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Köln
Reviewed 26 April 2012

From all placed we slept during our trip through Kerala this is the only one we would never recommend to anybody! Compared with other homestays Arakal was the most expensive one, but we were shocked about the bad quality of food - nearly always cold, and neither fresh nor tasty - and about the missing service - one day the...

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4Thank Kitti1973
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2012

If you want a quiet, secluded place close to the beach you must try this homestay run by a very welcoming and hospitable family. The accommodation is delightful. We had a comfortable double room with an attached shower and wc. The setting is delightfully Keralan. Palm trees, miles of white sandy beach within 5 minutes walk and very pretty countryside...

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svendborg
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Reading the reviews of this place I am unable to understand why they so positive. For the price of INR 6000 for a double room incl. meals I had expected a bit more (In Fort Cochin we paid INR 4800 for a very nice room at a good hotel where everything worked and INR 1000 for meals). There was absolutely...

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2Thank carlaSvendborg
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2011

A last minute addition to our holiday plan and what a gem. We had a terrific 3 days at this wonderful homestay where our cottage was excelent and the hospitality was excelent. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was perfect. Our only complaint......we could not fit all the wonderful food in without bursting ! The beach is reached...

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Thank NeilandMargaret
birmingham
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in October with our 5 year old Granddaughter. We had a really lovely time and the family were absolutely lovely, making us feel very comfortable and welcome. Minni cooked us some delicious meals and went out of her way to accommodate our granddaughter who is a very fussy eater - it did'nt help that the...

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Thank whatjackswants
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2011

Whilst our stay was a while ago, the memories of it are still fresh! Arakal heritage was the first place we stayed in Kerala and it was a great place to start! We were greeted by our friendly hosts and a view of intricately carved rooms surrounded by palm trees with hammocks ready and waiting between them-amazing! Off the beaten...

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Thank jennid2512
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2011

We decided to treat ourselves to a 3 day stay as recommended in the guide book. Having traveled all day with our 2 year old we arrived at 3.30pm and had to wait over an hour to get into our room - not a great start! Room was dark, bathroom small, fan was old &rickety and could hear the neighbors...

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2Thank MikeInAsia
london
Reviewed 5 November 2010

I rocked up here without a booking and checked out the room. I was unsure at first as the rooms are quite dark but we decided to stay for a night and I glad we did. The rooms are really clean and the people who run it supply mosquito coils and other mosquito defences, which are necessary as there can...

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Thank lukesaunders
Oslo
Reviewed 8 July 2010

My aunt (61) and I (28) had initially planned on travelling around in Kerala, but having found Abi and Mimi's gem, we decided to spend our entire vacation at Arakal Heritage. What really convinced us, aside from the absolutely beautiful huts (I loved the porch and - especially -showering in direct sunlight) and the magic short walk to the beach,...

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Thank juliemagnhild
Umbria
Reviewed 15 November 2009

We spent one night only at the Arakal, but as we hit an unseasonal monsoon and it was mostly tipping down, this was probably enough. I can imagine that our stay could have been far more enjoyable with good weather. Abi, Minni, Davis and Tom were a charming family and helpful, thank you Tom for the loan of your bike!...

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Additional Information about Arakal Heritage

Address: Alappuzha 688530, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: €63 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Arakal Heritage Alappuzha
Arakal Heritage Hotel Alappuzha
Arakal Heritage Kerala/Alappuzha, India
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“We loved our quiet shady private room - but they all look very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles PatJones32, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseSweden2014, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the bungalow with a tree growing through the veandah roof. Unusual and very pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles AsiaSheba, 3 Mar 2012 | Read review
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