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Hotel Grandsea
Ranked #60 of 85 Kovalam B&B and Inns
Bangalore
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Poor”
Reviewed 13 February 2013

The main problem is. Whatever was written here, It was not provided in the hotel. They were not knowing that breakfast was mentioned in Tripadvisor.

No Television due to Sea problems, Atlast they did not give me a bill too.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vasteras, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

The Grandsea Hotel is a good deal, but to be fair you need good legs to stay here. A walk to the beach is about 5 minutes downhill, the walk back is uphill (duh) and at times very steap. The rooms are spacious and has A/C (ours did not work for 3 out of 7 days though) and attached bathrooms with hot water. The breakfast is served on their roof top and is continental.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2013

i enjoyed very match to stay at Hotel grandsee and looking forward to came back soon,it was a excellent stay with friendly staff ,and my room has a big balcony and nice sea vie and I enjoyed the place. Definitely You can choose this place without any doubt.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

5 minutes walk up hill from the beach on the lighthouse side of the beach you will find Grandsea. clean rooms and good bathrooms. Not all the rooms have that perfect view but we managed to get room 111 and there you could see the sea. It also had a large balcony. They have Internet in the lobby that is ok. and the AC in the room was of good quality. The breakfast was included but just a few slices of toast and coffee. However with that price it wasn't much to complain over just go to one of the many restaurants. We stayed there over New Year and was happy to not be near the beach that day.

Room Tip: If you want sea view not all the rooms have that. some time it is manly another grey house. However...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

First of all I would like to say that the staff were very helpful when we asked for something. However there was not always someone behind the desk at reception. From the beginning I was really disappointed with this hotel. We had no sea views, which were promised instead we had the view of the back of a building. our room had dodgy ac, a tiny tv without cable, no mini bar, no hot water, no wifi. All were promised before we arrived. We also had to pay up front, now I see why... We moved rooms after complaining and got a slightly bigger tv and better aircon but still no hot water. The power went out around 30-40 times when we were there! And the manager said it had to go out from 9-9:30pm, something that did not happen at any other hotel or restaurant we visited in kovalam! Finally the restaurant only had a few plastic chairs and a plastic table on the dusty, industrial rooftop, where one of the staff was bathing during breakfast (we went out for breakfast each day after that). So all in all for the price, and all the false promises, give this one a miss!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

I stayed at hotel 'Grandsea' in January 2013. Before we arrived we had to leave a 30% deposit for the four nights and then when we arrived before we saw the room we had to pay the remainder. This was a mistake. Even though we booked a ground floor room with sea views we were taken up a few flights of stairs to a teenie tiny room. There was no view, the only thing you could see was a semi constructed building blocking out everything. The 'cable tv' we were promised had a screen that was no larger than an A5 sheet of paper, with about four or five analog channels. The wifi we were promised did not reach our floor. The hot water didn't work and the aircon remote also didn't work. After kicking up a fuss we were moved to a room on the first floor for the remaining three nights. This room was better. It was larger, the tv was a bit bigger and the wifi worked (most of the time). The bathroom was also bigger, we no longer had to stand on the toilet to have a shower. However, the hot water takes a few minutes to kick in and then when it does it lasts two minutes if you're lucky. As well as this the power at this hotel constantly goes out. And not just for a couple minutes every now and again, at least 5 times a day for 30 minutes. So even if you do get a nicer room things such as aircon, tv and wifi don't work half the time. I can not stress how frustrating the power going out is. Breakfast is just a plate with some toast on the roof, where there are a few plastic deck chairs and a whole pack of crows staring at your food. And if you want to pay with eftpos/visa think again. The machine doesn't work and the closest ATM is a ten minute drive away. I feel bad leaving such a bad review because the staff were very nice and helpful. However, besides this I can not think of one other positive thing to say.

  • Stayed January 2013
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KOLKATA
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Grand Sea Hotel is located close to the main Kovalam beach. 5 minutes walk only. The hotel is very neat and clean as expected. The room we stayed are very spacious and the best part is that every room is having spacious balcony facing the sea. Regarding staff they are friendly and co-operative. Regarding food we only had the complimentary breakfast & I would advice the Management to provide more options for breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to my friends & other family members.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Grandsea
Address: Light House Beach | Vizhinjum PO Kovalam, Kovalam 695521, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grandsea hotel is situated in a calm place which is only 50 meters away from the Beach near to Lighthouse. Kovalam is quiet little town with greenery all around. Coconut, bananas, pineapples, papayas, ginger, mangoes etc are its wealth. Two beautiful adjacent bays bestow glamour to Kovalam ... more   less 
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