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“Very Average Hotel”
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Trivandrum Hotel
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The rooms are small & cramped, but quite clean. The housekeeping was good. Other than that, the front desk, restaurant, room service etc. were terrible and they don't care about customers. Overall not much value!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

The hotel at the first look gives you an impression of heritage. The hotel does not have any perimeter wall as such, just stands on the road, not much parking space too. Located on YMCA Road, approx 2 km from TVC (Trivandrum Central Railway Station). Autos charge you anywhere from Rs. 40 to 70 as of December 2012. The reception desk does not have much space to stand or sit, just one set of couch to help you. The hotel itself is not that big, just a medium-sized property with some visible attractive woodwork decor. I actually had booked a Deluxe Double through their portal on the Internet and arrived around 0630 AM, but their check-in time happened to be around 10 AM and was, instead, allotted a Standard Double on the guarantee that I would be shifted to the room that I had booked by 10 AM
(understandable), but then nobody approached us for a room change later. The Standard Double had just enough space for two cots (rather on the crampier side), not much moving space, but the restroom seemed to match the size of the bedroom itself. The restroom and the main room themselves were clean and no complaints there, but the outlet from the bathroom was not good that the water from the tap begins to stagnate underneath your legs while taking bath. That is nasty, isn't it? The plan is CP and hence the breakfast had to be taken there and was of reasonable quality to even be termed good. They have an ethnic multicuisine non-veg and a veg restaurant separately, which is rarely seen in Kerala. I have often had difficult times in Kerala in locating a veg-only restaurant. I was not satisfied with the evening fare though. The items were limited and took a long time for the usual ordinary items itself. Only one waiter was available for some 7-8 tables. The cashier was double-timing as order taker, probably some guys were on leave owing to Xmas season (just an assumption). Also, I was surprised with the difficulty the hotel staff had with English in the capital of Kerala, which also receives a sizable foreign tourist community.

On the whole, an OK hotel which can easily be your option for a night's stay.

NB: The ice-cream parlor that they have is miserable. They have everything in the world on their menu card but cannot serve you more than a simple Sundae.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Good sized and clean room. Close to the train station and free wifi. Breakfast included and good value.I stayed her as a brief stop over so arrived late. There was a bit of a mix up at first and I had to be forthright about the booking I'd made. In the morning there was another mix up about what I'd paid for and what was owed.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel is housed in a renovated very old building. The hotel originally started in 1934 and was closed for 25years and reopened in 2011. Probably they renovated at that time. Excellent food. Cramped rooms. I could find only one employee who can converse in English. If you know Malayalam and would like to be homely go there. As is normal in a communist state, the day of my return transport has gone on a strike. I (two of us) was dropped at Airport by the hotel owners car at a rate of Rs.500 for 8km (approx.) On a normal day the taxi rate is around 250 and you can even take an auto at Rs. 80. So, opportunity cost is more important than the guests comfort. The complimentary breakfast is limited to one of four south indian dishes (idly, two types of dosas) and a cup of coffee/tea.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Trivandrum Hotel is one of the finest Hotel in Trivandrum which serve real ethnic travancore dishes.............This is one of the best hotel which I like in Trivandrum. I like the spice route take away Burgers, Pizza & fried Chicken. The cocobar which serves only the branded AMUL icecreams & cocobar specials.......................

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Kerala dishes here are authentic and tasty, try the kanji and chamanthi with payaru at night.
Rooms are spacious, but a few of them really stinks that u cant breathe. This is the second time I have faced this problem in this hotel, it is something to do with their sewerage plumbing...so instead of a long term solution they very courteously escort u to a odorless room.
Most of the rooms do not have any proper and working air conditioner. Some of the rooms have the television in a very odd angle that you cannot watch it from ur bed.
Room service is very poor

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

it takes more than two hours for the room service to get your order and even then after repeated calls, they fail to do so.

The rooms are not spacious and you get wi-fi only in some rooms! good luck with your stay here!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Mora6
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Additional Information about Trivandrum Hotel

Address: Y M C A Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 99 Hotels in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: $26 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Trivandrum Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trivandrum Hotel is located at the doorstep of Kerala’s power center, the Government Secretariat, is more than its enviable street address; it’s a leading pillar of civility that offers accommodation merged with world class restaurants serving the finest ethnic Travancore cuisine for its discerning clientele. ... more   less 
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