Nice clean room, in a great location in Fort Kochi. But what makes this home stay is the couple Roy and Leelu - they are very sweet and will go out of their way to make sure you have a nice stay and look after you like you are family.
I would recommend this place to anyone!
We stayed an extra week in Fort Kochi following our South Indian Tour. We moved from our 5 Star hotel on Willingdon Island to Leelu's Homestay. Comparing the two would seem disadvantageous to Leelu's, but it isn't. We traded a standard hotel room with all the amenities for a much larger bedroom at Leelu's with all the necessities. Leelu's room looked like it was someone's guest room. It was dated to be sure, but then, so was the room at the 5 star. There was no private TV or frig, but we weren't there to watch TV, and there was plenty of space for our drinks. The real advantages of staying at Leelu' is the location, and the concierge services of Roy and Leelu. They made great recommendations and arranged for just about everything we wanted to do. The breakfasts were also a pleasant perk. Authentic Kerala food served with coffee the way we liked it. Leelu's is indeed homey. It is not luxurious. However, I would choose Leelu's over the 5 Star Hotel on Willingdon without hesitation.
We loved our time so much with Roy and Leelu that we extended for a couple more days. They are both very welcoming and kind, the location is brilliant and the room was perfect. I’d recommend this to anyone who is looking for a central location to explore Fort Kochi.
We were warmly greeted by Roy and introduced to his wife Leelu, we were then shown to our room,a large ensuite with a sitting room just outside the door. Very private. We stayed for 2 nights and Roy and Leelu made us feel very 'at home'. Roy arranged a tuktuk to show us around a Fort Kochi and we were taken to places we wouldn't have found by ourselves- different religious districts and their temples as well as a ginger factory and a traditional laundry. We also visited a women's spice cooperative.
Roy was also able to direct us to a reputable Ayurvedic doctor where we had the most sublime full body treatment for 2hours (approximately £35 each).
Thank you Roy and Leelu
Looked forward to coming to Kerala and experiencing southern India, having travelled the country for 6 weeks. Unfortunately this place has made my final stop on the trip very unpleasant. The room was tired, dated and overpriced considering there are homestays nearby that are considerably better. I am a very compassionate person and I hate to see suffering of animals, which India unfortunately has a lot of. I am a lover of all animals, however when I stroked and fed dogs (all wearing collars and very friendly) far from the entrance to the homestay, I was chased by the owner of the property with a stick screaming at me to get ‘my ‘ dogs away and how dare I feed them, as he has cats. As mentioned before I love all animals and I am fully aware cats may be vulnerable to attack’s when dogs have food hence why they were away from the entrance. To be screamed at by a man who has no right to be so rude is utterly unforgivable and I would therefore never visit again and advise against all stays here, despite the homestay being in a good area.