The Leela Raviz Kovalam
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8.4
Excellent
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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  • Tourist Facilitation Centre0 m
  • Kovalam Beach360 m
  • Kovalam Bus Station430 m
  • Kovalam Juma Masjid440 m
  • Hawa Beach590 m
  • Upasana Hospital730 m
  • Samudra Beach870 m
  • Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Kovalam910 m
  • Lighthouse Beach1.15 km
  • Divine Supermarket1.28 km
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2018

    The Leela Raviz Kovalam

    Kovalam Beach Road, Kovalam ,Trivandrum, Samudra Beach, Kovalam, India, 695 527 - See map
    "The hotel is located on the water with a fantastic view ."
    venu - August 18, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.5 rating for cleanliness
    • 430 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Private beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Location score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.5/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Review score - United States
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kovalam properties
    Better than
    98
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    of Kovalam properties
    Better than
    98
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    of Kovalam properties
    Better than
    98
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    of Kovalam properties
    Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center15 KM
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportTrivandrum International Airport (TRV)
    Distance to airport11.8 km

    Rooms available at The Leela Raviz Kovalam

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Junior Suite with Balcony
    Junior Suite with Balcony
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Beach View Room
    Beach View Room
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Garden View
    Garden View
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Club Room
    Club Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    King Suite with Ocean View
    King Suite with Ocean View
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    • Room size: 73 m²/786 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Club Suite
    Club Suite
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Club Duplex Suite
    Club Duplex Suite
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Presidential Suite
    Presidential Suite
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Room Standard
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    What people love about The Leela Raviz Kovalam

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Beautiful property with excellent location."

      SUNDEEP

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      October 15, 2018

    • 5.2
      Review score

      "Food including service at the Club Cafe was great (only good part during my stay)."

      Pratik

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      December 4, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I would love to visit again."

      Rahul

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      March 17, 2017

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    8.0
    Very good

    "The location on the ocean was gorgeous and the private beach..."

    Cheryl

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    February 23, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Amazing hotel."

    ALISON

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    November 11, 2018

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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.5
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.7
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    SUNDEEP from India
    Couple
    Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Couple with a 2 year child”

    Beautiful property with excellent location. The setup and view from the resort is worth the trip. The weather was not suitable during the time of our travel. Food was average and not 5 star standard.

    Reviewed October 15, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    venu from United States
    Group
    Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    A worthwhile trip to God's Country ”

    Spent three nights at The Leea on Kovalam beach in Kerala , India . The hotel is located on the water with a fantastic view . The food and service is excellent . The staff goes to great lengths to meet all your needs . In spite of the location , transportation to the City and other points is easily available . I recommend the Ocean View rooms . The Garden View rooms are a hike from the main hotel where all the facilities are . This is a fantastic place to vacation or get together with family and friends .

    Reviewed August 18, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Bony from New Zealand
    Couple
    Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Fantastic Overnight Stay ”

    First of all, I have to commend Mr Sanjeev on his professionalism and fantastic customer service. We were given an upgrade to a Beach View Room and surprised with a cake for our wedding. The security staff were very helpful in regards to arranging time and location for our photographers to shoot our wedding photos. The staff were very friendly and courteous and the rooms were large, spacious and fashioned in a traditional Kerala style architecture. Room service was very efficient and food was quite exquisite. The rainfall shower head was not working and neither was the bathroom fan. There is a nice bar on the side of the hotel that overlooked the ocean and drinks are reasonably priced. We did not use the gym but it looked well equipped. Early checkout at 6.30am and Airport drop off was charged. We were given packed breakfasts which was a really nice gesture. It was a most pleasurable stay and we will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed January 28, 2017
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Eiji from Japan
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2012

    Hearty service and good facility”

    Quality of staff, Private beach, Good location

    very pleasant stay in a beautiful hotel. the level of staff is excellent. buffet dinner costs about with a variety of foods. the private beach is nice. the view from the hotel of the beach is spectacular. but only a few room have a bath tub so you need to request at the booking. we cannot find any negative point about the hotel. we want to come again.

    Reviewed January 25, 2012
    9.6
    Exceptional
    ALISON from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    Amazing hotel. Unfortunately would not recommend the Garden View rooms as they are in need of a good refurb and deep clean. Big difference in the level of rooms you choose. Plus point for the Garden View is that it is almost on the private beach. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay though

    Reviewed November 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Albrecht from Germany
    Couple
    Garden View
    Stayed 8 nights in August 2018

    Superb: Hope to come again”

    Top staff, top location, top value. Very helpful and observant staff. Service leaves no whishes open. The pool is located in the restaurant area, can be seen as a disadvantage for women in "western" bathing clothes.

    Reviewed September 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    roger from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Club Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Best in Kerala”

    It's my 2nd visit ... Love the tennis session with staff Abijip, in the one and only clay court in town.... Great fun and hospitality at Leela.👍👍👍

    Reviewed March 01, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Emma from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach View Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    A Hit and Miss”

    Chose to stay at The Leela Kovalam after staying The Leela Ambience, Delhi. Although we had an exceptional experience in the Delhi sister hotel, our experience here didn't quite hit the mark. Overall we did have a pleasant stay but there is major room for improvement in the following areas:- 1. Staff - While the staff from the front desk to the restaurant are polite they need to brush up on their guest relations and be inspired to serve better with efficiency and speed. Guests must not only experience the luxury amenities but also experience the welcoming warmth and hospitality of the staff. The Leela Ambience, Delhi was able to provide this in abundance. We would recommend placement of staff in the Delhi sister hotel to learn and develop in this area. 2. The crows at the Terrace were an annoyance to the peaceful surrounding. There should be a systematic effort to resolve this. Apart from the above we would return to Leela Kovalam should we make another trip there.

    Reviewed February 06, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    John from United Kingdom
    Group
    Garden View
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    Excellent location and good facilities ”

    Full range of facilities in large resort hotel outside Kovalam, garden rooms are fine (average for a 5* property) with easy transport around hotel grounds by buggy. Excellent food, nice pool and outstanding spa, although service in restaurant could be patcht

    Reviewed April 29, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Cheryl from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Gorgeous location, Stunningly beautiful common areas , underwhelming rooms, typically great staff ”

    The lobby, restaurant and main pool were stunningly beautiful. The rooms, while clean and comfortable, were underwhelming in comparison. The location on the ocean was gorgeous and the private beach clean. This was our most expensive five star hotel in India. For over $280 a night we were placed in a room at the furthest end of the resort with no view - not even the garden. As is typical in India, the staff were great.

    Reviewed February 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Elizabeth from United Kingdom
    Group
    Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    Lovely stay ”

    We had a garden room - I’ve seen lots of reviews complaining about them but I thought it was lovely. We just walked up to the building instead of getting a buggy - only takes 5 mins. Breakfast was excellent - so much choice. We had idli and sambar, appams or masala dosa and they were all good. It’s annoying you can’t get a glass of water without having to pay though. The bar was ok (serves alcohol - rare for Kerala!) but we found the Ibiza-bar-style music annoyingly loud. The happy hour isn’t offered unless you ask for it, so do that! Beds comfy, shower good, the private beach section is a little odd (next to public beach, and it feels a bit odd/uncomfortable when locals are shoo-ed away). These are just observations not complaints - it was all generally amazing and a real treat.

    Reviewed January 12, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    matthias from Singapore
    Couple
    Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Great Place but...”

    The Leela is a fantastic place to stay at. It has everything that you would want in a resort, lush open spaces, great views and scenery and excellent staff to attend to all your needs. The rooms were large and clean and had all the amenities that you could require. The only thing that could really be improved is the speed of the service. Food and drink took a really time to come and the food also came quite cold. There is nothing worse than tucking into a cold bowl of mushroom soup. Great place nonetheless and always looking forward to coming back.

    Reviewed November 30, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ana from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Garden View
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2017

    very nice hotel.”

    the hotel is very big and with facilities with baggies, in general the service is good but slowly, the food is excellent. we have a problem with a segurity of the club (Apollo) because he tell as shut up , really very bad education but in genaral the service is friendly.

    Reviewed April 03, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maninder from India
    Couple
    Beach View Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    Amazing ”

    The finest property in the area ,would definitely want to go again and again,they went out of their way to provide us a room immediately on arrival say with 30-4 mnts at about 10:00 am though they were not obliged too but they did and I cannot thank them enough for this. but the only problem is not with them alone but entire state regarding the liquor hours . The are loosing out heavily on tourists. Otherwise a great place . Went there after 33 years and refreshed the memories. Thanks one and all for a splendid time and hope to make it sooner than before .

    Reviewed February 15, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Vipin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

    Property needs renovation., however the staff make up for this.”

    It would have been good to have information about the cultural show that takes place every night. We only found out towards the end of our stay. A member of staff should be allocated on arrival to convey information about location, facilities available and other relevant details.

    Reviewed November 12, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Koshy from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

    Great hotel but some minor maintenance needed”

    Location, Comfort, Facilities

    Great hotel We booked 5 bedrooms with sea views. Excellent location, fantastic swimming pool, good food, friendly staff. Only a few negatives which should not stop anyone booking. Some problems with rain coming into one of the rooms (2314) but the hotel refunded the cost of that room. Wifi chargeable even in lobby area which is not ideal. Some of the bulbs in the rooms were fused.

    Reviewed August 23, 2014
    6.0
    Mark from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    A great hotel, pity the staff are so useless.”

    Great infinity pool, good breakfast.

    This is a fantastic hotel. The infinity pool overlooking the ocean is magnificent. The buffet breakfast is great. Gym facilities are excellent. Keep in mind that there are 3 sections to this hotel - the cheapest rooms are far away from the main pool and reception and they are old... definitely not as nice as the rest of the hotel by a long way. The staff at this hotel were useless. Check in took about 45 minutes at which point they suggested we go have lunch because our room wasn't ready... it was an hour after the official check in time. Ordering taxis, food or asking any questions from staff was met with blank stares. Unbelievable that a hotel of this standard has below-par staff. Definitely put a bit of a damper on our stay but the magnificent pool made up for it.

    Reviewed February 05, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Sathya from India
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

    A nice but expensive hotel to stay”

    Sea View, Private Beach, Pool

    We stayed at Leela Kovalam for 3 days before going to Maldives for our honey moon. We booked the Beach View Superior room. The room was very clean and well serviced. The balcony with the sea view is one of a kind. Along with the private beach, the tides restaurant, swimming pool, billiards room and spa were where we spent our time and the money we paid was well worth it. The restaurants are priced on the higher side and in my view the prices could have been better. The bathroom has a traditional Kerala decor and personally it doesn't appeal to me. The beach is however a let down and is on the dirtier side. Also there are limited opportunities for activities outside of touring.

    Reviewed August 29, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tomer from Israel
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    Amazing hotel food!”

    Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

    This hotel's buffet, all three meals, were absolutely amazing. I am a Westerner who lives in Singapore and travels on business and pleasure very often all over the world, and this may have been the best experience I have ever had. When checking in, we had a very strange experience. Since this is India, my wife and I, and a couple whom we were travelling with did not book ahead so we can remain flexible. We came into this hotel to see how it is and then didn't even plan to book via Agoda. At the front counter, they told us there are no rooms available, and turned us away. We felt something was fishy (and could not find any other decent hotels in the area), so we booked via Agoda on our cell phone. Agoda said there were 7 available rooms. When coming back, we were again treated like second-class citizens and they didn't believe us we had a reservation. I admit we weren't exactly wearing suits and ties, but this was a very strange experience indeed. Especially given that we are your average expat yuppies in our early thirties, flying business class to India! I guess flip flops and tank tops at the beach is not common in Kerala?? We didn't experience anything similar in Goa a while back. Anyway, the staff at the front desk was a bit rude to us during the stay, and there was so many hardcore Muslims (women dressed like ninjas) during our stay, that it at points made it feel like we are in Saudi and not a beach resort....

    Reviewed August 11, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Jaithoon from Australia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

    lovely hotel, with great infinity pool”

    nice layout and view

    having stayed at 12 hotels during my 20 days in india, found the service a bit disapointing although location, embience and layout was great.. sometimes i wonder whether the fact we were indians had something to do it with. the check-in staff were great. room service was great but generally did not feel warmth in many other areas. even on the beach, my son was asked to move out of the private area.. very important to recognise your guests then assume they are all local..beautiful hotel though!

    Reviewed February 28, 2013
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