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Park International Kovalam
Ranked #38 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Reviewed December 12, 2011

have not seen such a dirty and unmanaged hotel so far in my life. I had to take this hotel coz I was in a package tour. Hotel staff was very rude and arrogent. There were Lot of Mosquitos in the rooms and everywhere in hotel. The hotel was not having even hot water. There was no arrangement for breakfast also. Swimming pool was also not cleaned for number of days. They don't ptovide even Soaps / shampoos in bathroom. No internet facility, No good food, far from beach, rude staff, no house keeping service etc are the only characeristics of this hotel. In nutshell totaly HOPELESS AND DISAPPOINTING.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank SAMKIT369
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Reviewed November 17, 2010

I have not seen such a dirty and unmanaged hotel so far in my life. I had to take this hotel coz I was in a package tour. Hotel staff was very rude and arrogent. There were Lot of Mosquitos in the rooms and everywhere in hotel. The hotel was not having even cold water. There was no arrangement was breakfast also. Swimming pool was also not cleaned for number of days. They don't ptovide even Soaps / shampoos in bathroom. No internet facility, No good food, far from beach, rude staff, no house keeping service etc are the only characeristics of this hotel. In nutshell totaly HOPELESS AND DISAPPOINTING.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank CA_NITESH
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

got deceived by the photos i saw of the hotel on the net. Charged me Rs.3000/- which was totally overpriced for a hotel that had dirty beedsheets, no facilities for a bar or dining and for an off-season time too. was totally shocked to find only two employees in the entire hotel who were fumbling and struggling to provide us service. no room service, no phones in the room. was totally dejected to find out that there were other hotels that were charging much less for much better service in the same area. the only good thing about that hotel was the view of the sea from the swimiing pool area. i would never ever never ever recommend that hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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2  Thank nijjy29
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We arrived Kerala a couple of days before New Year's Eve, and the agent at the airport in Trivandrum warned us that everything would be full... we knew we would find something once we got to Kovalam, but we wanted to skip the hassle of going from place to place.
We had her book us into the Park International, and it was a great time.

The hotel is up the hill a bit from the main beaches of Kovalam, but its nice to be away from the hustle of shops and people. They have a lovely, big clean pool with a view of the water, surrounded by swaying palms... fantastic! Despite the airport agent's warning, the place was not full - we stayed for 10 days and for many of those days, I believe we were the only guests. Talk about a private resort! The breakfasts were included and were fantastic - a choice of standard Western fare or delicious south Indian! Service was always extremely good. The room was very large with a balcony overlooking the pool... the bathroom had a tub... there is one computer with internet in the lobby. You couldn't ask for a better time.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank unicorny
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Reviewed December 23, 2009

So far everything have been good,staff have been nice and pleasent to us.Everything have been nice and peacefull.Resort is comfortable for us. We were reserved room only for eight days but the environment hold us for three more days...
Actually it was very nice feeling to us.We will definitly select the resort if we get a chance to come.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank SandraShine
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Reviewed April 26, 2009

On arriving in to Hotel Park International don't be shocked at first impressions because once you have endured the check in process and the breakfast area things will start to get better with time . Honest. Firstly read the T/C breakfast menu of what is included in the B/B package so you are not charged for something you order which is not on the menu.The reception staff blow hot and cold but they tend to be fine when you are spending the Rupee in the Hotel. The selection of books in the hotel library is the best I have ever seen in all the hotels I have stayed in so no need to waste weight allowance on packing books.Hotel provide a laundry service which on warm days it comes back to you dried and well pressed but if it has been raining it will be returned damp and well pressed never the less good value for 20 Rupee for beach towels.The hotel is kept very clean and tidy but sun bed and mattresses could do with a good clean. Our room was the best in the hotel (203) Large and with a fantastic balcony and great views of the beach below. Mini fridge ,Air con (included in price of holiday) and TV (with films showing in English) what more do you expect for a 2 * in India.Both myself and partner are vegetarians and had a different dish of the menu each evening. Food was wonderful and we did not experience bad tummies during our stay.A Tuc Tuc will take you into Trivendrum for 400 Rupees return . It is a busy city with lots of character and a good supermarket for snacks and can drinks.You can walk in to a dentist and have a scale and polish for £5 very clean and good service and cheaper than UK.The holidays was great value for money and very relaxing and ticked all our boxes

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank pammyManchester
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Reviewed April 23, 2009

Just got back from a 2 week stay at the Park International and will never be returning as I do not feel we received value for the high price we paid for our stay here.

Check in took an unnecessarily long time - we were made to fill out the same forms twice - the lady at reception - (the owner?) was unhelpful and didn't make us feel welcome. The guy who took us to our room was helpful and for 200 rupees plus a tip he brought a huge watercooler sized water which lasted us most of the trip. There is a sign in reception that says guests can not bring in outside food and drink - as they ran out of food, drink and beer we had to ignore this in the end!

The room (304) was clean but very basic (which is fine as it is India after all). This was a room situated next to the temple - so for people that don't like loud music or early starts then this room would not be suitable. The mattresses and pillows could do with being thrown out - they stunk and felt continually damp, even when we had aired the room. If you want a warm or hot shower please remember to use the cold tap and let the water run for a while - it does come out eventually. Some other guests complained about the lack of storage space for toiletries and hanging clothes but that didn't bother us as we were too lazy to unpack :D

The pool was pleasant but do be careful as there were increasing numbers of loose tiles and on day one 4 kids had cut their feet. There are also not enough sun loungers (maybe there were 9? and only 3 umbrellas) so had we been there at high season then there would have been fights! The garden area surrounding the pool was pleasant and the views of the sea were also lovely.

The included breakfast was fine - toast and tea and eggs and cereal if needed. I feel that being charged for 3 pods of cardamom was a bit excessive! They never seemed to have change - and always said that they would bring it later...alas, they never did. This would have been fine if there was a bit of give and take, but they were so fast at producing the bill and not adding it up properly that this got very annoying.

We were the last guests, due to end of the tourist season and it felt like it - there was no food, no beer and soft drinks ran out. The Park International needs to treat their guests as guests right to the very end.

Aah, and please do not visit if you have walking difficulties - it is very hilly and paths are uneven

The hotel cat is very cute!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank helen000
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Address: Light House Road, Kovalam 695 527, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range: $21 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Park International Kovalam 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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