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The Capital Trivandrum
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Munich, Germany
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“more than we expected”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We booked this hotel online and stayed there in January. We were surprised bye the size of our room. We even got a separte small room so it was more like an appartment thing. The rooms was bright, bed sheets and towels could have been a bit cleaner looking but overall we were very happy with this choice. Staff was friendly and breakfast even was included.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tanja F
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thecapitalCRS, Manager at The Capital Trivandrum, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor and thank you for choosing The Capital Trivandrum. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay with us. Once again we express our gratitude for your kind feedback.
We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Kerala.

For any further queries or information, please feel free to contact us in reservations@thecapital.in or sales@thecapital.in

Warm Regards,
Ashok Kumar
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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Formerly known as the Geeth Hotel it is now named The Capital. The management has taken care to refurbish and have made sufficient ground in making things new.Good clean rooms, a nice reception, restaurant, new beds, toilet fittings, lights, interior and exterior decor are quite new. Staff are knowledgeable and fluent in English.The front office is efficient and travel plans are well taken care of.Food is fine and the Kerala cuisine was tasty.Air conditioners are wall mounted and are not noisy. Rooms are provided with a ward robe and an ample sized mirror.Toilets are clean.Room service and house keeping are at our beck and call making your stay as comfortable as it could be.Hotel is right in the middle of town and the Temple,Palace, zoo, Museum,Railway or Bus stations and the Airport are hardly 20 minutes away.Just close to the main road you can access the market, road side shops and Malls by walk and travel to the place of your choice by the Auto rickshaw if you do not have your own transport. It is just a 10 minute walk to the Catholic or MarThoma Orthodox Syrian Church, Mosque and about a 15 minute walk to the CSI church. Nestled adjacent to the main MG road the Hotel is quite and peaceful.However the Hotel needs a brighter exterior coat of paint and some architect designed illumination to make itself feel proud of the other goodies it possesses.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

This hotel is the old hotel called GEETH which used to be one of the premier hotels in Trivandrum many years ago,but now its changed fully i liked the location very much the lobby is furnished but the reception staff where use less when i took the room i was promised i would get WIFI in room and when we checked it did show any wifi when i checked with reception people they said come to lobby and use net later on i asked another staff i reception he politely asked which floor do u stay in i said 2nd he replayed ohh sir only on 3rd floor we get net tht was the most stupidest excuse i have ever heard i don't think the price is worth it ,as for toilet is clean just kept basic thing 1. soap,1.pack of shampoo 3. 1piece of parachute oil.Morning i go for a walk but this is the 1st experience i had when i pressed the lift button it did not respond waited for about 10 min then took the fire exit way and took the service lift which landed me directly to the kitchen where luckily i found a watchman i asked him the way out he showed me the way after my walk i asked the porter why was the lift not working in the morning he said power shortage what kind of people . Restaurant was fine but the reception people promised me tht the restaurant will be open at 7 am but i had to wait for 10 to 15 min .Food in the hotel is not so great but ok

In the current condition, it is not worth the money. Beware of this hotel!!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Deepeising15
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for one night. I do not recommend it at all. This is an old hotel in dilapidated condition. The paint on the wall is peeling and I do not know when the drapes were cleaned the last time. They offer a really ancient 15 inch TV in the room. The bathroom is awful.

There are two positives:
(a) The location is excellent; it is right smack in the middle of the city.
(b) The lobby and restaurant on the ground floor is fully renovated and nice. The food in the restaurant is very good.

Ps
This hotel is the old hotel called GEETH which used to be one of the premier hotels in Trivandrum many years ago. I am told that the property was acquired and renamed not too long ago. If they fix it, then all is well.

In the current condition, it is not worth the money. Stay Away!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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thecapitalCRS, Manager - Sales & Marketing at The Capital Trivandrum, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
Dear Sir/ Madam.

Thank you for choosing The Capital Trivandrum for your last stay. We have read your comments about the hotel and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority. We the - Team The Capital Hotels deeply apologize for the mishap and unfortunate incidental occurred during your last stay and regret for the inconvenience and discomfort. In valuing the patronage for forthcoming days; we ensure you our best service and assure a comfortable stay. Kindly request to give us an opportunity to serve you at your next visit in city.

Warm regards
Team The Capital Hotels.
Tel: +91-471-3012301
Email: sales@thecapital.in , reservations@thecapital.in
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Kufstein, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

hotel location offers easy access to all highlights in and outside town

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank snifferkuf
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thecapitalCRS, Manager - Sales & Marketing at The Capital Trivandrum, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
Dear Sir/ Madam.

It was a pleasure to have you as our valuable guest and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at The Capital Trivandrum City.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and greatly appreciated your effort and time to pen down them. Awaiting to serve you again soon.

Warm regards
Team The Capital Hotels.
Tel: +91-471-3012301
Email: sales@thecapital.in , reservations@thecapital.in
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Hoi An
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Not sure if it'd be a better experience for those not staying in the cheap rooms here, but we stayed in one of the budget rooms, and didn't enjoy.

Not much seemed to work, and when we asked for help, we were met with a confused smile and nothing really was done. As 2 guests, we were given one towel, needed phone calls and personal visits to get a second one ... which then disappeared again during cleaning. Room was cramped , stuffy and damp, wireless didn't work as promised. We arranged a car for trip to Kanyakumari through the hotel, but this didn't arrive til an hour late, without apology.

Nightstaff were helpful, but it was as if the staff didn't talk to each other, or just pretended to understand what we were asking for.

Restaurant food was OK, but much of the menu wasn't available.

In short, not as advertised and even though we were in the budget room, we'd expect a lot better and you can get a lot lot better in the nearby town of Varkala.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank GaVicky1
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thecapitalCRS, Manager - Sales & Marketing at The Capital Trivandrum, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
Dear Sir/ Madam.

Thank you for Patronizing The Capital Trivandrum for your last stay. It was a pleasure to have you as our valuable guest & regret to hear from you the unfortunate discomfort that occurred during your stay. We the new professional team had taken over the management and the hotel is ready to serve your requirements added value on the ambience and renovated accommodation facility; that we assure you a comfortable stay next time. We look ahead to have your presence very soon.

Warm regards
Team The Capital Hotels.
Tel: +91-471-3012301
Email: sales@thecapital.in , reservations@thecapital.in
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2010

We were in town to attend a friends engagement and stayed one night. The location being central helped a lot. The hotel felt like it was brand new, but apparently it was renovated and was actually an old property. Very clean, and the service was excellent. We stayed in the suite room, which included a bedroom and a living room. Rooms were adequately sized, wouldn't term it as spacious, with a clean and well done bathroom. The service was fantastic, the staff always greeted us with a smiling face. Two of my friends needed help with wearing a Saree as they had never done it before and one of the lady staff helped us readily and was even reluctant to take the tip. All in all, a very good experience. And an absolutely awesome deal at Rs.2500 for the suite for a night.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank josephcj
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Property: The Capital Trivandrum
Address: Near Gpo, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695001, India (Formerly Hotel Geeth International)
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Capital Trivandrum 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Capital - Trivandrum City is a stylish business hotel situated conveniently close to the city's business and shopping centers. It is a refreshingly intimate and modern hotel.Offers a unique combination of upscale, elegant, warm hospitality and exceptional services suited to please business and leisure travelers alike. ... more   less 
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