Kozhikode's Premium Homestay

The Rooms

Simple elegant styling, luxury and peace combined

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The Hosts

Meet our hosts Joy and Thankamma. Hospitality redefined

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The Food

World Famous Kerala Cooking

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About Us


Welcome to Common Grounds Guest House Calicut.

The premium Kozhikode Homestay.

We like to think of ourselves as a homestay meets hotel! The Guest House is secluded in beautiful surroundings down a short lane off the main Kozhikode Bypass Road, a ten minute rickshaw ride from Calicut/Kozhikode city centre.  Clean, beautiful, comfortable and modern. It boasts four spacious rooms (en suite + a/c) and a hide-away balcony for morning coffee, evening tea, journaling, emailing, reading etc. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Cable TV is available in the private guest lounge area. and Washing facilities are also available. 5 mins walk from a local western cafe. Local shops are also within walking distance. The house is located within a large walled garden for that extra serenity.

The guest house started as an off-shoot from Common Grounds Travel. We wanted somewhere in Calicut for our guests to stay that was beautiful, clean, modern, yet authentically Indian. India is an amazing country, but sometimes you need somewhere safe, peaceful and welcoming to retreat too.

We provide free pickup from Kozhikode bus and train station 24hrs a day. 24hr pickup is also available from Kozhikode airport for a small fee.  

We also arrange day tours of the local area. Kozhikode (Calicut) may have been bypassed by the international tourist trade, but it is steeped in history – if you know where to look. It was after-all the place where the first recorded European landed in India by sea – way back in 1498!

We’d like you to consider the guest house as a home from home; a safe place of retreat and refreshment where you can relax with family and friends. Our hope is that you will receive much more than food and accommodation while you are with us, but will leave us with a lighter step and a joyful heart.

We live to serve our guests and are delighted that in our first full year of operation we have become the number 1 rated homestay in Calicut and won a Tripadviser Certificate of Exellence. We extend our thanks to all those that have left reviews. You have been amazing.



Our Rooms



W e have taken extra special care to ensure that you will have a fantastic nights sleep in all our rooms. Every one is modern, themed, elegant and above all very comfortable.
Sink into the King Room’s super soft luxury mattress and feel the softness of pure cotton super white quilts. We know you will enjoy it.

Features:

  • Super sized King Bed
  • Swinging chair
  • Writing Desk
  • Garden View Balcony Seat
  • LED night light
  • Ensuite Toilet/Shower
  • AC
  • Breakfast Included
  • Free pickup from Bus/Train Station
  • Free Wifi

 

 

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W e have taken extra special care to ensure that you will have a fantastic nights sleep in all our rooms. Every one is modern, themed, elegant and above all very comfortable.

A beautiful white wooden bed with matching draped mosi net for a romantic effect. The queen room fits its name and hopefully you’ll feel like royalty! Luxury mattress, writing desk and antique lantern completes the effect.

Features:

  • Double Bed
  • Swinging chair
  • Writing Desk
  • Antique Lantern
  • LED night light
  • Ensuite Toilet/Shower
  • AC
  • Breakfast Included
  • Free pickup from Bus/Train Station
  • Free Wifi

 

 

 

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W have taken extra special care to ensure that you will have a fantastic nights sleep in all our rooms. Every one is modern, themed, elegant and above all very comfortable.

Our twin room comes equipped with two large single beds. These can also be changed into one large double. The twin room is the least expensive, but none the less comfortable and stylish.

Features:

  • Two single beds or one double
  • Swinging chair
  • Writing Desk
  • Antique Lantern
  • LED night light
  • Ensuite Toilet/Shower
  • AC
  • Breakfast Included
  • Free pickup from Bus/Train Station
  • Free Wifi

 

 

 

 

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Our Location

The Hosts

Common Grounds

Thankamma

Joy

The guest house is run by our hosts extraordinaire – Joy and Thankamma. Natives of Kerala, knowledgeable in all things Keralan, lovers of nature and cooking. Their super gift is hospitality – you will know that they care. Joy will happily explain Kerala politics (it might take a while!) or lead you on a nature trail around the property. Thankamma’s speciality is cooking – you will be impressed!

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The Food


Kerala is a food lovers paradise, visitors from the world over come to experience its amazing cuisine. Each region within Kerala also has its specific influences. Kozhikode lies within the Malabar region and so draws influence from the middle east due to the centuries old spice trade route across the Indian Ocean. At Common Grounds we take your food experience seriously or I should say, our amazing host and cook, Thankamma takes it very seriously! With over 50 years cooking Kerala cusine on a daily basis (thats over 18,000 meals!). Everything is made from scratch – onsite – no ready mades here! We use vegetables from the garden whenever possible and if you ask nicely Thankamma will happily allow you to join in and learn some of the skills required. Read some of our Tripadvisor reviews to hear some of the rave reviews we get about our food.

Contact Us


To Check latest availability and book the guest house online please click here

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If you have any questions please send an email to

booking@commongrounds.in

(we promise a quick reply)

For directions to the house please call the hosts, Joy & Thankamma on:

+91 94 47 204862