Coming from Kovalam's relaxing beach resort, Kanyakumari hotel scene was quite a shock. Problem 1: Many hotels refused to accommodate a solo female (strange & partial to women)
Problem 2: Most of the places were plainly repulsive and rest were way too expensive for a budget traveler. So finally after searching for an hour and realizing that there aren't many choices, I contented with Hotel Manickam as a middle path policy.
There is nothing special about this place except that it's still better than the rest and livable for a night or so. Rooms are spacious, bathroom is big & few rooms offer decent balcony view. It's close to main beach, so ferry, Kanyakumari temple & sunset point are all at a walking distance. I wont advise eating here as food is not good. Don't expect any help or advise from staff. They might try to misguide you for more expensive taxi etc. when cheaper options are available outside. Also, construction work was going on in Aug 2011. I will hope for better options next time and will try to avoid this place.
You can pay more and get a balcony view but i doubt it will be worth the money spent.
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