Perfect, quiet, comfortable, close to beaches, good starting point to visit Kerala. Angie perfect hostess, very helpful to organise trips and visits.
Angie and Den provided a perfect base for our holiday in Kovalam and were very helpful in organising day tours and car hire. The 2 bedroom apartment is beautifully maintained, is very quiet and private, yet just some few minutes rickshaw ride from the beachfront and restaurants. Highly recommended!
What a great time we had!Three weeks of bliss.With lots of interesting and enjoyable trips out with" Kuinny" or driver looking after all our needs.35 degrees every day ,close and easy access to the sea/beach ,many wonderful bars and restaurants we hardly had time to do all the things we did.Angela and Den were the perfect Hosts, always available to give advice and help.Also enjoyed the beautiful /close scenery.We 've brought back many Photos to record our stay.Sea food to die for.Must do.Thanks a million Angi andDen.
Angie and Den were great and there to help you with anything. The villa was very clean and roomy. Kuinny , well what can we say, his driving was amazing, felt really safe. Great location, lovely walk to the beach.if we go again we will certainly think of stopping here again.
This is the third time my husband and I have stayed at Alarek Villa. The greeting we get on our arrival always makes us feel so welcome. The villa is beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable, kept so by Fassenda, the maid. Laundry is looked after by Shagondela a d Kuinny makes sure we have everything we need. Close to the beaches, but not too close. The only sounds you hear are the birds and insects (with the odd cat squeal!) Angle and Den are the perfect hosts, offering help and guidance when asked, but not intruding on our holiday. India at its best.
Our family of 4 stayed here for a month and had a great time; it's a good place to explore the best that Kovalam and Kerala have to offer.
The accommodation is on the lower ground floor of the property and is quite basic, but is clean and functional. The owners occupy the ground floor, but were not there when we stayed, and the property also includes a small cottage to the rear, which is also rented out as holiday accommodation. Being on the lower ground floor means it doesn't get a huge amount of natural light, but this helps keep the temperature down. There is a breezy shared roof terrace, which is a great place to chill out.
The property is well located, on a quiet side street about 10 mins walk down the hill to the main beaches (you can get a cheap rickshaw back up the hill). There is a small supermarket that is about 10 mins walk in the other direction at Kovalam junction.
The property manager is very helpful with a wealth of local knowledge and a car so is on hand to work as a driver / guide as well if you require.
The local beach is a fun place to absorb some local culture with lots of good restaurants, other highlights from our trip:
- private yoga lessons on the roof terrace
- the beautiful and deserted Chowara beach (about 20 mins drive in rickshaw)
- boat trip on local backwaters near Poovar
- day trip to Varkala
- houseboat trip on waterways near Alleppey
Would recommend this as a place to stay; it's good value and you are in safe hands.
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