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Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
Ranked #7 of 50 Hotels in Kovalam
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13 reviews
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“ultimate leisure”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

we travel in mar8-9 with a group of 13 persons. the hotel is ultimate luxury. they provide us big rooms instead of our standard rooms. three swimming pools and lots of other facilities makes it ultimate for travellers. it is right infront of the beach, but now a days the sea has come up and beach is not available for bathing. however sunset can be viewed by the beachside. alongside it is the property of TAJ. Food stuff is also very good. I highly praise them and recommend it for ultimate luxury.

Room Tip: prefer to have sea facing room or pool facing room
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review on Uday samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. It was indeed a delight to have had you as our guests. we believe we have exceeded your expectations in terms of Room quality, Location, Food & Beverages.

We take pride in providing value for money services to all our guests. We are sorry to hear that you were not able to enjoy the beach due to rough sea.

Thank you again for recommending us and we definitely hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again.

Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prasad Manjali
Corporate Director
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
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Bathinda, India
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Uday Samudra is a sprawling old hotel on the Kovalam beach.

We stayed there in October 2012. Check in was quick.

We had 5 ground floor rooms in the main building. The rooms desperately need to be redone. Old 70's furniture, ancient TV set with worse remote and noisy air conditioner do not allow much comfort. The bathrooms seem to have been renovated and are fine.

The swimming pools are ill maintained. The water was dirty. Hardly anybody wanted to dip in.

The lawns in the middle are lush green and the best maintained part of the hotel.

The beach behind the hotel is a narrow strip of blackish sand swarming with fishermen. Definitely not a place to spend an entire day unlike Goa.

The food is okay. The breakfast buffet has enough choices and very good quality.

The staff is courteous and helpful. The hotel has an atmosphere of hustle and bustle all the time, like a business hotel.

Overall a hotel past its prime which desperately needs renovation. Till then better avoided.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to review Uday Samudra leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. We are disappointed in jot being able to match your expectations in terms of Room quality and also the location.

Your valuable comments on our Room upgradation and swimming pool water filtering has already been completed. and we assure you that this kind of delay will not be repeated.

Your comments on our Staff courteousness and Food and Beverage Quality and variety is highly appreciated.

We thank you again for choosing UDS as your place of stay and do hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you better.


Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prasad Manjali
Corporate Director
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed at the hotel with our daughter and her family incl our granddaughter 10 years old. In our booking, seaview was requested for both rooms. However when we checked in we were informed that "standard" rooms did not have seaview (and the hotel had not informed us about this important fact). After 2 nights we were upgraded to excellent adjacent rooms with seaviews when they got available. Thanks to good service minded staff at frontdesk!
The hotel is not suitable for really small children (e.g dangerous stairs) but for older children it is fantastic.
Rooms have a refrigirator, but make sure you do not switch it off by mistake (I have notified hotel about this issue).
The breakfast buffe´is very good. Other meals we normally had at the excellent small restaurants (e.g 3rd Rock) along the sea. The waves at the beach in front of the hotel were quite big. If you want calmer water there is a small beach, less than 1km away going south (near Leela hotel.) One can either walk or take an autoriksha.
We checked in early morning hours (3AM) and that procedure needs to go much faster, guests arriving at this time are extremely tired after long flights etc.
The pool attendants were very service minded in helping to arrange pool chairs and sun shades.

Room Tip: If you want to have seaview and balcony you cannot at the same time ask for a "standard room&qu...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review on Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. We are delighted to know that your stay was everything you hoped for. Apart from the initial inconvenience during the check-in we believe we have matched your expectations in terms of Room, Food and beverages, location.

Your valuable comments on increasing the safety measure for young kids is noted in all its seriousness ans steps are being initiated to improve the same.

We apologize for the initial delay during the check in and we assure you that this kind of delay will not be repeated from Team UDS.

We thank you again for choosing UDS and do look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Kerala.

Thank you

Warm Regards,
Prasad Manjali
Corporate Director
uday Samudra leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
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Mumbai
1 review
Reviewed March 14, 2013

we booked two exotica premium rooms which had partial sea view from the balcony!....they have only deluxe and presidential suites which are completely sea facing...only some exotica premium rooms which are near to suite have sea view from the balcony.....rooms were clean, spacious with all the amenities but seemed bit old.
One misleading thing about the hotel is it does not have its fully private beach as it seems in the pictures...the tables on the beach side are mostly from the nearby restaurants...but otherwise its okay!
Food was good and not that costly!.....huge resort with 3 pools!!!....it was a nice place to be overall!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review on Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. It was indeed a pleasure to have had you as our guests. We are happy to have exceeded your expectations in terms of location and Room quality.

The Samudra beach is shared by all the outlets in the vicinity and hence it is not a private beach. But this beach has the advantage of less crowd when compared to other beaches in kovalam which makes it unique for the guests arriving there.

You valuable comments on our Food and Beverages is highly appreciated. Your comments have been transferred to the respective department heads.

We thank you again for choosing UDS as your place of stay in Kovalam and definitely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Thank you

Warm Regards,
Prasad Manjali
Corporate Director
Uday Samudra Leisure beach Hotel & Spa
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautiful Hotel. When we reached there greeted with a rose and fresh juice. The rooms were not ready, had to wait long time. When they were ready, they gave us both twin rooms, instead of one double and one twin. Told the reception we booked one double, they changed it, but was on a different floor. Needs updating the rooms, especially the bathrooms. The staff Shijina is wonderful at the reception and also the Pool Attendants. The beds were comfortable but there were stains on pillows and sheets. The breakfast and evening buffet was excellent and far too much, spoilt for choice. Needs to put less masalas in the currry. The staff in the restaurant were very good. We had watermelon juice the first day and was very good and refreshing. After couple of days we went for lunch at the Lounge and watermelon was diluted and was not the same texture. They need to upgrade their WIFI in the rooms. Overall the hotel is good, but staff in the front desk area should be trained properly to ensure that guests have the best first impressions of the hotel.

Room Tip: Rather then Exotica Atrium i would go for Ocean Front.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to post the experiences of your recent stay in Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. It was indeed a pleasure to have received the opportunity to serve you as our guests.

Your valuable feedback on our In- room facilities to be upgraded has already been noted and commenced. Your comments on staff courteousness especially is highly appreciated and Ms Shijina along with the whole Team UDS joins us in thanking you for the same.

Your comments on our food and beverages has been transferred to the respective department heads to be taken into notice.

As far as the Wi-fi availability in rooms are concerned new routers are being installed as we speak and will be completed at the earliest for our guest satisfaction.

We thank you again for choosing UDS as your place of stay and do look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Kovalam

Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prasad Manjali
Corporate Director
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
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united states
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Beautiful property on the beach. The staff are wonderful, especially i have to appreciate "Mr.Anwar" from the reception as he had treated as the best he could, we have checked in to the hotel very early in the morning there were no rooms are ready to check in he had taken a additional initiative to get us a the room ready in stipulated time the gardens exquisite and each of the cottages is well appointed in local style. Food at the restaurant was delicious with a decent selection of choices for children as well as gourmands and I would highly recommend it for a short break. We will be back

Room Tip: I would suggest ocean front
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for the wonderful review on Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. We believe we have exceeded your expectations in providing you with a wonderful holiday experience.

Your valuable comments on our Room quality, Food and Beverage services is highly appreciated

Mr Anwar along with the whole team UDS thanks you again for choosing UDS and we definitely look forward to your next trip to Kovalam.

Thank You

Warm Regards,

Prasad Manjali
Corporate Director
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Travel light, we took too many clothes. Leave room in your suitcase because you will probably go back with more than you came with-things are so cheap! When I had a health hiccup, UDS were there when I needed them and couldn't have been more helpful.

Room Tip: Room 841 is a good choice.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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VPUDS, Corporate Director at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to post the feedback of your recent stay in Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa. It was indeed a pleasure to have had you as our guests.

We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations and are happy to have been of help to you when you were in need of medical assistance.

We thank you again for choosing UDS. We definitely look forward to seeing you soon'


Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prasad manjali
Corporate Director
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
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Property: Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
Address: G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#5 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#8 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UDS located at the famed beaches of Kovalam, just 15 meters from the sea, is an exclusive 4 Star leisure beach hotel& Spa - a destination by itself. The setting, facilities, people, spa, cuisine and its whole philosophy is dedicated to your personal wellness in a luxurious environment. Just by being at UDS-one of the finest hotels in kovalam, your stresses start to flutter away; the landscaping has its own serenity, a harmony of a defined architecture, spacious lawns, blue water pools and soaring coconut grooves all set in four tranquil acres by the sea. ... more   less 
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