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GK's Riverview Homestay

12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2012

As others have noted the rooms here are very basic. The bathroom is essentially a wet room, the shower is not separated, i.e. no curtain or anything, so most of the bathroom gets wet when the shower is used. The bathroom is generally not very nice and also not very clean, but the bedroom is clean, with the floor wiped...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Don't be put off by the long journey to get there: once you arrive you'll realise that the homestay's isolation is a big part of its charm. If you get a cab to Kottayam, George will arrange a pick up for you - recommende, as the local drivers are a lot more knowledgable of the area. The homestay itself is...

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1Thank MikePenhall
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 November 2011

My wife and I stayed with George for just two nights but had an excellent experience. George is an outstanding host, and genuinely treats you as family when you stay with him. His home is bordered on one side by a gorgeous canal, on the other by expansive green rice fields, and along the sides by trees and a vegetable...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2011

George was wonderful in getting someone to pick me up from nearby Kottayam at short notice and make sure I arrived safely at his house in the backwaters.  He has been receiving guests for the last 10yrs yet he is just as interested to hear your story and make sure you are well looked after and well fed as if...

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Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Spent a weekend here. It is not only a fabulous location, but George is a perfect host. Nothing is too much trouble for him and the food is fantastic. The area is so beautiful and you will see normal day to day life on and around the backwaters. Very relaxing. The trip on the river in the canoe was brilliant.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2011

We stayed at GK Riverview for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. As others have said the rooms are basic. We were a bit nervous about the heating the water with the electric element. However, the rooms were not what we were there for. We spent most of our time exploring the amazing backwaters or relaxing in...

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1Thank Jessica R
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2011

George and Di were the perfect hosts for our 3 night stay in the backwaters. The room was fairly basic but clean and suited us perfectly. It was in a quite location with a lovely view over the rice fields with trees and bird life all around. The homestay is in a good location for walking the canals and watching...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 March 2011

We stayed two nights at GK's riverview but would have liked to stayed more if we could. The location is simply amazing, in the middle of a bird sanctuary, fluorescent green rice fields, canals, and tropical vegetation. It's the perfect place to rest for a few days in a simple but lovely guest house. The good company of Georges who...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2011

Whilst our trip was a while ago, the memories of it are still fresh! Our stay at GK Riverview homestay was definitely one of my highlights of our trip. Right in the heart of the backwaters, which if you want an authentic experience of backwater life and a very peaceful one at that, GK homestay is great! -though be prepared...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2011

When we booked 7 nights full board at GK's Riverview on our first visit to India we were unsure whether it was a wise decision. It proved not only wise but wonderful. George has the knowledge and ability to make you feel that you are the most important person on the planet. Dai prepares authentic home cooked and often home...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of State Tourism Award for the Best Homestay facility in Kerala. The Genuine Backwater,Ecofriendly and Green accommodation with warm Hospitality provides the facilities such as mosquito-free AC & Non AC rooms, hot and cold water, veg/non-veg food, Canoeing,Bird watching, Boating, Sightseeing, Ayurvedic treatment and body massage,Yoga classes, fishing, temple and snake boat visit, giving a chance to mingle with the locals to learn the culture and village life, to see the cultural activities, festivals etc. and also arranging trips to hill stations, plantations, wildlife sanctuary. It is an ideal place for Bird watching and for a long stay for relaxation as it is in 100% pollution-free zone and peaceful Green Eco-friendly accommodation.It is a Romantic place for Honey moon.We accept all major Credit cards for payment and provide free Wifi and offer complimentary breakfast,Dinner. ... more   less 

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Address: Aymanam | Near Kumarakom Backwaters, North West of Kottayam, Pulikkuttyssery, Kottayam 686015, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range: $50 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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