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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

The house oozes with character and the rooms are clean and big. My room was cleaned and sheets were changed without me ever having to tell them. The big four poster beds looked a little daunting at first sight but they turned out to be very comfortable. There's wifi (that works) on the patio and a verandah overlooking a very... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We stayed here for the last two days of our Kerala trip with friends from the US. Easily walkable into town - about 10 minutes, and set in a lovely garden, with a peaceful covered verandah. Breakfast is a little extra - but great, and the whole place is very very reasonable. Mr and Mrs 'Sona' are really kind, very... More 

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london
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

A lovely old house, with loads of character. We stayed for 3 nights, which was about right for Alleppey. Joseph and family were really friendly with lots of great information and stories. Nice spot out of the busy part of town but not far or much in a tuk tuk. The boat trip with James was great, the backwaters are... More 

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Vancouver
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The location is good and rooms are a decent size. There is wifi but the connection only goes as far as the covered patio. This place would be good value for the price, however, watch for bed bugs. It ruined my memories of the beautiful backwaters.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Last month I had a great lonely stay here for 3 days. The rooms are great value and more important: Joseph and family will make you feel at home. Despite the fact that I was the only guest due to the low season, I never felt alone and i enjoyed the conversations with the owners. Definitly one of the best... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed here about a week in December of this past year and really enjoyed it. Our room, with its colonial decor, was in the block outside of the main house. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was also quite large. Outside on the patio we had a table and chairs where Sona... More 

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Bunbury, Western Australia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Room and bathroom were large, quite, cool and clean with shared verandah to sit out on. Breakfast was good and included in the price. Wi Fi is available in certain locations. Only 5 mins autorickshaw ride from town centre and river. We went on a 3 hr boat trip (organised through Joseph) - seemed expensive compared with trip we did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Sona is a 10 min drive out of town and a 10 min walk to where you can hop on a boat. The room was large, comfortable and clean with your own table out on the veranda. Joseph was very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is delicious! And they can order in take-away for you if you don't want to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Absolutely the best place where to stay in Alleppey! The house is clean, comfortably and close to the city center. Sona is great knowledge and a good manager. He helped us to organize a great canal trip and the train transfer to Cochin

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

I am really torn about writing this review. The owner of Sona couldn't have been more helpful and wonderful, offering us great advice and spending time with us chatting away. We didn't want to spend time on a houseboat and he instead organised for their colleague 'James' to take us out on his boat. He picked us up from the... More 

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Address: Finishing Point, | Thatampally Post, Alappuzha 688013, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: €9 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The chalets opposite the main house look more private and have their own little balconies. The rooms in main house also have balconies but the one by the main door is a bit less private so try and get one of the others.”
 of 5 bubbles kathspider, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I took a tour of the house and the rooms in the house seemed to have more character. But any room is fine!”
 of 5 bubbles Traveholics, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in rooms across the garden - these were basic, but very clean and very pleasant!”
 of 5 bubbles Beeonbike, 19 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We were given a choice of rooms and chose one of the newer outside ones, however, I wish I'd stayed in the house now - just for the experience of doing so!”
 of 5 bubbles Anbram, 7 May 2012 | Read review
“Book room in the house not on the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles Suzan_J_Hughes, 23 Mar 2012 | Read review
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