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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Just came back from Kochi. We had a wonderful visit with Mr Benny. He took us on a cruise in his boat to the backwaters of Kerala. It was like we were on heaven on earth. Just gliding over the water and watching the shore line with its greenery is so soothing. If you are lucky Mr Benny will offer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We came to India to celebrate my fathers 60th birthday and were recommended Bens house boat to explore and enjoy the Kerala backwaters in Kochi. Amazing views, amazing hospitality and superb service. Highly recommend to anyone in Kerala looking to do the backwaters to use Benny. He was friendly, enthusiastic to understand what we wanted from our experience and tailored... More 

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Thodupuzha, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, At Bens Homestay we relaxed a lot because of the hospitality and safe nature rich place, near the river frontage , while we are taking treatment at Aster Medicity International Hospital. One of the better place to stay and relax, near Aster Medicity & for others can enjoy the facilities of... More 

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Anish for your wonderful review. Will keep in touch. Ben n fly. More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Ben's Homestay was such a welcome respite after traveling for more than 24 hours! Although my reservation was made at the last minute, Ben contacted me and arranged to pick me up from the airport. His home is beautiful and his family is so sweet! I originally planned on having a cooking lesson from his lovely wife who is an... More 

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Nathalie ..Thanks for your excellent review. we didn't get much time for cooking lessons. Anju always loves to share her cooking experiences... Next time definitely. .. Ben n fly. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stayed at Ben`s homestay from 18th to 26th Feb 2016.And we had the most awesome holiday ever, beyond all our expectations ! We had our German friends, Tom and Jennifer with us, and there would not have been anything more wonderful than this ! The homestay stays true to its spirit. the entire family ( Ben`s elderly father. Ben... More 

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review.It was nice experience with you n Sanju and Jennifer n Tom.Anju tried your vegetable curries and it was awsome. We will meet you soon. Ben n fly. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience and adventure during our port visit in Kochi. After our ship docked, we were met in the cruise port terminal by Benny and Anju. After a brief ride to thier family home on the river, our wonderful backwaters tour began on thier beautiful riverboat. It was truly a spectacular experience with a deep understanding of the... More 

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

We were thankful to you for sharing your experience in my place. We felt delighted when you said that you are on 61st day in this cruise and This day spent in boating and other activities here was the best till this day. You are always welcome to my place any time and I hope we will meet in next... More 

Weissenhorn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Wonderful place in the middle of Palm trees with extremly friendly family. Great Indian Food, Romantic sunsets, interesting prawn farming tour, Professional car transport Service with aircon. Reasonable Prices. Honest hospitality. Ayurvedic massages. Nice room directly on the river in a modern river boat.

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review Tom. We really enjoyed your stay with Jenni here. When we come Austria later will definitely come to meet you. Warm Regards Ben n fly. More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

My family and I stayed at Ben's Homestay for five days to both begin and end our travels in Kerala. From the moment we arrived, we felt well cared for and part of their family. Our 10 year old sons spent hours playing with their two boys including a trip to the local barber shop when two of them got... More 

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Kieth for your amazing review. We were like a family. It was nice to see that you , Carol and Ian wrote review here. Warm Regards Ben n fly. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The Kochi Marriott we were staying at recommended Ben's Backwater Tour and we could not be happier with the recommendation. We enjoyed a wonderful sunset tour with an amazing crew. This is a must in Kochi.

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Mike n Yuki for your excellent review here. You were the first review writer from Marriot Kochi. Many took sunset cruises but you wrote the first review. Warm Regards Ben. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I chose this homestay 2 years ago as a place I wished to stay and finally made it in January.the situation is lovely with views across the river.We had booked the bungalow but were offered the houseboat for the first night and decided to keep it for our 7 night stay.The room is perfectly adequate but what makes it outstanding... More 

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Benny X, Owner at Bens Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely elaborate review Kieth. Evening talking at the upper deck of the floating was really wonderful. We learn a lot of cultures from your side.Special thanks for your wife's painting class for my little Angel Carol. Warm Regards Ben n fly. More 

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Address: Kuttikal House | Kothad P.O., Kochi (Cochin) 682027, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $43 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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