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Light House Road, Kovalam Beach, , 695521 Kovalam, India – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds
Spa, Massage, Private Beach Area
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant
No internet access available.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Air Conditioning
From 12:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged 20 % of the room stay per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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A mandatory Gala Dinner is included in the room rate for stays from Sun, Dec 21, 2014 until Thurs, Jan 01, 2015. The Gala Dinner prices are based on room type and occupancy (guests sleeping in extra beds will be charged separately).
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Located on the famous Light House Beach, Hotel Neelakanta boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa and wellness centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Score from 41 reviews Good
Only a 5-minute walk from Chowara Beach, Ideal Ayurvedic Resort features air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers ayurvedic spa treatments and yoga classes.
Score from 41 reviews Very good
Offering an exclusive Indian restaurant and a spa and wellness centre, Bio Veda Ayurvedic Hill resort is located in Kovillūr. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the mountain from the property.
Score from 4 reviews Good
Situated just 300 metres from Shanghumugham Beach, Uday Suites houses an outdoor pool and a gym. It features complimentary parking and has a restaurant which provides 24-hour room service.
Score from 126 reviews Very good
You would not expect from a 3 star hotel in India to be a place that meets your needs for comfort, reasonable cleanliness etc, but Soma Palm is such a place . In addition staff is friendly and does everything to please you. For those who like Indian food it could be nice choise.
The fact that indian guests are allowed to use the pool wearing their clothes, while the house rules state that swimwear is required. It makes the pool unacceptable for other guests.
room , bed , staff , food was badddd....
The view from my room and the ambience.
Non-availability of a lift and the number of stairs was excruciating given that I had elderly parents with me and I wasn't doing too well health wise.
THE AMBIENCE THE STAFF AT RECEPTION THE SWIMMING POOL THE NATURE AROUND
WATER SHOULD BE SERVED FOR BREAKFAST IT IS NOT SERVED MOREOVER THE WATER BOOTH WITH WATER AND GLASS AT ONE END INSTEAD IT HAS TO BE IN CENTER IF IT IS NOT TO BE SERVED
I stayed there in Room no. 110 (Cottage) 1. Excellent Cottage - Neat n clean. 2. One of the best location - Great scenic beauty (Sea view n Garden view) 3. Very supportive staff
1. Rates of food were little unrealistic. Also charged 10% extra on room services... 2. Geyser was not working...
Location was good,close to beach.Good sea view from room.Good breakfast.
No controll on swimming pool.other guests were letting there children to urinate on the shower place at pool.no dress code,men were in pool with underwear, very unhygienic.room bathroom was small and shower place had a curtain which was not clean.no lifts in hotel for older or people with joint issues.
The traditional room gad a small piece of transparent glass above the door
every thing good
View from the room.
Room advertised with tea and coffee maker, nothing provided.
We stayed in the stand alone hut (cottage) with its own garden area with hammock, table, chairs and sun lounger over-looking the beach. The view was beautiful, we had some privacy and the location is great. We awoke and fell asleep each day to the sound of the waves. The beach is just at the bottom of the pretty garden. It is a quiet beach. The main Lighthouse Beach is just a few minutes walk down the hill where there are numerous restaurants and shops. We ate breakfast at the hotel (you can sit outside or inside) - a mix of English and South Indian foods. Each day there was water melon, pineapple or papaya juice, cereal, porridge, scrambled egg, fresh cut fruit (e.g. water melon, pineapple), bananas, toast, eggs made to order (e.g. plain or masala omelette, fried eggs), plus five hot Indian dishes. For example, idli, channa masala, batura, pooris, coconut pancakes, dosas plus sambar and coconut chutney, appam, and many others. There is a complimentary English language newspaper each day and a complimentary bottle of water. The room is cleaned each day, plus clean towells provided. There is Internet access in the reception where there is ample seating. On the third floor of the hotel there is Ayurvedic massage and a yoga class is held twice a day at 7.30 - 9am and 4.30 - 6pm for 350 rupees (£3.50) per class. The swimming pool is clean. There is 24 hour security both at the front of the hotel and in the hotel garden. I would recommend staying here rather than on Lighthouse Beach itself. It is a more beautiful and peaceful setting.
Contrary to the description given, the hut does not come with ironing facilities or a hair dryer. However, the hotel provides a reasonably priced laundry and ironing service, if needed.
the friendliness & helpfulness of all staff was exceptional.Sindhle & Malu stood out but also a special mention to the manager & I think the guy who was the housekeeper always had the time of day for a chat with you.Also a very pleasing fact was bed linen & towels were changed every day.I on behalf of my wife would like to thank all for a very splendid stay.
lack of storage space in the room & also I had to ask for a fridge which was advertised in the details of the room.
Lovely stuff! Great beach. Ok rooms. Ok food.
Good location, very peaceful. We had a cottage which was brilliant. The private beach is wonderful.
Room service very chaotic. Often no response. Lunchtime meal service eratic. Can take 50 minutes to get served.
Excellant position, best in Kovallom. Light and airey Hotel with a very nice pool and steps to the private beach.Friendly staff and we would return.
We booked 4 Larger size De-Lux sea view rooms. We were given 3 larger rooms and 1 small corner room, when we complained we were moved to an even smaller room but with a better bathroom. It took 3 days to get the room that we had booked, as a result the first three days of our holiday were very stressful.We had the impression that the room was wanted for other guests. We booked in August 2013 and we should have got what we booked as per our booking form. We were charged the full price for the smaller room as our reciept shows
The location at the beach near the lighthouse.
One of the best beaches in India, fantastic
Slow service from staff
Rooms not to the standard, the money which we pay. Pl keep room clean n Bathroom should be in perfect condition. Very bad experence, so far bathroom r concern.
Good location, private beach
Poor restaurant food & service
We liked everything about this hotel. We spent 6 lovely days at this hotel. The food was very nice, especially the grilled tiger prawns. The staff was very supportive. The guys at the reception were very friendly and immensely helpful. It was raining one day and we were swimming in the sea, and the guy from the reception upon getting some information about the cars we had booked came running to the beach to notify us. He didn't think of wetting his white shirt in the rain - all he wanted was to help us. Thank you, mate. I am very sorry that I forgot your name. By the way, the hotel manager is a very nice guy as well - always friendly and ready to give you a smile. Thank you, guy for making our stay wonderful.
I didn't like the fact that we had to stay at this hotel only for 6 days. Should've stayed more ;-)
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