Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by Mark

Nice Hotel

Posted 31-Dec-2016 on Hotels
I really enjoyed my time at Ideal Resort. It was relaxing with really good food and a good pool. I didn't try one of the massages nor was I on the Ayurvedic cleanse so I can't comment on those aspects. The bed was comfy and fairly firm. Shower was good, once I found out how to get hot water out of it. Given the ongoing money issues here, there are two ATMs within a couple of minutes walking distance which were always stocked with notes. Very helpful at the moment.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Good value resort

Posted 09-Feb-2016
Pros: The accommodation isn't flash, but it is kept spotlessly clean. Very friendly and helpful staff
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.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Berlin

A former nice resort ruined by cheap tourists

Posted 22-Nov-2015
Pros: The Ayurveda treatments are quite good.
Cons: Update the room and don't sell the rooms to cheap guests if you want your good guests to relax.
Location: The way to the beach is slippery and dirty, the beach just dirty. On the way everybody will try to sell you something.
According to the other reviews the resort wasn't so bad. Well, now it is. I booked the best room and got and outdated one half facing the pool and half facing a wall, so it was quite dark. At 6am in the morning hotel staff started moving furniture so I wasn't able to sleep. At 7am kids started using the pool with their clothes on. It seemed like they were washing it in there. The water is accordingly dirty. I asked to change the room to another one not close to the pool even though it doesn't have AC. The manager tried to help, but he was also limited by the bad resort he's managing. The new room was also noisy from 7:30am on. For the third night the manager offered to move me to another hotel. I declined and found one myself. He refunded me part of what I paid. Expedia didn't care about any of this and didn't give me a refund. I just got some self-loving text blocks back from them. Last time I used them.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from johannesburg

My favourite hotel

Posted 20-Oct-2015
Pros: Staff, location, food , health centre, atmosphere
Cons: None. Any changes would spoil this little gems charm and character
Location: Lovely little village
My second visit to this hotel and not my last You don't go to Ideal for 5 star facilities but go for 5 star service, most pleasant atmosphere and tranquillity. Intimate hotel where every guest is important . All the staff from the Manager Shamer to Chef Binu to the security -seem to be hand picked . Great food , excellent therapist great hotel. Cannot wait for my next visit
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 17-Jan-2015 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Good stay

Posted 22-Dec-2014 on Hotels
If you don't mind chirping lizards in the room, the stay is good. Good ambience!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 17-Nov-2014 on Hotels
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Very helpful staff

Posted 11-Nov-2014
The Hotel Manager and staff are very helpful and always try to support where they can. Room at his cooperation Hotel pebble Beach Was Clean and had hot water:) The only thing I can not recommend is the restaurant. Maybe it is worth to check other options around.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Very Relaxing Atmosphere

Posted 03-Nov-2014
Cons: The food quality can be improved.I was served cold food and that was kind of a disappointment.
This was possibly one of the best vacations I had in a very long time. Not only was the atmosphere please but the environment complimented it.Would love to visit it again.Definitely worth a second visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Riyadh

Unique Ayurveda experience

Posted 16-Oct-2014
Pros: we were very happy with our choice.
Cons: With a small touch of walls painting, and attention to details, Ideal will have nothing to envy from surrounding 4star hotels.
Location: 1) Fine dining at Maya, Trivandrum 2) Unforgettable breakfast in Manaltheeram hotel. 3) Shopping experience of gold and local fabrics in Chalia rd
We will always remember our stay at Ideal Ayurvedic Resort, as a blend of different experiences, mixing medicine, relaxed stay, short walks to the nearest beach and longer trips to the surrounding attractions. If you are looking for a luxurious stay, maybe Ideal Resort is not the one, but if you want to be pampered and looked after and offered high level ayurvedic treatments, medical care and stay in clean, comfortable rooms, in other words, if you want to spend a couple of weeks feeling like being part of a family, and not as a tourist, then look no further, and book your stay with Ideal Ayurvedic Resort. Advise: do not leave the hotel, unless you have tried the purgation treatment, among all other therapies. Uncomfortable in the beginning, it will gift you a new body and spirit. Abandon yourself to the sapient hands of the well- trained and qualified practitioners. Forget problems and misery of the city life. See the world through new prospective (everyone will always welcome you with a big smile). With special thanks to all of the staff, we greet you and renew our appointment for next year.