You choose Ginger because you don’t like surprises. You know what to expect even before you arrive: the lobby, the café, the restaurant, the rooms, the colors, everything. You also want value for money and you want to focus on things that matter. If you expected anything else or different then you may be disappointed.
So Ginger Trivandrum is as good as those in other cities. Downside is that it is far away from the city. I knew this but took solace in the fact that the airport was near, to catch my 8 AM flight, allowing to sleep till 6 AM. But my bus ride from hotel to Trivandrum city was more than half an hour and suddenly I wish I had booked a city hotel because it was eating away my time for sight seeing and exploring. Also after spending the day and eating in good restaurant when we started off to return to the hotel it took us nearly two hours to get a bus from bus stand near Padmanabhswamy temple. And it was only 7 PM. May be it was a bad day. But it is well understood that buses for distant/outskirt areas are lesser in early morning and late evening.
The breakfast had fewer options comparing to what I had in Ginger Goa. The usual bread, butter, jam, Idli Sambhar. And when I said I’m leaving at 6:30 AM to catch the flight they said breakfast starts only after 7:30 AM. I couldn’t help but ask the guy if they never had any visitors catching 8 AM flights and wanting breakfast at 6:30 or 7 AM, after all it’s not that early, especially when you are business hotel. The guy simply said No. I had to start my day with a cold 30 rupees medu vada a piece at the airport!
So if you are tourist for one or two days of stay in Trivandrum then you don’t want to waste your time waiting for and traveling in buses by staying at Ginger (unless you are one of those who always travel in taxi or auto-rickshaw). I’m sure even the hotel doesn’t target tourists as their main customers; it is rather the corporate offices in and around the Techno Park that they cater to primarily. But if you are there for 4-5 days at leisure, you won’t mind traveling to city and back because you got enough time in hand to explore the city and surrounding areas.
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