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Turtle on The Beach

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   VPI/439, ITDC Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Turtle on the Beach on my first visit to Kovalam. It's a lovely boutique hotel with every room sea facing. Interesting artifacts dot the hotel including quite a few turtles. The room we chose was a spacious deluxe suite with an upstairs sleeping area as well as a day bed in addition to the master bed. Decent... More

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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle on The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing the wonderful review of your stay on this forum. We constantly strive to provide our guests with a wonderful experience and we are happy to learn that we were able to deliver the same to you. Your appreciation of the various aspects of our hospitality is, indeed, encouraging. We look forward to welcoming you... More

Madurai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room arabian sea view balcony bathroom all are good. Hot water was not available when we stayed. After they came and fixed. They had plenty of food in breakfast but not good in taste as expected. Swimming pool is very nice we can see the sea at the end of swimming pool.

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Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Turtle on the Beach. We thank you for reviewing us on this forum. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay and left with a positive impression. However, we believe that there is always room for improvement in our quest for excellence. Thus, we, most certainly, shall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place with greater sea view. Always drizzling. Ambiance rooms & restaurant. Excellent guest service. Well maintained rooms with amenities. Verygood hotel for holidays & weekend. Non alcoholic & nonsmoking hotel.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you were mesmerized by our service and found the accommodation impressive. The Arabian Sea View strikes a chord in the hearts of all our guests and it is nice to know that you liked it. Thank you for appreciating the diligent efforts of our associates and... More

Palakkad, India, Asia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group booking of 16 rooms in fisrt week of august..off season..but we were charged very high...not much concessions given..no free wifi.. Swimmimg pool filled with flies and insects...poor service given..we had a dj family party ..security people came suddenly inside party hall....our party stopped. ..no enjoyment...no resoonsible one to listen.next day checkout time...no settlement done.. We along... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kovalam itself is pristine with beautiful beaches, and the location of turtle on the beach just overlooking the sea makes it a wonderful stay in a surprisingly affordable price. Rooms are large with fully loaded facilities and a sea view balcony. Only issue is although the location is near to beach to actually go to the beach you will have... More

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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle on The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your comments about our hotel. We are delighted to receive your praises for our location in the form of your review. The exactitude of your observation is high as Kovalam is a gem amongst the many beaches of God's Own Country and it attracts travellers from all over... More

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic hotel with a nice pool, pleasant rooms, good food and excellent staff. The location is quiet and a bit away from the maddening crowd. My son loved the breakfast spread and the staff was ever ready to help.

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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle on The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to receive your compliments for our food, services and facilities.It is good to know that you enjoyed the hospitality at our hotel. Further, we are glad that our location added value to your stay and your son enjoyed the breakfast served. It was a pleasure to have you with... More

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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the staff were helpful, polite and keen to do all that they could, we experienced a huge variability in the quality received. Perhaps, had we stayed longer than one day and one evening, things would have got better, however, in a service based industry, you do not always get a second chance to impress. Indeed, if we had been... More

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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle on The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your feedback on this forum. It is the constant endeavor of our associates to serve our guests with warmth and efficiency. We are disappointed to know that your experience at Turtle on the Beach could not meet your expectations. However, the issues raised by you have been taken up by respective departments and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out of this world would recommend to everyone had the best holiday ever couldn't fault the location the wife and I are returning in the near future and can't wait made a lot of nice friends and we recommend the boat trip seeing old India as it is fantastic

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the wonderful feedback of your stay with us at Turtle on The Beach. We are delighted to be the recipient of your “5/5” ratings on every aspect of our hospitality. Kind words such as yours inspire the team and reflect the high standards we have set ourselves in terms of efficient hospitality. It is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stay at Turtle on the beach in Kovalam in July was excellent! Since we had our mother in law with us who is 75 years old, the manager upgraded us to a higher room so that the Bathroom is accessible! Very thoughtful! The restaurant was good and so was the hotel room, very spacious and excellent sea view! We... More

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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle on The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay at Turtle on The Beach and that the little extras we delivered added value to your stay. Your appreciation of various aspects have been conveyed to the entire team and they are happy to be acknowledged for their services provided. Many thanks for staying with us and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The duplex rooms are nice and spacious. Hotel is not so old (5 years), so most facilities are up-to-date. The hotel restaurant also serves the breakfast (not outstanding). For the lunch and dinner you really need to look elsewhere. Most visitors take lunch and dinner at the Bait at Vivanta by Taj. But the offering of the Bait is for... More

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for staying with us at Turtle on The Beach on your recent visit to Kovalam. With our beautiful property overlooking the Arabian Sea offering our guests magnificent vistas from the resort, we are committed to provide our guests with specialized services and the best facilities. Thus we are pleased to learn that our hospitality met your... More

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Address: VPI/439, ITDC Road, Kovalam 695527, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Turtle on The Beach 4.5*
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Turtle On The Beach Kovalam, Kerala

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By blending the finest of art with the most sophisticated luxury, Turtle on the beach brings about a new grammar in holidaying in this part of the world. You will find it unique in every way you look at it, either as a whole or in parts that make it a whole. And that makes Turtle on the beach a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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