The host was very friendly and we had a good breakfast and he always helped us when we needed something. But for the money we paid, the room has to have a better standard- the bedding and the towels were dirty..and the "houseboad" ( just on a small canal) wasnt set so private as we expected.
But all in all our host was really trying to make us feel good.
We had arrived at the location around 11.00-11.30 AM, only to later be informed that we would not be provided breakfast. We then got to know that only breakfast next day would be provided and no other meals would be provided at the ville. As the place is located quite far away from the main town it would have been a great task to get an auto-rickshaw (costs about 150-200 rs for each trip) and travel back and forth. When I had asked Jijo about what are the activities that we could do around, he had handed out a standard Alleppey tourism brochure that had a couple of beaches and museum and the like, listed out. When asked about the canoeing/kayaking he informed me that they used to provide these services. More importantly, we had great difficulty in receiving mobile network signals. So depending on what your idea of a vacation is, this could either be a great place or quite a bad place. However, the location itself is definitely beautiful (barring the mosquitoes)!
There were an all Male party going on With full of Alcohol and Loud Music in the Convention Center.
Hence, My Wife and Mother were stuck inside the room.
It was an Embarrassing experience.
But the Location was good.
May be ideal for Bachelors but May not be suitable if you are with Family.
Me and some friends stayed at Canoe Ville for 5 days. It was in a beautiful and very peaceful spot right on the water. It counted with a place to do BBQ, some hammocks and a very big roofed area to do different activities, specially when it rains (we did yoga, dancing, reading, etc). It is only a 10 minute walk to the bus stop and a 10 minute bus ride into Alleppey! Jijo was very nice and friendly and a great host. Enjoy Canoe Ville!!
I visited this place with my family.It was a nice experience.very neat ambience.And the food was also good...The activities are also interesting.