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Kovalam Beach Hotel
2nd Beach Road | Kovalam Beach, Kovalam 695 527, India   |  
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Ranked #32 of 63 Kovalam B&B and Inns
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“shouldn't give even 1 rating... pathetic”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This was the last hotel of our honeymoon trip. Andwas a very disappointing ending of the trip.
Interior and location of hotel is very good. but staff is illiterate. the room's interior was good but lizards were roaming inside the room. there was no hot water in the room. I called the reception several times, but instead of sending somebody they were giving me instructions that how to use the tap to get hot water.
it was of no use to do any damn thing. finally i went to the reception personally. they sent a person with me. who tried doing many things. finally just turned the fish (fish shaped tap) in 180 degrees. and said keep the water running for half an hour then you will get hot water. i did the same. but it was just a joke. finally we couldn't take the bath tht day and went to the beach.

when we came back, hotel was supposed to arrange a candle light dinner along with a wedding cake. which they denied to do. I called up our trip agent he said we will arrange it. they arranged the dinner ( in bulbs, no candle light) without cake. when i asked for thecake the manager (illiterate manager) said no we are not told for the cake.

Then the food was super pathetic and we had to drop it and find something outside.

I suggest please please don't go to this hotel for your honeymoon at least. you will remember this nightmare forever.

Room Tip: In case you are going to stay here (please don't stay) insist for sea facing room.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My friend Jeff stayed in this hotel and recommended it. Thanks jeff, I had a wonderful holidays there. Their hospitality is excellent, th elocation too. Away from the crowded area. Rooms are are clean and hygenic, restaurants are quiet good and resonabily priced. I love this place and recommend it to my co travellers. thanks.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We checked in there at Kovalam Beach Hotel on April 22nd, and it was a lovely stay.
The hotel located very close to the beach and the bus stand. Stand away from the crowded clusters of the light house beach. We stayed there 3 nights, had ayurveda massage and it was wonderful experience. Staff were very friendly and ready to help.
I will surely recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

A rustic hotel which is great value for money; the view alone was worth the price we paid. The rooms were clean but the daily 'make my room' was literally that; they made the bed but didn't change the sheets until we took them off the bed ourselves.

The air conditioning was a bit noisy but it worked and the curtains were not dark enough to stop me waking up at day break.

Overall a good hotel with beautiful sea views from the bed as well as the balcony.

Room Tip: A seaview room. Level 3 was best for unobstructed views as the top of the coconut trees were at leve...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Being a regular tourer, I happened to check into Kovalam Beach Hotel and I must say it is a very nice place to stay.The service is excellent, rooms are spic and span and really well maintained.Food is fabulous with a good range of menu options.Very courteous staff, good amenities and services available 24x7.The interiors are beautifully designed with a creative touch of traditional south indian architecture.The beach is closeby and is at a walking distance from the hotel.Sure to check in again if i happen to visit Kovalam and yes, will definitely recommend to fellow travellers.!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Kovalam Beach Hotel is a Home than a Hotel. Its less than 50 yards from the eve's beach. Eve's beach is not as crowded as the Light house beach.The staff are very generous, friendly. Food served was nice, they have offered some local delicacies like "paysam, biryani etc.," And the city tour they arrange was remarkable. worth choosing it, if you like a quiet, clean hide out.

Room Tip: If you prefer sea facing rooms with balcony, opt for 201, 202, 3101, 302, 401, 402
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

Have stayed in Kovalam Beac Hotel couple of days back, enjoyed it. Its located in the corner of eve's beach, at the end of the steep way to the beach, nice location, away from the congested light house, good people, nice settings, excellent food. Even we tried some authentic local dishes, especially the kerala biryani from chef sabu, yummy! Worth trying.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kovalam Beach Hotel

Address: 2nd Beach Road | Kovalam Beach, Kovalam 695 527, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
True hospitality has always been the fabric of the Kovalam Beach Hotel, a superior boutique heritage resort situated on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world. The hotel’s unique location provides all the advantages- including spectacular views of God’s own country’s southern coastline. The Kovalam Beach Hotel welcomes guests to a warm and inspiring environment of aesthetic luxury and comfort. The building itself is designed and decorated as traditional architecture. The result is a contemporary resort that offers guests not only luxurious facilities and personal service, but an all-round God’s own country holiday experience. ... more   less 
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