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Abad Harmonia
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

The catalogue says "just 500 metre away from the beach..."." located in kovalam.....", these are misleading facts. On our way from Kumarakom to Kovalam, we decided to spend some time at the Kovalam beach to relax and were under the impression that we would be going to the beach later in the evening.. TO our utter shock and dissapointment, the resort was (and is) way far in Chowara. There are no signages on the way. Somehow we reached the resort and as soon as we entered, there was another surprise. The room had glass doors, washroom window was also in disarray, thecurtains were not joined....

For dinner, we ordered a cheese/paneer dish and we are able to chew and gulp it. I had not eaten harder cheese before and my notion that "cheese is soft" was brutally shattered. Assorted vegetables were equally terrible.

The staff at the restaurant was friendly and courteous.


The resort's address is NOT Kovalam. Don't be mislead to thinking that you will be staying at a beach resort at beautiful Kovalam. The place is a 30 minute drive from Kovalam. We stayed there for 3 days during summer vacation. Even though it was peak holiday season, the resort was barely occupied. Therefore, there was no buffet breakfast and most of the items on the menu were not available. The facilities in the bathrooms were poor, with cheap toiletries. Television reception and channel availability was very poor. Even mobile reception was disturbed. No health club/gym. And above all, there wasn't even room cleaning!!! Our towels werent replaced for the whole 3 days and beds were also not made!!! The pool was ok, but not well maintained, and though the website said that it was open 24 hours, it was closed at 7pm. Dont be mislead by their webpage - the real experience is nothing like the description on the net. And especially dont be mislead by the 'abad' name - that's the main mistake we made. This resort is nothing like the other Abad hotels. If you want a beautiful beach holiday in Kovalam go for the other REAL beach resorts like UDAY SAMUDRA, TAJ VIVANTA etc. This place is a REAL disappointment!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank 110nutraveller
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

we had a 2 nite stay here... first impression of this hotel while we reached there thru narrow lanes was not worthy,,, though getting in and seeing the poolside view got some relief.. rooms are average and not what abad name personates,, food has its given flavours in buffet but still lacks when it comes to varieties.. the beach is 5 mins walk but is very lonely and ppl like me wud not go for a swim at such place.. u wud not find any company here... the best part was the pool.... a DJ was placed for a measly cost at the poolside and we all had grt fun.. the area around pool is well maintained and decorated.. the staff is helpful but they need to work on room interiors..

Room Tip: choose pool facing rooms on the ground floor or a deluxe room near spa is the best location ..
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank prakashkejriwal
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We booked 7 rooms for 2 nights and 3 days stay with this Abad Harmonia Resorts. The rooms are not luxury but its clean and more spacious traditional one. The wonderful experience with Ayurvedic retreat and very calmful atmosphere with a good service and the traditional Keralite style guest relation, Staffs are very friendly, We enjoyed the stay and treatment. the Swimming Pool is very clean and spacious with garden the pool area idyllic. One thing that bothered me a lot was the quality of sleep, since I hate to sleep with Moskito and there were a lot of mosquitoes in the Resorts at night. Better good anti-moskito creams with you.The Chowara beach is just walking distance from the resort and is beautiful location view is good. As much as I liked the views to the fishermen`s beach and the sunset at the beach.

Room Tip: Bring good anti-moskito creams with you !!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank JAYSHBangalore
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

The hotel is away from the hustle bustle of the city in a far corner of Trivandrum called Chowara. We were a little skeptical initially when we found out that the resort is half an hour away from Kovalam but we were more than happy to unwind at the Chowara beach. The resort is a perfect place to unwind. The area is beautiful and the space utilized very well. Lie down on one of the hammocks and you will see a clear blue sky and tall coconut trees. You can relax by the pool, swim, laze, take an Ayurveda massage. The cottage that we had booked was very cosy and comfortable, the service is good at the restaurant and the food is amazing. The pancakes are a must have! The Chowara beach is just walking distance from the resort and is beautiful. The staff is friendly and cooperative, we were a group of 5 without swimming costumes and they let us in the pool with beachwear on. Me and my group of friends will definitely be coming back here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in the cottage and would definitely recommend in staying one.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Tarang A
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Just loved the place , its situated near a lonely beach where u can just be at urself , also it is midway from where Poovara island , light house beach is equidistant.
Hotel staff is very courteous , excellent food , not a trace of coconut oil being used.
Staff even arranged for a auto since Taxi charges are steep , pool is very well maintained , the only thing that is required to be done is more national channels in the cable TV.

I would highly recommend this place over light house beach.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Bhartari
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