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Molly's Retreat

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Frome, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We heard so much about Molly's, and read the good reviews it had, and with our experience of nearly fifty visits to India, we were looking forward to our stay. How dissapointed were we, we were the only guests staying there and we were treated as such, payment was requested on arrival a good job as we would have withheld...

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

As an experienced world traveller it is sad when you stay at a place you know could be oh so much better with management effort and focus. It functioned,made all the right noises but the lack of attention to detail was sad. The pool an outstanding and focal point of the hotel needs attention . The pumping / filtration system...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We spent the day at this lovely little restaurant/guest house. All of the staff were nice and helpful. Molly's fish pie is really good too. Also, their ow salad. The design and decor are individual and care taken/imagination used, so it's a bit of an enjoyable experience to spend time there. We certainly recommend a vist for a very pleasant...

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Pitstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Molly's Retreat is a very pleasant and relaxing establishment, with amiable and attentive staff. The room is large and so is the well equipped bathroom, a tv (not used) and a fridge (well used) are in the air conditioned bedroom. Power brown outs are frequent but not overly long and a generator kicks in after a little while. In this...

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yorkshire
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This hotel was booked by us in March 2016 for stay commencing February 2017 ,4 weeks before we travel do we get notification that "our rooms" have been let to someone else at a better rate leaving us high and dry !!!!! I think this is despicable and absolutely no way to run a business, just thought people ought to...

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mollys954, Owner at Molly's Retreat, responded to this review

I feel sad this mail has been placed on Trip Advisor. I am still in communication with the tour operator whom these guests had been communicating with.They did not book directly with us. All we had received was an inquiry from the tour operator asking what the tariff was and whether there was availability. I sent the relevant information on...

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lovely hotel tucked away in a peaceful setting. You walk in from the road and feel like you have walked into a little piece of paradise! The pool area is beautiful, surrounded by plants and greenery, great place to just chill out on a sunbed. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Great restaurant that serves delicious food and plenty of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I found this hotel by accident whilst staying at a near by hotel and made it our mission to spend our next visit to Kerala at Molly's retreat. This is the very very best hotel I have stayed in. As I am a well travelled person and stayed in the area several times, I would highly recommend...

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Molly's is an oasis in a hectic part of Kerala. Once inside the garden you cannot help but relax. Helpful friendly staff, great food and very comfortable rooms add up to the perfect retreat. Heather and Darma are often available to advise on any aspect of Kovalam life, arrange trips for first timers or provide an excellent venue for a...

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stayed here in February 2016 for the first time.Had eaten in the restaurant before. Really enjoyed our stay room was cleaned every day and the staff were very helpful.On our third day we booked for 2017. Would recommend Mollys to anyone.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Molly's is the best small hotel I have ever stayed in; not only in India, but anywhere in the world. The swimming pool is total luxury and kept impeccably clean each day as is the entire hotel area - bedrooms, pool area and reading area, garden and restaurant. This hotel must be rated 'excellent' on aesthetics and decor, comfort and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Molly's Retreat

Address: GV Raja Road, Samudra Beach,, Kovalam 695527, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Price Range: RM204 - RM286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Molly`s Retreat Hotel Kovalam
Molly's Retreat Kovalam, Kerala
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“Upstairs room”
wally551, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get what your given”
313mervynm, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms in hotel”
lisatX8822VR, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Four rooms on ground level with four rooms on first floor via steps”
miles365, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms so all perfect, but two cottages behind the hotel looked gorgeous too.”
meatjie, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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