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Niraamaya Retreats
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
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Bangalore
2 reviews
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“Awsome place heaven on earth...”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The samsaara cafe overlookin the infinity pool n d sea is breathtaking. ..would definitely look forwad to going back soon. The staff is courteous n very accomating to the guests various needs... a must visit for ones looking for a quite time with family n friends.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Been to 6-7 beach resorts in Kovalam - Poovar area in the last few years, but Niraamaya Retreats trumps them all. Born out of TLC of a German National in a very traditional manner, the resort at present blends the old with modern seamlessly. Stayed in Rock Garden rooms which were spacious, well appointed. The 'Open air' shower within the bathroom suite was a nice touch. Food was great, each dish prepared with care. There was free wifi even outdoors. The views from the 'infinity pool' was just amazing and one could just spend ours floating on the pool and looking at the ocean. Housekeeping was faultless. The private beach though small was neat, but could not enjoy the sea, as it was rough. The Spa/ Massage facilities were top class. Overall, an experience we thoroughly enjoyed

Room Tip: Go for cottages, as all have a great view of the sea
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

If you wish to have a life time experience, special moments with your family, and a lovely relaxed holiday, Niraamaya Surya Samudra is the best place in Kerala to visit. They have an amazing property, overlooking the Arabian Sea. I lived in the heritage premium rooms that are about 100 meters from the beach & offer a panoramic view of the sea and the garden. They are Kerala-style elegant accommodations with airy interiors. I would suggest you to select this room, as it offers one of the best view. They have nice verandas too. They have an amazing pool overlooking the sea. I would rate food as super excellent. They make amazing Italian and sea food. They have an awesome spa facility with a choice of traditional Kerala Massage or European Massage. I've so much more to write about this property. My stay at Niraamaya, will stay with me forever, and I look forward to come back to this place again!

Room Tip: Choose a room closer to the sea!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The property is beautiful with panoramic vistas of the ocean,plantations and beach cove below.The Kerala style bungalows are plush with beautiful woodwork and outdoor bathrooms.The food is world class ,varied cuisines,artistic presentations and delicious .Great chef.The staff are friendly and helpful.The spa has a serene ambience and the Thai massages are as good as as Ayurvedic.I would definitely visit again.

Room Tip: All the bungalows are great.especially Octagon.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

The location could not be better. Great views overlooking the ocean without any buildings around to spoil the tranquility. The beach is pretty much deserted and very clean. The quality of the food and service was top notch and even though this was our second holiday here, I am sure to return and be delighted..

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Beautiful property! The resort offers you massages, has pool facilities, a clean and private beach. The courteous staff at the restaurant makes it a great hangout place. Chef Prakash is the tops! A great experience to take back.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the beach or the ones tucked at the very end are fabulous!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The Niraamaya Kovalam is simply breathtaking, the warm and friendly welcome by the staff, the beautiful cosy rooms, fabulous view of the sea and luscious greenery, massages at the Spa are truly rejuvenating, A must visit if you ever decide on a holiday in Kovalam.

Room Tip: All rooms are sea facing so the view from all rooms is amazing
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Niraamaya Retreats

Property: Niraamaya Retreats
Address: Pulinkudi | Mullur, South of Kovalam, Kovalam 695 521, India (Formerly Surya Samudra Private Retreats)
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Business Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Niraamaya Retreats 5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now re-opened under a new management as Surya Samudra Private Retreats. Relais & Chateaux Luxury heritage beach resort. Adjoining two pristine, unspoilt beaches and completely secluded from the busy tourist areas of Kovalam. Enjoy complete privacy and serenity. Stay in a carefully restored traditional Kerala tharavadu dwelling. At our Spa Niraamaya, highly trained therapists pamper you with herbs, oils, and concoctions that relax your body, revitalise your mind, and renew your spirit. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Surya Samudra Private Retreats Hotel Kovalam
Surya Samudra Beach Garden Hotel
Surya Samudra Beach Garden Spa
Niraamaya Retreats Kovalam, Kerala

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