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Turtle on the Beach Hotel
Turtle on the Beach Hotel
Turtle on the Beach Hotel
Turtle on the Beach Hotel
Turtle on the Beach Hotel
Turtle on the Beach Hotel
Turtle on the Beach Hotel

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Very good

417 reviews

417 reviews

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Location rating score

Excellent location - 120 meters to the beach
Nearby landmarks
Upasana Hospital 90 m
Hawa Beach 120 m
Kovalam Bus Station 230 m
Lighthouse Beach 360 m
Grove Beach 660 m
Tourist Facilitation Centre 660 m
Kovalam Juma Masjid 820 m
Lighthouse 880 m
Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium 1.0 km
Divine Supermarket 1.1 km

Turtle on the Beach Hotel

VPI/439, ITDC Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Hawa Beach, Kovalam, India, 695527 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Hawa Beach part of Kovalam, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and indoor pool on-site.

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230 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent view

Currency conversion service

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call


Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Cheaper than 77% of all properties in Kovalam in the last 24 hoursCompared to 119 Kovalam properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center10 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportTrivandrum International Airport (TRV)
Distance to airport12.1 km

Rooms available at Turtle on the Beach Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality


  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Signature Suite
  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Sea View
  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Arabian Sea View Room
  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 1 single bed
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Economy Double Room
  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Duplex Suite
  • Room size: 51 m²/549 ft²
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    Single room - De Luxe
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      Room Annex
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        Turtle on the Beach Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 3000 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Turtle on the Beach Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kovalam with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

        Is breakfast offered at Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Turtle on the Beach Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 490 INR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

        What are my dining options at Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        Turtle on the Beach Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

        What is the smoking policy at Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        Turtle on the Beach Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to Turtle on the Beach Hotel is Kovalam Bus Station, 230 m away.

        What popular beaches are close to Turtle on the Beach Hotel?

        Turtle on the Beach Hotel’s Hawa Beach neighborhood also includes Hawa Beach.

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        What people love about Turtle on the Beach Hotel

        • 10


          "Everything was verynice- very helpful staff awsome location and rooms."



          December 6, 2021

        • 9.2


          "We took the Signature Suite - It was really really large and my 10 year daughter really enjoyed the space."



          November 29, 2021

        • 9.2


          "The location is very beautiful."



          November 12, 2021

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        Very good
        417 reviews
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        What travelers say they love:
        We were lucky to find this hotel with 80% discount.
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        Turtle on the Beach Hotel

        All offerings provided by Turtle on the Beach Hotel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Car hire services provided by Turtle on the Beach Hotel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kovalam. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
        Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Turtle on the Beach Hotel.
        For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
        A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Turtle on the Beach Hotel. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at Turtle on the Beach Hotel are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
        Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes available in some guest bathrooms.

        Dining and things to do

        Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Turtle on the Beach Hotel. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Turtle on the Beach Hotel including kosher options.
        A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the nightclub. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the resort's BBQ facilities.
        A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Turtle on the Beach Hotel. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the hot tub, salon and steam room. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool. At Turtle on the Beach Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the resort's poolside bar.
        Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the resort's fitness facility. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like snorkeling and diving. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the resort's dart board. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort's library and games room.
        Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.

        Reasons to stay here

        Compared to other accommodations in Kovalam, facilities here are rated higher than 90% of them.
        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 94% of them for food and dining.
        According to guests who stayed here, this resort's room comfort is rated higher than 93% of other accommodations in Kovalam.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good


        Most talked about facilities


        14 mentions

        Swimming Pool

        9 mentions


        8 mentions

        Food & Dining

        4 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Hindi

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Billiards
        • Dart board
        • Diving
        • Exercise area
        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Hot tub
        • Massage
        • Nightclub
        • On-site entertainment
        • Pool with view
        • Snorkeling
        • Spa
        • Squash court
        • Steam room
        • Swimming pool [indoor]
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Doctor/nurse on call
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Individually-wrapped food options
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Professional-grade sanitizing services
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Safe dining setup
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Shared stationery removed
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • Bar
        • BBQ facilities
        • Coffee shop
        • Happy hour
        • Poolside bar
        • Restaurant [kosher]
        • Restaurants
        • Room service [24-hour]

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Concierge
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Currency conversion service
        • Daily cleaning
        • Disabled facilities
        • Doorman
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Food delivery
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Grooming service
        • Hair salon
        • Invoice provided
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Meeting/banquet facilities
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Shops
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        For the kids

        • Babysitting service
        • Family room
        • Kids meal
        • Playground
        • Swimming pool [kids]


        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Safety/security feature
        • Security [24-hour]
        • Smoke alarms

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Parking [paid]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service
        • Transport to airport
        • Valet parking

        Available in all rooms

        • A/C
        • Bathtub
        • Coffee/tea machine
        • Complimentary drinking water
        • Daily newspaper
        • Fan
        • Hair dryer
        • Iron and ironing board
        • Lock box in room
        • Mini bar
        • Non-smoking
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Seating area
        • Shower
        • Wi-Fi [for a fee]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        • Halal
        • Vegetarian
        • Buffet
        Restaurants on site


        • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Indian
        • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
        VPI/439, ITDC Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Hawa Beach, Kovalam, India, 695527



        • Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)
          12.1 km
        • Tuticorin Airport (TCR)
          121.4 km

        Public transportation

        • Kovalam Bus Station
          230 m

        Hospital or clinic

        • Upasana Hospital
          90 m

        Convenience store

        • Valsa Store
          100 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          70 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 2-5 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts


        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee3000 INR
        • Distance from city center10 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)30


        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)490 INR
        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee100 INR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors4
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 44
        • Year property opened2010
        Property announcements

        Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

        Reviews of Turtle on the Beach Hotel from real guests

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        Room comfort and quality7.8
        Value for money7.4
        High score for Kovalam
        9+ Exceptional (51)
        8-9 Excellent (33)
        7-8 Very Good (37)
        6-7 Good (14)
        <6 Below Expectation (31)
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        Mar - May (33)
        Jun - Aug (44)
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        KENTATSU from Japan
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

        Great hotel operated by 5 star friendly staff”

        Great location for those who like extraordinary scenery, super friendly staff who support you all the way through, mild taste food as compared to most of the major cities in India.

        We live in Delhi and spent 3 nights at Turtle On The Beach for holidays. This hotel offers best scenery in Kovalam Beach area (except Leela which is located slightly away from Kovalam Beach). Please have a try climbing up at Sky Suite for the best view. The hotel is not located ‘on the beach’ but in a walking distance from the beach. The only thing you need to consider is a steep slope which you need to climb up when coming back to the hotel. The staffs are super friendly and are ready to offer any support. At the time of our visit, we were offered to take better rooms instead of the lower grade room which we booked. This may not be expected every time however, the readiness to offer the best service feels so nice, especially if you are a visitor from other major cities in India. The hospitality of this hotel is definitely better than those ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Gorgeous’ 5 star hotels. Besides, surfing at Lighthouse Beach is FUN!

        Reviewed January 28, 2015

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        Mitch from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2014

        Comfortable, relaxing, western standards”

        English Speaking Staff, Clean and Comfortable, Variety of Food

        For the most part, my stay was satisfactory. The Turtle is a step up from the standard Kovalam hotel. The bedding was very comfortable and the room was large enough. The bathroom was also comfortable. The room had flat screen tv with hdmi port which I used to connect my laptop and watch movies. The pool was clean and refreshing. Breakfast buffet offered western and Indian choices. The hotel has a small pub with tv and billard table. It was a nice get away spot to relax and meet other guests. The spa facility was adequate offering a full spectrum of services. There were several annoying aspects of the hotel worth mentioning. One is that the name Turtle on the Beach is misleading. The hotel over looks the beach high up on a cliff. It sits on a main road that goes through the town. You can hear the ocean from your room. To get to the beach the hotel does offer transportation down the very steep road that leads to the beach. Tourist shops line the road on both side. Traffic is heavy due to the fact that the beach is popular and the next road to the beach is a considerable distance away. The hotel does not offer transportation back from the beach. You have to trudge up the very steep road for about a half mile or pay for a commercial vehicle (rickshaw or cab) to get back up to the hotel. The rickshaw driver's will ask 100 rupees to make the trip but usually will take 50 rupees. You may have to be persistent to get the lower price. The second annoyance was the hotel only offered one kkey card per room even though two people were staying in the room. This might not be a problem if the two people left and returned together. In my case I was traveling with an adult child. We rarely left and returned together. I eventually was able to secure a second card key but not without some difficulty. Finally, the wifi service is very slow. Streaming a movie was not possible and only one device could be connected to the wifi at a time.

        Reviewed February 15, 2014

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        Jaquenoud from Switzerland
        Family with teens
        Stayed 8 nights in July 2018

        Amazing stay ”

        I spend 8 nights with my family in the turtle on the beach in kovalam and we really had a wonderful stay. Thanks to all the staff. Especially thanks to RK and Neha at the reception for they were always very helpful. Thanks to Rejin and to al the breakfast team for the wonderful breakfast and there kindness and a special thanks to Aldrin who kept our room always very clean.

        Reviewed July 10, 2018

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        sarah from United Kingdom
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

        Lovely oasis”

        The hotel was generally excellent, rooms great, clean and well looked after. Restaurant and cafe both lovely with good selection of meals for all occasions. Note that alcohol is not served. All staff were welcoming, friendly and very helpful, and made the stay relaxing. The pool area is great, and enjoyable. Nothing to do with the hotel but we didn’t enjoy the surrounding Kovalam area, finding the beach and frontage scrappy and a bit rundown.

        Reviewed June 06, 2018

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        karen from United Kingdom
        Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2016

        Fabulous Turtle on the Beach”

        This hotel while not on the beach is overlooking the Arabian sea. It is clean and the staff are lovely, welcoming and helpful. You could not wish for better in Kovalam. Just be prepared for cardiac hill a great way of burning off the calories after eating at any one of the amazing restaurants

        Reviewed February 27, 2016

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        Subhajyoti from United Kingdom
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        Gem on the beach”

        Turtle on the beach is a hidden paradise on the shores of beautiful Kovalam coast. This hotel is perfect for a romantic vacation.

        Reviewed January 14, 2020

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        Christine from United Kingdom
        Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

        Loved Kovalam”

        Stayed December 2018. There was some renovations taking place during our stay but the management tried to make our stay enjoyable. We dined in the restaurant and the food was excellent the best tandoori chicken we had ever eaten! The staff were all helpful and did everything possible to make the stay enjoyable. Vignesh the accommodation manager ensured our stay was very comfortabl. The waiting staff were excellent and special thanks to Delish who made our last night so memorable. He also introduced us to the local cuisine at breakfast every morning. The pool was about 16m and ok for a swim. The hotel was about a 5 minute walk from the beach going downhill back uphill. You could get a tuk tuk up the hill for a few rupees, but we enjoyed the walk. The room we stayed in was sea facing with a large balcony and was very clean and spacious. There is a bar on site with happy hour every day which was buy one get one free good service and very nice cocktails. We would definitely return

        Reviewed December 14, 2018

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        Udaykiran from India
        Family with young children
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

        The best Stay ”

        1) Sea View from Balcony # 501 2) Hotel Accomodation 3) Friendly Staff

        I booked my vacation in this hotel at the last minute. Didn't had enough time to go through the reviews.. So we were more anxious on how this hotel looks like.. Whether it suits the money we paid. When we arrived, we had very good welcome. Next we were accompanied to room by an executive. As soon as we are in the room, our doubts were vanished.. We felt that it was the best room we ever stayed.. Awesome sea view from Balcony.. We enjoyed our stay to maximum extent.. Food is Good. Every time we are in Restaurant we found Chief Chef asking for our experience. He even made few dishes according to our taste.. I will strongly recommend this Hotel to everyone.. I would want to say Very Big ThanQ for the management of this Hotel to make our holidays the best one.. Last but not the least, I made a good decision. :)

        Reviewed October 08, 2014

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        Premavathy from Malaysia
        Signature Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

        Ala Balinese Hotel”

        Situated close to the beach but has no direct access. We were told when asked that hotel provides auto to the beach. There is a road outside the entrance of the hotel leading to the beach, we walked. The less than 1 km road is sloppy, hence returning got to hike up. Stayed in a suite, second floor, wonderful seafront view. Breakfast was sumptuous, though not a big spread. The vermicelli upma was especially very well done, yum and worth the mention. Could have more varieties of Keralite cuisine and fruits. Had chai and kulcha in the evening, equally delish. There is an infinite pool. Spa and Ayurveda services available with an in-house doctor. The staff are warm and hospitable, great hosts. Front desk Ms. Neha is one such pleasant and charming person. The place is kept clean and very green, making it eyesome. However, the rooms need lots of upkeeping and maintenance. For FabIndia fans, there is an outlet nearby.

        Reviewed July 12, 2019

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        Susan from United Kingdom
        Stayed 10 nights in March 2020

        Wonderful Staff”

        The hotel itself is very tired and I wouldn’t really consider it to be a 5 star. However, without exception, the staff are amazing and this goes a long way to compensate for the fact that the hotel is obviously old and in need of refurbishment. We ate in the restaurant a couple of nights and the food was good although the breakfast selection was a little lacking for European tastes. Location wise, it’s not actually on the beach but a 10 minute walk down a pretty steep road to the beach restaurants. The rickshaws at the bottom will fetch you back for 50/100 rps.

        Reviewed March 21, 2020

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        Georgina from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

        Lovely hotel with excellent facilities.”

        Beautifully kept hotel on the hill up from Kovalum beach. Great to be in a peaceful spot where you could still hear and see the sea. Shuttle taxis and tut tut up and down the hill to the lively beach and shops. Perfect location. The kids favourite hotel in India.

        Reviewed August 23, 2017

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        Ekaterina from Russia
        Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 8 nights in February 2018

        I did enjoy that week in Turtle of the Beach”

        Everything was more than OK for us. All our expectations were more than fulfilled. However you need to be aware when booking this hotel that this hotel is not directly at the beach even if the name of the hotel kind of indicates this. It's about 500m to the beach (shuttle bus available). Remember this when booking so you are not disappointed later... We would recommend this hotel for leisure.

        Reviewed March 03, 2018

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        kisalay from India
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

        stay at 🐢”

        well to start with I had been here a year back so I thought to bring family here this year.Rooms we're big,awesome and partially hidden view of the sea(had chosen sea view).The tall trees hide the view but not totally.Rooms on higher floors have a better view.Food spread was nice but ala carte prices were bit on the higher side.Its near to a crowded sea beach and lighthouse.Unlike the Leela which is down that road,it doesn't have a private beach opening.The travel to this place was back breaking from kochi due to diversions and road construction work in patches.People should fly down to trivandrum if they can flight a decent flight and a decent time.Not much option to eat outside and shop.Didnt find a decent place to eat out plus it was far from hotel.People tend to go to kanyakumari which less than 100kms but again the journey is back breaking due to 2 lane road.Overall worth for only a one time getaway.

        Reviewed May 30, 2017

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        Santhosh from India
        Signature Suite
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

        Great property, good value for money”

        The property is small but very modern and well maintained. The view from the signature suite is great. However, the food is not very tasty for the price they charge. They either have to get a better chef or decrease the price. However, there are a lot of beach side restaurants that have a better fare. Also, the furniture in the signature suite room 415 is very contemporary/low slung. While it looks stylish, it's far from comfortable. All that being said, this is a great property and we had a wonderful time

        Reviewed September 24, 2016

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        Mohammed from India
        Stayed 1 night in October 2012

        Great location but needs improvement in the rooms.”

        Amazing view from hotel and restaurant.

        the stay at totb was nice. i was upgraded to a honeymoon suite as per my special request of us being honeymooners which was pretty much a glad surprise. the in-room dining was just awesome. helped us out with the private dinner we wanted in our room. the restaurant was amazing, the best dishes being their seafood ones. the only disappointment that i faced was that after confirming a late check out, i was called in between and asked if i could check out right away (an hour or more earlier than agreed) as they had another guest waiting for the room which is pretty much lack of respect to any guest. overall, i'd grade this as a decent 4* hotel rather than a 5*. but would recommend this hotel to any traveler.

        Reviewed October 31, 2012

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        Deborah from United Kingdom
        Stayed 7 nights in September 2013

        Wonderful stay thank you to all at TOTB ”

        Lovely friendly staff, comfortable bed and great balcony overlooking the ocean, great food.

        From our very early morning pick-up through until we checked out and even beyond that, the service we received was truly excellent. Our check in was quick and efficient. We missed breakfast that first morning as we arrived very early, after a sleep we decided to eat in the restaurant and to our surprise, our brunch was complimentary. Our room was well appointed with a wonderful large comfortable bed and we slept like logs. We had an Arabian Sea View room which had a large balcony overlooking the swaying palm trees and the ocean beyond. Every time we stepped outside onto the balcony we saw the eagles gliding on the thermals, awesome! We were given a gift of a scrumptious cake to celebrate out 30th wedding anniversary, which we were able to share with our friends who visited on our balcony, who were locals and thought the view was stunning. After receiving our celebration cake, we couldn't believe it when we were invited to have a complimentary dinner, which we thought would be in the buffet restaurant, but to our surprise, we were treated to a gourmet meal on a very private balcony overlooking the ocean. It was truly wonderful. And guess what? another cake!! When it came to our date to check out I didn't want to leave, but we had arranged a trip up to Alleppey and Thekkady so we had to go. The reception staff were wonderful and agreed to look after some luggage for us. The staff from maid to management were so friendly, warm, courteous and helpful. We would like to thank you all so much, (so sorry that we cannot name you all), for making our 30th wedding anniversary so very special. Thank you TOTB we will be back. John and Debbie H

        Reviewed October 02, 2013

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        Abhishekh from India
        Deluxe Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

        Great Location. Beautiful View. Poor Service”

        Huge Rooms. Great Ambiance!

        we stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. unluckily, the first night was easters night and hence no drinks available. the ambiance of the hotel is wonderful and to hear crashing waves was amazing at night. the japanese themed rooms that we lived in was very much above our expectations. the only poor time we had was during check-in where the wait was extremely long and the leisure villa provision was disappointing. the hotel is at walking distance from the main light house beach. it has a good access to the beach but creepy at night. the swimming pool was awesome and the breakfast is great to have!

        Reviewed May 02, 2012

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        Tandra from India
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018

        very disappointed”

        I had booked ocean view room because l was traveling with my old mom who has knee problem. I always prefer hotel in the proximity of beach so that mom doesn't have any trouble to access the beach & gets a view directly from the room. turtle on the beach has ocean view room in 2 different buildings.the room that they had initially planned to put us in was a bit far from the main resort & with someone who has difficulty in walking can't access that at all. I had to profusely request them to put us in a different room for which they initially asked 3-4k extra & upon resisting they had accommodated us in a deluxe room with no ocean view. the argument given was it's a five star property and Agoda bookings are for a different building which is outside the resort under the name of same turtle on the beach name. it's impossible for a Traveller to know that while booking. after waiting for several hours when I experienced this & compromised on the room category can't recommend anyone to book it again. if u r keen call up hotel clearly understand the difference between annexe & which rooms are within the property & then book. they mentioned hotel website has the details updated too..who cares? the whole point of booking through Agoda is to get the discount which hotel website don't give

        Reviewed August 17, 2018

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        Dear Ms. Tandra, Thank you very much for sharing your experience from your recent stay with us at Turtle on the Beach. We have noted your comments with regards to the room and please accept my sincerely apologize for the discomfort that may have caused. Kindly note that the reservation made by you was for a Turtle on the Beach, Annexe room. Since Turtle on the beach was sold out we couldn't offer you a room change immediately however we made a room available by swapping another guest to Annexe. It was informed to you that the only available category was a Deluxe and Suite, Room tariff wise Turtle on the beach deluxe rooms are not lesser than an Annexe room. We didn't realize that the room shift has dismayed your stay. We hope that this experience will not deter you from using our hotel in the future and we look forward to seeing you again at the Turtle on the Beach and assure you of our best attention and services at all times. Sincerely yours, Vignesh Vijayan Accommodation Manager

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        Sandeep from India
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Nice property Near to Beach”

        This is not a five star hotel, may be 3 star. I had got the room adjacent to the main building. The pool was awesome. Breakfast spread was really good. You can order for omelette or dosa and it will be served from their live counter. The beach is just 5 minutes walk. Overall recommended to stay.

        Reviewed July 22, 2018

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        Andrew from United Kingdom
        Stayed 10 nights in August 2018

        Excellent Hotel in Kovalam”

        Stayed at the hotel for 10 nights and had a most excellent stay. We had a suite (room 902) with a ocean view, the room was very clean and maintained well on a daily basis. The hotel is a five minute walk from the hotel and for those who do not like walking a free shuttle is available from the hotel. Breakfast had a varied choice and great service from the staff. I would recommend eating in the Catamaran Restaurant as the food is very delicious and one again the service from staff was excellent. My wife and I had a wonderful stay and would certainly consider a return in the future.

        Reviewed August 26, 2018

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