Leela Kovalam Beach Hotel

, formerly Le Meridien Kovalam Beach resort, Kovalam, Kerala, 695 527, India
(5 star hotel)
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Located at a nice place, a bit pricey though

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 17, 2015

The hotel is situated right on the beach on a elevated rock. Has a good view from the beach view Club Suite. The rents are a bit on the higher side, I booked it without any deals for around 22k a day. If any deals are available then its a great place to relax. There is a restaurant on the beach and has a good variety of sea-food normally. Do visit it if sea food is your thing.

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For an Excellent stay choose Leela - Kovalam

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 9, 2014

We stayed in this hotel many times. In our last visit our entire family was there. We took 2 cottages for 2 days. Though we do live in Trivandrum itself we do go to this hotel for once or twice in a year.
The hotel is set high above the sea with stunning views.
The hotel has its own beach and beautiful swimming pool just at the entrance. The infinity of pool looks really amazing and it even pecomes better by evening.

Unique Quality: What makes the hotel special is the staff, from the people making up the rooms to the chef.
You should try and spend a couple of nights at the club rooms the view is worth a million bucks and the pool takes your breath away...

Directions: The Leela Kovalam, Trivandrum , Kerala , India -695527

Best hotel in Kovalam

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2007

My sister and I spent two weeks at this wonderful resort and loved every minute of it. Good service, Good standard rooms with huge balconies overlooking the sea (there are heritage and club rooms also availabel but the standard rooms are so good that there is absolutely no need to pay the extra for the other rooms), great food and great people! what more can one ask for?

The hotel has a private beach area and as the hotel is on a cliftop they provide golf buggies to take you down to the beach area and to the front entrance gate. Beutiful landscaped gardens. The bus stand is just outside the main entrance and you can venture into Trivandrum at a cost of just 8 rupees. Lighthouse Beach & Hawaah Beach are walking distance with many seafood restaurants and shops.

Unique Quality: Only 20 minutes drive to the city of Trivandrum and 20 minutes from the airport.

Great lunch/dinner buffets

Many cheaper restaurants and eateries around Lighthouse Beach and next door to the Hotel.

Private beach area

Wonderful service

Clean, fresh rooms

Directions: 20 minutes from the airport and the city of Trivandrum

best hotel in Kovalam

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 19, 2007

I was in Kovalam with my sister in March 2007 and stayed at the Leela kempinski hotel. No need to book upgraded rooms as I found the standard rooms very comfortable, clean and the large sea facing balcony is a bonus. The hotel sits on a cliff and has its own small private beach area. There are golf buggies available to take you to and from the beach and these are readily available at the front entrance of the hotel. The Pavillion rooms have the benefit of being next to the beach. It is just 20 minutes to the centre of Trivandrum adn the easiest and cheapest way to reach the town is by the local bus from right outside the main entrance to the hotel. The Lighthouse beach is walking distance down a slope on the left as you leave the main entrance. The hotel serves super breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. After seeing other hotels in the area I think the Leela is the best choice. The only drawback I found was that the hotel's beach area was rather small and not enough sun beds were provided. one has to rush breakfast to get down to reserve a sunbed. Other guests appeared to "book" these by leaving their beach bags and/books on the beds. This was disappointing. Otherwise the hotel is wonderful, with very helpful staff and a good central location.

Unique Quality: 2 infinity pools, Ayurveda massage parlour, close proximity to Lighthouse Beach (great for small seaside cafes), very very clean rooms with bedsheets and towels changed twice daily, all standard rooms are sea facing with very large room size balconies. Great en suite showers, sumptous buffets,

Directions: 20 Minutes from Trivandrum airport

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Best Sea-frontage in Kovalam

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 19, 2005

Le Meridien have recently taken over part of this hotel (The Grove), which was the original five star property in Kovalam (formerly known as the Kovalam hotel). The rest of the property is to change to Meridien hands in April 2005.

We stayed in the grove, which consists of beautifully renovated Keralan style beach-side cottages. Attention to detail was not spared in the renovations and the cottages now have delights such as sunken baths, painted glass shower screens, and another painted screen as part of the division between wardrobe space and bedroom space.

When we arrived we were garlanded with a seashell necklace and treated to tender coconut drinks. In our room there were delicious cookies and a substantial fresh fruit basket is replenished daily. The minibar was restocked regularly with complimentary minerals and water.

The pool area is generous and shaded with hundreds of coconut trees. There's a pool bar and a pool restaurant, though both were closed for the short duration of my stay. Large and small hammocks swing between the trees ..... and there are plenty of them.

A couple of steps away and you're on the beach, which is overlooked by the hotel's seafood restaurant (which serves the biggest giant prawns ever) and the beach bar. At night the hotel will set up a table on the beach for your dinner if you want and there's live music there six nights a week.

There's another restaurant (Osheen) in the section of the hotel under renovation. It's perched high on the cliffs and surely has the best seaview in all of Kovalam. At night you can see the twinkling stars of the lights on thousands of tiny fishing boats, as you hear the waves crashing on the rocks below.

The downside of that section of the hotel is that there are far too many very steep steps which would make it totally unsuitable for elderly or infirm guests.

It's a beautiful hotel, and I would like to come back to visit when the renovations are completed.

Unique Quality: Smiling, friendly, helpful staff and the best beachfront location in Kovalam.

Directions: On the beach in the centre of the resort

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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

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  • The Leela Kempinski Hotel Kovalam
  • The Leela Kovalam Beach Hotel Kovalam

Address: , formerly Le Meridien Kovalam Beach resort, Kovalam, Kerala, 695 527, India

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Amenities at Leela Kovalam Beach Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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