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“Aim for luxury but is cheap”
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The Beach Hotel
Ranked #18 of 85 Kovalam B&B and Inns
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Aim for luxury but is cheap”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

It is a nice big room with a fancy balcony, but for what you get it is overpriced. I compared with other places and moved to Varma cottages the next day, but basically you get more or pay less in every other place you pick. I got AC and still saved 800 rupees.
There were mosquitoes in the room, and none of the two fans were placed above the bed so they did not help as much as they could have. We got some repellent to plug in against the mosquitoes, and that helped a bit. The linen in the bed had blood stains on them, probably clean and dried in, but stills feels a bit dirty.
It is located close to the lighthouse beach, but I found it disturbing to have to walk through the pretty fancy restaurant Fusion in my beach outfit to reach the room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Stayed for 2 nights after arriving. Stayed on 1st floor in twin room with lovely view of sea. Rooms were clean and comfortable and there was nice balcony. Restaurant easily one of the best in the area. Prijil, the manager was extremely helpful and organised a taxi (700 rs) to collect us from airport with little difficulty. He also gave us a good price on accommodationfor the first night as we were checking in early in the morning (5am) and didn't want to pay for a full night. Just make sure that you book the Beach Hotel II, not the beach hotel which seems far less modern and more run down. Would recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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United States
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

This place is a real find. Everything was perfect during our 5 night stay at the Beach Hotel II. Beautiful, new and clean hotel, spacious room and balcony, nice decor touches throughout building and rooms. Location is perfect for swimming and also a bit quieter from crowds. Staff was very friendly and helpful with our every need, in particular the hotel manager, Prijil, who was very pleasant and accomodating. The restaurant is excellent, very tasty and fresh menu...we loved the fresh fruit and juices at breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vienna
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

This review also is about the beach hotel II.
We stayed at this place for 2 days.
The former review is correct in any point. But during our stay the hotel
was a construction site including that the restaurant was closed.
And of course there was no word about it when we booked it.

After arrival we wanted to clear that because if we knew before
we wouldn't have booked it.

Result was that we got 10% off which is like ... you know..
But for two days, especially at vacation, its not worth to get upset.

Other thing is, already we pay like 3400Rps a day you also have
to pay for the wifi.

Beside that everything else is nice. The location, the room, the service.

Danke für die deutsche Gastfreundschaft.

LG

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 19 November 2010

We stayed in the Beach Hotel II, which is the sister of the Beach Hotel; this review concerns the Beach Hotel II.
The hotel is excellently situated at the southern end of Lighthouse Beach, close enough to the restaurants to be convenient but slightly apart from the bustle that can be found at the centre of the beach. The service is first rate, nothing was too much for the staff, who kept the place running so smoothly, we found nothing to complain about. The quality of the food and our room were of an equally high standard.
We stayed in an A/C room, all of which are situated on the top floor, which provided an excellent view of the beach through the fronds on the coconut palms in front of the hotel.
The hotel does not have extensive facilities, but with the beach only ten metres or so from the front steps, this was not really a problem.
We took this holiday so that my wife could convalesce from a recent illness. The nature of the hotel and the resort proved to be exactly what the doctor ordered. Kovalam is not a secluded little fishing village, as it once was, it is a bustling resort, and picking the wrong accommodation could mean putting up with the occasionally negative aspects that come with that status. The Beach Hotel II really does offer the best of both worlds, due to its location, as well as its standards.
I would thoroughly recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Beach Hotel

Property: The Beach Hotel
Address: Light House Beach Kovalam | Vizhinjam P.O., Kovalam 695521, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Kovalam
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,143 - ₹ 14,109
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our beach front hotel offers 10 spacious, clean and airy rooms each with a private sea view balcony. The rooms have sliding glass floor to ceiling windows and are equipped with fans, TV and fridge. We have A/C option in 5 rooms. The tropical wood furniture, hand printed bedsheets, terra cotta tiled floors and pristine white walls create a stylish and comfortable ambiance. The bathrooms are extra large, immaculate and beautifully designed. There is a roof top terrace with sun loungers. We are located near the Light House, directly on Light House Beach, Kovalam. Our driveway is the last one before the ocean and there are parking facilities.On the first floor you can find our popular sea view restaurant "fusion". ... more   less 
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The Beach Hotel Kovalam, Kerala

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