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Kempinski Kovalam Beach | The Leela, Lobby level, Kovalam 695527, India
0471-3051234
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best view of the sea

This place is right next to the infinity pool, which drops into the expanse of the Arabian sea. From here you get a full un obstructed view of the sea right up to the horizon. They have a happy hour session from 4 to 7 PM, and this is one place you can laze around sipping either coffee or some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Lucknow, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Buffet is quite elaborated and have numerous variety. Food quality was above average. Staff personnel were very helpful. They even suggest you food and drinks you must try. View is just breath-taking.

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doha
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11 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is right next to the infinity pool, which drops into the expanse of the Arabian sea. From here you get a full un obstructed view of the sea right up to the horizon. They have a happy hour session from 4 to 7 PM, and this is one place you can laze around sipping either coffee or some... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Terrace Restaurant at the Leela must surely rank among the most scenic locations for dining at a restaurant anywhere. On a broad terrace beside the rooftop swimming pool, overlooking the magnifcent Kovalam Cove in the Arabian Sea, it has a large open seating area and a smaller enclosed air-conditioned hall. We chose to be seated inside for our Saturday... More 

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Mumbai
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Relax, sit-down, feel the breeze, enjoy the service and relish the food .. which is multi-cuisine. Staff and Chef are all helpful. Best to take a table towards the water.

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Bangalore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Breakfast buffets were repetitive but ala carte is very good. Try leela wellness pizza - extremely yummy and so is their veg biryani

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food spread was very good and the ambiance with the sea facing outdoor seating option was good! The food was good but one time the Appam from the live kitchen turned out to be salty!

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a lovely traditional Kerala breakfast of puttu, appam & idiappam.... all tasted so good..just couldn't resist trying them all. Washed them down with fresh tender coconut water and chaya (tea). What is it with Kerala breakfast items, you gobble all you want but you never feel full??!!! Enjoyed the breathtaking view too!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was a shocking experience for me. The buffet restaurant is by no standards a 5 star restaurant. The choice of spread is limited and food is only lukewarm close to cold. Even telling the staff to get warm food didn't help. The dessert was still tolerable. But I must say the chef has no idea how to make a... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Staying at a hotel in Kanyakumari, my family decided to do a sight seeing up till kovalam. Kovalam being the end point, was decided to see the sunset there. I then took my parents to this place,knowing that the view would be amazing from there. We enjoyed the evening, over the marvellous view of the sunset and really nice CHAI... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Limited variety in buffet. Food was excessively spicy. Overpriced for the fare that was served. Poor Service.

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  • Address: Kempinski Kovalam Beach | The Leela, Lobby level, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: 0471-3051234

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