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Sajhome
Federal Bank ATM Building, Fort Cochin | Near Kunnumpuram Junction, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 170 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

my wife and i stayed with saj and his family for two weeks,and we really did feel part of his family. From the moment we arrived untill we(sadly) left saj was a perfect host Our room was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were delicious. Saj arranged all our trips and even changed our money for us. We found the best way to get around was by autorickshaw(tuk tuk),although the first few drivers we had were very pleasant,there was an underlying pressure to be taken to different shops(they get a fee)which we didn't want to go to.Again saj came to the rescue and organised a tuk tuk driver called Mahin who was excellent,no pressure,great guide and always smilling, we would highly recommend him.All in all a first class stay in a wonderful part of India.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sajhome, Owner at Sajhome, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Dear Sir & Madam,

It is really happy to know that you had a good time with my family home. I would like to take this oppurtunity to express my sincere gratitude for your precious time for this excellent review.

Hope that you would give another chance to serve you again in future

Cordially
Saj
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful homestay, Saj and his team really made us feel welcome. He even went out of his way to try and source train tickets for us, on a booked out service, before we even arrived.

Their local contacts for day and overnight trips were fantastic. Staying here was a great way to end our travels in India.

We would not hesitate in staying here again when and if we come back to Cochin

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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sajhome, Manager at Sajhome, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Dear Sir & Madam,

Thank you for your valuable time for this review and I am really to know that you have enjoyed our tiny accommodation, ouyr food and all other arrangements

Sincerley
Saj
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Bellingen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great location in the interesting old Fort Cochin. Everything within walking distance. Clean attractive rooms. Lovely balcony with pot plants and a view over the bustling street. Quiet at night, but be prepared for early morning call to prayer. Breakfasts home cooked by Saj's wife were delicious. Especially the dosa with fresh coconut chutney. Saj is extremely amiable and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sajhome, Owner at Sajhome, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Madam,

Thank you for your time for this post. It is really delighted to read that you had a good time at my tiny accommodation and in enjoying our breakfast and once again I do express all of our sincere gratitude for being with us for 8 nights.

Sincerley
Saj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Wow. Wow, and double wow.
I had travelled extensively throughout India, and I have to say, this was one of my best experiences. To put it in to perspective we stayed in the 5 star Leela Hotel in Goa, the 5 Star Wydham Grand in Agra to name but a few,

Sajhome, was with out a doubt the most accommodating. But the man behind Sajhome is Ali and his family. This is what has made it so successful. This is what makes me recommend to my friends and you to stay here.

I emailed this fellow from Australia before I left for India, stating i want to visit the elephants, the backwater trip, the dancing etc. Within hours I had prices and itineraries and dates. Yes its his job you could say, but I received such attention to detail that not even the 5 star big guns could match.

Saj, went out of his way to make our stay special. The rooms are spacious, we stayed in the double room with A/C. They are very clean and so too is the bathroom. Even down to the detail of having mosquito repellant in the room.

Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful and authentic. I am not sure why Saj arranged homecooking at another place, when I would of been happy to have studied under his good lady wife. Maybe a future avenue to expand on.

The tours that were arranged and with the driver where excellent, the driver was well groomed and spoke adequate english, and was a pleasant fellow. The overnight boat trip along the back waters were awesome, the boat was amazing, the crew diligent and attentive, and the decor of the boat from what i saw was among one of the best on the water.

There is free wifi at the property, which is so awesome to keep in contact with home.

I know for myself and my partner we would not stay anywhere else again in Kochi. Service and attention to detail are second to none.

Matt & Taygan

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sajhome, Owner at Sajhome, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Sir & Madam,

Thank you for your excellent post and for your precious time for this review. I am really glad to know that you have enjoyed every part of your stay, our food, drivers, suggestions and all the arrangements.

Hope that you would give another oppurtunity to serve you again in future

Cordially
Saj
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Saj and family were extremely welcoming and hospitable - going out of the way to answer your questions and accommodate your needs. Saj enthusiastically welcomes you and explains everything about Cochin and will help organise any day trips, if you so wish.

The rooms were excellent, clean, well decorated and spacious. Wifi is provided throughout Sajhome, which was a nice added bonus!

We were provided with a delicious Keralan breakfast (there is also a continental option) every morning. The breakfasts were fantastic, with the best pineapple juice you probably would have tasted.

Overall - a great place to stay, mostly because of the owners, staff and family atmosphere.

From Arjun (stayed October 2012)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sajhome, Owner at Sajhome, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Dear Sir,

Thank you for this feed back about your stay at my tiny accommodation and I am really happy to know that you had a good time with us and in enjoying our homely prepared breakfast and all the other arrangements.

Cordially
Saj
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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Sajhome was the first stop on our trip to Kerala in December 2011. On the trip we stayed in a mix of accommodation from home stays to 5 star hotels/resorts and Sajhome was the perfect start to our trip. We arrived early morning and were greeted with a warm welcome and a delicious Keralan breakfast and fresh fruit juice.

The room was a good size, simple room. It was clean and the air con was appreciated after a day out exploring in the heat.

Saj and the family were happy to help with our onward travel arrangements and advice whilst we were exploring Kochi.

All in all a great place to kick start our trip!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sajhome, Owner at Sajhome, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Sir & Madam,

Thank you for precious time for this post and happy to know that you had a good time with us and in enjoying our room, food and all the arrangements.

Sincerley
Saj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Had a very good stay in Sajhome. Only regret is that we stayed for one day. Mr. Saj is very helpful person. He arranged an auto for our sight seeing in fort cochi and guided us to nice restaurants.Room was neat and has home like facilities. Room with balcony has a nice view in the evenings. Pineapple and breakfast were delicious.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sajhome, Owner at Sajhome, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Sir & Madam,

Thank you for your precious time for this post and we are all happy to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed our homely room, homely prepared breakfast and all the other arrangements.

Hope that you would give another oppurtunity to serve again in future.

Sincerley
Saj N Fmly
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Address: Federal Bank ATM Building, Fort Cochin | Near Kunnumpuram Junction, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#15 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sajhome is located right at the heart of Fort Kochi. All the tourist attractions are 5-10 minutes walkable distance. You are staying with a Kerala family. So you can enjoy Kerala delicious food and provide genuine tour information, further travel assistance, Arrange taxis, flight tickets, Train tickets, Bus tickets, Cultural dances, Martial arts, Indian classical Music, Genuine Ayurvedic Massage, Accommodation in next destination, Package tour, 24 Hour overnite House boats in Alleppey or in Kumarakom, 3-7 hours Village backwaters cruise etc. ... more   less 
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Sajhome Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Sajhome Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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