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“Comfy place with great hospitality”
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Ashtamudi Homestay
Ranked #24 of 68 Hotels in Alappuzha
Bengaluru, India
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Comfy place with great hospitality”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Happened to read the TripAdvisor reviews on this home stay and I must say that the hospitality was up to the notch. Though missed the dinner as the host Umajii was not feeling well, but happened to catch the Breakfast in the morning ( I must say nice Dosa). They also guided to a good houseboat (Gowri) and the staff aboard were very courteous and polite.

Room Tip: Better to choose A/C as Bamboo rooms can be a bit stuffy for some.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Pondicherry
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I'm so glad we ended up at Ashtamudi! We arrived by bus at 6am and they didn't hesitate to open up their doors and offer us coffee. The place is clean, comfy and has solid wi-fi. Over the course of our four day stay we felt completely at home. Uma arranged tours and massages for us and fed us delicious traditional breakfast. When a family emergency meant we had to leave abruptly she offered to help us arrange tickets back to the US and even accompanied us to the airport in Kochi to speed up our exit. Sometimes you feel like people are nice because they 'should' be but Uma, Subash and their team are just genuinely good people. We hope to visit them again someday.

Room Tip: We stayed in an A/C room downstairs.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ernakulam, Kerala, India
1 review
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Never written a review but this homestay and the owners lovely couple really deserve it ;) !!!!! Words can't describe how much I adore this place and the people who make it so incredible!!!
They wer very kind, lovely and adorable to me !!always welcoming !! I should say i had ma best stay at Ashtamudi Homestay.... cant forget those wonderful dayz i had with them.... Umma aunty and Subash uncle was sooooo kind to me..really wonderful people. ....
The room was impeccably clean, spacious and lovely !!!The balcony is too beautiful offering the best sight one can get as you step out of the room !!! cool place to relax!!
And yeah gotta say Umma aunty who is a fabulous cook ;) I would love to say her food is amazing ... she made me delicious food...dont forget to ask for her special DOSA & yummy FRIED RICE :) & Subash uncle is a fantastic man he will take u to boating n all those stuffs he alwayz teases me around but in a way i enjoyed it ;) had lots of fun ... ever memorable
love you both sooo much :*
If you have a chance, this is a place you shouldn't miss in Alleppy , maybe in India.
Very strongly recommended for everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed September 21, 2013

yes .. my alleppey plan was to in a Houseboat a day n then at ashtamudi homestay ... but unfortunately there was a houseboat strike going on when went ... thus we directly decided to go at ashtamudi homestay .. we decided to go for bamboo rooms which were awesome , Uma helped us a lot with travel tips & food options ... in short - Awesome Stay !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Pondicherry, India
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were quite happy with our stay here which was comfortable. First of all, getting to the home stay is as easy as getting to any other place from there. The first thing I noticed was the small pookalam, quite welcoming! We stayed in the room on the ground floor, quite clean, without frills, but sufficient. The sit-out upstairs was great and so were the bamboo rooms that are quite cheap to rent! The hosts were very nice, even accommodated us for a few more hours after the checkout time since our train was much later in the evening.
We're sure to stay here if we come back to alleppey and recommend it to all!

Room Tip: The pukka rooms downstairs are probably better. But take the bamboo rooms upstairs if you're loo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lusaka
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We enjoyed our stay. The room was comfortable and clean. The food we ate at the home stay was delicious. It is centrally located for walking around town. The owners gave helpful tips for places to go for food, sightseeing and even making an urgent international call. Very good value for money!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful, centrally located homestay in houseboat optic. Chillout area on the relaxing rooftop terasse. Everything was clean and the owners are so nice and attentive.
Moskito net covers the comfotable bed.
But don't let the street side look make your decision.

  • Stayed August 2013
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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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