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“Good value, full of character. Brilliant for one night” 5 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 #9 of 59 hotels in Alappuzha
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“Good value, full of character. Brilliant for one night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Cheap and cheerful, oozing with character and charm. The place feels like once of the houseboats that everyone goes on here at Alleppey, built out of bamboo. Perfect for one night. Alleppey itself is not a particularly nice place to visit, just where people board the houseboats. The restaurant waiters and tuk-tuk drivers here are much more pushy and exploitative than other Kerala cities, not a nice attitude. Don't hang around in Alleppey unless you have to.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

As quiet as you can get for the centre of Alleppey !
I had a small double (500R) which was plenty big
Enough for me , and would be ok for a couple for
Just a few days .
Loo roll & towel, mozzie plug in & mozzie net
Provided.
I took the bamboo room , and you needed the fan
On !
It is next to a school - so don't expect to lie in !
The lady who owns it , can organise backwater boat trips,
But the back waters are so busy and polluted with
The fumes are gross . So opt for a 'punted' boat
Instead , much more peacefull and a better
Experience all round!

Room Tip: Ask for a bamboo room away from the school end
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I visited this place with my family during 1st wk of Dec'12. We loved our stay here. Felt at home. Good home cooked food. This was especially important as I was travelling with parents (in their 50s) and are a lil finicky about outside food (veg).
It amazes me how the owners manage to do everything all by themselves. Hats off to them! They make great hosts.
It was indeed a memorable stay.
Suggestions: can only think of 1- Sofa area could be lil more cleaner.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I stayed here during our last leg of kerala tour. This homestay was really a home. A great value for money. The bamboo houses are just awesome. The home like food cooked by owners are really yummy. Location is also good, close to back water boating start canal. U can try.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

though we had very short stay at ashtamudi homestay it was most memorable in our trip.its location is very convenient from ksrtc bus stand and boat jetty.its suits to your purse if you are a budget traveller.good food,traditional touch,clean and beautiful room and help from nice host Uma all these you get as bonus.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stayed 2 nights and really loved it. The owners really are very sweet and helpful. Wifi worked well, and we appreciated the mosquito net, even though the provided plug-in seemed to keep them at bay even when we didn't use the net. We did a canoe tour with somebody else, but realized we probably should have saved money and gone with our Ashtamudi instead. Ask about it! Allepey is beautiful, we liked it much more than we thought we would. Of course, the backwaters are incredible though!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Affordable and centrally located. The owners are very kind and helped me with making onward travel arrangements. They allowed me to make last minute changes and provided useful tips for navigating the KSRTC bus system. I highly recommend staying here. Thank you Ashtamudi for your kindness!

Room Tip: Upstairs bamboo room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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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
#5 Family Hotel in Alappuzha
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Ashtamudi Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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