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Turtle on The Beach

#10 of 49 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
VPI/439, ITDC Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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1 room 1 adult
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome time at the Turtle. Very friendly staff and rooms were very clean and well maintained. Situated only 5 minutes from the beach. Awesome views from the rooms. Food was excellent. Looking forward to my next visit there.

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England
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed January 2016 in Arabian sea view room. The overwhelming impression with this hotel is that the good times have been and gone! The hotel advertises itself as 5*, all I can say to that is that the management should take a trip to the Vivanta by Taj or Leela and see what 5* is! The good: Receptions staff and... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property is not on the beach & does not have liquor licence! The welcome & check-in was very good & quick. The room was neat & clean. The staff was courteous & friendly. There are only 2 bottles of water complimentary for 3 adults with a child, after which i was actually charged for the extra water @ Rs.80/bottle.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am pleased to add this review second time, we stayed at this hotel and would like to say that our stay was fantastic, the head chef created a fantastic dish for my children which was a surprise. International Cuisine he created and well presented. they will treasure for many years to come, our stay was well worth as far... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for four nights at the beginning of a tour of Kerala. I was impressed with the hotel. My room was comfortable, clean and quiet. It also had very good air conditioning. The bathroom was excellent and had a large bath and rainfall shower. The food was also very good and there was a variety of Indian and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Turtle On The Beach! It is great to know that we helped you kick start your tour on a perfect note and extended memories that we hope you will cherish for a long time. Your review explicitly describes our merits and we are elated to receive affirmative remarks for each of them. We have also taken... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day one we realised that the place does not have direct access to the beach. Property is old and makes you feel like you are in a 3 star hotel, not 5 as advertised. As soon as we entered the room, we found that bar - alcohol licence (although advertised) is not available with the hotel. So if you want... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old hotel, breaking down facilities. No direct access to the beach, NO BAR. So wrongly advertised. Everything seems so old about this place and the staff are not very helpful either. Think we have made a mistake by choosing this property for our holiday!

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Thank SaurabhVolSol
ShibuThomas, General Manager at Turtle on The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Turtle On The Beach! Thank you for taking out the time to share your review on this forum. Our esteemed guests prefer us due to our modern yet comfortable accommodation. However, it is disheartening to know that you did not find our hospitality at par with your expectations. Please be assured that guest satisfaction is our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on 26th Jan for two nights and i must stay it was a memorable stay with turtle on beach. Quick snapshot on positive and negative. Positive: great hospitality (got upgraded to suite as per availability), nice food, amazing location and view ( Arabian sea view suite/room), free drop to beach, very friendly staff, quick check-out/check-in, 25min to airport.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Turtle On The Beach! Your header really made our day. Indeed, our esteemed guests prefer to spend holidays with us due to our exclusive location and luxurious accommodation. It is a pleasure to note that your partner and you really enjoyed your stay with your family aided by our serene location, welcoming ambiance and upgraded accommodation.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family on 22nd January. Stay was comfortable. Staff were courtiuos. Stayed in Arabian Sea View rooms. View of sea not as good as Sun & Sand Mumbai which I last visited. But is good. Beach Drop is free and provided by hotel but beach pickup should also be included. Because it is a very steep climb. Food is... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Turtle on The Beach! Thank you for your kind review. Good to know that your stay with us was a comfortable one. Your praise of our diligent team members has been conveyed to them and they are more than happy to have served you. It is a pleasure to learn that you relished the remarkable culinary... More 

tucson
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon checkin in a beautiful lobby we were upgraded to ocean facing suite in huge room! Such nice friendly staff. The first time AC broke they came and fixed promptly; the second day took multiple calls (someone will be right there sir). But ultimately fixed. Breakfast is wonderful buffet. Location is perfect with five minute walk to beach. Hotel is... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Turtle on The Beach! We are delighted to read such a lovely review of our hospitality on this forum. It gives us immense pleasure to know that we could curate a perfect stay for you with our high-end amenities and flawless services. Our hospitable associates are overwhelmed to receive you commendations and to know that they... More 

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