We really enjoyed our stay here, the staff are very polite and informative and the location is great. We got our ground floor room at a off season price, and thought breakfast, which was outside on chairs and tables, was fine. Powdered milk and sachet coffee are perhaps not for everyone, but we're not fussy and thought the variety of South Indian additions to the continental breakfast options were lovely. Breakfast included in the price. The rooms were perfectly clean and were tidied/new sheets and towels regularly, plus we had lots of laundry done for a really reasonable rate. TV was at a bad angle but other than that no complaints. Would definitely recommend. Thanks to the staff who were very pleasant and welcoming, they'd do anything to make your stay as good as they can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OmSam Guest Home is a dream project of three medical doctors, Dr. K.K. Krishnamma, Dr. V. Lohi Das and Dr. Thulika Rohan – to offer tourists the elusive, intangible feel of how native Malayalis lived in their traditional homes. Since Om Sam Guest Home is perched almost at the crest of South Cliff, all rooms, even those in the ground floor, offer panoramic views of the sea and the sunset. Guests can sun-bath on the balconies leading out from every room, or simply indulge themselves by soaking in the view of the sea. Mana with Mansard Roof Traditional homes in Kerala used to have one or two small raised steps at the entrance to the compound, with accompanying overhead covering, which would offer protection from the sun as well as rain. The native Malayalam language word for step is padi, and the word for overhead structure is pura. Padippura therefore can best be translated as step(s) with overhead covering. The padippura at Om Sam Guest Home is one of its distinctive characteristics. Traditional families of Kerala used abundant wood and wood materials for making their homes. Keeping this in mind, wood of all kinds has been sourced from all parts of Kerala, especially from rich orthodox homes and palaces; wood fresh-cut from the forest has been shunned : this was primarily to capture the evanescent spirit of the Malayali home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omsam Guest Home Varkala, Kerala