My negative review does not refer to the accommodation as such - the room was perfectly fine. However, host Matthew also offers Backwater tours which you cannot necessarily rely on.
We happened to arrive in the evening without having booked any tour for the next day in advance. We could have just gone to town the next day to book something but he assured us he would take care of it and find a guide for a half-day trip. Unfortunately, all of his "regulars" were already booked - without us knowing, of course. What we got was a villager who could understand and speak hardly any English - which is quite dissatisfying if you really want to learn about the Backwaters. The boat was old and he also seemed to want to save gas as he was going extremely slow and we only saw a handful of channels. The trip cost us 1200 Rs - way too much. What made things worse though was that when we told Matthew about our disappointment he wanted to give us 120Rs to make up for it. The next morning when we paid for our room he even offered 1000Rs, which seemed like it was intended to keep us from writing a bad review.
As I said, the place is fine to stay at - but you cannot necessarily rely on the Backwater tours offered here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venice castle is the home stay of your dreams It is ideally located in the very heart of the town. Yet, Venice castle is cut off from the din and bustle of the town by wooded surroundings that lends an ambiance of the country side. The home stay is set in large of lush green plants, landscaped premises and a well mowed lawn with garden lights.Peace and alms prevails over the place which is broken only with the chiming of soft bells from the nearby temple, the chirruping of birds or the playful whistling of the squirrels in the tree. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers and Odigeo so you can book your Venice Castle reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Venice Castle Kerala/Alappuzha, India