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Private Room, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

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Jan D
Izegem, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Little peaceful paradise in the middle of Touristy Kovalam”
Reviewed 1 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We arrived at Joseph's Little Paradise during the middle of a cyclone causing lots of rain, which isn't ideal for a beach destination like Kovalam. Nevertheless, Joseph made sure that we had all possible comfort and all possible means to relax. He also arranged a great tour for us through Trivandum with a great and responsible driver.

If the weather is good (which is the case way more often than not) than this place is also ideal for some relaxing beach holiday as it's only 500m away from the beach, entertainment and some nice restaurants.

Joseph is an interesting personality that knows a lot of people in the neighborhood and loves to help out with planning activities and follow-up steps for you travel.

Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Dec 2017
Thank you Jan for your great and authentic review of Little Paradise. Yes we try to do everything possible to make sure that you have a pleasant and great vacation here. It's our duty to act positively overcoming all possible hurdles. Yes we are problem conscious and solution minded in our approach. Jan, you and your mom were great guests. Your sister is also welcome. Thank you
Joseph
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Marnieyog...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Welcoming host & most enjoyable stay 😊”
Reviewed 11 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We stayed at Joseph’s house for 3 nights, Joseph is a helpful host who is willing to assist with advice, taxi bookings & everything else you may need support with during your stay in Kovalam. Little Paradise is a 30 min drive away from the airport @ around 700 rupees in a pre booked taxi, organised by Joseph. His house is clean & tidy, everything you need is to hand & the location is perfect, 50 rupees to the lighthouse beach in a “tuc tuc “ or a short 10 mins walk away. I felt safe & relaxed at Joseph’s Little Paradise & I will recommend his home as a good value homestay to others.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Nov 2017
Thank you Marnie for your great review of Little Paradise Homestay. Yes our place is very safe and so you can have a relaxing stay here. We do everything possible to make your vacation pleasant and enjoyable. You too were excellent guests and so it was so pleasant to be at your service. You are welcome again. Thank you
Joseph
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GBK6
Richmond, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed 11 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This is a classic Indian Homestay.
Your apartment has a small kitchenette with fridge, small dining area with sofa, bathroom and bedroom.
The bathroom has a western toilet and shower.
The bedroom has AC.
Joseph who also lives in the property of I think 4 small apartments in incredibly helpful. He will find you drivers and tell you where to go to eat and what to pay etc. He is almost lovely man.
You are unlikely to get a better homestay for the money you pay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Nov 2017
Thank you very much for your excellent review of Little Paradise Homestay. It was so wonderful to host you. Yes our apartment is very convenient and has the necessary facilities for a comfortable vacation. Yes we do our best because you are a wonderful human being. We all love you so much. You are welcome again.
Thank you
Joseph
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Sunil S
2 reviews
“Excellent Hospitality”
Reviewed 5 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Memorable and more than homely stay at Little Paradise. Thanks Mr Antony for ensuring a memorable and comfirtable stay for short duration of only one day.
Would definitely come back in near future

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Nov 2017
Thank you Sunil for your great appreciation of Little Paradise Homestay and our hospitality. Yes Sunil hospitality is our strength and this is highly expected from a Homestay. We always tries our best to be hospitable up to your expectations. You are always welcome. You and your great family too were really wonderful. Thank you.
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trilochan...
Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Little Paradise is really A PARADISE because of Joseph the owner.””
Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Nearest airport to Kovalam is Thiruvanthapuram

I arrived in the morning on 17th of January 2017 and left on the morning of 23rd of January 2017.

Owner of Little Paradise is Joseph Antony, retired Principal of reputed Loyola college. He supports and works with numerous charities.

Host/owner Joseph is very welcoming, helpful and a warm person. He advised me about the best places to visit, safe beaches and hygienic restaurants by the beaches and in the town.

Whenever I needed to go out, Joseph arranged all my sightseeing trips with a very good, polite and safe driver. Like Kanyakumari India’s lands’ end called Triveni, where three seas, Bay of Bengal, Indian ocean and Arabian sea meet. Back waters boat trip (A must visit)

Little Paradise is very spacious, clean, 24 hrs hot and cold water, air-conditioned accommodation along with fans. Comfortable beds. Spacious cooking area with all facilities. Spacious dining area. All within your accommodation.

Every day different South Indian breakfast was served with seasonal organic fruit.

This place called, Little Paradise is a Paradise because of Joseph and his sincere hospitality.

I met joseph as a guest, over the 7 day’s we became good friends, but I left him as a very sweet brother. He is very genuine in all respects and will do all he can to make your stay very comfortable and memorable. I travel quite a lot, but I have yet to come across someone like Joseph. Joseph was one of the main attraction of Kovalam. Whenever I go to Kovalam, the place of my stay will definitely be Little Paradise.

I may visit this year in September/October 2017 again, to visit the LITTLE PARADISE and specially my brother Joseph.

I am so sorry Joseph for this late review, as I have been travelling following my return to U.K.

Thanks for everything and please convey my regards to your family and Mr. Varghese the Headmaster (Blind himself from the age of two and half) of the School for the blind Varkala Light in Kovalam.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Thank you Trill. I am really overwhelmed to the review. Yes you came as a guest but left as my brother. Yes Little Paradise is a family for all who stay here. We do serve with love and affection. We take care of every remarks made by our guests. We are problem conscious and solution minded in our approach. We provide opportunity for guests who want to be involved with the local charities and local community. Thank you. Welcome again.
Joseph
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tomjose61
New Delhi, India
1 review
“A wonderful stay as if you are at your own home !!”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Peaceful atmosphere , great ambience. very neat, clean and fresh. well maintained property. very close to Kovallam

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jun 2017
Thank you Tom for your nice review. Yes we maintain our property very well and keep it very clean so as to give a great time for everyone who stays here. You and family are welcome again. Thank you
Joseph
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BinnieA5
2 reviews
“They helped in making our vacation a memorable one...”
Reviewed 10 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Hi,
We are from Indore(Madhya Pradesh), we visited Kovalam for the first time and what made this trip more beautiful was our comfortable stay at Little Paradise. This place is clean, well ventilated, spacious, beautifully decorated, and having air-conditioned rooms. It truly conforms to every details mentioned in the website. It is situated on the main road so we never had problem in finding taxi, it is just 10-12 km from airport and at walking distance from the beaches. I loved this place. The appartment we stayed in was well equipped and super comfortable.
And the best part was, the landlord and his family were always available for help (which is a great plus for tourists like us).
The owner Dr.Joseph was so generous and helpful to us throughout the trip. He accompanied and showed us around the place , we really felt at home. Mrs. Linda, his loving wife is a wonderful cook. She served us some exquisite dishes of Kerala. We had a great stay at Little Paradise (It felt like a home away from home). I am definitely going to recommend this place to my friends and relatives.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Thank you Binnie for your gorgeous review of Little Paradise Homestay. We are really humbled by you. We are really pleased to to that you enjoyed your vacation very much and everything at Little Paradise Homestay has contributed to the same. Yes we try to do everything possible to make your vacation great, pleasant and enjoyable. You and your family are always welcome. You came as a guest from Indore and now you have become our family.
Best regards
Joseph
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