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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stay in Alleppey was pleasant, we stayed two nights. One night before our houseboat and one night after our houseboat. I found the owner to be friendly and honest. He assisted us on some good places to eat and where to hire a scooter. His business takes credit card which is helpful!

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Horrible experience here. Facilities in rooms absolutely disgusting, either filthy or not working (or non existent). Would deter others from staying here, especially when the owner is a violent and aggressive psychopath.

1Thank Trina C
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not far from the beach and the city centre. A basic stay for a reasonable price. The atmosphere is laid-back. Our room was a big (AC) room upstairs on the rightsize. There are cats and dogs and a horse. So if you don't like animals....... Ignore the lady in the house. She gives you a unwelcome feeling while Johnson is...

Thank 131Robert
AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS. We are projecting our property and rooms live on the property web site, johnsonskerala, daily at 1.00 afternoon and 6.00 evening India time. Thus, from now on, you can view our rooms from wherever you may be, and then take a decision on coming here. We are the only establishment in the tourism industry in India who...

Howrah, India
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stayed here 3 nights, The rooms are large but not furnished only bed provided. Foods are average but highly priced. Chicken meal cost per meal is Rs. 370 and fish meal is Rs.420 but quantity and preparation is not good. Service is also not good. Lots of mosquito in the premises and inside the rooms. Though Mr Johnson is a...

2Thank abhijitmukherjee57
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Overall, not worth it. Just get a cab to drive you out into the backwaters. You see the same thing and save yourself 2 days. This "free" night at Johnsons home stay came with our houseboat booking. We brought our own bug net so we didn't get eaten alive. Good thing we did cause there were tons of Mosquitos. If...

2Thank Craig R
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed in Johnson's Eco houseboat for one night. It was magnificent! We arrived at Johnson's own residence first. He has a lot of pets and is very kind. He offers you refreshments, even offered us to use his washing machine to do our laundry! He then helped us find transportation to the houseboat. Our houseboat was a double decker, meant...

Thank Ginny W
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Some people love Johnson, but for me he seemed like a slick casino operator. Overtly extremely hospitable, but his information very biased towards the tours and houseboat that he books. Rooms were clean but extremely basic - only a bed. Certainly not with all the amenities listed. And definitely overpriced. As to Johnson's character, I'll just let his responses to...

6Thank David B
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 October 2015

It's been almost 8 months since I was at Johnson's and I'm finally just able to work up the courage to write this review. What happened during my stay at Johnson's has been difficult to talk about and has affected me ever since. I arrived at Johnson's in a good mood and ready to see the famous Kerala backwaters. Johnson...

15Thank Steve S
Wargrave, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We found Johnson's houseboat and homestay via the Lonely Planet guide but didn't find quite what was advertised. We had lots of contact with Johnson via email before our trip, made arrangements for one night on houseboat and the complimentary night in the homestay and paid a deposit, but when we arrived he was not expecting us and seemed almost...

3Thank Rachel E
AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

Duh?????? Need I say more? Johnson

Worcester, MA
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I stayed at Johnson's for two weeks in June to help out with some manuscript editing. I wasn't a tourist strictly speaking, but I got to experience life in the house in more or less the same manner as a tourist would, and I met some tourists who stayed for a day or two during my tenure there. If you...

Thank Thomas C

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Additional Information about Johnson's The Nest Homestay

Address: Lal Bagh | Alappuzha, Kochi (Cochin) 688012, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: €14 - €20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Johnson`s The Nest Homestay Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Johnson's The Nest Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
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“1st floor rooms are good but not furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles abhijitmukherjee57, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best View, Amazing Staff, Cheap, Good Food”
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 of 5 bubbles , 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bigger room with balcony is good (Upstair and turn rightside)”
 of 5 bubbles yamamoton2015, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you stay here, insist on the rooms with the balcony (upstairs and to the RIGHT or STRAIGHT.) The other rooms are horrible.”
 of 5 bubbles drjmagic, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the balcony room!!”
 of 5 bubbles Flybj450, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
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