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Karikkathi Beach House

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Via Nagar Bhagavathy Temple Cliff Beach Garden, South of Kovalam, North of chowara, Mulloor Thottam, Kovalam 695521 India
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#17 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Kovalam
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Finest architect designed & Serviced Beach Villas in Kerala with Private chef, waiter, servants and private like beach at a stone's throw from Arabian Sea. A perfect boutique property for Authentic Ayurveda, & Yoga. All rooms have excellent view of the Sea from the bed, and water visible from all corners of the room. 5 star quality bathrooms of minimum 100 sq.feet each, with running hot water. Four rooms ( 2 villas ) are air conditioned, with restricted hours - 12 hours in the night , and two are non air-conditioned. Private like beach where only your foot print follows you. So Idealistic, that those who stay here are reluctant to tell you about this property.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Minibar
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Kartik Mehrotra wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Definitely not worth the money you pay. It's priced in the 8-10k range however the ameneties level is at that of 5-6k range. The attitude of the owner is not hospitable at all. There are rules around AC usage. The controls of the AC are with the owner. ( And to top up this, the ACs doesn't work due to voltage issues). The ambient lights are dim. A neighbouring resort Niramaya has far better lights. The view is great.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from karikkathi, Owner at Karikkathi Beach House
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Dear Karthik Thanks for your sincere candid feed back. My apologies for your disappointments. After 25 years of operations, Karikkathi beach house has now installed AC in some selected rooms on trail basis. We are making a test run, hence presently AC is provided without any increase in room rent. we receive varying feed backs from guests whether we should go for air-conditioning the rooms. All foreign guests, who form 90% of our customers are not infavour of the rooms being air-conditioned. They want to leave the windows opened, and keep the AC switched off. Still we thought of going for AC, just for the sake of Indian domestic tourists, who form only 10% of our guests. Kindly note that Karikkathi Beach house is an "Off-the beaten traffic" property. Hence only guest who have gone through our website, and has exchanged at least one direct mail with us, will be able to enjoy our property. Guests who reserve the rooms through "Online Travel Agency" ( OTA ), usually have found issues with our concepts. Friends, this property is a paradise for people who want to enjoy the sunset from the bed, and sleep with the lullaby of sound of the waves and the sea breeze. For others, who want the car access up to the room, closed rooms with AC even during the day, television in the rooms, I admit, this property is not suitable. A hotel in the city is more suitable for them, than on the beach. I personally want to enjoy the sea and beach, by sitting under a coconut tree shade, sipping a beer, than viewing the sea through glass window. Sorry our windows even do not have glass. Virgin Nature lovers - welcome to this Eden Beach Garden Sajjad.A
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Maxime wrote a review Dec 2019
Canada36 contributions25 helpful votes
Vinod made our trip in India really amazing. He transformed imperfection into perfection ... A really nice man, a gentleman that take the time to explain everything about India, what can 2 French Canadian ask for more ? Vinod is an amazing soul that makes you feel like home. He studied in hotel business so he can take care of everything, even make an amazing omelette :-). He is the man than every villa or hotel wants to take care of their guests. Vinod, simply thank you from our heart !
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GrandTour10525304760 wrote a review Apr 2019
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Very privat. You can watch the fishermen in the morning. The staff was incredible. Very friendly and helpful. Everything was clean. The food was soooo good! We did Ayurveda and the two women, who massaged us, where very professional. The caretaker was always there to help and we felt like in Paradise.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All houses are very nice built and beautiful.
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Margaret Z wrote a review Jan 2019
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoroughly enjoyed this quiet location set amongst the palm trees on a white sandy beach with turquoise clear waters. Being fully serviced with chef, house manager and other friendly staff made it even more special. Could choose what we wanted ie fish etc for meals and flexible with meal times as we had a young child in tow. Was so relaxing that we didn’t even leave over the 4 days to go sightseeing! A swimming pool is coming to make it absolutely complete. Complete with watching the fishermen bringing in the nets in the morning otherwise beach was extremely clean and used by a few tourists. Would definitely return
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from karikkathi, Owner at Karikkathi Beach House
Responded 31 Mar 2019
Dear Margatetz Thanks for your nice review. Satisfaction of the guest is the greatest reward for us. For us every guest is a God visiting us. Your presence in our property was great blessing for us. Like we respect our guests, we also like to be respected as host. Occasionally we do come across guests who do not respect the house rules. They search for complaints and some times go t the extend of threatening us about a bad review in Tripadvisor. I am saying this on the background of a male guest who stayed with us for 2 days from 30th March, with a Delhi Boy. He is likely to come up soon with a negative review. I regret I hosted him. In Tripadvisor we property owners do not have forum tor review the guest. It is guests like you who give the needed enthusiasm and strength to to march ahead and emerge as one of he finest hosts in Kerala. Thank you once again. Sajjad.A 01.042019
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Lizzie L wrote a review Feb 2018
Sheffield5 contributions4 helpful votes
Where to start! This is a magical place....isolated down a dirt track away from all the hassle and bustle of town. Welcomed by the magical Vinod who is just a superstar. Rooms simple but very pleasant with a mosquito net over the bed which was changed each day. We left our windows open all night and to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing onto the beach was wonderful. Plenty of wonderful wildlife around but I was surprised to see so many sea eagles swooping above us....a wonder indeed. We knew before we booked that the sea was dangerous and that swimming would be out of the question, so for us this wasn't a problem. There were fishermen using the beach and at night the lights on their boats twinkled in the distance. Vinod was the perfect host.....his demeanour was perfect for such a small place. All food was served on our own terrace looking out onto the sea. Fresh fruit every mealtime and for our special anniversary the wonderful chef cooked us a most memorable meal of fresh fish he went to market to buy for us that morning. I can not fault this place. There is a new dock being constructed around the corner, but we never heard any noise from the work and it certainly didn't spoil our romantic weekend. 3 nights of peaceful heaven.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms have great sea views
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Response from karikkathi, Owner at Karikkathi Beach House
Responded 25 Sep 2018
Thanks for the nice review. Acknowledging the positive things really encourage us to serve better. Also thanks for respecting us as good host during your stay. Occasionally I find some guests, searching for some complaints, to get a couple of dollar discount. They forget to respect us for the efforts that we take to make their stay happy. For such guests, this is not a right place. Good guests like you give added strength to continue improving. Thanks a lot for all guests who took effort to write nice review and encourage us.
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictKovalam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karikkathi Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to Karikkathi Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Vizhinjam Lighthouse (3.5 km), Lighthouse Beach (3.8 km), and Kovalam Beach (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karikkathi Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Karikkathi Beach House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Karikkathi Beach House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Karikkathi Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tides, Sanjeevini Restaurant, and Curry leaf.
Does Karikkathi Beach House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karikkathi Beach House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karikkathi Beach House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Karikkathi Beach House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Karikkathi Beach House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.