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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2010

this place came highly recommended by other tourists we met whilst travelling India and was a really lovely place. Staff were fantastic and so friendly and helpful. food was delicious and it was one of the few places in India where it was really easy to meet other travellers. lovely place!

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Reviewed 15 June 2010

I stayed at the Gowri in December 2005 on a visit with my mum. Although a while ago, I'll never forget the tme spent at this home stay. Although it might not be the luxurious of places to stay (and I do like my home comforts), the people who run this place could not have been more accommodating. As well...

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delhi
Reviewed 12 April 2010

We stayed at this place only for the daytime as we had to take a volvo at night. Quite a nice place, I would say, with pretty cottages. Good budget accommodation and great value for money. We took an AC cottage. It was clean and nice. No frills. Don't expect luxurious interiors. They have a good collection of birds including...

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birmingham
Reviewed 24 March 2010

we were not impressed with this hotel as the rooms were unclean and tatty. the staff hung around looking bored and disinterested and they couldnt be bothered to take food orders or clean as all the table cloths were filithy!! The main problem was the lack of care taken over caged birds of prey kept in the hotels entrance and...

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Cleveland
Reviewed 28 February 2010

I didn't stay at the Gowri, but I did book a houseboat with them. Afsal is a great bloke and extremely helpful. I hired a brand new boat for a 24hr trip at a cost of RS 7500, which was very good value. The boat was pristine and I couldn't have asked for more. The 3 man crew were very...

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Hilversum
Reviewed 28 February 2010

We've enjoyed an excellent stay at Gowri's. Nice management, good staff and well located between three temples. The Balinese styled bungalow in the garden (no. 15) was clean and very comfortable. Food was good. We have rented their houseboat that took us for an overnight trip to Kumarakom. Great experience for Rs. 6.000. The boat was in a very good...

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Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 26 February 2010

Read with dismay earlier houseboat review. We rented the Gowri Residence new boat overnight. This boat has two cabins, and is suitable for four. We are just two, but scored this boat, and delighted with it. We are experienced boaters at home on the BC and Washington coasts. This boat was well handled, beautifully outfitted, and in top shape. Our...

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Springwood, NSW
Reviewed 31 January 2010

Our stay at the Gowrie was fantastic!!! The staff were wonderful and the food delicious. Nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to everyone for a great New Year with live music and entertainment. Cheers Guys. Desley & Joe, Australia

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Melbourne
Reviewed 26 January 2010

Felt right at home in this place - with a little wooden bungalow, an outdoor bathroom and friendly, helpful staff. The staff are largely but not entirely young guys, who all seem to be having a good time. The subtropical grounds are tidy, with people constantly sweeping around the paths. The food (made in an open kitchen close to the...

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London
Reviewed 9 January 2010

It truly saddened me to read this latest review of a bad experience at Gowri because I could not recommend this place highly enough. I have never encountered the service of such attentive and dedicated staff and extended my stay to remain in this welcoming environment. Those working in this beautiful spot go to such lengths to ensure that their...

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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
Price Range: $66 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“they have one room that's like a treehouse. we liked the cabin-style rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles Schultzy69, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Room # 2 has in room WiFi but can be noisey.”
 of 5 bubbles seafare74, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Stay in a different hotel or guest house”
 of 5 bubbles Divinfaces, 11 May 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room in the back of the garden cause the place is on a noisy street.”
 of 5 bubbles missgreenpeas, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
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