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Near fire force | Ksrtc Bus Stand Road, Alappuzha 688009, India   |  
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I planned to stay a few days, but I ended up staying here one week. I had a great time in Lemon Dew, Alleppy! The location of the guesthouse is good; close to the bus station, boat-jetty and there's a great place for Indian breakfast around the corner! Clean rooms and a nice rooftop, with hammocks, music, games and home made meals make it a chill out place.
And he guys from Lemon Dew are really friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Walking distance to the bus and the jetty port, the charm of lemon dew is evident from the outside. With bohemian and playful decor, this place is more than a random, forgettable guesthouse, it has character. The rooftop is an awesome place to chill with dinner and a few beers. The owner graciously makes dinner for all the guests who wants to dine, making it a dinner party of sorts, perfect for the solo traveler. The rooms are basic and need a face-lift (they were repainting when i left). you could probably find a cheaper room of the same quality or a slightly nicer one at the same price, but the vibe and the very friendly staff makes up for the place. A very good place to stay especially for the solo traveler.
They also organize canoe trips which joined. It's a bit costly at 900 rupees, but being able to have a peek at daily life by the backwaters (with a breakfast and lunch in one of the houses) while meeting new people makes it worth the cost.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We found Lemon Dew on trip advisor and decided to stay after reading the food reviews. Room basic but with wifi. Great rooftop with washer machine that guests can use. What makes this place really work and stand out from a lot of other guesthouses is the staff. A good group of guys who are extremely helpful and informative. They are honest about the area and arranged a full day canoe trip through the depths of the backwaters which was definitely one of our highlights in Kerala. If you want good value for money with a friendly vibe stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very nice place - beautiful plants and cool paintings creating a charming atmosphere . The place is run by a couple of very nice and helping poeple. Tours and trips through the backwaters can be organised from the guest house. Rooms are ok and very cheap. The best thing about this place is definetely the rooftop, where you can chill out on hammoks, listen to music or play some games. Ideal place to meet other people.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you're looking for a bohemian paradise filled with plants, cool tunes, a roof top and a quiet location, than this is the place to choose.
Clean, friendly staff and they are more than willing to help out with tours and any other info.

Great place

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Tulamben, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

In spending 3 months in India, this was by far the best backpacker i stayed at. Rooms were nice. Mine was on the ground floor, so i had WiFI in my room as well. Staff is very friendly and laid back. At night, the rooftop was a prefect place to hang out and socialize with other backpackers. A feature that most guest houses in India seem to lack, They also organize day tours through the backwaters, which i really enjoyed. Other places in India should take an example of this place!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Edmonton, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The roof gets really toasty during the day, but there are hammocks and small tables (no chairs) to hang out at! This is great because you can talk and mix with other travelers! Most hotels in India don't seem to have this feature!

The staff is really nice. The place is run by a bunch of young guys. Staying here feels a bit like staying at a frat house, and some of the guys can get annoying at times, so if you're a solo female traveler and any of them hit on you, just be firm and say "no".

The rooms are standard. There is wifi downstairs. It's close to the public bus park/station.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Lemon Dew

Address: Near fire force | Ksrtc Bus Stand Road, Alappuzha 688009, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the city centre in Allaphuza, close to the bus station and the backwaters.14 rooms in a single building.free wifi and restaurant facilities.backwater tour programs are provided upon request.standard rooms with attached bathrooms. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lemon Dew Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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