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Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was a major highlight of our trip to India. Extraordinary hospitality from all the family members, including a birthday surprise for me. Getting to know the family and their (and their property's) history was the best part. They are good and articulate story tellers. Our "royal suite" in the beautiful and solid teak palace was very big and...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

hello nancy eggey you arrived as a guest and by the time of leaving, you had already become a part of our family. normally guests travelling from your part of the world do not accept our kind of basic facilities, but you were so adaptive to our system. you were even having food with your hands which felt as an...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A palace converted to a homestay. The rooms will remind us of the comforts the kings of the old enjoyed. We stayed at the upstairs room. It was airy and comfortable even though the hot Kerala sun beat down outside and the quiet neighborhood will make you forget all the hustle-bustle of city life. The washrooms are well renovated to...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

hi sucheta thank you for your lovely words. As we mentioned earlier our place is a very basic facility and we try to extend the real experience of staying with a simple family with a royal lineage. you have traveled thousands of kilometers from the other end of the country to visit our place. the difference in culture and tradition...

Varkala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was like a memory walk when we reached there ... reminded me of my childhood days at my mom's place. I was busy showing the kids of the manually operated well.. to my surprise both my kids wanted to try... when we went near the banyan tree near the stream was absolute bliss..

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Dear Joemon Thank you so much for your kind words. we were in fact doubtful if you would really adapt to this place. you came in on the day of Guruvayoor Ekadashi and on that day we were having the traditional wheat rice and tapioca curry. but the enthusiasm and eagerness which was exhibited by you and your family really...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have been to this place and stayed there for a few days . i happened to be there as part of a kathakali program . i loved the serenity and quietness sorrounding the area . the temple and the river gives an ambience of true kerala . the family staying there is friendly , cultured and royal in their...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

hi haripriya .....you are super...your review is more of a surprise new year gift to us, and will remain a treasure in our hearts always. you have been a frequent visitor to our humble home stay as a performer, guest and a friend. your love and support towards us and our endeavor has always been highly appreciated. most of the...

Mysuru (Mysore), India
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This place has such a great history and the artefacts say it all. It was a great learning experience. Ethnic Kerala food made the experience more special. I had a chance to take a swim in the river nearby and visit the teak museum, teak forest and hanging bridge. Its just an awesome weekend getaway. There is lot of space...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

dear ranjith thank you so much for the nice words. it was indeed very great to have you here with us. your family was so adapting to our conditions. we eagerly look forward to more visits to our place from your team. We have tried our best to provide you with the best possible service . All our family members...

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My wife, my BIL with fly and me had a great time at Puthiya Kovilakom Heritage Homestay. A break we have been looking for. The place is absolutely stunning and a must visit for those who wants to experience the real taste of Kerala. The place, the food and the location. The host Ravi Varma and his family made us...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

Hi sandeep thank you for your visit to our homestay followed by these motivating feedback. As you would be aware, we are basically operating this homestay,with a lot of restirctions . But we enjoy being hosts, since hospitality has always been a passion for us. when more people go back satisfied, we feel happy and inspired. your support will always...

Thrissur, India
Reviewed 6 March 2016

we were searching for a good quite place for our annual meet of 1998 post office assistants' group. we came to know about puthiyakovilakam heritage homestay at nilambur and decided to try this place. that was a great place and we really enjoyed the place. the hospitality of sreevidya and her mother was amazing. the food was really great and...

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Ravivarmamadhu, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

hi rugmini, thank you for those lovely words which inspire us. we also thank you for remembering the time spent with us. most of our guests come here through references from the guests who have stayed with us and enjoyed here. please come down again with your family and friends and lets have more and more of festive time here....

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I spent a couple of nights here in february with my husband and my mum. I really believe staying in homestays is the best way if you want to learn and understand the culture and the people from a country. And this is an excellent example. Revi Varma's family made us feel like we were part of them. They made...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

hi maria......i am sorry for not being there during your visit. but my husband madhu and my father gave me a detailed commentary on activities during your visit. they said that from the moment you all stepped in, the enthusiasm exhibited by your husband was very impressive. my husband said that those two days were full of activities and you...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 10 January 2016

My wife , me and three friends spend a couple of days at this place. The visit was to trace the roots to five generations and with the help of the gracious hosts we could meet the objective. The Kovilakkam was awesome, the stay pleasant. Mr. Ravi Verma accompanied us through the stay to Chaliyar River, the Temple, and local...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

dear mr.vinod kochat Thank you for the nice words. In fact when you had booked at our place for the stay, we did not actually know that you have your roots at this place. it was really a nice feeling to have you with us. we feel happy to know that you enjoyed the stay with us. The challenge that...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This was a very different holiday for me, my daughter, mother and aunt. This was our first home stay and turned out to be one of the best experience so far. The host family was wonderful and made us feel at home right from the time we landed. The food was excellent. Traditional home made Kerala food served with a...

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kovilakam, Owner at Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay, responded to this review

hi shankar those two days were enjoyed by everybody in the family. The children enjoyed kavya's company and in fact my daughter rukmini is Kavya's fan. now she compares everything with Kavya's style. she has influenced them a lot. we believe that we have tried our best to place you as a family member. thank you for enjoying the stay...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to savour the two century old rich, unique culture and royal tradition of Nilambur. Disconnect yourself from the maddening rush and mayhem of daily mundane life and gift yourself a remarkable exhilarating experience of a lifetime. Take off on this tranquil serene sojourn, where the era of kings and nobility seem to come alive from the pages of the rich and diverse historical fables and lores of the past. We provide you with an exotic rare opportunity - a tryst with royalty. We invite you to be a part of our rich heritage and to experience the luxurious yet humble lifestyle followed by the Royal family of Nilambur. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Puthiyakovilakam Heritage Homestay

Address: Palace Road, Nilambur 679329, India
Region: India > Kerala > Nilambur
Price Range: $133 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“there are only two rooms. both are ok”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“there are only two rooms . both rooms are good. they is no air conditioner but there are fans which keeps the room cool.”
 of 5 bubbles rugminikrishnakumar, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“there are only two rooms for tourists, though there is lot of space to move around and enjoy. there is no spa room service, but homely feeling is excellent”
 of 5 bubbles geetha1968, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“only two rooms offered for visitors. both are equally good. this review format asks for a swimming pool and doesnt accept the review if left blank. :-)well there is no swimming pool but yes a river close by. :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Rajeevmenon0105, 6 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Any room is advisable..........all rooms are well equipped with modern facilities.”
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