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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014

My wife and I stayed at Motty's Homestay just last week and found it to be a very good experience. Motty was there to meet us at 5:30am in the rain, with umbrellas in hand and quickly whisked us to our room and left the informative stuff to be taken care of after a few hours much needed sleep after...

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Thank deak75
Reviewed 14 February 2014

In our December 2013 experience, we discovered Motty's to be an over-priced Homestay. Although his wife's cooking was very good, it certainly did not warrant the price we were charged. Breakfast and the first dinner meal were included in the price. The other meals were charged separately but we could not learn the prices. It was also awkward that the...

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1Thank 1sma2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Motty and lali were instantly welcoming. From the bustle and heat of alleppy, their home stay is a peaceful jewel. Lali taught us to cook her lovely curries and Motty helped us plan our stay and even put us on the bus to our next venture! It was pricier than our other home stays around Kerala but depending on your...

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Thank Crabeyes23
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Booked for 4 nights, but ended up changing our minds and going elsewhere, so our comments are based on first impressions. It's expensive (6000 Rs) - far more expensive than anywhere else we stayed. We were allocated the room within the house, next to the verandah - there are other rooms, which we didn't see, in a garden annexe. The...

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3Thank Dave H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Motty and his wife were very attentive and helpful hosts. Motty helped us arranged trips on the back waters of Alleppey. A highlight of our holiday was a trip in a canoe around the backwaters with Lalji. He took us to his village where we had breakfast before setting off and then back for dinner. Motty provides breakfast, but unlike...

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Thank CardiffMaddie
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I'm so glad i made the decision to stay with Motty and Lali - everything from the food that Lali prepared, the accommodation itself, the location, and the trips that Motty organised were fantastic. The trips to local villages were the highlight for me and Motty arranged these so that they were so effortless for me! As a female solo...

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3Thank Lindsay R
Melbourne
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed two days with Motty and Lali in their lovely downstairs garden unit. They were very generous, helpful and welcoming, giving us a great deal of local information, and hosting a wonderful dinner and delicious breakfasts. Despite the rainy season we still managed to explore the area and thoroughly enjoyed being there. We highly recommend Motty's Homestay if you...

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3Thank MandPMelbourne
Kenmore, New York
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed with Motty and Lali at their beautiful Homestay in 2009 and returned there on our last trip to India in April. Alappuzha is such a great town to walk around and explore. We took a tuktuk to the beach one evening and a canal cruise another day on the backwaters. Our room at Motty's was beautiful and comfortable....

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1Thank zaphelps
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Visiting Alleppey again during the Kerala monsoons was an experience. The canals and rivers are full and up to the brim with the famous greenery enriched even further. The entire town of Alappuzha was what I call in full bloom!! Motty and Lali just made the visit even more wonderful with their wonderful hospitality. Took the same room as my...

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MOTTYMATTHEW, Manager at Motty's Homestay, responded to this review

Hi, Great to read the nice review and the appreciative words about our home own! Thank you for letting us know about the bird nest!! Hope to host you again! Best wishes, Motty & Lali

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 26 June 2013

It was a pleasure staying in Motty's homestay. :) The whole family is involved in making their guests feel at home. It was like we stayed in our friend's house. The interiors are beautiful... The rooms are lovely... the greenery is amazing... The helped us in finding cabs and arranging to see new places. It might have been more comfortable...

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3Thank Nitaya2407
MOTTYMATTHEW, Manager at Motty's Homestay, responded to this review

Hello Nitya, Thank you for the appreciative review! We enjoyed the unique experience of having a mixed group of family and friends!! I particularly enjoyed the chat with Dad. Convey our best regards to your family and the friends ! Best wishes from Motty & family

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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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: $161 - $213 (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
#4 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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