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Snehadhara Homestay
Ranked #46 of 204 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 19, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

It was our first trip to kerala and heard the concept of homestay first time. I thought it would be similar to hotel type to earn the profit. But when we entered Snehdara homestay it was different, like 2nd home.This place is really outstanding one which gives great satisfaction during your stay in Alleppy. Rooms are good and place is quite.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jay969
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Excellent hospitality and facility are the main features of the snehdhara homestey. If you are planning to visit allepey, then snehdhara homestay is definatly a good option.

We stayed at first floor rooms. Rooms were nice but I will advice to take A/c there, as humid climate will cause sweating.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank swapnil_86
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We are a german couple and were pleased with the standard and cleanliness offered from our room for only 800rps. In addition the owner was helpful in organising our next travelling requirements and cooked a good breakfast for us. Our room was quite and away from the noisy street. Basic but very correct for the money we paid.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 715ginger
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

My wife, kid and i planned to visit Ambalapuzha temple on 12th morning and by surfing we narrowed in on Snehadara, and we booked the room on 12th night.got confirmation and checked in on 13th afternoon.my wife was very very skeptical about staying at a "home stay", but as soon as we checked in this skeptical thought was vanished.we felt as if we were in our own home.Salim, his wife and mum made us feel so comfortable.the rooms, sheets and bathrooms are very clean.Hot water is available in the bathroom 24 hours.Food is excellent.we felt very sad when we had to go back to Coimbatore,My daughter liked the place so much, that she wants to come here every vacation.People with kids should stay here.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were looking for a couple of nights stay in Allepy. Our only criteria was a budget stay and that it should be decent enough for girls to stay. The owner of Kerala Kayaking, Binu referred Snehadhara homestay. However, I must say that It was probably the best experience we could have had in Allepey. Mr. Salim and Mini are very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. More importantly, the rooms and the bathrooms are very clean and well maintained. They served us yummy food (on short notice). One souldn't miss the appams and idiappams, egg curry and dosa!! My friends and I would never consider staying at any other place ever again in Allepey!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Aarti0708
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed for a couple of nights at Snehadhara and were made to feel very welcome by Mr. Salim and his family. We were helped with the arrangement to tour the backwaters and the central location of the stay made travelling within Alleppey very easy. The rooms were clean, basic and air conditioned.

Local homemade food provided by the family was the highlight of the trip. Mr. Salim was also very accomodating with respect to our late arrivals and early departure. The only drawback was the lack of hot water in the bathroom for both the days spent there. It's not a deal breaker, but if like me, someone needs a bucket of warm water to bathe, it could be a little irritating.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Behind S.B.I ATM | Thoppil, Alappuzha 688006, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #46 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: $11 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Snehadhara Homestay 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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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