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Green House Home Stay
Ranked #69 of 451 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed at this homestay during four nights in November. After a long flight from Tanzania we got the greatest welcome from the host Kumar and his fantastic mother. Kumar organized someone to pick us up; one of the nicest and friendliest drivers we´ve met on our trip.
Charming rooms; simple but very clean with an attached bathroom. Also a little shared terrace which was very nice. Good location on Fort Kochin with great restaurants just round the corner. What you need is a map (which is given to you at the homestay) and probably some advice on where to go. Fort Kochin is extremely hard to navigate, you get easily lost!
We got all help we needed, Kumar was really helpful and could answer all our questions (which was many since we were brand new to India). In the end of our stay he even offered us a guide book to help us on our continuous trip.
One of the better homestays in India, would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a friendly, safe and charming place with a good location. Great, great, great place!

Many thanks!

Julia and Ivar

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

I spent 2 weeks in Green House back in May 2011 and was thrilled about the place and its host Kumar. The guest house is nicely located near the center of Fort Cochin in a quiet street. It is clean and nicely furnished. Kumar is more than welcoming and provides all sort of useful tips, and helps you with any arrangements you may need, which makes you feel at home in every positive way. It is a great choice for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights during my trip earlier this month, and am very pleased to have done so. Green House is a homely, pleasant, tidy and clean place to stay. The rooms are spacious, fresh and well-appointed. It is exceptionally good value for the price. There are so many good places just a short walk away to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner (I did cooking lessons while in Fort Kochi) that it was a good call to sort meals separately. As many others have said here, Kumar is an excellent host - really, nothing is too much trouble, and his advice, knowledge and contacts are invaluable; both he and his mum were incredibly attentive, helpful, patient and understanding - all of which helped me make the most of my time in Fort Kochi. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed at the Green House home stay for two nights in November after reading some excellent reviews about its host Kumar on TripAdvisor. He really lived up to all expectations and was so helpful during our stay (and even before we arrived - arranging a taxi from the airport to the home stay). When we arrived he helped orientate us, showing us around the town and recommending places to eat and a cooking class. He even lent us a plug adapter for the rest of our Kerala trip, after the one we bought didn't work.

The guest house itself was nice, set on a quieter road. The rooms were clean and comfortable with A/C - all at a very reasonable price.

Thanks for all your help Kumar.

Neil and Rosalyn (UK)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

The place is very clean and decorated with taste, Kumar is very welcoming and available. I wouldn't really call it a homestay as the family isn't living there, but it's still a comfortable place with a reasonable price.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Have stayed at Green House for 3 times now - and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Fort Cochin. Green House is in an 'ordinary' little street, but the experience of staying there, makes it 'extraordinary'. Rooms are clean, and the terrace is a great place to sit and soak up the sound of the birds, and watch life go by ............ very relaxing! Yet only a short walk to the main attractions.
Kumar, our host, goes out of his way to make our stay the best possible - by providing practical help and advice - which is such a valuable asset.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had 3 nights here and had a really nice stay. The rooms and house are spotless and very comfortable. Kumar was a great host as he helped us with planning the rest of our trip in Kerala. He organised a backwaters houseboat overnight stay for us which was incredible. It wasn't in the tourist area of Kerala, instead it was off the tourist scene and therefore really quiet and tranquil. We both loved it! Kumar also helped us with trains, etc. Kumar isn't always around because he runs another guesthouse in Kochi but there is a lady that works at the house all day and she's really sweet and helpful.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: H. No. 1/1040 a, Kunnampuram Cross Road, Njaliparambu | Njaliparambu, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #69 of 451 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £8 - £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guest house is located in Fort Kochi, few meters away from the main church Santa Cruz, the pedestrian area Princess Street and the fishing net. You can move around by walk. Green House it an individual house where we welcome our guests as a part of the Family! Greenish, nice and simple house with an upper balcony and terrace for relaxing time. WI-FI, fridge, washing cloths facilities as well as drying clothes space, parking and possible access to the kitchen area. ... more   less 
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