Anitha's Garden Stay

Anitha's Garden Stay

Light House Road Light House Beach, Kovalam 695521 India
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4.5
#3 of 22 guest houses in Kovalam
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
The hotel has a new Indian/Swedish management with lots of experience in organizing travels. With great confidence you can have trips planned and booked with us. We will also personnally take very good care of you, trying to meet all your requests. The hotel is totally renovated in 2015, and a new edifice for ayurveda treatments has been built. It’s a hotel with nine spacious AC and Non AC rooms with fans, all designed in different styles according to theme, e g Bird’s Nest, Flower Garden, Butterfly Meadow, etc. All rooms face the sunset and have generous balconies with large flower boxes, hanging chairs and other wicker furniture. The coloration of the hotel is Indian and it has a touch of Scandinavian design and functionality.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
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Location

Light House Road Light House Beach, Kovalam 695521 India
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Frank B wrote a review Feb 2023
Royal Oak, Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I very much enjoyed my stay at Anitha's! The combination of staff, location, comfort, room facilities, reliable wifi, etc. made my 6-day stay a pleasure. Yousef manages this hotel very competently and will solve any problems almost instantly. He is a good person who is willing to help you, and is very knowledgeable. Anitha is also there quite frequently and is a charming woman who will look after you. The hotel is within easy walking distance of everything, including the beach, restaurants, etc. As for restaurants, be certain to try Anitha's Restaurant for good food and good service. The rooms are spacious with lovely balconies and comfortable beds. The wifi functioned well during all six days that I was there. You will enjoy your stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sightsee520559 wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is great place to stay right near Kovalam beach. Definitely the best value for the price in the entire area! Rooms are spacious and comfortable with hot shower and an option for AC room. Laundry service is also available. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the beach and has a quiet and secluded atmosphere. The entire staff will take first class care of you. Free breakfast everyday at their restaurant was always a treat! We will stay here again next time for sure.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dawn f wrote a review Feb 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous place, I would highly recommend. In fact we had planned on staying 2/3 nights but loved it there so much we stayed 9 nights. Didn’t want to leave.
Anitha and Yousef were so friendly and always there to help and advise. Perfect position for staying at Lighthouse beach.
Food was excellent and was served at Anithas bistro, beautiful restaurant. The staff were so friendly and always obliging to cater for your requirements.
I would also highly recommend the massage there. It was so relaxing, she was superb.
Thank you to all at Anithas x
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marija wrote a review Dec 2023
Riga, Latvia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very cozy and clean. Big room with king size bed, very comfortable. Nice balcony. Personal is friendly and helpful. The hotel has its own cafe. The dishes are deliscious. Lobster, prawns, tuna fish, kingfish are the best. One of the best cafe in Kovalam. Our best recomendations to this hotel and cafe
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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asa1965 wrote a review Nov 2015
Falkoping, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Anitha and Joseph saved our day (it was raining and we were tired) when we found their hotel within close distance from the Lighthouse beach. The rooms were cosy and clean and had a nice balcony where you could look down at a beautiful garden. In the morning we enjoyed breakfast on the roof terrace. In addition we experienced very good service as the hotel managers helped us out, arranging interesting price worthy trips for us to other places in Kerala.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Åsa H wrote a review Nov 2015
Skellefteå, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to stay in Kovalam we can really recommend Anitha´s Garden Stay.
It´s a very calm and beautiful hotel. Anitha and Yousuf are excellent hosts, helpful and serviceminded. They can arrange trips the other parts of Kerala, and also Ayurvedic treatments in the hotel.
The rooms are clean and nice decorated, from the balcony you can see the green
garden, and between the palm trees you can see and listen to the Arabic Sea (we stayed
on the third floor). It is only two minutes walk to the Lighthouse beach (no trafic at all) and the whole area is very quite and calm. Perfect Wifi in the rooms.
(Don´t miss the Lighthouse!)
/Hedmans
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Date of stay: October 2015
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moonscottsdale11 wrote a review Jan 2018
Gilbert, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious, clean, and large rooms with marble flooring. About 300 feet from Kovalam beach. Anitha from Swden, owner and very gracious lady. A standing salute to wonderful Manager, Yousuf, who made my stay much better than expected. Yousuf planned my
trip to back water, Kanyakumari, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munar, and Cochin. Anitha's restaurant which is about 100 feet from hotel had fabulous food and that is why they
are rated #2 restaurant in Kovalam.
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: My room was on 2nd floor with a/c. It was nice and quiet.
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ploumParis wrote a review Dec 2017
paris
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in Kovalam for a one week yoga vacation at a nearby yoga school which had run out of suitable accommodations. Anitha’s Garden Stay was a perfect place to unwind, in a perfect location just steps from the beach but in a recessed area away from the hussle and bustle in the middle of the trees.
Importantly as I was a woman travelling solo I felt very safe going everywhere in the vicinity.
That location is right next to the lighthouse near the southern end of lighthouse beach, close to several grocery stores and great restaurants (including Anitha’s cafe), with a very quick access to the rickshaw station.
The house is set in a lovely garden areas with tall trees, tropical birds and quiet places to read, with sweet and attentive service.
The rooms have a cosy decoration, a private balcony, good space with a sitting area, a functional shower and an electric kettle.
I really liked having breakfast served on the terrace even though I would have liked occasional indian breakfast options such as puttu, idli or Upma.
Even though I did not try, the swedish owner Anitha takes guests on early morning walks, the guest house has its own ayurvedic center and can arrange for excursions. Yusuf, Anitha’s partner and manager has a background as tour operator so I would trust the services.
Airport ride was perfectly punctual even at 3:30 am.

I recommend carrying a light torch with you after dark in case of power outages which can always happen in this area of India.
Burning mosquito coils work great if you pick a non AC room and want to keep your balcony door open at night.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Zugarbunny A wrote a review Oct 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The treatments are so profesional, the place is so clean, and all the products they used are for sure correctly prepared and medicated. The presence of Dr. Revathy during the treatments is making the difference. You are not going to be fooled as a tourist and sold whatever, but treated as a patient with correct and honest explanation of the best treatment for your needs.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Olikoniin wrote a review Feb 2016
Nora, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a feel good hotel. Charming and in the same time professional staff. The rooms have different characteristics. The balconies are directed towards the sea. From the third floor you get a spectacular sight over the sea and fisher boats at nights. No traffic in surroundings. Yoga and breakfast on the roof. Good guidance as well walks with Anitha.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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fdotter asked a question Jun 2016
Mariestad, Sweden
Hej! Går det att boka ett rum för två vuxna och ett barn (9 år)? /Annika
Answer from indianska
Skellefteå, Sweden1 contribution1 helpful vote
Rummen är ganska stora så jag tror inte att det blir något problem att sätta in en extra säng. Men maila Anitha så får du svar.
djupskar wrote a tip Jan 2020
Skellefteå, Sweden49 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Uppger level with A/C"
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moonscottsdale11 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Gilbert, Arizona1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room was on 2nd floor with a/c. It was nice and quiet."
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Susedm wrote a tip Apr 2017
Stockholm5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose rooms facing ocean for a glimpse of the sunset in the evening and for the wind on the balcony!"
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evasundin wrote a tip Dec 2016
Skellefteå, Sweden8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a room with AC"
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PRICE RANGE
₹1,421 - ₹1,504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictKovalam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anitha's Garden Stay
Which popular attractions are close to Anitha's Garden Stay?
Nearby attractions include Vizhinjam Lighthouse (0.2 km), Lighthouse Beach (0.09 km), and Rk Aromas Incense Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anitha's Garden Stay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Anitha's Garden Stay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Anitha's Garden Stay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anithas Bistro & Cafe, Banana Leaf Restaurant Kovalam, and Malabar Cafe.
Does Anitha's Garden Stay have airport transportation?
Yes, Anitha's Garden Stay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Anitha's Garden Stay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kovalam.
Are there any historical sites close to Anitha's Garden Stay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Kanakakunnu Palace (15.5 km).
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