31 rooms from £300 per night
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“One of Kerala's finest 5 Star hotels, this 30 year old Relais & Chateaux hideaway boasts a sublime location, ocean views, access to a quiet beach, innovative food and an award winning spa. A hot destination for couples, young and elderly, seeking sophisticated chic in unbeatable surroundings.”

“One of Kerala's finest 5 Star hotels, this 30 year old Relais & Chateaux hideaway boasts a sublime location, ocean views, access to a quiet beach, innovative food and an award winning spa. A hot destination for couples, young and elderly, seeking sophisticated chic in unbeatable surroundings.”

Hotel Review

Discreet luxury can be found at this gorgeous resort. High up on a hillside overlooking the glinting ocean, with steps down to a beautiful beach, you would be hard pushed to find a more desirable location for a 5 star hotel. The reception area has an exotic Balinese feel, buggies to transport less able guests, a sublimely luxe award winning spa providing extensive treatments and natural products. Dispersed in among the 31 acres of jungle-like grounds, shaded by tall palms and magnificent ancient banyan trees - are impressively designed cottages each with a unique touch and recycled antique Keralan windows and wood. One is octagonal shaped, another has a large banyan tree growing in the bathroom. All rooms have privacy, verandahs and outdoor rain showers. Café Samsara has a creative, well travelled chef producing innovative food. The restaurant, bar and infinity pool all share the same oceanic vista while the more informal Beach Shack serves wood fired pizza.
Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • Overlooking the Indian Ocean and on a private beach.
  • Romantic Break
  • Perfect for a romantic seaside escape.
 

Written by Laura Campbell

Recommended For

  • Snorkelling
  • The shallows on the surrounding coastline are great for snorkelling.
  • Beach Life
  • Overlooking the Indian Ocean and on a private beach.
  • Sights nearby
  • Three miles from Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kovalam.
  • Great walks
  • Beautiful sunset walks along the nearby beach.
  • Romantic Break
  • Perfect for a romantic seaside escape.
  • Museums
  • Visit the nearby Napier Museum.
  • Quiet
  • Views
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • On the beach
  • Seaviews
  • Wellbeing
  • Charming
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Views
  • Bar
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Snorkelling
  • The shallows on the surrounding coastline are great for snorkelling.
  • Sights nearby
  • Three miles from Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kovalam.
  • Great walks
  • Beautiful sunset walks along the nearby beach.
  • Museums
  • Visit the nearby Napier Museum.

Map & Location

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