Fodor's Expert Review Nikki's Nest

Azhimala Shiva Temple Rd., Chowara, Kerala, 695501, India

Among bougainvillea, coconut palms, banana trees, orchids, and acacia stand thatch-roof, circular cottages and beautifully maintained traditional nalukettu (quadrangular buildings) wooden houses, most with commanding sea views, making this ayurvedic hotel a popular choice, though a minimum 14-night stay is required. A well-lit path leads down to the crescent-shape beach. It's next door to the Niraamaya resort and about 15 minutes from the main Kovalam beach. The cottage rooms are comfortable and spacious, with bright-white tiled bathrooms.

PROS

  • great hilltop beach views
  • good value
  • good ayurvedic massages

CONS

  • uphill walk to the hotel from the beach
  • you must book in advance; minimum 14-night stay
  • Wi-Fi only available in common areas

QUICK FACTS

Views
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 471-226–8822 | 471-226–8821

HOTEL DETAILS

47 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

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