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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here at the end our our trip to kerala. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Niraamaya and the luxury it offered. The food was excellent. The breakfast the best we had in india. Ayurvedic massages very good. The only niggle for us was the Heritage Premium room that we had booked (Cape View) It was very...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time here. We are quite lucky to be in an absolutely beautiful location and we try our best to have our Heritage cottages provide luxury and convenience with the constraints of the 'heritage' building. The traditional...

yorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with many Indian hotels, the approach to this hotel leaves you a little wary - a good litter-picking session would not go amiss. Do not worry... Once inside the walls, you will find beautiful grounds, kept in meticulous order. I watched a lady dust the trees every day. Spread liberally around the spectacular reception, there are 30 odd bungalows,...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us. I was happy to read your wonderful comments and was delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and that they were able to make your stay...

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the full Ayruvedic program and it met all expecations. The staff we attentive to our needs and we could not have been better looked after.The grounds were paradisical and added to a relaxing experience. The food was according to the program but delicious. All in all, excellent.

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam and thank you kindly for the short but sweet review of your wellness stay! We truly appreciate guest feedback when it comes to guest's experience with us, and we are especially glad to know that you so enjoyed our hosts as we always want to be sure the team here makes your stay...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives - Best staff we have seen and always smiling plus eager to please. Every one whom we met was smiling. Some exceptions need to be recommended - George, Kasif, Krishna and Ravikant. Our six year old was spoilt as everyday we came back to the room there was a cake, sweet or biscuits waiting for him!! The hotel arranged...

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Dear Guest Thank you for choosing Niraamaya Retreats as your preferred choice of stay for your Kovalam holiday and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I was happy to read your wonderful comments and was delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just 3 nights in the Octagon room which had a good view overlooking the ocean. The room itself was lovely with an excellent outside/inside bathroom, the bed was super comfortable with luxurious bed linen. As it was the most expensive room we felt the outside space was seriously lacking with 2 chairs just balanced to sit in and...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your experience of staying with us. I was happy to read your wonderful comments and was delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and that they were able to make your stay memorable.The entire team including Swamy...

Buntingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Welcoming and friendly hospitality at Niraamaya made us feel truly pampered. The food was of high quality, the spa treatments were lovely and the musical entertainment in the evenings was tasteful and informative. The undertow getting into and out of the sea was a bit challenging, but we enjoyed the pool with a view. A true escape but with...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Niraamaya Retreats Kovalam and thank you kindly for the short but sweet review of your stay! We truly appreciate guest feedback when it comes to guest's experience with us, and we are especially glad to know that you so enjoyed our hosts as we always want to be sure the team here makes your stay truly...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staring at the night sky cradled in the hammock or lying on the lush grass looking up at the trees all around or lying in the soft sands in the day looking at the endless ocean or strolling through the winding pathways decorated with soft lights, passing by the gorgeous cottages - all the while being filled with the sound...

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to write this kind review of your stay here at Niraamaya Retreats,Kovalam . We are delighted to read the wonderful description, written with great details. We are glad we could offer you transformational experiences for a sensory journey. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Octagon...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful property surrounded by nature. Calm and quiet. Amazing and very helpful staff, friendly but not pushy, sharing experiences. Delicious restaurants with multiple choices. Dream vacation in South India.

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NiraamayaRetreat, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Niraamaya Retreats Kovalam and thank you kindly for the short but sweet review of your stay! We truly appreciate guest feedback when it comes to their experience with us, and we are especially glad to know that you so enjoyed our hosts as we always want to be sure the team here makes your stay truly...

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely five night stay at the Niraamaya. The gardens and views are stunning and are what really make this place and on the whole the service was great. We stayed in a heritage classic room, which was nice, although I think it could be improved by having more privacy when sitting outside (although once some of the...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us. I was happy to read your wonderful comments and was delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. I am so delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and that they were able to make your stay...

Nice, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are checking out in the morning, but so sad to be leaving. From the moment we arrived the staff have all worked so hard to make this a memorable holiday. It's a joy to be here, and I only wish we could stay longer. We booked a special package with them and go onto their other hotel the cinnamon...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam. We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time here. We are quite lucky to be in an absolutely beautiful location and we try our best to have our cottages and other facilities blend in with the beautiful nature around us while also providing...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Now re-opened under a new management as Surya Samudra Private Retreats. Relais & Chateaux Luxury heritage beach resort. Adjoining two pristine, unspoilt beaches and completely secluded from the busy tourist areas of Kovalam. Enjoy complete privacy and serenity. Stay in a carefully restored traditional Kerala tharavadu dwelling. At our Spa Niraamaya, highly trained therapists pamper you with herbs, oils, and concoctions that relax your body, revitalise your mind, and renew your spirit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Niraamaya Retreats

Address: Pulinkudi | Mullur, South of Kovalam, Kovalam 695 521, India (Formerly Surya Samudra Private Retreats)
Region: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Price Range: $220 - $738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Niraamaya Retreats 5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Surya Samudra Private Retreats Hotel Kovalam
Surya Samudra Beach Garden Hotel
Surya Samudra Beach Garden Spa
Niraamaya Retreats Kovalam, Kerala
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
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“Loved the outside shower! Air con was very quiet. Didn't have a sea view, but then we didn't want to spend too much time in our room when all the other facilities were superb.”
 of 5 bubbles E6555SFnickl, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Capeview with ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles LindaM897, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“different room aspects and settings - so do ask”
 of 5 bubbles SimonT962, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look at the map of the Retreat and choose a room facing the sea so you can enjoy the full blast of that wonderful noise from the ocean. ”
 of 5 bubbles jocelyna921, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Mosquito nets and sprays provided and a chap comes round each evening to fumigate the place. It works, not a single bite!”
 of 5 bubbles 897philiph, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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