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“Very good, value-for-money experience !” 5 of 5 stars
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K.K. Road; 80 kms from Airport, 1 km. from Railway, Kottayam 686 001, India   |  
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Kottayam
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“Very good, value-for-money experience !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed for 1 night at Kottayam en route Kochi from Thekkady in Feb'13. Homestead Hotel has a great location-- opposite the Malayala Manorama Building and 1 km from railway station. We stayed in a large room on the ground floor with enough space for an extra bed. Hot water was available 24X7 thanks to the geyser installed in the bathroom. However, not all rooms have geysers. service was quick and efficient. Linen was clean and sparkling white. No mosquitoes or insects in the room (despite the tropical weather). A good air-conditioner and good ventilation.

The room tariff was the best part at ~Rs. 1500. This hotel was ideally located for visiting some local attractions such as the Shiva Temple @ Thirunakkara. There is an excellent south-indian and multi-cuisine restaurant in the hotel complex itself- so food is not a problem.

Overall, an excellent value-for-money yet hygienic, clean hotel for a 1-day halt while on leisure /business travel.

Room Tip: If needed, ask for the large family room with A/C and geyser attached in the bathroom.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

center of town very clean, squeaky! limited ac rooms got a non ac room due to last minute booking. noisy bulldozer outside cant sleep after a hard day. never seen a cisco set top box . so crystal clear ancient tv, 21 inch of course. wide range of indian channels CNN BBC of course. friendly mosquitoes keep company, three is company 4 is a crowd. mosquito mat helps keep it friendly. TWO fans for elongated narrow room. room facilities barely enough but the 40 year old odd design barely classifies as a 2 star. food is ok, pure south indian. ask for english newspapers for a while, loaned from the lobby. no hot water almost summer here but am used to that. full Marks for maintenance, of what is there. old schol hotel very well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stayed at Home Stead Hotel in Kottayam in November on work.

What I liked - clean, great price, helpful staff (one alked all the way to a stadium to show me where to run as he was worried I would get lost). Responsive staff
Cool room (even though it was non-ac)

What I did not - maybe an automatic cleanup (meaning at a fixed time would be good of the room. Though in all fairness they did do it when I asked the second time. The regulator of my fan was at one speed - but at this price this was a minor thing

The bathrooms are clean.

Access to restaurants (in-hotel) and around is great.

Would definitely stay here on the next trip as well

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Just any word of appreciation is not enough for this hotel.Clean rooms,excellent food,fast service.Hotel staff is too good and always ready to help.I simply can't think of any other hotel in kottayam other than this hotel.Hats off to them.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

This was a very pleasant place to stay. Really clean, hardly any mosquitoes (maybe one or two) which is saying something in Kottayam. They cleaned the banisters and floors with lemon which smelled lovely. It was so hot when we were here in early January. We took a room with a fan and it was really effective at cooling the room so we didn't need a/c which was double the price. We paid 820 rupees which is very reasonable for the value. The room was quiet too, in all a very comfortable stay. Hot water when we needed it too, toilet roll. There was no breakfast but there's a very nice clean restaurant right beside the hotel which was lovely. Staff were very pleasant and professional. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: K.K. Road; 80 kms from Airport, 1 km. from Railway, Kottayam 686 001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Kottayam
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Homestead Hotel Kottayam, Kerala, India

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