Aquasserenne

South Paravoor , Kollam, 691 301, India
#4 of 57 hotels in Thiruvananthapuram
Terrible (1.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 113 reviews
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
Expedia.com Travelocity

Tags

Eco-Tourism Photography Budget Travel
See Amenities
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
SabrinaSummerville's Profile Photo

A Beautiful Disappointment

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 19, 2005

Our Travel brochure had advertised Aquaserene as a first-class resort, ideal for relaxing after a week of touring. With that in mind, I spent a week up North eagerly anticipating this week in the South.

My disappointment began the moment we arrived. In each of our hotels in the North we were warmly greeted at reception with garlands of flowers and cool drinks. There was nothing of this nature at Aquaserene.

On being shown to our room I stood back in surprise at the damp, musty smell that emanated from the room, which was very sparsely and poorly furnished. The pillows and matresses were badly stained, curtains hanging from windows, electrical sockets hanging from walls etc

I thought "OK, I'll head for the pool", but there I was met with further disappointment. There were just 8 sunbeds to accomodate all guests of the resort, and a couple of these were broken; only some of the others had plastic matresses and if you were unlucky enough to get one of the others you were expected to lie on hard wooden slats.

In the restaurant it was hard to find a cup, plate or glass that wasn't chipped or cracked. The menu (described in the holiday brochure as "delicious and varied local and international cuisine) was very limited and all food was heavily spiced. This did not suit my travelling companion, who dislikes spiced food.

There was no entertainment in the resort, no poolside bar.....in fact, no bar that we could find!

There is one shop in the resort, but it was closed for the duration of our stay. On asking for it to be opened, other guests were told that it was closed.

The resort is very isolated and remote and would suit someone who didn't want to be found for a week!!

On the plus side, the rooms are housed in original heritage cottages (probably explains the musty smell) and the setting and grounds are quite the most beautiful natural setting of any hotel I have ever stayed in.

With the right touches, Aquaserene could be one of the nicest resorts in the world. Sadly, at present, it's not.

Unique Quality: The most outstandingly beautiful natural setting I have ever experienced.

Directions: About 65km from Trivandrum, in an isolated and remote setting.

Nearby Aquasserenne

Aquasserenne

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

  • Aquaserene Hotel Kollam
  • Aquasserenne Hotel Kollam

Address: South Paravoor , Kollam, 691 301, India

1 Photo of Aquasserenne

View Professional Photos

Amenities at Aquasserenne

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

Thiruvananthapuram Travel Forum

Need advice about Thiruvananthapuram, India? Visit the Travel Forum for Thiruvananthapuram and ask our Answer Gurus.

Latest Thiruvananthapuram hotel reviews

The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Hotel Pankaj
Terrible (1.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Muthoot Plaza Trivandrum
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Hotel Regency
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Residency Tower
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
 
Explore Deeper into Thiruvananthapuram
Okay!
Restaurants
Ambiance
Restaurants
Hangout!
Restaurants
strictly for nonvegetarians
Restaurants
Sarwaa: Trivandrum's finest shopping destination
Things to Do
Sarwaa
Things to Do
shopping haven with an ambience
Things to Do
coastal Trivandrum
Things to Do
Indian dinner
Restaurants
a fusion of western and eastern food
Restaurants
padmanabhaswamy temple
Things to Do
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Things to Do
Royal Loo
Things to Do
Royal Kitchen
Things to Do
Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Things to Do
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Things to Do
Ayurveda
Things to Do
Napier Museum
Things to Do
Zoo
Things to Do
St mary's church
Things to Do
padmanabhapuram palace
Things to Do
Secretariat Building
Things to Do
St George's Orthodox Syrian Church
Things to Do
Victoria Jubilee Town Hall
Things to Do
Pattom A Thanu Pillai Statue
Things to Do
Monument
Things to Do
Palayam Juma Mosque
Things to Do
St Joseph's Cathedral
Things to Do
College of Fine Arts
Things to Do
Victoria Diamond Jubilee Library
Things to Do
Christ Church
Things to Do
Kerala State Science and Technology Museum
Things to Do
Kerala Legislative Assembly
Things to Do
Mateer Memorial Church
Things to Do
Kanakakunnu Palace
Things to Do
Napier Museum
Things to Do
Natural History Museum
Things to Do
Trivandrum Zoo
Things to Do
Puthe Maliga Palace Museum
Things to Do
Gandhi Park
Things to Do