We stayed at the Rockholm in January 2009 (not 2012) for two weeks. When we arrived the room we were initially given was at the back of the hotel and was a bit disappointing, small with no view, however it was clean & the bathroom was in good condition. The sea was quite rough however, and people who had rooms with sea views asked to be moved because of the noise! We swapped happily and chose what we considered the best room in the building, right in the centre with a small balcony, it was a large room with lots of space, but it was very dusty and had not had a thorough clean for some time. The bathroom was also in need of renovation.
We chose the location for the sun, sea and amazing sunsets, so decided to put up with the poor state of the room in favour of its size and amazing view. In our opinion it was the best room in the hotel, and it was a pity it hadn't been kept spotless.
It took us a day or two to get used to the sound of the pounding of the sea on the rocks almost directly below the window at night, but we loved the sound, and after a few nights it soothed us to sleep.
We looked at some of the other rooms before we left in the air conditioned block as we were considering coming back and getting married in India, but they didn't seem anything special, and personally we prefer not having air conditioning even when it is very hot, as it helps us get used to the ambient temperature and therefore more able to cope with the heat during the day.
In terms of location, the hotel is beside the lighthouse at the end of 'Lighthouse Beach' and has a beach to the left of the hotel which is lots quieter than lighthouse beach. Although the beach is not private, it does not attract as many tourists or sellers, and is surrounded by a hill populated by goats rather than a boardwalk.
All the restaurants and shops are on the other side of the lighthouse, surrounding the lighthouse beach and beyond, an extremely short walk for which you will not need the services of the many tuc tuc's and taxis queuing at the end of the road
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rockholm Kerala, India