A friend and self been to Jose's Gramam in Aug 2013 on a day with really bad storm. Finding Gramam was very easy and Jose had provided perfect directions.
We were warmly greeted by Jose at arrival and made us feel at home immediately. He gave us all the helpful instructions on what to do and where to find food while we were there. He also took our special requests and made sure all of them were fulfilled.
We stayed in the independent cottage that was closer to the backwater. It's really very large and can easily accommodate a large family if they wanted to stay together. The cottage came with all that you need - a large room with bed, living area, a keyboard, chess board, extra bed if required, a very functional kitchen and an open to the sky bathroom (its one of the most charming part of the place)
The view and setting of the cottage is breathtaking and one wouldn't want to leave the place while you are there. However; we spent 2 nights there and used Gramam as our base to explore around Fort Cochin in the stormy weather.
There is a good restaurant in the nearby resort, Heritage Methanam. They serve authentic Kerala cuisine and is also situated by the backwater, just 5 mins from Gramam. Other good options are in Fort Cochin and it took us about 20mins to get there in the stormy weather.
Breakfast is provided by the family and its truly a very homely breakfast. Jose made sure we were comfortable with the food; especially since I had my friend from Netherlands who were not familiar with Kerala cuisine.
I picked Gramam to give a glimpse of Kerala village living during our road trip to Kerala with my friend. It met all our expectation and we could not have asked for more.
We parted from Gramam telling Jose that we will be back later in the year!.
I highly recommend Gramam if you are looking for a no frills, peaceful stay by the backwater.
5 stars for everything and + 2 for the host.
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