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County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two nights at this lovely Homestay last December-2016-and I have very fond memories of the place.The booking that I made over the telephone was handled in a friendly and efficient way by Giles.When I arrived-I had just travelled by 'plane from Bengaluru-I was shown to my room immediately.The room was adequate in size and,though it lacked air conditioning,there...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to just relax and read. This lovely homestay with its lounges, offers a break from Trivandrum's chaos. I would have liked to spend more time in the garden but for the dogs. Of course, a bit far from the city centre of temple-museums-zoo etc but there are always autos once you get to the main...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved Graceful Homestay. Sylvia, Giles and his wife were wonderful hosts, happy to help with anything, including reasonably priced taxis. We stayed in their ancestral home and it was just what we needed. A restful quiet place where we can move at a slow pace and have all the home comforts like a kitchen! We were even given butter,...

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review of your stay at the Graceful Ancestral Home ... an offer we made since our regular units at the main home stay complex were already taken. We figured it would be simple and ideal for your little girls who could run around safely in this single floor independent house without...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giles and Elsie look after this outhouse homestay personally, and they are the best possible hosts you could hope for. The rooms are immaculately clean, the breakfasts have a local flavour, and you have access to the kitchen for fixing beverages round the clock. The location is a bit off centre, and you need to walk 500 meters to the...

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for an objective review of your recent stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you were impressed with cleanliness of the units, the breakfasts and the complimentary beverages accessible 24x7. A few points need to be put in perspective. To have a natural location of peace & tranquility such as ours within city limits is a luxury few...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed January 4, 2017

My daughter and me felt very comfortable in this residence surrounded by a huge park. The rooms were lovely decorated. Bathroom was in good condition. Kerala style breakfast was delicious. I was glad that Sylvia organized a safe Airport pick up for me. Giles gives us interesting insight into Kerala. We would highly recommend this home stay to anyone going...

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your brief stay at Graceful. we appreciate the insights you have provided which will help other travellers to consider staying at Graceful as well. Arriving very early in the morning at an unfamiliar airport can be very intimidating and so we try to ensure that guests feel safe with the transfer arrangements we make...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 5, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at graceful home stay and wish we could have stayed longer! It was like a calm oasis and Giles was a very helpful and friendly host, we would highly recommend this home stay to anyone going to trivandrum.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a lovely review of your recent stay at Graceful. We appreciate your positive feedback about the ambience and hospitality to recommend others to get a taste of it as well. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful. Best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year!

Greater Noida, India
Reviewed November 30, 2016

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...

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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....

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed November 29, 2016

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....

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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...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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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...

Reviewed November 21, 2016

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,...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: $32 - $32 (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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“The mezzanine floor with its almost private balcony would be a good choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Walkaboutin, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The best rooms are at the top three levels. Avoid the lowest room.”
 of 5 bubbles lodhiroad, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“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
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