Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

3.5 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by tony from grimsby uk

lovely quiet place

Posted 22-Feb-2016 on Hotels
great hosts,fantastic for a beach pretty much to yourself apart from the fishermen
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bristol, UK

Quite Keralan Beach Hotel

Posted 09-Jan-2016
Pros: Family run, informal, beach.
Cons: Lots of things, but then it would become expensive and lose its character.
Location: Chai In Puthenthope, house boats on the lake at Kadinamkulam. 5 * hotel as well - nice to visit but preferred Palmleaves
One of the few hotels right on the beach with a/c and a pool. It is the only hotel within a couple of Km, so no other tourists. It is a Keralan hotel and not an Internation Hotel. Therefore hard matresses and basic facilities. But if you need something ask, and they may well be able to help you e.g. the room is not automatically cleaned every day, but if you ask, they'll do it. Food does take a while to be prepared since it is cooked fresh, so order a couple of hours before, rather than sit at the table and wait. The included breakfast was fresh fruit idli or puri (on alternate days), sombal, boiled egg, dalia (wheat based porridge), toast, juice, tea and coffee. There were other variations on some days. And again other types of eggs were available if you asked. The pool did not look clean the first day, but actually when you are in it is fine. The water did become clearer over the next few days. there is some shade from the palms so you could stay in the pool even in the heat. There is a slope down from the pool to the beach, with a lovely shaded area under the palms. There is a beach side dining area, and they can bring food down for you. The beach itself is great. Fishermen hauling in the nets first thing in the morning. It is steeply sloping and there are big waves at times, so be careful. There is a shop within 20m where you can get cold drinks, water, crisps and snacks. A 3 wheeler ride will get you to Kazhakkoottam, with a lot more shops and restaurants.
5 out of 5
by Bhagath Singh

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 12-Nov-2015 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Bad location

Posted 24-Oct-2015
One of the worst hotels ever visited. I would recommend expedia to remove this hotel frim ur suggestion list.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Moscow, Russia

Nice hotel, close to th beach :)

Posted 30-Jan-2015
Iwas there with my husband and son. It was exellent! Very beautiful place without peщзду. Thanks for all :))
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Close to clean isolated beach

Posted 03-Jan-2015
Good resort, right on a village beach. No tourist crowds. Sea-view rooms best. Food not for Indian taste, bland. Owners very friendly & helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great Hotel at peaceful natural envoirnment.

Posted 24-Dec-2014
Wonderful stay and enjoyed the nature along with beach. Thank you.
3 out of 5
by Jiri from Florida

Beautiful beach

Posted 04-Apr-2014 on Hotels
But watch out for broken vodka bottles lurking in the sand. Nice taste of local fishermen's life but the property seems to be run more as a home stay then a hotel. Staff is nice and helpful enough but the management seems to be more interested in selling tours and Ayurvedic procedures then keeping up the property. Come only if you want to escape completely and don't want to go to store,go for a beer or to restaurant for a duration of your stay
5 out of 5
by Issam

Amazing experience

Posted 19-Jan-2013 on Hotels
A must see place. You have to try it trust me even if you stay for two nights. You are in the middle of nowhere, a fishermen village,people are very friendly and nice. The hotel is new, you have a nice swimming pool facing the ocean, the owner and the staff are very helpful. The rooms are clean and you have plenty of TV channels. The food is amazing: how often do you eat fish that has been caught by fishermen just in front of your eyes...very pleasant experience. We were buying the fish on the shoreline, for less than 5 dollars, you have more than 2 kilos. We gave it to the people at the hotel and they cook it for us...Nice place, definitely I will go back. I don't have to mention here that the sea is amazing (very clear water). Also you can have beer in the hotel, but it would be better if you bring your own booze.
3 out of 5
by M Sreekanth

Could have been much better

Posted 30-Dec-2012 on Hotels
The hotel is at an exquisite location overlooking the ocean. U wake up in the morning and u find the ocean staring at u from within the coconut trees. The stay at the Hotel was good, but it could have been much better. The staff was very very courteous, but we had to ask for everything ourselves. The linen wasn't as clean and there wasn't anyone to clean the rooms daily. Getting hot water was a problem. The location is sodeep inside that its really difficult if u r going there for the first time. Thanks to the lady from the hotel who directed us. The resort is 4km inside from the main road and its difficult to get autos or buses. Its better u have your own vehicle. The swimming pool still seems to be under renovation. The entire hotel was under renovation when we went. It is a little far from Kovalam, but is centrally located if u want to go one day to Varkala & one day to Kovalam. If u want to spend your entire time in Kovalam, this might not be a very preferred location.