We spent 5 nights here in March 2014.
Based on TripAdvisor dithyrambic reviews we expected “a terrific place” but it was not...
This small resort is nice, with very nice clean rooms and bathrooms, good keralan food, smiling people. This said, I would not give it a "Certificate of Excellence" because in my opinion everything must be almost perfect to get one, and it is not the case here.
There are some drawbacks:
The environment is not exactly perfect. There is no panoramic view of the backwaters from the cottage. There is a tiny lawn with flowers pots along the backwaters 25 meters long and from the veranda the left view is obstructed by a wall. You have to sit just near the bank to enjoy a real good view. Hammocks are in full sun till 5pm, then very very good.
There is a lack of comfortable seats: only one sun bed.
Most guest houses around offer free canoe to their guests, but there is no here, just boat trips with a perch man, rather expensive.
The wifi works 2/3 of the time, but it is slow and the last third is frustrating. No wifi in the room.
Food is quite good but in my opinion it is overpriced and overhyped. And there is no alternative around.
Mosquitos are furious in the evening and not discouraged by reppelant creams. They are also in the room where there is no protection if you don't ask.
To sum up, I would say that it's a nice place to stay 1 or 2 nights, but not the overwhelming place you expect when you read the TripAdvisor reviews. This is becoming a chronical problem with TripAdvisor reliability: overhype leads to misleading reviews...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Breeze Homes… A Backwater Retreat. At Breeze Homes we welcome you to experience Traditional Kerala Architecture with pure fragrance of tradition. Situated amidst scenic Backwater Landscapes, guests can relax and be on in one with nature. Experience traditional wooden ceilings, wonders of yoga and Ayurvedic massage and scent of the real Kerala. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breeze Backwater Homes Kerala/Alappuzha, India