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“Convenient guesthouse” 4 of 5 stars
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Ashtamudi Homestay
West of S.D.V. Central School | Zilla Court Ward, Alappuzha 688 001, India   |  
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Ranked #11 of 59 Hotels in Alappuzha
Toronto, Canada
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“Convenient guesthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

I stayed at Ashtamudi in February during a month long backpacking trip in India. The place is not really a "homestay" but more like a guest house, but still an excellent guest house. We stayed in the bamboo room on the top floor which was clean and comfortable. Food (not included in rates) was tasty and served on the top floor overlooking a small alley. Subhash and his wife were very friendly and helpful. He organized a house boat trip for us which was affordable and relaxing. The only thing that was off-putting was we sometimes felt that we were being pushed to take tours or transportation organized through them (although you'll find that in most places in India).
For accommodation in Alleypey, Ashtamudi is a good place, very central and clean.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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mumbai
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

Very homely feeling in ashtamudi, very cosy atmosphere, welcoming and caring owners Mr. Subhash and Mrs Uma. We felt like a stay in our own friends house.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I can highly recommend this homestay.
From the enthusiastic welcome to the never ending smiles - this place just makes you feel so confortable and at home. The service was great and the breakfasts very tasty.
The location can't be beat, hidden in a quiet lane, but only a few minutes walk from everything.

I even got a hug when I left! :)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Comfortable homestay and good food as per our choice with caring hospitality..... Home way from Home.
Thank you Uma & Subhash with Team Ashtamudi Homestay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

The best homestay in Allepey and Kerala! The staff is so friendly and helpfull. Very confortable rooms and excellent value for money. Be sure, is an excellent choice!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed in a Bamboo room, with a fan which was perfect, the seating area outside the rooms was a lovely place to relax in the evenings, the rooms are clean with nice showers / bathroom and mosquito nets over the bed. The rooms are big and spacious.
The breakfast at ashtamudi was really tasty i had banana omlette.

The family were so helpful they organised our massage and rickshaw to get to the massage place, they also organised our houseboat trip which was fantastic and one of my favourite experiences in India, the chef on board cooked some fantastic food and the accomodation was perfect it was so relaxing.

We went to the beach in allaphuza which was quiet, we also had a walk around the town, we ate at the Indian coffee house. The food at ashtamudi was fantastic we had a meal there in the evening and they even put a tv in our room so we could watch the cricket later on in the evening! The family let us have our room for the day after our houseboat trip so that we could freshen up before our train that afternoon, they also drove us to the train station and helped us buy our tickets from the hectic que!

I can't thank them enough for enabling us to have such a fantastic experience on our first trip to India. I will definately recommend this to anyone who wants to do the backwaters trip and visit this lovely town.

Joy and Danny

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

As a solo traveller, I stayed in Ashtamu.di over Christmas 2010 and in owners Uma and Subhash found two of the nicest people I have met in all my years of travelling. They treated me like family and made my stay truly special. Great food (allow time as all cooked to order), great company, with a real mix of ages and nationalities, and a truly wonderful place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place that puts the home into stay!

Room Tip: Bamboo rooms = character, downstairs = aircon
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: West of S.D.V. Central School | Zilla Court Ward, Alappuzha 688 001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alappuzha
#8 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the vibrant town of Alappuzha which is the centre for adventures into the Backwaters of Kerala. Ashtamudi Home Stay is a welcoming and peaceful place with friendly English speaking staff. The rooms, although fitted with modern conveniences such as cable TV and air conditioning, are styled in the Keralan tradition, echoing the look and feel of the backwater houseboats. ... more   less 
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