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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A very pretty place with gardens, nice location to visit temples/shops, reasonable prices. When the DVD player in the room didn't work, the manager rewired the whole system for us. They were really nice about anything we needed (and travelling with kids, we needed lots of things). We used their houseboat for an overnight trip - oh my goodness -... More 

Thank Wendofish
Binu D, Manager at Gowri Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write your review. We at Gowri Residence take our roles very seriously and try everyday to provide quality customer service and care that our guests expect. Your kind comments are much valued and encourage us to constantly work towards keeping our guests happy. Thank you once again and we look forward to... More 

Srivilliputtur, Tamil Nadu, India
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We were around 18 persons, booked 6 Air conditioner rooms. The hotel is a mixture of old and new. The main old block was built way back in 1946. 3 of our rooms were in old block and 3 were new built cottages. The rooms in the old block were spacious enough and the bathroom was so big and clean.... More 

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Binu D, Manager at Gowri Residence, responded to this review

Dear Mr Karthik, We at Gowri thank you for taking time out to review us. It is always our pleasure and duty to serve our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you at Gowri Residence soon in the future. More 

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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I was with a group of 15 and we booked a few nights from information available via Lonely Planet... mistake. The place has the potential to be good but first it would need to develop a decent service culture, water that runs (and occasionally warm would be nice), and reduce the number of cockroaches running around. The number of mosquitoes... More 

Thank Ian B
Binu D, Manager at Gowri Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to apologize for the inconvenience and the bad experience you had at Gowri Residence. We also apologize for the delay in responding to the same, as there has been a change in the management at Gowri Residence. We really appreciate your comments and we have taken up all the issues you mentioned in your review... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

The two nights spent on this converted rice barge cruising the Kerala backwaters have been the highlight of our month in India. The scenery was fantastic and the staff and food was exemplary. The area is picturesque and to witness the daily routines of life of Keralan’s as the go about their business was fascinating. The first we moored for... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Pretty tired location, lot of construction half finished around the site. More mosquitoes than any of the other places we stayed, the staff were alternately absent or asleep at the desk. Food on site was OK, but sitting outside as a group in the evening was not possible even with 80% DEET. No hot water, sometimes no water.

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

for all pot heads if u want weed there, vishnu is the manager of gowri you can ask him a bit costly but we can njy the trip And if u want to go to beach go to marari beach its really good and for food u can order from gowri itself or you can have food in thaff restaurant... More 

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The worst food I've had so far in India. I've now had two meals here- lunch and breakfast. Lunch was 'chilli fish'- about 90% onion, 8% grease and 2% shrivelled up fish- awful. Plus it was more like a tiny side dish than a meal. Breakfast was no better- cold, soggy dosa. On the plus side, the room is ok,... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Nice place, clean, decent location, nice freshly cooked food, friendly staff, good price. Only negatives were no hot water and wifi was on and off. Also, if you're looking at the Lonely Planet write up, there is no tree house or aviary! (I didn't ask what happened to the Emu)

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SF, California
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1,575 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 682 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Many different room types available. Our room in the main house had WiFi in the room but was noisey as it was in the front of the hotel, directly behind reception. We found the room large and clean, the staff friendly and rates reasonable. The Avery described in LP is no more but the garden does appear to be maintained.... More 

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Valencia, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Gowri residence is a perfect place to stay some days and do a backwater tour. There are different tipe of rooms all them placed in a big garden with nice plants and trees. I stayed in a wooden room very confortable and I felt like being in the forest with the advantage of having free computer access anytime... :) The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gowri Residence is one of the oldest heritage properties in Alleppey - the main house was constructed in 1947. Its strategic location makes it an ideal property for holidayers; the boat jetty, the railway station and the beach are all within 15 minutes from Gowri. The tranquil and green environs of Gowri make it an oasis of peace and heritage in the heart of Alleppey town. We have wooden cottages, a/c and non a/c rooms, dormitory and a treehouse room - a wide range to choose from. Whether you are a backpacker, honeymooning couple, family or a large group, we have all kinds of accommodation to suit your needs. Our restaurant serves delicious local dishes and can be made to order to your specific taste. Our staff is well trained and is always there 24/7 for you. Come to Gowri and experience true Kerala hospitality and soak in a bit of culture and heritage too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gowri Residence

Address: near Uduppi Sree Krishna Swami Temple | Thondankulangara, Avalookkunnu PO, Alappuzha 688006, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: £35 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“they have one room that's like a treehouse. we liked the cabin-style rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Wendofish, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Open your mind and heart to vegetarian food and the chef will make you some of the best home style Keralan cooking!”
 of 5 bubbles Schultzy69, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Room # 2 has in room WiFi but can be noisey.”
 of 5 bubbles seafare74, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Stay in a different hotel or guest house”
 of 5 bubbles Divinfaces, 11 May 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room in the back of the garden cause the place is on a noisy street.”
 of 5 bubbles missgreenpeas, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
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