THE LEELA KEMPINSKI: "Kovalam beach hotel" State of Kerala Hotel Tip by MaheshSamtani

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  Leela Kempinski Kovalam sea face
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  • Leela Kempinski Kovalam sea face - State of Kerala
      Leela Kempinski Kovalam sea face
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  • The reception - Leela Kovalam - State of Kerala
      The reception - Leela Kovalam
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  • Registration formalitites - Kerala style - State of Kerala
      Registration formalitites - Kerala style
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  • the view from our room - State of Kerala
      the view from our room
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  • The lobby area - State of Kerala
      The lobby area
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The Leela Kempinski was our choice to spend part of the holidays in Gods own country Kerala, in Kovalam. The nearest airport is that of Trivandrum (Thivananthapuram) which is situated just 13 kilometers from this property. We were picked up by a vehicle of this hotel and after a warm welcome, once in the vehicle we were given a music menu, which was the first time that it happened to me. We selected Indian instrumental music (click here to listen - which was a good choice to enjoy the magnificent views of the coast combined with the lush greenery of the countryside till our hotel.
The hotel itself is situated inside a huge campus filled with fantastic gardens and nice balconies with breathtaking views to the Arabian Sea and the famous Kovalam coastline and beaches. This 5 star resort is a holidaymaker?s haven designed to the finest international standards. It houses elegant indoor and open air terrace dining with an array of superlative restaurants and lounge. The hotel offers ayurveda massages which are typical and a speciality of Kerala.
The rooms are huge and very comfortable offering the best amenities one could expect. The buffets for all the meals were excellent with a very big variety of local and international cuisine. Service by the staff is second to none and in general a great experience.

Unique Qualities: the location of the hotel. The service by its staff, the food they offer etc.,etc.,

Address: Forget the address - they pick you up - sit back and enjoy
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: The hotel car driver knows how to get there.
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 25, 2007
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