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Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chowara
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2 reviews
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“small paradise”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Before we decided to visit your place we received two separate (from the people they don't know each-other) enthusiastic recommendations. The reality is/was even better :).
Fantastic hospitality by all the stuff; excellent care by the physicians and sensational therapists.
The resort is extremely clean and it is possible to see that all the details are important to make this place attractive and to satisfy the visitors.very tasty cuisine - we recommend to take the lesson form the chief cook.
it's our wish to visit Somatheeram again! and of course we will recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: we suggest to take the room closer to the see
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Guests,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Thank you very much for your appreciation to us “Fantastic hospitality by all the stuff; excellent care by the physicians and sensational therapists”. We are looking forward to serve you again and again at the World’s First Ayurveda Resort. We are the winner of Best Ayurveda award from Govt of Kerala and also several national and international awards for the Best Ayurveda Hospital and Yoga Centre.

Thank you very much for motivation us for preserving nature. We have planted fruit trees at our resort with the intention to attract and inhabit birds and squirrels like living things at our Resort to balance the eco system in our area. We allow the fruits to stay at the trees to attract the birds and squirrels etc and it is the food for them.

Looking forward to serve you again and again.

Warm regards
Subhash C Bose
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a very good place to have Ayurveda Treatment.
I stayed here in a cottage with A/C with outside sitting area in front of my room which was not wide but enough for me by myself.
There are many cottages in a garden with a lot of greens and gardens on a cliff facing a very dynamic Indian Sea.
There is sand beach between the cliff and the sea so I could walk there too.
But please be careful because the beach is used also for toilets for local people.

The Ayurveda treatment itself can be good or bad, depending on the therapists.
If you don’t like the treatment, please consult with doctors or hotel management.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Guests,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Thank you very much for your appreciation about our very clean, well maintained Resort and The relaxing atmosphere. We are looking forward to serve you again and again at the World’s First Ayurveda Resort.
As part of our corporate Social Responsibility we clean the beach area every day and provided with securities and lifeguards. Our Beach area is clan and preserved by us.
Looking forward to serve you again and again.

Warm regards
Subhash C Bose
Corp. GM
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

First of all , there are two Somatheeram resorts, once is the Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort and the other Somatheeram Ayurveda Health Resort. This review is for the Somatheeram Ayurveda Beach Resort. We just spent 10 days here and it was excellent. This resort is located on a cliff overlooking the sea in a place close to Kovalam called Chowara. The place is green and very very peaceful. Not all cottages have a sea view but the special cottages do. This place specializes in Ayurveda treatments but we did not go here for ayurveda. I would recommend this place to anybody who is looking for a peacful place in green sorroundings and not a run of the mill hotel. This is not a luxury hotel but the staff more than make up for what they lack in amenities. The restaurant has mediocre fare as they specialize in ayurveda food but they do try and accomodate other guests too. Ajins from the front office and Rajith from the restaurant deserve a special mention here for making our stay memorable. I would definitely like to visit again.

Room Tip: cottages 403 thru 416 are the best and have a sea view .
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Mr. Ganesh Hariharan,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Thank you very much for the best compliments to our service team and special mentioning about Mr. Ajins and Rajith. The team Somatheeram is the one who makes this place so special to everyone. Looking forward to see you soon and assuring you our best care and attention.

Best Regards,

Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

2 weeks ayurveda therapy in a fantastic ressort close to the beach... This is what it takes to relax, detox and rejuvenate. Don't expect to visit much of Kerala, no time ! but focus on what Somatheeram can offer best ... namely Ayurveda. Start your day smoothly with half an hour meditation, followed by yoga in a typical hut-style house, with 28 degrees and the sound of nature. Enjoy 2 hours massage every day performed by very professional therapists. Have lunch in a traditional restaurant overlooking the sea and its beach. Relax on the porch in front of your individual bungalow, surrounded by tropical plants, flowers, trees. Enjoy the silence and let the ayurveda therapy follow its course. You will feel more and more relax and zen as days pass by and staff will pamper you. This is the Somatheeram experience. And if you have time you really have to experience the Houseboat in the backwaters. India at its best !

Room Tip: Ask for bungalow with seaview !
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. We are very happy to note that you have impressed with our Authentic Ayurveda Treatment programmes and related services. We are always committed to keep the essence and soul of Ayurveda and Art of yoga at our Somatheeram "The world's first Ayurveda Resort". We are Looking forward to see you soon and assuring you our best care and attention.

Best Regards,

Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you're looking for a quiet retreat with focus on ayurvedic treatments, this is the place to be. The resort is largely patronized by Europeans, many of them repeat visitors and is clearly aligned to facilitating them as there are resident translators, price cards in EUR, continental food options and a very good ayurveda team. The food, ambience, evening music programs, yoga class options are all clearly aligned to focusing on health and rejuvenation. This is not the typical 'fun' type of resorts with games/gym etc. Its a good place to unwind and relax and is located just off the Chowara beach about 45 mins drive from Trivandrum airport.
The treatments are authentic (this is based on feedback from some others as we only took rejuvenation massages but they too were very good). Typically people come here for the long haul as most ayurvedic treatments need at least a week or more to be effective. There are many packages for rejuvenation, cleansing, digestion, arthritis etc. These long haul packages typically include ayurvedic food as well. However if you're checking in for a duration shorter than a week, to plan your treatments or stay, call up the resort and check if they can make out any packages that would include food/breakfast. We stayed for about 4 days and had booked the rooms alone so ended up paying individually for breakfast, dinner etc. It is priced close to that of a 5 star hotel.
Somatheeram have many properties so find out which one you're specifically booking into. The adjacent property to this resort is another Somatheeram venture, Somatheeram Health resorts and they have Manaltheeram a few kms down and other resorts in Kovalam.

Room Tip: There are cottages around the farther end of the resort with a breathtaking full view of the sea but...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Ms. Sowmya,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. We are very happy to note that you have impressed with our concept "place to Rejuvenate and Relax". Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Resorts are internationally renowned for the conscious efforts taken towards the Overall Health of Humanity, Social Responsibility, Eco-Friendly Concept and Environmental Preservation. The essence and soul of the Resort is the ancient medical science of Ayurveda and Art of Yoga. Our Resorts are located at the superb locations in the Beach, Backwater, Evergreen Forest, Birds’ Sanctuary, in God’s own country “Kerala”. We are looking forward to serve and accommodate you again and again at our Resorts for a longer period with full Ayurveda Treatment programme.

Happy new year to you.

Best Regards,
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The resort is located in a corner of Kovalam nicely on the beach. It is away from the city and makes for an excellent stay. The ayurvedic massages were really good and you actually met a doctor who told you about the science behind it. Unlike most of the other parts of Kerala, the staff can understand a lot more English dialects and it was very easy to ask for things. The hotel has a private beach and that is a must for visiting Kovalam. Almost all other properties having private beaches are overly expensive. The rooms are hut shaped without any television and phone and they want you to spend time outside in the resort. The food is good and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: If you want to spend less, no need to take a beach facing room. So of the rooms along the garden hav...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. We are very happy to note that you have impressed with our Exclusive Beach, Ayurveda and Cottages. Please note that as an Ayurveda resort we are not keeping TV in all rooms, but we are providing the same as per demand without any extra charge. The specialist of Somatheeram "The world's first Ayurveda Resort" is Authentic Ayurveda and Art of Yoga The team Somatheeram is the one who makes this place so special to everyone. Looking forward to see you again and assuring you our best care and attention.

Best Regards,
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Delhi
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

A very nice and special place to visit. In my opinion if you are visiting Kovalam, Kerala then wihtout visiting Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort your visit will be incomplete.

It is highly recommended to visit Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and enjoy the real touch of nature in this resort. The staff, food, location, cleanliness.... every thing is well placed and managed.....

Room Tip: Every cottage is awesome...... No matter which location you are getting but it should be within the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. We have great pleasure to hear your appreciation about our location, service and staff; we are much encouraged with your feedback. As you said, Somatheeram is a special place through the Conscious efforts taken towards the Overall Health of Humanity, Social Responsibility, Eco-Friendly Concept and Environmental Preservation.
Looking forward to see you soon again and again with us and assuring you our best care and attention.

Best Regards,
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Property: Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Address: Kovalam, South of Kovalam, | South of Kovalam beach, Chowara 695501, India
Location: India > Kerala > Ernakulam District > Chowara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Chowara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somatheeram is the world of authentic Ayurveda. A serene Aryurvedic resort by the sea in South India. Here you can benefit from traditional Ayurvedic therapy as well as yoga in a blissfully peaceful environment. It is one of the best tourism spots in Kerala, India. Located at Chowara Beach on a hillock 9 km south of the famous Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Kerala with over 15 acres of greenery all around.And for houseboat trip in kollam u can visit our kollam allseason backwater resort .. search for allseason kollam ... more   less 
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