Ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
70% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Michigan, USA

Awesome hotel. Relaxing and fun.

Posted 15-Aug-2014
Pros: Location. Staff, Food and amenities (very clean and good pool)
Cons: This hotel seems to be more oriented towards people with physical issues and problems, rather than people like me who come for fun.
Location: There was nothing. Travel was possible, but we relaxed here itself
My family really enjoyed our 12 hour stay at the hotel. The beach was awesome, maybe next we should come during the calm season of the sea. The sea was rough, but the hotel staff was there at the beach protecting us and guiding us from danger. The food in the restaurant was great. the hotel rooms were comfortable and the services were great. People were available at your need. The hammock was great and so was the pool. Our family really relaxed at this place. We also got an amazing massage at a reasonable price.
5 out of 5
by The fabulous 4 from France

Rare and unique

Posted 01-Aug-2014 on Hotels
When we first arrived in Kovallam, my friends and I were looking for the perfect location for our one week stay. We then decided to visit a set of hotels and resorts before picking up the right place. Bethsaida did meet our highest expectations. The location is just great, it is located in one of the most charming and lovely place along the ocean with a direct access to the beach. The staff is dedicated to the guests without excess and always shows warmth and attention. The therapists exceed in professionalism, this is no doubt one of the best team we have ever met. The rooms are fine, although the furniture makes them a little bit dark in the inside, it would probably need to be refreshed to meet the competition, however that had no importance with regards to the overall quality. Definitely a unique place to enjoy.
5 out of 5
by Harry from Chennai

Prefect Relaxation...!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 15-May-2014 on Hotels
Resort was located in splendid location. Room had great view of Sea and lush green garden on either side. Well maintained room and staff were very helpful to ensure customer satisfaction.
3 out of 5
by Sam from San Francisco

Does not match expectations!

Posted 06-May-2014
Pros: Good views, nice secluded beach
Cons: Lot of things - see my earlier section
First of all, the hotel is not at Kovalam as claimed. It is about 15 km away which takes over 30 min drive in Kerala. It does not look like a professionally run place - it is more like a 'missionary' set up where most guests and the staff seem to be connected to some christian group. The good thing is some of the revenues from the hotel is used to support an orphanage and other social support activities, but I guess most travelers coming for a vacation are not in that mind set. There is no bar or room service. Connectivity is very poor - both phone and internet. They have a wifi but very weak coverage. The rooms are very bare and some do not have air conditioning - I got a shock when they claimed on check in that I had not 'specifically booked' an A/C room. Had to argue a lot to get one. Rooms have no safes and if you need one you have to use the ones at the reception. Further there i was no coffee brewing facility in my room and with no room service, it was a long trek to get a morning coffee!
4 out of 5
by R. Arakkal from Mumbai

Great sea facing location, pretty property

Posted 28-Apr-2014 on Hotels
The property was very pretty, with helpful staff. Its on the beach with breath-taking views from dawn to dusk. Also quite private, and occupancy is largely European nationals, so you feel comfortable (not judged) in a bikini, for instance. Some things that could help Bethsaida be much better are: (a) Variety of food- the buffet food is largely south-Indian-vegetarian, good for a day or two, but there is not enough variety of cuisines on offer. If you do order à la carte, it takes forever. (b) Luxury quotient could go up dramatically if bathrooms had better fittings/ bathtubs/ premium toiletry with hotel branding etc. (b) Professional hotel management: While very friendly and helpful, most of the staff including front office and restaurant managers are simple locals without spit-and-polish. Staff needed to be reminded for simple things like a TV in the room or fresh tea bags.
5 out of 5
by Adventure girl USA from California

Perfect getaway!

Posted 19-Apr-2014 on Hotels
The hotel is wonderful! Every detail has been thought of, the staff is incredibly attentive and the private each it faces is heaven! The restaurant was also impressive.
5 out of 5
by raj from gurgaon

Great hotel and very calm

Posted 13-Apr-2014 on Hotels
Its a great hotel to stay. very calm..only can hear sea waves sound. have a private beach. rooms are wonderful and big in size. 1st floor and ground floor rooms are great.
5 out of 5
by Louise from Sweden

Beautiful place!

Posted 06-Feb-2014 on Hotels
The place was great, perfectly maintained facilities, friendly staff, good food. But maybe more for adults travelling than a family with children as the place is very much focused on ayurvedic treatment and ayurvedic food. We really enjoyed, but it would have been nice to have the option to have a beer with dinner.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Mugs from London, UK

Posted 20-Dec-2013
Rooms are kept spotless, but are simple: wooden 4-poster beds with mosquito nets, mine had no aircon (a big bonus in my view), heavy wooden chairs, no fridge. Views are beautiful over the palms to the sea. On the downside (upside?), they no longer sell any alcohol, and food is decidedly ayurvedic - i.e. the big buffet at lunch and dinner is made of the most delicious vegetarian ingredients and has spectacular flavours, but doesn't have any fish or meat. But you can get those a la carte. It's really well-run so naturally lots of people have found it now, and the majority seem to come for treatments. The lack of beer and the focus on spa/ pampering makes the whole ambiance very chilled and relaxed. There's few kids here that I saw but it is (and was) perfectly suitable, though the waves on the beach tend to be massive, and kids would need to be carefully watched. Staff are particularly helpful and kind, without there being too much bowing and scraping. It's really a great place."
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Laura from Delhi

Posted 03-Dec-2013
Pros: Very clean, well-cared for, good food, affordable
Location: Lovely walk along a rocky coast, but be careful, some parts are steep.