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london
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

What a lovely special place. Abby and Mini welcomed us into their home and we joined them and their two sons for all our meals, deliciously cooked by Mini and felt very much part of the family. Through our mealtime conversations, we learned so much about India and the local way of life. We must have eaten - and drunk... More 

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Thank PatJones32
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I have been at arakal heritage for a day And i & my friends have been treated very graciously... Its a fabulous place It feels like our own home n the beach is nearby and has almost all things needed...

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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were on bikes touring Kerala and our tour guide arranged for us to have lunch here. Mini was a gracious hostess and made us a feast of a lunch full of local vegetarian dishes and fresh fish and prawns. Mini showed us a few of the exceptional traditionally furnished rooms (A/C even!) and we wish we had been able... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed with open arms at Arakal and made to feel at home immediately. Our hosts Abi and Mini plus sons were lovely to get to know and made a special effort to fix a boat trip for us, russle up a New year feast and fireworks. The accommodation has lots of character, the beach is a brief walk... More 

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Eslov, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We visited Arakal Heritage in October 2015 and we were delighted. We had the family room, which was just fine. Our hostfamily is what is worth visiting Arakal Heritage for. You could not be treated better! Abi and hos lovely family did everthing possible for us to have a wonderful time. The food, the comversation and the hospitality was amazing.... More 

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Thank LouiseSweden2014
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed over Christmas in this gorgeous place. The owners, Abi and Mini, and Tom and Davis their children, gave us the warmest welcome. The food was amazing and they helped us with trips and excursions. The rooms with roofless bathrooms are stunning and showering outside was magical. Highly recommended.

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Thank GallagherDeborah
Surrey, UK
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I spent 4 nights between Christmas and New Year at Arakal Homestay. It was a little difficult to find as I was travelling independently, but with good directions from Abi I managed to get there by autorickshaw from Alleppey Station (it takes about 40 minutes). The cottage I stayed in was built about 300 years ago and it was a... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We have stayed in Arakal Heritage for 1 night in Feb 2013. The owners, Mini and Aby are really, really nice, and welcomed us as if we were part of their family. The rooms are dark, but very nice, and have been renovated as they used to be part of the ancestors of the family. The beach is about 5... More 

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Thank nat71275
Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Unbelievable place, lost in the middle of nowhere, the perfect deal to play Robinson Crusoe and get some rest : white sand, wild and really empty beach you can easily reach (3 minutes walking distance at the end of the 18 ha garden-which is actually the most beautiful and huge coconut plantation i've ever seen), warm welcome, delicious food included... More 

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Köln
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

From all placed we slept during our trip through Kerala this is the only one we would never recommend to anybody! Compared with other homestays Arakal was the most expensive one, but we were shocked about the bad quality of food - nearly always cold, and neither fresh nor tasty - and about the missing service - one day the... More 

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Additional Information about Arakal Heritage

Address: Alappuzha 688530, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $101 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Arakal Heritage Alappuzha
Arakal Heritage Hotel Alappuzha
Arakal Heritage Kerala/Alappuzha
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“We loved our quiet shady private room - but they all look very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles PatJones32, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseSweden2014, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the bungalow with a tree growing through the veandah roof. Unusual and very pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles AsiaSheba, 3 Mar 2012 | Read review
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