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Exceptional location
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  • St.Mary's Community Hall2.11 km
  • Saint Mary Church Vizhinjam2.23 km
  • Vizhinjam Juma Masjid2.73 km
  • Supplyco Supermarket2.81 km
  • Melankode Devi Temple2.88 km
  • B.R Auditorium2.92 km
  • Vizhinjam Beach3.17 km
  • Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium3.49 km
  • Government Hospital Vizhinjam3.5 km
  • Lighthouse3.73 km
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2017

    Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra

    Pulinkudi, Mullur Post, Kazhivoor, Kovalam, India, 695521 - See map
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.2 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.2 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Steamroom

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    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Location score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.2/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
    99
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    of Kovalam properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Kovalam properties
    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center25.00 Km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportTrivandrum International Airport (TRV)
    Distance to airport16.7 km

    Rooms available at Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra

    9.0
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    Heritage Classic
    Heritage Classic
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    • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Rock Garden
    Rock Garden
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Heritage Premium
    Heritage Premium
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    • Room size: 83 m²/893 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Three-Bedroom Villa
    Three-Bedroom Villa
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 bathrooms
    • 1 queen bed or 1 queen bed ...
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    Heritage Superior Double Room with Partial Sea View
    Heritage Superior Double Room with Partial Sea View
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    • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Heritage Superior King
    Heritage Superior King
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Partial sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    One-Bedroom Bungalow
    One-Bedroom Bungalow
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    • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    King Room with Sea View
    King Room with Sea View
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    • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Heritage Superiro Room
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      Basic Double
      Basic Double
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        Cleanliness9.2
        Facilities9.1
        Location9.1
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service9.2
        Value for money8.4
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        9+ Exceptional (32)
        8-9 Excellent (17)
        7-8 Very Good (7)
        6-7 Good (3)
        <6 Below Expectation (2)
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ananda from Australia
        Family with young children
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 2 nights in September, 2019

        Spectacular ”

        Friendly helpful staff who made us and our 5 yr old feel very welcome. Impeccable service. Beautiful peaceful location, with the only clean beach I have ever seen in India (a small miracle in itself!). Lovely infinity pool. Delicious and extraordinarily generous ala carte breakfast choices of every possible preference from western to Indian. Beautiful heritage style rooms with lovely attached outdoor bathrooms. Everything was exactly as promised, and did not disappoint in any way.

        Reviewed September 21, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Anthony from United Kingdom
        Family with young children
        Heritage Classic
        Stayed 4 nights in August, 2018

        Warmest staff we've ever come across”

        Our stay at the Niraamaya was awesome. We had our anniversary, and our daughter's 6th birthday here. The staff simply couldn't do enough for us. The services was amazing, as was the fresh food. My wife has a dairy intolerance, but they didn't have any soya milk - no problem as they could provide almond milk. The first time we requested this we wondered why it was taking a while to bring this out - because they were making it fresh by grinding the almonds. This was the same every time we asked for this - always fresh, and always with a smile! For my daughter's birthday, she asked one of the staff if she could have a cake in the shape of a lion (she's really into them) but was really specific about flavours and layers / textures etc. We thought "oh no, they're going to hate us for this!", but sure enough on her birthday, out came said cake, made exactly how she'd asked, with all the layers and a chocolate disc on the top with a lion's face all beautifully decorated in coloured icing!

        Reviewed February 03, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Anthony from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Heritage Premium
        Stayed 5 nights in January, 2018

        Exceptional”

        A delightful place - so peaceful. The staff very helpful and attentive and excellent spa treatments available. Early morning group yoga sessions were particularly good

        Reviewed January 28, 2018

        Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your experience of staying with us. I am so delighted that you mentioned some aspects of your stay like for its perfect settings and the warmth and hospitality of our staff. Our team extends their sincere gratitude for your kind words about the retreat. We appreciate your recommendation on our spa treatments. Since our inception, our spa has received many accolades for our signature treatments using traditional Ayurveda medicine and practices. Thank you sincerely for the sharing your experience and recommending us so highly. We look forward to welcoming you back to Niraamaya Retreats -Kovalam. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 08, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Susan from Australia
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 3 nights in December, 2017

        Exceptional”

        A five star resort that is delightful in every way. Attention to detail is given to all aspects. On a small scale which also enhances it.

        Reviewed December 24, 2017

        Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us during your holiday. We are very lucky to be the few properties to be flanked by secluded beaches in India. This certainly does make the setting quite unique and the perfect location for someone looking for a peaceful and relaxing break from the fast-moving world. We look forward to welcoming you back to Niraamaya Retreats -Kovalam; or you could consider our other retreat in Thekkady on your next vacation. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 08, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Chris from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Heritage Classic
        Stayed 5 nights in February, 2017

        Beautiful secluded retreat ”

        Lovely setting, beautiful rooms, great pool and beach.

        Reviewed February 11, 2017

        Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are very lucky to be the few properties to be flanked by secluded beaches and a location with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. This certainly does make the setting quite unique and the perfect location for someone looking for a peaceful and relaxing break from the fast-moving world. We look forward to welcoming you back to Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam or you may consider visiting our other retreat in Thekkady. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 24, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        8.0
        Excellent
        Janet from Australia
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 2 nights in January, 2017

        Stunning hotel with an authentic flavour. ”

        Staff are exceptional. The bar serves limited alcohol, only wine and beer. The hotel is quietly situated a little out of town. The peace and tranquillity of the hotel and its surrounds allowed for a restful and rejuvenating stay.

        Reviewed February 05, 2017

        Dear Guest, Thank you for your sharing your review about us - I am so delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. We really do appreciate you mentioning some of the aspects of your stay you most enjoyed. It is nice to hear the retreat being endorsed for its perfect settings, the rooms and the dining options during your stay. I am personally delighted to hear that our team were able to offer an elevated and authentic experience throughout your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam and highly recommend our other retreat in Thekkady. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 24, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Olivier from France
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 4 nights in January, 2017

        Fabulous hotel great location”

        Amazing staff. Quiet remote enjoyed the yoga the spa and the beach. The team at Niraamaya does everything possible to satisfy every client needs. Good for winding down in a quiet and peaceful environment

        Reviewed January 19, 2017

        Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We are very lucky to be the few properties to be flanked by secluded beaches and a location with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. This certainly does make the setting quite unique and the perfect location for someone looking for a peaceful and relaxing break from the fast-moving world. We appreciate your feedback and thank you sincerely for the sharing your experience and recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam or you may consider visiting our other retreat in Thekkady. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 24, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Neil from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 4 nights in December, 2016

        Amazing Stay”

        Fabulous Food, great place, lovely staff, a little pice of heaven on earth!

        Reviewed December 16, 2016

        Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. We are quite lucky to be in an absolutely beautiful location and we try our best to have our cottages and other facilities blend in with the beautiful nature around us while also providing a unique luxury. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam or you may visit our other retreat in Thekkady. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 24, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Zoe from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 7 nights in November, 2016

        A hidden gem overlooking the sea in Kerala- total R&R”

        This hotel is beautifully- simple elegance. There are only around 30 rooms, stunning natural setting with breath taking views over the sea. A perfect place to unwind especially if you have been touring India. The spa is lovely too but the best treat was having personal sunset yoga and meditation each evening. It is a no news, no shoes kind of place so if you are looking to rebalance and relax then this is the place to go. I would recommend 4-5 nights, tucked away on this hillside with all the service delivery expected from a Relais and Chateau hotel

        Reviewed December 02, 2016

        Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. We are quite lucky to be in an absolutely beautiful location and we try our best to have our cottages and other facilities blend in with the beautiful nature around us while also providing a unique luxury. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam or you may visit our other retreat in Thekkady. Warm regards, Anurag Batra

        Responded February 24, 2018
        Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
        10.0
        Exceptional
        David from Nepal
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 7 nights in October, 2016

        Just paradise in Kerala”

        Everything was perfect! Excellent food, service, location and staff. Beautiful private beach and unique sunsets...

        Reviewed October 24, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Claudia from Switzerland
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 3 nights in October, 2016

        Amazing!!”

        Everything was perfect. Amazing location. Peaceful. Would come again. Spa Treatments were expensive, But good

        Reviewed October 17, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Achyuth from India
        Family with young children
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 2 nights in October, 2016

        Fantastic place Pleasurable experience”

        Very nice place. Location was great!

        Reviewed October 12, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        Koshy from United States
        Family with teens
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 1 night in August, 2016

        Good location...”

        Food was pricey...

        Reviewed August 25, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Helen from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Heritage Classic
        Stayed 2 nights in July, 2016

        Perfect location - fabulous stay - must do”

        I was travelling with my 14 year old daughter. We had read wonderful reports of this perfect location and found it to be exactly that. Very tasteful. Staff could not be helpful enough. Food delicious and plentiful. Pool was being repaired when we were there so they arranged for us to go to the next door hotel which as fine. Swimming was not allowed due to the big waves due to monsoon -but we expected that to be so. MUST DO. Oh and by the way - world class spa.

        Reviewed August 02, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        BUVANESWARI from Singapore
        Group
        Heritage Classic
        Stayed 2 nights in July, 2016

        A must visit!”

        Nirmaaya Retreats had exceeded my expectations and we had a wonderful time during our stay there. The rooms were clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is amazing. I cannot find any complains about this place at all. The serenity Nirmaaya offered was unlike in any other place I had stayed before. I will definitely return here.

        Reviewed July 26, 2016
        7.7
        Very good
        Pat from United States
        Couple
        Heritage Premium
        Stayed 4 nights in October, 2015

        Beautiful Location - But not a luxury hotel”

        Location, Location, Location

        If you want to do yoga, spa treatments and eat a strictly healthy diet this is your place, If you'd like a bit more luxury in your room, prompt service and a wide variety of food offerings, then you might want to look further. The location is a cliffside overlooking the Arabian Sea and is amazing, as are the grounds. But the rooms are pretty spartan and the the mosquitos are ferocious. Our first mosquito net had a hole in it, so I asked for a replacement. The second one they put up had bigger and more holes than the first one. I couldn't believe they left us with a net worse than the first one. The third net was fine. We requested to have our room fumigated each night to deal with the mosquitos. The rooms have no screens on the doors or windows and every bathroom is open to the open air, so keeping mosquitos out is impossible. If you go here, bring plenty of mosquito repellant. The resort is built on a hillside and has many stairs and hills. If this is a problem for you, you might want to chose another property. The two private beaches are lovely to look at, but not for swimming. In fact, the security guard and lifeguard follow you around to insure you don't try to go into the water. The waitstaff seemed to be very confused. They brought us things we didn't order or that they decided we wanted instead of what we ordered. The breads are delicious. But our beef and shrimp were tough and rubbery - like they had been heated in a microwave. The deserts were few and uninspired. Overall the food was mediocre. We found a few things we liked and kept ordering them. Also, service is VERY slow. Even a dish that doesn't need to be cooked takes a long time. The pool is lovely. The sunsets are fabulous. I just wish the rest measured up to the same level.

        Reviewed October 18, 2015
        6.7
        Good
        Gora from United States
        Family with young children
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 4 nights in December, 2014

        5 Star Location, 3-4 Star Service...”

        Location, Location, Location

        Overall stay was good. The location is amazing--they have access to a stunning private beach (which is useful since you won't get harassed by people selling things). The pool was fine for us, our kids loved it. The only drawback is the service in the restaurant is dreadful. I mean really, really, poor. The food itself is good and there is sufficient choice of both Western and Indian dishes. However, the service is poor--sometimes we had to wait 45 minutes for our breakfast. Also note that there is no buffet at this resort--everything is a la carte, which means lots of waiting around for your food to arrive. Not ideal with 2 hungry children going stir crazy!

        Reviewed January 07, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        ISABEL from Spain
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 3 nights in June, 2014

        It was like being in paradise”

        The extremely friendly and proactive staff, the location was just unbelievable (piece of heaven on Earth), the food was so delicious!!!

        We experienced the best holidays we've ever had. I cannot recommend enough this resort: the location was amazing and you couldn't stop staring at the beach, the palm trees, the birds...it was like heaven! If you want to have some romantic holidays, please choose this hotel, you will not be deceived. But what it makes Niraamaya so perfect and special is not their location, but their staff. Everybody was incredibly friendly, helpful and caring: people at reception, gardeners, waiters and waitresses, housekeeping, people responsible for the swimming pool, people at the spa...they all did their job with enthusiasm and passion, and that is what makes a difference. We thank everybody for their hospitality and we cannot wait to come back!!

        Reviewed July 01, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Siri from Norway
        Couple
        Rock Garden
        Stayed 6 nights in April, 2014

        Near perfect”

        Service, room, pool area

        Arrived at Trivandrum, pickup was superb. Super sweet staff made sure we had everything we needed at all times. We had the simplest kind of room: Rock garden. Maybe we´re just used to stay at cheaper hotels, because this was more than we had even hoped for. Indoor/outdoor bathroom with the best shower. Outdoor means frogs come visiting - watch your step at night. We visited Niraamaya in late April/early May, and at this time the rip currents were too strong for swimming in the ocean. The beach is beautiful though, and wading was no problem. The only negative thing to mention is that their music library sucked. Especially the music played at breakfast was annoying, and always the same (it´s fine for the first 20 minutes, then it starts repeating itself, it´s some kind of chanting). The pool bar only has one CD, with some boy band music on it. But that one didn´t go on repeat all the time. We can highly recommend Niraamaya for a relaxing stay. If one feels like eating somewhere else, the reception staff book tuk-tuks. Tried the spa twice, it was OK.

        Reviewed May 06, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sam from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Heritage Premium
        Stayed 2 nights in August, 2013

        Romance and luxury retreat”

        Room, Beach, Pool

        The most lovely resort you could wish to stay on - a paradise of a retreat that you can relax at, have lovely food and unwind to the max. Thoroughly enjoyed staying here - great place to unwind after a busy trip around kerala!

        Reviewed April 22, 2014
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