XL Homestay
XL Homestay
XL Homestay
XL Homestay
XL Homestay
XL Homestay
XL Homestay

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8.2

Excellent

29 reviews

29 reviews

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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Aspinwall House

30 m

Nehru Childrens Park

80 m

Vasco da Gama Square

80 m

Indian Industries

90 m

Waltons Boutique

90 m

Popular landmarks
Kerala Kathakali Centre

230 m

Chinese Fishing Nets

1.6 km

Mattancherry

2.3 km

Paradesi Synagogue

2.3 km

Jew Town

4.3 km

Closest landmarks
Chinese Nets Parking area.

120 m

Tourist Desk Information Counter Fort Cochin

130 m

Sify iWay

150 m

Main post office

190 m

Cochin Club

230 m

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XL Homestay

Fort Kochi, Kochi, India - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Fort Kochi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kochi

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

130 meters to Kashi Art Gallery

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Laundry service

Restaurants

Tours

Babysitting service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kochi every 19 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center12.00 Km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportCochin International Airport (COK)
Distance to airport26.4 km

Rooms available at XL Homestay

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Super Deluxe
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe - Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Super Deluxe Room
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  • Street view
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Standard Accessible King
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  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Non AC EP (No Window)
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Double Bed Room (No Window)
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        Standard Double Room with Fan
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          Standard Room Double
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          • 1 double bed
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at XL Homestay?

          Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1500 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the homestay know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, XL Homestay has a car park that's close to the homestay. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kochi with private transportation, the homestay can arrange taxi service.

          Is breakfast offered at XL Homestay?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at XL Homestay.

          What is the smoking policy at XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

          What restaurants are nearby XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay’s neighborhood is Fort Kochi which includes popular restaurants such as Seafood Harbour, Tea Bungalow and Meen Ruchi Restaurant.

          What popular shopping places are close to XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay is located in Fort Kochi area which features shopping places such as Cochin Spice Market, Indian Industries and Waltons Boutique.

          What are popular attractions near XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay’s location in the Fort Kochi neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Chinese Fishing Nets, Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry.

          What popular beaches are close to XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay’s Fort Kochi neighborhood also includes Fort Kochi Beach and Mahatma Gandhi Beach.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to XL Homestay?

          XL Homestay’s nearby natural sights include tree located in the same Fort Kochi area.

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          Property ranking|Compared to 815 Kochi properties
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          Location score
          9.5/10
          Room comfort score
          8.5/10
          Cleanliness score
          8.4/10
          Service score
          8.3/10
          Better than
          98
          %
          of Kochi properties
          Better than
          97
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          Overall rating:

          8.2

          Excellent
          29 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.4
          Facilities
          6.9
          Location
          9.5
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          More about XL Homestay

          More about XL Homestay

          XL Homestay

          You'll be sure to see the absolute most of sights in Kochi when you stay at XL Homestay, right in the heart of the city center near all the famous landmarks. The true local flavors and culture of Kochi are yours with a stay at XL Homestay, located just 1.5 km from the famous Chinese Fishing Nets.
          XL Homestay provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Kochi can be assisted with the taxi services available here.
          Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The homestay's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at XL Homestay. The homestay is entirely non-smoking.
          Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at XL Homestay. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the homestay come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at XL Homestay offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. Some rooms have cable TV to keep guests entertained.
          You may be assured to know that bottled water is available in some select rooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Wake up with no worries at XL Homestay, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the homestay.
          XL Homestay promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library.


          Around the property

          While in Kochi, take some time to venture outside of XL Homestay. Your journey through Kochi can be completed with a short shopping stop at LuLu Mall located 9.8 km away.


          Reasons to stay here

          Verified reviews for this homestay's food and dining options score it better than 93% of accommodations in the city.
          Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 97% of the city's other options.
          This accommodation beats more than 96% of competition in the city on room comfort.

          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          4 mentions

          Internet

          3 mentions

          Housekeeping

          3 mentions

          Beach

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Hindi
          • Tamil

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Restaurants

          Services and conveniences

          • Dry cleaning
          • Laundry service
          • Library
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Babysitting service

          Access

          • Check-in [24-hour]
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Taxi service
          Location
          Rose Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi, India, 682001
          Exceptional
          Location

          9.5

          Airports

          • Cochin International Airport (COK)
            26.4 km
          • Calicut International Airport (CCJ)
            134.3 km

          Public transportation

          • Cochin Harbour Terminus
            2.9 km
          • Maharajas Ground Metro Station
            4.7 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Razal Medicals
            620 m

          Shopping

          • LuLu Mall
            9.8 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            480 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Church of Saint Francis
            210 m
          • Kerala Kathakali Centre
            230 m
          • Chinese Fishing Nets
            1.6 km
          • Mattancherry
            2.3 km
          • Paradesi Synagogue
            2.3 km
          • Jew Town
            4.3 km
          • Kerala Folklore Museum
            7.3 km
          • LuLu Mall
            9.8 km
          • Cherai Beach
            18.9 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Aspinwall House
            30 m
          • Nehru Childrens Park
            80 m
          • Vasco da Gama Square
            80 m
          • Indian Industries
            90 m
          • Waltons Boutique
            90 m
          • Princess Street
            120 m
          • Chinese Nets Parking area.
            120 m
          • Tourist Desk Information Counter Fort Cochin
            130 m
          • Kashi Art Gallery
            130 m
          • Sify iWay
            150 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-3 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 4-12 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • Please be informed that the hotel offers shuttle services. In order to reserve your transfer, please contact the hotel front desk directly.
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from12:00
          • Check-out until11:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee1500 INR
          • Distance from city center12.00 Km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

          The property

          • Number of floors1
          • Number of rooms 5
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened1963
          • Most recent renovation1985
          Property announcements

          Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

          Reviews of XL Homestay from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.2
          /
          10
          Cleanliness8.4
          Facilities6.9
          Location9.5
          Room comfort and quality8.5
          Service8.3
          Value for money7.7
          High score for Kochi
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (11)
          8-9 Excellent (5)
          7-8 Very Good (8)
          6-7 Good (2)
          <6 Below Expectation (3)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (1)
          Jun - Aug (2)
          Sep - Nov (3)
          Dec - Feb (23)
          All guests (29)
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          9.3
          Exceptional
          marsha from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

          Great location”

          Charming host

          we arrived at xl homestay at 12.15am and were greeted by a very tired but welcoming judee. the homestay is well located close to the water with plenty of good restaurants to choose from. and if you enjoy a beer the xl hotel is just across the narrow street. the room we were in was spacious and comfortable and being at the front had a small balcony overlooking the street. unfortunately there was a lot of noise at night but was usually quiet by about 11pm. breakfast is adequate with eggs, toast and tea/coffee. judee is a splendid host and arranged our ongoing travel and accomodation in kannur.

          Reviewed February 21, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jenny from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 1 night in March 2012

          Comfortable, lovely homestay.”

          Delicious food, good location

          This was my first homestay, and after the XL Homestay, I am a total convert. This place is basic, but comfortable and very clean; the owner is incredibly helpful and is a wonderful cook. Breakfast is included, and it's always awesome - one morning it was omelettes with toast and a huge plate of fresh fruit and delicious coffee and fresh fruit juice, another morning it was a traditional Keralan breakfast (a stew that was soooo tasty)... yum. The owner also helped us book a houseboat and recommended things to do around Cochi. Much more personal (and cheaper!) than a larger hotel, and just as comfortable.

          Reviewed June 03, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Martin from Argentina
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

          Nice hotel in Fort Kochi”

          Spacious room, wi fi connection

          The hotel has a great location in Fort Kochi, close to the Chinese fishing nets and the ferry for the next island. There are lots of restaurants and cafes in the area and right across the street you have a good bar where you can have some beers and listen to good music.

          Reviewed January 12, 2013

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          8.3
          Excellent
          CARMEL from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe - Air Conditioning
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

          very friendly homestay”

          large rooms, very comfortable

          This homestay is very well located at Fort Cochin. A short walk to the fishing nets & beach. Lots of good restaurants and shops in the vicinity. Judy, the owner is very friendly and accessible and nothing is a problem. We were able to have breakfasts whenever we wished and pay separately. I would definitely stay here again.

          Reviewed March 03, 2013

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Amitabha from India
          Couple
          Deluxe - Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in December 2012

          Excellent location, good hospitality”

          Neat and clean (from room to toilet, bed, bedshhet etc)

          Thanks to Juddy for maintaining XL homestay in best possible way. Definitely recommend my friends and wish to visit again.

          Reviewed December 26, 2012

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Garry from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe - Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

          Great hostess, good location”

          Location

          This homestay was lovely. The owner is warm and freindly and accomodated all our requests. Breakfast was cooked fresh, with fresh fruit to start, Eggs, toast, fruit Juice, coffee and as much as we wanted, excellent! The location is also excellent within the middle of the tourist district with shops and restuarants. The room was clean and well furnished.

          Reviewed March 05, 2012

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Niels from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Clean, efficient hotel in the heart of Fort Cochin”

          location, cleanliness, A/C

          Clean, nice hotel with good beds and A/C. Wifi is good and they have a generator. Judy, the owner, is kind and knowledgeable about the city. The location is smack-dab in the middle of Fort Cochin's tourist area, which gives you good access to the fishing nets, the old church, and the cafes and restaurants that are aimed at tourists.

          Reviewed December 28, 2012

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          6.7
          Good
          Susan from New Zealand
          Couple
          Deluxe - Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

          Very clean room”

          Location, friendly owner, helpful

          Judy is a lovely person and a great froendly, helpful hostess for her homestay. The room was spotless and peaceful. Quiet a/c, dark room for a good nights sleep and comfortable bed. The location is great too..near everything. Breakfast on the roof terrace and Judy will cook you the best omlette using fresh local herbs. Excellent local coffee. If you are looking for a quiet, clean and friendly stop..this is the place. Don't be put off the slightly shabby exterior..inside is totally up to standard for the money, including ambient wood furniture and big queen size bed. If you need a driver, late model car with safe driver..then Judy's son Sheradon is a great guy and happy to help you with sightseeing.

          Reviewed December 05, 2015

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          6.0
          Rhea from Netherlands
          Couple
          Super Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

          Nice location but room woesn't what we expected”

          Very nice staff, nice furniture in the room

          It was a super deluxe room. We didn't understand the 'deluxe' part let alone the 'super'... It must be possible to get something cheaper and better (and that does serve breakfast), but Fort Cochin is a very expensive so maybe this really was the best for this price. We first had the room left of the reception (when you enter). It had a very strong smell that got to my breath. The walls were water stained. The nice lady said the smell was from the oil they use for the furniture and the stains were from the humidity. She shifted us to the room opposite which was very nice and fitted the description 'super deluxe' better. Bathrooms were (as many hotels in India) poor. The hotel is opposite a bar but music stops at 10pm so that was ok.

          Reviewed January 01, 2013

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Marcus from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 8 nights in February 2015

          Wonderful!”

          location, room and the owner

          Judy was a wonderful host and Sheldon her son was too. we had a lovely room with amazingly folded towels, swans, candles different every time we had a change of towel! Judy was exceptionally helpful in making our stay so relaxing, pointing us in the right direction. Not far from anything and great fun on a bike. Do go to Munnar to the tea plantations, Sheldon will take you there safely! Cheri beach is just over the water and great fun using the local buses and water bus.Breakfast was nice too. We both loved our stay here! Warm wishes Marcus and Charlotte

          Reviewed April 08, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Philip from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

          Lovely hotel in a great location”

          Large airy room

          This was a newly listed property and one that we would highly recommend. The staff were extremely pleasant, breakfast was great and the room comfortable and spacious. Our only comment was that the electronic version of the Agoda voucher was not acceptable and we had quite an ordeal to obtain a print out from the iPad! Apart from that, location and presentation were wonderful.

          Reviewed January 27, 2012

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          7.7
          Very good
          Christopher from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

          Fab location, bit of noise from bar across road”

          location

          Simple but nicely furnished in great central fort cochi location. Linen a bit tired. Breakfast fine but better available nearby.

          Reviewed January 28, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Thomas from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

          Delightful host, clea and comfortable rooms”

          great central location, excellent b&b accommodation

          Clean and comfortable accommodation in simple but tastefully furnished rooms. Rooms were quiet and showers were hot. Judie the host was genuinely friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Great location. Will be using this place again.

          Reviewed August 23, 2012

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          8.3
          Excellent
          David from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe - Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

          Good home stay run by an excellent kind manager”

          Good location

          Spent 3 nights at XML home stay. The home stay is in a great location near to thechinese fishing nets. Manager Julie will help out with anything you need. Our room was clean and spacious. The only downside was a rubbish shower but it was just the room we were in. Thanks Julie for a great stay.

          Reviewed November 21, 2012

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          7.3
          Very good
          Miguel from Portugal
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Simple and good”

          Location

          The homestay is very well located. Rooms simple and small.

          Reviewed February 20, 2013

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Mark from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

          Great place to stay in Fort Kochi”

          Location, cleanliness, room sizes and an excellent host

          We had a great time here, would certainly recommend this hotel

          Reviewed January 27, 2013

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Hugh from Australia
          Couple
          Deluxe - Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

          Extremely comfortable and well established ”

          Convenient to the beach and shops

          We spent six days at this very comfortable residence. The lady in charge was extremely helpful, friendly and ready to assist whenever asked. The WiFi worked a charm as did the hot shower and and the included breakfast.

          Reviewed February 04, 2013

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Lisa from United States
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

          Great Hostess/ Great Location/ Poor Internet”

          Location, Location, Location

          It was fine, especially for the money. I would have liked to have consistent use of the internet though. The owner is very personable and it's right by everything you'd want, including the Chinese fishing nets, the churches, Danish cemetery, etc. FYI, Kerala is predominantly a dry state I found out. It's difficult to get an alcoholic drink.

          Reviewed January 14, 2015

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          2.7
          gaurav from India
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Cheated on the Deal”

          Central Location

          Well to begin with , when we reached the home stay , i was told that it was fully booked and the hotel had made arrangements for us in another hotel(not home stay). The other hotel room was one fourth in size and pretty bad. so when i protested i was given an option to shift into another hotel..so there the home stay experience went out of the window....the whole thing left a very very bad taste in the mouth..of being cheated and taken advantage of ..because we had reached kochi and had no place to go

          Reviewed December 30, 2012

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          7.7
          Very good
          Margaret from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

          Quiet, well priced and good location.”

          Quiet, well priced and good location.

          This is a small guesthouse so it is quiet. It's in a great location near the beach and shops. The wifi does not work well in all the rooms.

          Reviewed January 12, 2014

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