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Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat

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Temple Road Near Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kottukal 695501 India
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Ayurveda and Yoga centre on a cliff with outstanding sea view. Restaurant with individual food diets, gluten free and vegetarian packages. Vegetables from our organic garden
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ShaneG9898 wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
What a special place, made so by the excellent team at Ananda Lakshmi! We were delighted with the results of our 2 week panchakarma retreat. The food is excellent, therapists are very professional and personable, yoga excellent, and the clifftop location tranquil is a nature trove surrounded by soaring eagles and abundant wildlife especially butterflies. Many thanks to John and all the team, looking forward to seeing you again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your positive feedback and fidelity to Ananda Lakshmi. Wish you a safe return and hoping to see you again. Namaste
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Margaret wrote a review May 2022
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This is the place to be for a total body and mind rejuvenation and cleansing. The location of this resort by the cliff of ocean is so tranquil and peaceful. It is certainly tye place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. The staff at every level was exceptional! Ayurveda treatment is excellent. Ayurveda food is amasing. In general, the management team and all staff made our stay so memorable! We plan to visit again. One of the best Ayurvedic places; you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gianni Demozzi, General Manager at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 17 May 2022
Our appreciation to both for the kindness and thoughtfull words, it gives to all our staff proudness and reason to keep attention to all details in order to make our service a reliable linkage to the nature and beauty of the location
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Esahak wrote a review Mar 2022
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Amazing experience with my 14 days panchakarma treatments in ananda. The quality is very high, product's and medicine's used are definitely effective and the doctors are very well qualified and the treatments are effective. Therapists are professional and nice. My villa was spacious and had an amazing bathroom. Food is very healthy and prepared according to the Dosha's. Morning yoga is unforgatable. Yogamash mr vijayakumar is versatile genious. All the staffs who working here are well trained and giving individual attention to the guest. The environment is so relaxing and peaceful. I highly recommended the place 👍👍👍
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gianni Demozzi, General Manager at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 17 May 2022
Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience with us, we hope to be again able to support your needs in future and will work to improve even more
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Solomon wrote a review Mar 2022
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I was in Ananda Lakshmi ayur retreat for a 14days panchakarma treatment . This place is an eco-friendly,homely atmosphere & a real ayurveda centre. The doctors ,therapist,front office,chef,and all staffs are very caring &helpfull . This place is perfect for healing & rejuvenation.Ayurveda food & treatment are amazing!!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gianni Demozzi, General Manager at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 17 May 2022
Thank you for the appreciation, we hope to see you again and wish positive thoughts on your journey.
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Dara F wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
I was recommended through a friend to stay at this retreat and it was more than just a retreat. A true lavish paradise, each smile from the personable, attentive staff added to the warmth of the atmosphere - I am so grateful for each and every person adding to my experience and I will be back very soon. I was lucky enough to experience a massage if you get an Ayurvedic massage, if you get a chance, a must try! Thank you all for sharing the magic. - Dara
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GianniDemozzi, Direttore at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Thank you Dara, Home is exactly the atmosphere we want to create in Ananda as its the best way to appreciate the quiet surroundings and relax in a total way. Ayurveda and yoga are holistic tools to go deeply in yourself , the local team adds the gentleness and attentive presence to make the stay be your home. Hope to see you again .
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H6634CTkate wrote a review Nov 2019
Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions
I have just returned from 10 days at Ananda Lakshmi Retreat. I arrived with severe pain in my hip as a result of osteo arthritis - over the ten days I was positively transformed after the programme of therapeutic yoga, doctors advice, a good deal of massage every day, a healthy diet, wonderful service from staff and being immersed in the tranquility of the resort itself. In addition to this Ananda Lakshmi is located close to a lot of attractions for tours out. The hotel organised a back water tour for us (included in the price), Kovalam is 15 minutes away, Trivandrum 30 mins away ...there is plenty to do and see if required. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from GianniDemozzi, Direttore at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Thank you for the feedback we wish your pain is released and are happy to see you again Allways wellcome to Ananda retreat
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Chai_T wrote a review Nov 2019
Milan, Italy37 contributions23 helpful votes
The property was lovely, food delicious, restaurant/housekeeping/grounds staff super friendly. I was in a second floor villa with a great view of the pool and the Arabian Sea...paradise!! BUT I was less than pleased with the Ayurvedic treatments and staff. The doctor said that my eczema would be totally cleared up and that I would lose three kilos during my one week visit—incredibly ambitious, in my opinion! And guess what...I still have eczema! I didn’t lose weight! It was ridiculous of him to make such lofty promises. Also, while my therapist was very nice, she was not very good at following the directions that the doctors and I gave (the doctor admitted afterwards that this was his fault—he agreed that I needed deep tissue work, and that I didn’t get it). I’d hoped to have a relaxing experience, but instead left feeling agitated. Overall, I’m glad I had the experience...but perhaps my expectations were too high (didn’t help that the doctor put them there!) Would recommend, but only if you don’t expect good massages (very light touch, mostly just rubbing/pouring oil on you for 2.5 hours).
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GianniDemozzi, Direttore at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 28 Nov 2019
We are very sorry that not all expectations were reached during your stay. I have informed our doctor about your concerns and i will let him reply directly to you to give more details about what occured. On my side, the team is really grateful for your words of appreciation and sends you big smile hoping to see you again. Warm regards
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Wojtek D wrote a review Oct 2019
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It was, without any doubt, a very relaxing and healthy time! The resort has a very individual approach toward guests: treatments, diet, doctor's consultancy - it is a big advantage of Ananda Lakshmi unlike other big and more commercial resorts in Kerala. We stayed in the air-conditioned villa but not all of them are having this facility. The resort is having an organic garden and planting own vegetables, fruits, and spices which are turn into very delicious dishes created by the high-class chef. What is more, we had a unique opportunity to attend a cooking class which helps to continue a healthy cousin after coming back home. Resort's manager is available for his guest and did his best to make our stay interesting. He organized for us backwater trip, elephant place, and tuk-tuk any time we need it. Joga lessons were more than very good - it was the best hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation ever! We couldn't be more lucky with our teacher. Also, the rest of the staff: waitresses, receptionists, doctors, therapists, cleaning service - they all are there for you smiling and willing to help. We highly recommend this resort this is a great place to relax during treatments, in the swimming pool and become more healthy.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from GianniDemozzi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Thank you for the feedback. Very glad to know that we reached your expectstions and hope you will cone back. Warm regards
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Akbarkq wrote a review Jul 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates110 contributions11 helpful votes
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I was in the resort from 30 June to 13th July 2019. When I got there, It was off-season and I was the only guest they had another joined a week later. But going there for psoriasis treatment and self-healing. Initially, I was were upset as I was the only one there, there is no TV and the cricket world cup was ongoing. And I cut my trip short by 7 days (Initially booking for 14 days). The management led by Mr. John was very understanding of my need and allowed me to pay for only 7 days. I was impressed that it was not a typical money-hungry resort but that actually cared about its guests. I then met with Dr. Biju, who was highly recommended by my friend who is a doctor himself. I met him and his vast knowledge reflected in the first minute. He was very understanding as well and let me have extra treatments without extra charges. Dr. Biju was available thru out my trip and had every day consulting about my progress and his assistant, Dr. Priya as well as very very understanding to a point that during some treatments that required monitoring they checked on me in my room 3 times. Knowing that I'm in the right hands I extended my trip further to 14 days. The therapist Sumesh and Kiran are exceptional. Most of my treatments were led by Sumesh who has more than 14 years of experience and is one of the most hard-working and caring people I have ever come across. His patience is most commendable. I cannot write enough about this person. Some treatments involved both the therapist and bot Sumesh and Kiran are highly recommended. There was a time I forgot the phone in the ricksha and Kiran personally took me on his bike on the chase and we got the phone back. Again going beyond what you paid for is what you get here! The cooking team Santhosh, Ranjith lead by Chef Umesh is brilliant. Being a 100% non-veg, the veg food was not easy but his team made sure they make the most variety and assured I enjoyed the food. They also accepted my request and with acceptance of Mr. John allowed me to have a cooking class and taught me recipes to follow my diet after I leave the resort. The serving staff of Aneesh and Ajit are very attentive and go beyond to make you comfortable. This resort also has a celebrity yoga instructor, Mr. Vijay Kumar who had given me exercises tailored to my requirements. In 14 days I could a lot of positions that I could not even think of doing the first day. I thank him for being so humble and his wise words. The cleaning staff, room service, reception, gardening security are all very friendly, greet you with a smile every day and very very hardworking. They go over and beyond to make you comfortable. I cannot stress enough about the great team. The owner of the resort is very lucky to have such a brilliant team. I wish them all the very best and am definitely going back!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from GianniDemozzi, Guest Relations Manager at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 20 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your detailed infornations and positive feedback. We are all delighted to know that many years of dedication and attention is bringing such goid results. When I started this project with my partners we knee it will requure bug effort to have results, but now im happy to say that all our team in Ananda has recognized the importance to give all our best at all time to make each stay an unforgatable experience. Hope to see you back and maybe next time I will also there.
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Ranjitkumar wrote a review May 2019
Salem, India3 contributions
Rejuvenation is guaranteed. Traditional Ayurveda massage is carried out by well trained personnel with guidance of professionally qualified Ayurveda doctor. Food is excellent even though bit expensive. Well maintained swimming pool. We stayed in villa which is well architected and spacious. Yoga Food Accommodation Ayurveda Massage A well packed retreat is guaranteed. Mr.John GM of the property is really gave a professional hospitality service and a simple and humble person . He is attendive and responsive on every call.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GianniDemozzi, Guest Relations Manager at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 21 May 2019
Thank you for the feeback. We Always need such comments to improve our service and add steps to our approach to clients. Hope we will see you again and be able to repeat a positive experience. Wram regards Gianni Demozzi
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PRICE RANGE
US$116 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictKottukal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Poovar Island (8.0 km), Vizhinjam Lighthouse (5.8 km), and Lighthouse Beach (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tides, Sanjeevini Restaurant, and Curry leaf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.