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Erathra Homestay

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Near Nurse Jetty, Alappuzha 688011 India
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#26 of 250 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Its a Kerala Govt approved Diamond class Homestay by the main river of Alappuzha backwaters with large and well furnished A/C ,Non-A/C rooms with en suite bathrooms and with stunning views of both river and paddy field. Rooms open to a large patio and provide complete privacy for guests. Its a short ride from town center, main boat jetty and bus stand. You can access it either by road or by govt ferry service (most ideal and economical). Its the REAL DEAL in homestays where you enjoy the hospitality of owner family and get to know and enjoy local customs, people and food in a very personal and close manner as if you were a local. We provide in-house home cooked food in western, local and fusion pallettes. We also offer FREE bicycles for guests and offer kayaks for hire as well as arrange and execute your shikara as well as houseboat rides. Room Tariff includes Breakfast, Toiletries, Towels, RO drinking Water, Wi-Fi internet and in-room Coffee/Tea .
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MatW_2010 wrote a review Mar 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom31 contributions18 helpful votes
From initial booking enquiry through to departure, my experience was nothing but exceptional. Sunil, the owner and host, of this small, but cosy homestay really has got a good thing going here and he is truly passionate about running, and constantly improving his homestay. The property is clean and the rooms have reliable AC and working hot water. Decent WiFi too. The location is also perfect - in a quiet local village spot by the canal, with views over the paddy fields, where you can watch evening sunsets or relax in a hammock. I have stayed in various homestays all over the world and this experience ranks as one of the best. Sunil goes the extra mile to ensure guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay - whether this is by providing unlimited bottled water, acting as a local guide by recommending what to see / where to go, or socialising over a superb home-cooked (Sunil is a great cook!) meal with a couple of beers after a day out sightseeing. He even has a bike that you can use to explore the local area - this was a highlight of my stay. If you are panning to visit the backwaters then do not think twice about booking to stay here. I almost decided to stay in Alleppey, but am glad I didn't. Erathra Homestay offers the real backwater experience where you can observe, and be a part of, local life, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Sunil - my thanks to you (and Tiger!) again for making my stay a pleasurable and relaxing finale of my grand tour of India. It was a real insight learning more about India from you and I enjoyed our evening discussions about life. Good luck with the homestay venture and your future Himalayan expedition.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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E2235DKpauld wrote a review Mar 2018
Mumbai, India5 contributions
Enjoyed an exciting 4 day stay just off what i call the "Aqua Highway", i.e. the river/backwaters/canal system well laid out and maintained in Alleppey. Sunil was the perfect host, catering to our stay and culinary needs, hats off to him... Erathra is a well-appointed homestay and overlooks the waterway, with exotic houseboats of every shape and size making it a great viewing experience...
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Christiane v wrote a review Dec 2017
Kiel, Germany14 contributions18 helpful votes
wonderful location and view out of my room watching the backwaters and houseboats and from the side behind into the rice fields. best indian/cosmopolitain host caring for my well - being. awsome cook and very best food including interesting conversation. it will always stay in my mind as one of my very outstanding experiences!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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KaDeBe wrote a review Nov 2017
Perth, Australia11 contributions5 helpful votes
For us, Sunil's Erathra provided the perfect homestay experience. The house is well positioned between river and rice fields and for easy use of local ferries. Sunil cares very much for his guests and he is a great source of knowledge and information. We really enjoyed chatting with Sunil during our 4 night stay. Sunil is an excellent and generous cook, we loved every meal. We highly, highly recommend Erathra homestay. Robyn and Dieter.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Dec 2017
Thank you Robyn & Dieter...thank you indeed for the kind words and appreciation...it takes 2 to tango...in our case 3...It was wonderful hosting you and not to mention about the "worldly" issues we deliberated upon and solved!!!! hope you both are doing well after the Indian adventure and hoping to see you both again...may be in downunder or back here Aleppey...Wishing you well..
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dominikhess wrote a review Jul 2017
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Dear Sunil, better late then never!!! My first tripadvisor review I am writing for you and your Erathra Homestay. Thank you again for the most excellent experience at your home!!! During our South India travels in December 2016 my wife and I wanted to stay at a Homestay in the Backwaters of Kerala. Our choice fell to Sunil and his house outside of Alleppey at the beginning of the Backwaters. Sunil's house is situated directly at the water with a two floors. The second floor is built up and includes two guest rooms. Ground floor includes Sunils private area and kitchen. From the room you have a view of the river on one side and a view of the rice fields on the other side. Sunset view guaranteed. The rooms are basic but very clean, bathroom with hot running water and A/C. The experience includes washing facilities, Wifi. Dinner and breakfast are extra but highly recommended. We recommend that you take your time there and ask Sunil to cook dinner for you. He will cook a true South Indian dinner for you!!! We joined him during the cooking and he basically gave us a cooking lesson on top. We still cook his Chicken Curry recipe at home. Before dinner we watched the sunset together with a nice cool sundowner beer that Sunil organized for us. Perfect host, perfect experience!!! Highly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Erathra Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Erathra Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Kerala Backwaters (3.2 km), Alleppey Backwaters (3.2 km), and Alappuzha Lighthouse (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Erathra Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Erathra Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Erathra Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Halais Restaurant, Brews and Burgers Bistro, and Thaff Restaurant.
Does Erathra Homestay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Erathra Homestay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.