We chose to stay at Snehadhara Home Stay because of all the great reviews we saw here. Unfortunately our stay was rather disappointing. Here's why.
We are not fussy travelers but we don't like being cheated on or treated like idiots.
The Ayurvedic massage if far from being a spiritual experience. The male masseur was making phone calls during the massage, the wooden 'traditional' massage bed is super uncomfortable (don't go if you have any back problems!), and the steam box has mould inside so not sure what I was inhaling...
We were offered breakfast and drinks and thought this is part of the 'home stay' experience but at the end it turned out that we actually had to pay extra for it (no price list had been shown to us earlier or even mentioned). It came up to a quite hight amount (hight for Indian standards) and we thought it was a bit unfair from the owner's side.
Last but not least, don't give them any clothes to be washed. They colored three of my boyfriend's t-shirts and my favorite shorts which I've had for 15 years. Then they would claim that the clothes got colored because of that 15 years old shorts which barely have any color on now, plus the t-shirts and shorts were washed separately so that was an obvious lie. They also assured us that the washing will be dry by the time we have to leave but it was all wet (and I mean REALLY wet). So we had to pack all the wet clothes to a separate bag and wash them again in out next hotel (3 hours drive from Allepey). At the end everything stunk and some clothes we had to get rid of but that didn't stop the owner from trying to charge us for the washing. We obviously didn't pay.
I would never go back to this place but at the same time I'm glad to hear not everyone had such rubbish experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ours is a 60 years old heritage home. We have wood paneled AC rooms. Three bamboo rooms (AC). Neat and clean bathrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Snehadhara Homestay Hotel Alappuzha
- Snehadhara Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India