Hotel Turtle on the Beach Kovalam

VPI/439, Itdc roadKovalam695527India
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About Hotel Turtle on the Beach Kovalam

Lush tropical gardens with views to Eve’s Beach form the setting for Hotel Turtle on the Beach Kovalam. Here, boutique sophistication blends perfectly with Zen-themed decor and magical Arabian Sea views.

Many of the 59 rooms and suites at Hotel Turtle on the Beach Kovalam have a balcony or patio and enjoy those views to the sea. Additional living and sleeping areas, a kitchenette, and whirlpool bath features are in the upgraded suites.

There is a full-service spa with facilities for yoga, massage, and meditation. Front desk, health club, and room services are available 24/7. Parking and Wi-Fi are free.

Complimentary breakfast choices and later dining requirements are served in the Catamaran Restaurant. Rumours offers a full range of Mediterranean flavours and snacks and drinks are served at Center Point.

The small, but very popular, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium is just a seven-minute drive away. Popular visitor excursions include those to the Poovar Backwaters which are some 18 kilometres from the hotel.


VPI/439, Itdc road, Kovalam, 695527, India
Telephone: +91(471)2514000 | Fax: +91(471)2514001 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Service with a smile

Reviews suggest the front desk personnel go out of their way to assist guests. They are very keen to advise on things to do, places to visit, and local best value restaurants. In the hotel’s own restaurant, guests remark on the waiting staff’s cheerful demeanour.

Breakfast is a winner

There is much appreciation expressed when it comes to the hotel’s catering standards. The feeling among guests is that whilst dinner is good, breakfast is quite exceptional. It is attractively presented with plenty of choices to suit almost every taste imaginable. The inclusion of fresh, local produce is also noted with pleasure.

Spacious rooms with a view

Guests like the spacious nature of the rooms and suites. The appealing nature of the accommodation is enhanced in no small way by the spectacular sea, pool, and garden views.

Negative Reviews

It is a ride to the beach

Sub-consciously, guests say that they had assumed that there is direct access to the beach. This is not the case. There is a free shuttle to get there but the return journey requires investment in a local tuk-tuk. It is very cheap but it is not the same as having the beach on the doorstep.

Not like in the photos

Guests experience some disappointment because some areas of the hotel, especially the rooms, are dated or in need of maintenance. The general feeling is that the hotel’s publicity photographs are over-complimentary and do not reflect the true nature of what is on offer here.

Rating Overview

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8.2 out of 10 based on 904 reviews