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“Excellent hotel with private beach in Kovalam”
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Hotel Rockholm
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed at Rockholm in December 2011 and truly enjoyed our stay.
We were not at all impressed with Kovalam Beach, but Rockholm has its own beach (shared with a neighbouring hotel only) we made our stay very good. Sunbeds and umbrellas could be rented on the beach, although quite expensive for being in India. Beach was clean and quiet.

Our room was simple but very clean, and we had a terrace overlooking the sea, perfect place to sit in the evening and watch the sunset. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful.

In our opinion this must be the best choice of (budget) hotel in Kovalam, secluded beach yet only a few minutes to the restaurants of Kovalam beach.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

This hotel is a funky place situation just behind and slight south (100m) from the lighthouse. It's tucked in nicely away from the main beach but less than a 5 minute walk to get there.
The staff is very nice and the rooms were very clean. This place looks like it's out of the 80s with a dash of south beach pastel colours. The bathrooms are average as per India but the views and rest of the hotel are worth the stay.
No breakfast is included which is rare in India but there are plenty of cheap options.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank cozziad
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for a night on Nov 29, 2009.. It was a double bed, sea-facing, non A/C room... the location of this hotel is simply superb.. Except the roaring waves, you cannot hear any other unnecessary noise.. this is probably located 0.25 kms away from the mainstream Kovalam Light house beach, but that distance helps in peaceful holidaying.. In terms of the room, it is very spacious (with a TV, mini refrigerator), neat and tidy.. the beds and pillows were comfortable.. there was also a mini balcony, from where you can watch the sea quietly.. At the same time, the building seems to be a bit old and the furnitures can be renovated for betterment..

We had breakfast in the hotel.. no complaints.. The owner was very friendly.. as this is off-season, he was flexible in the check-out time (we took about 2 hrs beyond the normal check-out time).. The rent was INR 2300 (incl. lux tax).. Compared to so many other resorts/hotels along the beach (and amidst the commercial area), I felt that the stay in this hotel is worth the money spent.. may be, a bit more "modernized" room will make it wonderful..

Note:
(1) In Trip Advisor, this hotel's reviews are given under "Trivandrum Hotels/B&B". This should come under "Kovalam Hotels".
(2) I posted this text in 2009 December itself, but missed to confirm the email from TripAdvisor and hence reposting this.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank IndianTraveler010
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

A true get-away. The rooms have incredible views. You're so close to the beach that the waves of the sea sound thunderous at times! It's further away from the thick tourist beaches down the hill. Rooms are simple but spacious and perfect for coming and going down to the rocks and sand. Food is just OK but with so many good restaurants available on the boardwalk it's not a big deal. Staff very helpful. Despite the fact that the town revolves around tourism, its a gem and relief from the madness of India. Internet access at little tourist booking office just down the hill with friendly face of "Sufiyan" ready to help you.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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4  Thank INDIAVISITOR3
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

- Brilliantly located just by the beach, very close to Kovalam beach promenade.
- Our room was quite large, with a small balcony with two chairs and a table, where could sit an enjoy a beer at night.
- Hotel staff is very friendly.
- The hotel shares a private beach with another hotel. The beach was not crowded at all, and they only had to salesmen, who sold fresh fruit to be delivered at any time :).
- The hotel restaurant is fine. We ate breakfast there and then had our dinner our in Kovalam itself.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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3  Thank mortena1980
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

This resort is on a beautiful location,just step down from rockholm beach close to light house beach,it is a kind of private beach shared by rockholm and soma palmshore in the neighbourhood.Rooms were big,clean but bit old.This is a very old hotel in the area.Need renovation.Restaurant view is amazing and food is very good.from this place one can plan for a one day excursion at poovar(backwaters) and kanyakumari which is worth millions.
overall a good stay........but would still press that this place needs renowation.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank ritutahiliani
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

Friendly, reasonable but you can't beat the location.
Kovalam isn't the greatest Indian beach experience, bit packagy for me, but the Rockholm is tucked away from the main drag and has access to a quieter, more relaxed strip of beach.
Our room was big and had a great view of the sea - although when I looked at it before we booked in it had 4 beds (for the four of us) after we agreed the deal the staff came in and removed a bed saying it was already booked for another room...
Otherwise fine for the couple of nights we stayed.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank defactofilms
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Address: Light House Road | Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695521, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Restaurant
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Price Range: $52 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. It will reopen in November 2018. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Rockholm India/Kerala

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