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Varikatt Heritage

Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695001, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We arrived very late at night and Roy the host was very accommodating with our late arrival. Unfortunately the rooms were not worth anywhere near the 5000 and 6000 rupees that we were charged. They were very very basic, lacked any heritage character at all. We had 3 double rooms and only 1 bottle of water per double was provided.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is much cosier and quirkier than it sounds in its Trip Advisor description! The rooms are cool and tasteful - we had our best night's sleep in India in them. The interior of the home is filled with antiques, all with a different story. The garden around the house provides a tranquil setting despite being in a great... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My husband, myself and a friend stayed here for two nights in November 2015 and had the best time. We immediately felt right at home. The owner, Roy, arranged for a cab to meet us at the airport, which was very helpful. Upon arrival at the house, we were greeted with chai and Indian sweets. The house is conveniently located... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The owner Roy makes this place. His helpfulness goes beyond expectations. A tour of his small garden and orchids is a plus if you like plants. Room is cozy though wifi and electricity cut off several times. Furnishings in common space are beautiful. Breakfast changes everyday and is fresh and tasty.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The staff at this guesthouse was incredibly nice and helpful, as was the owner. The rooms were spacious but could have been better for the price. The breakfast was not good and I would recommend maybe eating elsewhere if you're staying here. There was free wi-fi in the rooms which was great, but we did have to keep asking the... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Colonel Roy and his staff made us so welcome to his bungalow, in spite of the 5am arrival ! The rooms are spacious and have some fine antique furniture. Air conditioning is available if required. I found the bed a little hard for my liking, but got use to it. The home cooking is a must do. Roy was especially... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The owner, Roy, and his staff are warm and welcoming. Molly's cooking is delicious and Anil is eager to please. The heritage house is very interesting and comfortable. It is situated in a great position for exploring and shopping.Our stay was short, very sweet and most memorable. I would love to stay longer next time as it's completely charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Staying with Colonel Roy in his lovely home was such a highlight for us. Make sure you take time to have a home-cooked dinner with him and get him to tell you one of his terrific stories. Great host and excellent experience. Forget the bland hotel, and book a few nights here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Colonel Roy was an awesome host. Anil, Molly and Roy made our stay so peaceful and introduced us to a side of Trivandrum we weren't aware of. The food was amazing and Roy's garden full of orchids was so beautiful. Thanks Roy! We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped with Roy for five days, his beautifull home is in the middle of town perfectley placed for all the sights. Ask him to sort your taxi and and any thing else you need and he will be only to pleased to offer help and advice. The rooms are large and airy with a fridge, Roy will also sell... More 

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