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“Maria Heritage Feb. 2014”

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Maria Heritage Homes and Spa
Ranked #14 of 194 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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“Maria Heritage Feb. 2014”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This hotel was charming and historic, the grounds were beautiful, food and service were good and the atmosphere relaxing. Location was a little remote. Our room was in bungalow on the grounds surrounding the main building. I would have liked to see the rooms in the main building, based on comments from other guests. But our room was fine except 2 points: the bed was hard and uncomfortable, and although the bathroom was large and clean, there was not one shelf in the bathroom or the bedroom to set your belongings; we used the chairs The latter is a minor point but a good nights sleep is pretty important. Another minor point is that a television is out of place in a historic hotel, it distracts from the charm and may be something people want to get away from on vacation.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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mumbai
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

On a recent visit to Kerala, my husband booked a room at Maria Heritage Home, though I was apprehensive about a home stay. One look at the house & I was totally enamored. The house is full on antiques & yet it has the warmth of a home. The Manager Mrs Reema was of immense help. The food is excellent, the staff friendly & the hotel absolutely gorgeous. Will absolutely recommend to those who crave some tranquility in their fast track lives!

Room Tip: The coffee they serve is fantastic, so is the fish!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

I think we Indians expect a bit more of service than the money we spend on holidays. So picking a home-stay for an Indian is a bit risky.

Being a homestay, the service is kind of non existent, it is more for a relaxed kind of a holiday, where you just want to be with yourself, may be by reading books ar just being with nature.

The rooms are pure traditional, in fact ours was even smaller than the bathroom itself. The place is kind of treasured and gives a very historical feeling. The greenery is awesome and you can find a lot of fruit bearing trees around there.

The location is a bit far away from the city, but just on the backwaters. You can go for a boat ride in the evenings, but the houseboat pick up point is far in the city.

The staff was very courteous and the madam in charge helped us a lot in getting our itinerary prepared.

The stay will be nice if you do not have high expectations

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Thank you so much for making memorable honeymoon.

We had unforgettable time during our stay.

It was a great pleasure to stay there.

The fabulous resort offered us more than we could have imagined with friendly staffs, excellent food and beautiful room.

We hope to visit again. Once again Thank you all, for making this the most memorable, wonderful honeymoon holiday.

It is now, our very special holiday resort, and we will be back, hopefully, very soon.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mananthavady, India
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I had a great stay at Maria Heritage along with with my wife for our honeymoon trip and the staff was very accommodating. The rooms were very spacious and beautiful balcony. The best part about the stay is the food with tons of options and great food.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Haridwar, India
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

OMG...this place is fully adorned with antiques, woooden carvings and lovely handicraft.
The moment u enter , u are instantly welcomed by beautiful interiors.
We booked a heritage room but Mrs Rema Mohan upgraded it to deluxe room.
The room has an attached a laundry room and a beautiful verandah/balcony.
They have a beautifully maintained garden too.

Manager Mrs Rema was kind enough to arrange for our vehicle and booked a house boat for us as well.
Her friendly attitude makes u feel at home.
Th cook serves delicious home cooked food.

Cons.
The only disadvantage is its location..

It is 18 (approx.) kms away from boat jetty and auto wala charged 300 ( or Rs 400), which seemed bit exorbitant.
Taxi wala demanded Rs 600.
people who are interested to stay neat boat jetty ( house boat)have many options.
Plus if u stay near jetty , u can choose house boat on your own and will have many options.

but if u intend to stay in alapuzza for longer time and intend to explore the city....

u will love this beautifully maintained property...

Room Tip: All those looking for houseboats: If possible please book a house boat after u have seen a few on y...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

This was a perfect place to end our week long Kerela trip. We were made to feel at home then moment we entered through the gates, special thanks to the manager Rema.
Best parts of the stay:
1) Nice clean rooms with open shower. Extremely calm and relaxing.
2) Great landscaping of the entire complex with coconut trees, mango trees and exotic plants.
3) Hammock in the garden, perfect for that afternoon nap.
4) Great home-cooked food as per request. We were 2 non-veg and 3 veg and they cooked food for everyone's liking.
5) The main house is extremely nice and warm with a pleasant touch (gramophone, wooden swings, wooden recliners, old songs playing in the background). You can spend hours here.
6) Spa facilities for a relaxing Kerela massage.
7) Cab facilities for local sight-seeing and station pick-up and drop-off.

Things that can be improved:
1) We were three friends sharing a heritage room. The extra-matress and the cot were not comfortable and can be changed.

Room Tip: If you are 6 ft or taller, I would recommend you to go for the deluxe rooms that have lengthier beds...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Maria Heritage Homes and Spa
Address: Pulinkunnu | Alleppey, Alappuzha 688504, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An eco-friendly, backwater boutique homestay property by the river bank in Pulincunoo, Alleppey, Kerala, India, furnished with Antique art furniture and art from South India. ... more   less 
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