Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

3.2 out of 5
70% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from India

chic & luxurious

Posted 05-Jan-2015
Pros: the location & rooms
Cons: room service
Location: 50 mt from hotel the beach is there what else one need grt sun set view pubs fresh fish shopping
one of the top best place to stay in Kovalam Hawa beach
4 out of 5
by david from sheffield


Posted 02-Nov-2014 on Hotels
enjoyed stay perfect in middle of beech breakfast ok and great view of surfers while having breafast. would stay again staff very friendly
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Wales

Good hotel with pleasant staff

Posted 27-Oct-2014
Pros: Staff Location Facilities Room position Food Price
Cons: Can't think of anything I would change.
Location: The hotel is right on the seafront so there is always the sea for whatever you fancy doing in or on it. There is not much nightlife after about 10pm
We have stayed at a number of hotels in Kovalam, and in our opinion this hotel is one of the best along the beachfront of Lighthouse Beach. The facilities are good, with a very pleasant and cleaned regularly pool. The staff are all very attentive and pleasant. The room was of a good standard with almost everything you needed, AC, ceiling fan, fridge, kettle and TV. The shower/toilet room was fine, only thing missing was shower soap and shampoo but at the price you are paying I don't think that’s a problem. The hotel is right on the sea front, so you can use your room facilities and still be back on the beach within seconds. There is no road along the seafront, so you have to walk along the pathway from the taxi drop off to the hotel, (it's the same for all the beachfront properties). We enjoyed our breakfast each morning, its Keralan style so would probably not suit everyone, but if want to pay extra you can get whatever you like from the hotel’s restaurant. We ate at the hotel a few times in the evening and it was very good, always very tasty and fresh. The staff keep the hotel very clean, with our room being cleaned and fresh towels and bed linen each day, not always sparkling white but always clean and fresh. For the price we paid there was nothing that did not exceed our expectations, and will definitely be back some time soon.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Brisbane, AU

Nice location but excruciatingly slow service.

Posted 25-Oct-2014
Pros: The air conditioning was good and the pool water was a good temperature to cool off from the sweltering heat and humidity.
Cons: Better room service, cleanliness in the rooms and a good breakfast, better informed baggage staff and speedy service.
Location: A short walk to the light house or a trip to Thiruvananthapuram by car is worthwhile. Don't visit temples if you're not Hindu/Indian.
We stayed at Jeevan Ayurvedic Beach Resort for two nights and we were disappointed by the lack of cleanliness in the room. The floors were dirty and possibly had sand on them when we checked in. Bedsheets and blankets were stained and mattresses were rigid like rocks. The bathroom and toilet weren't the cleanest. Hot water was not available during the early hours of the morning (say 7am) but seemed to be available at about 11am. They have staff with trolleys that ferry your baggage to and from your car and room but they were ill-informed and excruciatingly slow. We had to wait at the car for more than 30 minutes and make a couple of phone calls to track the location of our baggage. We were told that continental breakfast was a part of the room tariff but to our surprise, only south Indian breakfast was served with toast, jam, juice and coffee. We also had to find the caretaker and explicitly ask for new towels everyday, which was a bit hard since we didn't know the language.
2 out of 5
by saurav from Gurgaon

lazy staff

Posted 03-Mar-2014 on Hotels
Though hotel location was good but staff were very lazy specially one sitting in reception,were more inclined towards foreign guest same attitude in their restaurant , breakfast was bland
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Mellons from Windermere

Fantastic Location

Posted 21-Feb-2014
Pros: Great Location, Pool and Beach.
Cons: Breakfast and Breakfast area.
Location: Lots of eating places, money change, internet and shops nearby. On the Beach.
Because the location is great and they are busy the owners/Manger rest on their laurels to a degree. Downstairs Restaurant is very nice. Upstairs where the meagre breakfast is served needs a daily clean. Floor is filthy, bird droppings and cigarette ends, dirty table cloths. Grumpy old man with a couple of lads bring up ready cooked toast (cold) every day a bowl of hard boiled eggs. 1 Jug juice. Bananas. For Europeans that's it. Some Indian Rice dishes (cold). A little machine gives out white sweet coffee. No fresh Coffee or urn of hot water for tea. We took our own cereal and Milk up. Anything extra you pay for. They would be better not doing breakfast if they can not do better. Piles of dirty plates stacked at the top of the stairs. They did change our room after a few days as we never had hot water. Reception staff were very willing to help. Could do with more beds around the pool area.
3 out of 5
by Rahu from London, UK

Great Location

Posted 17-Feb-2014 on Hotels
Location of this hotel was perfect right on the beach front in the middle of the lighthouse beach. When we arrived there was a slight delaying getting into our rooms but the staff did do the best they could to accommodate us. Jeevan is the only liscenced place to sell alcoholic beverages so if people wanting that much needed beer tend to head down here. The bathrooms weren't great and had to wait till around 9 if you wanted a shower that wasn't cold.
2 out of 5
by Peter G from LEEDS ENGLAND

location very good

Posted 17-Feb-2014
rooms were dirty had to ask for the toilet to be disinfected on arrival,i ask the maid twice to clean the room but it never was.breakfast menu was 3 dishes of indian food or fruit juice hard boiled eggs toast jam and bananas every day the same.coffee out of a machine had lots of sugar in it, one lady had hot water and coffee out of a jar so as to not have the sugar and on asking for some milk was told no chance (those words). i must add that the restaurant on the bottom deck which was open to the public was really well run and the food and service was excellent.but i wont be returning to this hotel but will eat in the downstairs restautant.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Tom from UK

Just the job for a relaxing holiday

Posted 11-Jan-2014
Pros: The location, the staff and excellent food.
Cons: Things can always be improved but as this hotel is making great strides to upgrade I will reserve comments until after my next visit.
Location: Located right on the beach, excellent eating places and good shops
First time at the Jeevan Beach resort but have been to Kovalam several times. This hotel may be rated lower than some in this area but the staff were 5 star in their kindness and friendly nature. It is currently undergoing upgrading but this takes time and money but as far as a holiday hotel in Kerala this is a great place to stay.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by sanat from bangalore

location is excellent .Right on the beach.

Posted 05-Jan-2014
Pros: location
Cons: room services needs improvement.
Had a enjoyable stay for 3 nights with family. Food in the restaurant is expensive. Swimming pool is a small one and not useful. Overall good place to enjoy vacation with family and friends.