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XL Homestay

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07/06/2017 08/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Let Judy organise your whole stay! For us she was efficiency personified from the initial email messages to getting us to and from the airport in horrific traffic. She organised a tuk-tuk tour with a driver she knew and trusted, booked us on a brilliant backwater tour which didn't involve driving miles to Allepy, and even arranged Ayeverdic treatments with...

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Spacious clean rooms, friendly host, great central location, very good breakfast. We only stayed one night but wished it was more. Our original hotel overbooked our stay so we only spent one night with Sonnetta (don't go there, I will review Sonnetta on this site) We were then taken to XL Homestay and were so pleased. Whenever we return to...

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived after our flight and were picked up perfercly, the rate for pick up is 1500,- it is a 75 minute ride to the homestay. The location is central and near the fishing nets and near all the restaurants. You can stroll alone the water and Enjoy the atmosphere. Judy is very kind, loving and helpfull. The room with...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I spent my first few days in India at XL Homestay, and had a great visit. Judy, who runs the place, and her son Sheldon were so kind and helpful all the time. They were the highlight of my stay. Sheldon took me on his scooter to get cash, buy an Indian SIM card and other things I needed to...

1Thank Tobias H
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night to see Kochi and lessen the ride to the airport (rather than coming from further south). It's not really a homestay per se but a small two story "hotel" / guest house with a few rooms. The room was small but clean and overall fine. Could have used a mosquito net. The host is very...

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I wanted to book a two nights at the homestay. After a week long email conversation we agreed on the price, type of the room and a car from the airport. I was asked to transfer the money via western union or PayPal, however was reluctant to do so and informed that I will make a payment on arrival. Next...

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xlhomestay, Owner at XL Homestay, responded to this review

We do have norms for booking , since you were reluctant to do upfront payment and was informed accordingly , better luck next time

Reviewed 26 November 2016

XL Guesthouse is a pristine hostel that pays attention to the last detail. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. The location of in the heart of the old town and walking distance to the Chinese fishnets and major attractions. In most of the budget hostels I stayed towels and toilet paper are not provided but at XL Guest...

1Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed in this homestay in early October 2016 with my family for one night on our way to Ernakulam from Kumarakom. The place is right next to the beach and the Chinese fishing nets with most places a short walk away or a short taxi ride away. The rooms are huge, spacious, clean and well cared for. The hostess...

2Thank prayanika
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend XL Homestay. Judy was always available for any assistance needed, such as giving great recommendations for eating places and things to do and see. Her son Sheldon even picked me up from the airport in the wee hours of the morning. Both Judy and Shelton were very friendly and helpful. My room was spacious, very clean and...

1Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It was a very pleasant stay at XL Homestay. EnjOyed much and Mrs. Judie is nice & friendly host. Her advice made us for worthwhile sight seeing of Kochi. would like to visit again with family and friends.

1Thank sukoolak

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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: RM61 - RM173 (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.”
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.”
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
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.”
malabar-coasters, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Judy will give you the best room possible”
kenm333, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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