Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by Jiri from Florida

Beautiful beach

Posted 04-Apr-2014 on Hotels.com
But watch out for broken vodka bottles lurking in the sand. Nice taste of local fishermen's life but the property seems to be run more as a home stay then a hotel. Staff is nice and helpful enough but the management seems to be more interested in selling tours and Ayurvedic procedures then keeping up the property. Come only if you want to escape completely and don't want to go to store,go for a beer or to restaurant for a duration of your stay
5 out of 5
by Issam

Amazing experience

Posted 19-Jan-2013 on Hotels.com
A must see place. You have to try it trust me even if you stay for two nights. You are in the middle of nowhere, a fishermen village,people are very friendly and nice. The hotel is new, you have a nice swimming pool facing the ocean, the owner and the staff are very helpful. The rooms are clean and you have plenty of TV channels. The food is amazing: how often do you eat fish that has been caught by fishermen just in front of your eyes...very pleasant experience. We were buying the fish on the shoreline, for less than 5 dollars, you have more than 2 kilos. We gave it to the people at the hotel and they cook it for us...Nice place, definitely I will go back. I don't have to mention here that the sea is amazing (very clear water). Also you can have beer in the hotel, but it would be better if you bring your own booze.
3 out of 5
for Couples
by M Sreekanth

Could have been much better

Posted 30-Dec-2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel is at an exquisite location overlooking the ocean. U wake up in the morning and u find the ocean staring at u from within the coconut trees. The stay at the Hotel was good, but it could have been much better. The staff was very very courteous, but we had to ask for everything ourselves. The linen wasn't as clean and there wasn't anyone to clean the rooms daily. Getting hot water was a problem. The location is sodeep inside that its really difficult if u r going there for the first time. Thanks to the lady from the hotel who directed us. The resort is 4km inside from the main road and its difficult to get autos or buses. Its better u have your own vehicle. The swimming pool still seems to be under renovation. The entire hotel was under renovation when we went. It is a little far from Kovalam, but is centrally located if u want to go one day to Varkala & one day to Kovalam. If u want to spend your entire time in Kovalam, this might not be a very preferred location.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jack from Munich, Germany

Relaxing Putentope

Posted 09-Mar-2012
Pros: Quiet, Peaceful,
Cons: Lack of eatery surrounding
This is the hotel for those who like quiet & relaxing beach. Don't expect much amenities except the basics. If you need transportation for rental, go to the junction and asked those youngsters for Kieran. Mathew was very accomodating to picked us up at 1am at airport. it is truly relaxing here.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by JaTim from Devon

Arriving in India for the first time!

Posted 29-Feb-2012
Pros: Staff , location and food
Cons: Taxi fares and quite a dark, sparsely furnished room in comparison to other rooms.
Location: Quite beautiful; the hotel is situated in a coconut grove besides a stunning expanse of beach. The hammocks slung between trees are a bonus.
The staff easily accomodated our arrival at 5.00am from the airport and were friendly and helpful for the duration of our stay.We had a downstairs room because we arrived so early and we think that other rooms were more comfortable so wished we had been moved to the intended room after the first few hours. The food was delicious and plentiful and the location absolutely beautiful. We felt that we paid top price for the taxis to and from Trivandram which we later learned we could have hired for ourselves a lot cheaper. However despite this slight 'rip off' it was a good first experience of India and it is a hotel we would definitely use again.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Santa Clara,CA

Palmbeach resort - serene , calm, relaxing place

Posted 14-Oct-2011 on Hotels.com
We went for two night stay at this place. The serene and natural surroundings was the most captivating thing about this place which is a bit difficult to find in Indian resorts in this budget . The staff and owner made special efforts to make us comfortable and feel at home. He arranged a ride for us on fisherman's boat to go into the sea which was quite adventurous. Will specially recommend for people who wish to stay close to nature and enjoy the surroundings.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Staffs

mixed feelings

Posted 24-Aug-2011
If you want complete isolation this is the place. No shops, cafes, bars , restaurants or entertainment you are completely reliant on the owners. There are no menus so you eat what you are given and charged at the end of your stay, food was mediocre and not very plentiful. I asked for a hairdryer but it never appeared. We were in bed at about 9pm every night as there was nothing to do. The only advantage to staying here is the superb unspoiled beach and if you have plenty of books to read I can recommend the hammocks in the garden - far superior to the beds in the room which had no mattress to speak of and were really uncomfortable.