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“Great Hotel - Incredible Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Leela Kovalam Beach
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Kovalam
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Pune, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel - Incredible Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fantastic property on a cliff. Took a sea facing room, breathtaking view from the room. Went on a family vacation, loved every minute. Super friendly staff and they go the extra mile to pamper you. Great food options, SPA...Must Stay!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was the most expensive hotel we stayed at during our holiday in south India but worth it for the comfort, the facilities and the views. Visitors are made very welcome immediately on arrival by having a bindi put on between the eyebrows, a lemon-scented flannel to refresh after the journey, coconut water, and a chain of sea-shells put around our necks. The reception area is vast with plentiful seating and excellent decor. Our room was also excellent, with a wet room and quiet but effective air-conditioning (it reached 42 degrees outside one day). We opted for buffet meals (English breakfasts are available) in the air-conditioned restaurant but meals can be taken outside by the infinity pool. This is definitely a most comfortable hotel in which you can relax and unwind, and the beach is only a short walk down a path, but a golf buggy with driver is available if wanted. On our departure we were presented with two framed pictures of Indian figures, another nice touch.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Loved the location and peace of the resort. Check in was quick and we were welcomed warmly. The staff was always prompt to respond to any requests. The room was nice and spacious, although a bit tired and the bath tub had a massive crack. The view from the room was excellent, but the sound proofing was very poor, considering there is a mosque nearby and prayers woke us up at 5am every morning. I suggested the management address the issue in future, but they seemed lacklustre about it. I used two vodka miniatures from the minibar which showed a cost of Rs 600, but was given a different list by housekeeping, with a bill of Rs 1200 each! I addressed this issue with the management, but they said they can't do anything about it now. Disappointing! The travel desk was not very courteous and very disorganised. Food was below average, and expensive!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Surrey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Superb hotel in a fantastic location but let down by its wish to continually stage corporate events. The beach is an excellent location with a seaside restaurant enjoyment of which will be spoilt by erection and dismantling of the stage during the day with loud practicing of the evening's event and if you want a quiet dinner by the sea be prepared to feel part of whatever event is being staged outside the restaurant because that is all you will hear.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent 2 days relaxing after a busy 2 weeks in India. Everything about it was excellent, the staff and service, the restaurants and meals (the chef would come out to discuss his menu!), the public areas and pool, the beach - I could go on.....

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed last year, but only for one night, and promised ourselves we'd get back here. Hurray: this time we stayed for four (Feb11/14)! Upgraded to a Club room, we could not have been happier. Tarun Sharma manages a very attentive staff. There was a large wedding taking place while we were there; while I know this can be a turn-off, I thought the hotel made a very good effort to ensure we were looked after and didn't feel like add-ons. The food at The Club is outstanding. From the breakfast buffet,lunch,snacks through to dinner, we found all the food, the cooks and waiters to be exceptional. The Spa is a real highlight (detox massage with the oil). Right out on the edge of the cliff, there is no other hotel like this. We went to Kanyakamari: a long eight hour experience which we enjoyed, but if you're tired you might want to miss.

Room Tip: Club for couples. We stayed in 1510 which I believe is three floors above the dining and pool,close...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

A beautiful beautiful property, at a spectacular location, friendly and courteous staff to top it all made our visit an unforgettable experience.

We were upgraded to Club room by Leela, and it was truly worth it. Compared to beach view, or garden view rooms, Club rooms offer an uninterrupted view to the Arabian Sea, have their own private Infinity pool, and provide you a good deal of privacy. We tried out both the restaurants, "The Terrace" & "The Cafe" (exclusive for Club guests). The quality of food & service at "The Cafe" were top notch, while The Terrace was quite crowded.

Special mention for the Club Receptionist, "Atira", she made my wive's birthday special by pro-actively ordering a cake, and getting the room decorated. We ate at the beach restaurant "Tides", and the band playing there sang couple of songs especially for her. What better way of celebrating the special occasion, right at the beach, royal treatment & with great Thai Food!!

Thank you Leela, for giving us memories worth a lifetime...

Room Tip: Club rooms offer lot of privacy, and are really close to the main reception. However, the rooms are...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Leela Kovalam Beach
Address: Kovalam Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#4 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Leela Kovalam Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Leela Raviz Kovalam - Indulgence is an art you will perfect at The Leela Raviz Kovalam while staying in any of our 183 rooms and suites. With a seamless blend of modern technology and traditional grandeur, the soothing décor of each room whispers warm aesthetics. Each room opens out to a breath-taking view of either the ocean or garden. All rooms are provided with luxury amenities to cater to discerning tastes. Unwind with exquisite facilities like an HD LCD television and a broadband connection for hi-speed internet. The Club rooms offer valet services, a gourmet corner with a fine selection of spirits, softdrinks and snacks and have luxurious bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a private infinity pool. Awake to auburn sunrises in the horizon or soak in the sun under azure skies at the infinity pools. Get a taste of the vacation of your dreams at The Leela Raviz Kovalam. ... more   less 
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