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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this friendly homestay. The minute your arrive Usha will take good care of you. Very nice family, and good value for money, they were one of the first homestay in Fort Cochin. Quite location next to the temple, just go and enjoy! Aleks & Carina

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Its affordable,pretty close to all the touristy places in fort kochi and has one of the best hosts possible. The husband and wife are nice friendly people,helping us with the tour program and all. There's a basic North Indian restaurant nearby that they pointed out to us Rooms are nice and clean The AC might be a bit problematic though...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 July 2012

In Feb 2012, my friends and I took our daughters back to India to explore the land of their birth. They were 8 - 9 years old and had been away for 6 years. The Kovil Homestay was exactly as I'd hoped... It was comfortable and clean and felt very homey. In my book, it's a perfect place for an...

1Thank awinangie
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Kovils guest-house is a very nice house in the middle of fort-kochi(indian side). No view but an excellent welcome from Usha (house keeper)and her family! Good price (500rps)for a double bed room with bathroom, and a little patio, very clean and comfortable. The people there made me a warm welcome, and tea!...then gave a lot of infos of kochi and...

1Thank olibiza
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2012

wonderful place, great family, could not do enough for us, we even had a cookery lesson. Clean rooms, a roof to chill on if needed. The area is just great across the road from a small temple, the whole neighbourhood are SO friendly, we were so glad we stayed here. We did stay at others but this was REALLY nice-thank...

1Thank mememe911
Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Kovil homestay is manged by a small family. It really a home away from home. spacious room and execellent service. Usha the lady of the house cooks breakfast for us each morning in the ethnic style of food and sometimes tries to provide a western breakfast, The room were excellent, spacious and clean and each had its own bathroom. No...

Thank cadesilva
leicester england
Reviewed 11 February 2012

we stayed at this homestay as a 2nd choice - my 1st choice cancelled on me due to a family wedding. we arrived from the uk to kochin airport then went to kovil homestay for 2 nights. we were met by the friendly wife to be shown to the cottage on the front of the house. this was basic. no...

1Thank sashaziggy
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 23 January 2012

we loved our stay in kovil. we were welcomed by a lovely family some of the nicest people we met in india. i spent my birthday there and they had a cake made and we celebrated, witch was one of my best times in india. the cooking classes were great! i asked to go to the market with them to...

Thank busterturner40
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I also had not intended to stay here as first choice but Fort Kochi can book up as it is very touristy. I was very pleasantly surprised. 800 INR (including breakfast) is about standard for stays here. The place was clean. The owners are friendly and don't go the hard sell on anything. We ended up staying an extra night...

Thank Luke W
Reviewed 18 January 2012

I stayed in this homestay for 1 night in december 2011 and I think it's overpriced. I've payed 800 including breakfast but I found much nicer places for 700 INR including breakfast and dinner. The madam started to talk about her cooking class and the drawings of her daughter (that she sells) just a few minutes after I arrived....

Thank Shangrila00

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kovil, as the name portrays, offers you homely accommodation in a traditional Hindu ambiance. The word itself literally means "Temple". Situated at Fort Kochi, one of the must see destinations, Kovil is very near to the Heritage Zone of Fort Kochi. The area locally known as Amaravathy, is a typical Hindu area, with the Amman Kovil Temple just opposite the home stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kovil Home Stay

Address: X/1646 | Near Amman Kovil Temple, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $16 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Kovil Home Stay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
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“There are 3 sets of rooms. Two of our families stayed in the "front" building, which is split into two rooms, each with their own bathroom. Above the family home there are 2 rooms, each with a bathroom, a nice sitting area with table, and a kitchenette. One of these rooms has A/C, which was greatly appreciated by our group. A third building in back of the house seemed to have two or three rooms and a little courtyard in front of it. If you're from a cooler climate, I highly recommend the AC room. :)”
 of 5 bubbles awinangie, 11 Jul 2012 | Read review
“all good, maybe tell Usha what sort of room you need and she will fit you to your room, great free breakfasts-yum”
 of 5 bubbles mememe911, 20 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Room at the back are much nicer and remember to come to the main house and ring the bell for service.”
 of 5 bubbles cadesilva, 28 Feb 2012 | Read review
“any room this is a quite location”
 of 5 bubbles ishmakan, 24 Dec 2011 | Read review
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