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Gowri Residence
Ranked #131 of 200 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I had been here on 1 of september along with my family. The guys here were extremely co operative polite and well mannered. Very natural ambience. It was a delight to be in Kerala especially at this place in Allepey. Food service was excellent and quick. i would definately come back here.

Room Tip: A big room(achu) with three beds is excellent!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

The Gowri Residence, also, I believe, known as the Gowri Heritage Hotel, was a nice escape from the noise of the busy city in which it is centrally located. The residence occupies a large area of land which offers both guest room and bungalow accommodation, all of which are situated in a lovely, serene garden setting that allows you to feel more like you are in the country than in the midst of a city. The accommodations are basic but satisfactory, as was the restaurant, although it was only available, unfortunately, for breakfast, which forced you to have to go out and search for restaurants that were not particularly easy to find or good. The staff at the hotel were friendly, helpful and accommodating. It was a good place to base yourself for a short stay before taking off on one of the backwater cruises.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the small bungalows with a garden facing balcony, rather than an attached room, as th...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Yeah it was OK and did the job for 1 night. Overpriced and the front area needs a good cleaning - things were scattered everywhere, not the most pleasant thing to see when you're first checking into a place. The rooms were clean though and bathrooms were the same. Food is OK if you're desperate, but you are better off going into town and finding something to eat.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank ashleycrowther
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

The hostel looks nice and occupies a pleasant, cosy residence with lots of plants. The staff could be lot more helpful though. For some reason they wanted to charge us RS500 more for the backwaters tour (even though we have booked in advance) than regular price offered to newly-arrived customers (Rs 6500). After some arguing they agreed to charge us the regular price. The hostel itself is a bit in the middle of nowhere, there's not really much you can go and see around so it's better just to treat it as a starting point for backwaters trip.

The backwaters trip was amazing - highly recommended. Gowri residence arranges everything - but caution - do negotiate the price and make sure you do not overpay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

I stayed at gowri for a week .Very comfortable for the family.The location is very good.Good restuarant and food.The service is perfect.The staff very friendly,and they are vey eager to do any help for us.When ever I visit Alapuzha, I like to stay at GOWRI The boys Afsal and Sumesh
were very helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

I stayed one night at Gowri on a stopover from Kollam on my way to Kochi. I had actually planned to spend two nights in Alleppey, but when I saw the condition of my room, I couldn't deal.

One of the young men met me at the boats, which was nice as my boat came in past dark. But the first room they gave me smelled of dirty socks and cigarettes. The floor and walls were visibly dirty, and the curtains were smeared in black. I asked for another room and, while it smelled slightly fresher and the curtains were cleaner, the level of cleanliness wasn't that stellar and none of the plug ins worked. Their wifi is very slow and not available in the rooms. They weren't serving meals because their cook was gone, but I wouldn't have felt comfortable eating there anyway.

The staff is friendly but the rooms need improvement. I'd go elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

great place to stay. Very good location in the center of Alleppey. The staff is very friendly and taking care of guests any time. The only "con" is they do not serve lunch or dinner anymore. Only breakfast (very tastefull by the way). The courtyard and common areas are very cozy. And beds and pillows are really comfortable !!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Address: near Uduppi Sree Krishna Swami Temple | Thondankulangara, Avalookkunnu PO, Alappuzha 688006, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 200 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: £36 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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 
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