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One & Only Homestay
Ranked #38 of 87 Kovalam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We booked 2 nights at the One and Only Homestay via booking.com. We also emailed the owners twice to organise transfer from Trivandrum airport but we never received a reply re the transfer, that should have been the first hint that something wasn't right. We decided to make our own way there anyway but when we got there, we discovered that the whole place had already been rented to a family - not a great start to our holiday. Luckily for us we found a wonderful place on the beach, the Seaflower beach resort!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We had a pleasure of staying at this property in nov 13. Well off the beaten track with views of the valley yet only 5 min drive from the Lighthouse beach. 5* cleanliness of the rooms and smiley service. The rooms are large and well cooled by AC, trust me you will need it here...
Highly recommended. Thank You, Peter

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Sometimes, the name says it all. ''One and Only'' fits best in that category. I've spend a weekend at this place. A charmer in many ways, this place catered me a whole sort of liveliness and insight. They have an over the clock Chef who cooks you whatever you want. And trust me, those were some delicious stuffs which we had on our table!
The staff is very friendly and ensures you have a wonderful time at this place, right from your check In to check Out.
The misty hills across the distance, and the rising sun from the horizon is a marvelous sight one shouldn't dare to miss! And if you love the beach, the Kovalam Beach is just a walkable distance away from this place. Remember, you have some Ice chilled beer on the rooftop.
A calm and serene place to be in, away from the chaos of the city life.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank AshwinIssac
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

My friend and I spent one night at One & Only, on the last leg of a tour across Kerala .... Our stay was very comfortable given that the hotel is new, well maintained, and the rooms very spacious. Its location is ideal for any traveler - if you're a beach lover, the Kovalam beach is a short walk away, or if you are looking for some peace and quiet, the rooftop is a great place to chill out with an ice-cold beer.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sarahhayati
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Reviewed 19 August 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, travelled with friends
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Thank r0binmathew
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Reviewed 18 August 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, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 3 August 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, travelled with family
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Additional Information about One & Only Homestay

Address: Ks Rd | Kovalam Tower Center, Kovalam 695527, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Kovalam
Price Range: £37 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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