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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Ours was a very adventurous, unplanned trip in October. Found this very homely place called XL honestay after a lot of room hunting in the cold, pouring rain.....We were there for just a night but we had a very comfortable stay. They dont provide food but I guess they would on request. Lovely people run this place....I happened to leave...

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Reviewed 26 October 2014

We only stayed in Fort Cochin for one night but had a lovely stay at XL Homestay. The room was clean and comfortable and the homestay itself is a great location - it's just a short walk from the beach and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Our host was lovely - she was very friendly and gave us umbrellas when it...

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Ebikon, Luzern, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I stayed during monsum and it was raining a lot. Luckily the owner Judie always gave me good advices what to do in the region. She even managed to change my flight to Abu Dhabi one week earlier, to escape the rain. When ever you have a problem in India, Judie will solve them for you. She is a great...

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1Thank Victor N
Goa, India
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stayed in this house for our vaccation for 4 nights , room were very clean with a nice smell always. Judy , did take care of our travel plans for our entire journey, the best was houseboat she booked for us ar ALPY. .Location was good to walk out to all places for shopping, eatouts,to visit all monumental places....

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We only had a short time in Kochi, but staying at XL Homestay felt like we were staying friends/family. Immediately felt at home with Judy and his friendly family. Judy was an excellent source of local information, gave us map to orientate us and fixed up tourist highlights very quickly as we had little time. Delicious keralan breakfast, lovely a/c...

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1Thank rajeevaugustine
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The owner did not honor our reservation, even though we had already paid. She claimed that we had arrived too late... we arrived 5 pm. It did not say anywhere that we had to check in before 5 pm but she still refused to give us any money back. During our four weeks in India, this was the only scam...

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4Thank Andreas H
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stayed at XL after getting a good deal on it on hotels.com via tripadvisor. Booked a AC room for 1500 a night and was everything the pictures said it was. Judy the hostess was a very nice lady and arranged a pick up from the airport to the homestay and even a drop when we were leaving. The best part...

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1Thank Ray M
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2014

My wife and I stayed at the XL Homestay from January 18 to January 23, 2014. We had a very good stay because of Judy, the owner. She is a warm and welcoming person who was always on site and eager to assist us in whatever we needed. We had booked our stay at the homestay only a day or...

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Canewdon
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We stayed at the XL and the beginning and end of our trip. Very comfortable, lovely rooms, right in the middle of Fort Cochin. Judy knows all there is to know about Kerala as she arranged for her son pick us and and take us back to the airport. Worry not. You are in very safe hands at the XL

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Athens, Ohio
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Thank you to Judy for making my quick trip to Kochin so exciting and pleasant. XL Homestay is reasonably priced (I got the AC) for the great location, Judy is incredibly helpful with information on the area and tips for where to go, etc. She arranged my airport pickup as well, which I really appreciated since I got in late...

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Additional Information about XL Homestay

Address: Rose Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $20 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — XL Homestay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for room with a tv, as some don't.”
 of 5 bubbles thingamybob, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You have the option to have an a/c or non a/c room, I did a non a/c room with a ceiling fan and left windows open..quite pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles glendaa166, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“First Floor rooms are more comfortable as the windows can be opened up to decent views.”
  • Room is spacious and bed is comfortable
  • Cute Welcome
  • View of the garden from our window
 of 5 bubbles Subhashani, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a sumny room because the one we had was gloomy with no view and a bit musty smelling.”
 of 5 bubbles malabar-coasters, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Judy will give you the best room possible”
 of 5 bubbles kenm333, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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