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“Made our first and only Onam so pleasant!”

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The Residency Tower
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“Made our first and only Onam so pleasant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2009

Last year we passed through Trivandrum right on the big day of the Onam festivities (if you're not Indian and don't know, this is basically Kerala's answer to Xmas, and in Trivandrum the whole city is decorated beautifully with lights and there is partying in the streets...very entertaining to see Indians let their hair down for an evening! And free "real" Kathakali by the palace!) Anyway, since our main goal in going to Trivandrum was sightseeing, we wanted a place "downtown" (this concept is hard to identify in spread-out but pleasant-enough Trivandrum), and the Residency Tower fit the bill, since it is right by the State Parliament (which would've won the global warming booby prize that night with its approximately 2 trillion decorative lights) on a big road that leads down to the Palace, etc.

The hotel was decorated for Onam, too, with its big pookalam, and the hotel staff "apologized" saying lunch on Onam would be a bit more pricey than normal, but that we were welcome to come. What a treat! We were served an amazing Onam thali, and as foreigners, it was so special to have lunch surrounded by all the Keralans wearing their finest duds. All the little kids were dressed up and so cute.

The hotel has a bit of a business hotel atmosphere in general, and is up to that standard, but we were helped out as the clueless tourists we were anyway. And for the hot-and-sweaty globetrotter, there is a WONDERFUL swimming pool on the roof with views looking out over the entire city. Grab a beer or two out of the mini-bar, take the lift up here and dive in! You will fall in love with this slice of downtown Trivandrum! The only problem is you may not want to leave and actually go see the city!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2009

This is one of the best hotels where I have stayed. Rooms and suites are deorated like a palace. 100% clean and neat!

Price is little expensive but worth it! The roof top garden restaurant is cool!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2009

Liked the hotel.. big rooms and luxurious bed. The rooms are well maintained and room service is prompt. The food is great especially the buffet. The hospitality of the staff is excellent.

Another good thing is that it is right in the center of the city and only 30 mts from Technopark.

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  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2009

Extended business stay in this small, polite hotel was decent, not above or below average. The desk clerks can be a bit overbearing, and speak very poor English, which is a barrier for tourists. The rooms are clean and functional. No wi-fi. No frills. Food on the rooftop is excellent.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Slow, non-English speaking staff were highly frustrating to deal with!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Property: The Residency Tower
Address: Press Road | South Gate of Secretariate, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
#8 Luxury Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Residency Tower 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residency Tower is 4 Star Classified Business Hotel. It has all facilities apt for a business traveler.There are 63 well appointed rooms.The facility Includes Centrally Air conditioned rooms, Electronic safes, Satellite LCD Television,Direct Dial, Running Hot & Cold water, 24 Hr Room Service, Wi fi , Swimming Pool , Fitness center, Business Center, Doctor on Call, Board Room, Banquet Hall & meeting rooms, Multi cuisine restaurant, Specialty North Indian Restaurant etc. ... more   less 
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