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
5out 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.
5out 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.
5out 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.
3out 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!
4out 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.
5out 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.
5out 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.
4out of 5
by Ирина Александр from Москва

Отличное место для спокойного отдыха

Posted 01-Apr-2014 on Hotels
Достоинства: вкусная и разнообразная еда, аюрведические процедуры, ухоженная территория. Недостатки: у нас был номер без крндиционера, вечером и ночью в номере было очень жарко и душно, так что рекомендуем брать номер с кондиционером. Всегда очень большие волны, иногда войти в море было просто невозможно. Впечатление от отеля испортила работа обслуживающего персонала на рецепции отеля: во-первых при нашем выезде из отеля потребовали оплатить счета, которые уже были оплачены и только благодаря тому, что у нас остались квитанции с отметками об оплате, наш счет пересчитали, во-вторых потребовали оплатить поздний отъез из отеля по стоимости равной стоиости за полные сутки пребывания. На наше предложение освободить номер в расчетное время 12:00, а наши вещи оставить на рецепции отеля до вечера, был получен категорический отказ. В- третьих после окончательного расчета,, нам позвонили с рецепции отеля и сообщили, что они ошиблись и мы должны еще доплатить. Ни в одной стране и ни в одном отеле мы не сталкивались с таким отношением к гостям отеля.
5out 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.
5out of 5
by Lena from Stockholm

Fantastiskt ställe

Posted 18-Jan-2014 on Hotels
Härligt avslappnad resort med två fantastiska pooler med sköna solstolar, parasoll och jordekorrar, strand med rätt höga vågor, lokala fiskare på stranden på morgonen, bra restaurang, stora rum, dock med hårda sängar, bra behandlingar, bra service. Tillgång till yoga, meditation, bio, föreläsningar, underhållning vissa kvällar. Om man vill ha lite mer puls så finns möjlighet att ta tuktuk (15 min) eller taxi till Kovalam men man stannar helst här! Passar bättre för vuxna än barn. Kan verkligen rekommendera Bethsaida och hoppas på att få återkomma!