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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from the beach and the city centre. A basic stay for a reasonable price. The atmosphere is laid-back. Our room was a big (AC) room upstairs on the rightsize. There are cats and dogs and a horse. So if you don't like animals....... Ignore the lady in the house. She gives you a unwelcome feeling while Johnson is... More 

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Howrah, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 3 nights, The rooms are large but not furnished only bed provided. Foods are average but highly priced. Chicken meal cost per meal is Rs. 370 and fish meal is Rs.420 but quantity and preparation is not good. Service is also not good. Lots of mosquito in the premises and inside the rooms. Though Mr Johnson is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Overall, not worth it. Just get a cab to drive you out into the backwaters. You see the same thing and save yourself 2 days. This "free" night at Johnsons home stay came with our houseboat booking. We brought our own bug net so we didn't get eaten alive. Good thing we did cause there were tons of Mosquitos. If... More 

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1 Thank Craig R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Stayed in Johnson's Eco houseboat for one night. It was magnificent! We arrived at Johnson's own residence first. He has a lot of pets and is very kind. He offers you refreshments, even offered us to use his washing machine to do our laundry! He then helped us find transportation to the houseboat. Our houseboat was a double decker, meant... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Some people love Johnson, but for me he seemed like a slick casino operator. Overtly extremely hospitable, but his information very biased towards the tours and houseboat that he books. Rooms were clean but extremely basic - only a bed. Certainly not with all the amenities listed. And definitely overpriced. As to Johnson's character, I'll just let his responses to... More 

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3 Thank David B
AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

This person arrived with his partner after his partner called and was clearly told the room rate, in peak season when the guesthouse was teeming with guests. When it came to paying, his partner tried to claim that I quoted less that a quarter of the price. I would not budge, as was my right. Then our man comes in... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

It's been almost 8 months since I was at Johnson's and I'm finally just able to work up the courage to write this review. What happened during my stay at Johnson's has been difficult to talk about and has affected me ever since. I arrived at Johnson's in a good mood and ready to see the famous Kerala backwaters. Johnson... More 

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Wargrave, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We found Johnson's houseboat and homestay via the Lonely Planet guide but didn't find quite what was advertised. We had lots of contact with Johnson via email before our trip, made arrangements for one night on houseboat and the complimentary night in the homestay and paid a deposit, but when we arrived he was not expecting us and seemed almost... More 

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2 Thank Rachel E
AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Duh?????? Need I say more? Johnson More 

Worcester, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I stayed at Johnson's for two weeks in June to help out with some manuscript editing. I wasn't a tourist strictly speaking, but I got to experience life in the house in more or less the same manner as a tourist would, and I met some tourists who stayed for a day or two during my tenure there. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

6 months since my visit .... I still can't believe I subjected myself to it . At first he seemed decent enough, but as I watched and listened the reality became clearer. I work in mental health and I'm quite tuned in when assessing people. Controlling , potentially violent , devious ,manipulative ,tyranical . I was unsure if ,perhaps, I... More 

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5 Thank 999Neveragain
AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Horrible customer. I want to ask the gentleman if he works in the mental institute or is an inmate, because one of the previous review mentions him as a 'crazed customer'. Please refer 'Harry3g' review. Yup, this is the idiot who came to my guesthouse from a two day trip on my boat and started yelling at me in front... More 

Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I arrived in allepey just after the new year with the plan of taking a houseboat tour with my girlfriend and another traveler. The other traveler found Johnson and arranged the houseboat tour for the three of us via email. In the email she mentioned that we might be open sharing the boat with another small group. What she didn't... More 

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AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

This pathetic girl says she came to my guesthouse and the rooms were full. She says that was fine as the rooms were not nice. I want to know how she could see the rooms if it was full:-) She says she is not a budget traveller. Well, she stayed in a guesthouse close to us, down the road, which... More 

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Additional Information about Johnson's The Nest Homestay

Address: Lal Bagh | Alappuzha, Kochi (Cochin) 688012, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $14 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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