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Turtle on the Beach

TripAdvisor Review
India, Indian Subcontinent
Kovalam

Any trip to India feels special. Our fascination with the continent goes back a long way and there's certainly plenty of space to lose oneself utterly and be at one with the beauty of nature on a holiday to Kerala. The Turtle on the Beach hotel is a majestic 5 star facility. It's not just a wonderfully luxurious hotel; it's a thoroughly uplifting place to stay. Described as a 'one-of-a-kind' boutique hotel, it has all the charm that suggests, along with all the facilities and amenities you'd expect of a five star hotel in one of India's pre-eminent holiday destinations.

A beautifully designed, five star boutique hotel in glorious surroundings:

There is a sense of art and architecture coming together at the Turtle on the Beach Hotel. But that beautiful design aesthetic isn't an affectation. It absolutely informs the feel of the hotel. Wall hangings, carvings, sculpture, and of course the turtles. You'll feel that close relationship with nature very strongly. It informs the art and design, making this hotel very much in accord with its surroundings.

And what fine surroundings they are! The Turtle on the Beach is situated in the Kovalam resort – just five minutes' walk from Eves Beach, and close to the Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. Don't let that word 'resort' fool you. Like the Turtle on the Beach Hotel, this whole area has been built in accord with nature. So there are coconut trees everywhere. Their long feathery leaves give lots of dappled shade and give this area its wonderfully verdant look.

Facilities at the Turtle on the Beach are uniformly excellent. Rooms are modern and, as you'd expect, beautifully furnished. They are all air conditioned and come with a private balcony, offering lovely views over the gardens. (Arabian Seaview rooms are also available at a supplement.) Rooms also include a flat screen TV and DVD player (on request), tea/coffee maker, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.

The hotel swimming pool is partly surrounded by more of those wonderful coconut trees, and there's plenty of space to recline and soak up the sun, pre or post swim.

There is also a spa and Ayurveda centre on site offering reviving and relaxing treatments.

The Turtle on the Beach is a truly unique hotel. With its boutique charms, artistic inspiration and respect for nature, it feels like the perfect place to stay when exploring Kerala.

The full board option at the Turtle on the Beach offers excellent value. Getting your holiday off to the best possible start, you'll be welcomed with a traditional style reception and complimentary drink. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included – and so are two bottles of beer and two bottles of soft drinks per day, per room.

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and Ayurveda Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Multi cusine Restaurant
  • Library Lounge
  • Coffee Shop
  • Bar
  • Health Club
  • Gift shop
  • FREE Wi-Fi
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  • ^October-February

Room Types

Turtle Garden View
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Single Turtle Garden View
52m2
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The Local Area

This luxury 5 star boutique hotel is located in the fabulous beach resort of Kovalam. Eves Beach is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The Kovalam area is stunning and almost completely covered in coconut palms.

The hotel is also within easy reach of the popular Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. There is an Ayurveda centre and spa where you can be pampered and the attractive outdoor pool area offers pure relaxation.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Great Beach Side property with spacious rooms, ocean view pool and delicious food options.

Great time spent at this beach side hotel. Although beach is not accesible directly from hotel but one need to walk around 500/700 meters to reach beach via main road adjoining hotel. Look for rooms in upper floors having sea view...

Food options and Breakfast spread was excellent.

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Honeymoon

The stay and ambience was amazing. The staff helped us with all our requests. The complimentary breakfast had quite a lot of variety and every spot was worth taking a picture...

Our room was a sea view room and had ample lighting and breathtaking view of the beach and sea. The pool was clean as well and they also had swim-wears that we could buy. Overall we loved our stay and would definitely come for future trips.

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Excellent place to stay in kovalam

Review by Aro O Kochi (Cochin), India

We visited recently and stayed in Seaview rooms. Fantastic food and service by the staff. Also took cab service to visit temples...

Kids enjoyed in swimming pool. Beach is nearby. Food was delicious. Ashok and Dr ranjini

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TripAdvisor Review

Amazing stay.

This was our first visit to Kovalam, and the stay at the Grand turtle was amazing, the staff were kind, the complementary breakfast was good, the pool was well maintained. Overall an amazing 5 star hotel. Must try hotel if you want to have a relaxing stay at Kovalam.

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Review / Feedback

Very nice stay, really enjoyed the property. Reception staff and catamarine restaurant staff is very supportive and friendly. We loved our stay :) thanks to the team :) hoping to come back soon :)

Thank you

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