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The Waters Edge

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G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 471 248 1123
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Amazing staff and lovely food. So good, we returned every night. Food was excellent and staff were a good laugh.

1 Thank Sarah M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I have loved this location for eleven years now and the fact I visit twice a year speaks volumes. This time we were greeted at the airport by my lovely Madhu and taken by taxi to Watersedge, where they had reserved our favourite room. Waiting there to meet us was Mr Money (Sanal, owner) and all the staff. Food is... More 

2 Thank Jean M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great place to stay ...watch the local fishermen in the mornings from your balcony ..perfect ...good breakfast served in the cafe restaurant ...helpful staff and lovely location .

1 Thank betteboo
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

We ate here several times in our stay. A great spot for a sunset drink (literally) on the waters edge. (King) Prawns Bothrm one of our favourite dishes during 3 weeks away. Good amount of space inside when the weather turned wet. Very friendly & helpful staff.

2 Thank DGarnett
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Visited again in March, along with two friends who are now retired & live in Turkey. Their plane arrived 3.30 am, long before our's but people from hotel ((our lovely Madhu) were there with a banner to meet them. We arrived well refreshed from Emirates Business Class but were soon brought down to earth at Trivandrum Airport, where outstanding &... More 

1 Thank Jean M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had lunch at the Waters Edge in March 2016. It was a recommendation from guests staying at the same hotel as us. There are only a few restaurants in this particular vicinity and this one has tables and parasols on a concrete walkway overlooking the sea - sounds better than it since the buildings nearby are all pretty run... More 

Thank TheOutsider55
Dalyan, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We spent two very pleasant weeks at the Watersedge Hotek. Sanal and Madhu looked after us very well. Nothing was too much trouble. Even to the extent of doing some small shopping for us in the local shops. Clean rooms, attended to daily. Views from the restaurant over the beach enables you to watch the local fishermen haul in their... More 

Thank Johnadh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

This restaurant has a roof top restaurant next to their hotel/accomadation but also seating on the sea wall which has a great view whilst eating dinner. Food and service were good and very reasonable. W would recommend a visit

Thank mm29
Isle of Man
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Good position by the sea. Serves a good choice of Indian food. Madhu and other staff are very helpful.

Thank Wilkesman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

Great service & always good food. Have been coming here 8 years & cannot fault food or service. Love it here!

Thank ClarelLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $7
Indian, Seafood, Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 471 248 1123
The Waters Edge Restaurant is located between the two accommodation buildings. Unlike many other eating places in the area it is lavishly furnished and as it is on the upper floor of the building with open sides the gentle breeze from the Arabian Sea keeps you cool when dining, although there are also numerous ceiling fans to do this should there be no breeze. During the day enjoy the open, uninterrupted view across the bay and beyond and in the evening relax and watch the lights of the fishing boats out at sea. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes - Indian, Chinese and European dishes are available, and all meals are freshly prepared when ordered. The chef will cook each meal according to your personal taste - let the waiter know when you place your order how strongly spiced you like your meals and our chef will cook the meal to cater for your own preference. Our advice if you are not used to eating spicy food is to allow a few days to let your body get used to Indian cuisine by starting off with mildly spiced dishes and gradually increase the spice content until you find the level of seasoning that you like. Sea food is obviously a speciality here and lobster, mussels, prawns, tiger prawns, calamari, snappers, tuna, butterfish and searfish are often available (depending on the day's catch of course). If you like you can personally select a fish from the fishermen's nets on the beach in the morning which Sanal and his team will be happy to prepare for your lunch or evening meal.

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