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Beach Hotel Neelakanta
Ranked #21 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Melbourne
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Value for money, fantastic location”
Reviewed 3 November 2010

Right, let me 1st say this, REMEMBER YOU ARE IN INDIA...! And standards for hotels aren't quite what they are in Europe or elsewhere. But, this place was great. Even for Indian standards. I stayed on the top floor, with my friends in 3 other rooms. The rooms are spacious, air conditioned, satellite T.V. and were cleaned everyday, if you wanted them to be. The toilets were fine, although a bit rustic, but again, remember you are in India! But for a westerner, this was fine.

Admittedly, they were building when I stayed there, the reception was a shell, so 1st impressions weren't great. But when the sun rose, all was good.

The staff was good and receptive. If I need a shirt Ironed, it only cost 30 rupees . They took it, and brought it back. They even went to get us beers!

The rooms look right onto the beach, which is only 10m away. The views are stunning. For a room of this size, with these views, anywhere else you'd pay at least $100 a night.

I got all this for $40 a night. Amazing value.

Overall I though the staff were friendly, very easy going and would do anything for you.

Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2010

Location of Hotel is very nice, in front of kovalam beach. View from my hotel room is awesum. Whole night we have enjoyed the sea water noices from my room. Nice hotel for honeymoon couple. Room service and hopitality of hotel is not much good. Overall,locationwise this hotel is awesum and very relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

Location is the only advantage of this place. The hotel is not very well maintained and can only be judged as average. The staff there is almost non-existent and are not there for anything that you call for. We asked for a bottle of water at about 10.30pm and they didn't show up till 11. When we went down and inquired they said they are closed and we could go out and buy it from some place which might be open. Also, we had to check out pretty early the next morning and hence we wanted to check out in the night itself. This is when they told us (to our horror) that they do not accept cards! They deal only in cash and they do not inform the guests of that when they are checking in. The staff arrived at an argument and blamed it on us saying it was our duty to find out.. huh!!!??? Only after having a word with the manager, it was settled out. Despite of all this we tried our best to enjoy the stay. The rooms have a fabulous view and that perhaps makes everything else worthwhile.

  • Liked — The location of the hotel.
  • Disliked — Service staff.
  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

we negotiated a great price as we booked 4 rooms in total. the restaurant food was wonderful, the service brilliant, great value, clean, friendly staff.we had rooms fronting the ocean with ceiling fans only but that was fine...even though it was up to 36 degrees some days. who needs hot water in summer!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2009

After being utterly disgusted by the room assigned to us by Jeevan House, my wife and I got prices for the Neelakanta as it looked clean and modern from outside. We were shown a standard AC room for 2875 rupees per night including tax. After negotiations the management agreed to let us have the room for a flat rate of 2000 rupees per night.

When we returned with our bags the manager told us that a suite was available for a few nights. Whilst this room had a list price of 4025 rupees per night including tax, he told us we could have it for the price we had agreed, as otherwise it would just be standing empty. We ended up staying there for a whole week. This helpful attitude was typical of the staff at the hotel.

The suite was lovely, double the width of a standard room, with a wide balcony overlooking the beach and the widest bed we have ever slept on.

After a week we moved to a standard AC room, which was smaller but still very pleasant. Again, our balcony overlooked the beach.

The Neelakanta offered excellent value for money and the staff are fantastic. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone considering a trip to Kovalam.

  • Liked — Clean rooms, friendly staff, excellent value for money
  • Disliked — Nothing - excellent value for the price we paid
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beach Hotel Neelakanta

Property: Beach Hotel Neelakanta
Address: Light House Beach, Kovalam 695521, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#9 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,420 - ₹ 17,099
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Hotel Neelakanta 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Beach Hotel Neelakanta Kovalam, Kerala

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