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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pros: 1. Budget stay. 2. Nice guidance on arrangement for back waters trip 3. Nice help during bandh from the tourist home. cons: 1. Air condition not there. 2. Hot water was not available 2. Hot water was not available

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Thank Raghavendra R
Socorro, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late at night on the train and left the next day on a houseboat. The owner was very gracious about being woken up at 2:45am to let us into the room. The room was a good size, fan but no A/C. The bathroom was also a good size, with a powerful shower. The wood trim (teak and rosewood)... More 

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Thank Brian G
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this place based on good reviews mostly and also proximity to the houseboats. Wow. We arrived at 2:30 in the morning and were warmly welcomed and quickly shown our room so we could catch some sleep. Room was big and airy with a fan that moved air well. Breakfast of banana pancakes was excellent. Joseph was a super... More 

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Thank janet g
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Charming, clean and spacious rooms amongst a beautiful garden.... The owner was extremely helpful and booked us on one amazing houseboat to do the backwaters.... Spoke good english and was trustworthy. Strongly recommended!

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Thank Nikos J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my stay at Sona Heritage Home. The home offers a tranquil respite to the weary traveller, being set off the main road and its noise, and in the midst of lovely gardens full of frogs croaking in the evening. The house itself is beautiful, a truly heritage home built at the beginning of the last century... More 

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Thank Alexander W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

Absolutely loved our stay at Sona's. Joseph is a funny man, with loads of good stories ! Bit hard to follow sometimes but just looking at him is entertaining ! The room are good value for money. Not the most modern but that does not fit the style of the home anyway. Joseph arranged a trip on the backwaters in... More 

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1 Thank Evadam1976
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

It is a little far from the beach, and food is a bit of a problem if you do not like coconut oil since all nearby shacks use that only. Otherwise u have to travel a good 2 km to get some decent food. Owner is quite helpful. I had a little bit problem with payment, they were behaving as... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Picked at random from LP, this place was quiet with clean basic rooms. The family were helpful and very friendly. It's really near the water which is useful and about 1.5k from the centre of town. Breakfast is not included but they offer a very limited menu which is fine.

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4 Thank Randellej
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Down near the lakeshore and very handy for the ayurvedic centre and houseboat dock, this shady little oasis nestles well back from the road, ensuring that it is peaceful at all hours of the day and night. Your hosts are warm and friendly and helpful in terms of where to go / what to do. The wifi is good near... More 

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5 Thank Divinfaces
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed here a couple of nights. Take a mozzie net ( not provided). The house and gardens were lovely and quiet as it was situated well back from the road. The hosts were fairly friendly and suggested a very good boatman for a day out on the backwaters, James. It was a great day with James, he went out... More 

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Address: Finishing Point, | Thatampally Post, Alappuzha 688013, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: £8 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The chalets opposite the main house look more private and have their own little balconies. The rooms in main house also have balconies but the one by the main door is a bit less private so try and get one of the others.”
 of 5 bubbles kathspider, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I took a tour of the house and the rooms in the house seemed to have more character. But any room is fine!”
 of 5 bubbles Traveholics, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in rooms across the garden - these were basic, but very clean and very pleasant!”
 of 5 bubbles Beeonbike, 19 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We were given a choice of rooms and chose one of the newer outside ones, however, I wish I'd stayed in the house now - just for the experience of doing so!”
 of 5 bubbles Anbram, 7 May 2012 | Read review
“Book room in the house not on the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles Suzan_J_Hughes, 23 Mar 2012 | Read review
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