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Chaithram Hotel
Reviewed February 16, 2014

# Location.....Opposite Railway station, Adjacent to Bus station and even nearer to airport-8Kms
# Food.....Big Dining Halls , coffee Houses...Bars etc etc....But its OK...Hygienic Food without taste..
# Complimentary Breakfast.....Digest - if you can...
# Complimentary ONE Water Bottle per day....Further more at high cost....Much more than MRP !!!
# Mosquitoes dancing and enjoying in a/c room at your cost and Risk...
# No wakeup call System...
# Could not get Receipt for advance paid while check in.....# and also Bill and Receipt while check out...PRINTER WAS NOT WORKING...

Room Tip: Nothing Special.....Its mentioned UNDER RENOVATION...hope getting to be Good like other KTDC hotels...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank GulK276
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Worst experience so far. The women who sat in the reception are rude and should be taught how to be polite. Far from welcoming, they behaved as if they were doing a favour for the guests. The rooms were an upgrade of slums.With torn curtains and torn cushions ! Ugly rooms with musty smell with a depressing view of rubbles. The TV was of 19th century with no proper reception of channels. And it made some weird sound. So we contacted the receptionist and asked her to change the room, she flatly refused. We went to the bathroom, the western toilet did not have hand shower or not even a tap to wash. So we decided to go to the receptionist and requested her to change the room. She didn't agree, instead she sent a mechanic and a peon to verify our complaint. The mechanic tried to fix the TV for 10 mins and ultimately called the receptionist and confirmed our complaint. So finally we were given a different room. To our surprise, that was shabby too, like the last one, but thankfully the TV was working. So, all in all, I would say , just ignore this hotel. We wasted a good 3k on this below-average hotel. I wish there was somebody monitoring this Govt. hotel and terminate the incompetent staff.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Wanderwill
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

The advantage of staying at Chaithram is that one can walk to the bus station, railway station, East Coast Road, Padmanabha Swamy temple....etc.....the ktdc information office is right next to the hotel if you wish to go for organised sight-seeing trips in and around Trivandrum....we took a bus to Kovalam and Varkala....AC Volvo buses run by the govt. are very comfortable...
The rooms at the hotel are spacious but not maintained properly...there are cockroaches and ants around the room so no eatables should be left in the open...the breakfast and lunch buffet were good....if the management makes some repairs and cleans up the rooms properly, it will be a good place to stay at....

Room Tip: Please book A/C rooms ....its mighty hot in Trivandrum...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Rakhee_1009
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

It is good for night stay, budget room, room are specious, but building is old. it is at the heart of city. restaurant, bus stop are very near. room service is poor. AC are not up to mark. overall OK experience.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank rmabhani
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Chathram Hotel is excellently located opposite to the railway station & bus station.
Bar is poorly lit & looks like an ancient dingy liquor joint.
Food options in the bar is limited with poor service.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stayed for one night in December last year. Room is small, very basic, curtains are dirty, torn. Buffet breakfast is again very simple. Only thing positive is that the hotel is very near by the Trivandrum Rly station. You can just walk down the street to reach the hotel. Dinner was somewhat ok nothing special. Overall not worth the price you are paying.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kinsuk_S
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

The only good thing is the hotel location - right opposite Trivandrum Central Railway station. Apart from that, the hotel is average to poor. Rooms were not clean, staff hardly understood any English or Hindi, room service was poor. We asked for bath towels and a bottle of water in the evening. To our surprise, they delivered it to another room and weren't apologetic when told about their mistake.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chaithram Hotel

Address: Thampanoor | opposite Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 104 Hotels in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: $40 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chaithram Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KTDC Chaithram a budget hotel located opposite to Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and near to bus terminal. It has 88 rooms with a restaurant, coffee shop, take away counter, beer wine parlour, conference hall, exhibition hall. ... more   less 
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