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Bedford, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights here towards the end of a 2 week holiday to Mumbai and Kerala. What a lovely relaxing way to end our trip! The staff stood out (in a country where exceptional service comes as standard) as being so helpful and friendly, they really can't do enough for you. The shared tipping policy whereby individual tips are...

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

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for the detailed description of the Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam and for sharing your experience of staying with us. We are delighted to hear that it was a relaxing end to your travels in Kerala. We are very lucky to be the few properties to be flanked by secluded beaches. This certainly does make the setting...

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, wonderfully positioned resort. Great food and whilst not cheap for India it wasn't as expensive as we were expecting (given that they had a monopoly as no other restaurants within walking distance). Best breakfasts we had in India. Thoroughly recommend this lace for a quiet relaxing break

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments - I am so delighted that you mentioned some aspects of your stay like for its perfect settings and the warmth and hospitality of our staff. We have taken your feedback under consideration and believe that the culinary dishes are priced optimally. Thank you for recommending us so highly; do spread the...

Ettingen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a fine piece of a great REJUVENATIOIN AYURVEDA-EXPERIENCE in a truly beautiful and well maintained surrounding topped by a super kitchen-, massage- and Yoga-service and an extremely kind and pleasant staff.

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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 short and sweet response and was delighted that you had a wonderful time. Our hosts strives to support and ensure that your stay is memorable. Our wellness program are designed to meet the needs of the guests...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel based on the TripAdvisor reviews of other guests and hoped it would be good. My reservations were completely unfounded as the hotel is fantastic and exceeded expectations in every way. The environment is serene and tranquil with beautiful gardens covered in palm trees and amazing views over the Arabian Sea. We stayed in a Heritage Villa...

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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 and thank you for the befitting review title! 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...

Gurgaon, India, Asia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this property last year-july 2016. The hotel is already at great location, they have a very private and beautiful beach. we had stayed there for three-four nights with my family (6 people). Great pool, awesome architectural layout. They have used old traditional architectural elements in their suits and room. The layout of every room is awesome. i...

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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 especially since its been almost a year since your visit. I was happy to read that you had spend your holiday with us and had a wonderful stay. I am delighted that you appreciate the warmth and the service of the staff and that they were able to...

Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 10 day stay at Niraamaya, sheer luxury. From the moment we arrived we wanted for nothing. Very attentive and utterly charming staff. We opted for all inclusive, I arranged with Reggie Fernandez from U.K. Reggie was very helpful as we had to change our dates which was not a problem at all. Our cottage was beautiful, AC...

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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 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 memorable. We...

Sainte Livrade sur Lot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really is paradise here! The hill top location looks out over 2 palm fringed sandy beaches. Charming villas nestle within the tropical landscaped gardens. The main restaurant, where breakfast is served, overlooks the gorgeous free form natural swimming pool. All the Niraamaya team without exception are super friendly and helpful. With 2 restaurants and bars we were truly catered...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for the detailed description of the Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam and for sharing your experience of staying with us. We are delighted to hear that it was a long relaxing stay and were able to enjoy all the facilities at the retreat. We are very lucky to be among the few properties to be flanked by...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Niraamaya as a side-trip from the Maldives as it is only a short, nonstop flight away. We were looking for an ayurvedic experience. This resort exceeded our expectations. Chef Prakesh's food was a definite highlight. He obviously takes great pride in his work and that is also reflected in the care of the service staff. The ayurvedic...

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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. We are glad you chose to spend your vacation with us at the Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam instead of flying to Maldives. Thank you for your wonderful comments - I am so delighted that you had a wonderful time at Niraamaya. We really do...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful resort on the beach. Rooms are scattered around the very large property. The common areas (restaurants, pool, bar) are great and walking around the gardens is lovely. We stayed in a rock-garden room: superbly finished with a small living area and deluxe details, we loved the four poster bed and open air bathroom. It was the most affordable...

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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 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 memorable. We...

New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small "retreat" on the Arabian Sea. A clean beach that is essentially private (there were a few villagers digging something out of the sand like small clams). Friendly and attentive staff. Our room had a name and not a number. The room was cleaned daily by a young man named Herment who was meticulous and who had a talent...

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for choosing our retreat for your stay and for the time spent sharing your feedback with us on Tripadvisor. I'm happy that you enjoyed your recent holiday here with us and thrilled with the title which we take great pride to replicate with every guest. We are also honored for choosing our...

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Amenities

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  • 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
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: RM766 - RM1,771 (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 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
#3 Business Hotel in Kovalam
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