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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent accommodation in the presidential suite with wonderful sea views. Quiet & peaceful - allowing one to re-energise & go out to face the world again. Close to a little village with shops to purchase Indian snacks, clothing etc, . Very pleasant, helpful staff with good spa facilities. Yoga classes (group & private)available. Live Indian music in the evenings. Warm...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just finished a tour of India and spent the last four days at Niraamaya, the hotel is very quiet and just what we were after having spent several weeks on the move. The hotel is extremely well managed with all staff being really pleasant and helpful without being over the top as can be the case in some...

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

180 staff to care about 30 rooms could only give me the best service. But I had to check. First of all, not one but two persons came to pick me up at the airport with a picnic! Then I could enjoy most of the services starting by the yoga on the beach, the muesli menu on breakast, the ayurvedic...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam as your preferred choice of stay in Kovalam and for your wonderful review. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed the bespoke services at Niraamaya. Thank you for sharing with us the details of all the experiences and facilities you enjoyed. We look forward to hosting you again in...

Rajkot
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

They've Checked Every single Box in Blissful stay From Easiest checking in with Peaceful Shloka playing in Background, Traditionally, Beautifully Decorated Reception with Warm welcoming smiles from Front Desk Staff Made us feel that We've stepped into our own kingdom. Serenity, and Views would make anyone Rapturous. Mosque View, The room we knew, Room we've stayed in previously. Has been...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Niraamaya Retreats as your preferred choice of stay in Kovalam yet again. It is always wonderful to have you back at our retreat. Thank you for the praises and encouraging words. The entire team extends their gratitude for your comments which will inspire our hosts to continue creating memorable moments for our guests. We...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing food amazing people wonderful treatments and exceptional service really recommend this for a chilled fun break that will relax you and make you happy and forget the stress of London well worth a 5 day visit

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Niraamaya Retreats as your preferred choice of stay in Kovalam and for your wonderful review. Thank you for recommending us so highly. We are glad you liked our bespoke services, do spread the good word. We look forward to welcoming you at our Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam as well as our other property in Thekkady...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a 3 night stay, which was superb from the word go. Were treated to a room upgrade from Garden view to Sea view upon arrival. The property is indescribable. Calm, serene, beautiful and with a private beach. It's easy to spend all day at the property, just relaxing and taking in the nature. Rooms were equipped with anything and...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us. We do hope your partner is feeling better now. Thank you for your wonderful comments - I am so delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. We really do appreciate you mentioning all the aspects of your stay you most enjoyed....

Reviewed 1 week ago

Words are short to describe the week I spent in Niraamaya. The total relaxation, the "who cares about what's happening away from here?" , the rare sensation of spending hours enjoying the "dance" of the coconut trees or the warmth of the seawater brought my youth memories back, and that was good, very good

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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam as your preferred choice of stay in Kovalam and for your wonderful review. I am so glad to read that you had a relaxing holiday and that you were able to reminisce your cherished childhood memories. At the core of the Niraamaya ethos is the deep understanding that every getaway is...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Niraamaya is supposed to be a special wellness retreat where you can relax and be re-invigorated. After a tough journey to get there , we wanted to sink into the environment , not sink into despair. The resort villas have very little private outside space .The better rooms are actually next to the hotel pool and cafe , offering no...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived today to finish our honeymoon in India and so far, everything has been exceptional. We were greeted by Priya who showed us around and arranged special treats for us for our stay. The staff also arranged an incredible fresh flower display in our room to wish us the best. The rooms are fabulous, pool beautiful and beach so...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us. I was happy to read that you had a perfect finale to your honeymoon at Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. We are glad you liked the special touches that delightfully surprised you. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Retreat, with great hospitality and friendly service from all the staff. Spa and massage was excellent.My stay wasn't long enough but every moment at the retreat was worthwhile. The gardens are well maintained and overall the cleanliness of the rooms, the dining area was well looked after.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us. I was happy to read your wonderful comments and was delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and that they were able to make your stay...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Niraamaya Retreats

Address: Pulinkudi | Mullur, South of Kovalam, Kovalam 695 521, India (Formerly Surya Samudra Private Retreats)
Region: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Price Range: ₹ 10,510 - ₹ 29,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Niraamaya Retreats 5*
Number of rooms: 35
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Business Hotel in Kovalam
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“Ask for the room with the giant tree inside your bathroom!”
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“Bamboo garden 1 & 2”
 of 5 bubbles athedthanl, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The grand mansion was very nice but the rooms are small once you put your luggage in it.There isn't much space to walk around and the large wardrobes waste a lot of space. Shower gels were also lacking and I had to ask Vijay the house keeping manger to stock the bathrooms properly which he kindly did. Do get the room sprayed for mosquitoes before turning in.”
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“Go for the seaview room; it's priceless.”
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