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“One bad thing after another... With a beautiful view!” 2 of 5 stars
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Pappukutty Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hawa Beach, Kovalam 695027, India   |  
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Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Kovalam
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“One bad thing after another... With a beautiful view!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

I should have left at check-in but was part of bigger vacation package. Was a little concerned why I must leave my passport for at least 30 min and then again surrender passport when I checked out. That took time away from day. I was interested in the "free wifi," which was advertised but even the desk clerk couldn't get their password to work. We tried several times to get it to work but I never got wifi. When we ordered from hotel, food smelled and tasted old and didn't look right either. The room was in a beautiful place and I could see the sea. The boardwalk of the beach and view of the lighthouse were very nice.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bangalore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had a very bad experience in Pappukutty, We booked 3 rooms, Room service worst, Terrible food, you will not get room service after 10 pm, I will not suggest to anyone to stay in this hotel.

Pros:
* Swimming pool good.
* Good location

Cons:
* Double bed room contains two single beds merged. :-(
* No room service. You will have to visit there restaurant located near the entrance.
* Room is equipped with AC that doesn't function.
* No proper staff
* Bad House keeping
* very bad Breakfast

Please don't stay in Pappukutty :(

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Mangalore
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Best point of this Resort is loacation. Everything else is just average. Waiting for your complimentary breakfast is a frustration because of inadequate staff and kitchen. Lunch / Dinner is equally painfull, but thanks to the area there are other good restaurants around.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Mumbai
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

contact service desk 5 time to get extra matteress. Toilets in rooms leak smelling of urine, A/C didn't have remote control. A/C was turn off by staff, booked seaflower got waves room type no fridge in room (that was paid for.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hotel is right on the beach and you can have a view of the beach right from your Balcony. But I would say the hotel is not value for money.We have paid INR 3500 per room ,but the kind of Beds we have got was not at al good.The services were good.It was an average stay.The only plus point being its location.There was no lucn or dinner options available in the restaurant but that's is not a problem at all as you can get plenty of other options serving sea food.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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melbourne
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Have stayed at Pappukutty several times over many years. Good clean rooms with balcony / fridge / air-con / cableTV. View & sound of the rumbling ocean, a great place to relax & unwind.
Don't understand the complaints of other reviewers-"creaking doors, leaking taps, bad food etc, you guys need a reality check !! THIS IS INDIA. what do you expect for $40 a night. If you are that diserning go to Leela and pay $200 a night. The worst critisism was "no car access" , you poor thing, you actually had to use your legs to walk to the resort, how pathetic!!
Will keep going back to this resort, the food is good and accommodation represents good value for money

Room Tip: Rooms on upper floors give more privacy & better views of Lighthouse & Beach
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I must say this is one of the best hotels i have stayed in kerela. I stayed here on 3rd Oct 2013 . I was initially very reluctant to book room in this hotel after reviewing the feedback from others. But I took the risk and challenged my guts on it :). it took me for surprise when i entered into the hotel and the room was opened for me. It was way very big compared to pictures i had in my mind. I had booked a 4 bedded room on the1st floor which had sea as well as pool view. It was very spacious. Bathroom was so big by itself and could be considered as a room :) . Lets see at the pros and cons of staying in this hotel and i hope it will help you to take a good decision .

Pros :

1) This hotel is literally located on the beach. Take first step out of the beach and you will feel that you are transported onto beach .
2) I loved the breakfast. Even though the breakfast was limited but its part of your room rent and its delicious
3) Only vegetarian restaurant "Lonely Planet" is just next lane.
4) Perfect view of the beach and you dont have to spend time walking to reach the beach.
5) Very big bathroom. You feel like taking bath for long :) (Don't become sick by doing it )
6) Its within budget. I paid INR 3400 for a 4 bedded room. You can negotiate with the staff to get a better deal.
7) Hotel staff is helpful. We had an issue of low water pressure through one of the taps and they resolved it quickly by sending a plumber as late as 8 pm in night.
8) Pool side restaurant.
9) Big Big Big Balcony.

Cons :

1) Food inside the hotel cafeteria is limited. Try it outside of hotel.. You will get better options and taste. By the way i experienced my one day room rent equal to one time meal price :)
2) Don't book your cabs to airport or railway station from the hotel as they charge more. Just take a walk towards the entrance to the beach and you will find many drivers standing . Negotiate with them and take a pick.
3) Hotel staff is not polite when they talk but its not their fault. its inbuilt in them which cant be changed :)
4) No soaps and No water bottle when you check in. You have to pay for everything you do apart from staying in the room.

Overall i had fun experience. I don't think you can get such a budget yet fantastic hotel anywhere on Hawa Beach. Check out few pics which i have uploaded.

Have fun and Enjoy. :)

Room Tip: Prefer a 4 bedded room on 2nd floor or above. It has clear view of the sea as well as the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pappukutty Beach Resort

Address: Hawa Beach, Kovalam 695027, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pappukutty Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Pappukutty Beach Hotel Kovalam
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