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5 Reviews | 8438 Readers

We had booked Turtle on the beach, Kovalam & could...

Posted 29 May, 2010

We had booked Turtle on the beach, Kovalam & could bargain a deal with reservations as it was a low volume period. From airport till hotel, it was a 10-15 minutes journey through one of the small Kerela highways. We didn’t complain as there were lots of “View Points” to click on the way. Once at the hotel, we were greeted by much warmth and traditional \'Tilak” by front office staff. Kiran, their front office in-charge, ushered us to balcony that had an amazing view of the sea, light house, fishermen boats, beach accompanied by carefully picked murals & sculptures dotting the reception area.

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3 Reviews | 4749 Readers

Excellent hotel with friendly staff

Posted 3 Jan, 2016

Excellent hotel with friendly and professional staff. Lovely modern rooms with great service. Really nice and clean spa with professionals who will massage your ailments away! Mr Karan Bakshi the GM of the hotel is a true hotel professional who ensures that every guest who stays in the hotel is happy and satisfied and leaves wanting more! Lovely breakfast and dinner buffet arrangements. The only downside is that as the hotel is directly on the beach in order to get to it you would need to walk for at least 10 mins down a steep hill or get a rickshaw or the hotel shuttle in order to get to the beach.

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26 Reviews | 14446 Readers

Very nice hotel with all modern amenities

Posted 22 Mar, 2016

Myself along with wife stayed at this hotel in the month of April 2015. We were welcomed in traditional Kerala culture. Front office staff were very courteous. We were given beach view room. Room was very nice and clean and was equipped with all modern amenities. Hotel Restaurant is huge and offers large variety of South Indian as well as North Indian food. Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service for beach which is hardly 200 mts from hotel. Drop facility is till 6 pm only. All in all, a very nice hotel and we had good experience there.

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3 Reviews | 774 Readers

Excellent food, good in quality and taste

Posted 17 Sep, 2014

I had a nice experience for me in this hotel. Hotel was located nearby beach. I did booking through MakeMyTrip. Room was nice and comfortable but little small for 3 people. TV and other amenities were provided in the room. Staff behaviour was very good. Housekeeping was really good there. They provided both veg and non-veg food. Quality and variety wise, it was good. I enjoyed the food. No activity was there. Look of the hotel was very good. Location of the hotel was excellent. Appearance of the hotel was very good. Booking and front office facility was also very good. Staff service was very good. Room was also very good. Activity part was average. Kovalam as a tourist place is excellent. I had gone there in last June with my parents. It was a relax kind of holiday.

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5 Reviews | 398 Readers

Surrounding of the hotel was good

Posted 2 Sep, 2015

The surrounding of the hotel was good. It was situated on the beach. The hotel was very good. The staffs at the hotel were good, helpful and friendly. Check-in and check-out procedure was not delayed. The hotel appeared modern from both the sides. The room was spacious, neat, clean and well maintained. The amenities in the room were functioning well. Hot and cold water was provided all the time. Sea view could be seen from the room. They served both veg and non veg food. The quality of the food was good and price was reasonable. The hotel had provided the activities. They had also arranged the sightseeing trip. The hotel was value for money. I would like to recommend this hotel to other travelers.

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Turtle on the Beach is ranked #10 among the 238 hotels in Kovalam with an average rating of 6.0 out of 7. It is one of the 9, 4-star Resorts in Kovalam. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 118 photos and 221 text reviews and is rated top for its Room, Location and Destination. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 11,600 to Rs 12,200 per night. The hotel offer 37 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (55%) and Couple (34%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 22% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

Halcyon Castle (1 Km), Lighthouse Beach (1 Km), The Lighthouse (1 Km), Samudra Beach (2 Kms) and Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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