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Mon, 06 Apr – Tue, 07 Apr (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
by patriciasJ218UM on
We stayed three nights at Dewalokum and loved it. Jose and Sinta were perfect hosts and organised spice, village and farm walks which were all very enjoyable. Our room was good and the facilities excellent including a pool and hammocks by the river. The food was delicious and the evening meal was outside under the stars. Thank you to all the lovely smiley staff for a perfect stay. Trish and Dan.
by Bill_Pomeroy on
This farmstay is superbly run by Jose and Cinta - and their wonderful team of 21. Everything is of the highest standard, our room was superb and spotlessly clean. The food was amazing and plenty of it! Do attend the cooking class at 6pm. There are activities and a very clean swimming pool - soo good considering the temperature in March in Kerala! There is a warmth and family atmosphere about this place. Most activities and dining are communal- about 14 people when we visited, so you do need to be sociable to maximise your enjoyment. Having said that, during the day, guests can do their own thing if they want. The river is clean enough to swim in. Wifi is good but patchy at times. You will not regret your stay here- it is simply amazing and one of the best we have experienced
by Patrick M on
Jose, the owner of this homestay, tells us this was our fifth visit. It only has ten or eleven rooms and is extremely popular, so even booking 10 months ahead there was a limited number of slots where we book ourselves in for three nights! Indeed we juggled pretty much everything else around Dewalokams availability. Thats all the more remarkable, given that its rather the odd man out on our itineraries. Most of our other favourite haunts are distinctly more luxurious, but this address offers something rarer than luxury. What exactly that is, is hard to define The rooms are simple, though large, well air-conditioned and well-equipped with all you need including fridges and tea-making equipment. The food is superb and served communally, which means you take the rough with the smooth in terms of company, but weve made several friends here. The gardens are lovely, with a nice pool and even more important a lovely, tranquil river to swim in. The tour of the farm and spice garden is fascinating (the best of its kind that weve known) and the other local escorted walks (all included free of charge) are also a nice low-key way to spend some relaxing days. Borrowing bikes to cycle round the nearby villages was also fun. The staff are all local amateurs (no hotel management degrees here!) but everyone not least the lovely army of smiling ladies who service the rooms contributes greatly to the sense of gentle well-being. But ultimately, I suppose its the warmth and sincerity of the owners welcome (even that of their children!) that draws us back more than anything. Over the years weve come to see Jose and Sinta as genuine friends, but the care and attentiveness that they show to every new arrival is very special. Go there, if you can get in!!
by Montrosa on
Can't recommend this organic 'homestay' highly enough. The rooms may not be the most luxurious, but perfectly fine (there are 3 better ones in the 'old house') but this is more than made up for by the ambience, food, activities and super friendly and helpful family and staff who run it. Early morning yoga, all meals (eaten together with other guests), afternoon tea, farm tour, village tour, forest walk, chef demonstrations - everything is included and is so reasonable. Pool is beautiful (no chemicals are used) and the river is lovely to swim in. We didn't want to leave!
by dwilk on
We first visited Dewalokam in January 2017 and were so impressed with the hospitality that we decided to include it in our latest itinerary. We were not disappointed and Jose and Sinta continue to be perfect hosts. The food here is outstanding and all the staff provide superb service Special thanks to Ajil who took us on the forest walk describing the various trees and birds as we went along. He also looked after us at meal times. We were able to get our laundry done so it was a real bonus to return home with a case of clean clothes. We strongly recommend a visit to this delightful Homestay
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