Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat

Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat

Temple Road Sreedharmasastha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 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, purified water, clinic with ayurveda packages, pool, air condition, wi-fi
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Wifi
Yoga room
Personal trainer
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Hiking
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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English, German, Italian, Polish

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Temple Road Sreedharmasastha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695501 India
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Marzena P wrote a review Mar 2024
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was my 1 st AYURVEDA experiance and 1 st time in ANANDA LAKSHMI. I spent 17 wonderful days at panchakarma retreat in small ,charming ,
atmospheric medicine center created by GIANNI DEMOZZI .Medical care is at highest level -doctor and therapists are excellent ,professional and so nice - checking in on you everyday .You have 2-3 hours treatment each day according Your Dosha .Special thanks to my doctor - dr Baiju :) , his asistant and my therapists Filomina
/ she is excellent indeed /,
Great staff in restaurant, friendly ,always smiling wonderful people and ready to help also in reception desk .
One thing - i would suggest for future - to create separate group of beginners yoga people / not practiced yoga before / - to give chance for ,moving , also for people looking for new experience.
Food is very healthy , veggie, fresh and prepared also according to the Dosh's- but for me - could be more differential and a little bit more spicy - to give a little touch of INDIA ../ i know Ayurveda has a special food restriction ../
It was very ,very relaxing and healthy time for me - 17 great days .
ANANDA LAKSHMI - is perfect place to recharge batteries and i feel to be born again..
I will come back for sure - thank You Gianni for Your hospitality- and see You soon next year .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from gianni gianni, General Manager at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 24 Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your words and my appreciation is to know you felt well, regenerated and ready to feel your life energy. I made this place 15 years ago , on a vision of Mrs Izabela Demozzi and with a strong support of my assoiated Mr Thajudeen and his family. your description makes undersand that we are what we wanted to be , means an ayurveda clinic with some villas where peacefullness is merged with care of body and mind . I hope that for many this is the way they feel, and we look forward to see you again in Ananda Lakshmi . Thank you
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ShaneG9898 wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from Gianni Demozzi, Direttore generale at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 16 Sept 2022
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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Nomad67 wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcome home
a quiet and peaceful place to recharge your batteries, the care is excellent, the therapists attentive with medical monitoring every day. The reception staff, kitchen, cleaning, garden are top as well as the director. since our first visit in 2018 we are happy to return. I recommand it
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gianni Demozzi, Direttore generale at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 21 Jan 2023
Thank you , we always glad to have people back in the resort and to be able to create feelings of peacefullness and care . Its our aim to make Ananda become a home where our staff is like a family . See you again . Warm regards
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Margaret wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lola S wrote a review Dec 2023
League City, Texas
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, one of my best friends, and myself just completed a 21 day retreat at this beautiful Ayurveda retreat center. The staff here is outstanding. The massage therapist were skilled and gentle. The retreat center itself is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds are very well-maintained with abundant plant life. Every morning you wake up to the sounds of all different kinds of animals, and it is such a delight to enjoy the wildlife sounds. The rooms are large, attractive, and very comfortable. The food is delicious and is prepared specifically for you and your digestion. We also enjoyed practicing yoga with a very talented yoga teacher in the mornings. We had an absolutely delightful experience, and highly recommend Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda retreat center to anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing, but very health centered retreat. We will come again. Lola and Kevin
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring binoculars. The center overlooks the Arabian Sea, there’s lots going on down on the beach...
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Response from Gianni Demozzi, Direttore generale at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 29 Dec 2023
Dear friends, thank you for the lovely words of appreciation . We remember your kindness in relation with our staff and therapist and that made us perform our work in joyfullness. You are very good people and your smiles builds a very positive energy all around . Ananda Lakshmi is always here and in your hearts and we all wish you a happy new year . With love
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titineSuisse wrote a review Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
three years without Ananda lakshmi. it was so long. we found the staff with as much pleasure as in 2019. it is reassuring to find the same people every year. despite two years of covid closure, hospitality, kindness, availability and excellent treatment make this resort our permanent address. thank you for your good care. Take care of you
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Peaceful in front of the sea. Alone in the world
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Response from Gianni Demozzi, Direttore generale at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 21 Jan 2023
Thank you for the positive review. Covid unfortunately made us close but we worked hard to re-establish and refresh Ananda to be again giving the best hospitality possibile . You appreciation is the answer that even more encourages us to do better . Warm regards
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BellaLondon83 wrote a review Dec 2014
Hatfield, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It really is such a shame that this place is managed so poorly as the actual resort is beautiful. I booked two months in advance through Book Yoga Retreats. 'The owner' Gianni emailed me to offer the rate of £670 for 8 full days yoga and Ayurvedic treatments and 2 days B+B. I paid £335 as 50% deposit and told I would pay the other £335 on arrival. When I arrived 499 euros were in fact charged to my card and I was told I had only been booked in for 7 days treatment plan. I forward the email confirmation Gianni sent clearly stating 8 full days, but he informed the manager (who showed me the email) 'if she wants more she can pay! I honestly have never experienced such a rude and horrific Customer service in my life. All Gianni cares about is taking your money! After four days of arguing by email and threatening to write to the Keralan tourist board the original package offered was honoured. This was not how I envisioned my first four days at a relaxing retreat! Book YogaRetreats were extremely unhelpful despite the fact that the special discounted package was still being advertised. All the tourist trip prices were also wrong and I ended up paying twice the price for the elephant trip.

The treatments were very good and the therapists well trained and attentive. The cleaning staff were also very good. The food was amazing but the waiting staff were a joke, with the exception of one called Shafik who was excellent but he was only there for a few days.They have clearly employed teenagers as they are cheaper than trained staff, once the food was served they sat down on the computer or on their phones, leaving us to fend for ourselves. I would come down in the morning for yoga and our dirty dinner table had been left all night not cleaned with plates and food on the table. I asked for a juice in the afternoon and the next afternoon the dirty glass was still on the table! On our last night though they were very attentive expecting a tip! Also as there were only two of us staying at the retreat I was constantly being told I could not have the food I requested as I was only one person.

This is also not the place for you if you are a light sleeper as it is located in a very noisy neighbourhood, next door there is a dog that barks from 12pm to 4am every night, then as it is a farm there are workers cutting down coconuts, blasting music and shouting to each other from 4.30am along with the cockerel crowing! Not exactly relaxing!

Kerala is a beautiful place and I will be coming back, but definitely not to Isis. I imagine this place was once a nice place but it has no heart and soul. I recommend the beach resort 10 minutes away which is right on the beach and has a much higher standard of service it's called Manaltheeram.
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from mthaaju, Owner at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 2 Sept 2016
We have rectified everthing Now we are well organized Come and Enjoy or Hospitality
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Monika E wrote a review Mar 2015
Warsaw, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent tree weeks in ISIS in the second half of August last year (in 2014).
Exceptionally place it every area! If you look for something intimate, discrete and quiet it is a perfect resort for you.
I was on the complete Panchakarma stay. It was my first visit to India and also first contact with ayurveda, so I was very excited...! I was very pleased with the stay in ISIS at every level. Everything in this resort is consistent and designated in the way that you feel completeness, unity and harmony. Very clean and comfortable rooms with the breathless view on the sea. Delicious cuisine! The chef all the time was making every effort to adopt indian tastes to my preferences (I'm not very keen on very spicy kichen:-). Every day I had a set of personally arranged for me treatments. Many different kinds. It was marvellous and exceptional experience. Dr Baiju, doctor of Ayurveda, kept a watchfull eye on the whole process of Panchakarma! Doctor is very good observer and profesinalist in his ayurvedic art:-) Every person from the staff was really friendly, helpful, discret and naturally nice!
I'm recommending everybody to experience Panchakarma in his/her life at least once! The best recommendation is that I feel very well. I has been been observing the positive effects of all treatments on my body and level of energy for few monthts after Panchakrma and they still last.
I recommend visit this resort in summer monthts. Less people and good weather. In fact there was small rain neerly every day, but it was very short and only cleaning the air!
I will repeat my Panchakarma in ISIS for sure!
Monika from Rawa Mazowiecka in Poland
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from mthaaju, Director of Sales at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat
Responded 19 Jan 2016
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Sanjiv R wrote a review Feb 2014
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to unwind, specifically if you are on a Aryuveda mission. Staff were very helpfull and asssited where they could. My trip was not for the Aryuveda, but for the music workshops that were held there. Roomes were comfortable and clean and well appointed, even for the economy option.
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Date of stay: February 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: All rooms are standard and comfortable, so the choice would be based on your budget.
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Responded 19 Jan 2016
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kamfli wrote a review Oct 2013
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did second in my life Panchkarma with ISIS and I highly recommend it to everyone. Spiritual and sustainable approach to the architecture of the whole retreat give this place a special touch and energy which helps to bring the balance into your life together with Ayurvedic treatments you have every day.
Friendly staff, amazing food, relaxing atmosphere and highly qualified Ayurvedic doctor ;)
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Date of stay: September 2013
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 19 Jan 2016
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Adventure01507914674 wrote a tip Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Trust the process and stick with the food plan to get the results. The process works. Don’t be tempted to eat outside the retreat center. "
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Lola S wrote a tip Dec 2023
League City, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring binoculars. The center overlooks the Arabian Sea, there’s lots going on down on the beach but you are looking out from up high."
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titineSuisse wrote a tip Jan 2023
suisse4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Peaceful in front of the sea. Alone in the world"
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Akbarkq wrote a tip Jul 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates109 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take AC rooms"
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Filip Gregor wrote a tip Jan 2019
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a villa and room on the first floor. Villas don't have AC, rooms in the main building have AC but they are less spacious."
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Which popular attractions are close to Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Vizhinjam Lighthouse (5.6 km), Lighthouse Beach (5.7 km), and Kovalam Beach (6.3 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, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Curry leaf, Alis Kitchen, and 3rd Rock.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes 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.
Does Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Polish.
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