We only stayed one night in the main house which was fine. There was no hot water but they bought us a bucket of hot water in the morning on request. We organised our houseboat through them after speaking to another guest over breakfast, which was very easy and convenient. We made it clear that we would not hand over any money until we had seen the boat so one of the lads came with us (the rickshaw to the boat is included so dont pay him!) The boat cost 7000 INR which is alot of money but it was what we were expecting and we were very happy with the boat. The food was really good and there was plenty of it, the chef was very attentive. (take your own booze) The only downside was the chef following us all the way to the rickshaws demading a tip. Ok the food was good but we had just paid near on £100 for the boat and thought that that was plenty enough to cover everything. The boat stays to the main open areas and does not cover a great amount of ground but it was still a treat and a very relaxing pleasureable trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gowri Residence is one of the oldest heritage properties in Alleppey - the main house was constructed in 1947. Its strategic location makes it an ideal property for holidayers; the boat jetty, the railway station and the beach are all within 15 minutes from Gowri. The tranquil and green environs of Gowri make it an oasis of peace and heritage in the heart of Alleppey town. We have wooden cottages, a/c and non a/c rooms, dormitory and a treehouse room - a wide range to choose from. Whether you are a backpacker, honeymooning couple, family or a large group, we have all kinds of accommodation to suit your needs. Our restaurant serves delicious local dishes and can be made to order to your specific taste. Our staff is well trained and is always there 24/7 for you. Come to Gowri and experience true Kerala hospitality and soak in a bit of culture and heritage too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gowri Residence Kerala/Alappuzha, India