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“Lavish...Comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa

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Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
Ranked #8 of 51 Hotels in Kovalam
Mumbai
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37 reviews
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“Lavish...Comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Just stayed for 1 night at this wonderful place in November'13 first week.
The reception itself has a grand feel to it which is precursor to what you can expect inside.
The rooms won't disappoint you as they are spacious and clean.
Room service has a decent menu and the highlight of the hotel is things you can do in the hotel.
There is a Ayurvedic Massage Centre ( not that very great massages is what my mom gave as a feedback) and there is Oxygen Wellness Spa as well for wraps and other massages.
There is a small shopping centre ( required mainly for foreigners ) and there is a access to the beach behind the hotel as well.
The highlight of the hotel has to be the 3 swimming pools... the one beside the Ayurvedic massage centre is open till 8 pm which is a big plus point.
The menu in the buffet breakfast and dinner is a good spread and has something for everybody. The best place to enjoy in the evening is by the second pool overlooking the beach where you can enjoy alcoholic beverage and for non alcoholics there is pot tea (very refreshing).
The gardens also need a special mention with overloaded coconut tress...There is no Wifi in the room which is a big problem as 3G is not available everywhere.
All in all a good place to relax and when bored with the hotel you can always head out to a lot of eateries around the hotel for a change of taste and little shopping as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were in Kovalam for 2 nights last week, we booked UDS as it looked very beautiful in pics that were available on the site. Here are the positives and negatives
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- Beautiful hotel
- 3 pools
- Right next to the Samudra beach (not Kovalam beach)
- Good food

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- we were alloted 2 rooms on second floor in the same wing where renovation was going on
- we checked in at 5 in the evening and the noise due to renovation was there till 8 in the evening
- next day it started again at 7, and after assurance from the front staff at 10 that the same has been stopped, we went to our rooms to sleep, but it was still on, so we had no option but to go out
- next day again it started at 8... not sure if it was a hotel we went to or a boarding school were they wanted the guests to get up early in the morning
- there were no towels in the washrooms when we checked in and even after requesting the hand towels were only given the next day
- in one of the rooms the towels were re-folded and kept again
- There was a bug in the room and we did click a picture of it. The house keeping came and sprayed Baygon spray, which left a very bad smell in the room and again we could not sleep
- Also, they have mutliple restaurants but the buffet breakfast is only of them, that meant that all the guests (they have around 200 rooms) had to manage in one restaurant, which led to shortage of food. They had just one toster, only one juice jug and it all looked very messy
- When we complained the above issues to the front staff they didn't take it seriously until we showed them the pic of the cockroach but even that had a little effect on them

If you really want to go to a hotel where you don't want to sleep or relax during your vacations, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in first week of Nov'13. The staff at the reception gave us a good welcome and the welcome drink was tasty. We were escorted to our room by one of the reception staff. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable too. The toiletries decent, the shower head could have been better though, the shower pressure a lil inconsistent at times. The room is equipped with a safe and mini fridge. We used the pool side cafe couple of times and loved the ambiance. The samudra beach is a stone throw away and is clean and huge. Good for photography, in fact photographers would love the opportunities the fishermen present on this beach early in the morning. Couple of minor issues which I wrote in the hotels feedback form were, the safe was not unlocked on arrival and I find it strange why the staff does not unlock it prior arrival of guest. Dint like that the white and blue swimming pool towels were provided in the room, they should have separate white towels for the rooms. Newspaper was not delivered to our room on the first day. The food is average at times, good at best. But Kovalam makes you smile and the staff and the hotel itself and the swimming pools and the ambiance add to the experience, would certainly stay at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Surat, India
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

It's a pretty good resort with 3 large pools and beach adjacent to it.rooms are clean and well furnished.room service is nice.we were traveling as family and every one had fun.Would love to visit again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

A very good hotel for 4 stars, definitely as good if not better than the five star establishments in Kovalem. Excellent service and first class facilities in a lovely location where you can stroll through the gardens to the beach. Staff are lovely, offering excellent but discrete service. The spa, Ayurvedic clinic, gym and pools are as good as anything else I've experienced in India. The management make a real effort to ensure that all their guests are looked after. A large establishment but well laid out to make it welcoming and accessible, open and light not dull or over-bearing.
My one criticism is the same for all the hotels here, no drinks licence. Although drinks are readily available.
Don't dismiss the Uday Samudra for its four stars, it is worth more than that.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Indore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

A resort with three swimming pool, 3-4 restaurant, see face. excellent staff and maintenance. There hospitality attracts us a lot. The only thing they miss is more options in Bar, children activity rooms and some sort of regular evening program.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

UDS is an upscale and luxurious 4 Star hotel brand which appeals to distinguished and discerning travelers. Kovalam, located close to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, India is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s.

The palm-fringed bays of Kovalam in secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed stay. The unforgettable image of Kovalam is that of the coconut-palms-lined high rock promontory that cuddles the calm and wide expanse of the blue waters. This marvelous beach is a tourist's dream come true.

Set in four acres on the serene beaches of Kovalam, UDS is located 15 kilometers away from the Trivandrum International Airport with excellent air connectivity to Singapore, Europe, and Middle East and to all the metros in India.
Trivandrum is also well connected by rail and road network with the rest of India.

We were recommended Uday Samundra by several friends who had visited over the past few years and thought this was consistant enough for us. Recommend also to anyone including families with small children. Easily spend 2 weeks here and lots to do and see around surrounding areas.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa
Address: Samudra Beach G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#5 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#8 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UDS located at the famed beaches of Kovalam, just 15 meters from the sea, is an exclusive 4 Star leisure beach hotel& Spa - a destination by itself. The setting, facilities, people, spa, cuisine and its whole philosophy is dedicated to your personal wellness in a luxurious environment. Just by being at UDS-one of the finest hotels in kovalam, your stresses start to flutter away; the landscaping has its own serenity, a harmony of a defined architecture, spacious lawns, blue water pools and soaring coconut grooves all set in four tranquil acres by the sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Uday Samudra Beach
Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
Uday Samudra Beach Thiruvananthapuram Trivandrum
Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa Kovalam, Kerala

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