Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Comfortable hotel with relaxing atmosphere

Posted 01-Aug-2015
Fabulous stay, partly because we were upgraded (overbooked?) to a room in the Turtle on the Beach hotel (connected to Tom's Inn).
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Fantastic Hotel

Posted 26-Jul-2015 on Hotels
Me and my friend had a lovely stay at Tom's Inn in Kovalam. Staff were very friendly and more than happy to accommodate anything we needed. We loved the little animal towels our housekeeper put on the bed each morning!! So cute (it's the little things that count!) The room we stayed in was huge and the bathroom itself was almost as big as my apartment! Bed was extremely comfy and furnishings were too. Food at the restaurant was amazing! The buffet breakfasts were extremely dangerous (my friend and I couldn't stop ourselves from eating piles of the amazing spread!!). Dinner was just as amazing at the restaurant, though I will admit it was a little more pricey than what you would find in general in Kovalam. You would expect this however, as the inn's restaurant operate through the Turtle On The Beach resort (and it's a 5 star resort!!), and service was amazing. If you find the food too expensive there are a plethora of cheap and cheerful places along the beach or on the main road into Trivandrum. All up I give Tom's Inn a 5 star rating for the fantastic service and lovely staff. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back if we are ever in Kovalam again.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Toronto

Booked for 2 nights, stayed 5

Posted 25-Mar-2015
Pros: The atmosphere, location, great room, good food, amazing people
Cons: Wifi sometimes goes off, or your personal password doesn't work any more, but they solving the problem inmediatly
Location: The only reason to leave the hotel is the beach.
Amazing location, huge room, huge bathroom, beautiful terrace with sea view, clean, great staff, the restaurant is really good, with amazing people and lot's of western choices. If you have any problem or you need something 5 people working on it inmediately. The pool is great. The perfect place to relax or a honeymoon.
5 out of 5
by Srini from Hyderabad

Upgraded to Turtle on the beach

Posted 05-Jan-2015 on Hotels
We were upgraded to Turtle on the beach which is another property owned by the same group, apparently. That was very good. Great rooms, ideal hotel for relaxing as it had all the nine yards.
5 out of 5
by Craig from New Zealand

Great place to stay in Kovalam

Posted 12-Nov-2014 on Hotels
Great stay. Very hospitable staff, including a very warm welcome. Both pools are great, but get down to that beach which we could see from our room and is a stone's throw away. Was a little hard to find at first as Google Maps was not correct, but got there in the end. Would absolutely stay here again next time we go to Kovalam, which hopefully won't be too far away.
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller from Bangalore

Nice resort close to the beach and good facilities

Posted 28-Oct-2014
Pros: Usage of Turtle Bays facilities.
Cons: Restaurant and food definitely needs to improve. Very disappointing for a 5* place.
Location: Lion Safari, Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum Zoo and Museum
Tom's Inn is worth the buck, since it is part of Turtle Bay Resort which is a 5* resort - we get to use all facilities of Turtle Bay. Tom's Inn rooms were also very good and spacious overlooking the beach . But Turtle Bay resort's restaurant was NOT great. Food wasn't great as it is expected to be for a 5* place. No variety and chef definitely doesn't know how to work with eggs.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by T from USA

Nice budget inn with access to 5-star facilities

Posted 20-Jan-2014
Pros: The access to the dining and swimming facilities at its 5-star sister hotel next door.
Cons: Some of the staff (woman checking us in on Dec 31) treat TIP guests as second class citizens.
It was pleasant.
5 out of 5
by Blue Sea, Blue Fish from Kovalam Beach, kerala

Great Comfort

Posted 30-Dec-2013 on Hotels
Usually, with the display of pics and user recommendations by the online booking sites, it's hard to fully work out the complete offering from the hotel, but this one is a surprise. The pictures did not do it justice enough. The premium room i booked turned out to be too good to be true: great space, clean, nice view, and I can't say good things enough about the desk staff, who are so helpful and knowledgeable. All in all a great place to stay when you come to Kovalam beach.
4 out of 5
by Nick

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 16-Sep-2013 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Peter

Great beach view

Posted 18-Feb-2013 on Hotels
Great place. Really convenient for the beach and the pools are good. It felt like staying a big hotel for facilities but we weren't overlooked had our own access and essentailly private view of the beach. There was a couple of problems with power outages but thats part of staying in India and was quickly fixed by the maintenance team.