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“The best place to stay in Kovalam by far”
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Maharaju Palace
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best place to stay in Kovalam by far”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We spent a lovely week at the Maharaju and truly can recomned it. Great staff Martein, Priyanka, Roy and all others. Theyt made us feel like we where part of one big happy family. The location is great and the rooms are realy nicely decorated. All the stuff where very helpfull. When our daughter was sad they even danced for her. We spended new years there and had a wonderfull week.

The best place to stay in Kovalam by far.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Great staff very accommodating Martein, Priyanka, Roy and all others were such lovely people.
Very clean place right next to the beach like it says on the website. They even have a shower outside so that you can just take a dip in the beach and clean up right after.

Beautiful lil place had a great weekend here.
Highly recommended... !!!!!


  • Stayed January 2013
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012

One of the loveliest hotels I've ever stayed in. Excellent location, rooms, staff, breakfast and great value. Laundry and airport taxi service brilliant. Loved the attention and friendliness of staff. Thanks.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We had a pleasant 3 night stay in this small hotel. It is located a short walk from the beach in a compound with a little garden. Since the beach promenade is basically a strip of restaurants and shops the location of the hotel is really a plus, and it is very quiet day and night. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We had a breakfast included which was also very good. The room we had was clean and well-kept and was on the top floor with a porch outside where we could sit and relax and enjoy the views. All in all a very pleasant hotel we can only recommend.

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

This is a beautiful hotel that looks a bit like a house. It has a wooden stairwell and nicely decorated rooms. We were greeted with a smile, which was highly welcomed after trying to find the hotel for a long time. Because we were in the low season, we were able to negotiate a good price for our 2 night's stay.

The rooms are comfortable and extremely clean, with the prettiest mosquito net we had ever seen. The staff is very discrete and quiet. The breakfast is excellent and is included in the price. There's a rugged pathway that leads to the beach (about a 2 minute walk). The hotel has convenient showers at the front of the garden, which is necessary after coming from the beach.

If you're interested in Ayurvedic massages, there are places all around the hotel which offer this service. You can even ask the hotel to recommend one, and they will (and most likely take a commission from the center that you choose).

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

Couldn't fault Maharaju Palace.
Lovely room, attentive staff, fabulously quiet location but still only 2 minutes from the beach front.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brasschaat , BELGIUM EUROPE
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Reviewed 2 March 2008

We spent 2 nights in Kovalam Kerala in Maharaju Palace. It's a small hotel very close to Kovalam Beach. The owner is a Dutchman. It's a lovely place, with a very nice garden and a well-kept house. Very clean and very good service. Breakfast is included in the price and you can order other things too.
We stayed in "the summerhouse" because the hotel was full-booked. It was a house a few minutes away from the main place, also a real palace to stay ! We can recommend it very much, but make sure to make reservation in advance because it's always complete. GREAT PLACE TO STAY !!!!!

Inn and Geert Michiels -Goedvriend Belgium

  • Liked — service, clean and very nice decoration
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank michiels
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Additional Information about Maharaju Palace

Property: Maharaju Palace
Address: | Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695521, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kovalam
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maharaju Palace is established in 1999 by a Dutchman . If you open the gate you will find a tropical garden with a lot of shadow. You can relax close to the love birds or to the pond with the fish or just in a corner where you can enjoy the breeze and the greenary of the garden We only have 8 rooms , you will meet the other guests and share the energy here. There are just TWO ROOMS on each floor. We try to keep away stress and therefore we do not have T V in the room. Our guests can just enjoy their free time by reading, walk on the beach, take a sunbath , go for yoga or take an Ayurvedic treatment. The beach is just 50 m away We provide breakfast in our romantic room on the first floor. Internet is available. There are no roads ,so we are far away from pollution and the sound of cars. Our staff is helpful and provides information about trips. We really care for our guests. If you need transport they will arrange. We have a friendly caring, home feeling atmosphere . We got the guest review awards for 2016. ... more   less 
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