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“Artistic Resort, very professionally maintained”

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Thapovan Heritage Home
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
“Artistic Resort, very professionally maintained”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed at Thapovam on the off-season monsoon package 2 nights 3 days. The restort is very professionally run and maintained by it's German origin MD and his people. Great care has been given to the professional maintanance of the facilities and the kerala art work at the resort that it looks a brand new resort inspite of being a decade old property.Seamless registration, very good service at the restaurant and rooms and beachside views are amazing. Food was excellent but expensive. Commutting around is a pain and be prepared to shell out bigmoney if you are not on your own transport. The Poovar backwater boat trip is a nice inclusion to the package. One dissappointment though is that they shouldn't have put us on the country boat to save some bucks. Ayurveda here is just okay, not very authentic i felt.
Overall a great resort strictly at off season rates

Room Tip: Beachside cottages. Hill side cottages are equally cool but with no sound of the waves
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Great Place.. Professional Service, Good Facilities, Beach Side Property Fabulous. Opt for Beach Side Property. A bit far from main city location-beaches but the resort has its private beach wonderfully located. Great Settings/Landscapping, Good Professional Services/Staff. One of the must kind alternatives at Kovalam. Try Bullet Bike Ride to City made available by the Hotel. Enjoy the Beach at your convenience whenever you wish. Look for the THUD that you get when a coconut falls from the tree. Just wonderful.... Reasonable Tariff... Personal Vehicle desirable but not mandatory as options are available.

Room Tip: Beach Side Property Located Downhill.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2012

When I was looking for an upscale beach resort in Kovalam Kerala I did not think of Nellikunnu beach , and I am glad that I did not end up booking a hotel in Kovalam beach which is very commercialized and over crowded. The Thapovan Heritage Home is overlooking the secluded beautiful Nellikulu beach and the village near by.Weather you stay in the upper garden section or the lower beach cottages you can relax on one of the hammocks and enjoy beautiful views, the best beach and most of all an excellent service.The staff was very accommodating and personal, the chef cooked special local food for us (which was not on the menu) the rooms are specious with basic amenities, the spa & yoga center are very nice and relaxing.Our stay was above expectation, it was by far the best property we stayed in during our trip in Kerala.

Room Tip: Beach cottages
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

When I started looking for places to stay a month before the Christmas holidays, the beach resorts around Trivandrum were either full or exorbitantly priced. Thapovan Heritage Home had few rooms and were surprisingly moderately priced. The reservation desk got back promptly sending pictures of the Eagle's Nest rooms, which were the only ones available.

We were surprised to find the Eagle's Nest room almost on the beach. That made up for the fact that the room was smaller sized. The room was clean and the staff pleasing to deal with. The grounds of the hotel were perfectly maintained. The hotel is remote and we had to park our car in the upper part of the hotel. That didn't give us too many options for going out for supper. The restaurant was good though and decently priced.

Two families of our group occupied the two corner rooms and the middle room was occupied by a single European tourist who was a frequent customer. My only gripe throughout the stay was the European tourist who expected our group with small children to be very quiet. We were forewarned by the hotel of his choosiness and even though the children were well behaved in shared spaces and were never loud, the hotel staff conveyed us of his displeasure. That was a real downer in a place which was like a little piece of heaven.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is my 1st time when i would like to write my reviews for this resort. i took the monsoon package for 2 nights and 3 days for this resort. booked beach cottage. as expected the 1st look of thapovan was beautiful. very friendly staff. for food we dint have much choice on 1st day but later on we had given them our choices and they had prepared food as per our choice. i felt this place is good value for money. even we met the owner of the resort who is the german guy, settled in kerala. most of the people was in resort were foreign and we were the only indian couple. i would suggest if anyone is planning to go to kovalam , must try this resort. ya but dont expect AC and TV there..they dont have in beach cottages . also you can get good body masaches :-) which will make you feel more relaxed.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is a truly magical property! The landscaping, the food at the restaurants and the spa services - everything made our experience of this property quite special! The service of the restaurant at the beach property could be a bit quicker! The staff at the spa are very good at their profession and the massages are a must!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stayed here for two nights towards the end of our holiday. Lovely peaceful tranquil place. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room was rather small but neverheless clean. The food was very enjoyable and there was a good menu to choose from. Very relaxing after a hectic road trip.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Thapovan Heritage Home
Address: Nellikunnu, Mulloor P.O | Thiruvananthapuram District, Kovalam 695521, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
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Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thapovan Heritage Home 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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