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palakkad india
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A wonderful Home stay with a very attentive Host. The food was excellent. Lalli's cooking is just great with local dishes. Large rooms and well furnished. Cannot forget to mention Jacky the loving dog. A must visit home in Alapuzha.

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Motty and his wife Lali for making our stay in December 2015 such a wonderful experience. We stayed in a lovely garden room with a balcony for 13 days. We spent hours sitting on the balcony watching the most beautiful variety of birds that India can produce. Motty and his...

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2Thank 996iria
MOTTYMATTHEW, Manager at Motty's Homestay, responded to this review

Dear Iria, Thank you for the nice review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in Alleppey. We were as delighted to have you with us ! Do let us know how you are doing with Keralan cooking! Hope to have you with us again! Motty & Lali

Reviewed 12 January 2016

We absolutely recommend staying at Motty's Homestay. Motty and Lali are warm and generous hosts who went beyond what they needed to do in order to ensure that we had a fabulous time as well as learnt about Kerala. Motty made suggestions and then organised drivers and activities. We particularly loved our village boat trip in a long boat where...

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Thank Togeth
Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This spacious house has cosy rooms furnished with antique furniture and a well set garden - a rare gem in such a central location !First impression of the room...spotless!!! I really appreciated the clean and comfortable sized bathroom and the layout of the room. The bed was also very comfortable and the bedding was quality. I can't say enough about...

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1Thank Akhil M
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Its hard to chose a favorite place but this was at the top. Our room was upstairs with our own balcony. It was close enough to walk to town, or the beach which was a bit further, around 40mins or a very cheap ricksaw ride in 10mins. The best part about our stay was our hosts, Motty and Lali are...

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7Thank kate b
Milton Keynes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor I felt that although expensive, sometimes 3 times as expensive as other locations we booked to stay at mottys. I am sorry to say that we felt disappointed as it did not live up to our expectations. The room was lovely with a colonial feel but because we were on the ground floor and there...

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15Thank MrsOE
Reviewed 12 January 2015

After reading the Tripadvisor reviews and a favourable article on the Guardian.com, we were very excited to be coming to stay and use Motty's as a base for exploring the backwaters. While the house is charming enough, we didn't find Motty or his wife particularly pleasant or welcoming; the bottled water in our room was open and stale, the bed...

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9Thank alex_tiwa
Leicester
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Motty's is a real homestay, you will have the privilege of having the company of Motty and his wife, the benefit of his very good advice, and the delight of staying in a large a/c room with high quality wood all around and with interesting ornaments. Motty's homestay has only 3 rooms, and is not like a standard homestay, which...

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Thank JulianLeicester
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2014

The first thing to mention about Motty's homestay is Motty, an extremely welcoming host who makes you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. Situated close to the central part of town, we could easily explore the small town of Alllepey and sample it's cuisine. However, the main focus of being here is to experience the beauty of the backwaters....

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Thank Craig G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014

While visiting Kerala, we stayed in very nice hotels but none had Motty's personal touch. Motty's guests are very well taken care of from start to finish, starting with a lovely drink, plan and very helpful advice on where to go in town. Motty can organise any trips and pampering you fancy, which makes the stay easy and relaxing. The...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique Heritage Homestay accommodation offering peace and tranquility in the quaint little town of Alleppey -the gateway to the Backwaters" This traditional Syrian Christian home with it's gardenn view verandahs bring back old world charm . Comfortable en-suite bedrooms offers warm hospitality and excellent food. Guests have exclusive use of the comfortably furnished sitting room with its beamed ceiling and wooden antique furniture, and guests own private entrance. Emphasis is on the food which is cooked for you by the lady of the house using fresh local ingredients and home grown produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motty's Homestay

Address: Kidangamparambu Temple Street, Alappuzha 688 013, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $143 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Motty`s Homestay Hotel Alappuzha
Motty's Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alappuzha
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Alappuzha
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“Garden room with the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 996iria, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We loved our upstairs room with its balcony however, all rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Togeth, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Up stairs with the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles kateb577, 7 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The room I stayed in was in a separate guest house in the garden on the top floor. It was very spacious and decorated with local antiques. It had a lovely veranda, perfect for relaxing and reading your book on.”
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 of 5 bubbles 990gailb, 17 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I slept well, but my wife, who is a light sleeper, was awakened several times by fruit bats making their way between the attic and the garden. If you are suceptible to the beating of wings, try to choose a room with attic sans bats.”
 of 5 bubbles withthebirds, 26 May 2014 | Read review
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