This really was a great find for us in Kovalam, best points for me about this hotel:
Staff are really friendly and helpful, relaxed atmosphere, REALLY clean pool and super comfy sunbathing loungers, they also give pool towels. The room was clean and had a fridge to cool our beers, we had a balcony and chairs. Bed was comfy. Room was very clean. The breakfast was basic but very tasty and welcome. I really loved staying here. We initially intend to stay one night, but stayed 3 in the end. Only down side was building work next door was loud in the morning, but didn't bother me too much, and at night the lane to the hotel is a dark, but phone torch sorted that. Also they organised a great day out for us in Povar on the backwaters and beaches. I would deffinately stay here again if in Kovalam.
hotel is situated in a small lane almost 200 mts from hawa beach.
double rooms are spacious but if you add an extra mattress it's but conjusted.
hotel has its own menu but half of the food items are not available also the food taste is not even average.
I would not recommend to have food from the hotel .
overall a budget hotel
A very friendly hotel with comfortable rooms that had A/C or a fan. We paid by PayPal although they also accepted cards. An acceptable breakfast was included in our deal which also included a poolside room at no extra cost.
Our visit was just out of the main season and many hotels were without guests but the Thushara, perhaps because of the good atmosphere, had plenty of guests, many on repeat visits.
Our room included a fridge, television and enough furniture to satisfy our clothes.
We stayed for three weeks in December, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is not a luxury hotel, but a pretty good three star in an excellent quiet location down an alleyway two minutes walk from the beach. You cannot reach it by car, but they will send someone with a wheelbarrow (!) to take your luggage from the taxi.
We had a ground floor room facing the sparkling, very clean swimming pool. The room was a decent size, with a/c, a fridge, and a flatscreen TV with a sufficient choice of TV channels. There was no in-room safe, but you could get a box at reception. The bed was fairly hard, but that actually suited us. The wardrobe was quite large, but there was a lot of space wasted in the bottom half, which could be very useful if they fitted just one or two shelves. I talked about this to the owner who accepted it as a useful suggestion, so there might be some action.
The bathroom could be a bit larger and could do with a shower screen, however the shower had reasonably good pressure, and there always was plenty of hot water. We had a nice little patio with a table and chairs, and there were sun loungers just in front so you could easily jump into the pool to cool off.
If you are out, you have to leave the key to get the room cleaned, but if you're on your patio or around the pool they will ask you. They room is kept meticulously clean, towels and pool towels are changed daily, bedding every two or three days, and there is a good supply of drinking water, soap, and toilet paper.
Breakfast is a simple affair, in an equally simple open air, thatched roof dining area. You are served fresh juice, fresh fruit, toast and jam, and have a choice of eggs, or idlis and dosas which are delicious. There is a small restaurant menu, but it is not really a restaurant as such (this may change, as they are expanding the hotel to include a yoga centre). The chef is superb, though, and will cook almost anything if you ask. We had some great dishes which were not on the menu, and had quite a few lunches and dinners, as we thought the quality surpassed that of many beachfront places.
The staff are an absolute delight. All of them from the receptionist and the chef to the general staff who do the waiting and cleaning, they are all wonderful people.
Wifi worked quite well in our room, as we were quite close to the lobby, but I think they are going to install more powerful routers.
We would definitely stay again, highly recommended...as long as you don't expect a 5 star hotel.
team thushara great. helpful at all times.hotel in good position set back from beach.
very quiet. wi fi could be alittle better. good luck with with joining up with cosmic.
prussard you need to take a little bit more time off. a lovely time for both of us.
john and jenny.