Millions of tourists flock Trivandrum, the gateway of tourism in Kerala, to catch the bewitching glimpses of God’s Own Country. The hotels and cottages here are well equipped for fun 'n frill vacations, corporate trips, family engagements and so on. The city is flanked by the bright-blue coloured stretch of the Arabian Sea on the west, and provides a pleasant stay to its guests.
Five Star Hotel
Mascot Hotel is the oldest star hotel of KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.). It was built during World War-I for the officers of Royal British Army. The hotel is now upgraded to five star grade. Being located in the capital city of Kerala, it is preferred by numerous tourists. Mascot Hotel lies 10 km. from Thiruvananthapuram domestic/international airport, 2 km. from bus stand, and 2 km. from the railway station as well. The hotel is situated in the centre of Thiruvananthapuram, making it a convenient place to stay.
The hotel has 44 well furnished rooms, with all the basic amenities like A/C, attached bathroom, H/C running water, work table, balcony, TV, telephone, 24 hr room service etc. These rooms can be divided broadly in the categories of Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms and Suites. Mascot Hotel owns 2 multi-cuisine restaurants which serve a large variety of Indian, Chinese, Continental cuisine along with light snacks and local dishes, and specialties of Kerala. It provides its guests with high end facilities such as coffee shop, swimming pool, beauty saloon, gymnasium, 24 hr security, parking, doctor on call, laundry, currency exchange etc.
Hotel Mascot owns banquet halls and conference rooms for private parties and business meetings, respectively. These halls are equipped with all the modern equipments. The hotel provides world class facilities for Ayurveda & Yoga. It also arranges recreational activities like boating, cruising and some water sports for its guests on demand.
Four Star Hotels
This five star hotel is located in the heart of the city, 10 km. from the airport and 2 km from railway station/bus stand. It is about 20 km. from Kovalam. Hotel Muthoot Plaza offers its guests an environment that is a unique blend of traditional and cosmopolitan style. Built on five floors, the hotel comprises of 57 spacious rooms with A/C, 24 hr room service, TV, telephone, attached washroom, H/C running water, in-room safes, electronic locks, mini-bar etc.
There is a a variety of Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites to choose from. The hotel owns a multi-cuisine restaurant, Tiffany, which serves all kinds of cuisine, be it a business dinner, friends get-together, a party or a private meal. The restaurant is decorated with optical fiber lights and food is served in beautiful crockery.
The banquet hall here is perfect for parties. It can accommodate up to 300-400 people at a time. Like other luxury hotels, Hotel Muthoot Plaza too offers facilities such as travel desk, wake up service, luggage storage, currency exchange, medical facilities, swimming pool, gymnasium, free newspaper, free parking, work desk, coffee shop, bar-restaurant, safe deposit box, laundry and post. It offers various water sports activities under the guidance of experts. You can also avail of Ayurvedic treatments and massages to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
Fortune Hotel South Park has been adjudged the best four star hotel in Kerala by the State Government. The property lies 3 km. from the railway station and 8 km. from the airport. It offers world class facilities for business and leisure travellers. Undoubtedly, it offers all the basic facilities to its guests, but it is different in terms of services, luxury and recreational facilities. The hotel owns 83 fully furnished and spacious accommodation units that are broadly categorized in 23 standard rooms, 40 park chambers, 14 executive suites and 6 standard suites. The eighth floor is designed as an open air garden, which is perfect to spend quality time with family or friends enjoying your favourite meals & drinks.
The hotel owns a conference hall, Travancore, that can accommodate around 60-100 guests for business meetings and conferences and up-to 300 guests for parties. There is also a mini conference hall, Cabinet. The hotel premises consists of a gift shop (for books, antiques, jewellery, souvenirs and post cards), a flower shop and a cake shop. The beauty parlor and saloon provides world-class beauty therapies, body care and Ayurvedic massage. You can avail amenities like doctor on call (24 hours), travel assistance, internet access, multi channel TV, direct dial ISD and STD telephone in rooms, safe deposit lockers, currency exchange facility, laundry etc.
When it comes to dining, there is a multi-cuisine restaurant, Regency that serves awesome food as per your wish. The bar Oakwood offers a huge variety of hard/soft drinks to its guests. You can also relax in Green Park, the 24 hr coffee shop .
Hotel Lucia Continental is a business leisure stay spot. Lucia continental is one of the members of the International Hotel Association and The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India. People from all over the world, when visiting Thiruvananthapuram, prefer staying at Lucia Continental, as it ensures trips to Kovalam beach, Ponmudi Hill Resort, Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Napier Museum and other famous spots. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, 5 km. from the airport and very close to the railway station. Hotel Lucia Continental owns a total of 100 rooms, out of which 67 are executive, 28 are standard and 5 are suites. The rooms are centrally A/C and well furnished, with proper beds, work desk, safe, luggage store, balcony, attached bathroom, direct dial phone, multi-channel cable TV, etc.
Lucia Continental's multi-cuisine restaurant Zodiac serves a variety of Indian, Chinese and Continental delicacies along with local specialties of Kerala. The restaurant offers live Ghazal performances while dining. The cake shop here serves delicious cookies, cakes, pastries, bread and other confectionery products. There is a bar & a 24-hr coffee shop also in the premises. It provides you with world class facilities for conferencing and banqueting. The main hall can accommodate up to 200 guests for parties and 100-150 people for conferences.
The hotel provides all basic amenities like secretarial services, swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, tennis court, recreational activities, book shop, shopping arcade, beauty parlor, Ayurvedic massage sessions, laundry, medical aid, cultural programs, discotheque and currency exchange.
Three Star Hotels
Hotel Horizon, rated as a three star hotel, is at a very convenient location. It is located near all the major tourist spots of the city, like the museum, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Government offices, zoo and park. The hotel is situated about 9 km. from the airport and half km. from the bus stand & railway station as well. The hotel is heavily crowded during festivals. It comprises of 45 spacious, well-decorated and furnished rooms classified into Deluxe Rooms, Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites. The rooms are equipped with all the facilities like A/C, attached bathroom, H/C running water, work desk, phone, TV, mini-bar etc.
The other amenities of the hotel are a travel desk, free parking, bar, restaurant, locker, coffee shop, laundry etc. The hotel also offers facilities like free newspaper, post, parlour, currency exchange, swimming pool, shopping arcade, conference hall and wake-up service.
The major attraction of the hotel is the Roof-Top Garden. It is a beautiful and calm place to hang around. Besides, the Roof-Top Garden's restaurant is famous for the awesome local, Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. You can also enjoy a wide array of wines & other drinks or finest coffee here. The hotel also organizes trips to zoo, sight seeing, and water activities on the demands of guests.
Situated in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram (near MG Road), Hotel Residency Tower offers you a beautiful stay to explore the tradition, culture and atmosphere of Kerala. Located 1 km from the railway station and 9 km from the airport, Hotel Residency Tower is very close to the Government Secretariat. The Hotel Residency Tower offers you a wide array of 63 well decorated and furnished rooms which are broadly divided into Presidential suites, Executive guest rooms, and standard suites. Rooms are equipped with all modern amenities.
A major attraction of this hotel is the Roof-top swimming pool. The hotel also has a multi-cuisine restaurant Orion, that serves mouth-watering Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. The hotel's specialty is a thematic Punjabi dhaba Oye Balle Balle, which is famous for awesome Punjabi food. You can also choose your favourite drinks fro the bar Orbit.
Apart from all the common amenities like laundry, doctor on call, currency exchange, car parking, safe deposit and others, Hotel Residency Tower also provides facilities like book shop, beauty parlor, massage, spa, meeting hall, conference room etc, it also arranges guides for and organizes trips to sea beaches, palm lined beaches and heritage monuments.
Located at MG Road, Hotel Pankaj is another place that belongs to the three star category and offers a luxurious stay at a very reasonable price. The hotel is positioned just opposite the Secretariat, 6 km. from the airport and 1.5 km. from the railway station & bus stand. With 52 centrally A/C rooms, classified into suites, executive and deluxe, the hotel offers a pleasant ambience. Rooms are fully furnished and well equipped with all the basic amenities.
The hotel is well known for its variety and specialty of food. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant Sandhya on the fifth floor that serves Indian, Chinese and continental food. Another restaurant is Marthanda that offers traditional Keralite delicacies. Marthanda is a 24 hr restaurant. It also has a restaurant Nisha which is purely a rooftop evening restaurant. Cool breeze, dark sky, glittering stars and swaying palm trees all around enable Nisha to be a tempting dining plaace. Apart from this, you can find a well-stocked bar Maya and a good cake shop that delivers awesome pastries, sweets and cakes round the clock.
For business purposes, Ananth is a perfect hall. It has a seating capacity of 125-150 people and is equipped with all the modern equipments. It can also be used for small get-together parties and birthday parties. Another small hall is Vedhi that can accommodate around 50-80 people. It is meant for small parties with family or friends.
The hotel offers proper facilities for Complimentary Breakfast, Elevator, Free Newspaper, Free Parking, Banquet, Safe Deposit Box, Lounge, Coffee Shop, Room Service etc.