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Nelpura Heritage Homestay
Ranked #23 of 210 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 17, 2009

Ive got to say I was suffering from Delhi belly at the time and spent 24 hours in bed so probably wasnt in the best of moods. I didnt try any of the food but my partner did and said it was lovely. The hosts were charming and concerned about me. I'd say maybe stay for a night but the room was very small and we had no hot water for the two nights. It would be better to stay on a main canal as then you have the views and fresh air whereas on a side canal it is very airless. It is lovely to walk around or take a boat ride to see the way of life. The people are charming and delighted if you manage to say 'namaskaram' to them. Unfortunately we then had a night on a houseboat with the crew from hell, so all in all I wish I had spent some time in a backwaters 'resort' so you can get a feel for the place without the risk of the rustic! ie homestays and houseboats can leave you feeling a bit shortchanged.

We booked with Kerela Connecitons in the UK. I wouldnt recommend them as they were very poor and the quality of the houseboat was definately not the 'deluxe' they had described it as..

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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DianaSyrett, Tour Operator at Nelpura Heritage Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2010

As the Tour Operator who arranged this holiday I would like to respond to this review on behalf of Nelpura Homestay. This customer asked for standard accommodation but expected to be staying in top quality hotels and resorts. His misunderstanding of the term ‘standard accommodation’ meant that most of the accommodation used on his tour was not up to his expectation. In the case of Nelpura Homestay it seems he was not expecting a homestay - despite the name! The feedback from other customers who have stayed here is very good.

Diana Syrett
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Kerala Connections

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Reviewed April 11, 2009

we stayed in this homestay as part of a backwater trip organised by thomas cook. It really was a great trip and the accomodation at this homestay was really fantastic. The accomodation is in a building next to the families house and is very comfortable and lovely. We stayed only one night and enjoyed having dinner with the owner of the home stayy and learning a bit about indian life from him.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2009

We just got back from our holiday in India. Unfortunately we only stayed at the Nelpura Heritage Homstay for one night. The rest of the holiday we were allocated in Kovolam but we would have much preferred to stay at the Nelpura. The accommodation was a traditional Kerala architecture with beautifyl wooden interior and could only be reached with a small boat as it is located in the Backwaters. Paddy fields and pure nature surround this cozy place. The owners were really nice people who prepared home-cooked food which we ate together. It truly is a tranquil paradise.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank KerryandMartin
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Reviewed January 20, 2009

We spent just two nights here in December and wish it could have been longer. Comfortable accommodation in a traditional hand carved building owned by the charming and informative Mr & Mrs Cacko with whom we shared delicious home cooked meals. This homestay lies on the banks of a canal amid the backwaters and as a treat we arrived by canoe. There is a small, friendly village to walk or cycle round and a nearby temple whose sounds enchanted the evenings. Peace, calm and a real taste of Kerala life and culture. A very special place.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank ferryhopper
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Reviewed October 5, 2017
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Room Tip: Se trata de un ''homestay'' (casa-rural) con una única habitación.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gaspar B
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Reviewed February 1, 2017
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed December 9, 2015
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Room Tip: Es gibt nur 3 Zimmer, wir hatten das mittlere davon... Aber alle sind ruhig!
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  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nelpura Heritage Homestay

Address: Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #23 of 210 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: $122 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nelpura is one of the top ten Homestay in India (Guardian paper Sept '10) It stands calm and serine on the bank of a canal leading leading to river Pamba. A perfect getaway from the din and bustle of every day life, the idyllic premises of Nelpura is an ideal retreat into the soothing lap of nature.The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and wood carving.What makes Nelpura special and unique is the serine dignity it gains from the proximity of a happy home.The meal plan is AP- lunch, dinner and breakfast of Kerala cuisine.Activities. Village walk, bicycle ride, narrow canal cruise, visit to ancient churches and temples, cooking class, ayurvedic massage, motor boat trips etc. ... more   less 
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Nelpura Heritage Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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