One, two, three, one step ahead is Maria (Ricky Martin - Maria)that is what the title says because no matter what ever your needs or expectations may be it does get surpassed. We had checked in last month during our four day trip to Allepey. We started it with a one day river cruise from the boat jetty, and checked in Maria Heritage Home the next day. First thing that made us select this from hundred other homestays is that almost all the reviews in Tripadvisor mentions the name of the individuals who work there (Human touch). We were not disappointed the booking process was easy as all it took was a call to the manager Mrs. Rema, she is the most versatile lady we have come across, she handled our bookings, travel, food and also suggested places to visit.
There are essentially three room types the deluxe, heritage and the honeymoon suite. The deluxe is on the ground floor is quite spacious for the price has a private sit out overlooking the garden, the honeymoon suite in which we stayed is on the first floor is very very spacious and it also has a private enclosed patio with a wooden swing and a dining table. The furniture in the room were all antiques which includes the cot, dressing mirror, sofa. Thankfully the washrooms were modern and well specced. The Heritage rooms are in a separate block. The property is big and one can spend time lazing around the gardens and just outside the main door is the river Pamba. The river is so serene to look at. The hotel arranged for a canoe ride for us and it is a must do. It takes you to the small canals and one can witness the daily life of people.
The food was delicious south indian fare with lots off coconut flavourings. The in house Chef Mr. Raju is a extremely shy guy, but he whips out one delicacy after the other. All we did was eat, sleep, and wake up to eat more. The place has hundreds of antiques, I wish the management makes a foot note of each for the guests understanding. Caretaker Mr. JImmy was ever present for the guests.
Pros: Mrs. Rema, tastefully done home stay, excellent rooms, River Pamba,
Cons: Limited food choices, quite far away from Allepey.
- Also Known As:
- Maria Heritage Homes And Spa Kerala/Alappuzha, India
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An eco-friendly, backwater boutique homestay property by the river bank in Pulincunoo, Alleppey, Kerala, India, furnished with Antique art furniture and art from South India. ... more less