I stayed here for 16 nights in Dec 2019 and start of Jan 2020. It's a wonderful place to stay. The owner is great and the team of staff are all so friendly and helpful. Rooms cleaned every day and new towels. Decent and filling breakfast. An oasis of calm just two minutes from the beach. Matthew, the Manager, was very helpful with the trains. The gardens and communal spaces are lovely and kept immaculately. This is truly a home from home and I would not stay anywhere else if I returned to Kovalam.
Travelling around Kerala last year on a mid range budget, this was the best place we stayed at. Lovely staff, amazing breakfast, rooms were top class, also the guests during our stay were really nice. I think this type of place attracts nice people. If i go back to this part of Kerala i will not want to stay anywhere else
Clean, cheerful rooms in well positioned guest house set one street back from the beach. The communal gardens create a welcomed cool escape from the hustle of the beachfront. We appreciated the outdoor shower after a dip in the ocean, morning yoga on the rooftop and helpful tips from Martin the owner. Highly recommend.
Martien has made a beautiful and Shanthi place. He has a big knowledge what to do around Kovalam. Was staying with a yogagroup and they didnt want to leave. People working there are soo beautiful and are helping you with everything that comes up.Very clean place and I will highly recomend it.For sure I will choose this place next time also. Love it!!!
Arriving at Thirandrum Airport we where met my a driver as we had pre-arrange transport to the hotel for 1000 rupees, about £10. Although you can get a tuktuk for 400 rupees we had just arrived in India and it was easy and the manager Matthew was very helpful in arranging the transport. Driving to the hotel feels like you are being taken into the middle of nowhere. Only later did we find the hotel is in a perfect location only about 100m from the beautiful beach and very close to the must-see lighthouse (amazing sunsets). The rooms where of reasonable size. We stayed in a room with a double bed. There wasn't much other space but there was a desk, cupboard and ensuits. The bed was comfortable and the room and bathroom felt very clean. A welcome tea/ coffee was provided and each room had a bottle of water, towels, soap and toilet roll. The water pressure was good and there was hot water. One of the toilets wouldn't flush though and kept making noises. Having been staying in very cheap hostels in Sri Lanka before arriving here this place felt like a palace. There is a nice little seating area outside although the mosquitos do come out in the evening. For an additional 200 rupees per person you can have breakfast at the hotel, however, we found it was more cost effective and was more scenic to go to the beach and choose from one of the many restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overall with the very friendly staff and clean and comfortable rooms, although slightly more expensive at about £7 per night, this lovely hotel is defiantly worth it to enjoy and relax on the South Coast for a few nights. …