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“A home away from home”
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Nova Holidays
Ranked #4 of 67 Hotels in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
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“A home away from home”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights. It was a comfortable stay with friendly people around. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was yummy (Kerala food). Our host Eldhose was kind enough to arrange a boating trip for us. This place is near the backwaters and about 4-5 kms away from the main town.

My take: Value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We highly recommend staying at Nova Homestay. It's more than you could ask for, very comfortable and clean rooms with joint dining room. Very spacious with all amenities in room including ensuite with hot water shower, tv, air con, cupboard. Staff are very helpful and happy and nothing is to much trouble. Would definitely stay here again, location is good and lovely breakfast included. We also stayed on one of Novas houseboats and can also highly recommend this also beautiful boat, with everything you need. Staff are fantastic, helpful, friendly and really do make your stay enjoyable. All extremely good value for money. We also had the homestay organise a day canoe trip around the backwaters which was fantastic, nice relaxing on the water with a local canoeist, seeing and eating in local villages, plus lots more. Great services provided all round by the homestay.

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies and are of good size.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed there for four nights. Quiet place, comfortable and spacious room surrounding by nature. Excellent breakfasts. Hosts Eldhose a and Lija are kind and attentive and gave us good advices . A nice place for a rest of few days. A little paradise !

Room Tip: Second floor, behind
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Booked for 2 nights ended up staying 5 as the whole atmosphere was so relaxed. Eldhose and his family are very gently and kind and helpful. Recommended a friend to take us about in a tuk-tuk who showed us interesting of the tourist track places. Finally he organised an inexpensive way to have a car take us to Munnar. Nothing was too much trouble for Eldhose and he spoke excellent English which was very refreshing. Very clean and spacious rooms. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this great guest house for two nights, the hosts are lovely people and very helpful. The rooms are very clean, with high speed internet and decent fans so it's not to hot during the night. The breakfast was also delicious, will highly recommend!!!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

1) Clean 2) Homely environment 3) Near to Punamada jetty 4) Excellent breakfast 5) Best value for money 6) Big rooms with halls 7) Bathrooms are spacious with hot water. I stayed for one day and I liked it very much . Owner Eldhose is very nice person . Best place to have a morning walk & evening stroll . But no good restaurant nearby . Though free wi-fi is available , I never used it . For anything like backwater trip & local sight-seeing , just talk to Eldhose & it will be arranged .

Room Tip: Any room but first floor is good .
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Most attractive architecture with an excellent location especially for trip around back waters .The ambiance was awesome . We had warm welcome with a masala tea .Rooms are tidy and spacious and bathroom is neat and spacious with hot water we had enjoyed the privacy in Balcony and the comfortable dining . We really enjoyed the uninterpreted free Wi Fi The family members are very friendly and helpful they serve a delicious breakfast . Eldhose is extremely helpful to arrange taxi for local sight seeing and a back water tour
it was a lovely homestay and a perfect place to relax and a great end to a busy weak of sight seeing

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Nova Holidays
Address: Punnamada Road | Near HMCA Church, Alappuzha 688013, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Kerala family managed property provide the travelers- A Home Away from Home,It's located near finishing point and 2 km away from the city . We are 2 minute away from the back water and 6 km to Alleppey beach Our Cottage and premium houseboats is well maintained with all basic amenities and tasty home made complimentary breakfast . All Cottage has a living room, bathroom and balcony with garden view . We consider our guests like family members, not just numbers. We are dedicated to ensuring every guest has the best possible stay with us and are always on hand to help with Care Remembering it's the little things that often make the biggest difference ... more   less 
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