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The Leela Kovalam Beach
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 October 2012

We stayed for 10 days in October 2012. This hotel is really restfully and beautiful ,the sound of the sea can be heard from almost everywhere .its unique position makes it one of the best beach hotels in India. The staff are really friendly and helpfull. I would like to thank Salma Mukhia in perticular ,she could not be more helpfull and obliging . It's a different world there and a most relaxing break. Will defiantly be back. Many thanks. Ann & John London

Room Tip: Rooms in the main block are nicer
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

The Leela Beach Kovalam has one of it's kind , breathtaking scenic beauty ! It is not just appreciated by humans , but by wildlife too ! Wild Peacocks are normally seen and known to appericiate breath taking scenic beauty in their own way. Here are some wild peacocks which flew in from jungle looking for scenic beauty, "One Of It's Kind " !

Room Tip: Go for the club rooms or higher level rooms in the main block...!
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

This is my third stay at the place.The hotel Leela, kovalam is really a great place to relax.the property is really cool and relaxing...The Sky bar, infinity pool etc is worth mentioning....i am happy to see that the hotel is again coming to its old good times and becoming my second home...

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

If you want to forget the whole world and go away to a place where you can just relax with your book and some good food, this is what your looking for.
The pool... the rooms... the service... the everything just screams AWESOME!

Room Tip: Its on a cliff so finding local transport can be a bit of an hassle...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Kerala is a beautiful place to be and the whole experience is enhanced by staying at Leela Kovalam. The hotel is massive and well built. The beach in front of the Hotel is beautiful and not crowded. The property has been designed very well and you feel like spending a lot of time over there. All and all a highly recommended hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

This was my first visit to Trevendrum but not my first to India.
While this is an ideal hotel for a vacation it is not geared for the business traveller in all respects.
Many of the rooms are bungalow style and away from the main hotel. The transport to the room is via golf cart which do not run on any schedule. Often a 10 to 15 minute wait is required for a cart to arrive.
The hotel is average in cleanliness and looks well used as compared to other hotels of this price tag in India.
In summary this was okay but not up to the standard I usually expect in India.

Room Tip: Request a room in the main building or the club.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Although from India, I left and moved to the UK 22 yrs ago. I have maintained annual visits to family but have never been able to holiday in India due to limited time when visiting. I have stayed in resorts like this all over the world but this was the first time in India. I was travelling with my husband and 6 yr old son.
The Leela Kovalam is a truly exquisite hotel set on beautiful grounds which are impeccably kept. There is a choice of 4 restaurants but you can order between restaurants which was helpful as our son was not able to tolerate spice foods and the chefs were happy to cook something from one of the other restaurants menus. For children, pizzas, spagetti, pasta, burgers fries are all there should they struggle with Indian cuisine. the pool is big with a section for smaller kids which is marked off and poolsmen will make sure older kids are not causing problems by jumping and diving. Yoga sessions are affordable and available every morning and are a good start to the day (they allowed my 6yr old to attend as well which allowed both me and my husband to participate!), tennis coaching, archery coaching ar other activities available. Every evening with dinner the main restaurant has a show and a buffet meal as well as a la carte options. The beach is a few steps away and buggies take you all around the resort. The salon is well priced for ttm and the spas has amazing local massages that kerala is famous for. Expect to pay £40-£50 per 60 mins of treatment. The salon is half the price. An average meal for 2 adults with a drink each is about £40 pounds.
The staff are amazing, speak good English and are the most polite and courteous people I have encountered in India. The service is prompt and they are willing to be innovative with food and other ideas to help cater for guests.
We also spent a day on the Boat in the kerala backwaters which cost £200 for the day but included a car/driver/boat/chef and it was worth the money.
This trip has inspired us to travel more around India as facilities are pretty close to those available around the Globe at very reasonable prices.

Room Tip: The Club Leela is more exclusive and has its own pool and cafe. The rooms have balconies facing the...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Leela Kovalam Beach

Address: Kovalam Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#4 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range: £118 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Leela Kovalam Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Leela Raviz Kovalam - Indulgence is an art you will perfect at The Leela Raviz Kovalam while staying in any of our 183 rooms and suites. With a seamless blend of modern technology and traditional grandeur, the soothing décor of each room whispers warm aesthetics. Each room opens out to a breath-taking view of either the ocean or garden. All rooms are provided with luxury amenities to cater to discerning tastes. Unwind with exquisite facilities like an HD LCD television and a broadband connection for hi-speed internet. The Club rooms offer valet services, a gourmet corner with a fine selection of spirits, softdrinks and snacks and have luxurious bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a private infinity pool. Awake to auburn sunrises in the horizon or soak in the sun under azure skies at the infinity pools. Get a taste of the vacation of your dreams at The Leela Raviz Kovalam. ... more   less 
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The Leela Kovalam Beach Hotel Kovalam
The Leela Kempinski Hotel Kovalam
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The Leela Kovalam Beach Kerala

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