As mentioned by other reviewers, Mr. Harry’s hospitability at Sithara is indeed what stands out most in this homestay. . When we arrived after a four hour long journey, we were greeted with a lovely Kerala meal. The food was excellent, and was cooked my Mr. Harry’s wife herself. She readily shared the recipes with my partner, a food enthusiast. The room we stayed was in the ground floor. While it was airy and clean , our only quibble was that it did not have a wash basin in the loo. We had to step out of the room and use the one in their living room. I’m sure the rooms on the first floor are nicer. Also, wifi wasn’t working.
In terms of location, it’s away from the busier parts (Burgher and Princess Street), but very close to the rather popular joint “Daal Rotti”. The bungalow down the lane is also a popular location for film shooting as we realized.
Sithara was nice, but more suited for people who want a quieter place away from the hustle of the city, especially as the season picks up. However, if you’re a young couple and want to be in the center of action, pick a place in and around Princess Street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sithara Homestay welcomes you to Kerala, the nature lover’s wonderland, for an amazing experience. Kerala, a sliver of land located at the southernmost tip of India is 560 km long with lofty mountain ranges gracing one side and washed by the blue Arabian Sea on the other. Popularly known as ‘God's own country’, Kerala is viewed and listed by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 places of a lifetime to be visited. Enjoy and explore Kerala in the ambiance of a traditional kerala house with us at Sithara Homestay. Situated on one of the streets of Fort Cochin, Sithara Homestay caters to the taste and needs of the discerning tourists. Present on a street studded with numerous ancient buildings conjuring up an aura of yore. An ideal place to start your discovery of the place and to plan and explore the beauty of Kerala. Fort Cochin is one of the sections of Cochin (The industrial Capital of Kerala), tucked between the Arabian Sea & the backwaters. Situated on a peninsula in the west linked by a complex system of ferries and unimaginatively made bridges, Fort Cochin shares the western location with Mattancherry as its other geographical ally of the old districts, while the eastern part is occupied by modern Ernakulam. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sithara Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala