Tamarind is a state run hotel, right on the edges of the Ashtamudi Lake. The biggest plus for the Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel is its location.
The hotel offers a superb view of the backwaters and the city life across the lake. The Adventure Park at Asramam is a short walk from Tamarind.
It's a very short ride from the Kollam KSRTC bus station. Or even you can take one of those regular boat services to cross the lake.
The second plus is probably the budget.
If you are planing to stay short, on a budget scale, explore Tamarind.
The quality and services offered by KTDC varies significantly among its properties at different locations.
The facilities available (services like restaurant,room service etc ) could be limited. Read the customer reviews at popular hotel review websites for Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel before you book.
You can book online at www.ktdc.com
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