I have stayed at Golden Sands many times on my visits to Kerala. I am always warmly welcomed by the staff who remember your name and your needs. The rooms are clean and simple, everything you need. The downstairs rooms are a little older, but then the price reflects this. Clean pool, beautiful small enclosed garden, great kitchen who can whip up anything you need. I return here happily year after year, the hotel has a number of clients who stay for longer periods, one/two/and three months. It is set a little back in the village in a quiet area. Just a 3/4 minute walk to the beach.