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Gowri Residence

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london
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We only stayed one night in the main house which was fine. There was no hot water but they bought us a bucket of hot water in the morning on request. We organised our houseboat through them after speaking to another guest over breakfast, which was very easy and convenient. We made it clear that we would not hand over...

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2011

This was our cheapest night's stay during a 16 day self created tour of Kerala. It allowed us to see Alleypee and take a house boat the following day. The room was very basic with no hot shower facility and a noisy air con, not enough bedding either. That said it did provide us with air con and a basic...

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London
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Stayed at the Gowri based on a review in our guide book and traveller word of mouth. We found the rooms a bit depressing (we were in an aircon cottage in the garden) and very very basic. There were no real sheets on the bed...just some sheets covering the mattress. The main house and garden is lovely...they could do so...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2011

We had a wonderful stay at the Gowri. To start with, the staff were super-accommodating, absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them and the atmosphere was laid back and fun. The Gowri staff organised a lovely houseboat at a good price and allowed us to have a wonderful time on the backwaters - one of the highlights of our...

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Reviewed 28 February 2011

Here might be the best place to stay in allapuzah and gowri themselves know it very much. Food wasn't good, though juices are alright, we stayed 4 nights in tree house and took their boat as well. It was 5500 non a/c, we didnt go far at all and after lunch they fell asleep for nearly an hour we had...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 27 February 2011

We stayed just one night in the treehouse which was small, basic but cheap and fun (no sheets were provided but mosquito repellent was). There was a toilet & shower and while there was running water, the showerhead didn’t work very well and we had to use buckets of water. The food was ok and we were warned that there...

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Hilversum
Reviewed 26 February 2011

Gowri's residence is a nice backpackers resort where you will meet travellers from all over the world. The Balinese styled bungalows in the garden are good value. Food is good at the atmosphere is great. The big plus comes with their houseboat. This boat is very well maintained. Excellent value for money. The staff is very helpfull and they are...

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Aalst, Belgium
Reviewed 31 January 2011

Gowri is a beautiful place to stay. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The location is very good. City centre is within walking distance. The rooms are very clean and spacious. In the evenings people come here to play some music. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. I can advise anybody to stay in Gowri.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 7 November 2010

Fortunately the place is rather cheap and we only stayed their for a night. Our room was full of insects, had a bed and a table (and a mosquito net which we preferred not to use...we brought our own). Very basic. And it was rather dirty including the bed (preferred to sleep in our sleeping bags). What is really bad...

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POMPEY
Reviewed 2 September 2010

I happened upon Gowri first about three years ago and have made it my base for every subsequent Alleppey stay. The staff are considerate,great fun and all round entertainers into the bargain. The rooms are airy cool and clean (there is an occasional bug, but hey! it's India),.. the evenings come alive with impromptu sing alongs, guitar by Shan and...

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Gowri Residence is one of the oldest heritage properties in Alleppey - the main house was constructed in 1947. Its strategic location makes it an ideal property for holidayers; the boat jetty, the railway station and the beach are all within 15 minutes from Gowri. The tranquil and green environs of Gowri make it an oasis of peace and heritage in the heart of Alleppey town. We have wooden cottages, a/c and non a/c rooms, dormitory and a treehouse room - a wide range to choose from. Whether you are a backpacker, honeymooning couple, family or a large group, we have all kinds of accommodation to suit your needs. Our restaurant serves delicious local dishes and can be made to order to your specific taste. Our staff is well trained and is always there 24/7 for you. Come to Gowri and experience true Kerala hospitality and soak in a bit of culture and heritage too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gowri Residence

Address: near Uduppi Sree Krishna Swami Temple | Thondankulangara, Avalookkunnu PO, Alappuzha 688006, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Price Range: $68 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Gowri Residence Kerala/Alappuzha
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“they have one room that's like a treehouse. we liked the cabin-style rooms.”
Wendofish, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Open your mind and heart to vegetarian food and the chef will make you some of the best home style Keralan cooking!”
Schultzy69, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Room # 2 has in room WiFi but can be noisey.”
seafare74, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Stay in a different hotel or guest house”
Divinfaces, 11 May 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room in the back of the garden cause the place is on a noisy street.”
missgreenpeas, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
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