Front desk staff & housekeeping staff excellent . Walkable market , restaurants , coffee shop , M G Road for shopping / Dinning , Marina Drive ( You can use Tuk Tuk @Rs.30 or 40 to get to beach.) This YMCA is a bit far from airport. Taxi may charge Rs.500 to 600 depending on time you arrive at airport. Executive Rooms are very neat & clean. No idea of other rooms. There is Restaurant inside YMCA ( not run by YMCA ) provide complementary breakfast but lunch & dinner we need to pay. Complementary Breakfast not much choices and cold stuff -not even warm. So I am here giving just four star. Veg lunch with variety of dishes cost Rs.80 which is nice but food is not even warm enough. Restaurant Staff are staring at your plate what you take , how much you eat etc. I did not have my break fast or lunch or dinner there. I had gone to closed by restaurant. Though the break fast is complementary. YMCA did not give me any discount for not having such kind of break fast. Their thinking is wether we like or not their break fast , they do not consider any discount on that. Ymca should discuss with the contractor who runs the restaurant & improve the quality and variety. People around are very good speak Malayalam, Hindi , English. Ernakulam Railway station & Maharaja college & Maharaja college metro station just walkable distance . Overall, it is very nice place to stay in Ernakulam, Kochi.