Ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
68% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from new york city

million dollar views

Posted 18-Aug-2015
Pros: location location location
Cons: dont recall really.
Location: Historic portuguese/Dutch fort ruins. reminds one of Castello of lisbon, fort jesus in mombasa, fort in Cape Town. old Dutch cemetery.
This hotel is my home away from home when I visit Quilon. It has the most incredible views of one of the worlds most historic beaches: Kollam Beach, a place where Venetians, Portuguese and Dutch came from the 12th century onwards. So-the pleasant facilities are outweighed by the extraordinary views from the hotel's wonderful windows. The hotel is comfortable. I noticed the pool is well used. Staff very sweet. But I come and stay here for the views all day and night long. The dawn and sunsets. This beach is one of the most spectacular stretches of sand in the world, but it is not swimmable. And is a working beach. Still, a breathtaking place.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Kenneth from London, UK

Clean rooms, friendly staff

Posted 16-Aug-2015 on Hotels
The room was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The sea view is excellent so if you can book this side, it is definitely worth it
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Toronto

Posted 25-Mar-2015
Pros: Good wifi, clean, good staff
Cons: Restaurant food
Good hotel, clean rooms, good wifi, sea view, horrible food
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Odette

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 18-Jan-2015 on Hotels
4 out of 5
for Families
by Srinagesh from Bangalore

Pleasant stay

Posted 15-Nov-2014 on Hotels
It was a pleasant stay at the hotel..though the hotel pool was under renovation, the staff made alternate arrangements for us.The food was not up to the mark..The staff made it up by being courteous and addressed all our requirements
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Birmingham. Uk

Modern high rise hotel next to beach

Posted 3-Oct-2014
Pros: Dining staff very attentive and friendly.
Cons: Ongoing work areas should be closed or cordoned off.
Location: Located on beach front with kids fun park
Good looking hotel within a two minute walk to beach and kids fun park. No safe in room. Wifi very slow and only available in lobby and ground floor dining area. On arrival ( sept.2014) carpet on seventh floor, where we we given room,was in process of being changed and took two days to complete. Ongoing deep cleaning of marble floor in lobby and approach to dining area.
3 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller


Posted 1-Mar-2014 on Hotels
Overall OK hotel, but I will not stay there again due to the "rip-off" attitude of the hotel regarding transfers to the railway station. The website stated "complimentary" transfer from railway station. Upon arrival the hotel levied a charge of 500 rupees. The railway station is only about 3km away and an auto-rickshaw charges 40 rupees. A fair charge would have been acceptable but they levied a ridiculous charge
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Rahim from Saudi Arabia

Good location and close to the beach

Posted 12-Jun-2013
Pros: close to the beach and the sea view
Cons: The food, shoudl improve variety and international standard
clean hotel and very cooperative staff, away from city trafique and very karm and quiete area where we can enjoy the holidays with family and friends
5 out of 5
by Panicker Raveendran

Posted 26-Sep-2012 on Hotels
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Mark from Melbourne, Australia

This place is awesome!!!

Posted 21-May-2012
Pros: Views, room amenities
Cons: When vacancy rate is low you have to ask the front desk to warm up the water for a shower
Location: Typical Kollam. Huge fishing community, lots of history (Fort Thomas ruins, Lighthouse).
When you are in this hotel, you feel like you are in a different world outside of Kollam because there is just nothing quite like the high standard and service of any amenity in Kollam like the beach hotel. Some hotel staff don't speak fluent english so you just have to be a little patient. The rooms, the views of this hotel put some hotels the world over to shame - also because of the ridiculosly cheap price (compared to $AUD). The hotel itself takes on different names with locals which is good to know if travelling by Rickshaw or Taxi to let them know where you want to go. The various names it goes by is "Orchid Hotel", "Beach Hotel" or "Kollam Hotel". The food is FANTASTIC!!! 5 star dining. The only downside I found was that when the vacancy rate drops, they tend to not turn on the boiler for hot showers so you sometimes have to call the front desk to ask them to turn the hot water on about 15 mins before you have a shower. The hotel has it's own generator during power outages which is good, sometimes you may notice the power gets cut for a couple of seconds before the generator kicks in. I'm definitely coming back here next time I'm in Kollam!!! Highly recommended to all travellers!!!