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Jeevan Beach Resort
Ranked #41 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Horrible stay”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

I have visited many places in kerala and stayed in different hotels i havenot seen any hotel like this,service is very poor,rooms are not clean,hotel people behaving very badly,the service & management very very poor,its too bad behave like this

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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jeevan_beach_resort, General Manager at Jeevan Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Ma'am,
Thank you for reviewing us! Your feedback is valuable to us. We strive to provide all our guests with the best of facilities and try and make sure that our guests are very comfortable. We have made a note of all the points mentioned by you and will definitely work on them. Our Deluxe Double Rooms are well air-conditioned and maintained with an en-suite bathroom, the room also has an LCD television and coffee table.

We would love to have you stay with us again so that we get another opportunity to demonstrate our strongest commitment to the highest standards of hospitality.
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We booked two sea facing rooms. its virtually on the light house beach. Location can't be better than it. It had taken 50 minutes and 3 reminders to get 1 water bottle from them.. the worst service I have found till today.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Anjit help me a lot in the first day check in in this hotel and he give to me a nice room that I can view the sea side. Sometimes the aircon is not working but its fine coz he take an action on it quickly. The staff is friendly even those lady clean my room they are lovely.

Room Tip: Room at the sea side
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Jeevan's on 25th-27th September 2012. We had not booked and arrived after having checked out of another hotel nearby. The resort was quiet as it was not quite season, so there was some work being carried out on the restaurant. However, this was not an issue and it was good to see the hotel making an effort to improve the place.
Our room was on the 1st floor, overlooked the beach. We had a very enjoyable stay here - the room was clean, the pool was lovely and the staff were very helpful and friendly. there are plenty of restaurants/bars closeby.
We really enjoyed our stay at Jeevan's and would stay there again should we visit the area in the future.
KatandLeeWilson, Scotland

Room Tip: we had a room on the first floor, with a balcony overlooking the beach - perfect!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

visited august 2011, so its been a while. first thing, kovalam is probably not the place to visit in august. the monsoon was done but there were still enough showers to make the place cloudy. that's fine too, although i generally like my beaches to be hot and sunny. the main problem is that due to the monsoon, there is almost no beach, it is just 5 ft wide and the sand is all black. its probably not sand, a sand-mud mix. with the huge amounts of rain that kovalam probably sees in monsoon, there is probably a lot of beach erosion and you need to wait for the sun to come out for a few months to restore the beaches to their golden sands. so, we were a little disappointed with kovalam, although that is no fault of jeevan.the other problem with a narrow beach is that beach space is limited and the entire place seems more crowded than it is. of course, have leering local dogs and teenage boys (not much difference in their mental capacities) made the place feel a little seedy.
the problem with jeevan is that the owner stays in UK, promptly answers your mails etc, but when you reach kovalam, you are at the mercy of the locals. despite a dozen reminders that we were a big group and needed a big car at the airport, they sent us an indica which barely sufficied. and they fleeced us 1000 bucks for that. and they didn;t seem the least bit bothered by it all.
the resort is run down, not much happening for it. there was trash outside the rooms, discarded refrigerators and furniture dotting the corridors. it can;t be called a resort, maybe a 2 star hotel. the location was great, from our balconies the ocean was literally 6 feet away, just the 5 ft beach strip separating us from the ocean. the rooms were ok, very musty smell and all the storage spaces were dirty. room service was also average. the place is ok, i guess, but just gives you an uncomfortable feeling and the result is that you can;t truly relax and let go.
the restaurant, del mar cafe, had great food and a nice enough ambience. they were quite nice and courteous too. the pool was not bad either, well maintained and clean.
there is no such thing as room service, the room is fairly tiny but has a nice balcony facing the ocean, and there is no TV or any such thing in the room. normally, we wouldn;t want or care about a tv, but for the kids it provides some entertainment as they try to put up with the adults wanting to travel and visit places and all.
all in all, great location but poorly maintained resort; maybe this was off-season and they couldn't muster up the enthusiasm to clean up the place. i want to go back to kovalam when the beaches are golden and the water safe enough to swim in, and hopefully more activities planned, but i most certainly won't be staying in jeevan. dozens of resorts there and i'll choose a more upscale one, so i can truly have a vacation and not worry about the grime surrounding me.

Room Tip: ask for an ocean facing room, thats the only saving grace.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Murali S
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jeevan_beach_resort, General Manager at Jeevan Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Ma'am,
Thank you for reviewing us! Your feedback is valuable to us. We strive to provide all our guests with the best of facilities and try and make sure that our guests are very comfortable. We have made a note of all the points mentioned by you and will definitely work on them. Our Deluxe Double Rooms are well air-conditioned and maintained with an en-suite bathroom, the room also has an LCD television and coffee table.

We would love to have you stay with us again so that we get another opportunity to demonstrate our strongest commitment to the highest standards of hospitality.
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We booked sea facing room in Jeevan Ayurvedic resort. But it is just a hotel, not any kind of resort.
Best thing is : It has sea facing room, and sea is just few meter from the room. So one can relax in balcony and enjoy the beach.
Resturant is a good one. Loved the fish biriyani they prepared.

On the downside rooms don't have TV, and no room service !!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank MadatBrahma
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jeevan_beach_resort, General Manager at Jeevan Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Ma'am,
Thank you for reviewing us! Your feedback is valuable to us. We strive to provide all our guests with the best of facilities and try and make sure that our guests are very comfortable. We have made a note of all the points mentioned by you and will definitely work on them. Our Deluxe Double Rooms are well air-conditioned and maintained with an en-suite bathroom, the room also has an LCD television and coffee table.

We would love to have you stay with us again so that we get another opportunity to demonstrate our strongest commitment to the highest standards of hospitality.
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My family and my self stayed at jeevan resort for 10 nights. We reach midnite but reception staffs are waited for us.Next day only we saw the location and it was superb.Rooms are very clean and spacious.Staffs are friendly and helpful.Restaurant serves all types of foods.Overall we enjoyed our stay and we will come back again....

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Jeevan Beach Resort
Address: Lighthouse Beach Hawah Beach, Kovalam 695521, India (Formerly Hotel Jeevan House)
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jeevan Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Jeevan Beach Resort The Jeevan Beach Resort hosts tourists at the heart of Kovalam “the paradise of south India.” Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1970s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The resort offers accommodation in 48 rooms of 7 categories. It has a swimming pool attached with children pool. It has a multi cuisine restaurant facing the sea. We have a Beer and Wine Parlour with snooker table. It also has a roof top yard provides a best sun set view point and a space to relax and sun bath at the beach away from the folk. Each rooms has own modern bathroom, TV, fridge, intercom, and free wifi. Pearl Sea View with terrace, Exotic sea view and Bay watch has the facility for seeing the sun set. ... more   less 
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