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Graceful Homestay

Pothujanam Road PHRA 20-21 Philip's Hill, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum 695011 India
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Graceful Home-stay is located within a four and half acre compound within city limits yet far from the noise & bustle of the city. One can enjoy natural beauty at its best because of the garden, trees, and birds that abound within this area. From the Upper Double room one can get a spectacular view of the valley below, a glimpse of the Arabian Sea on the horizon and glorious sunsets. Each of the rooms is located on a separate floor and has its own special features in terms of extra space (verandah/balcony) and provides not only privacy but also a clean and cozy atmosphere. Guests also have access to the other general parts of our premises and facilities (main veranda, living room, dining room, kitchen & grounds). Graceful Home-stay provides a very peaceful and serene atmosphere both internally and externally. Since the house was constructed to reflect an open personality and to take advantage of God-given natural light and fresh air, at present our rooms are not air conditioned. Other means of cooling like fans and air coolers are provided in all rooms. Since this is a "Bed & Breakfast" establishment, with the room rent a complimentary continental breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00 am which also includes a taste of the local cuisine. For lunch and dinner, guests are encouraged to try out the local eateries which cater to a variety of taste and pocket! Some of these restaurants also provide free home delivery. At Graceful a home-cooked meal (lunch or dinner) can be served but only on advance request by breakfast time for a non vegetarian (chicken or fish) or a vegetarian meal. Within a 2 minute walk from the Home Stay, there is an ayurveda center which provides excellent rejuvenating massages at reasonable cost. They offer a special rate for guests from Graceful Home Stay. Likewise, there is also a small but well established beauty parlor within a 5 minute walk which undertakes facials, pedicures, manicures, hair treatments, etc. At reasonable cost. Graceful Home Stay is also located within a 2 km radius of 6 multi-speciality hospitals, diagnostic centers, dental clinics, supermarkets, etc. For local sight-seeing and extensive shopping one needs to go downtown about 5-6 kms away and easily accessible by local buses and tuk-tuks. We have on call a few reliable, English speaking tuk-tuk drivers which many of our guests have used and been happy with. Central & State taxes are extra charges and tax rates are subject to change in the new financial year as per Government legislation.
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Annie P wrote a review Feb 2020
New London, New Hampshire, United States3 contributions
communications with Sylvia via internet were fast and flawless right from the start. Giles and Elsie took excellent care to me from 3 AM greeting to midnight departure! Elsie's home cooking for breakfast was superb! Needs were more than met with old fashioned South Indian hospitality,, close enough to anything I needed to do in City Center, yet surrounded by private acreage with Palms and wildlife...I stayed there before and after my workshop! Helpful suggestions for everything from tailoring to shopping to arranging auto-rickshaw transport and suggestions of sights to see. Truly a traveler's breath of ease!! thanks all, especially my fav Driver, Ulhaas! already planning to stay next year!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Elsa M wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France6 contributions2 helpful votes
Kindest hosts, so helpful, and quick answers for every question you may have. The room and house is very clean and it's a beautiful place. For about 10 minutes rickshaw route from Trivandrum centre. Every morning we had homemade cooked indian breakfast !
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Date of stay: December 2019
Julian H wrote a review Jan 2020
16 contributions2 helpful votes
We are regular visitors to Graceful, as are numerous other visitors from around the world. I think this probably tells you more than I can about how welcoming and comfortable it is. I should add that it also makes a very helpful and reassuring first stop for visitors making their first trip to India. For ourselves, we always stay a few days In Trivandrum at the beginning and end of our visits to Kerala, not least because it's just so nice stayjng at Graceful. We shall, of course, be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Andrew_Kellie wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore360 contributions92 helpful votes
A short drive and we were deposited at Graceful Guesthouse set in the gardens of Phillips Hill on the outskirts of the city. We arrived late but were warmly welcomed and left to get on with sorting ourselves out, The noises of the night filtered into our room with its bucket shower bathroom. A simple set up and a crisp cool sheet meant we were asleep quickly. We were woken in morning by a chaotic mix of jungle noises, not unpleasant. Our room had a big balcony which provided a glimpse through the palm trees to a few other houses. Breakfast was had with a couple of other guests; a couple from Spain trekking through Nepal and India, and and American lady here for 3 months. We ate iddiyappams (rice flour noodle hoppers) with egg curry and fresh papaya from their garden.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for one with a balcony
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Response from Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you for a lovely review of your night at Graceful in December 2018. We are happy you enjoyed your overnight stay & the early morning sounds of nature which are quite common at Graceful as it attracts several migratory birds during the winter months. We hope your onward journey to other parts of Kerala was also pleasant & interesting. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful Home Stay at the start of your Kerala experience.
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Gallivant85 wrote a review Jun 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom14 contributions18 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Graceful. The top floor room with balcony is beautiful and peaceful. I was very grateful for Giles and Sylvia’s warm welcome and their extensive help arranging tuktuks and Ayurveda treatments. Perfect for solo women travellers! Thank you both.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay
Responded 18 Sep 2019
Thank you for this lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We appreciate your warm words & are happy you found your stay peaceful, safe & comfortable. It's a pleasure for us to make logistical arrangements especially for solo travelers like yourself as our concern for your safety & well being is paramount. While the city is safe & people are friendly, we still use a cautious approach by suggesting known & reliable transport & facilities. Thank you again for choosing Graceful as your "home away from home". All the very best for the year ahead!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graceful Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Graceful Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Attukal Bhagavathy Temple (5.5 km), Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple (3.8 km), and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Graceful Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Graceful Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Graceful Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graceful Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include O Café, Garden Grille Restaurant, and Villa Maya.
Does Graceful Homestay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Graceful Homestay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Graceful Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Kanakakunnu Palace (2.3 km).