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Shirleys Beach

Light House Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Ranked #33 of 48 Hotels in Kovalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015
michaelseymour2014 Darwin, Australia
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I made a booking at Shirley’s through Agoda and pre-paid for the room. The place was impossible to find - the “hotel” is not at the location shown on Tripadvisor, Google Maps, or the hotel's own website. When I did find the location, the manager told me that they would put me in a room “on the beach” several minutes... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I spent a week at Shirleys Beach in January 2015. My room was spacious and well presented. There was also a balcony which was a nice place to sit and use the free wifi, particularly in the cool of the evening. The room was also very clean and there was the option to have the cleaner come in and tidy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Friendly managers and staff. One minute walk to the beach. Nice and very clean room(comfortable beds), bathroom(with hot water) and balcony(with fan). Large fridge, very small TV but with large choice of channels. They will provide good breakfast by your choice, english, american...I like Kerala style, so i got every morning a different and excellent one. Also a perfect WiFi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Myself and my daughter had a wonderful stay at Shirley's in November of 2013. The breakfast was perfectly fine with eggs and fresh juice and was served by Mohammed who could not do enough for us. The room was large and spotlessly clean, the beds were comfortable and we had a large balcony with a table and chairs which we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We did not actually stay at Shirley's but one of the other apartments they access (Green Villas). The first night was poor as although the room was large it was not very clean and the beds were terrible. However complaining gave us an upstairs room which was great with a fridge and large cleanroom and balcony. Beds had foam mattresses... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the worst places to stay there is a lot cheaper and better than this as we found to our cost with a pool and better breakfast for a third of the money they are charging in my honest opinion a complete RIPOFF I really hope I get a reply to this to see how they justified... More 

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Kibworth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We can't praise our stay at Shirley's enough and are disappointed to read the ungrateful reviews from other guests! Shirley met us with a warm welcome and it was a pleasure to see her smiling face and Sambath her son and Mohammed (generally very useful chap to have around) every day! Our room was most importantly spotlessly clean! Also spacious... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I booked this hotel after reading reviews from tripadvisor and booked through cleartrip almost 2 months before my travel. I was aware of its rating but compramised myself for the budget. Only reason for booking was that it was close to Leela bus stop so it would be easier for commuting around. After a week long journey across various places... More 

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Ajmer, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you are a budget traveller then it is OK to stay here for a night or two. The owner Mr. Sambath is running quiet a business like many people there. Probably the guest who checked out before us left fish in the refrigerator so room was stinking. But they had it cleaned quickly. The owner is well informed and... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I wanted some budget but clean hotel near beach.Booked from booking.com.Hotel was nearby lighthouse beach.Spacious room and bathroom.But the toilet was with broken hand shower for commode as well as for bathing.Three beds were there.1 towel is given for 1 couple.Blankets were also not good.Though there was a big balcony.There was uncleaned ,full of fungus ,not working refrigerator was there.Seen... More 

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