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The Bungalow Heritage Homestay
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

From the moment we arrived we felt part of this lovely family. Neema did everything she could to ensure we had a wonderful 5 days in Cochin and saw all the sights. The bungalow is spotlessly clean and Neema's cooking a real treat. The location is ideal for ferry hopping around the islands and is only a short walk from The Bungalow. We agree with the previous reviews and have no hesitation in highly recommending a stay in this fabulous heritage property.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

We spent two nights with Neema and her family at the beginning of February 2012. The stay made a wonderful start to our tour of Kerala. We endorse everything written in earlier reviews and can recommend a stay in the Bungalow wholeheartedly.

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Thank HillHeadTraveller
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

What a great find The Bungalow was! Neema is such a helpful host and incredible cook. She helped us with our itinery and even found a local tailor for us. The house is full of character and we appreciated being in Vypeen too.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank Allaround1
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

I had a very nice welcome from Neema and her family. The whole heritage property is beautifully kept and extremley clean. The food was delicious and fresh as Neema did go shopping on the day of my arrival for dinner in the evening. It's a very hospitable family and you will most likely meet all of them. The room was very big with also an attached, big bathroom with a European shower. If you are looking for a quality accomodation with very nice hosts at affordable prices you should stay here. It's ony a short ferry trip over to Fort Kochi. Neema is also very helpful in suggesting trips and places to vist. Many thanks to all of you for making my stay so wonderful - unfortunately I could not stay longer.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Switzerland_76
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Myself and two friends travelled to Kochi in late January 2012. When organising our trip, we stumbled across the Bungalow Heritage Homestay on Tripadvisor, and with all its excellent reviews, we simply had to enquire. From our very first email, Neema organised our entire 5 day Kerelan adventure including accommodation, taxis and activities across Alleppey, Munnar and Kochi itself - we hardly had to lift a finger! It was great to have Neema's input with accommodation, as there are so many places to stay in Munnar and houseboat companies, it can be overwhelming. Neema only sends her guests to places she has personally inspected and hence, our accommodation in these places was fantastic.

Neema, Prasad and Olivia were more than hospitable hosts. We felt right at home when we arrived very late in the evening after a delayed flight, only to find dinner had been kept warm and waiting for us. With the copious amounts of delicious food, you will never go hungry at Neemas! Be sure to double check lunch/dinner prices at the Bungalow, as it can be more expensive than eating out. However, the quality of Neema's food is far superior to any other meal we had in India!

The rooms were fantastic; spacious, clean, airconditioned and with access to a large bathroom with constant hot water (after travelling in India for 5 weeks, you realise that this is a real treat!)

All in all, I would certainly recommend the Bungalow Heritage Homestay to all travellers looking for a relaxing, friendly and hospitable homestay. For those travellers on a budget, it might be good to know that improved living standards in Kerela (comparative to the rest of India) means things are generally more expensive. But in saying that, Neema was worth her weight in gold!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Rachael C
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