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“Very charming and inviting place. No complaints”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Maharaju Palace

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Maharaju Palace
Ranked #12 of 50 Hotels in Kovalam
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“Very charming and inviting place. No complaints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel that looks a bit like a house. It has a wooden stairwell and nicely decorated rooms. We were greeted with a smile, which was highly welcomed after trying to find the hotel for a long time. Because we were in the low season, we were able to negotiate a good price for our 2 night's stay.

The rooms are comfortable and extremely clean, with the prettiest mosquito net we had ever seen. The staff is very discrete and quiet. The breakfast is excellent and is included in the price. There's a rugged pathway that leads to the beach (about a 2 minute walk). The hotel has convenient showers at the front of the garden, which is necessary after coming from the beach.

If you're interested in Ayurvedic massages, there are places all around the hotel which offer this service. You can even ask the hotel to recommend one, and they will (and most likely take a commission from the center that you choose).

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

Couldn't fault Maharaju Palace.
Lovely room, attentive staff, fabulously quiet location but still only 2 minutes from the beach front.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2008

We spent 2 nights in Kovalam Kerala in Maharaju Palace. It's a small hotel very close to Kovalam Beach. The owner is a Dutchman. It's a lovely place, with a very nice garden and a well-kept house. Very clean and very good service. Breakfast is included in the price and you can order other things too.
We stayed in "the summerhouse" because the hotel was full-booked. It was a house a few minutes away from the main place, also a real palace to stay ! We can recommend it very much, but make sure to make reservation in advance because it's always complete. GREAT PLACE TO STAY !!!!!

Inn and Geert Michiels -Goedvriend Belgium

  • Liked — service, clean and very nice decoration
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Maharaju Palace
Address: | Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695521, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kovalam
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maharaju Palace is established in 1999 by a Dutchman . If you open the gate you will find a tropical garden with a lot of shadow. You can relax close to the love birds or to the pond with the fish or just in a corner where you can enjoy the breeze and the greenary of the garden We only have 8 rooms , you will meet the other guests and share the energy here. There are just TWO ROOMS on each floor. We try to keep away stress and therefore we do not have T V in the room. Our guests can just enjoy their free time by reading, walk on the beach, take a sunbath , go for yoga or take an Ayurvedic treatment. The beach is just 50 m away We provide breakfast in our romantic room on the first floor. Internet is available. There are no roads ,so we are far away from pollution and the sound of cars. Our staff is helpful and provides information about trips. We really care for our guests. If you need transport they will arrange. We have a friendly caring, home feeling atmosphere . We got the guest review awards for 2016. ... more   less 
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