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The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort


  • Spectacular views
  • Private beach area
  • Good ayurvedic center


  • Pricey
  • Getting to the bars and restaurants on Lighthouse Beach requires a bit of a walk

Updated 09/25/2012

Fodor's Review

Once run by the government, the best-sited property in Kovalam recently completed a major renovation under the Kempinski Hotels group. The main block, designed by Mumbai-based architect Charles Correa, is built in tiers on a bluff overlooking the Arabian Sea. All rooms have balconies and at least a partial sea view; beachfront chalets also have tiny private compounds and windowed bathrooms. Views of the sunsets are spectacular here. In the "private club" wing, guests pay

a premium for the exclusive restaurant, spa, and swimming pool.

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Hotel Information


Kovalam, Kerala, 695527, India




Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 178 rooms, 2 suites
  • All meals

Updated 09/25/2012

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Oct 8, 2011

The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort Review

Better avoided. This is a five star price with a very ordinary experience. Great property (probably the best in Kovalam), but I don't think Leela has as yet come even close to Taj, Oberoi or ITC hotels as far as understanding hospitality. A long way to go.

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