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Turtle On The Beach
Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed on 16th of October 2013 at this place with my family. First impression - Wow ! This place certainly rocks. It was certainly the highlight of our Kerala trip. The rooms are amazing. The ambience at the resort is just perfect for a beach holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would reccomend it to anybody looking for beach vacation.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying at our resort and sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that your stay with us was at par with your expectations and that you had a wonderful time at our resort. The team is happy to note your appreciation for the accommodation, services and overall ambiance of our resort in Kovalam. Our resort provides an idyllic venue to relax and rejuvenate with a wide range of recreational facilities.

We thank you for your recommendation and eagerly await your next visit.

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Karan Bakshi
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed at Turtle Beach for 3 nights and enjoyed our room with sea view balcony. Greeted by tender coconut drink and friendly staff at the reception, a good gesture to begin the holiday!!
Rooms are neat and clean, recommend this resort for children, senior citizens and definately family. Enjoyed the awesome view of Arabian sea right from the room balcony/ windows.
The pool is small but really clean, can find housekeeping staff cleaning most of the time especially whenever it is occupied.
Breakfast is good spread, though lunch and dinner not much option for Vegetarian on menu. Nice and caring staff at restaurant as well. Liked the well stocked gift shop.
Would love to go back here for another holiday :))

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying with us and sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Apart from offering a rejuvenating stay at a convenient location, Turtle on the Beach excels at serving the guests with holistic services. It is a pleasure to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us and appreciated our hotel and were impressed with our hospitality. We give special attention to the needs of our guests and the gift shop is just another aspect of it. It is great to know that you liked the gift shop and had a wonderful stay overall.

Again, we thank you for staying with us and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to Turtle on the Beach again.

Best Regards,
Karan Bakshi
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I stayed two nights at the hotel and I loved the room, the balcony, the view etc. The washroom was well equipped but was missing an exhaust fan. The breakfast was complimentary and it was not up to the mark despite paying a rent which was on a higher side. The buffet as well as the "dine at room" menu looked over priced. The spa is beautiful and has a great ambiance. The pool was well maintained and clean. You can buy water, soft drinks etc for 1/4th the price from shops near by.

Overall the hotel is well managed, clean and classy but moderately over priced.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alex K
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you appreciated the rooms, balcony, and the overall setup of our hotel. As fulfilling your interests is our sole focus, we plan to make your stay a pleasant experience with our prompt services, well-equipped rooms and suites, and bespoke hospitality.

We have noted your concerns over the quality of breakfast and the missing exhaust fan in the washroom, and would take suitable measures at the earliest.

We once again thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Kovalam.

Best Regards,
Karan Bakshi
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at Turtle on the Beach for 1 night, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the rooms, grounds and the restaurant. We were collected from the airport as arranged and appreciated the warm welcome with coconut drink, and the thorough explanation of our room fittings and resort offerings. The dining room offered a good dinner menu and filling buffet breakfast which we both enjoyed. Would've loved to stay longer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank merinowool
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying with us recently and sharing your reviews on TripAdvisor. Situated amidst peaceful surrounds, Turtle on the Beach strives to organize a memorable stay for its patrons. Our hotel comprises of spacious accommodation options for relaxing and wellness center. We could not be happier to learn that your stay was perfect and simply what we aimed for. It is great to know that you were impressed with the accommodation, dining and the services offered during your stay with us.

Again, we thank you for staying with us and look forward to accommodating you again.

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Karan Bakshi
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed here in Sep and it was really nice. We had booked into the sea view suite and the views from the room was really nice. The breakfast spread was decent but not like a 5 star. The property has an easy access to the beach but it is way too crowded. The pool is good but the pool side bar is very basic and seems non-functional. The staff was courteous. At the price that we booked on, it wasn't a bad deal and would probably go again.

Room Tip: Book a Sea view room, the garden view room can be really disappointing
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience on this public platform. Situated overlooking the sea, Turtle on the Beach boasts of various accommodation options and offers picturesque views. We are glad to know that you appreciated the spacious suites and in-room amenities. Our hotel comprises of various exclusive fine dining spaces and a spa where our patrons can unwind. It is nice to know that you enjoyed various aspects of our stay and the services offered.

It was a pleasure to have welcomed you. We will be glad to accommodate you, yet again.

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Karan Bakshi
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed our room and sea view balcony. The pool was pretty grim and there were lots of people swimming with their clothes on despite the hotel 'pool rules'. The breakfast was good but the lunch/dinner menu was hugely overpriced with tiny portions. Most of the staff are lovely and helpful but some were pretty useless.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience on this public platform. Situated amidst peaceful surrounds, Turtle on the Beach strives to offer best value to its guests. It is great to know that you enjoyed staying with us and appreciate the accommodation & magnificent views. However, we have noticed a few concerns raised by you and have duly noted them. We assure to take corrective measures to avoid such instances in the future.

Again, we thank you for staying with us and hope to organize a better stay for you in your next visit.

Best Regards,
Karan Bakshi
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Really not sure what to start with :-)..... Let me begin with Pros first....
Nice resort, gave us a nice welcome, greeted with coconut as welcome drink....Staff was friendly...We had booked a garden view room, later realized tat we had to book Arabian sea view room, coz we really missed the view from graden view rooms.....All we could hear was the sea roaring....Rooms were clean and nice...But def not what is expected out of a 5 star category....Helpful staff...Spa is nice...

Cons : Towels are torn, How can a 5 star Hotel have torn towels for customers in rooms??
No Play area for kids.....Apart from Swimming pool, there is nothing much for kids....No activites....They just had 2 chess boards near pool....and a table tennis near entrance....

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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KaranBakshi, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying with us and sharing your valuable feedback. At Turtle on the Beach, we strive to achieve excellence while serving the guests and offer them superlative services.

It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the infrastructure, amenities & services offered. However, we did notice the concerns highlighted by you and will take corrective actions on your valid observations. The team has also noted your suggestion about incorporating more activities for kids.

Once again, we thank you for staying with us and look forward to the opportunity of serving you again.

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Additional Information about Turtle On The Beach

Address: ITDC Road, Kovalam 695527, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#4 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#5 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range: $138 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Turtle On The Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
By blending the finest of art with the most sophisticated luxury, Turtle on the Beach brings about a new grammar in holidaying in this part of the world. You will find it unique in every way you look at it, either as a whole or in parts that make it a whole. And that makes Turtle on the Beach a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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Turtle On The Beach Kovalam, Kerala

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