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“A Big Disappointment...” 2 of 5 stars
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1/686 K.L. Bernard Master Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India   |  
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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“A Big Disappointment...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

If it weren't that the pictures matched the building, we would have sworn we were not a the same place all the previous reviews have comment on. It appears the family has moved out of the house, leaving the homestay in the hands of a couple of caretakers. The downstairs living area and kitchen are stark, not homey at all. The rooms and bathrooms (with cold water showers) were clean enough. The breakfast was decent (though store-bought chapattis were served) and was served on the roof terrace that sported some dying plants and a pile of broken furniture off to one side. We chose this place as our jumping off point in Kerala because the reviews all comment about how helpful the owners were with helping to sort out planning, etc. for their time in Kerala. The caretakers were kind enough, but didn't have the wider knowledge needed to help us. We had planned to return to Anna's at the end of our trip, but went elsewhere instead. If the cost of the rooms were around 20 USD, then I would say this place is a good value. However, the cost per room is nearly twice that. The 4 of us thought the beds were extremely firm.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

The house is really nice with big rooms with really comfy beds! The bathrooms are really clean. One of the rooms has a balcony which is really nice. There is a kitchen you can use which was really nice for us to be able to cook for ourselves and one night the people who run it cooked for us which was so kind and generous of them and it was delicious! We had so much fun in this really friendly place nina and shaji make you feel so at home and welcome we actually came back at the end of our trip to stay there again! i would really recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Anna Homestay was the first acomodation on our latest India trip.
It couldn´t have been better. Our hosts Christina and Francis made us really feel welcome and at home.
Christina´s breakfast meals we enjoyed on the lovely balcony were delicious. Our hosts were always there to help with our questions and to give us good advice what to see and visit.
Francis even drove me personally to the liquor store short before closing time to buy some beers. All at no extra charge!

Their beautiful house is located right in the heart of Fort Cochin, where all the interesting places are in a walking distance.
The rooms are clean and very nice, with natural marble floors and carved wooden furniture. We wanted to stay for 2 days and then it was a week. Of course we had to come back for some days, before we flew back home from Cochin.
Christina, Francis and their 2 daughters are a very nice family to stay with. We wish them all the best for their future and good luck with their new Gym for ladies that they started at the begining of 2011.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

My husband and I had a wonderful 5 night stay at this homestay. The family is great, very friendly, personable and helpful in everyway, the room was clean, quiet and comfortable, and the location was ideal for wandering around town. We really enjoyed our time here and were sad to leave.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kochin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

This family deserves another good review cause they're doing such a good job!
Really friendly, welcoming people and we had a great time. I most liked the conversations we had with Kristine about all kind of questions we had about India :)

Rooms/beds were all really clean and pretty and we did lots of relaxing/used the internet on the balcony!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hoi an
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

We looked at a few Homestays in a central location and found this homestay in a residential area near most of the sites to experience. Anna's was an easy decision because of the families friendliness, and helpfulness. we felt at home and the facilities were very clean and private. We were given correct information regarding the things we wanted to see and suggestions for additional experiences. We would recommend Anna's homestay without hesitation. Also,the family provided excellent meals when required.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

Francis and Christina are very nice people, they did everything they could to make us comfortable. We loved meeting them and their children and we felt very welcome in their home.
Anna Homestay is in a lovely location and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of our stay there.
The Arts Centre with Kathakali, Indian Dance, Sitar and Drums, Indian Flute etc. is just round the corner and Francis has tickets! Its so easy and just wonderful!
If you're going to Cochin, get in touch with them!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Additional Information about Anna Homestay

Address: 1/686 K.L. Bernard Master Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 204 Specialty Lodging in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Anna Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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