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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at George's homestay was perfect and in our 2 month trip of india it is one of the most memorable places we stayed. We were sad to leave! Set out in the rural backwaters approx 10km out of kottayam it feels like you are getting into the heart of kerala. The accomodation is spotless and thoughtful. George and... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in GK's homestay in August with our 2 boys and really appreciated our time there. George did all his possible to make us feeling home. Location is nice along a small river. (We loved canoeing on the river). Rooms are comfortable with AC and a nice view on a quiet paddy field. Food excellent. .. Georges... More 

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Georgekutty J, Owner at GK's Riverview Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much Thomas for a beautiful review. You were wonderful guests. Very understanding .It was our luck to host such great guests like you. All the best Georgekutty More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

A very kosy place. A wonderful stay. The room was very clean. In this homestay You are very close to how people live in backwaters. You kan walk around inbetween all the channels and talk to people, maybe stop and have A toddy😄 George arrange canoe trip and massage If You wish... The food was superb, likely the hospitality to... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous homestay right by the backwaters overlooking a rice paddy. You are given your own hut with shared veranda and have your own tea and coffee facility as well as a packed cold fridge !! I was overjoyed !! George and Di are so lovely, providing lovely home cooked food and will arrange a canal cruise on the backwaters of... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

The second I got out of the tuk tuk I simply thought 'Wow!' George and Dai are wonderful hosts who welcomed us to their home. The four guest rooms are set about 50m from the main house overlooking some paddy fields with hammocks to lounge in and birds to watch. I could feel the tension just dropping off of me.... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2015

It’s well worth the trip to the GK Homestay in the Kerala backwaters. Our aim is to go beyond "hotel-and-restaurant" touring, and George's talents certainly helped us do that. We fell in love with the view from our front porch of the gorgeous green rice field. Our room in the cabin was quite adequate, and wife Dai’s Keralan food was... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

The three nights my boyfriend and I spent here were the highlight of our monthlong trip to India. George makes his guests feel right at home from the moment they arrive - he went an autorickshaw driver to pick us up at the Kottayam bus station so we didn't have to worry about finding our way there. We enjoyed chatting... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Me and my sister stayed here for three nights. George and Dai are lovely hospitable people. We were told about all the local things to do in Kottayam and Ayemenem, especially enjoyed the long canoe ride that George organized for us. The view from the rooms over the rice fields are beautiful. Would definitely recommend. Seems like it gets booked... More 

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Reviewed 29 May 2015

I had thought that our immediate review had been published in February,however since it obviously was not I now have the chance to comment after the remaining four weeks of travel across India and time back in the UK to reflect on the whole India experience. George's homestay first came to our notice when we were searching for our next... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We stayed a month at GK'S, a very peaceful, authentic and beautiful part of Kerala. We cannot recommend enough George Kutty, the host of GK'S, as he has been by far the best we have come across during our many travels. Nothing is too much trouble - from arranging transport and negotiating the best price (even making a driver later... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of State Tourism Award for the Best Homestay facility in Kerala. The Genuine Backwater,Ecofriendly and Green accommodation with warm Hospitality provides the facilities such as mosquito-free AC & Non AC rooms, hot and cold water, veg/non-veg food, Canoeing,Bird watching, Boating, Sightseeing, Ayurvedic treatment and body massage,Yoga classes, fishing, temple and snake boat visit, giving a chance to mingle with the locals to learn the culture and village life, to see the cultural activities, festivals etc. and also arranging trips to hill stations, plantations, wildlife sanctuary. It is an ideal place for Bird watching and for a long stay for relaxation as it is in 100% pollution-free zone and peaceful Green Eco-friendly accommodation.It is a Romantic place for Honey moon.We accept all major Credit cards for payment and provide free Wifi and offer complimentary breakfast,Dinner. ... more   less 

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Address: Aymanam | Near Kumarakom Backwaters, North West of Kottayam, Pulikkuttyssery, Kottayam 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range: £26 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the rooms face open paddy fields and have identical facilities. They are very practical, cool, quiet and comfortable.”
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