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“A great place to rest, heal & be well looked after” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort

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Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Chowara
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“A great place to rest, heal & be well looked after”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Somatheeram for an 8 day rejuvenation package - at the end of a painful period of recovering from a broken hipbone

The resort is beautifully located on a hillside overlooking quiet Chowara beach. Accommodation is in picturesque cottages surrounded by lush greenery and flowers.  Hammocks are hung outdoors each accommodation allowing lazy moments for reading and sleeping. 

The rooms, all with adjoining bathrooms, are  fairly basic but nicely rustic and kept very clean 

The Ayurvedic treatment - lasting at least 2 hrs each day- is individually prescribed and can be tweaked according to progress

The staff are fantastic - very well trained but lovely and friendly too. Lots of hilarity ensued over some of the treatments but they are experts in what they do

Daily yoga is encouraged alongside treatment.  Don't expect western style yoga but the teachers were very good in directing yoga newbies to the benefits of daily yoga

There's a small saltwater pool (too small for serious swimming) in the next door resort managed by the owners brother which is open to somatheeram guests

The beach is a 5 minute walk down steep steps with complimentary umbrellas  towels and beds   There's a fierce riptide so swimmers should beware though lifeguards on hand are ready to race in at the slightest hint of trouble

Food at the resort is mostly vegetarian ( there are meat and fresh fish options) and really delicious and varied. The restaurant staff are friendly and nights are accompanied by some musical or dance entertainment

Really the days flew by blissfully and my lingering hip pain stopped.  I'd planned to do some local sightseeing but didn't get any further than the beach

Visitors can also use all the facilities at the sister manaltheeram resort 5 minutes down the road and closer to the beach

This is a fantastic place to relax, rest, heal and be well looked after.  Highly recommended

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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SubhashCBose, General Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest,


We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write a very detailed review in trip advisor. Your feedback will be an inevitable part in our future improvement at the resort. We are very happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us and used all our additional felicities such as own life guards in the beach with securities and cleaners, Free usage of all services at Manaltheeram( an optional to your choice), free shuttle service Somatheeram to Manaltheeram, Large Infinity pool at Manaltheeram, Special Yoga and Meditation class at Somatheeram and Manaltheeram, Ayurveda Cooking demonstration, Herbal Garde Visit etc. Looking forward to serve you again and again at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Resorts.


Best Regards,
Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

I am stay at this hotel every year! Stunning effect from the rest! Full connection with nature, calm the soul, body rejuvenation! I recommend everyone to take a course of yoga and Ayurveda in this hotel! I feel home there!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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SubhashCBose, General Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest,


We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Your feedback is very valuable for every improvement of the resort. Thank you very much for your recommendation to use Ayurveda at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort. As a First Ayurveda Resort of the World, “Somatheeram” is committed to offer the best of Ayurveda and Yoga to its guest. Hope our regular Ayurveda Cooking Demonstration, Ayurveda Lecture Class and Yoga Lecture offered at the resort provided a better insight to you to experience Ayurveda. Looking forward to serve you again and again at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Resorts.


Best Regards,
Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

I think that I am a bit late to put in black and white, the good moments I had soaked up from Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort. The hospitality was beyond the expectations that I had. I was amazed by the care and the courtesy of the staffs to me as well as to the others without any discrimination. It would be great that if I grant the most of it to the Front office Team. Though I was alone for my tour I could never feel a loneliness in their company. The servises I had from all the areas like Ayurveda, Restarant etc... were fantasic. The view of the sea and the ambiance Wow.... Good Keep it up further furnished and I look forward to see you all very soon.

Karl Bjornsen

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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SubhashCBose, General Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Your feedback is very valuable for every improvement of the resort. We are very happy to note that our hospitality, service team and Ayurveda are exceptional. We will keep it up to the maximum level. Hope you have enjoyed our exclusive beach with Life guards, Securities and Clears. Have you visited our Herbal Garden with 600 verities of hers and our medicine manufacturing unit, the specialties of Somatheeram? If not please visit your next stay to know more about Ayurveda and our specialties. Looking forward to serve you again and again at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group Resorts.

Best Regards,
Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

just loved it!
the place, the nature, the beach, the food, the treatment, "The ayurveda people"
this is a very good place to have Ayurvedic treatment. My cottage was in front of the sea with A/C, quiet and clean, neat room. Before sunrise I wake up and meditate in the garden till the fisherman return. Loved the beach and also the swimming pool. Everything was just perfect. I enjoyed every single ayurvedic meal. I felt 10 years younger after 1 week of treatments. Highly recommended!!!!

Room Tip: in front of the sea...loved the sound of the sea and the fisherman coming back after a long night
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Sonia,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. We are very happy to note that our Ayurveda Treatments was excellent; Doctors are so caring, landscapes, Fresh food, all services made your stay very special and you felt 10 years younger after 1 week of treatments. We are looking forward to see you soon and assuring you of our repeat guest courtesies.

Best Regards,
Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

My husband and I spent two weeks in the resort doing the Ayurveda treatment, for which we specifically came from Europe. I can only confirm that the clinic in the resort is very good and the doctors, as well as therapists are very helpful and responsive to individual wishes. The resort is situated on a hill over-viewing the ocean, which provides it with an amazing scene at any moment of the day. As for the accommodation we stayed in the basic bungalow, which furniture was very simple, but it was always kept clean. Everyday we were provided with bottled water and whenever needed clean towels. The hotel's receptionists have been always very helpful regarding trip planning and special requests. We especially benefited from a young receptionist named Krishna, who solved our inquiries quickly and efficiently. The restaurant serves buffet and à la carte three times per day. Our treatment package included the buffet costs, so we never ordered anything extra. the variety of dishes is very well previewed, but of course was specialized in vegetarian and "Keralian" dishes, therefore cheese naans or burgers are not to be expected. Overall, it was a very pleasant and relaxing stay and can be recommended further without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Julyana,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in tripadvisor. We are very happy to note your comments on our rooms which overlooking sea and beach h from the cliff top . Also glad to note that you liked our wide selection of freshly prepared vegetarian dishes. Also thank you very much for the best compliments to our service team and special thanks for Ms. Krishnapriya. It is always so happy to hear the appreciation to team Somatheeram, who makes this place so special to everyone. We are looking forward to see you in again and again and assuring you our best care and attention.

Best Regards,
Subhash C Bose
Corp. General Manager
Somatheeram Ayurveda Group
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Before we decided to visit your place we received two separate (from the people they don't know each-other) enthusiastic recommendations. The reality is/was even better :).
Fantastic hospitality by all the stuff; excellent care by the physicians and sensational therapists.
The resort is extremely clean and it is possible to see that all the details are important to make this place attractive and to satisfy the visitors.very tasty cuisine - we recommend to take the lesson form the chief cook.
it's our wish to visit Somatheeram again! and of course we will recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: we suggest to take the room closer to the see
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Guests,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Thank you very much for your appreciation to us “Fantastic hospitality by all the stuff; excellent care by the physicians and sensational therapists”. We are looking forward to serve you again and again at the World’s First Ayurveda Resort. We are the winner of Best Ayurveda award from Govt of Kerala and also several national and international awards for the Best Ayurveda Hospital and Yoga Centre.

Thank you very much for motivation us for preserving nature. We have planted fruit trees at our resort with the intention to attract and inhabit birds and squirrels like living things at our Resort to balance the eco system in our area. We allow the fruits to stay at the trees to attract the birds and squirrels etc and it is the food for them.

Looking forward to serve you again and again.

Warm regards
Subhash C Bose
Corp. GM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

This is a very good place to have Ayurveda Treatment.
I stayed here in a cottage with A/C with outside sitting area in front of my room which was not wide but enough for me by myself.
There are many cottages in a garden with a lot of greens and gardens on a cliff facing a very dynamic Indian Sea.
There is sand beach between the cliff and the sea so I could walk there too.
But please be careful because the beach is used also for toilets for local people.

The Ayurveda treatment itself can be good or bad, depending on the therapists.
If you don’t like the treatment, please consult with doctors or hotel management.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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SreejithKK, Public Relations Manager at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Guests,

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to you for your stay at Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and the time taken to write your review in trip advisor. Thank you very much for your appreciation about our very clean, well maintained Resort and The relaxing atmosphere. We are looking forward to serve you again and again at the World’s First Ayurveda Resort.
As part of our corporate Social Responsibility we clean the beach area every day and provided with securities and lifeguards. Our Beach area is clan and preserved by us.
Looking forward to serve you again and again.

Warm regards
Subhash C Bose
Corp. GM
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Property: Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
Address: Kovalam, South of Kovalam, | South of Kovalam beach, Chowara 695501, India
Region: India > Kerala > Chowara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Chowara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somatheeram is the world of authentic Ayurveda. A serene Aryurvedic resort by the sea in South India. Here you can benefit from traditional Ayurvedic therapy as well as yoga in a blissfully peaceful environment. It is one of the best tourism spots in Kerala, India. Located at Chowara Beach on a hillock 9 km south of the famous Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Kerala with over 15 acres of greenery all around.And for houseboat trip in kollam u can visit our kollam allseason backwater resort .. search for allseason kollam ... more   less 
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