Kozhikode also formerly known as Calicut is a popular city and tourist destination in the state of Kerala in southern India on western coast. It is one of the largest cities in the state and in the colonial times it was known as the “City of Spices” as it was a major trade center for Indian spices. It is famous for its beaches, ship building yards, timber industry, historical temples, monuments, landmarks and churches. It is also known for its culture and traditions. It has excellent connectivity by road and rail network. It also has an International airport located at a short distance of 22 km from the Calicut city.
The city has over 45 good hotels of varying budgets ranging from moderately priced budget hotels to lavish accommodations which provide the best of rooms and service. The Taj Gateway Hotel - Calicut is a charming place and offers the best in luxury accommodation in Kozhikode with grand rooms and excellent fare it is one of the best five star hotels in the region and is a beach facing property. Kadavu Resort & Ayurveda Center is set at an ideal location with breathtaking vistas of the backwaters and offers luxury accommodation, excellent spa therapies and total relaxation.
If you are looking for excellent accommodation which is moderately priced then Hotel Asma Tower is an excellent business class hotel in the three star range which offers excellent multi cuisine fare to its valuable patrons.
Hotel Marina Residency is another very good hotel in the range with good rooms and fare. If you need cottage accommodations in the two star range then you can stay at the Aquarius Cottage which is a gem of a property. But, if ayurvedic treatments along with excellent rooms are necessary then you must consider Harivihar Ayurvedic Heritage Home. It is a great place for healing and relaxing. Westway Hotel Calicut is close to the beach and offers good business class accommodation.
Bed & Breakfast Inns and Homestays are popular choices for travelers in Kozhikode. Sourabham Homestay leads the way and provides an extremely enjoyable atmosphere with gracious hosts and excellent cuisine. Hill View Valley Nature Resort offers excellent villas, good service and delicious fare. Krishna Leela Homestay offers good rooms with wonderful hospitality and Kovilakom Residency is a heritage home which is now available to tourists. The North Park is one of the best hotels in the region and Marg Copper Foila is another very good B&B hotel. Beach Heritage Hotel offers splendid views of the Sunset and has very good rooms for the prices.
If you are on a tighter budget and need something basic then there is the Aaria Tourist Home which offers basic accommodation at budget prices. Delma Tourist Home is another budget hotel. KTDC Hotel Malabar Mansion is an excellent and reasonably priced hotel which offers good rooms and clean showers at cheap rates. Sana Tower Hotel has excellent food along with good rooms and hot showers. The Metro Manor is another budget hotel that has very good rooms at cheap rates. Span Hotel is another very good hotel in the budget pricing in Kozhikode city.