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Reviewed February 6, 2011

I Visited this wonderful place .....it was nice hotel and best service from the kind stuff there
nice nature and friendly stuff in a place very suitable ...
thank you ^__^

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Back Oct/Nov a friend and I travelled to India on a tour and this was the last hotel on the tour. Certainly it was the best for last. From the moment we stepped into the beautiful hotel lobby until we checked out we most definitely enjoyed our stay.

Our room was on the ground floor which usually I have issue with by not here, the room was large, comfortable with a beautiful balcony looking out over the pool and out beyond to the beach just down the road. Both inside and outside were air conditioned which was a nice touch.

The food was lovely - buffet style with something for everyone and very plentiful. The pool area was nice and clean with lovely loungers and towels provided.

While we were there the hotel was relatively quiet which was nice, I'm not sure how much busy it gets as we were only there for 2 days but it was 2 days we enjoyed massively.


The very minor down points I would mention were
1) The musak piped in from outside was quite loud
2) The wifi was not free
3) The bathroom was a little on the small side

Having said that, these were very minor complaints and would not at all stop me going back or recommending to a friend

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

This hotel was ideally located, not too far from the city. We booked it after hearing about it from friends.Being an ex hotelier did look at things very critically.It did surpase expectations. To start the rooms were very neatly done. We felt very close to nature.It was very relaxing after the hectic life of the city that we live in. The atmosphere was great. Kids loved the beach which is really close. It is a clean beach when compared to other resorts.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. I did get to meet the boss Mr Mahesh. He seemed to know a lot about the guest staying and was very happy to hear that I was a hotelier once. He did seem to have got may things right. i did mention to him lack of bar facilities, which he said that it would be there soon and was work in progress. It was the only thing I missed, Did compensate by going and getting some beers in the local shops and downing them on the beach.
as it was just a two night stay I tried the room service for breakfast on the second morning.Have to say it was great. Good timing and good presentation. Could not try all the restaurants due to our short stay but the decor was brilliant.
Thanks to all the staff for making it a wonderful experience of God'sown country.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

If you want to escape india for a time, check in here into this resort, has a good restaurant, very stylish, clean, luxury 5* rooms that are completely new and a nice pool. The beach is not perfect but for india ok I believe- a lot of fisherboats and trash. It's good to relax in the resort by the pool and the service is very attentive and good.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank fwigger
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

- the rooms were good, new (the staff mentioned only 1yr old)
- The view from the room was great if you stay on 4th floor, which is a presidential suite. Feels like your own private summer house (although there were many birds waking us up in the morning by knocking on our window)
- The view from the restaurant and normal room(1st floor)(stayed there too) was not that good, as couldn't see ocean..... I'm not sure if normal rooms on 3rd floor can see ocean view or not
- Location was good: walkable to the beach area, about 10mins (uphill/downhill)
- Bed was good (after travelling in India and encountered many hard beds, this was pleausre)

- Service: need to improve:
- no Wifi service. Only at Lobby, which is NOT free (as opposed to many other hotels). and only LAN available in rooms (charged at a high price)
- Restaurant buffet breakfast was not good, food quality should improve (however room service a la carte food was quite good actually)

Price/value: we went during peak season so high prices.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank CM_TH77
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turtleTrivandrum, General Manager at Turtle On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2011

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback .We have noted your observations on the Wi Fi connectivity and the standard of Buffet breakfast and service.
Please be assured that they would be addressed.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
Regards
T.S.Mahesh
General Manager

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