Graceful Homestay

Address: PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, 695011, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), is near Varkala Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and Sixam Holidays.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGraceful Homestay Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

    Reviewed by elainehayes

    Breezy city retreat

    Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
    by (63 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Situated on a hill on the outskirts of the city, we were pleased to have the quiet and the breeze that this afforded. We had the large double and it was spacious and airy with a lovely verandah to sit in. We found a local restaurants within walking distance for lunch and went into the city for dinner on the first evening and had a meal in the homestay the other, before our early start in the morning back home. All the food at Graceful was good and tasty, and Giles, Sylvia and Elsie thoughtful and helpful hosts.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Graceful Homestay Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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    Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)


    A travel blog entry by aandl on Mar 10, 2015

    2 comments, 35 photos

    A fairly easy and calm journey of two and a half hours by train took us from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum (in the state of Kerala).  The train was quiet but, luckily, we saw the large numbers on the platform waiting to catch the train at Trivandrum and were ready at the door when the train stopped to force ourselves off - both verbally and physically …

    Trivandrum, the Capital of Kerala

    A travel blog entry by mariahdacosta on Feb 03, 2015

    4 comments, 8 photos

    This city is another built on 7 hills and the port of Poovar, where out hotel is situated, is meant to have received ships from King Solomon , around 1000 BC! We arrived here after another long 5 h drive, this time on better, straighter road but single lane with enormous traffic. We have got used to hooting every few moments by now. We even sleep through it! We soon went to the beach for a swim in the very warm waters of the Arabian ...


    A travel blog entry by vinkor on Jan 05, 2015

    8 photos

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    A trip down the Kerala Backwaters....

    A travel blog entry by iwhendo on Mar 18, 2014

    6 photos

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    The Bubonic Plague Express ( Part 4 )

    A travel blog entry by gibbslocates on Oct 21, 2013

    1 comment, 1 photo

    ... got one of the old Ambassador (Morris Cowley's) to take us to Kovalam. We went to the first decent hotel and took a look at the room. I could develop aggrophobia in there and so checked in. Finally we were off that train.

    The first thing we did was throw our clothes into a plastic bag and threw them in the bin outside.

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