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“A home away from home in India.”
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Ayana's Homestay
Ranked #7 of 195 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
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“A home away from home in India.”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Ayana's was one of the highlights of my trip to Southern India. The rooms were clean and the beds and pillows were cozy. The food was incredible- bring a big appetite and you will not be disappointed! The staff was very attentive and Venugopal, the owner, went above and beyond to teach us about the area. He even invited us to participate in his morning yoga session where he taught us traditional yoga techniques. It was a very memorable trip and I would highly encourage anyone who will be in the area to plan a visit.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

This homestay is beautiful! The family is so nice and the food is great. We had a lovely tea and the afternoon followed by a lovely long walk along the water before dinner. The place has wifi and purified water (major plus!). The head of household even offered to take us for yoga and to a temple in the morning! The beds are the most comfortable that I've slept on in days. Overall, a welcome break from the usual with a fabulous family in a clean home. Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Kerala back waters is a beautiful destination. I had the joy of having one night Homestay. Host Gopal is friendly and gracious, and always has a smile on his face. The stay was comfortable and the food amazing. Gorgeous views, great company, highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Kerala Backwaters was a magical place. We visited and had an overnight home stay with Mr Nair.
We were actually 'subbed out' to a lovely family across the river.
Although we enjoyed our trip here with Intrepid, I would urge them to change the host for the home stay; there must be lots of other people able to offer a much better experience, in my opinion.
1. His 'tour' was boring and we all lost interest very quickly.
2. He offered to turn on the AC for one of the guests; for 250 rupees.
3. The evening meal he served up was very bland; served up with sliced white bread, rather like a UK supermarket budget range.
4. He point blank refused to serve a second cup of tea at breakfast, despite the first only being half a small glass.
He constantly urged us to write a Tripadvisor review of his place. he even urged us to use his PC and internet, for another 250 rupees.
I always like a balance report on places, but on this occasion I find it hard to find any positives.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The place is simply a dream for those who like some days of calm in a wonderful silent familiar surrounding. Gopal knwos the village's history and lot about nature by hart and is a communicative person to talk to. His wife, Padma, is an excellent cook and a warm harted women - like a mother. Their house lies directly at one of the many peaceful waterways. If you like, Uni, an employee of the family, padles you by an traditional wooden boat through the idyllic back waters.
I stayed already two times a their place and would like to return if I have the chance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Gopal and Padma were the most gracious of hosts. Both houses have uninterrupted views of the waterway and lots of great spots to sit back, read, sleep,swing and enjoy a wonderful slice of Southern India. Rooms are absolutely spotless and blissfully quiet. Gopal is passionate about his home, its surrounding farms and its history. He's a wealth of information and only to happy to show you around. The food is plentiful and authentic adding to the whole experience. If you're looking for a break from the wonderful chaos that is India, then this is the perfect place.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed with a group of friends for 2 nights in November. The Nair family treated us like royalty and made us feel completely at home; the food was wonderful. Gopal was a fabulous host and a wealth of information. Despite being on a well-travelled waterway it was peaceful and totally relaxing.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Ayana's Homestay
Address: Vaishyom Bhagom | 255A, Padma Vihar, Alappuzha 688505, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 195 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ayana's Pampatheeram Home Stay is situated 14 Kms from Alleppey Town. You can reach by road or by boat at the Home Stay, which can be provided by us on request at an extra charge. Ayana's is a Community based home Stay where in you stay with different families, if you have a large group all close to each other, and experience the Traditional Kerala experience. The rates are per person basis per night, includes all meals for A/C rooms. We do have Non A/C rooms as well. We will be delighted to serve as our Guests. ... more   less 
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