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“The friendliest place we stayed in India!”
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Ashtamudi Homestay
Ranked #22 of 67 Hotels in Alappuzha
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“The friendliest place we stayed in India!”
Reviewed April 3, 2011

We spent a one night stopover in Alleppey at the Ashtamudi Homestay in February 2011. The staff there were most helpful and accommodating that we encountered in the whole of India. They went out of their way to help us made our brief stay in Alleppey a real highlight of our travels.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

Uma and Subhash are just perfect hosts. Felt like at home and already want to come back.
The house ir very cosy with the public area on the ground floor and the terrace. Rooms were pristine clean. Always recommend!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

This is one of kind experience that I would recommend anyone to try. The place is actually uses extensive bamboo concept. Its different, unique and special. The location is fantastic as its walking distance to the town and the boat house parking place. Making everything very convenient. Uma and Subash really tries their very best to give that personal moment to us. But its unfortunate that with plenty of guest around it was difficult to chit chat with the host. However I would recommend Ashtamudi, its a great value for money.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

My wife & I stopped here around the middle of March for 3 nights. I can only re-iterate what the other positive reviews have said. ... all good.
We ate out in 3 places while in Alleppey, Kream Korner, Mushroom & Ashtamudi, where the food was the best by far.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

One can really feel at home here. The place has it's soul! Rooms are clean and cool. Nets around the bed ensure you won't be fightig with Kerala's mosqitos all night long.
However biggest credit goes to attitude of the owners: they are helping in all kind of trip arrangements and keeping their promises (example: cab driver didn't arrive on the agreed time, an early morning. Owner of the place just jumped into the car and spent the whole day driving just to ensure my travel plan does not get spoilt)!
Other positive thing - prices for services (room charge, soft drinks, backwaters tour, full-day cab) given by the owners were reasonable and on the same level what I had checked with my Indian friends from Kerala beforehand. It is a pleasant thing when you don't feel like a walking ATM! :)
I do recommend this place!

  • Stayed March 2011
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 27, 2011

I stayed in Ashtamudi Homestay for four nights until I had to go for my flight home. I felt very homely and would have wanted to stay there still longer.
From the beginning to the end I felt welcome and cared excellently, much more than I had expected. The hosts Uma and Subash are very kind, attentive and helpful. The room was very clean, with good space and mosquitonet. There was even a towel, toiletpaper and a bottle of water, which is anything but granted, specially with this good price.
The place is situated in the center of Alleppey, though it is a small road and quite calm.
There is a big airy and comfortable space for just sitting, eating and meeting. The quality of food I had was very good.
When I needed a bycicle Subash provided me one of his own, very uncomplicated.
I enjoyed also the company of some friends of the house.
So when I will stay in Alleppey again, I surely will stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Khajuraho, India
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

is just the perfect place to stay, good location, silence, really nice, wellmaintained and superclean room, friendly and helpfull owners, fast internet for a cheap price

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ashtamudi Homestay
Address: West of S.D.V. Central School | Zilla Court Ward, Alappuzha 688 001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alappuzha
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the vibrant town of Alappuzha which is the centre for adventures into the Backwaters of Kerala. Ashtamudi Home Stay is a welcoming and peaceful place with friendly English speaking staff. The rooms, although fitted with modern conveniences such as cable TV and air conditioning, are styled in the Keralan tradition, echoing the look and feel of the backwater houseboats. ... more   less 
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