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“A highly recommended homestay in Kumarakom.”

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Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom
Ranked #2 of 14 Kumarakom B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Very tastefully designed homestay. Clean rooms. Prompt and quick service. Courteous staff. Comfortable stay. Delicious food. Well maintained landscape and environment. Easy access to town. Houseboat facility available. Overall, a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This homestay is good if you looking for a reasonable budget stay. The rooms are clean and spacious for 2 people, however you could be swarmed by mosquitoes in the evenings.
While we were there, the water flow in the shower was quite poor and taking a bath was a task y itself! the washroom needs to be better maintained.

It is a 30minute walk to the town's center and you could take a rickshaw to get there.

There are many hotels close y where you could walk in for lunch and dinner, as the food at Coconut Creek can be given a miss.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank JessicaIrani
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Unfortunately the owner was not available until our departure due to a family emergency.
His replacement, while pleasant, had very little English which left us with little information about the property or surrounding attactions. Wifi, which would have helped for tourist information, was supposed to be available but we could not connect or resolve due to the language barrier. Possibly the modem needed resetting after the frequent power cuts.

The gardens and terrace were lovely, food nice, rooms average and bathrooms functional but could do with updating. Good value though for the budget price.

We also stayed in Alleppey which we preferred over Kumarakom for more things to see and more interesting surrounding canals.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank AprilinVietam
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coconutcreek, Owner at Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thanks for your review about us.
From our staff you came to know that i had gone to hospital for my brother serious health condition.From Dec 26th 2012 my brother was admitted in hospital in critical condition until Jan 16th 2013.My brother was expired on Jan 16th and his funeral was on Jan 17th .On those period i could not offer personal care to our guest.The guest was handled only by staff.We knew there was lack of service bz of these personal issue which could not unavoidable from our side.We apologize for your inconvenience.

For a homestay facility we have created best bath room facility comparatively from all other homestays in kumarakom

Ours is 4 rooms homestay and we have power back up by inverter as well as Power generator which give back up for entire property exclude only a/c .

Thanks for mentioning our homestay is budget stay,offering WiFi etc..

regards
Team CC

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights

What's good : the place looks exactly like the pictures, great grounds, clean environment , awesome home cooked traditional kerela food, peaceful environment , exactly what you need if live and work into metro .. will not forget the motor boat ride thru the canals, would prefer and recommend more than the houseboat, good value for money, do take the recommended kerela traditional massage - overall very good hospitality

What' not : Kumarakom has only canals and lake for sightseeing.. don't expect anything more..... room size is small compared to your average hotel room, take plenty of books, went to kottayam - big waste of time.. shopping not worthwhile...

Room Tip: Choose the Deluxe room, facing the grounds
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at coconut creek. Nice and clean rooms, with attatched bathroom and hot water facility and T.V. The property is well maintained and its owner Mr. BABU is an excellent host. He took uttermost care from serving breakfast, tea, & dinner ... everything was wonderful and well served. Infact lunch & dinner was prepared after consulting us about salt and chilly. Infact when I had problem with my taxi and tour operator, it was purely due to him that the tour operator of Cochin came to senses and reprimanded the driver. Dinner was wonderful with Kerala style vegetables,rice and chapati. The cook/Helper were always there to help you. We are pure veggies and still we never had any problem. Shall any time recommend staying at the Coconut Creek.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We went on a one day house boat arranged by Coconut Creek during the 1st week of December 2012. I must say I was totally let down. 50% of the cost was given as advance. For the remaining half, the house boat guys were so particular on taking it as soon as we stepped in. I must mention here that I was warned by a friend that most house boat guys do this.
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1. AC timings were much shorter than what was given on the website. To this they said that the rules got revised only last week! Phew
2. They switched off the AC at 2 in the night. We were aghast. When we questioned them, they were fumbling and giving lame excuses
3. TV was not working. I agree TV is not all that important but considering we are stationed in a place for so long, one might want to surf some channels for a while.
After having paid so much for a single night stay, one would expect good service. This kind of service is an absolute no no! You really are not in the mood to argue/haggle etc. But sadly we had to with these guys.
I really get this impression that these house boats in Kerela have boiled down to a money making business. If they consider coupling this with good service, it could be great!
The rooms were clean and food was homely. These were the pluses.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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coconutcreek, Owner at Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

Dear Guest,

Firstly we apology for the inconvenience caused for you in the houseboat.
Coconut creek is a homestay we don't own the houseboat.But we take booking for our guest for houseboat and we arrange for them.We normally book this boat for 3 bed room houseboat booking bz its a new boat.But for this particular booking all went wrong.Its absolutely not guest mistake.This booking was from alleppey side check in and alleppey side check out .Normally we take booking for kumarakom check in or kumarakom check out bz if it is in kumarakom then we can have direct take care or this particular houseboat owner can take care the guest.Normally we dont ask the balance money on the check in time itself.We usually take the balance money only after the lunch .But this booking was from alleppey and what the staff did was wrong only.There is no policy change for houseboat a/c timing ..Its from 8.30 pm to 6.30 am . Through this review only we came to know about this issue.
In this review only one thing we disagree that a/c had switched off in early morning 3 am.Early morning 3 am guest called us that in one of the room a/c got trip off then we called staff and made it correct.Guest has seen also.But on the time of check in first impression between staff and guest has lost..Then every thing went wrong..
Thanks for mentioning about the good rooms and food in the houseboat..
Once again we apologizes for the inconvenience and we make sure this will not happen again from the houseboat stay

regards
Team CC

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

After a long time, we had decided on vacation with family members. Our route map was Mumbai-Coonoor-Kodaicanal-Munnar-Kumarkom-Periyar-Mumbai.
I choose this home stay purely based on trip advisor review. And I was not wrong.
Both host Mr. & Mrs.Babu is very cooperative. Welcome with cod drinks.
Rooms was neat & clean, attached bathroom with hot water.
Two days we enjoyed traditional Kerala delicious food.
Good property with perfect location. Kerala backwaters are just five minutes of driving.
I am thankful to Mr. Ullas Babu for our special request.

Room Tip: Ask Mr. Babu for boat ride.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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9  Thank IndianJohns
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Address: Near Nazareth Church | Kumarakom P.O, Kottayam, Kerala, Kumarakom 686563, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kumarakom
Price Range: $28 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coconut creek farm and homestay kumarakom is a NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD WINNER for best bed and breakfast in India. Also coconut creek is a TWO time kerala STATE TOURISM AWARD WINNER for best homestay in kerala.Our unique factor is from kerala only coconut creek kerala homestays have received national tourism award for best homestays in India.Also coconut creek kumarakom bed and breakfast is the only one diamond category homestay in kumarakom approved by kerala tourism department. We provide kerala houseboats in kumarakom and alleppey too.Our awards and recognitions :-National Tourism award for best bed and breakfast in India from first man of Indian Honorable Indian President & kerala state tourism excellence award winner for best homestay in kerala for Two time,Holiday IQ Awesome Food award,Holiday IQ Awesome Location Award,Trip Advisor Excellence award for Three time. ... more   less 
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