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Amara Ayurveda Retreat

1/369 A Zion Kunnu K S Road, Kovalam 695527 India
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Manoj K wrote a review May 2022
Mumbai, India13 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed as family (total 4 rooms) for 1 night at Amara. The rooms are well kept with all the basic comforts. The design of the rooms has an earthy theme, in line with the overall theme of Ayurveda. You will also notice how the go local and natural theme has been imbibed in small things like a flower holder made of coconut husk, a soap holder made of coconut shell, etc. However, make no mistake. Amara is in no way antique when it comes to technology. The rooms have smart TV, WiFi, powerful AC and even smart fans. The bathroom is also well equipped with 24x7 hot water as well as good quality toiletry. The surroundings are pretty, with the resort overlooking a lush green mountain and a water body in between two steep mountain walls. The rooms on the first floor provide a good view of the natural beauty around. The area around the cottages are also green and well maintained. Amara also has a well maintained swimming pool which you can use to do some quick warm ups or laze around in the sun. The place also has an Ayurveda therapy centre (which we dint try out) where you can get rejuvenated. Your stay is also complimented by good food. There is a fully functional restaurant on the premises which offers room service also. The breakfast spread during our stay was quite elaborate with local dishes ruling the roost. The food was delicious too. The only downside which can hit you at times is the slow service in the restaurant. But that's also quite variable. For us, the first day the service was absolutely slow to the point of irritating at times, however on the second day, things were much better. Service by the staff was also pretty good in the rooms- be it request for an additional bed, or attending to complaint of wifi connectivity. The staff members are courteous and ready to help with a smile. The only other drawback of this place is it's location. One, it takes a ride on a narrow road, bumpy in places due to potholes, to reach the place. Two, as it's situated on a hillock, this is not the place if you are craving to relax on the beachside. The nearest beach is Kovalam which is 3.5 km away and will take 15- 20 mins to reach by car. All in all, Amara is a perfect place to unwind and relax, along with indulging in some Ayurveda therapy if you choose to (Disclaimer- we did not try out the Ayurveda therapy however enquired about the same from the staff during our stay).
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marion wrote a review Mar 2020
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Ein absolut tolles Hotel, die Anlagegibt es seit 4 Monaten, sehr gepflegt mit einem absolut tollen Ausblick, mit tuktuk nur ein paar Minuten von kovalam entfernt. Die Zimmer sehr schön eingerichtet. Das Personal ist super freundlich und sehr bemüht und erfüllt einem jeden Wunsch. Wir nutzten auch die ayurveda Anwendung,
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MadnessofIndiaFan wrote a review Jan 2020
ireland6 contributions4 helpful votes
I have been to India a number of times and discovered Amara Ayurveda Retreat on the internet. It seems to be newly opened. When I arrived at Trivandrum Airport there was a complimentary shuttle waiting to take me to the Retreat, only 30 minutes drive away. I was shown to a very spacious Earthen room which had all the amenities of a luxury hotel, even tea/coffee making facilities, and I loved the extra touches like the flip-flops which I could take home. Within hours of arriving in the Retreat I had a consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor and he prescribed the treatments I would need for the week. One hour later and I was in the expert hands of Sunita who would be my therapist for the week. I have had a number of Ayurvedic treatments over the years but these were by far the best, from Podi kizhi to Shirodhara. After daily massage it was back to my lovely balcony to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Western Ghats. There is a Restaurant on-site which offers a completely Ayurvedic Menu or an A la Carte menu also if you do not wish to follow an Ayurvedic diet. I opted for the A la Carte and it was excellent, I would highly recommend the Prawns! Kovalam Beach is only 10 minutes drive from the Retreat and I ventured down here on one of the evenings for dinner and really enjoying watching all the beach activity from vendors selling there wares to families out for a leisurely stroll. I could not recommend Amara Ayurveda Retreat highly enough, it is such a peaceful santuary and the fact that it is so environmentally friendly makes it even better (the swiming pool is even chemical free and treated with salt!). I left feeling completely rejuvenated and can't wait to book my return trip!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictKovalam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amara Ayurveda Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Amara Ayurveda Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Attukal Bhagavathy Temple (7.4 km), Vizhinjam Lighthouse (3.4 km), and Lighthouse Beach (3.1 km).
What are some restaurants close to Amara Ayurveda Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tides, Sanjeevini Restaurant, and Curry leaf.
Are there any historical sites close to Amara Ayurveda Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Kanakakunnu Palace (12.4 km).