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“Best of leela in Kovalam” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Leela Kovalam Beach

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The Leela Kovalam Beach
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
“Best of leela in Kovalam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was my 1st visit to kerala and that too along with 2 small kids , hotel , food , location, staff everything is just excellent.....but trust me like ...different segment in society even in hotel there 3 different world altogether.... Garden view room which are altogether separate from main hotel but the room are chalets and have its own beauty and peace of mind...then the main building which have clear sea view rooms excellent view u can remember your life long.....i have stayed in all 3 different wings of this hotel and trust me if you opt for CLUB room you will come to know that you have never seen leela before its is completely and 7 star hotel inside the hotels excellent room....views that hold you frozen....if you can afford just go for club rooms only....over all i must say excellent hotel and stay

Room Tip: Club Room only
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with The Leela Kovalam and for taking the time to provide us with such encouraging comments.

We are glad that you had an overall enjoyable stay with us and are very pleased to note your appreciative comments on the hotel facilities.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

We chose the Leela at Kovalam based on inputs from friends and opted for an all inclusive package at "The Club', which is exclusive, in that, from check-in to check-out, one feels pampered. What we liked best was the personalised service at all times with staff interacting so as to make a guest feel special; the chefs, room service folks, et all! The best part was a surprise cake brought to us at midnight on the occasion of my birthday, wonder how they knew!!! Breakfast at the Club was outstanding and lunch and dinner at the Terrace was above average. All in all a great stay.

Room Tip: Sea Facing Rooms at the Club...any day!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mrinalinithomas
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your lovely comments after your recent stay at The Leela Kovalam.

As an organization the Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts aims to delight and dazzle our guests and send them back with wonderful memories and we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay.

Your comments on the services provided by our staff are most gratifying and have been shared with the whole team.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel was excellent, everything from room to ambience and food to amenities were superb.

The area of the hotel is so big that u can spend the whole day walking into it.

There is a small private beach of the hotel.

Every corner of the hotel have a different view.

If ur budget allow go for club rooms. I had one it was ultimate.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rakesh S
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with The Leela Kovalam and for taking the time to provide us with such encouraging comments.

We are glad that you had an overall enjoyable stay with us and are very pleased to note your appreciative comments on the hotel facilities.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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Dubai
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

My title sums it up. Leela is mindblowing, its location, its elegance, authenticity to kerala, the food - incredible, the service is at par with the best, though they seem to be having some challenges now with the hotel being transitioned to new owners.

Room Tip: Get a club room if you can :)
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 900Max
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with The Leela Kovalam and for taking the time to provide us with such encouraging comments.

We are glad that you had an overall enjoyable stay with us and are very pleased to note your appreciative comments on the hotel facilities.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

Spent a week at Leela, kovalam in month of June. Although, this was not the best season to visit Kovalam since it is monsoon, the hotel services and location make it worth no matter what season. Lovely authentic ambience, intricate woodwork give a warm appeal to the rooms. Coconut water as welcome drink set the mood of being in South India. The staff is extremely helpful and polite. The food, although a bit too localised in flavour for me, offers a range of variety , mutton with lovely appams being my favourite. The spa, pool further adds to the luxury. In a city not so up to mark, Leela makes the stay unforgettable. The Chinese restaurant was a bit of a let down, however The restaurants Terraces and the sky bar are definitely too good.

Room Tip: The beach facing rooms within the main building are the best unless you are staying in the club suit...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Vandanasingh77
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your lovely comments after your recent stay at The Leela Kovalam.

As an organization the Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts aims to delight and dazzle our guests and send them back with wonderful memories and we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay.

Your comments on the services provided by our staff are most gratifying and have been shared with the whole team.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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Chandigarh, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed at Leela Kovalam for a corporate event. The beauty of the place, the view from the rooms - it simply blows you away. The decor of the rooms is outstanding. What makes the hotel special is the staff, from the people making up the rooms to the chef who makes a stunning bread and butter pudding they are just fantastic. The entire property is green, lush and located at an outstanding place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jaskaran S
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with The Leela Kovalam and for taking the time to provide us with such encouraging comments.

We are glad that you had an overall enjoyable stay with us and are very pleased to note your appreciative comments on the hotel facilities and the service provided by our staff.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in this hotel many times. In our last visit our entire family was there. We took 2 cottages for 2 days. Though we do live in Trivandrum itself we do go to this hotel for once or twice in a year. Who doesnt need a change from the routine..?
The hotel is set high above the sea with stunning views.
The hotel has its own beach and beautiful swimming pool just at the entrance. The infinity of pool looks really amazing and it even pecomes better by evening.
What makes the hotel special is the staff, from the people making up the rooms to the chef.
You should try and spend a couple of nights at the club rooms the view is worth a million bucks and the pool takes your breath away...

Room Tip: If you can afford try to get the club rooms..the view is awesome..worth for the price
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ushar1960
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NC_Somaiah, General Manager at The Leela Kovalam Beach, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your lovely comments after your recent stay at The Leela Kovalam.

As an organization the Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts aims to delight and dazzle our guests and send them back with wonderful memories and we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay.

Your comments on the services provided by our staff are most gratifying and have been shared with the whole team.

We look forward to the pleasure of hosting you again.

Warm regards,

N.C. Somaiah
General Manager
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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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