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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 3 very relaxing days at Niraamaya Retreat a few miles south of Trivandrum. It is in a beautiful location on the cliff looking out over the Arabian Sea. The rooms were superb and the bed was easily the most comfortable we experienced in India!! The food was extremely good; the best we had in India. My lasting impression...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very relaxing stay of 3 nights. My wife wished we had stayed longer and is planning to return in near future for a spa treatment course over a week. we loved the service, the food and the ambeyance.

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the hotel is beautiful, the staff is very kind and warm. The Arabic Sea is tricky, but there is a nice swimming pool and a beautiful SPA. The staff are there to make your stay as comfortable as possible

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After 4 weeks trekking in Nepal, we had the pleasure of staying at Niraamaya Retreat in Kovalam. We were in desperate need of rest and healing. Niraamaya provided that and more. Our room Capeview was stunning, the sounds of the waves, the cleanliness of the room was perfect. The food was excellent, the chef amazing and the staff was always...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This retreat is exactly that - a retreat into the tranquility of beautifully designed, planted and tended gardens with aesthetic architecture and pool. The food was good though the seafood restaurant (next to the main restaurant) was a little disappointing in its limited choice. The standard of service is excellent and all the staff I met there are friendly 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. 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. It is nice to hear the retreat being endorsed...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having come from 2 Malabar boutique hotels we found this one just a little bit corporate, which is probably a bit harsh. we had just got used to the discrete and personal service. The setting of the hotel is spectacular, overlooking 2 huge clear sand beaches, one effectively private. the pool, bar and restaurant all overlooking the view all first...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a super week here relaxing after touring northern India. The whole resort was very clean and well looked after. We enjoyed excellent food, in both main restaurants and beach bar. The whole team from Management, waiting staff, house keeping and bar staff made us very welcome and couldn't do enough for us. The spa was relaxing and we...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time here and thank you for the befitting review title! We are quite lucky to be in an absolutely beautiful location and we try our best to have our cottages and other facilities blend in with...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Niraamaya Retreats at Kovalam was a treat to our eyes after 5+ hours on the road. It is located on a hill facing the Arabian Sea. A most wonderful view. Our room, Myna, was well appointed with traditional and modern fittings, and we loved the outdoor shower. And we slept so soundly to the waves crashing onto the shore and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us. 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. It is nice to hear the retreat being endorsed...

London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished our tour of Kerala at this wonderful retreat. The beautiful views over the infinity pool, beach and sea were stunning, the food was excellent and the staff were so friendly it made our stay one to remember and a fine way to finish our holiday. We went to the fish market with the chef which was a great...

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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 that your finale to your Kerala trip was wonderful and that you enjoyed the retreat grounds and the food. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and that they were...

Truro Uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the airport pickup to drop off this stay was magnificent. We had a sea view room with sunsets, the food was great, service impeccable and a great beach. The beach does shelve and results in a strong undertow on occasions but they do provide a life guard. We took a beginners yoga package which we really enjoyed as it...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us and for recommending us so highly. We appreciate your wonderful comments - I am so delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: ₹ 10,417 - ₹ 34,881 (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 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Business Hotel in Kovalam
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“Loved the outside shower! Air con was very quiet. Didn't have a sea view, but then we didn't want to spend too much time in our room when all the other facilities were superb.”
 of 5 bubbles E6555SFnickl, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Capeview with ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles LindaM897, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“different room aspects and settings - so do ask”
 of 5 bubbles SimonT962, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look at the map of the Retreat and choose a room facing the sea so you can enjoy the full blast of that wonderful noise from the ocean. ”
 of 5 bubbles jocelyna921, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Mosquito nets and sprays provided and a chap comes round each evening to fumigate the place. It works, not a single bite!”
 of 5 bubbles 897philiph, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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