Hotel

The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam

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3536 Reviews
Guide Price £1,599 per person
Based on 10 August 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Beach View Superior room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

The ultimate in luxury with panoramic views of the coastline

Cradled in a rock face between two spectacular beaches, the Leela Kovalam offers panoramic views of the famous Kovalam coastline providing a beautiful setting for a tropical holiday experience or luxury honeymoon. Devote days to swinging in a hammock surrounded by swaying palms or feel the ocean spray as you relax on the resort's exclusive beach. By night feast on Indian cuisine in The Terrace and watch the still waters of the Arabian Sea, or sip thirst quenching cocktails in the elegant bar. For an active stay tennis, badminton, table tennis and even archery can be enjoyed whilst down on the sands beach volleyball and yoga are available. After why not relax with a pampering treatment at the spa and soothe those every day tensions away.

Offering spectacular views, lush surrounds and a range of facilities, this resort is ideal for those wanting a relaxing break in the beautiful land of Kovalam. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Infinity pool
  • Ayurveda wellness spa
  • Panoramic views of the famous Kovalam coastline

Top Tips from our Experts

Harriet

Destination Specialist

Make the most of your time in Kerala by combining a stay here with a stay on the backwaters in a traditional houseboat. It is such a scenic region it really would be a shame to miss its natural beauty. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 183 rooms
  • Minimum check in age
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

The Leela Kovalam

  • Away from it all
  • approx. 40 minutes from Kerala Airport
  • Easy access to the backwaters for a houseboat stay
  • Idyllic setting
  • Stunning landscape
3536 Reviews 80% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2093
  • Very Good 859
  • Average 325
  • Poor 132
  • Terrible 127

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Oct 21, 2018

Super views over beach and Arabian sea

Bishops Cleeve, England, United Kingdom

Recently spent four nights here chilling after doing the Golden Triangle in the North of India. Marvellous place to unwind after all the travelling round the tourist hot spots! The hotel is set in extensive grounds up on a promontory with views over the beach, or if in club rooms, the sea. We were offered an upgrade to club but the rooms and balcony were smaller and we needed an extra bed for our daughter so declined. Bedrooms were clean and spacious with dark wood furniture and floor to ceiling window blinds. The hotel main pool and restaurant are set around the lobby area and very modern in style. For club guests there is another pool together with a cafe/restaurant. On the private beach there were more sun loungers and another restaurant called Tides. Food quality was excellent though mainly Indian in style in the main restaurant. Service was a bit hit or miss, dishes not arriving or at odd times. I also had to show the waiter how to use a corkscrew as he obviously had never used one before, he was turning it the wrong way! Maybe there was a lot of new staff under training? The Tides restaurant food was also very good though the place looked tired and could do with some money spent improving its look. One thing to watch out for were the steps down to the path leading to the beach. One of our party slipped as the steps were being washed with soapy water making them extremely slippery. Hotel management were quick to respond to her fall and very helpful in getting her checked with the on-site doctor (based in the spa) who followed her up daily until we left. Despite the above did we enjoy our stay? Absolutely!! I would definitely recommend and return to watch those stunning views.
Oct 20, 2018

Our Yearly Getaway

We have been fortunate to experience the hospitality at The Leela Raviz. Having been a part of the Loyalty Program -Connossieur Club for the past 5 years, it is our pleasure to share the joy. Tides - the restaurant is and will be our place for food. Chef Pascal went the extra mile to ensure we were well fed. Steward Kilian and floor manager Raj stood out with their concern for clients. Live band with lead singer Sam needs special mention. Thanking you for helping us as a family make memories and hoping to be back next year..
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The Leela Kovalam

Facilities

Divya Spa

The Divya Spa occupies over 8000 square feet on the cliff top. The spas main focus is on Ayurveda treatments with 3 doctors and 20 therapists. The range of treatments are extensive.

Tennis

Sports & Entertainment

Enjoy a range of activities at the resort including, archery, tennis, badminton, table Tennis and billiards.

Fitness Centre

The hotel features a state of the art fitness centre for your convenience.

The Leela Kovalam

Room Types

Garden View Pavillion

Garden View Rooms are located just a short walk from the beach and feature private sun decks opening up to lush, beautifully manicured lawns. Separate from the main block of the resort, these elegant rooms offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation and feature a stocked private bar, Wi-Fi (for a fee) and a list of extras.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
Beach View Superior Room

Beach View Superior

Located on the cliff top, Beach View Rooms allow you to enjoy Arabian Sea views from your private balcony and Kerala decor within your beautiful room. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Club Room

Offering a superior level of comfort and service, the Club Rooms are well equipped with a stocked private bar, plasma TV, DVD and Wi-Fi among a list of extras. Enjoy the stunning views of the Arabian Sea in a relaxing, stylish environment. As part of The Leela Kovalam Club you will have access to 24-hour personal butler service on call, use of the gym and the infinity edge swimming pool.

Club Benefits Include:
Arrival and departure airport transfers by car
Breakfast at Club Cafe with the option of in-room dining
A selection of DVDs on request
Evening high tea at the Living room
Complementary clothes pressing services
Welcome drink on arrival
Complementary use of gym and ocean rim infinity pool

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Club Suite

Club Suites are nearly twice the size of a Club Room and are located just a short walk from the beach. Situatedon a rocky ledge with private sun decks, these suites offer spectacular views over the ocean. All areluxurious and feature contemporary decor and a host of amenities includin a fully equipped private bar, plasma TV and WIFI among other extras.

Club Benefits Include:
Arrival and departure airport transfers by car
Breakfast at Club Cafe with the option of in-room dining
A selection of DVDs on request
Evening high tea at the Living room
Complementary clothes pressing services
Welcome drink on arrival
Complementary use of gym and ocean rim infinity pool

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Leela Kovalam

Food & Drink

Bar

The Bar

Located by the main pool overlooking the main lobby, the bar offers a selection of cocktails, refreshments and light snacks.

Sky Bar

The Skybar

Located a level below the main pool deck, the Sky Bar offers a selection of cocktails, refreshments and light snacks. Restrictions: The Skybar is not operational during Monsoon.

Tides Restaurant

The Tides

Situated by the Arabian Sea, The Tides offers an array of Pan-Asian cuisine and the catch of the day.

Terrace Dining by Poolside

The Terrace

Choose from a range of world cuisine options at this elegant buffet restaurant set between the ocean and the infinity edge swimming pool. Here you can savour Asian, European, Indian and authentic Kerala dishes indoors or outside. Restrictions: The Terrace restaurant will close periodically throughout the day when changing service from breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Café

The Cafe at the Club

Located in the Club block next to the Club pool and exclusive to club guests, here you can dine in a gazebo on the cliff-face overlooking the ocean or within the restaurant amid modern surrounds. Serving a range of continental and Indian cuisine, this restaurant is ideal for a refined meal and serves the exclusive club buffet breakfast from 9-10.30 am.

Board Basis Options