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Goku's Homestay...Near by Alleppey beach/Railway

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum 
We are experienced holiday providers offering bespoke holiday packages in South India and Houseboat stays in Kerala's picturesque backwaters. Our Homestay, perfectly located within short walking distance to all major attractions such as the beach, marketplace and temples, is maintained to a pristine standard by my wife Sheeja, son Goku and myself. The closest airports are in Cochin and Trivandrum which are 80km and 160km away respectively. We offer a choice of 2 bedrooms furnished with king size beds with up to 2 extra mattresses, private bathrooms and access to a kitchen, balcony and car park. Food can be arranged as per guests’ requests.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendly
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
Check in time 12 noon to till 10 pm and check out 11 am.
Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Santhosh K
Hosting since March 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (20)
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Dan-holland88
Dan-holland88
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mr
This homestay was a very pleasant stay made even better by santhosh and his family who welcomed us with open arms. He had great knowledge of the area and booked us our canoeing trip through the backwaters which was a day to remember. He uses a tuk tuk driver who was amazing and drove us wherever we needed to be with pin point timing. Would highly recommend.
Visited February 2017
Written 7 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
It was a great pleasure hosting Dan Holand and his friend. They are nice people, excellent and highly recommended. They left the room spotless and was a pleasure to have around the house. Very welcome back anytime.
Written 7 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sowjany
Sowjany
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We actually felt like our own home.Nice family.My kid enjoyed a lot with the family.
I felt like I stayed in my own home Very nice treatment. Especially my kid loved them Sheena she requested for food though we have not paid And she played with my kid and treated me like friend
Visited January 2017
Written 7 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
They are nice people, excellent and highly recommended guest that left the room spotless and was a pleasure to have around the house. Very welcome back anytime.
Written 8 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Girinath R
Girinath R
Palani, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay
Awesome place to stay. Great hospitality, care and love. Would definitely stay again during my next visit.
Visited October 2016
Written 5 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
You are a great guest ! You used my place very cleanly and follow my directions very well . And communication is excellent . So I recommend you to all other hosts ! Thank you so much for choosing my place for your stay
Written 6 October 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

issyLePuyFrance
issyLePuyFrance
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
excellent
Nous sommes venus là par hasard....et ce fut une trés bonne idée.Les hotes sont charmants, trés trés attentionnés, les lieux sont simples et trés propres.Excellent et copieux petits dejeuners, diner sur commande excellent et trés copieux.Située prés de la gare ( 15 mns à pied, 20 roupies en tuktuk), aller au centre ville permet une belle ballade...enfin vous serez à 5 mns à pied du restaurant Mushroom, bon et pas cher! enfin excellente wifi....
Visited August 2016
Written 10 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
It was a real pleasure to have Flexhet and her family come over and stay with us. They were always very communicative and friendly. clean and good to talk to. We exchanged many conversations and really felt like family. Would recommend Flechet highly as great Guests. Wish you happy journey
Written 10 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jillb651
jillb651
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Place to go if you want to feel Special and Welcome
From arrival to departure (5 days) I felt like both an honoured guest and part of the family. Santosh, Sheena and Goku looked after me as they would their own mother. They doctored my cough, made sure the tuk-tuk driver was personally known to them, translated my wishes, gave me great food, escorted me to a local restaurant and met me afterwards as it was late and I was alone and they did not want me to get lost. They filled my days with wonderful suggestions about where to go and any spare moments with friendly and informative chats about their interesting country.
Visited April 2016 Travelled solo
Written 6 June 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
"Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Alleppey. We are glad that you found your stay to be ‘Excellent’ and that we could delight you with our amenities and service standards. We are happy that you enjoyed the food offerings and will share your feedback with my wife Sheeja. Thanks for wonderful wordings and we too enjoyed that days. Keep in touch. With regards, Santhosh, Sheena & Goku."
Written 7 June 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

richandt2016
richandt2016
Munnar, India23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A true family feel to our stay
We stayed here for two nights.It is situated a couple of minutes from the train station up a back laneway which is sometimes hard for tuk tuk drivers to find.Apart from that the family are extremely welcoming.Breakfast was very tasty and a lot of well prepared food.I spent a rew hours one afternoon with Sheeda learning how to cook a traditional Kerala fish curry which we had later on that evening.Altogether a pleasant stay.
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
Thank you very much for your review. Santhosh & Family
Written 19 April 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tim236
Tim236
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Homestay!
We stayed at Gokus homestay for five days to relax after travelling the north for two weeks. I find it hard to express just how much we enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. Santhosh and his wife Sheeja were nothing but friendly, warm and welcoming. We felt more like we had been accepted into a family than just mere guests. Sheeja often cooked great Indian food for us for very little extra fee. She also kept everything super clean. Santhosh was extremely helpful to us in planning the next steps of our trip: he arranged a stay on a houseboat for us as well as the transportation to our next destination and the accommodation there. When we left we were actually sad to say good bye. Apart from that, aleppey was also definitely worth the trip. Beautiful beaches, beautiful backwaters and very nice people.
Visited April 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 6 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Alleppey. We are glad that you found your stay to be ‘Excellent’ and that we could delight you with our amenities and service standards. We are happy that you enjoyed the food offerings and will share your feedback with my wife Sheeja. Thanks for wonderful wordings and we too enjoyed that days. Keep in touch. With regards to each and every one. Santhosh, Sheeja & Goku.
Written 7 April 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vanessa F
Vanessa F
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Decent stay, not worth the money
We were unaware of the heat and hence booked a non AC hotel. This particular room is basically a homestay. Basic accommodation but climate was too hot. There is no TV in the room, no assistance with taking orders of food which usually the staff does otherwise in other hotels if they don't have their own kitchen. Toilet and bathroom is not connected to your room. U need to get out of the room and go one levelish high to access the bathroom which was quiet inconvenient. Basic amenities like glass to drink water plates were not available. We had to ask for it and then got it. With no tv, no amenities, bathroom not connected, no assistance for arranging food not worth for the money we payed. Nevertheless mr santosh was quiet helpful in guiding us where the restaurants were and also arranged for the canoe.
Visited February 2016
Written 26 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
Dear Vanessa, Thanks for the feed back, This is purely a HOMESTAY not a Hotel, which means you have all the freedom to use entire house including kitchen and our sitting room. About our homestay clearly states that rooms are Non Air condition, No TV with high ventilation, ( with both sealing fan and standing fan) On demand we would have served break fast or Dinner which you did not . When you visit any place its better to known the weather the attractions and local availability. If I knew you were not happy with this homestay I would have accommodated you in my other homestay ( Alleppey homestay which is AC rooms, communal TV but bit costly.
Written 27 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Geetanjali J
Geetanjali J
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect homestay experience
While the accommodation is basic, Mr. santhosh and his family are not your basic hosts. Mr. santhosh met us near the house to make sure we conveniently find the place. The house is a heritage home - the construction has the old world charm. Bottled water is provided free of charge. Since we say no to plastic, they were comfortable with us filing our reusable bottles from their kitchen. We also opted for meals cooked by Sheeja in her home kitchen. Delicious ! They were also very flexible with our late checkout and let us hangout at their house since the rooms were rented. This gave us the opportunity to know the hosts more and spend time in the kitchen learning how to cook the famous fish curry. Highly recommend the place and the people !
Visited February 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 24 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
Dear Geethanjali , We like to thank you for your wonderful review. We also wish you a happy journey ahead. Thank you once again and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to our homestay, your home away from home in Alappuzha. Hoping to see you very soon, keep in touch. Warm Regards, Santhosh & Family.
Written 28 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Reshma P
Reshma P
Mumbai, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome homestay and houseboat stay
Awesome !! Awesome!! Awesome!! My family stayed for 2 nights in homestay and 1 whole day stay in the houseboat. My family felt the warmth and a perfect homestay. Mr. Santosh has provided top-class services with a personal touch. The food was awesome and wholesome, non-oily. And the houseboat experience is par excellent and a surprise package of Kerala trip.. Very clean, neat and new houseboat!!. A fabulous tour around Alleppey with tasty food all along!! Mr. Santosh and family made Alleppey stay very comfortable and most memorable.
Visited December 2015 Travelled with family
Written 13 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
KeralaFantasyTravel
KeralaFantasyTravel
Dear Reshma, Thank you for your wonderful wordings. It makes us very happy to know we could serve you to your expectations. Thank you once again and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to Goku’s homestay, .Hoping to see you very soon and wishing you to stay for a longer time. With lots of thanks again&again... Santhosh.
Written 14 January 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace

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Map
Getting there
Kochi Airport
73.6 km
Restaurants
Halais Restaurant
6 min

Mushroom
5 min

The Chai Walah
9 min

The Harbour Restaurant
12 min
Attractions
Alappuzha Lighthouse
9 minLighthouses

Revi Karunakaran Museum
8 minArt Museums

Alappuzha Beach
13 minBeaches

The Alleppey Billiards
14 minGame & Entertainment Centres
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Our homestay is just behind Alleppey Collectrate ( Direction- West end of Collectrate in between NICE institute by road towards north, east side blue gate.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Goku's Homestay...Near by Alleppey beach/Railway

Goku's Homestay...Near by Alleppey beach/Railway is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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Goku's Homestay...Near by Alleppey beach/Railway has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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