Regal Mansion is entirely deserving of its name. It is hands down the classiest and most tastefully decorated homestay/hotel we have seen on our entire Indian trip! The house is a gorgeous little gem conveniently located 5 minutes away from Finishing Point, the place to find a houseboat.
Not only is it beautiful, the rooms are clean and the house very well-maintained. Best of all, the owners, Santhosh & Raji, are extremely nice, warm and accomodating. We stayed for only a night, but they stored and kept watch of our luggage for a day when we went on a houseboat for a day. They offered us food when we ran low on money (meals are not complimentary though, but you can pay for a delightfully prepared Keralan meal).
I'm definitely returning to Kerala sometime in my life. And when I do, I have no doubt I'll return to Regal Mansion.More