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Hotel Rockholm

Light House Road | Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695521, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Abington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Poor old hotel is a bit shabby but the location is fabulous! The locks on the doors were good, old but good. I felt reasonably safe here given the rape situation in India. Always a concern for white women travelling alone. I loved the Arabian Sea crashing on the rocks below my room. There's not a whole lot to do... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I have first to confess that we haven't stayed at the Rockholm but in rooms right next to it but have been coming for breakfast, lunch or dinner on its terrifically located terrace for ten years now on and off. No-one could fail to be impressed by its location. In bustling Kovalam, the Rockholm is a peaceful sanctuary tucked away... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was our 3rd stay at the Rockholm and as before, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We stayed for 6 days and didn't want to leave. The hotel location is great overlooking the rocks and beach, the room was clean and food in the restaurant excellent. The hotel arranged transfers for us and everything worked perfectly. My thanks to Roger and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed there for five days. It was a sea facing room, the waves beats the shore and you can hear it from the room.the scenic view was beautiful. There is a feel of isolation which is enthralling. Room was clean as well the bathroom. The hotel people are just great, they are friendly always helping you and making your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We found this place, quite by accident, on a day when the power was out in the entire area for most of the day. We had checked into another hotel, which we believed would take credit card payment for the room. When it turned out they couldn't, we had to relocate. Since we had ordered food from the Rockholm, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Old world charm still remains. From the first time in 1982 till date, time has stood still in this homely heaven. The place, most of the people, and the food... Incomparable. Be it a weekend getaway or a long weekend or an extended vacation. One has got to experience it to believe it. The only thing that keeps changing by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Rockholm is not a luxury hotel, but the location and the ambience cannot be praised enough. I have been coming to Kovalam for 20 years and this is by far the place I would chose to stay again. It small enough to have a very personal charm while big enough to ensure you have the privacy you want. Ot's great... More 

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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

First of all this hotel is in Kovalam, not in Trivandrum. The hotel deserves the excellent rating considering its location only. It is just over the cliff of Arabian Sea and taking breakfast in the lawn gives you a hundred eighty degree view of the ocean. We were staying in the penthouse. The view from there is simply awesome and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

First of all Freddie at the reception is a really nice guy. He was very helpful and chatty. He even got us a taxi to Kumarakom. This hotel is not like western hotels. The ac is old but works. They don't have television but why would you need a TV while on vacation in Kovalam. They do have a fridge.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Staff all very helpful. Rooms were pretty good. Hot shower. A few seats and a tele and fridge. Great balcony overlooking an absolutely stunning view of the sea and the rocks. They offer washing clothes facilities and money changing. Restaurant was good. Stayed with 20 others and no complaints!

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