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“Lots of character”
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Sona Tourist Home
Ranked #58 of 210 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 November 2013

A lovely old house, with loads of character. We stayed for 3 nights, which was about right for Alleppey. Joseph and family were really friendly with lots of great information and stories. Nice spot out of the busy part of town but not far or much in a tuk tuk. The boat trip with James was great, the backwaters are amazing. Good breakfast too. Excellent value.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The location is good and rooms are a decent size. There is wifi but the connection only goes as far as the covered patio. This place would be good value for the price, however, watch for bed bugs. It ruined my memories of the beautiful backwaters.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Last month I had a great lonely stay here for 3 days. The rooms are great value and more important: Joseph and family will make you feel at home.
Despite the fact that I was the only guest due to the low season, I never felt alone and i enjoyed the conversations with the owners. Definitly one of the best places to stay in Kerala, and don't miss the boat trip.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed here about a week in December of this past year and really enjoyed it. Our room, with its colonial decor, was in the block outside of the main house. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was also quite large. Outside on the patio we had a table and chairs where Sona served us breakfast in the mornings. Although not included, breakfasts were very reasonably priced and quite good. Most mornings included an informative chat with Sona and occasionally his father, which we enjoyed. The guesthouse is located slightly outside of the main part of town, so it's either a cheap tuk tuk ride or a healthy walk to local restaurants. Wifi didn't work in the room but did work at various spots along the communal patio.
Sona did not try to sell us a houseboat trip, in fact he seemed to be trying to dissuade us. We did book a trip on a motorized boat with his friend, James, which was great fun. We loved sitting on the top of the boat cruising down the smaller canals. Then, because we had come to Allapey primarily to do a houseboat, we booked that too, again through Sona. Although we enjoyed the houseboat, we had to agree that the trip with James was actually more fun and better value for the money.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Room and bathroom were large, quite, cool and clean with shared verandah to sit out on. Breakfast was good and included in the price. Wi Fi is available in certain locations. Only 5 mins autorickshaw ride from town centre and river. We went on a 3 hr boat trip (organised through Joseph) - seemed expensive compared with trip we did out of Fort Kochi but we didn't shop around, there may be cheaper options. The garden was lush and lovely but this meant there were quite a lot of mosquitos. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Sona is a 10 min drive out of town and a 10 min walk to where you can hop on a boat. The room was large, comfortable and clean with your own table out on the veranda. Joseph was very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is delicious! And they can order in take-away for you if you don't want to eat out in the evening. I took up their offer to book their friend James for an all day boat trip which was fabulous, his small motor boat can go down the narrowest water ways, he will moor so you can take a walk along the walkways and over the bridges and he will take you to a fantastic local, canal side restaurant. You can stop to swim, or just relax on the roof of his boat.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Absolutely the best place where to stay in Alleppey! The house is clean, comfortably and close to the city center. Sona is great knowledge and a good manager. He helped us to organize a great canal trip and the train transfer to Cochin

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Finishing Point, | Thatampally Post, Alappuzha 688013, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
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Ranked #58 of 210 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: £10 - £10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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