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Sagara Beach Resort
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Avoid at all costs”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our travel agent claims it is " the nicest and most popular hotel " of its category (3 star) in Kovalem. Now, we wonder if she was ever at this resort. The first room assigned to us, a "deluxe" room, was dingy, had a awful view of a construction site which of course was noisy. We requested a different room...which was a slight improvement. Overall, the level of cleanliness was substandard. Our package included breakfast...fairly tasteless, cold traditional cuisine, cold toast and tasteless coffee. My roommate avoided it altogether after the first morning.

Should you decide to make your stay there...carefully check your bill. Each attempt to provide us with a total was grossly wrong ...after 3 errors, we showed him the appropriate arithmetic which, by the way, was less then they calculated.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had a beautiful, large room overlooking the beach with a balcony which was beautiful. The only terrible thing about this hotel is the breakfast and the airport transfers which were INR 750 at least INR 300 over the true cost. If you stay at the hotel, I would recommend you book your own ride to and from the airport.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Booked this despite of reading bad reviews. Went for Double Garden View Room. Rood smelled bad as soon as we entered with wet floor. I wanted to change the room, but staff didn't seem supportive - they put room sprey later. Had old TV and noisy AC. Only good thing was it was near to beach - we haven't had to climb much to reach our room. Food looked expensive. Go for something else if you have choice.

Room Tip: Dont eat in hotel as it is expensive. There are restaurants on the beach side which are cheaper comp...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We spent the nights of 15 and 16 Jan 13 in a standard room. The room was spacious and clean and had a wide verandah with cane chairs and a peg table. The verandah overlooked the lawns but one could see a small patch of the beach as well.

There is a bar and a nice restaurant which is multi-cuisine and overlooks the sea though at a distance. The prices in the restaurant was rather steep and the dishes served were quite ordinary. It also had an open air place as well.

The sea is approachable from the hotel by a narrow staircase which is not lighted at night though one could see lights places at places. The proximity to the sea but not being on the beach is rather an handicap for a property like this but it makes up for comfort and the wide expanse of the hotel.

A few things I would like to mention here are that house keeping is very slow and almost non existent. We stayed in room number 801 which had a leaking toilette pipe from the upstair batheroom which drops of water came out and would fall on your shoulder each time you used the WC.

All in all it was a pleasant stay but I would personally prefer a hotel on the beach front the next time I visit Kovalam.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in Dec 2012 and 2 nights in Jan 2013 at the start and end of a cycle tour of Kerala. Very happy with accommodation. Clean, big rooms, sea view, kettle with tea and coffee provided, fridge, TV. Aircon and fan. Two swimming pools. A little way from the beach (5-10) min walk.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We arrived early morning and were allowed an early check in. We stayed there for 1 night and the overall experience was good. The rooms were clean and spacious but nothing luxurious hence the 3 star rating. The hotel is located on a hill hence get a glimpse of the beach but felt it was approx a 10-15 min walk. We were so exhausted especially the kids from our train ride from Goa that we never ventured out into the beach. The hotel provided an excellent breakfast buffet. The hotel was booked as part of a package hence did not have much choice. Having stayed at 5 star in Delhi and Goa, I will try a 5 star near Varkala next time. Also plan for more then one night! This is more of a personal choice based on budget. We found the kids enjoyed the pool, and other amenities at the 5 star a little better. We rested and then headed out for the backwater trip. It's hard to get clean budget hotels in this part of the world hence a very good 3 star.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Very nice hotel. Standing to its 3 star rating. Excellent location on Light house beach. Very nice & comfortable rooms. Very good food. You get a view of the beach from the restaurent.We got upgraded to suite rooms without any charge. The rooms had an excellent view of Light house beach. On checking out, they even gave us memento of Padnambhswamy temple. I will defintely like to go there again if I happen to go to Kovalam.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sagara Beach Resort
Address: Light House Road | Vizhinjam P.O., Thrivandrum, Kovalam 695 521, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sagara Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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