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Greater Noida, India
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent family-run homestay- Sylvia, the 'Admin', her brother, Giles, the organiser of everything, and his wife, Elsy, the cheerful and gracious provider of yummy Kerala breakfasts. At least that is how I saw them during my almost 2-week long stay at their beautiful home(stay). Everything runs smoothly here and everything is 'spick and 'span'. I find all rooms to... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this overwhelmingly warm review of your stay at Graceful ... you bowled us over with your lavish praise and we are since recovering! Obviously this means we can't sit back on our laurels & lap up all the compliments coming our way. Now we have to work even harder to maintain and improve our standard.... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at Graceful for the 3rd time in one year. The staff welcomed me with open arms. The booking, check in and check out processes were smooth. The room and grounds were well maintained. The breakfasts were delicious. The laundry was well do done. It was a hectic week but the staff was always helpful, patient and kind.... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

You said it! You've stayed with us so often now, that even we feel we are part of your extended family. It was wonderful to have you in our midst again, albeit for a shorter spell this time as you travelled the length and breadth of India. Thank you for assuring us that we continue to maintain the high quality... More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely homestay. Clean, very comfortable and beautiful house. Giles is a wonderful host and very attentive to his guests. I would recommend anyone coming to Trivandrum to stay in this lovely house. Great breakfast also included!!

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this lovely review of your recent stay at Graceful with your friends. We are pleased that the stay was pleasant and comfortable and that you enjoyed the attentive hospitality and the taste of the local cuisine at breakfast. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful and we look forward to hosting you again in... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many people, Graceful Homestay might well be the first and last place they stay whilst in India, given that many fly to and from Trivendrum airport. If that is the case, they will find themselves in a marvellous location with lovely rooms that really tempt you stay longer. The oweners really couldn't be better in terms of welcoming you,... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for an objective review of your stay at Graceful. We feel humbled by your observations about our location, rooms and hospitality. We are pleased that you felt at home enough to want to stay longer. Yes, it is the ideal location for chilling out when you fly into and out of Trivandrum. Thank you for choosing... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my 1 week stay at Graceful late June. I had just finished a 10 day silent meditation course and really appreciated the peace and tranquility the home provided. I was also the only guest for the duration of my stay and this allowed me to adjust easily back into normality. Giles, Elsie and Sylvia were fabulous hosts.... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for the warm review of your recent stay at Graceful. We are happy to know that the peaceful & tranquil ambience of our home stay provided the meditative continuity to your 10 day silent retreat to enable you to make a slow transition back into the hustle & bustle of the real world. Elsie is delighted that you... More 

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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had been to Trivandrum with family consisting of 4 adults and 3 children. The stay in the homestay was very pleasant with clean rooms and bathrooms. The Management team were very accomodative. The breakfast which was included was amazing. We got to eat some authetic Kerala cuisine. Ms. Sylvia and Mr and Mrs Giles are wonderful people. I thank... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a lovely review of your recent stay at Graceful. It was a pleasure for us to host you & your family and ensure that you were comfortable & treated to true Keralian hospitality with traditional breakfast. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay thoroughly. We look forward to another visit the next time... More 

Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is a quintessential Homestay ! We typically prefer homestays for our family vacations. Graceful homestay has more than fulfilled our expectations. The hosts made us feel very much at home with their warmth and friendliness. Due to the delay in our flight, we reached at an unearthly hour but they were ready for us without expressing any discomfort. We... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for the warm & lovely review of your recent stay at Graceful. Our regular communication before your arrival helped us understand your requirements & prepare ourselves accordingly. We are happy you & your other family members enjoyed the traditional Kerala breakfast & also the comfortable ambience of the Home Stay. A pity that it turned out to be... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights and would 100% recommend it. The homestay is set in a lovely garden compound and our room was beautiful with a huge terrace looking out over coconut trees. The room was cool and comfortable. Giles is a charming host and full information & good stories and his wife cooks delicious local... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Many thanks for a lovely & warm review of your recent stay at Graceful. Delighted to know that you enjoyed Giles' company and his wife's breakfast as well as the general ambience of Graceful in the midst of nature. As always, it is a pleasure to host people and provide them with a feeling of a home away from home... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Beautiful place, lovely friendly landlord and caretakers who do their best to help out. Tasty meals. Clean and comfortable rooms. In the city so easy to access transport or restaurants etc. Recommend thoroughly. Ideal for single person or family to stay at.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. This was your second time with us so it goes without saying that your earlier stay was very pleasant which warranted a second visit to Graceful. Thank you for your kind words. We feel humbled & motivated to do better. Wishing you all the very best in the months ahead! More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

...in a great garden, with lovely person... We had a very nice time here. Nice rooms with terrace and view on the trees. Local homemade breakfast. Everything here is perfect for a very nice time in Kerala. Veejay is a very cool riksha driver, for a nice exploration of Trivandrum.

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Thank you very much for a positive review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you loved the ambience, the rooms, hospitality & service. Vijay is delighted to know that he is called a "cool rickshaw driver". We can't seem to wipe that grin off his face!!! Thank you again for choosing Graceful Hospitality as your holiday hideout... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Graceful Home-stay is located within a four and half acre compound within city limits yet far from the noise & bustle of the city. One can enjoy natural beauty at its best because of the garden, trees, and birds that abound within this area. From the Upper Double room one can get a spectacular view of the valley below, a glimpse of the Arabian Sea on the horizon and glorious sunsets. Each of the rooms is located on a separate floor and has its own special features in terms of extra space (verandah/balcony) and provides not only privacy but also a clean and cozy atmosphere. Guests also have access to the other general parts of our premises and facilities (main veranda, living room, dining room, kitchen & grounds). Graceful Home-stay provides a very peaceful and serene atmosphere both internally and externally. Since the house was constructed to reflect an open personality and to take advantage of God-given natural light and fresh air, at present our rooms are not air conditioned. Other means of cooling like fans and air coolers are provided in all rooms. Since this is a "Bed & Breakfast" establishment, with the room rent a complimentary continental breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00 am which also includes a taste of the local cuisine. For lunch and dinner, guests are encouraged to try out the local eateries which cater to a variety of taste and pocket! Some of these restaurants also provide free home delivery. At Graceful a home-cooked meal (lunch or dinner) can be served but only on advance request by breakfast time for a non vegetarian (chicken or fish) or a vegetarian meal. Within a 2 minute walk from the Home Stay, there is an ayurveda center which provides excellent rejuvenating massages at reasonable cost. They offer a special rate for guests from Graceful Home Stay. Likewise, there is also a small but well established beauty parlor within a 5 minute walk which undertakes facials, pedicures, manicures, hair treatments, etc. At reasonable cost. Graceful Home Stay is also located within a 2 km radius of 6 multi-speciality hospitals, diagnostic centers, dental clinics, supermarkets, etc. For local sight-seeing and extensive shopping one needs to go downtown about 5-6 kms away and easily accessible by local buses and tuk-tuks. We have on call a few reliable, English speaking tuk-tuk drivers which many of our guests have used and been happy with. Central & State taxes are extra charges and tax rates are subject to change in the new financial year as per Government legislation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graceful Homestay

Address: Philips Hill Hill Park Avenue | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: $30 - $2,130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Graceful Homestay Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Graceful Homestay Kerala, India
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“They're all good!”
 of 5 bubbles PhilThomasTrumpet, Mar 4, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the second floor room; it had a private balcony. Simply lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles NaliniM, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“One of the two with a balcony looking over the garden”
 of 5 bubbles DaleM578, Feb 13, 2016 | Read review
“we had a room with a balcony nearby it was very private.”
 of 5 bubbles bicyclingmad, Feb 13, 2016 | Read review
“Suites are great value and offer some extra space. Upper suite also offers stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles HVHDJD, Dec 14, 2015 | Read review
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