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    Nearest transport:
  • Kovalam Bus Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Trivandrum International Airport (12.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Beautiful view", "Friendly staff", "Great location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Tourist Facilitation Centre (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Turtle on the Beach Hotel

VPI/439, ITDC Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam, Kovalam / Poovar, India

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Features of Turtle on the Beach Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • games room
  • garden
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steamroom

Internet

  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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Hotel Description
When visiting Kovalam / Poovar, you'll feel right at home at Turtle on the Beach Hotel, which offers...see more When visiting Kovalam / Poovar, you'll feel right at home at Turtle on the Beach Hotel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Set 10 km from the excitement of the city, this 5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Upasana Hospital, Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Turtle on the Beach Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Guests can choose from 44 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, spa are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Turtle on the Beach Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Business travelers (3)

Couples (34)

Solo travelers (11)

Families with young children (17)

Families with older children (6)

Groups (9)

Very good
7.7
Value for Money
6.9
Location
8.0
Staff Performance
8.2
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.0
Room Comfort/Standard
7.8
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Lavdosh B. Families with older children
Canada, December 30, 2015
Overpriced
4.3
Bad
Johan S. Business travelers
Canada, December 9, 2015
Great location but no understanding of maintenance

Location is great with nice views from the higher floors
5.3
When I arrive I was given a room without a view even though I booked one with a view When I complaint I was taken to a room with a view The blind in my room did not work I asked them to fix it which was doen by the vening all except the one in the bath room. The aircon/ AC did not work I reported it the morning when I left and that evening it was still not working. I reported it again and it was fixed. The furniture is quite weird. The suite had a bed and a small dresser (very low with no chair) in a rather large room. The other room had a dining room hight table with no chairs only two corner coaches with plastic upholstry. The hotel is in need of a coat of paint and somebody should train the staff to focus on detail.
Hassan A. Families with young children
Saudi Arabia, June 4, 2015
worth of money , Great hotel

Sea view , Break fast , room are spacious
8.3
My stay was wonderful , my kids were enjoyed in swimming pool , good view to sea , terrace are great
KENTATSU I. Families with young children
Japan, January 28, 2015
Great hotel operated by 5 star friendly staff

Great location for those who like extraordinary scenery, super friendly staff who support you all the way through, mild taste food as compared to most of the major cities in India.
9.7
We live in Delhi and spent 3 nights at Turtle On The Beach for holidays. This hotel offers best scenery in Kovalam Beach area (except Leela which is located slightly away from Kovalam Beach). Please have a try climbing up at Sky Suite for the best view. The hotel is not located ‘on the beach’ but in a walking distance from the beach. The only thing you need to consider is a steep slope which you need to climb up when coming back to the hotel. The staffs are super friendly and are ready to offer any support. At the time of our visit, we were offered to take better rooms instead of the lower grade room which we booked. This may not be expected every time however, the readiness to offer the best service feels so nice, especially if you are a visitor from other major cities in India. The hospitality of this hotel is definitely better than those ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Gorgeous’ 5 star hotels. Besides, surfing at Lighthouse Beach is FUN!
Udaykiran M. Families with young children
India, October 8, 2014
The best Stay

1) Sea View from Balcony # 501 2) Hotel Accomodation 3) Friendly Staff
9.3
I booked my vacation in this hotel at the last minute. Didn't had enough time to go through the reviews.. So we were more anxious on how this hotel looks like.. Whether it suits the money we paid. When we arrived, we had very good welcome. Next we were accompanied to room by an executive. As soon as we are in the room, our doubts were vanished.. We felt that it was the best room we ever stayed.. Awesome sea view from Balcony.. We enjoyed our stay to maximum extent.. Food is Good. Every time we are in Restaurant we found Chief Chef asking for our experience. He even made few dishes according to our taste.. I will strongly recommend this Hotel to everyone.. I would want to say Very Big ThanQ for the management of this Hotel to make our holidays the best one.. Last but not the least, I made a good decision. :)
Benny P. Business travelers
India, September 9, 2014
Good Ambiance, Nice Interiors,

Well Maintained, Good Ambiance . In Room Dining was horrible, late service with cold food. Onam Sadya was horrible, double charged for poor quality and less dishes.
6.7
Nice property, but certain areas need special attention, Like In room dining. Food should be served hot and on time. Customers look forward for quality not discount. When I complained about delay in serving, and cold dishes including soup, I was offered discount. so sad, and at last when the final bill came there was no discount also applied. who is going to complaint at the time of checkout about such matters. Please take extra care to avoid such lapses.
Tashiro T. Solo travelers
Japan, November 18, 2014
close to beach

good location to go sightsheeng
8
Anil N. Families with young children
India, July 14, 2014
Friendly staff. Good b'fast. Dirty swimming pool.

friendly staff. Great break fast, grand rooms and good bath rooms.
8
Memorable. But the pool needs to be cleaned thoroughly.
Bader A. Families with young children
Saudi Arabia, July 31, 2014
Nice stay

Swimming pool, sea view
9.3
Good
Mitch M. Solo travelers
United States of America, February 15, 2014
Comfortable, relaxing, western standards

English Speaking Staff, Clean and Comfortable, Variety of Food
8
For the most part, my stay was satisfactory. The Turtle is a step up from the standard Kovalam hotel. The bedding was very comfortable and the room was large enough. The bathroom was also comfortable. The room had flat screen tv with hdmi port which I used to connect my laptop and watch movies. The pool was clean and refreshing. Breakfast buffet offered western and Indian choices. The hotel has a small pub with tv and billard table. It was a nice get away spot to relax and meet other guests. The spa facility was adequate offering a full spectrum of services. There were several annoying aspects of the hotel worth mentioning. One is that the name Turtle on the Beach is misleading. The hotel over looks the beach high up on a cliff. It sits on a main road that goes through the town. You can hear the ocean from your room. To get to the beach the hotel does offer transportation down the very steep road that leads to the beach. Tourist shops line the road on both side. Traffic is heavy due to the fact that the beach is popular and the next road to the beach is a considerable distance away. The hotel does not offer transportation back from the beach. You have to trudge up the very steep road for about a half mile or pay for a commercial vehicle (rickshaw or cab) to get back up to the hotel. The rickshaw driver's will ask 100 rupees to make the trip but usually will take 50 rupees. You may have to be persistent to get the lower price. The second annoyance was the hotel only offered one kkey card per room even though two people were staying in the room. This might not be a problem if the two people left and returned together. In my case I was traveling with an adult child. We rarely left and returned together. I eventually was able to secure a second card key but not without some difficulty. Finally, the wifi service is very slow. Streaming a movie was not possible and only one device could be connected to the wifi at a time.

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