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“Truly Blissful” 5 of 5 bubbles
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One & Only Homestay
Ranked #33 of 82 Kovalam B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Truly Blissful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending quality time at the one and only over a weekend. This place is an absolute charmer with its no frills approach. The availability of a private chef added more liveliness to the whole experience. The staff were friendly, looked after my every need and even ensured I was tucked in bed for a good night's rest.

I highly recommend this place for a variety of reasons ; away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the big players in the hospitality industry in the area; laid back ambiance and true vacation in every sense for the weary traveler.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga, N Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I have just had four days at the One and Only Homestay in Trivandrum. The recommendation was from friends and we were not disappointed.
We were welcomed warmly, service was good, and for us the roof top garden was simply a superb place for meals, beautiful drinks, restful reading and simply 'vegging out' to use a kiwi term. My wife even snuck in on some cooking sessions for the insider tips!
Kovalum Beach is a really easy walk from 'One and Only', and extending the walk along the coast to the lighthouse and then on the the fishing village is quite an entertaining and insightful experience.
A great place for some restful recovery!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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tvla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

It was evening when we got to the ONE&ONLY the setting was neat...the kids jus ran into the garden to play, the staff took our bags etc...it felt like we were going to stay at this 'Big house'. The rooms were spacious and bright, all the amenities were in working condition. The service was warm and good... now i mentioned these coz when you are not a beach facing resort, you either tend to overdo the service or it's sadly neglected... but at One & Only there was a natural homely atmosphere right through out... they set their roof top for a perfect dinner party, the chef had some authentic mouth watering stuff on the menu.. the food was very good
Being at Kovalam and not being / seeing the beach is not really a problem here... infact it was quite and private, I would recommend this place coz here there is the peace you need, the service you desire, and its jus a small walk down to the awesome Kovalam beach!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

I got to stay at the one and only last week. The service was very good, felt like being at home. The guys took care of us very well. Had a private chef cook some brilliant food, just the way we liked it.

Over all it was a good stay at this place. I highly recommend for someone who's keen on having some quiet away from the tourist buzz in kovalam, to just relax and take it easy in this place..

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about One & Only Homestay

Property: One & Only Homestay
Address: Ks Rd | Kovalam Tower Center, Kovalam 695527, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located a kilometer away from the Kovalam beach, calm and serene environment with all facilities including air-conditioning and wifi and with balconies for all the rooms with a beautiful view. ... more   less 
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