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“I would happily recommend Orion Beach Resort”
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Orion Beach Resort
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I would happily recommend Orion Beach Resort”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

It was my second year that I stayed at Orion Beach Resort. It is a family hotel running by George and his mother Lillamma. I am very grateful for their warm hospitality and very friendly reception; they are always at your hand when you need help: call taxi, organize your sightseeing and whatever you have in mind. Orion Beach Resort is the right choice for you who want a hotel close to the beach with a wonderful view and moreover to reasonable price. In addition, the hotel is located very close to almost everything you need: shopping facilities, restaurants, yoga and Agastyaaa Heritage Ayurvedic center etc.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Georgeorion, Owner at Orion Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 1, 2017
Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Chose this hotel as we wanted a few days by the sea, after some touring in other parts of Kerala. We arrived after dark, about 7-30 pm, and it was a bit confusing finding it, as I didn't realise that you can't drive right up to it.(the hotel website does mention this, but I hadn't taken it in!). The taxi driver stopped on a narrow road and said this was as far as he could go. A number of locals offered to guide us - one old man wanted to bring us down a narrow dark lane! Anyway, it actually took only a few minutes - the path is quite good and there's a sort of prom which goes all along in front of the shops, restaurants and hotels on the beach. It would have been very easy in daylight. I had chosen 2 rooms with balconies facing the sea and one was so big that all 4 of us could easily have fitted. It was described as a suite and had an extra bed. Beds were typical Indian - quite hard. The view from the balconies was amazing and the main sound was the sea - it was quite stormy the first day. Breakfast was quite adequate - fresh juice, tea/coffee, toast and eggs cooked whatever way you preferred. George, the owner was helpful and chatty, and gave us good advice on places to eat. For the location, the price is very reasonable, but it's not a 5 star hotel, really a bed and breakfast, so don't expect 5 star facilities and service. There are lots of restaurants within a couple of minutes walk, so it doesn't matter that there isn't one in the hotel. It was great to be so near the beach - sitting out on the balcony early in the morning watching people enjoying the sea - some families were in the water at 6-45 am!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank magpie15
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Georgeorion, Owner at Orion Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 1, 2017
Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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NJ
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our family stayed here for 4 days in early November 2013. Simply put, this place is super and it is right on the beach - the views are unobstructed and gorgeous. George - the caretaker and his mother are the ones who make this place THE place to go to. Very courteous, they are ready to help you with any aspect of your stay or visit... Highly recommended. - The Nair family from NJ, USA

Room Tip: Sea facving bedrooms
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Just returned from 13 night stay at Orion Hotel. Stayed in room 118 (Princess Diana). Very spacious room with a large shower/toilet room, hot water available 24 hours a day. Room came with a large fridge and safety deposit box plus a large fan directly over the bed. Large balcony with a beautiful view of all Lighthouse Beach. Nothing was too much trouble for George and his family in looking after his guests, he even took us to the airport at 3:15 in the morning. If I was to return to Kerala I would have no hesitation in staying at the Orion a second time.

Room Tip: Stay in room 118 if possible, only 100 rupees extra per night but worth it for the view and size of...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank taffyonhols
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Georgeorion, Owner at Orion Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 1, 2017
Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Found this gem through trip advisor. George the owner was great. He picked is up personally from the train station, drove is to our next destination and helped is with all of out enquiries and requests, even asking for advice on how to make the hotel better (we suggested curtains for the rooms affected by the walkway lights and the option of padded mattress overlays).

The hotel is well situated- about 5 seconds walks from the beach. All restaurants and shops are accessible and the views are fantastic.

The beds are typically hard (normal for India) and there is a short walk to get your bags to the hotel (vehicles are not allowed on the walkway). However Orion is one of the nearest to the end of the road and if you don't want to carry your bags, there are plenty of people that will for a fee.

Loungers and parasols are available on the beach with body or surf boards for hire. It's worth walking further down the beach to find a lounger with padding.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here (sea view, large room with a/c option) and would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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3 Thank MGLovellDr
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Georgeorion, Owner at Orion Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 1, 2017
Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very good choice at a reasonable price. As as I was travelling alone, owners George and his mother were very nice and took good care of me. Room was very quiet and clean. Well located, on the LightHouse beach

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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3 Thank Parameswari
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Georgeorion, Owner at Orion Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 1, 2017
Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I stayed with my partner for 3 nights (25-28 Feb). Though it is a basic hotel without a resturant but the service is amazing. It is a budget option for those who want to spend limited on accomodation. It is located steps away from the beach. Rooms are recently renovated and clean. We had no complains for George (Owner), this guy did every possible thing to make our stay comfortable.

Room Tip: Book room no. 115 on second floor, it has a spacious balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Neeraj143
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Georgeorion, Owner at Orion Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 1, 2017
Thank you sir, we are happy to hear that we made your trip memorable in Kovalam with the accommodation. we expect to see you in the coming years
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Property: Orion Beach Resort
Address: Lighthouse Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695521, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
11 Rooms With 6 Additional Suites. ... more   less 
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