As we sat at the bus station in Alleppey gathering our thoughts on where to stay in the town, a young lad approached us, and, with unusually good English gave us the soft sell for his guest house. Under these circumstances you always feel that the reality will fall short of the description, but we went with him and had a nice stay in a hotel with a very easy going atmosphere.
The guest house is in an old single storey colonial building spread over two courtyards in which there are tables for dining and breakfast (not included in the room price). The location is just out of the centre, and quiet at night. The rooms themselves are a little basic, but not too hot, and provided with mosquito nets over the bed (necessary in Alleppey) and do not have hot water. Their most interesting aspect is the exceptionally elaborate old locks on the doors.
Around the courtyards there are hammocks which some of the guests choose to sleep in, or just relax during the day.
The manager was able to fix us up with a houseboat for two days at practically no notice: a little over the average price but very good facilities and cooking.
If you are looking for a hotel with all tourist amenities, then this is perhaps not the place for you, but if you are after something relaxing and interesting, you could do a lot worse than to try this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "The dream house of priceless memory" Heaven of Alleppey Rich, mystical cultural heritage that spans back through the ages: Alleppey opens its secrets to those who wish to leave behind the stresses and worries of everyday life. Situated close to the beach, Vrindavanam Heritage Home epitomizes Alleppey's true spirit and flavour. As the sole Heritage Home approved by the Govt. of Kerala (KTDC Alleppey), every day is a celebration of music, dance, fun and elation at Vrindavanam Heritage Home. Vrindavanam Heritage Home offers the best in accommodation and cuisine with plenty of facilities and services to play the perfect host. With 20 well appointed, spacious guest rooms and expansive options for dining, from Pan Asian to delectable Kerala cuisines, Vrindavanam Heritage Home promises an exemplary experience with a plethora of recreational tour packages for you and your family so that the fun never stops. Beautiful and exotic a place is Kerala, best known for its sun-kissed beaches, serene blue seas and lush greenery which has been very well maintained; you find a reflection of the same at Vrindavanam. This Heritage Home also boasts a meandering garden area that stretches across the property, making for a location that is a grand sight to behold. Being the only Heritage Home, we continue to offer our guests the best of service and amenities. A unique abode in the land of Alleppey. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vrindavanam Heritage Home Kerala/Alappuzha, India