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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were very fortunate to visit India during our last summer holidays and were drawn once again to stay at Ben's Homestay for the third time. Ben, Anju, Ben's Dad and the kids were so welcoming and hospitable. The serenity of this beautiful village, the backwaters, the locals especially Ben's family always made us feel at home, a home away... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We started our Kerala trip at Ben's Homestay this Christmas and loved it so much we came back at the end for some more! We stayed in the main house in a huge room overlooking the backwaters and spent plenty of time chilling on the middle balcony drinking chai and eating the delicious snacks at tea time. Ben, Anju and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A beautiful location with very comfortable rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh breakfast of idiapams, egg curry and fried bananas. All visitors must use the local ferry and boat service to visit nearby islands and to get a feel of the local life. At a nominal rate of 70 Rs (for a family of 4) we took a one and... More 

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Foster City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed at Ben's cottage during Christmas. It was an unforgettable experience for many reasons. Firstly about the cottage and the surroundings: 1. Location is superb and it overlooks the backwaters with a view of the Chinese fishing nets and the houseboat that is almost complete. 2. The building itself is constructed in a very traditional style and the rooms... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had an awesome time at Ben`s family next to the back waters in Kochi. It is a situated on Kothad island about 15ks from Fort Kochi . The rooms were sparkling clean and very spacious with Aircon and beautiful view on to back waters Anju(Ben's wife) is a fantastic cook and we enjoyed all our meals with the family... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Whenever I was here , I just loved the serenity Bens Homestay offers. Ben’s rooms are cozy, clean and fresh. Let me cherish some specials - Kerala style fish delicacies, trip to the paddy fields and sight seeing trips thru the back waters and the outstanding hospitality the hosts have bestowed on us. It was a delightful experience and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Only stayed one night in their cottage but was very pleasant. Chose Ben's as it was close to Aster Medcity Hospital which I was attending the following day .Ben was kind enough to give me a lift to the hospital together with his family. The property goes right down to the water front where Ben has a boat which is... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were looking for a quick, relaxing and refreshing break from our fast-paced routine and Diwali pollution in Bengaluru. Ben's was the ideal place to satisfy this need remarkably. Tucked away a little off Ernakulam city, the little cottage we stayed in was compact, cosy, with the view of the backwaters was truly a treat to the senses. Then, there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After a fortuitous meeting with Ben on our first day in Cochin, we spent a total of four nights at his homestay during our trip. For us, our stay here framed our entire time in Kerala- we were also lucky enough to be around for the Pokkali rice harvest in Ben's paddy fields. The location, in backwaters situated around 5km... More 

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Warri, Delta, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at Benny's homestay for a short period in June 2014 and this is one journey we will not forget ever. We had been in Kerela for some time but dint have that feel of home because we were there on medical grounds. When we moved into the homestay we immediately felt liberated. The hospitality we got from this... More 

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Address: Kuttikal House | Kothad P.O., Kochi (Cochin) 682027, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $43 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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