My husband and I stayed here for one night in 2009. On this occasion the a/c room was fairly acceptable and as the details were on my email contacts list, I fired a quick email to them for a one night stay before flying to Bangalore the next day.
Once checked in and entering the building it is obvious that this hotel is obsolete and very tired. The whole place had an aura of second rate desperation.
The room to which we were allocated was long outdated. The air conditioning system, which we paid extra for, was all but useless. An antiquated unit set into the outside wall at waist height, had gaps all around the edge which showed daylight through. At night the unit was as noisy as a jet engine so we turned it off and made do with the fan. The shelf onto which the television was sitting had been dusted only across the front, the sides and back had dust so thick I shouldn't think it had ever been touched with a duster.
Beds were not too bad, the linen which a previous reviewer mentioned to be dirty, was OK. But it was the wall to which one of the beds were pushed up against that drew our attention, the dirty marks on the paintwork looked very dubious!
The shower room left a lot to be desired. Again, very old sanitary ware.The tap needed a plumber to fix the badly dripping tap. A bucket had been put under it but we quickly took it this away because once there was a couple of inches of water in it, the dripping sounded like Chinese torture! THE BEST THING WAS THE THICK FLUFFY WHITER THAN WHITE TOWELS!
Restaurant, no complaints here. We had lunch and dinner, service and food together with prices were great. While we were dining we could see that people came in from outside to eat. It is worth mentioning that this is Kerala, and as such no alcohol licence, so only water and soft drinks with the meal. This did not detract from our overall enjoyment of the mealtime.
We were on the first floor facing the front. It was a Sunday night and immediately outside our window groups of locals were running motorbikes, reving them loudly till past midnight.
We did a recce at neighbouring hotels and saw two or three nearby, Will try them next time we pass through.
- Also Known As:
- Regency Thiruvananthapuram Trivandrum
- Hotel Regency Kerala, India