2. OYO 4961- Homestay Greenshore, Kovalam
A half an hour journey from Trivandrum city took me to Kovalam beach. Green Shore home stay is located at the heart of Kovalam beach and is easily accessible.
It is on the lighthouse road as shown in the Oyo map. There are no affordable restaurants nearby this place.
The food is way too expensive than the city since majority of visitors are foreigners. However, the place ensures privacy for guests.
Service & Staff
The place is well-maintained. Upon arrival the caretaker gave all the basic details of the place, which were quite informative. But there is no telephone in the room to contact the reception.
The caretaker, who was amiable, left his number with us. So every time we needed help, we had to make calls from our phones to contact him.
WiFi: OYO app showed this homestay does not have WiFi. But to my surprise there were high-speed WiFi which was very helpful.
AC : We booked two rooms as there were four guests. But the air conditioner in one room wasn’t working. The guy at the reception told us he couldn’t find anyone to fix it since it was Sunday. Lame excuses of these kind do not have room in a professional hospitality company like OYO. I think OYO should maintain a team to fix such problems instantly.
Breakfast: We had a well-served decent breakfast which included bread, butter, jam, omelette and coffee. It was really refreshing and delicious.
Television: The room was equipped with a bigger television with HD quality channels, which I thoroughly enjoyed watching.
Toiletries: A kit containing shampoo, body wash and soap was provided.
Geyser: The geyser didn’t work well. The water wasn’t hot. Still the washroom was very clean.
Bathroom: Well-maintained and clean.
There were also a teapoy and two cane chairs that might trigger an interesting conversation.