Stayed at Varma Cottages for 23 nights. Nice location on Lighthouse beach close to restaurants and shops. These are not cottages but are very clean and spacious rooms. We were in room 3 (view as attached picture) of seven rooms,comfortable bed,fridge,kettle,air con,TV and free WiFi .We were made most welcomed by the owner,Varma,and we settled in well, having paid for the room up front for our stay.
Normally the owner is based in Goa,he stayed a few days to oversee refurbishment to another room and garden area. When he was away the site was/is looked after by James and cleaner Leana who ensured our stay was comfortable,the room was cleaned every day to a good standard including patio and garden area.The bedding and towels chaged every two days (please renew the pillows!)....This is more expensive then other places around Lighthouse Beach but the location,rooms,garden with its lawn and nice flower pots,palm trees,security and surprisingly quiet position,even though next to other hotels hit the right spot for us. Our favourite times were sat on the patio in comfortable chairs with the view of the lawned garden and sea view. The power cuts were every day but only for short periods so it did not spoil our stay. Nice place if you wish to pay the price, but the service provided is good. Thanks to James for his help and conversation he has a long days 0600-2200 but still available as he sleeps on site. Great service. We may return next year!!! dated Jan/Feb 2013
- Also Known As:
- Varma Cottage Kovalam, Kerala