This place is just great. We have never been to India before and knew nothing and no-one. We booked our accommodation through Trip Advisor which said this place was good. They understated it. It's brilliant.
We stepped out of Trivandrum Airport just a bit worried that our holiday would start badly, but no. Vijay, one of the houseboys at Vasudevam was waiting with a large clear sign and we were on our way. A large, clean comfortable car and a 20 minute drive to the hotel. The rooms are more like serviced apartments. A small dining room with fridge, kettle & tea making facilities, a bedroom and a bathroom. Each room is painted in a different colour, so you don't stay in room 103, you stay in The Orange Room, or The Blue Room etc. The rooms were freshly painted and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was modern and even the pickiest lady would be satisfied. Hot water was hot. The room was air conditioned and the bed was very comfortable.
You get free wifi internet and it is as fast as anywhere in Kerala we have been. To watch a You Tube 3 minute video will probably take 3 minutes 15 seconds - it does buffer a bit.
Breakfast and dinner are served upstairs on the roof. It's covered and quite sheltered and very pleasant. Lots of greenery everywhere and a cool morning breeze mae it delightful. It's very local - a little old lady in a basic kitchen cooks you local cuisine. Idly and Vada for breakfast with roti bread and plenty of hot tea (milk here is in cans of sweetened condensed milk, so either take your tea black, or get used to sweet tea). Dinner was vegetable curry with roti. It was delicious. I am a steak and vegies type of guy, but this stuff was something else.
During the day we hired their car and driver and went and did the usual tourist things around Trivandrum (spoiler alert - everything is closed on Mondays). Vijay, our driver knew exactly where we wanted to go, so we had no navigation problems. Vijay was also a very careful, smooth driver, so you didn't get out of the car feeling like you had been in a demolition derby.
Breakfast for 2 on 2 mornings plus one evening dinner for 2 plus a car and driver for a day came to the grand total of 2,400 Rupees. Great value or what ?
The owner of Vasudevam is Doctor Rojan. He is not a medical doctor, he has a PhD in Microbiology. He gave up that career to start in I.T. Company and the apartments are his sideline - his personal hobby that he takes great pride in.
Vasudevam are classified as 3 Star, and Dr Rojan is determined that they will be the best 3 Star accommodation in Trivandrum. His determination is paying off.
I cannot recommend Vasudevam Premier Suites highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our mission is to Provide guests a safe and hygienic stay experience along with traditional Travancore cuisine and hospitality. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ("vasudha", the earth; "eva", emphasizer and "kutumbakam", family) is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family. Vasudevam, situated in an exotic locale in Thiruvananthapuram referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India” has really imbibed this saying and have opened apartments to travelers from far and wide, extending them a hearty and warm welcome.• Food: provides a healthy and homely complimentary breakfast while other meals (traditional Kerala cuisine) are served as per order.• Ayurveda: Vasudevam offers you a wide range of treatment plans for various ailments as well as refreshing and rejuvenating therapies that soothe your body, mind and soul naturally (provided only on request). An in-house Ayurveda physician recommends the right treatment plan or therapy according to individual needs and skilled assistants and masseurs administer it.• Travel: provide pick and drop facility on prior information. Car rental can be arranged for a minimal charge for sightseeing.• Internet: Hi Speed Internet connection is available Vasudevam for the convenience of the guests.• Living and dining room with TV• Fully Equipped Kitchenette• Car parking facility• Security guard• Cable TV• Laundry facilities • Uninterrupted hot/cold water supply• Direct-dial phone• Doctor on call• Power Backup• Roof Garden Dining.We offer the Ayurveda packages such as Body Purification Therapy or Panchakarma Package, Rejuvenation Therapy etc. which deals with the prevention and curing of body-mind-soul related problems. We also offer Stress Management Programme, it is a natural Ayurvedic solution for today’s occupational disorders, especially for the IT and other industrial - Technology sectors. Also other treatment packages are suggested as per the specific requirement of customers.We offer the Ayurveda packages such as Body Purification Therapy or Panchakarma Package, Rejuvenation Therapy etc. which deals with the prevention and curing of body-mind-soul related problems. We also offer Stress Management Programme, it is a natural Ayurvedic solution for today’s occupational disorders, especially for the IT and other industrial - Technology sectors. Also other treatment packages are suggested as per the specific requirement of customers. The Ayurveda package cost include:• Accommodation• Treatment• Full board Ayurvedic vegetarian food• All applicable taxes ... more less
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