Thiruvananthapuram Accommodations

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Accommodations in Thiruvananthapuram

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The SpaceAbout the property It is the most charming place to live in Trivandrum. It is a heritage villa located at the very heart of the city, within walking range of most of the city’s sights. Originally built in the Indo-Saracenic style, now tastefully restored to reproduce the high living characteristic of the times of the Raj and later, Varikatt integrates the city’s colonial heritage with India’s modern spirit, combining 18th century colonial character with today’s efficient and practical vision. The villa exhudes old-world charm across 5,000 square feet. It comprises three suites and two double rooms and has a generous verandah, a lush green garden/yard, both providing a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city center. The villa also has a fully equipped Ayurvedic Spa, a badminton court, and support for other indoor activities. Location – Neighborhood Description The guests get the best of Kerala’s cuisine. They can also enjoy a variety of other regional cuisines from Tamilnad, Karnataka, Andhra, Maharastrian, Gujerati, Moghlai and even Chinese and Continental food. on request. Check-in time Confirmation required Check-out time Confirmation required Meals There is a sumptuous breakfast combining the best of both Kerala and Continental items, supported with fresh fruit juices and coffee or tea. The Chef will be happy to reveal the secret blends of spices that go into each recipe, starting always with only the fresh locally grown vegetables, grains, and meats. Amenities Ayurvedic Spa Badminton court Television Internet Air conditioning Kitchen Parking Washer Dryer Internet Available
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The Space2 bedroom self contained first floor apartment, well equipped kitchen, dining & living areas, Fridge/freezer, microwave, gas hob, TV, bed linen & towels provided. Maid service 4 times per week, laundry service. The apartment can be rented as a whole unit or as 2 separate studios . The property is set in a quiet village location with easy access to shops & public transport.. A short walk through tropical countryside will bring you to Kovalam's renowned Lighthouse beach with its many restaurants, bars & gift shops. Rickshaws & taxis operate at reasonable prices & tours to other parts of Kerala & beyond can be organised . Ayruvedic practitioners & a yoga master are available if required, as is the service of a local chef. The property is only 14 kms from the state capital, Trivandrum & its peaceful location makes an ideal retreat for dental & medical tourists undergoing treatment. Guest AccessThe apartment is accessed by a private exterior staircase. There are also sun terraces & bbq area for the use of guests. Interaction with GuestsI am always available & only too happy to assist & advise guests if they so wish. The NeighborhoodThe property is set in a village location with friendly neighbours giving guests an ideal opportunity to experience the real Kerala. Getting AroundTaxis & rickshaws are readily available. Local buses to Trivandrum are only a short walk from the property. There is parking for private cars both on site & nearby. Airport transfers can be arranged payable locally.
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Guest AccessCity centre is only 12 km where you have airport, rly stn, Padmanabha swamy temple, museum, zoo.40 km to varkala beach 45 km to Ponmudi forest hill stn and Thenmala eco tourism. Has pubic transport and mall2 on doorstep Interaction with Guestscaretaker available for round the clock. I will be available on call and for needs. The NeighborhoodIts a homely family run venture with personal service. Guests will have a home away home feeling Getting AroundPublic transport at doorstep. And taxi service available on call. Other Things to NotePrefer long stays and attractive discounts can be offered. Kitchen facility available for self cooking. Domestic local food and preferred packed food can be arranged with prior information. Washing Machine available
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The SpaceIts ideal for travellers looking for an idyllic, calm space to relax. The rooms are perfect for 4 guests, 2 in each bedroom. Our home is surrounded by trees with a nice backyard. 2 large bedrooms and a spacious attached bathroom. The large hall and kitchen will be used by my parents and so shared. We can arrange a cab and driver which you can hire to go around Trivandrum. My parents are both retired and love meeting new people. My father ran an advertising agency and my mother is a writer in malayalam. They both speak fluent english and are there to help you with anything you need. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It would be perfect to have a busy day of sight-seeing and then return to our home, great to recharge your batteries! From the airport (11 kms), it would be most convenient to take a pre-paid taxi. From railway station (8 kms), you can take a cheap pre-paid autorickshaw (tuk tuk), if you do not have a lot of luggage. From my home, there is a bus every half hour which connects to the city centre. The busstop is 5 minutes on foot and its a 25 minutes busride to the city. We also have a cab and driver available, which you can hire to go around, and even outside Trivandrum. For a tourist, I would recommend avoiding the local public transport and using a cab, of course its your personal choice. Breakfast is on the house! The other meals are optional and charged, so do inform us in advance in case you wish to eat from home. We have 2 bedrooms,and so maximum 4 people can be accommodated. Guest AccessYou have access to all spaces (verandah, living, dining, kitchen, garden), except my parents' bedroom :) Interaction with GuestsYes, we can help you with information about our city, culture, food, how to go around, good restaurants, also about getting to other parts of Kerala. We are a very chatty family! The NeighborhoodAway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It would be perfect to have a busy day of sight-seeing and then return to our home, great to recharge your batteries! Getting AroundFrom the airport (11 kms), it would be most convenient to take a pre-paid taxi. From railway station (8 kms), you can take a cheap pre-paid autorickshaw (tuk tuk), if you do not have a lot of luggage. From my home, there is a bus every half hour which connects to the city centre. The busstop is 5 minutes on foot and its a 25 minutes busride to the city. We also have a cab and driver available, which you can hire to go around, and even outside Trivandrum. For a tourist, I would recommend avoiding the local public transport and using a cab, of course its your personal choice. Other Things to NoteBreakfast is on the house! The other meals are optional and charged, so do inform us in advance in case you wish to eat from home. We have 2 bedrooms,and so maximum 4 people can be accommodated.
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The SpaceRooms just 10 seconds walk to the pristine beach. Believe it for once and experience your tropical beach paradise in Palmleaves. We offer 10 rooms all with beach facing balcony well furnished with the added advantage of an amazing pool overlooking the sea, literally on the beach!! Relax in the hammocks tied to palm trees on the beach! Better see to believe it. All set among palm trees. Learn Yoga. Experience the wellness of Ayurveda. All genuine and family managed. As close to Kovalam from Trivandrum Airport and en route to Varkala at Puthenthope a fishing village. To add to it experience rural Kerala in and around Palmleaves and meet the local people and experience fishing from the sea! Guest AccessCab, cycle hire, fishing boat, pool, hammocks, WI FI Interaction with GuestsMy friend Mathew Roshan manages the place with his wife. Assured a family experience The NeighborhoodPuthenthope beach is the anti thesis of Kovalam and Varkala, as it is not a tourist destination but a fishing village with a wonderful beach. The owner who has his ancestral place here has made a special place literally on the beach for you to enjoy a tropical beach experience with all its kerala flavor Visit and learn about orchid flowers and plants from one the best orchid gardens in India((URL HIDDEN) Visit great churches, theaters and local villages Getting Aroundcab tuk tuk and public transport
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Excellent
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The Spaceyoga class and ayurveda massage therapy on request!weekly hatha yoga foundation course package Available..course start every week Guest Accessguest can Access all common area inside the house,Garden and Rooftop as well! Interaction with GuestsI will look after the property as well teach yoga/ayurveda massage . I can host 8-10 pax in 4 Rooms at a time! The Neighborhood20-25 min walking distance to International tourist destination kovalam Beach. 6km new International seaport..3km vellayani agricultural university and lake 14km trivandrum city! Getting Aroundyou can have public transport ,3-4 min walk from home or call taxi or auto taxi (3wheeler) station .Or daily rent two wheeler (Activa )available. Other Things to Notedaily yoga and massage therapy one to four week long retreat will be make you Reborn person while your holidays ! free wifi means only for normal use, check mail etc.. not for 1-3 GB data use per day for business purpose(it will be extra charge on request)
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Good
34 reviews
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The SpaceThe property is 35 years old was refurbished in 2012 to be in tune with modern life style but retaining the old ethic charm and flavor. Guests are invited to enjoy many amenities, including airport transportation, free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms. For business travelers, this Homestay offers conveniences like spacious work desks. Spacious Living cum dining room and a kitchen with amenities. In addition to standard amenities, all beautifully appointed guest rooms come equipped with air-conditioning. The convenient location, friendly customer service, affordable accommodations and charming interior decor make the Ananthapuri Homestay the perfect homestay for anyone visiting Thiruvananthapuram.The rate listed is for all 3 double rooms together. If the requirement is only a single room then special rate is Rs1200 per room Guest AccessThe Guests will have access to all 3 double rooms if they book whole property(otherwise only to room they have booked). Living area, Dining Table, Kitchen, wifi are common Interaction with GuestsWe will be available on call to help you throughout The NeighborhoodThe quiet atmosphere and people always willing to help!There is a "Krishna temple" in Subhash Nagar which is only 50 metres from the house. There is mosque in Vallakkadavoo which is 200 metres from the house. The nearest church is at Valiathura which is 2 km away. Getting AroundEanchakkal Junction is 50 metres away you will get local buses AC and non AC. Autorikshaws are also available from there. The long distance bus station and railway station is 3km away. International Airport is 2 km. Other Things to NoteYou can (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) "Ananthapuri Homestay" on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps to get location. There is restaurant by name "Vayalil" at eanchakkal which is 100 metres. They have vegetarian as well as non vegetarian. You can get auto rickshaws and local buses from Eanchakkal Junction. You can use Uber and Ola taxis which are cost effective. There is a super market "Margin free" about 100 metres from the house on the way to Attakkulangara.
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The SpaceWe offer healthy stay . Ayurvedic treatments,Massages and wellness packages on requests at a standard and affordable rate. Guest AccessFree wifi,Internet,Kitchen,Dining area,Parking Area,Cable TV,Balcony,Roof top Interaction with GuestsWe allow them to stay alone we do not like to interfere on them The NeighborhoodWe offer a healthy stay in a calm residential area with privacy and safety.Along with the stay the guest can enjoy traditional kerala ayurveda at saatwika ayurveda treatment centre Trivandrum ,herbal and vegetarian diet in our ayurvedic wellness centre.Learn basics of Ayurveda and yoga( charges not included in the room price) Getting AroundPublic transit is available to the property till 10 at night .Hire taxi and Auto are available from railway station,Bus terminal and (URL HIDDEN) will arrange drop on request
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The SpaceSaatwika is an authentic homestay approved by Govt. Of Kerala (Classified under Department of tourism ,Kerala).Along with the accommodation the guests can enjoy the genuine and traditional kerala ayurveda wellness treatments and yoga at Saatwika Ayurveda treatment centre Trivandrum. We provide herbal food as well as traditional kerala food on request.We conduct courses on ayurvedic principles and yoga. Guest AccessUnlimited and high speed wifi for abosloutely free ( two connections are there to avoid traffic) ,internet,Cable TV in common area,Shared kitchen,Balcony ,free parking,24 hour doctor service on request.Free breakfast on prior request. Interaction with GuestsAfter a welcoming the guest we direct them to the room,we do not interfere in the privacy.We will be in call away The NeighborhoodKurup lane is a calm residential area in Sasthamangalam.The neighbourhood is very friendly.Different kinds of restaurants,coffee shops,super market,gift shops are in a walkable distance.Most of the restaurants are open till 11 night and a near by coffee shop is open till 12 midnight.There are two organic vegetables and fruit shops nearby. Beauty spas and Gym are in walkable distance.A multi speciality hospital is within the distance of 500 meter. Getting AroundPublic transit is available till 10 at night. We provide hire taxi to pick and drop at reasonable cost. Other Things to NoteGenuine and authentic Kerala ayurveda treatments are available at Dr.Salini's Ayurvedic treatment centre.The wellness treatments are best to get relief from jetlag,stress, tiredness and pain due to long and continous journey. Attractive discounts are available for airbnb guests.
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The SpaceWelcome to My Travel Home. Situated on the 19th floor of a luxurious apartment, 10 minutes drive from the Trivandrum international airport, We provide fully furnished 2 or 3 A/C bedroom fully furnished apartments with required comforts that you would need. You get an excellent Sea view from this apartment. Please visit (URL HIDDEN) for more details. We are about 20 minutes away from Kovalam and 5 minutes away from Veli tourist village. Getting AroundVery convenient public transport right in front of the apartment. Uber taxi is available too
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The SpaceWe offer healthy stay . 2 persons are allowed in one room. Guest AccessFree wifi,Internet,Kitchen,Dining area,Parking Area,Cable TV,Balcony,Roof top Interaction with GuestsWe allow them to stay alone we do not like to interfere on them The NeighborhoodWe offer a healthy stay in a calm residential area with privacy and safety.Along with the stay the guest can enjoy traditional kerala ayurveda treatments ,herbal and vegetarian diet in our ayurvedic wellness centre.We conduct courses on basics of Ayurveda and yoga( charges not included in the room price) Getting AroundPublic transit is available to the property till 10 at night .Hire taxi and Auto are available from railway station,Bus terminal and (URL HIDDEN) will arrange drop on request
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The SpaceGanesh House , Kovalam, is a beautiful holiday home which is ideal for a relaxed stay. Situated at a short distance from major beaches(samudra beach ) in Kovalam, our property is for those seeking serenity away from the maddening city crowds. Ganesh House is warm and welcoming in every sense and truly feel like home. Guest AccessGanesh House is located at Country Spa road in Nedumom, Kovalam . Lying in proximity are attractions like samudra beach (walkingdistance 2-5 minutes ) Lighthouse Beach (Sea way route walking distance 15 minutes) ) and Eve's Beach (Sea way route walking distance 15 minutes). One of the largest beaches in Kovalam, Lighthouse beach, is named after the 30 meter-high lighthouse that stands on these sands. Guests can also visit other interesting places like Samudra Beach, Vellayani Lake and Thiruvallam Parasurama temple. Distance from Trivandrum International Airport: 14 km (approx.) Distance from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station: 16 km (approx.) Interaction with GuestsPerfect for a homely stay away from home, this little bungalow is a great place to unwind and have fun. Its prime location close to the the beaches makes it a preferred choice among many patrons.Ganesh House provides with basic facilities like room service, free -internet, 24-hour front desk, parking, travel desk and 24-hour security. The homestay also provides ayurveda treatment and yoga class , The provision of kitchen facilities ensure that guests can cook their own choice of tasty meals during the stay. The NeighborhoodRooms: Guests can choose from the two rooms available, namely, standard a/c and standard non a/c. Nicely maintained, this little bungalow has a cosy and home-like ambience. Simple rooms, with comfortable beds and sufficient lighting is what can be expected from here. While staying here, guests can enjoy the benefit of basic amenities like air conditioning and Free Wi-Fi internet , Getting AroundBeaches in kovalam *Samudra beach Kovala(URL HIDDEN)minutes walking distance ), *Hawa beach kovalam( 10 minutes walking distance ) , *Lighthouse beach(15 minutes walking distance ) ,(URL HIDDEN) Restaurant /Seaport /fishmarket /city /shopping /Market *Super Market ( 10minutes walking distance) *Restaurant(sanjeevini (200m) ,Curry Leaf (250m), *Vizhinjam Port 3km , *Trivandrum city 14km , *Thannel (Zero waste Product centre-handicrafts, paper ornaments , natural bag , Coconut sea shell product etc ) 1.5 km *Ayurvatra ( Ayurvedic cloth , handloom sarees etc )15 km
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The SpaceThis beautiful house is situated in the lighthouse area of Kovalam beach Trivandrum Kerala iNDIA. Ideal for tourists looking for relax, privacy ,comfort, security and cleanliness..With breathtaking SEAVIEW ..surrounded by waving palms and birds chirping and warm breeze all through the day .Very quite neighbourhood..what else is needed for your vacations.. We provide these all..at a price less than a five star hotel room rate... Constructed in 2012 by architect from Milan ITALY Vito Pruneri. We have VERANDAH (URL HIDDEN) AND 2 bedrooms for 4 personsPLUS PERSONALISED .AYURVEDA TREATMENT ROOM We give an additional advantage of ayurveda tretaments done inside the (URL HIDDEN) not have to bother to go around in resorts and centres for massage and doctors.We arrange for you the entire ayurveda package with doctors and masseur(URL HIDDEN)Discover India!! KERALA welcome to the Land of God(URL HIDDEN)Namaste "welcome aboard" Guest Accesswifi, tv, cucina , sala massagio ,aria condizionata, lavanderia servizi pulizia ideal per famiglia in 4 persone.. The NeighborhoodCLOSE TO LIGHT HOUSE IN KOVALAM ROAD LEADS TO HAWA BEACH WITH ALL ITS RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS.. JUST OUTSIDE WE HAVE GROCERY SHOPS AND HOTELS PLUS RESORTS.. TAXI AND TUK TUK STAND CLOSE BY . Getting Aroundmare, lighthouse, musei citta di trivandrum, dighe di neyyar kanyakumari poovar islands houseboat templi antichi di shiva Other Things to NoteHOUSE IS VERY SERENE WITH CLEAN SURROUNDINGS... AWAY FROM THE BUSY AND DUSTY NOISY INDIAN ROADS.
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The SpaceGuest Rooms in Hotel Sea Breeze are set on three floors. Each en-suite room is fitted with a ceiling fan. Rooms sleep two in singe beds or can be arranged as a double bed if preferred. Tariff is for the room not per person. DISCOUNTS FOR LONG TERM STAY Wi-Fi available The calendar here records vacancies for only ROOM 201. Some other rooms are also listed on this website. All rooms are similar to this listing except Room 101 (The Chalet) which is slightly separate to the rest of the hotel and has its own private sit-out and entrance. Hotel Sea Breeze is in the popular beach resort of Kovalam. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 1960s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – yes quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a short walk from Hotel Sea Breeze – 2 or 3 minutes. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ... Kovalam was initially a fishing village with beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees. Now, you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Benidorm. High rise accommodation has sprouted up everywhere as landowners try to attract the tourists. Some of these structures are illegal construction so the powers that be could, in theory, have them removed. However, India thrives on bribery and Kovalam is no exception. While bribes are paid, illegal buildings will stand. The likeness to Benidorm ends with the high rise buildings as a quick scout around the area will confirm. The Indian people are not good at maintenance. ‘Build it and leave it’, seems to be the motto. This is partly due to the caste system which still pervades. There is an attitude of ‘its not my job’ – especially when it comes to cleaning toilets. They have yet to get a grip on that one! It is also partly due to the monsoon season which has to be experienced to appreciate how difficult it is to keep a respectable veneer on the buildings. It always surprises me how children wearing bright clean crisp school uniforms pop out from such dingy buildings on their way to equally dingy schools. At the end of the day, still without a messy blob on them, the kids return home. India might have a space programme but it is backward in coming forward when it comes to creating and maintaining an infrastructure. Consequently, if you step off the mock Victorian promenade of Lighthouse Beach, you will quickly discover where the rubbish goes! Bottles are heaped up behind walls awaiting the bottle collector. This is a bi-product of tourism. Plastics and other ‘throw aways’ magically disappear in developed countries while India must burn or bury rubbish – or find another use for it. Generally nothing is wasted in India, hence the bottle collector. So do please try to leave as little rubbish as possible. Electricity supply all over India is somewhat erratic. They even have set times when the current will go off. This can be fun but not if you are in the shower and wondering where the towel might be! There are some very good solar power and wind up torches available now. Suggest you take one with you. Most of the water in Kovalam comes from wells. It is generally safe. These guys have been digging wells for hundreds of years. (The well digging caste of course!) They know what they are doing. However, taking care of tummies is always a good idea, otherwise the holiday could be spent on the toilet – or hovering over one if you dare to use the Indian version. Acidophilus tablets help keep the digestion in order. A bit like eating yogurt, acidophilus boosts the good bacteria which helps prevent ‘Delhi Belly’. Purchase acidophilus in health stores in country of origin. Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gifts shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still don’t know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Some restaurants have extraordinary long menus. They can be fun to read with such offers as ‘scream bled eggs’ and ‘shew heded roundels lossed in soya’! The first is no doubt scrambled eggs. The latter? Your guess is as good as mine! The days fishing catch (and sometimes yesterdays) is often displayed outside the restaurants to lure in customers. BEER – Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! NOTE: Latest news is that the Kerala Government are trying to make an alcohol free state. If this happens, tourism in Kerala will decline. Please make your feelings about this known on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) etc. The proposal is to turn Kerala into an Alcohol-free state within 10 years’ time. Over 400 bars in the state have already closed. The Kerala authorities want to issue alcohol licenses only to five star hotels in the state. Big mistake! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try body surfing on the waves. However, please be aware that there are very strong currents in the Kovalam sea which have resulted in a number of deaths. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala Martial Arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Hotel Sea Breeze can arrange Ayurveda, Yoga and Kalaripayattu. Guru Suresh is an expert in Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda. If you tire of the beach, Trivandrum is a good place for a day out. Thirteen kilometres from Kovalam - buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws will get you there. Shopping is good and lots to see and do. Ten kilometres from Kovalam is the Valiyathura Pier. Here the fishermen cast their boats into the water and then dive in after them. The 214 metre long pier offers magnificent views of the coast. Visitors to South Kerala must try to see Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). This is the southern-most tip of mainland India. It is suggested that there once existed a continent called Kumari Kandam to the south of Kanyakumari, often compared with Lemuria. This journey can include a visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The palace was constructed around 1601. It is one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture. Very nice – recommend it. A stay at Sea Breeze gives you a comfortable bed in a convenient location - budget style. You will hear the jungle noises from nearby trees - unforgettable sounds of India. Guest AccessGuests staying at Hotel Sea Breeze have access to common patio areas and the garden. Guests can also relax on the roof space with a cup of chai. Interaction with GuestsGuests can ask Lynne Haywood (in UK) questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer. It is unlikely that I shall be in Kovalam taking up a room in this busy hotel! Co-Owner Mr Suresh Nair will probably be there. Guru Suresh is available on site to assist guests. The NeighborhoodKovalam is a popular resort bustling with tourists from all over the world. The beaches are full of interesting people enjoying the Kerala sun and gossiping in restaurants on the promenade. That's the way it is during the tourist season October to April. In monsoon, the sea rages, most tourists disappear and it is difficult to even see a glimpse of the beach. For those who choose to stay, Kovalam in monsoon is an ideal location to get away from it all, watch and listen to the rain, enjoy the odd sunny days and catch up with thoughts. It is also the best time to take Ayurveda. There are many gift shops and beach restaurants. Getting AroundAuto-rickshaws are readily available from Lighthouse Road. Hire a local car with driver. Buses are quite dangerous, racing other buses to collect queues of passengers. Other Things to NoteAfter experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Hotel Sea Breeze, you might choose to extend your stay. Nothing we would like more! BUT - kindly note: Hotel Sea Breeze must consider other guest bookings which follow your stay and therefore, it might be necessary to ask you to move to another room - sometimes moving twice - depending on length of extended stay. We will do our very best to make you comfortable and happy with as little disruption as possible! “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end” ... Marigold Hotel ... Kovalam
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The SpaceGuest Rooms in Hotel Sea Breeze are set on three floors. Each en-suite room is fitted with a ceiling fan. Rooms sleep two in singe beds or can be arranged as a double bed if preferred. The calendar here records vacancies for only ROOM 202. Some other rooms are also listed on this website. All rooms are similar to this listing except Room 101 (The Chalet) which is slightly separate to the rest of the hotel and has its own private sit-out and entrance. Hotel Sea Breeze is in the popular beach resort of Kovalam. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 1960s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – yes quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a short walk from Hotel Sea Breeze – 2 or 3 minutes. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ... Kovalam was initially a fishing village with beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees. Now, you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Benidorm. High rise accommodation has sprouted up everywhere as landowners try to attract the tourists. Some of these structures are illegal construction so the powers that be could, in theory, have them removed. However, India thrives on bribery from a few rupees to crores of rupees and Kovalam is no exception. While bribes are paid, illegal buildings will stand. The likeness to Benidorm ends with the new high rise buildings as a quick scout around the area will confirm. The Indian people are not good at maintenance. ‘Build it and leave it’, seems to be the motto. This is partly due to the caste system which still pervades. There is an attitude of ‘its not my job’ – especially when it comes to cleaning toilets. They have yet to get a grip on that one! It is also partly due to the monsoon season which has to be experienced to appreciate how difficult it is to keep a respectable veneer on the buildings. It always surprises me how children wearing bright clean crisp school uniforms pop out from such dingy buildings on their way to equally dingy schools. At the end of the day, still without a messy blob on them, the kids return home. India might have a space programme but it is backward in coming forward when it comes to creating and maintaining an infrastructure. Consequently, if you step off the mock Victorian promenade of Lighthouse Beach, you will quickly discover where the rubbish goes! Bottles are heaped up behind walls awaiting the bottle collector. This is a bi-product of tourism. Plastics and other ‘throw aways’ magically disappear in developed countries while India must burn or bury rubbish – or find another use for it. Generally nothing is wasted in India, hence the bottle collector. While on holiday in Goa, I tried to help by picking up the street rubbish around my accommodation and putting it in my room bin. It took a few days for me to realise, my host threw it back into the street each day! This is also mainly the case in Kovalam - so do please try to leave as little rubbish as possible. Electricity supply all over India is somewhat erratic. They even have set times when the current will go off. This can be fun but not if you are in the shower and wondering where the towel might be! There are some very good solar power and wind up torches available now. Suggest you take one with you. Most of the water in Kovalam comes from wells. It is generally safe. These guys have been digging wells for hundreds of years. (The well digging caste of course!) They know what they are doing. However, taking care of tummies is always a good idea otherwise the holiday could be spent on the toilet – or hovering over one if you dare to use the Indian version. Acidophilus tablets help keep the digestion in order. A bit like eating yogurt, acidophilus boosts the good bacteria which helps prevent ‘Delhi Belly’. Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gifts shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still don’t know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Some restaurants have extraordinary long menus. They can be fun to read with such offers as ‘scream bled eggs’ and ‘shew heded roundels lossed in soya’! The first is no doubt scrambled eggs. The latter? Your guess is as good as mine! The days fishing catch (and sometimes yesterdays) is often displayed outside the restaurants to lure in customers. BEER – Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try body surfing on the waves. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Hotel Sea Breeze can arrange Ayurveda, Yoga and Kalaripayattu. Mr. Suresh Kalari is an expert in Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda. If you tire of the beach, Trivandrum is a good place for a day out. Thirteen kilometres from Kovalam, buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws will get you there. Shopping is good and lots to see and do. Ten kilometres from Kovalam is the Valiyathura Pier. Here the fishermen cast their boats into the water and then dive in after them. The 214 metre long pier offers magnificent views of the coast. Visitors to South Kerala must try to see Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). This is the southern-most tip of mainland India. It is suggested that there once existed a continent called Kumari Kandam to the south of Kanyakumari, often compared with Lemuria. This journey can include a visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The palace was constructed around 1601. It is one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture. Very nice – recommend it. A stay at Sea Breeze gives you a comfortable bed in a convenient location - budget style. You will hear the jungle noises from nearby trees - unforgettable sounds of India. Guest AccessGuests staying at Hotel Sea Breeze have access to common patio areas and the garden. Guests can also relax on the roof space with a cup of chai. Interaction with GuestsGuests can ask Lynne Haywood (in UK) questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer. It is unlikely that I shall be in Kovalam taking up a room in this busy hotel! Co-owner Suresh will probably be there. The NeighborhoodKovalam is a popular resort bustling with tourists from all over the world. The beaches are full of interesting people enjoying the Kerala sun and gossiping in restaurants on the promenade. That's the way it is during the tourist season October to April. In monsoon, the sea rages, most tourists disappear and it is hard to even see a glimpse of the beach. For those who choose to stay, Kovalam in monsoon is an ideal location to get away from it all, watch and listen to the rain, enjoy the odd sunny days and catch up with thoughts. Getting AroundAuto-rickshaws are readily available from Lighthouse Road. Hire a local car with driver. Other Things to NoteAfter experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Hotel Sea Breeze, you might choose to extend your stay. Nothing we would like more! BUT - kindly note: Hotel Sea Breeze must consider other guest bookings which follow your stay and therefore, it might be necessary to ask you to move to another room - sometimes moving twice - depending on length of extended stay. We will do our very best to make you comfortable and happy with as little disruption as possible! “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end” ... 'Marigold Hotel' :) ... Kovalam
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceGuest Rooms in Hotel Sea Breeze are set on three floors. Each en-suite room is fitted with a ceiling fan. Rooms sleep two in singe beds or can be arranged as a double bed if preferred. Tariff is for the room not per person. DISCOUNTS FOR LONG TERM STAY The calendar here records vacancies for only ROOM 203. Some other rooms are also listed on this website. All rooms are similar to this listing except Room 101 (The Chalet) which is slightly separate to the rest of the hotel and has its own private sit-out and entrance. Hotel Sea Breeze is in the popular beach resort of Kovalam. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 1960s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – yes quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a short walk from Hotel Sea Breeze – 2 or 3 minutes. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ... Kovalam was initially a fishing village with beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees. Now, you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Benidorm. High rise accommodation has sprouted up everywhere as landowners try to attract the tourists. Some of these structures are illegal construction so the powers that be could, in theory, have them removed. However, India thrives on bribery from a few rupees to crores of rupees and Kovalam is no exception. While bribes continue to be paid, illegal buildings will stand. The likeness to Benidorm ends with the new high rise buildings as a quick scout around the area will confirm. The Indian people are not good at maintenance. ‘Build it and leave it’, seems to be the motto. This is partly due to the caste system which still pervades. There is an attitude of ‘its not my job’ – especially when it comes to cleaning toilets. They have yet to get a grip on that one! It is also partly due to the monsoon season which has to be experienced to appreciate how difficult it is to keep a respectable veneer on the buildings. The monsoon weather is relentless in its destructive powers - but fascinating to watch. It always surprises me how children wearing bright clean crisp school uniforms pop out from dingy buildings on their way to equally dingy schools. At the end of the day, still without a messy blob on them, the kids return home with happy smiling faces. India might have a space programme but it is backward in coming forward when it comes to creating and maintaining an infrastructure. Consequently, if you step off the mock Victorian promenade of Lighthouse Beach, you will quickly discover where the rubbish goes! Bottles are heaped up behind walls awaiting the Bottle Collector. This is a bi-product of tourism. Plastics and other ‘throw aways’ magically disappear in developed countries while India must burn or bury rubbish – or find another use for it. Generally nothing is wasted in India, hence the Bottle Collector will remove them - eventually. While on holiday in Goa, I tried to help by picking up the street rubbish around my accommodation and putting it in my room bin. It took a few days for me to realise, my host threw it back into the street each day! This will also be true of Kovalam, so do try to create as little waste as possible. Electricity supply all over India is somewhat erratic. They even have set times when the current will go off. This can be fun but not if you are in the shower in the dark and wondering where the towel might be! There are some very good solar power and wind up torches available now. Suggest you take one with you. Most of the water in Kovalam comes from wells. It is generally safe. These guys have been digging wells for hundreds of years. (The well digging caste of course!) They know what they are doing. However, taking care of tummies is always a good idea, otherwise the holiday could be spent on the toilet – or hovering over one if you dare to use the Indian squat version. Acidophilus tablets help keep the digestion in order. A bit like eating yogurt, acidophilus boosts the good bacteria which helps prevent ‘Delhi Belly’. Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gift shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order - within hours. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still don’t know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Some restaurants have extraordinary long menus. They can be fun to read with such offers as ‘scream bled eggs’ and ‘shew heded roundels lossed in soya’! The first is no doubt scrambled eggs but the latter? Your guess is as good as mine! The days fishing catch (and sometimes yesterdays) is often displayed outside the restaurants to lure in customers. BEER – Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam, beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try body surfing on the waves. Beware of strong currents in the waters off Lighthouse Beach. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Details on You Tube can be found at Kalari at Hotel Sea Breeze - Kovalam - Kerala - India Hotel Sea Breeze can arrange Ayurveda, Yoga and Kalaripayattu. Talk to Guru Suresh - Kalari Instructor. He is an expert in Ayurveda and Kalaripayattu. Yoga will be available daily from January 2017 - with English Yoga Instructor Jon. As a course: 4x two hour lessons + an additional teaching summarising the history and philosophy of yoga plus a personal practice plan to take away: Rs2000 per person. If you tire of the beach, Trivandrum is a good place for a day out. Thirteen kilometres from Kovalam, - buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws will get you there. Shopping is good and lots to see and do. Ten kilometres from Kovalam is the Valiyathura Pier. Here the fishermen cast their boats into the water and then dive in after them. The 214m long pier offers magnificent views of the coast. Visitors to South Kerala must try to see Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). This is the southern-most tip of mainland India. It is suggested that there once existed a continent called Kumari Kandam to the south of Kanyakumari, often compared with Lemuria. This journey can include a visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The palace was constructed around 1601. It is one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture. Very nice – recommend it. A stay at Sea Breeze Chalet gives you a comfortable bed in a convenient location - budget style. You will hear jungle noises from wild life in the nearby trees which can give a wonderful feeling of relaxation - the unforgettable sounds of India. Guest AccessGuests staying at Hotel Sea Breeze have access to common patio areas and the garden. Guests can also relax on the roof space with a cup of chai. Interaction with GuestsGuests can ask me (Lynne Haywood - in UK) questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer. It is unlikely that I shall be in Kovalam taking up a room in this busy hotel. Co-Owner Mr Suresh Nair will probably be there. Guru Suresh is available on site to assist guests. The NeighborhoodKovalam is a popular resort bustling with tourists from all over the world. The beaches are full of interesting people enjoying the Kerala sun and gossiping in restaurants on the promenade. That's the way it is during the tourist season October to April. In monsoon, the sea rages, most tourists disappear and it is hard to even see a glimpse of the beach. For those who choose to stay, Kovalam in monsoon is an ideal location to get away from it all, watch and listen to the rain, enjoy the odd sunny days and catch up with thoughts. It is also the best time to take Ayurveda. There are many gift shops and beach restaurants. Getting AroundAuto-rickshaws are readily available from Lighthouse Road. Hire a local car with driver. Buses can be quite dangerous, racing other buses to collect queues of passengers. Other Things to NoteAfter experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Hotel Sea Breeze, you might choose to extend your stay. Nothing we would like more! BUT - kindly note: Hotel Sea Breeze must consider other guest bookings which follow your stay and therefore, it might be necessary to ask you to move to another room - sometimes moving twice - depending on length of extended stay. We will do our very best to make you comfortable and happy with as little disruption as possible! “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end” ... Marigold Hotel ... Kovalam
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceGuest Rooms in Hotel Sea Breeze are set on three floors. Each en-suite room is fitted with a ceiling fan. Rooms sleep two in singe beds or can be arranged as a double bed if preferred. Tariff is for the room not per person. DISCOUNTS FOR LONG TERM STAY The calendar here records vacancies for only ROOM 204. Some other rooms are also listed on this website. All rooms are similar to this listing except Room 101 (The Chalet) which is slightly separate to the rest of the hotel and has its own private sit-out and entrance. Hotel Sea Breeze is in the popular beach resort of Kovalam. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 1960s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – yes quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a short walk from Hotel Sea Breeze – 2 or 3 minutes. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ... Kovalam was initially a fishing village with beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees. Now, you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Benidorm. High rise accommodation has sprouted up everywhere as landowners try to attract the tourists. Some of these structures are illegal construction so the powers that be could, in theory, have them removed. However, India thrives on bribery from a few rupees to crores of rupees and Kovalam is no exception. While bribes continue to be paid, illegal buildings will stand. The likeness to Benidorm ends with the new high rise buildings as a quick scout around the area will confirm. The Indian people are not good at maintenance. ‘Build it and leave it’, seems to be the motto. This is partly due to the caste system which still pervades. There is an attitude of ‘its not my job’ – especially when it comes to cleaning toilets. They have yet to get a grip on that one! It is also partly due to the monsoon season which has to be experienced to appreciate how difficult it is to keep a respectable veneer on the buildings. The monsoon weather is relentless in its destructive powers - but fascinating to watch. It always surprises me how children wearing bright clean crisp school uniforms pop out from dingy buildings on their way to equally dingy schools. At the end of the day, still without a messy blob on them, the kids return home with happy smiling faces. India might have a space programme but it is backward in coming forward when it comes to creating and maintaining an infrastructure. Consequently, if you step off the mock Victorian promenade of Lighthouse Beach, you will quickly discover where the rubbish goes! Bottles are heaped up behind walls awaiting the Bottle Collector. This is a bi-product of tourism. Plastics and other ‘throw aways’ magically disappear in developed countries while India must burn or bury rubbish – or find another use for it. Generally nothing is wasted in India, hence the Bottle Collector will remove them - eventually. While on holiday in Goa, I tried to help by picking up the street rubbish around my accommodation and putting it in my room bin. It took a few days for me to realise, my host threw it back into the street each day! This will also be true of Kovalam, so do try to create as little waste as possible. Electricity supply all over India is somewhat erratic. They even have set times when the current will go off. This can be fun but not if you are in the shower in the dark and wondering where the towel might be! There are some very good solar power and wind up torches available now. Suggest you take one with you. Most of the water in Kovalam comes from wells. It is generally safe. These guys have been digging wells for hundreds of years. (The well digging caste of course!) They know what they are doing. However, taking care of tummies is always a good idea, otherwise the holiday could be spent on the toilet – or hovering over one if you dare to use the Indian squat version. Acidophilus tablets help keep the digestion in order. A bit like eating yogurt, acidophilus boosts the good bacteria which helps prevent ‘Delhi Belly’. Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gift shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order - within hours. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still don’t know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Some restaurants have extraordinary long menus. They can be fun to read with such offers as ‘scream bled eggs’ and ‘shew heded roundels lossed in soya’! The first is no doubt scrambled eggs but the latter? Your guess is as good as mine! The days fishing catch (and sometimes yesterdays) is often displayed outside the restaurants to lure in customers. BEER – Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam, beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try body surfing on the waves. Beware of strong currents in the waters off Lighthouse Beach. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Details on You Tube can be found at Kalari at Hotel Sea Breeze - Kovalam - Kerala - India Hotel Sea Breeze can arrange Ayurveda, Yoga and Kalaripayattu. Talk to Guru Suresh - Kalari Instructor. He is an expert in Ayurveda and Kalaripayattu. Yoga will be available daily from January 2017 - with English Yoga Instructor Jon. As a course: 4x two hour lessons + an additional teaching summarising the history and philosophy of yoga plus a personal practice plan to take away: Rs2000 per person. If you tire of the beach, Trivandrum is a good place for a day out. Thirteen kilometres from Kovalam, - buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws will get you there. Shopping is good and lots to see and do. Ten kilometres from Kovalam is the Valiyathura Pier. Here the fishermen cast their boats into the water and then dive in after them. The 214m long pier offers magnificent views of the coast. Visitors to South Kerala must try to see Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). This is the southern-most tip of mainland India. It is suggested that there once existed a continent called Kumari Kandam to the south of Kanyakumari, often compared with Lemuria. This journey can include a visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The palace was constructed around 1601. It is one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture. Very nice – recommend it. A stay at Sea Breeze Chalet gives you a comfortable bed in a convenient location - budget style. You will hear jungle noises from wild life in the nearby trees which can give a wonderful feeling of relaxation - the unforgettable sounds of India. Guest AccessGuests staying at Hotel Sea Breeze have access to common patio areas and the garden. Guests can also relax on the roof space with a cup of chai. Interaction with GuestsGuests can ask Lynne Haywood (in UK) questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer. It is unlikely that I shall be in Kovalam taking up a room in this busy hotel! Co-Owner Mr Suresh Nair will probably be there. Guru Suresh is available on site to assist guests. The NeighborhoodKovalam is a popular resort bustling with tourists from all over the world. The beaches are full of interesting people enjoying the Kerala sun and gossiping in restaurants on the promenade. That's the way it is during the tourist season October to April. In monsoon, the sea rages, most tourists disappear and it is difficult to even see a glimpse of the beach. For those who choose to stay, Kovalam in monsoon is an ideal location to get away from it all, watch and listen to the rain, enjoy the odd sunny days and catch up with thoughts. It is also the best time to take Ayurveda. There are many gift shops and beach restaurants. Getting AroundAuto-rickshaws are readily available from Lighthouse Road. Hire a local car with driver. Buses can be quite dangerous, racing other buses to collect queues of passengers. Other Things to NoteAfter experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Hotel Sea Breeze, you might choose to extend your stay. Nothing we would like more! BUT - kindly note: Hotel Sea Breeze must consider other guest bookings which follow your stay and therefore, it might be necessary to ask you to move to another room - sometimes moving twice - depending on length of extended stay. We will do our very best to make you comfortable and happy with as little disruption as possible! “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end” ... Marigold Hotel ... Kovalam
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceGuest Rooms in Hotel Sea Breeze are set on three floors. Each en-suite room is fitted with a ceiling fan. Rooms sleep two in singe beds or can be arranged as a double bed if preferred. Tariff is for the room not per person. DISCOUNTS FOR LONG TERM STAY The calendar here records vacancies for only ROOM 207. Some other rooms are also listed on this website. All rooms are similar to this listing except Room 101 (The Chalet) which is slightly separate to the rest of the hotel and has its own private sit-out and entrance. Hotel Sea Breeze is in the popular beach resort of Kovalam. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 1960s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – yes quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a short walk from Hotel Sea Breeze – 2 or 3 minutes. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ... Kovalam was initially a fishing village with beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees. Now, you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Benidorm. High rise accommodation has sprouted up everywhere as landowners try to attract the tourists. Some of these structures are illegal construction so the powers that be could, in theory, have them removed. However, India thrives on bribery from a few rupees to crores of rupees and Kovalam is no exception. While bribes continue to be paid, illegal buildings will stand. The likeness to Benidorm ends with the new high rise buildings as a quick scout around the area will confirm. The Indian people are not good at maintenance. ‘Build it and leave it’, seems to be the motto. This is partly due to the caste system which still pervades. There is an attitude of ‘its not my job’ – especially when it comes to cleaning toilets. They have yet to get a grip on that one! It is also partly due to the monsoon season which has to be experienced to appreciate how difficult it is to keep a respectable veneer on the buildings. The monsoon weather is relentless in its destructive powers - but fascinating to watch. It always surprises me how children wearing bright clean crisp school uniforms pop out from dingy buildings on their way to equally dingy schools. At the end of the day, still without a messy blob on them, the kids return home with happy smiling faces. India might have a space programme but it is backward in coming forward when it comes to creating and maintaining an infrastructure. Consequently, if you step off the mock Victorian promenade of Lighthouse Beach, you will quickly discover where the rubbish goes! Bottles are heaped up behind walls awaiting the Bottle Collector. This is a bi-product of tourism. Plastics and other ‘throw aways’ magically disappear in developed countries while India must burn or bury rubbish – or find another use for it. Generally nothing is wasted in India, hence the Bottle Collector will remove them - eventually. While on holiday in Goa, I tried to help by picking up the street rubbish around my accommodation and putting it in my room bin. It took a few days for me to realise, my host threw it back into the street each day! This will also be true of Kovalam, so do try to create as little waste as possible. Electricity supply all over India is somewhat erratic. They even have set times when the current will go off. This can be fun but not if you are in the shower in the dark and wondering where the towel might be! There are some very good solar power and wind up torches available now. Suggest you take one with you. Most of the water in Kovalam comes from wells. It is generally safe. These guys have been digging wells for hundreds of years. (The well digging caste of course!) They know what they are doing. However, taking care of tummies is always a good idea, otherwise the holiday could be spent on the toilet – or hovering over one if you dare to use the Indian squat version. Acidophilus tablets help keep the digestion in order. A bit like eating yogurt, acidophilus boosts the good bacteria which helps prevent ‘Delhi Belly’. Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gift shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order - within hours. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still don’t know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Some restaurants have extraordinary long menus. They can be fun to read with such offers as ‘scream bled eggs’ and ‘shew heded roundels lossed in soya’! The first is no doubt scrambled eggs but the latter? Your guess is as good as mine! The days fishing catch (and sometimes yesterdays) is often displayed outside the restaurants to lure in customers. BEER – Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam, beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try body surfing on the waves. Beware of strong currents in the waters off Lighthouse Beach. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Details on You Tube can be found at Kalari at Hotel Sea Breeze - Kovalam - Kerala - India Hotel Sea Breeze can arrange Ayurveda, Yoga and Kalaripayattu. Talk to Guru Suresh - Kalari Instructor. He is an expert in Ayurveda and Kalaripayattu. Yoga will be available daily from January 2017 - with English Yoga Instructor Jon. As a course: 4x two hour lessons + an additional teaching summarising the history and philosophy of yoga plus a personal practice plan to take away: Rs2000 per person. If you tire of the beach, Trivandrum is a good place for a day out. Thirteen kilometres from Kovalam, - buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws will get you there. Shopping is good and lots to see and do. Ten kilometres from Kovalam is the Valiyathura Pier. Here the fishermen cast their boats into the water and then dive in after them. The 214m long pier offers magnificent views of the coast. Visitors to South Kerala must try to see Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). This is the southern-most tip of mainland India. It is suggested that there once existed a continent called Kumari Kandam to the south of Kanyakumari, often compared with Lemuria. This journey can include a visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The palace was constructed around 1601. It is one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture. Very nice – recommend it. A stay at Sea Breeze Chalet gives you a comfortable bed in a convenient location - budget style. You will hear jungle noises from wild life in the nearby trees which can give a wonderful feeling of relaxation - the unforgettable sounds of India. Guest AccessGuests staying at Hotel Sea Breeze have access to common patio areas and the garden. Guests can also relax on the roof space with a cup of chai. Interaction with GuestsGuests can ask Lynne Haywood (in UK) questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer. It is unlikely that I shall be in Kovalam taking up a room in this busy hotel! Co-Owner Mr Suresh Nair will probably be there. Guru Suresh is available on site to assist guests. The NeighborhoodKovalam is a popular resort bustling with tourists from all over the world. The beaches are full of interesting people enjoying the Kerala sun and gossiping in restaurants on the promenade. That's the way it is during the tourist season October to April. In monsoon, the sea rages, most tourists disappear and it is difficult to even see a glimpse of the beach. For those who choose to stay, Kovalam in monsoon is an ideal location to get away from it all, watch and listen to the rain, enjoy the odd sunny days and catch up with thoughts. It is also the best time to take Ayurveda. There are many gift shops and beach restaurants. Getting AroundAuto-rickshaws are readily available from Lighthouse Road. Hire a local car with driver. Buses can be quite dangerous, racing other buses to collect queues of passengers. Other Things to NoteAfter experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Hotel Sea Breeze, you might choose to extend your stay. Nothing we would like more! BUT - kindly note: Hotel Sea Breeze must consider other guest bookings which follow your stay and therefore, it might be necessary to ask you to move to another room - sometimes moving twice - depending on length of extended stay. We will do our very best to make you comfortable and happy with as little disruption as possible! “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end” ... 'Marigold Hotel' :) ... Kovalam
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4br apt. / condo
    Property description Lake Velliyani, waterfront apartments. Experience traditional Kerala life in this beautiful setting. Tranquil, unspoilt village location with easy access to beaches and all local amenities. Set on private road which ends at lake. As Ganesh Holiday Home is the last house on the road, there is no traffic other than vehicles used by our guests. No buildings obstruct the spectacular view of the lake, the surrounding lush tropical foliage, or the refreshing breeze. The ground floor apartment contains 2 large double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms, a living/ dining area and kitchen. The first floor apartment includes 2 spacious double bedroms, with ensuite bathrooms, a living/dining area and kitchen. All rooms have private balconies. The property can be rented as 2 separate units, with private entrances, or as one property for larger groups or families. The property can be rented for long periods, if wanted. Airport transfers included in price. On site driver with air-conditioned car wifi and ayurvedic treatment is available Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), ayurveda is an ancient medical science which was developed in India thousands of years ago. Believed to have been passed on to humans from the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved into what it is today from several ancient treatises, most notably Adharva Veda which dates back to five thousand years. The ancient Vedic literature by sages has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise. On site yoga is also available, mats provided. Services Offered:- Herbal Facials, Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Reflexology, Aroma Therapy, Skin Polishing (Weight Loss Programme), Oil Massage & Yoga Training. Our Specialities:- Using only fresh and first quality herbal products, Most hygenic centre, Specialized and experienced hands etc. Apartment 1 - Ground FloorBedrooms: two double bedrooms, double beds, with bedside tables, reading lamps, and ceiling fans. Built in lockable wardrobes. Each bedroom has a private, furnished balcony with an unobstructed lake view, ceiling fan, and outside lighting. Apartment 2 - First FloorBedrooms: two double bedrooms, double beds, bedside tables and reading lamps. a/c
    bungalow
    3br bungalow
      It is a new house located in trivandrum city..6 kms from Railway station and sree padmanabhaswamy temple..It is 10 kms from airport and kovalam The house is very clean and above 2000 sqfeet, It is in city but without the disturbances of roadside ..just near to sree krishna temple and karamana river.. The water is pure natural ground water and the air fresh.
      house
      3br house
        The Ananthapuri Homestay is conveniently located at Eanchakkal close to the International Airport and the proposed new inter district bus terminal in heart of the city. It is only 15 minutes away from the Railway Station, Technopark, KSRTC bus stand and Sri Padmabha Temple. The Government Secretariat, Kerala University, MLA Hostel, Accountant Generals Office, Zoo and Museum, are a short distance from this homestay. Kovalam beach is 30 min away. The property is 35 years old was refurbished in 2012 to be in tune with modern life style but retaining the old ethic charm and flavor. Guests are invited to enjoy many amenities, including airport transportation, free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms. For business travelers, this Homestay offers conveniences like spacious work desks and access to copy and fax services. Spacious Living cum dining room and a kitchen with amenities. In addition to standard amenities, all beautifully appointed guest rooms come equipped with air-conditioning. The convenient location, friendly customer service, affordable accommodations and charming interior d�cor make the Ananthapuri Home Stay the perfect homestay for anyone visiting Thiruvananthapuram The Ananthapuri Homestay is conveniently located at Eanchakkal close to the International Airport and the proposed new inter district bus terminal in heart of the city. It is only 15 minutes away from the Railway Station, Technopark, KSRTC bus stand and Sri Padmabha Te
        apt. / condo
        6br apt. / condo
        • Pets Allowed
        We are in Kovalam, renowned beach, situated very close to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala.Spacious Rooms. Neatly Furnished with beach view.Double occupancy rooms.4 rooms have air conditioners and ceiling fans while 2 rooms have ceiling fans.Car parking facility is available.Electricity back-up is available.Kitchen facility is available. VAZHAMUTTAM, VATTAPARA Swimming pool, gym and Ayurveda treatment packages are available at extra charges, on arrival
        b&b
        4br b&b
          Bedrooms: price per room is GBP 150 pound per week in off season and GBP 175 pound per week in the peak season.four double bedrooms, double beds, with bedside tables, reading lamps,air conditioner and ceiling fans. Built in lockable wardrobes. Each bedroom has a private, furnished balcony with an unobstructed lake view, ceiling fan and outside lighting. WiFi internet connection is also available... Bathrooms: en-suite tiled bathrooms to all bedrooms with shower, wash basin and WC. 24 hour hot water in showers provided by solar panel, water from private well. Electrical outlets in all bathrooms for shavers or hair-dryers. each rooms contain fridge. Cable TV with many English channels available. each rooms has air conditioner and ceiling fans. for airconditioned room etra 10 pound ayurvedic treatment is available.. Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), ayurveda is an ancient medical science which was developed in India thousands of years ago. Believed to have been passed on to humans from the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved into what it is today from several ancient treatises, most notably Adharva Veda which dates back to five thousand years. The ancient Vedic literature by sages has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise.
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          2br apt. / condo
            2 BHK fully furnished apartments for short stay. A/c. Refrigerator, gas, uninterrupted water and power. Fully equipped kitchen, Ample parking area.WiFi, Washing and ironing facilities Eco friendly atmosphere with a fruit yard, pond, Air port/railway station pick up and drop on request. Ideal people visiting Thiruvananthapuram for personal/official purposes. Atmosphere conducive for creative activities including writing. muttada and ambalamukku are equidistant from our building
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            3br apt. / condo
              We proudly offer you excellent fully furnished service apartment accommodation in Trivandrum city at an affordable price well suited with in your budget. You can experience the comfort of a luxury hotel suite at a far less price but with all the frills attached. Whether you are seeking a Family Vacation, a short visit, or simply an executive stay, you will find what you are looking for at My Travel Home. We are minutes away from the International Airport and very close to the Trivandrum Technopark . We welcome you to stay with us for a relaxing and comfortable experience! Very close to Veli tourist village and Beach, 10 min drive from International airport, 25 min drive to Kovalam.
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              2br apt. / condo
                Air conditioned furnished accommodation available in the heart of Trivandrum. Walkable distance to Train Station, Bus Terminal, Churches, Mosques, Temples. Shopping, Food, Movies, Markets etc:. The apartment has 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living area – fully furnished with king sized beds, fans, A/C, kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery, washing machine, fridge, tv/dvr, microwave, gas stove and appropriate furniture to make your stay comfortable. The apartment is located near Ayurveda College Jn, which is the heart of Trivandrum City.
                apt. / condo
                2br apt. / condo
                  Self contained 2 bedroom Apartment set in a quiet village location yet within easy walking distance, through tropical countryside of Kovalam's Lighthouse Beach (the apartment can also be let as 2 self contained studios)There is a light & airy sitting/dining area surrounded by palm trees, a fully equipped kitchen & a number of sit-outs & terraces for relaxing, yoga or sun-bathing.Both bedrooms have modern bathrooms with toilet, shower &hot; water.Bed linen & towels are provided as is maid service 4 times per week. The property is in a quiet village location, surrounded by tropical countryside yet only a short walk to the nearest beaches where you will find numerous restaurants, bars & gift shops. Local food shops, pharmacies etc are also within walking distance. Local transport is easily accessable & taxis or auto rickshaws are readily available for a modest cost. Trivandrum City & International Airport are approx 14 kms, Airport or Railwat Station pick-ups can be arranged on request.
                  villa
                  3br villa
                    The Ananthapuri Homestay is conveniently located at Eanchakkal close to the International Airport and the proposed new inter district bus terminal in heart of the city. It is only 15 minutes away from the Railway Station, Technopark, KSRTC bus stand and Sri Padmabha Temple. The Government Secretariat, Kerala University, MLA Hostel, Accountant Generals Office, Zoo and Museum, are a short distance from this homestay. Kovalam beach is 30 min away. The property is 35 years old was refurbished in 2012 to be in tune with modern life style but retaining the old ethic charm and flavor. Guests are invited to enjoy many amenities, including airport transportation, free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms. For business travelers, this Homestay offers conveniences like spacious work desks and access to copy and fax services. Spacious Living cum dining room and a kitchen with amenities. In addition to standard amenities, all beautifully appointed guest rooms come equipped with air-conditioning. The convenient location, friendly customer service, affordable accommodations and charming interior d�cor make the Ananthapuri Home Stay the perfect homestay for anyone visiting Thiruvananthapuram
                    b&b
                    9br b&b
                      We have 09 en suite rooms that we pride ourselves on keeping clean and fresh Each fan-cooled room features a private balcony, wardrobe, Refrigerator and a TV with cable channels. The attached bathroom has shower with free toiletries and 24 hrs running solar hot water Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout the property as well as a travel desk We offers luggage storage, currency exchange and car rental facilities. Guests can also avail of the in-house laundry facilities The beautiful Light House Beach is only a few steps away where you can relax, swim and sunbath all day, or if you prefer a swimming pool is available for your use in hotel next to us for a small charge It is 16 km from Trivandrum International / Domestic Airport as well as Trivandrum Central Railway / Bus station. Kovalam Bus Stand is 10 minutes walk away . While there is no restaurant at the hotel, the Bethel Restaurant is located just opposite the property.
                      villa
                      3br villa
                        The villa has 3 bedrooms with individual bathrooms and 2 large balconies and tiled terrace with sea view. The villa is located in a quiet secured village location with an elevated position overlooking a large pond with sea view. 3km from light house beach and 2km from Samudra beach. Transportation available just a phone call away to the beaches and shopping area either by auto rickshaw (max 3 person) with less than 3 $ one way or by taxi. Filtered water and solar water heater, Stain free bed sheets & towels
                        villa
                        1 review
                        2br villa
                          Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom single floor villa in Kovalam. Roof terrace and walled garden with numerous coconut and mango trees and banana plants. Set in a location close to the beach and local amenities. Short walk, 10 to 20 min to Lighthouse Beach. Nearest airport 14km Trivandrum International. Trivandrum 14km. Alleppey (5 hour drive) for houseboat trips on the backwaters. Cochin (5 hour drive) with Chinese fishing nets and Jews town. The Western Ghats (which can be incorporated with a trip to Alleppey/Cochin) is famous for its highest tea plantations in the world (Munnar) and cardamom/teak/rubber plantations. The villa located 15 to 20 minutes walk to light house beach, away from the beach crowd
                          chalet
                          1br chalet
                            Sea Breeze Chalet is in the popular beach resort of Kovalam, South Kerala. Accommodation includes breakfast. The Chalet is an en-suite room at Hotel Sea Breeze. It is the same as the other rooms in the hotel but attached at one side and therefore The Chalet has its own private entrance and sit-out. The Chalet is a nice little hideaway. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 60s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a two minute walk from Sea Breeze Chalet. Access is via little paths which wind round the coconut trees, past a number of interesting little shops and the beach is there. Sea Breeze Chalet is part of Hotel Sea Breeze. It has the same en-suite twin room as other rooms in the hotel. The difference is: Sea Breeze Chalet has its own entrance and private sit-out. Twin beds - or double. The bathroom consists of a wet-room shower plus toilet and wash basin. There are no other rooms inside this accommodation. Sea Breeze Chalet is far enough from the beach to avoid the hassle from beach vendors selling their wares. It is perfectly situated for a stroll to Lighthouse Beach and the many restaurants and gift shops. See reviews in photo section. Yoga, Ayurveda, Kalaripayattu can all be arranged on site - as can tours of the area. Check reviews for Hotel Sea Breeze on Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g311295-d2173350-Reviews-Hotel_Sea_Breeze-Kovalam_Kerala.html The Chalet is $22 night and sleeps one/two persons Tariff includes breakfast 10% discount for 28 nights or more Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gift shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still dont know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam, beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try surfing on the waves. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Details on YouTube can be found at Kalari at Hotel Sea Breeze - Kovalam - Kerala - India Ayurveda is available at Hotel Sea Breeze. Yoga is available at Hotel Sea Breeze. Kalaripayattu can be arranged. Talk to Guru Suresh - Kalari Instructor - he is an expert in Kalaripayattu. Guru Suresh will welcome you to Sea Breeze Chalet. Guests give good reviews of Sea Breeze Chalet. The accommodation is budget style in a convenient location. You will hear jungle noises from wild life in the nearby trees which can give a wonderful feeling of relaxation - the unforgettable sounds of India.
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                            Nice
                            1 review
                            2br apt. / condo
                              The property is set in a quiet village location with easy access to shops & public transport.. A short walk through tropical countryside will bring you to Kovalam's renowned Lighthouse beach with its many restaurants, bars & gift shops. Rickshaws & taxis operate at reasonable prices & tours to other parts of Kerala & beyond can be organised . Ayruvedic practitioners & a yoga master are available if required, as is the service of a local chef. The property is only 14 kms from the state capital, Trivandrum & its peaceful location makes an ideal retreat for dental & medical tourists undergoing treatment. Payment by bank transfer The property is set in a quiet village location with easy access to shops & public transport.. A short walk through tropical countryside will bring you to Kovalam's renowned Lighthouse beach with its many restaurants, bars & gift shops.
                              villa
                              Excellent
                              1 review
                              2br villa
                                Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom single floor villa in Kovalam. Roof terrace and walled garden with numerous coconut and mango trees and banana plants. Set in a location close to the beach and local amenities. Short walk, 10 to 20 min to Lighthouse Beach. Nearest airport 14km Trivandrum International. Trivandrum 14km. Alleppey (5 hour drive) for houseboat trips on the backwaters. Cochin (5 hour drive) with Chinese fishing nets and Jews town. The Western Ghats (which can be incorporated with a trip to Alleppey/Cochin) is famous for its highest tea plantations in the world (Munnar) and cardamom/teak/rubber plantations. Single floor, 2-Bed room A/c detached villa with roof terrace and walled garden. Set in a peaceful location close to the Light house beach Kovalam and local amenities.
                                house
                                Excellent
                                2 reviews
                                2br house
                                  Kerala Government Approved Home Stay. Situated amidst the lush green ambience and the sea, Gokulam Home Stay provides you a pleasant stay in God's Own Country. Gokulam is very near to the Light House Beach. Approx 3 minutes walk to beach. The crescent shaped beach has three parts. The southern most and the most popular is the Kovalam Light House Beach. Kovalam is one of the most developed tourist destinations of Kerala. Situated at just 14 km from Thiruvanathapuram, The Gokulam Home Stay & Apartment is situated near the Kovalam Light House Beach. Light house beach offers safe bathing in warm clear water. Lifeguards are stationed along the beach all year round. Facilities : • Fully Furnished • A/c and Non A/c.Bedrooms • Dining Room • Fully furnished Kitchen • Garden • We provide full home or room separately • 24 hours Hot and Cold water • DTH Facility • Free WiFi • 24 hours Power backup (Inverter) Rooms are spacious, clean and pleasantly decorated. The rooms are cleaned everyday. Laundry service provided on request at a reasonable rate. Ayurveda treatment, ayurvedic massage and yoga class available on request. Location – Situated close to the beach. Approx 3 minute walk takes you to the Lighthouse beach. As the home is not directly situated on the beach, it is quiet and peaceful. Evenings can be pleasantly spent. After watching a spectacular sunset at the beach, you can relax on the balcony. Or, if you desire, you can spend a few hours on the rooftop watching the magnificent sunset and the birds returning to roost. The natural beauty of this area – coconut palms swaying in the breeze, several types of birds singing, different trees and plants providing a green background – these will make your evenings magical. Make your holiday in Kovalam comfortable and pleasant by staying with us. Welcome to Gokulam. Location – Situated close to the beach. Approx 3 minute walk takes you to the Lighthouse beach. As the home is not directly situated on the beach, it is quiet and peaceful. Evenings can be pleasantly spent. After watching a spectacular sunset at the beach, you can relax on the balcony. Or, if you desire, you can spend a few hours on the rooftop watching the magnificent sunset and the birds returning to roost. The natural beauty of this area – coconut palms swaying in the breeze, several types of birds singing, different trees and plants providing a green background – these will make your evenings magical.
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                                  1br apt. / condo
                                    The apartment is located very close to the golden sandy Kovalam/Hawa beach (100 meters). It is ideal for long stays (or short stays) and houses the necessary amenities and is perfectly located close to all conveniences like laundry, super-market, grocery store, top sea-food restaurants, travel agents, Ayurveda massage places, money changers, local tour operators, etc. - Close to most conveniences - Secured for children especially the balcony - Air-conditioned room - Extra long beds - Big bathroom - Functional Kitchen with refrigerator - TV, broadband (WiFi) - Housekeeping Do you like to eat out everyday? If not you will love this ... For those evenings when you want to relax and make your own dinner, you have the convenience of your own private kitchen. This is perfect for those coming for long stays or ayurvedic treatments there may be dietary requirements and this would be perfect. The area around Kovalam is a very hot touristic spot among mostly Europeans. Life is good in Kovalam as we here from many guests, its because its calm water, shallow for children, good sea food - wide variety to choose from, fresh catch from the sea every day. There are life-guards along the coast and always alert especially when children are around. The locals don't speak much of English but would love to communicate as long as there is some interaction by words or actions. The top attractions: Kovalam beach and best sea food restaurants. - Best location close to convenience stores, sea-food restaurants - Extra long beds for those who are tall - over 2 meters - Clean place, quality and comfort - Helpful and co-operative staff Air-conditioned rooms with attached kitchen, private balcony and private shower + toilet
                                    b&b
                                    15br b&b
                                      Enjoy an unique and unforgettable Holiday - Our priority is the genuine care and comfort of our guest Located near famous Varkala Papanasam Beach & Cliff. Its location right near cliff makes possible an easy walk to the white sandy beach. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs and the beach is a haven for sun-bath and swimming. There are several small restaurants and shops near Helipad and around Papasnanam beach. Papanasam is also a perfect place to watch the sunset . AC TWIN ROOM- IRS2550/NIGHT, NON AC TWIN- IRS 1350/NIGHT, SPECIAL SUITE-IRS3800/NIGHT(max 6 persons) PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR CURRENT RATES AND SPECIAL PACKAGES ADDRESS KARTHIKA PLAZA TOURIST RESORT PUNNAMOODU PAPANASAM ROAD WACHER MUKKU VARKALA-KERALA- SOUTH INDIA LOCATED NEAR VARKALA BEACH Trip advisor Excellence Award Winning(2010 & 2012) Family Owned B&B/INN Dedicated To Ensure Excellent Value For Money. Calm and relaxed atmosphere surrounded by coconut palms and beautiful background of rich greenery. AC/Non Ac rooms with en suite bath and garden view. MOST HOSPITABLE AND SAFE FAMILY ACCOMMODATION. WE CAN ACCOMMODATE SINGLE, TWIN, FAMILY AND GROUP .
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                                      1br apt. / condo
                                        The apartment is located very close to the golden sandy Kovalam/Hawa beach (100 meters). It is ideal for long stays (or short stays) and houses the necessary amenities and is perfectly located close to all conveniences like laundry, super-market, grocery store, top sea-food restaurants, travel agents, Ayurveda massage places, money changers, local tour operators, etc.
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                                        1br apt. / condo
                                          The apartment is located very close to the golden sandy Kovalam/Hawa beach (100 meters). It is ideal for long stays (or short stays) and houses the necessary amenities and is perfectly located close to all conveniences like laundry, super-market, grocery store, top sea-food restaurants, travel agents, Ayurveda massage places, money changers, local tour operators, etc. - Close to most conveniences - Secured for children especially the balcony - Air-conditioned room - Extra long beds - Big bathroom - Functional Kitchen with refrigerator - TV, broadband (WiFi) - Housekeeping Do you like to eat out everyday? If not you will love this ...For those evenings when you want to relax and make your own dinner, you have the convenience of your own private kitchen. This is perfect for those coming for long stays or Ayurvedic treatments there may be dietary requirements and this would be perfect.
                                          cottage
                                          2br cottage
                                            The cottage is detached,with an out side garden to relax in, it is surrounded by a high wall which makes it very private, surrounded with tropical flora,a very relaxed atmosphere ,it has 2 double bed rooms,one with 2 singles beds,the other with a double ,kitchen,with large fridge,and small freezer, separate toilet,shower with hot & cold water, dinning area,& lounge with fat screen T.V, all nicely furnished, and very comfortable.also a built in safe. 20 minutes from the airport,,you also have a garden terrace roof to chill out on ,we also offer yoga,and beauty /massage treatments on the property.We can arrange trips,tours and outings,and recommend any places you might be thinking of visiting , also dental treatment, massage, Ayuvidic ,& optical out lets, with top of the range treatments at a fraction of the price you would pay normally .Walking a short distance takes you to all the beaches,supermarket,banks,ATM, post office,chemist, restaurants,& gift shops .With tropical weather all year round,what more do you need ! long stays over a month will get a discount. No hidden extras,every thing included. We are situated in a quite road,but within walking distance of everything,taxis and rickshaws can park up right out side the property,we have many beaches to choose from,restaurants in abundance for everyone's taste,from authentic to the region,to European,and vegetarian,with fresh fish& sea food straight from the sea.,you can watch the fishermen pulling in their nets,as they have done for hundreds of years. There are plenty of places to walk,or have a stroll, or enjoy a coffee in one of the many bars,and just people watch ,or go to the beach for a chill out day,and relax on a sun bed ,under a giant umbrella ,have a swim in the Arabian sea,meet new people,it has a very friendly atmosphere.
                                            bungalow
                                            3br bungalow
                                              safe&clean; house in ideal locality.Typical Homefood will be provided on request. Sight seeing guidance available with vehicle. Ayoorvedic health rejuvination arranged.Homley atmospear.It is goverment Tourism department approved GOLDClass homesta. Only two members of family staya. Cooking demonstration available. For longer stay retes negotiable Homestay B&B Cofortable safe stay for families.
                                              villa
                                              3br villa
                                                A three bedroom detached Villa with pool A Villa to Appeal to those wishing to see the rural Indian way of life a of theway from the hustle and bustle of the coastal Tourist town, yet still within near reach of the exellent sandy beaches and facilities of KOVALAM BEACH. Stroll around the VELLAYANI LAKE near the Village of KATTUKULAM and watch the villagers bathing in the lake, watering there animals and preparing their small fishing canoes for the next day. See the production of reed mats used to make the simple houses of the poorer villagers. See the tree climbers harvesting coconuts. The accommodation comprises a spcious Lounge with wellequipped kitchen.There are three double bedrooms with en-Suite bathrooms. There is a large roof terrace with hammocks and Swinging chaires. The lushgarden has spacious terraces with reclining wooden chairs surrounding the pool which is itself sheltered from falling coconuts! The Villa consists of two Units: 1)ground floor: 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,full equipped kitchen,livingroom,reclining chaires on the pool (from 30 GBP per day) 2)first floor:1 bedroom,1 bathroom,minikitchen,table with 2 chairs,2 hammocks,reclining chaires,and Swinging chaires (from 10 GBP/day the two Units can be boocked seperatly) Ask fore the Price!!! Special offers fore Long term stay at any time at Request !!! the Prices fore the 2 separate Units are:10 GBP a day fore the smale unit (2persons) and 30 GBP fore the big unit. (4 persons) Special offers fore Long term stay at any season!!!!! ask owner
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                                                3br apt. / condo
                                                  ST Bhavan homestay has 3 One bedroom apartments .Our St Bhavan home stay apartment is located near beach side. It is situated next door to Taj green cove Resort Kovalam( vivanta by Taj). All our apartments are equipped one double bed, A/C, caboard, TV with cable connection english channels are available, attached bathroom, with shower, towels and soap will be provided, dinning room with table and chairs, kitchen with fridge, gas stove etc. Internet\Wifi is provided free of cost.
                                                  b&b
                                                  Excellent
                                                  30 reviews
                                                  3br b&b
                                                    Little Paradise Home stay consists of three, one bedroom independent apartment, 600 meters away from Kovalam Beach. Each apartment has its own kitchen and a hall. Each bed room is Ac, well furnished with high quality mattresses 32 inch television, attached bathrooms,Hot(solar) and Cold water, balcony and the kitchen with fridge and necessary cooking vessels and a small dining. Each room is very spacious, The total space may come around 500 sq feet. The entire place is WiFi, fully protected from mosquitoes , a big terrace for doing yoga This has a village set up with modern facilities, surrounded by coconut tress and lush green scenery, full of variety of trees and other vegetations, traditional and semi modern fishing boats and fishing nets of the local fisher folks. We make arrangements for Social Tourism.
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                                                    7br b&b
                                                      AyurMana | A Dharma Ayurveda Centre for Advanced Healing is an exclusive Ayurveda Yoga Retreat perched on a hillock and spread across 2 acres of scenic hill country. The spacious cottages with large attached bath rooms and private veranda overlooking the mountains provide a comfortable stay in a serene ambience ideal for healing and relaxation. The Ayurveda Centre at AyurMana is widely recognized as the best in Kerala and offers a wide range of therapies and programs.
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                                                      9br b&b
                                                        Our aim is to make your stay with us an enjoyable and happy experience, one you will tell your friends and family about. Management and staff are here to help you, please let us know how we can make your holiday more special and memorable; we will do our best to achieve your request if possible. We have 9 rooms that we pride ourselves on keeping clean and fresh. Whilst we do not serve food the Bethel Restaurant just a few steps away from us will serve you breakfast at very competitive prices. You can have breakfast served in your room if you wish. The beautiful Light House Beach is only a few steps away where you can relax, swim and sunbath all day, or if you prefer a swimming pool is available for your use in hotel next to us for a small charge. All rooms are spacious, comfortable beds, shower and toilet. Hot water 24 hours a day from our solar water system, each room has its own private balcony with fan and outside light, where you can relax at any time. We pride ourselves on keeping our rooms clean and fresh This property in between Light House Beach, Hawah Beach & Eves Beach. Few steps from the beach, alley in. Kovalam has three beautiful beaches; Lighthouse, Eves and Kovalam. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930's. Come and see the beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The tropical sun acts so fast that one
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                                                          Beautiful 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartment ,Kumarapuram Junction Near Medical College, Trivandrum 2 Bedroom with Attached Bathroom Living & Dining Kitchen Balcony Proximity to Important Places 1 Km - Medical College (trivandrum) 2 Km - KIMS Hospital 4 KM - International Airport 4 KM - Secretariat 5 KM - Railway Station 5 KM - Veli Tourist Village 8 KM - Shankumagham Beach 18 KM - Kovalam Beach 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartment
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                                                          1br Chalet
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                                                          The SpaceSea Breeze Chalet is part of Hotel Sea Breeze. All Sea Breeze rooms are similar to this listing but Room 101 'The Chalet' is slightly separate to the rest of the hotel (joined at one side). The Chalet is an en-suite room with its own entrance and private sit-out. The accommodation sleeps two in singe beds or can be arranged as a double bed if preferred. Tariff is for the room not per person. DISCOUNTS FOR LONG TERM STAY Wi-Fi available Guest Rooms in Hotel Sea Breeze are set on three floors. Each room is fitted with a ceiling fan. Some other Sea Breeze rooms are also listed on this website. The calendar here records vacancies for only ROOM 101 (THE CHALET). Sea Breeze Chalet is in the popular resort of Lighthouse Beach - Kovalam - South Kerala. This region of Kerala is very like Goa and has been growing in size and popularity since the flower power days of the 1960s. Kovalam is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram – yes quite a mouthful! Even the locals generally call it Trivandrum. The Airport is in Trivandrum and so is the main Railway Station. Lighthouse Beach is a short walk from Hotel Sea Breeze – 2 or 3 minutes. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS ... Kovalam was initially a fishing village with beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees. Now, you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Benidorm. High rise accommodation has sprouted up everywhere as landowners try to attract the tourists. Some of these structures are illegal construction so the powers that be could, in theory, have them removed. However, India thrives on bribery from a few rupees to crores of rupees and Kovalam is no exception. While bribes continue to be paid, illegal buildings will stand. The likeness to Benidorm ends with the new high rise buildings as a quick scout around the area will confirm. The Indian people are not good at maintenance. ‘Build it and leave it’, seems to be the motto. This is partly due to the caste system which still pervades. There is an attitude of ‘its not my job’ – especially when it comes to cleaning toilets. They have yet to get a grip on that one! It is also partly due to the monsoon season which has to be experienced to appreciate how difficult it is to keep a respectable veneer on the buildings. The monsoon weather is relentless in its destructive powers - but fascinating to watch. It always surprises me how children wearing bright clean crisp school uniforms pop out from dingy buildings on their way to equally dingy schools. At the end of the day, still without a messy blob on them, the kids return home with happy smiling faces. India might have a space programme but it is backward in coming forward when it comes to creating and maintaining an infrastructure. Consequently, if you step off the mock Victorian promenade of Lighthouse Beach, you will quickly discover where the rubbish goes! Bottles are heaped up behind walls awaiting the Bottle Collector. This is a bi-product of tourism. Plastics and other ‘throw aways’ magically disappear in developed countries while India must burn or bury rubbish – or find another use for it. Generally nothing is wasted in India, hence the Bottle Collector will remove them - eventually. While on holiday in Goa, I tried to help by picking up the street rubbish around my accommodation and putting it in my room bin. It took a few days for me to realise, my host threw it back into the street each day! This will also be true of Kovalam, so do try to create as little waste as possible. Electricity supply all over India is somewhat erratic. They even have set times when the current will go off. This can be fun but not if you are in the shower in the dark and wondering where the towel might be! There are some very good solar power and wind up torches available now. Suggest you take one with you. Most of the water in Kovalam comes from wells. It is generally safe. These guys have been digging wells for hundreds of years. (The well digging caste of course!) They know what they are doing. However, taking care of tummies is always a good idea, otherwise the holiday could be spent on the toilet – or hovering over one if you dare to use the Indian squat version. Acidophilus tablets help keep the digestion in order. A bit like eating yogurt, acidophilus boosts the good bacteria which helps prevent ‘Delhi Belly’. Lighthouse Beach is lined with small restaurants and gift shops. The restaurants serve a wide variety of meals and snacks – Indian, Continental and Chinese. Also there are tailors who will stitch you an outfit to order - within hours. It is common practice to wander up and down the sea front promenade in the evenings. Strangely enough (and I still don’t know how the locals do this), they soon know who you are and where you are staying! Some restaurants have extraordinary long menus. They can be fun to read with such offers as ‘scream bled eggs’ and ‘shew heded roundels lossed in soya’! The first is no doubt scrambled eggs but the latter? Your guess is as good as mine! The days fishing catch (and sometimes yesterdays) is often displayed outside the restaurants to lure in customers. BEER – Most of us enjoy a beer on a hot summers day. In Kovalam, beer is available but it could arrive at your table in a tea pot – or the bottle might be wrapped in newspaper and placed under the table. Alcohol licences are very expensive in Kerala, no doubt controlled by gangsters and police. The restaurant owners resort to the good old bribe system and we must be thankful for that! The sand on the South Kerala beaches is black in parts – rather like the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. The beaches are well used. Some people are adventurous enough to try body surfing on the waves. Beware of strong currents in the waters off Lighthouse Beach. Unlike the rest of Kerala it is quite normal to sunbathe and swim wearing skimpy cossies. There was a time when Kerala men would bus in to see the half naked foreigners and their strange activities. Now they are used to such sights and will probably just try to sell you something. The popularity of Kovalam has partly grown around the availability of the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda and traditional medicines. There are many Ayurvedic practices within the resort. Certain standards have recently been stipulated for the running of such an establishment – but there are always those bribes – so do make sure you are not being massaged with old cooking oil. Yoga is also very popular and many studios can be found in and around Kovalam. Tuition in Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) can also be found, though only a basic grounding can be expected during a short holiday. It takes years of dedication to become expert. Details on You Tube can be found at Kalari at Hotel Sea Breeze - Kovalam - Kerala - India Hotel Sea Breeze can arrange Ayurveda, Yoga and Kalaripayattu. Talk to Guru Suresh - Kalari Instructor. He is an expert in Ayurveda and Kalaripayattu. Yoga will be available daily from January 2017 - with English Yoga Instructor Jon. As a course: 4x two hour lessons + an additional teaching summarising the history and philosophy of yoga plus a personal practice plan to take away: Rs2000 per person. If you tire of the beach, Trivandrum is a good place for a day out. Thirteen kilometres from Kovalam, - buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws will get you there. Shopping is good and lots to see and do. Ten kilometres from Kovalam is the Valiyathura Pier. Here the fishermen cast their boats into the water and then dive in after them. The 214m long pier offers magnificent views of the coast. Visitors to South Kerala must try to see Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). This is the southern-most tip of mainland India. It is suggested that there once existed a continent called Kumari Kandam to the south of Kanyakumari, often compared with Lemuria. This journey can include a visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. The palace was constructed around 1601. It is one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture. Very nice – recommend it. A stay at Sea Breeze Chalet gives you a comfortable bed in a convenient location - budget style. You will hear jungle noises from wild life in the nearby trees which can give a wonderful feeling of relaxation - the unforgettable sounds of India. Guest AccessGuests using Sea Breeze Chalet have access to the roof space where they can relax with a cup of chai - or practice yoga. Lighthouse Beach is a two minute stroll from Sea Breeze Chalet. Interaction with GuestsGuests can ask me questions about Kerala, India, Flights etc. I shall try to answer. I am in UK. It is unlikely that I shall be in Kovalam taking up space in this busy resort! Co-Owner Suresh will probably be there. Wi-Fi available. The NeighborhoodKovalam is a popular resort bustling with tourists from all over the world. The beaches are full of interesting people enjoying the Kerala sun and gossiping in the promenade restaurants. That's the way it is during the main tourist season October to April. In monsoon, the sea rages, most tourists disappear and it is hard to even see a glimpse of the beach. For those who choose to stay, Kovalam in monsoon is an ideal location to get away from it all, watch and listen to the rain, enjoy the odd sunny days and catch up with thoughts. Getting AroundAuto-rickshaws are readily available from Lighthouse Road. Hire a local car with driver. Other Things to NoteAfter experiencing the wonderful hospitality of Hotel Sea Breeze, you might choose to extend your stay. Nothing we would like more! BUT - kindly note: Hotel Sea Breeze must consider other guest bookings which follow your stay and therefore, it might be necessary to ask you to move to another room - sometimes moving twice - depending on length of extended stay. We will do our very best to make you comfortable and happy with as little disruption as possible! “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end” ... Marigold Hotel ... Kovalam :)