience, people, hospitality, food combine to give you a quiet and peaceful holiday. It was enriching to learn a bit about the family and community's cultural history and heritage. The houseboat was an enjoyable experience and the kids spent hours watching the 'water life' in the pond within the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are home stays and then there is kodianthara heritage resort. The place is a traditional kerala home with rich wood work and is 150 years old which has been refurbished magnificently by the owners Mr. Crispin and his wonderful wife Ms. Soni Crispin. It was a great experience to live in that place where each and every nook and... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The place can be best described as Peaceful, Green, Truly heritage. Very friendly and helpful company of Crispin and family. The surroundings are charming, evokes interest. Relaxing at the property is the best thing you can do. Food has great variety and is authentic and tasty. Overall a very satisfying experience.

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Kolkata
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Spent 2 wonderful days with Crispin and family at Kodianthara on 20th and 21st Mar, 2014. Kodianthara isa a lovely and traditional Kerala bungalow enclosed in a rubber plantation, run by Mr. Crispin. The hospitality at this Home stay was very warm, and food cooked by Mrs. Crispin tasted great and lip smacking. My sons played a lot with their... More 

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