We stayed at Kovalam beach retreat after an agent booked accommodation for our Kerala vacation. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds and a nice balcony, but the positive review stops there.
The communal area upstairs where food is served is appalling. The table cloths are not changed and washed after meals, so you are literally eating around other people's food stains. But worst of all the food is served in an area where crows have free flight, and as food isn't cleared away properly, they fly about leaving their droppings ALL over the tables, chairs and whole dining area. We complained several times about this but nothing was done. People we're literally standing and eating.
Unfortunately the pool was also out of service when we were there, it was green and full of algae and totally unusable. A shame given that we paid for a hotel with a pool.
This hotel needs serious attention to detail as it could be much better, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kovalam Beach Retreat Just 50 mts from The Samudra Beach, Kovalam. A 3 star facility property with all modern facilities, having 3 restaurants with a Sea Food Specialty restaurant. Ample Parking space & Swimming pool. Restaurant with a good view of the sea.Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. It is also known as the paradise of the south ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kovalam Beach Retreat Hotel Kovalam
- Kovalam Beach Retreat Kerala