we were not impressed with this hotel as the rooms were unclean and tatty. the staff hung around looking bored and disinterested and they couldnt be bothered to take food orders or clean as all the table cloths were filithy!!
The main problem was the lack of care taken over caged birds of prey kept in the hotels entrance and grounds. the animals were kept in small cages unable to spread there wings!!! there was NO water given to any of the animals during my two day stay and the water bowls were green and out of the animals reach. i asked if staff could give animals water and i was responded to with laughter and a blank look. i couldn't stay and watch these animals dehydrate and suffer so gave them water myself the animals fought desperatly to get a drink. mongooses were kept in small wire cages with no shade in boiling hot sun. the animals looked so destressed and paced up and down the small area of wire cage given to them.
i would strongly recoommend you do not stay in the Gowri homestay!!!
if only because of the vile conditions for guests but out of protest to the treatment of animals here! these animals are being used to make the enviroment more apealing to guest but i found them deeply destressing and unsettling!
- 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