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“Just excellent”
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Sajhome
Ranked #4 of 223 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Sajhome was a very nice place to stay. Nice and clean, very good breakfast and Saj and his family were very helpfull when we stayed in Cochin and before that, when we was planning our trip to Kerala, where Saj was so kind to recommend some very fine homestays in Munnar, Thekkady and Aleppey. We really hope that we se you all again.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We booked Saj's homestay because of good online reviews and we were more than pleased with our decision. The rooms were clean and the included breakfast was always fresh and delicious. Unfortunately, my mom fell very ill during our time at Sajhome and we needed to postpone our departure for a day. During this time, Saj and his family took extra care of my mom to make sure that she was staying hydrated and would recover as soon as possible. I thank Saj and his family for their extraordinary care and service at this fantastic homestay. I would highly recommend Sajhome to anyone looking for a comfortable and personal homestay experience.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank William M
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

For the first time I booked a homestay for my family.But despite reading the reviews in Trip Advisor I was little apprehensive.But after staying with the wonderful family of Mr Sajid Ali for three days, I would say I made the right decision. The home cooked Kerala breakfast is delicious. Mr Saj has good knowledge and contacts to help you in hiring taxi or arranging a tour at a very reasonable price.His proactive approach makes him unique and the hospitality extended is just amazing.
I would recommend this homestay simply because it is better than the best.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Tarik S
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

The highlight of our trip to Kerala! Except for our first night at Sajhome, we did not plan out any part of our trip for the five days we were in Kerala. Fortunately, Saj was a great help planning out our entire trip including transportation, accommodation and activities with fantastic recommendations. The family atmosphere of Sajhome was a delight and the breakfast was some of the best food I've had during my 5 month stay in India. Absolutely would recommend and would definitely stay there again on a next trip to Fort Kochi. - Sameer

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank sameersaleh
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We arrived at Saj’s Homestay, our home for at least the next three days and again for several late in our journey. Saj greeted us at the taxi and carried our luggage upstairs. He was warm and gracious. And his home is absolutely immaculate …. With western toilets!! A must for any place we stay! We met Natasha, Saj’s 11 year old daughter, who checked us in and using a map, provided us with a detailed explanation of all the major sites to see in Fort Kochi and how to get to them. She assured us that everything was within easy walking distance, a good thing since the tuk-tuk drivers were on strike at the time. We were very impressed with her maturity and graciousness. What a treat to have met her.

A Homestay is similar to a Bed and Breakfast at home. We have been given a lovely, well appointed private room with an en suite bath and a small balcony overlooking a garden. It was very clean, indeed! And air conditioned too! Breakfast is provided. We were given a choice of western or Keralan style breakfasts and of course we chose, Keralan. Saj rotates through six different breakfasts so we enjoyed a different menu each morning.

Saj offered us coffee and we sat outside on one of the covered decks in this home. It was a very pleasant place to sit. A pleasant breeze and a birds' eye view of the street. Saj spent some time discussing various ideas with us about how to spend our time over the remaining three weeks in India. We have allowed ourselves a couple of days to gather some information and consider the options. Then we will make some decisions about how to proceed. Saj is very knowledgeable and has offered to make some of the arrangements for us when we decide what we would like to do. In the meantime, Saj’s Homestay is a very comfortable place to hang our hats.

As an total aside, the most reliable ATM in Fort Kochi is on the street directly in front of Sajhome.
There are also several interesting restaurants close by as well as some wonderful street stalls at the nearest corner. The fresh, hot paratha was especially delicious.

Saj's rooms sell out quickly because they are so pleasant and affordable. I encourage anyone who is travelling to Fort Kochi in Kerala to book early so as not to be disappointed. This was the best accommodation we had throughout our 5 weeks in India.

Room Tip: The room on the second floor at the back with the balcony was excellent.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank koalakoala500
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here for what was going to be 4 nights but, in a display of other writers' aforementioned hospitality, Saj arranged for us to take an overnight houseboat to the backwaters with his own taxi driver then another overnight trip to Munnar - foregoing his own booking for us. No doubt he had other clients for our room but it was to our benefit. The house is in a great location for walking to all the Fort Kochi attractions and restaurants. As others mentioned little no nonsense Natasha is really in charge of everything. Rooms are comfortable and air conditioned with a good standard of bathrooms. We also stayed next door at the Chack Inn one night when Saj Home was booked, which was not bad but we were the only ones there and the hospitality was lacking.

Room Tip: Road noise at front of hotel can be a little annoying for light sleepers so go for ones towards the...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank saglondon
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 days in this homestay. Saj family is very nice and they really care about guests. Fort chocin is an ugly city with really nothing to do, dirty and sad. But stay at sajhome is really a good experience.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Sajhome

Address: Federal Bank ATM Building | Near Kunnumpuram Junction, Fortkoch, Kerala, India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#5 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#16 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £25 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sajhome is located right at the heart of Fort Kochi. All the tourist attractions are 5-10 minutes walkable distance. You are staying with a Kerala family. So you can enjoy Kerala delicious food and provide genuine tour information, further travel assistance, Arrange taxis, flight tickets, Train tickets, Bus tickets, Cultural dances, Martial arts, Indian classical Music, Genuine Ayurvedic Massage, Accommodation in next destination, Kerala Package tour, 24 Hour overnite House boats in Alleppey or in Kumarakom, 3-7 hours Village backwaters cruise etc. ... more   less 
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Sajhome Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

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