The owner Paul touts this place as "eco-friendly". We don't really know how eco-friendly it is since he didn't even gave us a chance to visit his place.
We have proof on how the owner clearly discriminates between Indian and Western travelers. Here are the details:
I was born in India but lived in US for more than 21 years. In this regard, I am more American than some Americans out there. I called Paul a few days ago to inquire about 2 rooms for me my wife and my parents who would meet us from Gujarat, India.
Paul told me to send an email with the dates. He replied the next day saying there was no availability for the dates between 6-9 Jan. I sent another email the next day asking if there was any other date after 6th up to 15th that was available. Never got a reply from him.
Now it gets interesting. My wife who is caucazian, called Paul and ask for the dates of 6th through 9th over the phone. He knew she is American because of her accent. Reply to her email from her personal email about availability was positive with openings for 2 rooms starting 7th of January!
Just to give him benefit of doubt, I sent him an email from my email account asking for any other dates than 6th of Jan and the reply again was a resounding "No" for dates up to 15th.
I understand this place has received great reviews from people who stayed there. But tho owner of this so called "eco-friendly" place never even gave us a chance to stay there. We do not support racial discrimination at any level and decided not to take this place.
- Also Known As:
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Alappuzha
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Hotel
- Pooppallys Heritage Home Kerala, India