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“Location is breathtaking” 3 of 5 stars
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Summer House Holiday Home
Near Thirumullavaram Beach | near Thirumullawaram Beach,, Kollam 691012, India   |  
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Ranked #7 of 31 Kollam B&B and Inns
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12 hotel reviews
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“Location is breathtaking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Wonderful host with gorgeous scenery and great food
But sorry the rooms are decrepit and this is a location for only the very young willing to really rough it
Sheets and towels are very old
No hot water and broken toilet seats
AC doesn't work but there is good sea breeze
10 minute walk to nearest bus stop and not near any other businesses or restaurants

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here two nights and had a wonderful relaxing experience. The room was large, basic but really fine- open at the top so you could hear the sea all night. Mosquito repellent is a must, but they did provide coils and a net. It was excellent value for money, we were welcomed into the family celebration in the evening with gorgeous sea food and taken to the fish market in the early morning which was a real highlight of India so far!! Beautiful views of the sea and kites, we were the only visitors at the time so we were left to our own devices but it was just what we were after- a real difference from the city of Kollam...

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodstock, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I stayed in this simple cottage by the sea for two weeks. It is located at the end of lovely Keralan lane close by a very active temple. During my stay 18 elephants participated in an important festival.
The owner, Mr Shashi, is very helpful. He is a retired Fisheries official who now owns a very good seafood restaurant. For a very modest price a fine meal will be delivered, piping hot, by bicycle! Mr. Shashi also took me with him when buying fish at the famous fishing docks- a great morning it was.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Go to Summer House if you want to be left alone and want to reflect on life and deep existential questions, or to write a book!

Also go if you want really nice views of the ocean (not a swimming spot), cheap, basic acco. This is not very convenient if you want to take a backwater tour, its quite a ride to the tour-head given the insane Kerala traffic!

To make up for all that, Mr. Shashi, who owns a seafood restaurant in town will put out an impressive spread of seafood - prawns, mussels and fish cooked in a hybrid Kerala-continental style, very tasty. Servings are healthy-sized! Alky is also available on request :)

Make sure to carry mosquito repellant cream and coil, you will need them during the night. Get the attendant to install mosquito nets over your bed, else you'll be skeeter feed!

Enjoy

Room Tip: Call well in advance and get Cottage No. 3 which is closest to the water.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

We are two well-travelled Australian women who have visited India 9 times between the two of us and we've never been anywhere remotely like this before in our lives! In a tropical setting, certainly is 'away from it all', requiring either a decent walk to the local bus stop or a jeep ride into town from the manager. Yes, you can sit on your verandah or in a couple of deck chairs and gaze out over the beautiful Arabian Sea, but there's no beach to walk on or swim in for miles and nothing much else to do.

Everything is clean and the big rooms have mosquito-nets and quite good bathrooms and although warm water from the showers is rare, it doesn't matter much because it's so darned hot and humid here that cold showers are a relief.

The accommodation consists of one large building divided by paper-thin walls which don't reach the roof so private conversations with your travelling companion are conducted in whispers or pen and paper! If you don't get it clear from the beginning, you will find that the rooms with a sea view cost twice as much as the room behind you, and don't make the mistake of thinking you've got a great deal if you and your companion are offered a room each on arrival! Your bill will be doubled.

Electric power (and therefore, cooling from the rickety fans) disappears quite early in the morning. It may return for an hour late in the afternoon, but it will vanish again until bedtime, leaving you to eat dinner with strangers (no choice about this) by candle-light. If you grumble and ask questions about this you will hear that this is due to a blackout. After a day or so you will notice that these 'blackouts' are localised to your accommodation building, yet the fridge still works. If you want a light to read by after dinner, throw a tantrum.

There is no menu but the food is good with a seafood banquet every night. A variety of interesting morsels comes in individual plastic bags to be shared by everyone present.

Room Tip: Best views at the front; best price at the rear.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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east of kailash,new delhi India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

we visited summer house in november 2008 for a holiday
it is a beautiful place to visit
surrounded by back waters of kerela
best place for those who like to stay at a place with a sea view fro the room
it has all the facilities with good night life
it has its own restaurant
just 4 km from kollam railway station

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Summer House Holiday Home

Address: Near Thirumullavaram Beach | near Thirumullawaram Beach,, Kollam 691012, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kollam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Kollam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer House Holiday Home is a Government Approved Accommodation at Kollam near Thirumullawaram Beach with 'Gold House' Certification. Our details are available in the esteemed tour guide 'Rough Guide' south india edition.You can take pleasure of the complete privacy with nature, best homely atmosphere, with fabulous sea view. Accommodation is placed near to Sandy Thirumullawaram beach in a picturesque point. We have taken our guests away from the stress of everyday life and created a relaxing and fun vacation. We invite you to stay and taste the traditional cuisine with the emphasis on seafood. We also provide ayurvedic treatment on request.Accommodation includes 3 houses with distinct tone, ambiance and enough privacy. You can enjoy the best hospitality at a cheaper price. ... more   less 
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