Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

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3.8 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
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3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 15-Feb-2014 on Hotels.com
2 out of 5
by Alvand from USA

Great staff, dirty beaches and very noisy resort

Posted 18-Jan-2014
Pros: People and staff were great. Beautiful Nature.
Cons: Expensive. Beach was dirty. Resort was noisy. Staff was paid very very little.
Location: Beautiful nature. beautiful setting. very noisy. very dirty.
One can not say enough good things about the people of India and the great staff of the resort. The negatives are: (1) the resort charges western rates for a very average place, and pays the staff very very little. It does not feel right to enable such exploitation of local people. (2) the beaches are dirty. The resort advertises the beach front location, but does not want to clean even the front beach, (3) the access to the beach goes through a water way that is very filthy. If you have any scratches, you should not walk through the water way to the beach, (4) the resort is very very noisy. there is a church and temple with audio recordings on speakers playing from roughly 5AM to 11PM. Besides that, crows, dogs barking, neighbors kids screaming, and garden equipment running most of the day time.
5 out of 5
by wildeyes from UK

Beautiful relaxing getaway

Posted 09-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
We arrived at 5am directly from the airport and at that time our room was not available, so we were given a lovely little temporary room to sleep and freshen up in. They called us as soon as room was ready and moved all our things for us. Service was fantastic, Monisha looked after us and was wonderful. The resort is surrounded by nature, the sounds and sights are relaxing and calming. We didn't have time to try the Ayurvedic treatments but others seemed to think they were great too.. doctor, dentist consultancy and treatments all appeared to be high quality. Overall an amazing experience and would love to return there someday.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good Ayurvedic Resort for treatment

Posted 02-Jan-2014
Pros: The staff is excellent and friendly. My wife mentioned she liked a plant when we were there, they gifted that plant in a pot to take.
Cons: Only more choices in food items for breakfast buffet.
Location: Lighthouse beach at Kovalam is about 6 or so km away, awesome for fish and tandoori lovers. Many water activities at Lighthouse beach.
Hotel has got very limited choice of food, no tandoor items, breakfast was very very limited as the food was basically for folks who were getting Ayurvedic treatment done. This resort is very good for privacy, relaxation if you undergo Ayurvedic treatments. The beach is not very near you have to walk down a 50 staircase steps and then 50 more steps.
4 out of 5
by Mike from UK

Great Location

Posted 25-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
Beautiful location. Lovely individual cottages and houses in beautiful tropical gardens. Good buffet meals in restaurant. This is primarily an ayurvedic resort but also has excellent beach, much better than nearby Kovalam. Resort does not serve alcohol.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jaz from London, UK

Nice and relaxing don't get hooked the treaments

Posted 19-Mar-2013
Pros: The rooms were lovely and cosy
Cons: The WiFi, Massage and Yoga classes was dreadful
Location: Location was prefect for me just 20 drive to a lovely beach, lovely shops and fab places to eat
The staff was very pleasant; the cleaners were not of a high standard but were very kind and accommodating Massage a was not good and I would not recommend it. Also the Yoga was dreadful the entire class complained and we wasn't charged and we then went to another class and it was just as bad, very disappointing to go to India and the Yoga to be so dreadful The Wi-Fi had constantly faults and was cutting out repeating, you needed 9 different codes from different locations within the resort. Therefore to advertise free Wi-Fi is misleading, as you couldn't even down load a movie without it cutting out. Last but not least don't ask them to arrange a driver as they charge 65% more than if you were going to go on your own back. Also I booked a cab with the hotel for a day for the driver to show and take me around the tourist areas, the driver did not speak English at all and was extremely unfriendly and unkind, in the end I found a local driver from the same cab company who then picked me and took all around for the fraction of the price and was so lovely.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 01-Mar-2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A diffent kind of holiday

Posted 05-Mar-2012
Pros: Setting was delightful with well appointed cabins/chalets dottted around on a steep hillside between palm trees overlooking a long beach.
Cons: The steep climb up from the beach and the lack of entertainment. The lack of a Tv was a mixed blessing.
Location: Iimmediate location was a long beach and little else of interest outside the hotel. The nearest places of interest were a half hour taxi drive away,
The hotel was an Ayurvedic hotel much like a health resort. It was not what we were looking for, but that was our fault. Nevertheless we found our stay there very pleasant and relaxing. The food was good, Indian and European.The beach was close by but there were few shops. The hotel ran trips daily and provide entertainment (indian music mostly) during dinner. There were few children to disturb the daily peace and other guests were respectful of each other's privacy. A good place to spend some quiet time relaxing, eating well and swimming either in the pool or in the sea, but little else in the way of entertainment in the hotel or nearby. Hammocks were provided outside each cabin One disappointment was that our rooms weren't air-conditioned and the climate was very hot (30-33 degrees C) and humid. Big fans didn't seem to help. A good short break, especially if you are looking for restorative treatment through the science of Ayevurda. Most of the clients were older clients and couples. It might not appeal to most of thethe younger crowd.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Currently New Delhi

Somatheeram Beach Resort

Posted 06-Sep-2011 on Hotels.com
Excellent location and perfect environment for a quite stay without any communications disturbing, yet all amenities present (including internet room). Very friendly staff. Excellent beach allowing for long walks (with a bit of caution on your steps). Some improvements required on the food though. Below average quality. Other then that, excellent. Ayurveda treatment available (a bit on the expensive end and prices somewhat exaggerated but still not bad) and lots of nice herbal creams potions and lotions. Definitely recommended for people that look for a quite relaxing stay. No techno , crowded beaches and the sort.