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Greenshore Apartments
Lighthouse Road, Kovalam 695521, India   |  
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Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Kovalam
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent 3 separate lots of a couple of nights here in January and wouldn't hesitate in making it a permanent base for a longer holiday in Kerala. The rooms were clean and comfortable (Indian beds are a lot firmer than British). The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We left a £1000 a week, luxury (supposedly) villa, to stay here. We could have saved a fortune. Can't rate the place highly enough. 100 stars

Sharon Cracknell

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bhilwara, India
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27 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for two nights. We stayed on the second floor. The place is neat, we really enjoyed the huge balcony we had to chill out in the evening. I'll probably come back. The location is perfect.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed for four nights in February 2014, after making arrangements online with Ian.
Ian and Lynne and all their staff were welcoming and friendly, and could not have done more to make our stay comfortable and pleasant.
Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and equipped with both fan and aircon.
Bedding and towels were changed daily.
We enjoyed tea on the top floor terrace, which had views over Lighthouse Beach and the ocean as well as nesting crows in a nearby coconut tree!
Our transfers to and from the airport were arranged for us by Ian with a local driver (paid by us), whose aircondtioned vehicle was welcome!
Greenshore's location was ideal, being quieter than behind the beach and an easy walk after dinner. Lynne's carrot cake was sensational.....

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IMK24, Owner at Greenshore Apartments, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Hello GloucesterTim

Many thanks for your positive review, carrot cake recipe should be with you shortly.

Regards

Ian
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Been to Kovalam in the 2nd week on February. Had been in touch with Ian through mails for the booking and stuff. He made it all that very easy and our room was booked after the customary token advance was paid. we got a room in the top floor having a view of the lighthouse beach in one side and the gusty Ocean on the other.
Our room was nice and clean. Bathroom in particular was very neat. The support staffs were very helpful and courteous. They(Nas, Niaz and Sindhu) helped us a lot when our baby got ill. Thank you all for the help and affection. It was more like staying at Home away from Home.
Most Memorable time: having breakfast in the terrace with the great view and sleeping at night with the sound of waves and nice sea breeze.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for friendly, clean accommodation near to the beaches and restaurants and were not disappointed in any respect. The Greenshore staff made our stay a very happy one.

We were greeted at the airport by Sumi, a friendly driver arranged by the owners Ian and Lynne, and from the moment of our arrival we were made to feel at home by the staff and friendly atmosphere at Greenshore.

The apartment was kept immaculately clean, with bedding and towels changed daily, and the whole room smelt clean and fresh. The staff Noushad, Naz and Sindhu are very helpful, polite and friendly and go out of their way to assist usefully, from getting an Indian sim card, to making coffee or breakfast on the roof terrace, where you can sit in the open and enjoy views of the lighthouse and beach.

Ian and Lynne went out of their way to offer helpful assistance and advice when needed, or stopped for a friendly chat to share their local knowledge.

Would we go there again? Yes, we certainly would. We had a wonderfully relaxing time, and felt part of the family. We're missing it already - especially Missy the friendly dog!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed at this great property last year , returning with our friends in February for a week.
There are four rooms , two on the first floor and two on the second with sea views . The second floor rooms are a must with great views .

The rooms are big and airy with a lovely sea breeze keeping down the temperatures in the evening . The rooms our cleaned daily , sheets and towels also daily .

The big plus about the Greenshore is the friendliness and helpfulness of staff , who are always available with a smile .

Would definitely return again

Only minor niggle is the very slow intermittent connection to wifi . The single is stronger on the first floor where the router is based . Not a big problem as most cafés have free access

Room Tip: 2nd floor have sea view rooms
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed at this excellent little guesthouse for three weeks in January 2014. It's quiet and well located, just minutes walk away from two beaches. Our room was clean, spacious, bright and airy with a sunny balcony and a view of palm trees and the beach. The room was cleaned every day and bed linen and towels changed daily. Breakfast is additional and is taken on the roof terrace with the view of the beach. Perhaps the nicest thing was the three Indian staff, Noshan, Naz and Sindhu. They were smiley and friendly and seemed to pop up whenever we wanted them to make us a cup of tea or arrange for some laundry to be done. If we ever go back to Kerala we will certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor have a balcony with a view of the beach and the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IMK24, Owner at Greenshore Apartments, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hello maxwellanderson

Many thanks for your positive review, I can only apologies for the internet connection which is beyond our control.

We have along with other users customers of Asianet experienced internet connection issues and have been in contact with the ISP on a virtually daily basis to resolve this matter even taking on a more expensive package promising better download speeds to no avail.

Unfortunately Asianet broadband has the monopoly on cable operators within Kovalam but fail to provide the service.


Regards

Ian Knox

Owner Greenshore apartments Kovalam
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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kovalam 695521, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kovalam
#8 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small family-run hotel near to two of India's world-renowned beaches. ... more   less 
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