We booked 7 days at Athira Gardens found it suited us well and stayed on for 17 days. Located in the quieter South Cliff area it is convenient for the beach and restaurants and Papanasam beach. Manager and staff are friendly and helpful. We had a bedroom on the ground floor - not fancy but a reasonable size and with a fan, air-conditioning and an attached bathroom (and a TV we did not use). There is a shared lounge area - and also one on the first floor. We felt secure and comfortable and the cost was very reasonable.