We stayed for three nights and had the private and relaxed time we were wanting to have. The highlight was the friendliness of Mr Paul and his family, he was very caring and accommodating with plenty of information to offer when we needed it.
The food was fantastic, real Indian and home cooked. Bed room as well as shared living area are exceptionally clean (entire home stay consists of two separate bed rooms, shared bathroom & toilet, separate kitchenette(!) and large dining area; as others mentioned it is perfect for a family as well).
Our host also helped us with organising a jeep and driver for a day tour around the area; unlike other guesthouses we really felt there was no pressure or second motivation. The driver he usually uses is brilliant; again much in contrast to other experiences he drove carefully, happy to stop at any time for pictures and was looking after us very well.
Side note: at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary we highly recommend the trekking tour, over the jeep tour to see wild elephants—our host organised the trekking tour too at our request.
Do not be put off by the location, although at night it was not the easiest place to find, they were waiting to greet us when we arrived. Even though it is not right in the centre of Kalpetta, it is an easy enough walk or short tuk tuk ride (and we found the tuk tuk drivers in Kalpetta the most honest ones we came across anywhere). We did some nice short walks near the homestay too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bethel Homestay gives you an opportunity to enjoy Kerala nature and homely atmosphere. It is situated quite away from the rush city and heavy traffic. Bethel Homestay is located about 1 km away from the main town - Kalpetta, headquarters of Wayanad district, Kerala. Mr. Mathivanan along with his family are the residents of Bethel Homestay. Bethel Homestay is perfect destination for couples and families seeking a private holiday. Bethel Homestay offers peace, privacy and pure relaxation to the guests. It presents an atmosphere of a home away from your home. Your stay here would surely be an experience of a lifetime. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bethel Homestay, Kalpetta, Kerala, India