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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The homestay has a great hosts and a warm relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Me and my girlfriend stayed in a non-AC en suite room with a fan, which was immaculately clean, well sized with comfy beds and pillows. We had originally booked one night, but extended our stay up to three nights, because we enjoyed our stay so much and...

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay here - Johnson made everything easy and seemless. We booked the houseboat for one night through him as well and it was a great experience (with great food!). There are ALOT of other houseboats in the lake so don't be shocked but the captain will take you to a canal with less boats where we...

Thank Restless W
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay at Johnson's. We stayed in the Gandhi room and had booked on AirBnB. Everything was EASY! We have been travelling in India for 3 months and have to admit that Johnson has thought of (almost) everything to make a stay at his place easy. There are clear instructions in the room on c/i that tells...

Thank jenlinder
Alappuzha, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My stay at Johnson's was great. Both Johnson and staff were helpful and friendly. By the way, Johnson's English is perfect. The location was walking distance from the city center and the beach. Got the music room for a week. AC room, facing southeast. Cool and spacy, has a nice balcony with some swing chairs and a "secret" bathtub <3...

Thank duarteapdbtc
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice location in lovely area, rooms are very spacious and spotless nice balconey for lounging around. very tasteful decor free filter water and my first hot shower in 3 months bliss! owner interesting helpful good English with good knowledge of area and the world. very good value and highly recommeded

Thank robfleet2020
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found Johnson's houseboat and homestay via the Lonely Planet guide and our stay was lovely. It's good located near the beach and also the city center. We stayed here for three days and Mr. Johnson helped us by planning all the things like going to a secret beach spot or doing a tour through the blackwaters. Also the food...

Thank greche99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found out about Johnson's via the Airbnb website and chose to stay in the Music Room as the pictures looked nice. Also, when making the booking, Johnson was very helpful and extremely quick to respond to our messages (more on this later). We arrived in Alleppey at one in the afternoon, and Johnson very kindly picked us up from...

Thank Miss N
AlleppeyJohny, Owner at Johnson's The Nest Homestay, responded to this review

HYPOCRITE They did not leave a review on airbnb, because in that site, both the guest and the host have equal rights to rate each other. I will not go into the detail that the guest took the trouble to do as I do not think she, and her pet name is Nudge - (Nadia) Standen, because she is not...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 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

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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: €9 - €19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Gandhi room is quiet and we didn't need A/C in feb the fan was enough”
 of 5 bubbles jenlinder, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are quieter”
  • massage hot shower
  • ridiculously big bed +1
  • private bathtub
  • balcony
 of 5 bubbles duarteapdbtc, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“1st floor rooms are good but not furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles abhijitmukherjee57, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best View, Amazing Staff, Cheap, Good Food”
  • One of the swings on the lower deck.
 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
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