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The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort

At a Glance

    Pros

  • spectacular views
  • private beach area
  • good ayurvedic center

    Cons

  • pricey
  • getting to the bars and restaurants on Lighthouse Beach requires a bit of a walk

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The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 178 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-25-2012

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    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.

    by DM_1, 10/8/11

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