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West Midlands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 melzed
Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend this house for all the facilities and the wonderful family who were a great host!! Its well secured and maintained nicely. The family was kind to provide us with Burner and cylinder to do the cooking which was important for us.

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Thank Shiju M
Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a positive review of your stay at Graceful. Yours was a special case as you needed more privacy, independence & special cooking facilities and we are pleased that we could meet those requirements in our ancestral home located adjacent to the main Home Stay. We are also happy to know that you valued the security... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I stayed at Graceful Homestay for one night in April, before departing from the airport the next day - it is very close to the airport though amazingly I never heard any plane noise. From the centre of Trivandrum it's a 90 rupee auto ride - the directions provided were perfect and the driver immediately knew the Homestay. It is... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

What a warm review of your 1 night stay at Graceful! We are pleased you loved the ambience, the rooms, hospitality & service. Graceful is in a great location ... within city limits yet far from the hustle & bustle of everyday city life. Yes, Giles is special in that he is a storehouse of information & very good at... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our short stay at the aptly named Graceful Homestay. The home and surrounding landscaping are lovely. Everything was neat and clean. The location at the top of a hill in residential area provides a refuge of peace and quite but is just a short walk to a main street and restaurants. The breakfast served at... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a warm & lovely review of your short stay at Graceful. Sorry about the lack of air conditioning but the open architecture of the building makes it a little difficult to install effective air conditioning. But the good news is that we recently included new air coolers in each unit in addition to the fan... More 

Xico, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Giles, with his wife and sister go the extra mile to help guests. Had our first Indian breakfast here and Giles' wife cooked a vegetarian dinner that was outstanding. Everything was clean and neat but March heat was uncomfortable. There is no air conditioning so check the season you're visiting Kerala.

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Thank FlutistCPA
Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review despite the March heat that you experienced. As you would have noticed our house is constructed in "too open" a fashion which precludes effective air conditioning. Plus the Trivandrum humidity just adds to the discomfort. The up-side is that one is able to avoid health issues due to sudden change in temperature from the... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Over the last seven years my wife and I have often required accommodation close to Trivandrum Airport. We were looking for somewhere clean, moderately priced and run by trustworthy people. Graceful Homestay looked ideal but was often fully booked. Eventually our luck changed and we were able to stay with our hosts the Francis family who combine their energies to... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

What a pleasant surprise to receive such a wonderful review from you of your stay at Graceful. As I always say, with the numerous times you have stayed with us, you are now "family" and so it is always a pleasure for us to welcome you with open arms so that you can enjoy some quality time away from neighbouring... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Sylvia, Giles and his wife could not have done more to be helpful and welcoming. This was a peaceful haven, the breakfasts excellent, and my only regret that I didn't manage to make it for dinner here too!

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for scoring us so high with your brief but glowing review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that in your opinion the Home Stay did "live up to its name and its good reputation" in all aspects. Providing a helpful & welcoming atmosphere which is enhanced by the peaceful & natural ambiance of Graceful goes a... More 

PUNE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I had one of the most comfortable stays ever at Graceful Homestay. The team of Giles, Elsie and Sylvia... each with their own unique competencies went out of their way to address every need to make my stay really memorable. The place is cleaner than clean and the hosts envelope you in their warmth. I also met some of the... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this heart-warming review of your long stay at Graceful. We are pleased that Graceful provided you the right ambiance for your research/writings while at the same time giving you the opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world for a mutual exchange of ideas & information. We hope to see you here again soon... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the lower rooms and therefore it did not benefit much in the way of natural ventilation. I would definitely recommend the upper rooms for a fresher, more airy feel. Overall we enjoyed our stay, the service was excellent and the breakfasts were always interesting. Not sure where the four and a half acres of grounds... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the candid review of your stay at Graceful. Yes, definitely the upper rooms are more spacious, airy & scenic than the lower ones but a little pricier as a result. However, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay & the basic comforts that we provided in our humble establishment. A pity you didn't get... 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: $29 - $1,520 (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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