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Varikatt Heritage

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just stayed one night. A family of 2 adults and 2 children we stayed in a large room with 2 extra beds in the dressing room area. The Varikatt is a fascinating, charming colonial style house and small gardens in the heart of Trivandrum. It's a short tuk tuk ride, or even a walk in temperate weather, to the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guesthouse has a small garden, and is well sited near town center, yet had no traffic noise or fumes due to cul de sac. Host is kind and friendly, leaving his personal phone to provide wifi extension to my room.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The tastefully decorated suite consists of two rooms, a spacious one with large beds for lovers of harder mattress types, and an attached smaller room with an additional bed, a cupboard and a dressing table. Beautiful open spaces in a wide verandah offer a choice of different corners for enjoying a relaxing tea or coffee after exploring the buzzing town...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Varikatt Heritage is an interesting homestay which serves the most delicious food I ate in Kerala. However, our laundry took 2 days to come back and smelled mildewed. The towels look like they are about 20 years old and have blue stains on them - very used looking. And with all homestays and hotels everywhere, I believe pillows need replacing...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Verkatt Heritage was recommended by our travel agent, arrived at around 17 30 after 9 hour drive. Arrived to be told no food available that night but Roy could recommend a restaurant. Whole place dark and dreary and in need of some painting, beds as hard as anything, noisy outside and no place for our driver to park or stay....

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Booked two rooms,4 of us, 2 suites. Arrived late afternoon. Accommodation at a busy road junction, behind an iron gate, very noisy. Told no food today. Rooms only double rooms. Decor from the middle of last century. Beds as hard as nails. Everywhere in need of a make over. We have been travelling in India for two months. This was...

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pune
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's a rare opportunity to stay in a beautiful heritage home, one that is impeccably maintained with all the original furniture beautifully maintained. Breakfast is delicious and wholesome, and usually comes with a history of the beautiful home from the charming owner himself. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable, very well priced for everything you get. This is an...

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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived very late at night and Roy the host was very accommodating with our late arrival. Unfortunately the rooms were not worth anywhere near the 5000 and 6000 rupees that we were charged. They were very very basic, lacked any heritage character at all. We had 3 double rooms and only 1 bottle of water per double was provided....

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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This place is much cosier and quirkier than it sounds in its Trip Advisor description! The rooms are cool and tasteful - we had our best night's sleep in India in them. The interior of the home is filled with antiques, all with a different story. The garden around the house provides a tranquil setting despite being in a great...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 December 2015

My husband, myself and a friend stayed here for two nights in November 2015 and had the best time. We immediately felt right at home. The owner, Roy, arranged for a cab to meet us at the airport, which was very helpful. Upon arrival at the house, we were greeted with chai and Indian sweets. The house is conveniently located...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in the Indosarcenic style, now tastefully restored to reproduce the high living characteristic of the times of the Raj and later, exudes the Old World charm across five thousand square feet with generous veranda and lush green garden. The suites are spacious, have antique rosewood furniture, bathrooms with state of the art fittings, broadband internet, cable TV, same day laundry, air conditioner and refrigerator. Homecooked meals can be arranged for lunch or dinner servive, given 48 hours notice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Varikatt Heritage

Address: Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: $84 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Varikatt Heritage India/Kerala
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