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“Good room - good houseboat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cherukara Nest

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Cherukara Nest
Ranked #42 of 192 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Good room - good houseboat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Clean rooms in a nice setting. Tony, the manager, was very helpful. The fact he has a houseboat is great too because you don't have to get involved in the haggle and the scrum to find a good one at a reasonable price. No hassle. Would recommend the boat too. Good (and plenty of) food. A great way to spend a couple of days.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Stay there 2 days, room very big and clean. What makes this place very good is the owner, he's very friendly and always willing to help u!!! Couple of friends with us got robbed and even if it wasn't his fault he offered help and didn't charge for the room!!! Defenetly recommend this guest house!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a stay at hear at the beginning of this year. It is well located and very quiet. Our room had lots of character and was very clean. We also arranged a house boat from managers which we considered to be good value.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a lovely stay here at Cherukara nest. The homestay is an interesting 19th century building and we had an a/c room which was on two levels, full of character and very comfortable. Close to the bus station and the backwater boats and ferries it was a perfect base for exploring the backwaters. A surprisingly quiet location although central.
The owners were very welcoming and helpful and the breakfast was lovely.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed at Cherukara Nest for 2 nights, we would have happily spent more.
The room was full of character, lovely dark wood furniture really giving the place the antique heritage feel it's going for,man achievement the countless more expensive 'heritage' spots in India often miss.
The owner was very friendly and polite, we didn't end up taking either a house boat or canoe tour from him but he didn't change his attitude towards us at all!
The communal area is also very comfortable and pretty, although it's by no means the cheapest place you can stay it felt as though we were definitely getting a better room and atmosphere for our money.
The hot water bucket shower worked well, the room was spotless the location was perfect.
Yes, there were mosquitoes, but how people can mark down a hotel in Alleppey on the backWATERS is beyond me, get some mossie spray and get on with it.
Great stay, would highly reccomend.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed 2 nights after a ferry from Kollam and a visit to the bird sanctuary. Brilliantly located(1min walk from the jetty or 2 mins from the bus station), owner Tony was really friendly and welcoming and had plenty of good advice regarding local sights, getting around etc. Rooms were basic but really clean, cool and spacious. Good breakfast also. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely old building with huge rooms and wonderful features. We have stayed in simpler and more ornate surroundings in India but in our experience Cherukara's nest is the best value hotel we have stayed in so far.
Tony is very helpful, though he is a busy man, and always had time to help us with any questions we had.
We spent four days on his authentic houseboat and were served wonderful food from a very helpful crew, as well as taken to remote places where other houseboats are absent.
Highly recommended.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cherukara Nest
Address: Alleppey Near Ksrtc Bus Station | Alleppey, Alappuzha 688011, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #42 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Cherukara Nest Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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