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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016

I must start by saying how well we were looked after by our host, Manoj. Even though the lady of the house, Shantha, was away herself, Manoj was a superb and delightful host. We had many interesting conversations with him and he was always there to see to our ever need. The house itself is like staying in a National...

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KurienCK, Owner at Akkara Homestay & Ayurveda Center, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words and we truly appreciate them. Look forward to hosting you or your friends again. Regards Kurien

Coonoor, India
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great Getaway/Home away from Home? - especially because it SO epitomizes the spirit of Syrian Christian culture and hospitality. Back Home on the Waterfront-since I have spent many Christmas holidays in another such home a little further up the same Meenachel River in Aymanam- Having read the book " Four Aleys" by Renu Kurien Balakrishnan- the youngest Aley in the...

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KurienCK, Owner at Akkara Homestay & Ayurveda Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and so glad we could give you a good quite holiday .Look forward to having you back. Regards Kurien

new york
Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stayed at Akkara House for three glorious days while in Kerala, it was a fantastic stay! Shantha our hostess was kind, generous and a superb cook. The rooms and grounds were very well maintained and spotless! Manoj the driver was a personable and friendly young man, whose driving skills were absolutely commendable. Shantha and her staff fed us as...

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KurienCK, Owner at Akkara Homestay & Ayurveda Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you at Akkara and so very glad that you had such a great experience .We look forward to hosting you or your friends again. Regards Kurien

London
Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had stayed in large hotels in Mumbai and Delhi, and the delightful Secret Garden in Fort Cochi. Arriving at Akkara driven by the lovely Manoj was interesting as we cluttered over the last bit of dirt track he christened the Akkara Express Way( soon to be tarmacced). Mrs Kurien welcomed us and immediately asked what we wished to do....

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KurienCK, Owner at Akkara Homestay & Ayurveda Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us .Hope to host you or your friends again sometime. Regards Kurien

bangalore
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Me n my family (four of us, me, my husband, kids aged 11 n 5) visited Akkara from 24th to 28th dec. I booked Akkara looking at pics of the house on their website and wanted a low key, quiet, relaxing, truly Kerala holiday. The house and the setting is beautiful. Backwater runs arnd. the house and the area around...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We've stayed here her 4 times, which tells you something, and never been disappointed. The food is traditional Keralan cooking and is terrific ,with a lot of variety. Shanta the hostess and Manoj couldn't be more helpful, and know everything you need to know about the area. They arranged a backwater boat trip for us and other local excursions -...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed January 15, 2012

We were lucky to stay at Akkara over Christmas - to have our share of the traditional Keralan meals, to meet three generations of the family and to welcome the local kids singing carols and playing Santa on Christmas Eve. We stayed 3 nights, walking to the village, looking at spices in the garden and visiting Kumarakom one early morning....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed May 16, 2011

I feel kind of bad writing this review, because the lady who owns this homestay clearly is very hospitable and she means well. Nevertheless, we found the atmosphere at this place oppressive. The furniture and the room we stayed in smelled musty (not sure if the stuff isn't well over 50 years old), and it's the kind of place where...

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Boston, MA
Reviewed January 21, 2010

When you stay at a homestay, you are choosing to have a cultural and social experience where you let go of some control. For that, I have never encountered a better place than Akkara. My husband and I are independent-minded travelers who prefer to keep to ourselves and rarely let anyone else arrange things for us. But we truly connected...

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London
Reviewed November 9, 2009

Akkara is a wonderful house set in a very quiet area next to and running directly on to the river outside Kottayam. Go there if you want to be in a beautiful setting with fantastic food and a feeling, like me, that your wonderful grandmother was reincarnated and feeding you up, just like old times. The atmosphere and smells reminded...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here at the riverside of the Meenachil, come experience a walk down memory lane by living in a 200 year old mansion with unique rooms housing period designs and furniture. Take a walk in pristine nature to he chirping of birds and insects and enjoy the warm hospitality of your host, Mrs. Shanta Kurien. Explore the homestay experience, so different from a cold hotel room, and dig in to the delicious local Travancore Syrian Chistian cuisine. Five acres of local fruits & vegetables, interspersed with Pepper, Coffee, Ginger, Turmeric and Nutmeg trees become a sight for sore eyes. You find yourself surrounded by water on three sides, and far away from the maddening crowds. This is the space you have been looking for: your love of natural beauty, immersed in history and culture.The design of the house, from its spacious architecture to the historical rooms and furniture, all welcome you into another time, where life was slower and sweeter. Immerse yourself in the history of the home, adding your presence to the energy of a well-lived and well-loved space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akkara Homestay & Ayurveda Center

Address: Mariathuruthu P.O, Kottayam 686017, India (Formerly Akkara House)
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range: $51 - $3,438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Akkara Homestay & Ayurveda Center Kottayam, Kerala, India
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