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The Leela Kovalam Beach
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
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mashhad
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

my family and i have recently returned from 4 night stay at the leela(kempinski).the leela kovalam is among the most beautiful resorts i have seen.brillant location,atmospheric,great view fishermen taking their boats into the water ...the private beach made our stay wonderful,great beach with very good beach service and facilities.we had buggy in call 24/7 rides down to the beach and back.walking distance from the kovalam beach road with many shops and cheaper restaurants and accessible by a short tuk tuk(rishka) ride.the room had a wonderful ocean view and a short easy walk down the hill to the beach.but the shower and the toilet was seperated by a stained shower screen.the basin was strangely situated outside of the bathroom!!!.the housekeeping was really bad you are just a dollar sign to them that make them to do their duty.the staff were polite but not really friendly like other 5 star hotels in india.breakfast not was acceptable for 5 star hotel.they offer a buffet that can be found in any 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Went to this amazing resort last year...probably the best by leela.
I just fell in love with the amazing restaurant they have by the beach...and the private beach makes the stay worthwhile.
The spa was so relaxing that I went for it on all the 3 days and sort of got addicted to it.
But i think they could have given us a better package deal as I found it very expensive.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is a 5* luxury hotel so it did live up to everything that we expected. The infinity pools were great, the food at breakfast was wonderful, with plenty of choice. The buggy rides down to the beach and back were perfect. There were free activities to do and the views are fantastic.
The only negatives were - we booked a club room and an ordinary room, but the ordinary room was much better, bigger and with a larger balcony. The butler service in the club room unfortunately was not as efficient, we had to ask several times for things. Its not worth the upgrade to a club room.
The staff were polite and efficient, but not really friendly but this could be due to the fact that the staff work long hours for low wages - there was a sign outside the hotel listing their complaints and demands.

Overall its a nice luxury hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stayed at the Leela for treatments in Dr Shambu's clinic just up the road. Bagged one of The Club rooms with Infinity Pool and own private dining. Staff were wonderful, rooms great...will certainly be going back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed here with our parents in July 2011. We were warmly welcomed by the staff with welcome drink and garland. The beauty and the ambience of the hotel strikes you immediately. We had stayed with full meals option in the old wing of the hotel. The Leela Kovalam is among the most beautiful resorts we have been to, wonderful ocean view, great food at all restaurants. Overall it was a great stay.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

The Leela Kovalam is among the most beautiful resorts I have seen. Its location is outstanding but the hospitality is even better. I cannot imagine a better vacation than this one. The food is outstanding and the rooms are well designed and clean.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We originally booked the Vivanta by Taj in Kovalam, but after one night there in an uncomfortable room with no view, we checked out and moved to the Leela for two nights. Boy was that the right choice: the Leela Kovalam was one of the most beautiful resorts we've been to, the room had a wonderful ocean view, a short easy walk down the hill to the beach, absolutely wonderful food at the beach-side restaurant, wonderful service at the spa -- exactly how we wanted to end our 3 week trip across India.

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Property: 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 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#4 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
Hotel Leela Trivandrum
The Leela Kovalam Beach Kerala

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