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“Basic Infrastructure.. High Tariff.. Cool Place..Cordial Hosts”
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Arakal Heritage
Ranked #34 of 70 Hotels in Alappuzha
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Arakal Heritage is a homestay situated around 3 kms away from Marari Beach. Abi and his family run this property. As stated to us, this is a heritage property more than 300 years old. Well maintained by family and situated around 200 meters from sea shore. We stayed there for 3 nights in January 2017. Mr. Abi & his family members are an amazing hosts. They take care of every small requirements of their guests. Mr. Abi considered our request of change of room because of very small size and shifted to the better room at discounted price. Being a home stay, one shouldn’t expect a luxurious treatment what one can get in Hotels or Resorts. Rooms are of non-standard smaller sizes. Beds are also queen size beds. Clean linens are provided. Because of its proximity with sea, entire ground area is covered by sand. The nearby beach is hardly 200 meters away however the approach path to go there is not so clean and clear and crosses through some local houses as well. This can be developed little better. The family provides complimentary breakfast and home made lunch and dinner, The food is tasty however breakfast menu is too small and need to be expanded. The property also has a swimming pool, which is a good fun time for kids. The flip side is its distance from Marari Beach so you need an auto every time you wish to go there. The biggest flip is high tariff in comparison to the luxury and amenities being provided. So certainly its not value for money. It is better to stay as close to Marari Beach as possible. Overall a good stay .. a cool and serene place but with basic amenities.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

What a lovely special place. Abby and Mini welcomed us into their home and we joined them and their two sons for all our meals, deliciously cooked by Mini and felt very much part of the family. Through our mealtime conversations, we learned so much about India and the local way of life. We must have eaten - and drunk - coconuts in twenty different ways!
We had our own room separate from the house, with very comfortable beds and a solar shower room and shady verandah. Mini gave me a relaxing facial cleanse and massage.

The location is magical - we loved their traditional old house standing in a shady grove of beautiful trees. Only six minutes walk from the most picturesque sandy beach with palm trees, from where the fishermen from the local village go out in their boats and rafts every morning.
We fell in love with the beach and spent hours there in the early mornings watching the activities of the fishermen and playing with their children. In the evenings we collected shells and paddled in the waves as the sun set.
A highlight of our visit was shopping with Mini in Alepey one evening. It was a fascinating, bone-rattling and sometimes hair-raising 45 minute rickshaw drive along a country road buzzing with activity. We came back with lengths of fabric, to meet up with Mini's tailor, who, by the following evening had made a shirt and a skirt for us - very cheaply - we were delighted!
It really was a wonderful experience. We are so glad that our tour operators 'Insider-Tours' / 'Calypso Adventures' included Arekal Home Stay on our itinerary. We highly recommend it and really hope to go back there.

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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I have been at arakal heritage for a day
And i & my friends have been treated very graciously...
Its a fabulous place
It feels like our own home n the beach is nearby and has almost all things needed...

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were on bikes touring Kerala and our tour guide arranged for us to have lunch here. Mini was a gracious hostess and made us a feast of a lunch full of local vegetarian dishes and fresh fish and prawns. Mini showed us a few of the exceptional traditionally furnished rooms (A/C even!) and we wish we had been able to stay, but, alas, we had to move on to the next destination.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed with open arms at Arakal and made to feel at home immediately. Our hosts Abi and Mini plus sons were lovely to get to know and made a special effort to fix a boat trip for us, russle up a New year feast and fireworks. The accommodation has lots of character, the beach is a brief walk away and there will just be you and the Dolphins on it.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Alappuzha 688530, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
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Ranked #34 of 70 Hotels in Alappuzha
Price Range: €63 - €106 (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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