Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Riyadh

Unique Ayurveda experience

Posted 16-Oct-2014
Pros: we were very happy with our choice.
Cons: With a small touch of walls painting, and attention to details, Ideal will have nothing to envy from surrounding 4star hotels.
Location: 1) Fine dining at Maya, Trivandrum 2) Unforgettable breakfast in Manaltheeram hotel. 3) Shopping experience of gold and local fabrics in Chalia rd
We will always remember our stay at Ideal Ayurvedic Resort, as a blend of different experiences, mixing medicine, relaxed stay, short walks to the nearest beach and longer trips to the surrounding attractions. If you are looking for a luxurious stay, maybe Ideal Resort is not the one, but if you want to be pampered and looked after and offered high level ayurvedic treatments, medical care and stay in clean, comfortable rooms, in other words, if you want to spend a couple of weeks feeling like being part of a family, and not as a tourist, then look no further, and book your stay with Ideal Ayurvedic Resort. Advise: do not leave the hotel, unless you have tried the purgation treatment, among all other therapies. Uncomfortable in the beginning, it will gift you a new body and spirit. Abandon yourself to the sapient hands of the well- trained and qualified practitioners. Forget problems and misery of the city life. See the world through new prospective (everyone will always welcome you with a big smile). With special thanks to all of the staff, we greet you and renew our appointment for next year.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Panky from Delhi

Decent hotel close to beach

Posted 31-Dec-2013
Pros: Price for the location
Hotel Manager was very cooperative and changed our hotel (different property) upon request.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveller from Tiruvannamalai

Fantastic

Posted 08-Aug-2013 on Hotels.com
My tour with friends went very fantastic & funtastic too.
2 out of 5
by trevor from Hull, UK

not to be recommended.

Posted 13-Mar-2013
Pros: the friendly staff and the nice pool,
Cons: mr grumpy
Location: not much in the way of facilities such as bars and restaurants close by and the walk back from the beach, which was not very good, was very steep.
shower was very poor, very little hot water, the windows would not even close never mind lock. some guests complained about not getting any hot water at all on some days. the man that seemed to be in charge hardly ever seemed to speak to anybody but the rest of the staff were very friendly. overall i enjoyed the holiday because i just wanted a relaxing time but the hotel could have been a lot better and i would not book there again.
2 out of 5
by Darren and Rae from Somerset, UK

Fine if you want a hostel and not a hotel.

Posted 11-Mar-2013
Lack of clarity about how much Ayurveda costs.There is a menu/tariff for treatments but you have to see a resident ayurvedic doctor before having any treatments and he adds costs on which you are not aware of until paying the bill. There is a very small kitchen which is not equipped to deal with around 30 guests. There is a large menu but what is on it is not available. There is a menu of the day, which is the same for every day. This consists of about 5 choices. If you want to drink a beer you have to request a day or two in advance and then it is warm. Food takes up to 2 hours to arrive after ordering and waiters do not speak very good English and may bring you something you didn't order. Breakfast consists of an omelette with white toast, fresh fruit juice (sometimes tastes of onions and garlic) and instant coffee. Hotel is very basic and looks nothing like the pictures they provide. The manager does not speak English and does not seem interested in the guests at all. We moved out to a very lovely hotel in Kovalam after one week. The room is very small and does not have anywhere to put your clothes, no mosquito net and a balcony so small you could just manage one chair on it. The beach is about 15 minutes walk away down a very steep hill. Basically we expected something different based on the previous reviews, which were posted due to the previous manager asking regular guests who go there just for the massages, to post a review. It was more like a hostel than a hotel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Asimina

Ayuverdic quiet retreat

Posted 17-Feb-2013 on Hotels.com
Despite my average reviews, I was very happy with my Ayuverdic treatments.The staff was friendly and the rooms were a good size, reasonably comfortable (not luxurious by any means) and offered basic purpose. The beach is walking distance, and quiet. There is not much to do close by, just a few other ayuverdic resorts. Perfect place for affordable stay to focus on your treatments. Service is casual and variable.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by ujwala

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 07-Feb-2013 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Sivani

Short visit before dest. with ayurved.treatment

Posted 05-Feb-2013 on Hotels.com
Hotelroom nice and clean, only room cleaning, when asking, nice beach with umbrellas and sunbeds, nice surrounding, very good ayurvedic treatment, good price, pool clean and nice. Restaurant could be much better, more meals for health, meals were much to fat and heavy to digest.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Mohinder

Posted 05-Feb-2013 on Hotels.com
Overall very nice place to relax and enjoy ayurvedic treatment. But meal services need consideration and improvement.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by I.C

I recommend this place!

Posted 31-Jul-2012
A nice and relaxing place close to the beach. And the staff were so friendly and helpfull if you needed something. I recommend this place its a really good place!