I additin to excellent services and facilities, and the helpful staff, i must mentiion the fabulous food - buffet style, fish restaurant at waters edge, and the heritage, regional specialty restaurant called Curries. outstanding.
Traveller from uk
Built on floating barges in a lagoon, the 15-acre resort overlooks backwaters, tropical vegetation, and the Arabian Sea.Taj …More
We would recommend this hotel to any globle. There made us so special, it was over 35 years of wedding anniversary, We received special chocolate cake. We appreciate what they had done for us, and our stay in hotel was wonderful. And staff are so friendly and polite, food was very nice.
The 44-acre resort, set into a rock face, overlooks more than two km (one mile) of Kovalam Beach and the Arabian Sea.Leela …More
What a fabulous holiday. Wonderful accommodation overlooking the Arabian Sea. Staff could not be more accommodating, and the food is wonderful. The chef is first class. A great Ayurvedic Spa on site. If you're looking for somewhere to rest, relax, reflect, rejuvenate and be thoroughly spoilt, then this is the place.
Loved waking up each morning to the singing of the fisherman on the beach and going to sleep each night to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.
Opportunities to observe local crafts, including pottery from a national champion, seeing handbags made out of coconut palms, and having your fortune told by a parrot.
Without question, the best holiday I have ever had.
Turtle is not on the beach. It is a 5 min walk. The staff is friendy, the food is excellent. They claim to have a meditteranean restuarant that doesnt have falafel. Their WiFi is terrible (0.2Mb/sec). The toilet flush is weak and they do not provide hair conditioner. Massage was excellent, but they dont have services like hair removal they advertise.
The rooms are large and beautiful. My experience was mixed Lots of litter on Kovalam beach. Would not visit again.
Good location, not very nice beach and scruffy. Hotel fine, sea view just ! on ground floor near beach. Only on bed and breakfast, breakfast choice good but staff in total chaos, didn't eat in restaurants at other times. Bar near beach makes nice cocktails eventually but continually run out of ice.
As a frequent visitor to India, much of what I say is as expected, would I stay again probably. I think the main problem is the all too many corporates functions, weddings etc which is evident in service standards on those days.
Quiet location with many fine little restaurants close by and a couple of upmarket ones.
No need to go there for Ayuverdic treatment; you can simply go for a quiet and restful place to stay and to unwind.
20 minutes tuk-tuk ride from Kovalam beach/restaurants, and 5 -8 minutes walk to Chowara beach
Only downside was being asked to smoke away from the pool area because other guests 'thought we're here to get healthy', even though it's an open area and you may be 20 metres away from anyone else! So be prepared to put up with the holier-than-thou attitudes of the 'worried well' from various parts of Europe.
All in all, though, I'd recommend this place for a quiet holiday.
Pocket Guide: Thiruvananthapuram District Kovalam Beach Hotels
Once a quiet beach town, Kovalam Beach in southern India is now a bustling tourist destination on the Arabian Sea. Lively beachside markets offer local products including clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs. Kovalam Beach is also quickly becoming a popular destination for yoga and health retreats for travelers from around the world.
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