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Thushara Hotel
Ranked #19 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 December 2008

Stayed at the Thushara for two weeks:

What it is - Basic, reasonably clean. back street budget hotel, Aircon is available but you will pay 750 rupees per day- about £10. All rooms have a balcony.
Pool is fine. Breakfast is very basic indeed but there are numerous places to eat when you fancy a change.

What it isnt - Luxury, well equipped, sea views etc.

Towels are changed daily but hot water is sporadic. Sheetsare chenged every other day. All rooms have fans, wardrobe,mirror and little else. The beds are adequate and not uncomfortable. Laundry serice is available and very cheap for next day service.

We payed less than 400 quid each for two weeks in India including flights, hotel and breakfast so can hardly complain. If you want top class and home comforts dont stay here. If you are on a budget or just need a a base and are going to travel around what is a beautiful, interesting and often surprising part of the World it.s fine.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

My husband and I stayed here with our 8-year-old daughter in December of 2007. We stayed for 7 nights and paid the equivalent of $65 CDN a night for a large room with a king size bed, ensuite bathroom, cable TV and AC.

Breakfast was included. Basic but decent and more than enough to get you through to lunch.

We stayed here as a splurge during a year-long trip and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The pool was lovely and kept very clean as were the rooms and common areas.

We contacted the hotel about a month before we stayed there and they were happy to hold a room for us without a deposit of any kind. They were not lacking for guests so this was especially appreciated.

The beach, restaurants, and shops are within easy walking distance, the lighthouse a little farther but very much worth the walk.

We found the hawkers to be less persistent and more laid back than they'd been in other areas of India (we spent 2 months there) which was rather refreshing.

Can't recommend Waves German Bakery and Fusion enough. Delicious food at both. Not the cheapest by far that we had in India but still blew Canadian prices out of the water.

All in all, we had a lovely stay in Kovalam.

  • Stayed: December 2007
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Reviewed 19 April 2008

The Thushara is a hotel popular with package travel agents. It has a nice swimming pool, and breakfast is basic but pleasant under an outdoor canopy overlooking the pool. The rooms are very basic and when I stayed there, there was a very terrible sewage-type smell which permeated our clothes and skin, and we never managed to get the air conditioning to work. The atmosphere was humid and the sheets always felt damp. The hot water was available at certain times of the day, plus at other times on request, but was rather unreliable. The telephone in our room didn't work (the socket was broken, though the phone remained plugged in) so this meant a dash to reception when we wanted a shower outwith the designated time. There is no bar or snack option, except for breakfast. The hotel is accessed through narrow passageways which are uneven, and a bit intimidating in the dark. Especially when it has been raining and they flood! However, the location is 2 minutes from Lighthouse Beach, and it is an acceptable budget option.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Thushara Hotel

Address: Hawa Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Price Range: £26 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thushara Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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