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.
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.
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.
Beautiful hotel and great food at the very hand good beverages. All staff nice. Thank you for the nice reunion with a nice welcome drink, Nehapiyush Nair with team...
2 years ago 2018 there a great Suite with sun loungers with sea views with quiet private pool plus plam garden. Perfect Ayurvedic there the face, boday and massage along with many beautiful programs, she goes me much better, thanks for everything, especially thanks Dr. Jithin Kerala with team.
Our third visit to this hotel. Nice warm welcome together with drink provided. Fast check in...
Room upgraded to ocean view . Excellent buffet breakfast. Very comfortable large room. Polite friendly staff always ready to assist. Very confortable stay which we enjoyed very much. Nice swimming pool also. Good location. . Late check out allowed on our last day. Will continue to visit again. Many thanks to all for this memorable pleasant 9 days holiday at this resort. Ras Lusaka Zambia 14 March 2020
Location: near the beach but not with private beach like The Leela View: Best from Arabian Sea View Rooms Food, Staff & Spa: 5 stars Room Interiors: 7 stars specially wood work Arabian Sea view rooms have a big balcony where you can enjoy your meals also. Bathrooms have bath tubs
This resort near the beach at Kovalam is certainly one of the nicest in the area. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and meals in the Catamaran restaurant were delicious. Our suite was clean and spacious, although in need of renovation; we had consistent problems with the air conditioning, and the mattress was worn out...
We used the hotel's drivers for numerous trips around Trivandrum and the surrounding area, at 1800 rupees for four hours. I guess you could save a bit trying to find your own transportation, but I can't stand haggling with taxis, and we could never find a cars on Uber; the hotel drivers were friendly, professional and efficient. At the very least, pre-book airport transfer for your arrival. Our driver was waiting when we landed at the exhausting hour of 3 a.m. Best $25 we spent on the whole trip.
As others have noted, the resort is not actually beachfront; the beach is a 5-10 minute walk down (and back up) a steep hill. But speaking of the water, be sure to book a room on the upper floors; the view of the sea from the top floors is amazing.
Beautiful location,well maintained property ,Awesome food, Neat and clean rooms & toilets, very polite, pleasing and helpful staff, Walking from beach. Would highly recommend it. Definitely would come back.perfect place for a relaxing.