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Kumarakom

Wed, 29 Mar – Thu, 30 Mar (1 Night)  |  1 Room  |  1 Guest

Puthooram heritage Home

Chepungal,Finishin point, Kumarakom, Kumarakom , 686563  |  Show on map

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Wed, 29 Mar - Thu, 30 Mar | 1 Room
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  • Overall Rating

    • 4.5
    • Puthooram heritage Home

      (based on 14 reviews)

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  • RATING SUMMARY

    • Location
      4.5
    • Sleep Quality
      4.5
    • Rooms
      4.5
    • Service
      4.5
    • Value
      5.0
    • Cleanliness
      4.5

Refreshingly Different Refreshingly Different

by Pubrun on March 14, 2015

We were reccommended to John & Jinto's Heritage Home by friends who have been going to Kerala for years. We wanted something different away from Kovalam Beach, had already done the Rice Barge tour previously. The House Puthooram is an old wooden construction of an old Keralan House built in the traditional old style. We had two rooms. The room on the front has a large wooden Balcony over the backwater. Our friends sat with us here each evening for Gin and Tonic. John will cook for you mainly local dishes, but will do a European breakfast. The house is a good base to explore from. Kumarakum is a very interesting place. We ook a lazy slow canoe punted by a lovely local man who spotted all sorts of Birds for us that we would have missed. The hosts are excelent nothing was too much trouble. We had phone numbers to call if we got lost, or missed the ferry etc. Small relaxing and great value for money.

Very good host and caretaker, completely family environment, great view from the room with the balcony facing t Very good host and caretaker, completely family environment, great view from the room with the balcony facing t

by vignesh71 on February 1, 2015

Having planned my vacation very late, I wasn't able to get a hotel which had a good review rating. Then I stumbled upon Puthooram heirtage. Having seen good reviews, I decided to give a try. Luckily, I was able to reserve the accomodation after just talking to John, the host. He did not ask me to transfer any token advance, but just asked me come and experience and pay when I go. This was our first home stay and I was not quite sure how the experience was going to be. It turned out to be one of the happiest stays I ever had. John, the host, had given very good directions for reaching the place. He was ready to take us, even though our timing to reach the place was very odd - around 6 am in the morning. The complimentary breakfast is prepared after discussions with the guest on what they want. They try to attempt whatever is possible from their side for satisfying our breakfast requests. The food is just like the way you eat in home. Radha Chetta - the caretaker - was an excellent magician, loving and caring for the guests. He prepares food after talking to guests what they want. He has tonnes of energy to serve all our requests. For Transportation, they do arrange autos/taxis at the required time. Radha chetta, drives his own auto and we went in his auto for a couple of times. John, talks to guests and understands their wishes/tastes and suggests possible and cost effective schedules during the duration of your stay. John, the host, is credited with building brands - one of the initial pillars behind brands like Barbeque Nation, Sayaji group etc. The hospitality they show towards the guests is simply great. My daugher wanted to go to church on a new year day and it was a odd timing that she told the request. But, Jinto took us in this own car and travelled to couple of churches (which were closed) and finally found one which was open. They did not charge anything for the travel. Forget the expense part, but what I loved the most is the way they take care of your interests. What else, do we need. If you want a star accomodation, this is not the place. But, if you want a simple, peaceful homestay where you are treated well, then this is an excellent place. Thanks to John, Jinto and Radha Chetta for making us to feel happy during the stay.

Far from everything, expensive. Far from everything, expensive.

by Elyse L on January 29, 2015

The stay here was very average. No autorickshaw want to go there because the road is too bad. We are dependent on them for going anywhere. The good point is that they also have a resort and they offered us to go so we can have a swim. Food was good, but be aware that there is no restaurant around and that you need to either eat with them or eat at their resort. We felt a bit stuck and dependant and didn't like it. The room was big, but the beds are very hard. No hot water for the shower. Overall, we thought it was definitely overpriced.

Great place, awesome people Great place, awesome people

by Bruno B on January 19, 2015

I expected to arrive to a nice hotel and a cute location. I actually found a paradise, a home, and new friends. John turned out to be more than a host, he's a out-of-the-box thinker, definitely worth a conversation at evening while sitting in the porch, looking at fishermen's boats sailing by, surrounded by the chattering of birds and crickets. our stay at Puthooram was one of the unexpected highlights of our trip to India. Already looking forward to going back Kumarakom.

Fantastic location Fantastic location

by BangkokLoft on January 16, 2015

We arrived after receiving excellent directions from John to a warm welcome. We were shown to our spacious room with the most magnificent private balcony overlooking the river. There is always something to watch! The local area is very interesting with local life carrying on around you. Food is good and the meals are provided for a very good price. Krishna is helpful and courteous and keen to please and does a good job taking care of the homestay. The local shikara boat trip is a delight but be careful of price- it should be about 450 rp per hour for the whole boat. We would have given this homestay straight five stars if the bathroom was better. It could do with a revamp. It should also be noted that the shower is cold water only but there is a tap providing some hot water but not for showering. The water supply is also pretty green so presume it is pumped from the river??? We thoroughly enjoyed the location, especially the balcony and would recommend to anyone that is happy with a more basic stay. It was a shame,when leaving the property, to be well and truly fleeced by the local rickshaw driver who insisted on 150 rp for a 4.5km journey!

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Demo Trip The front room with Balcony - if available.

by Pubrun on March 14, 2015

Demo Trip The room with the balcony facing the lake is charming. You can spend a great time in the balcony peacefully.

by vignesh71 on February 1, 2015

Demo Trip they are all great. the one facing the canal allows you watch the boats coming and going. those on the back are facing the marvellous countryside.

by Bruno B on January 19, 2015

Demo Trip Choose the River view deluxe with a balconey.. makes for romantic evenings on full moon nights... and bribe John to do a Barbeque..

by roopali76 on December 11, 2014

Demo Trip Try to get the room overlooking the lake as the view is amazing.

by Sarath M on November 6, 2014

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