Found Venus Hotel after a long trip and at least 10 futile tries at other places. Venus is in walking distance from the train as well as bus station and on a nice street with shops and internet cafés (well, in India, it's just the internet, no café). I took the room without looking at it and was pleasantly surprised: Clean (apart from the walls that desperately need scrubbing), a powerful fan, mosquito screens on every window, soft mattress (a big +) and good water supply. The TV has lots of channels - but only two of them international in English with not bad reception. The room was small, but I only needed the bed.
I felt safe and could relax well. The only problem is the hallway that has the acoustic of a cathedral so the music playing outside (why??), phones ringing and the overly excited group of other guests were a nuisance. But then: India without noise wouldn't be India!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Venus International Trivandrum, Kerala