The Leela Kovalam

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 beautiful setting for a tropical holiday experience. 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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 3969 Reviews
Traditional houseboat

Hotel highlights

  • Infinity pool
  • Ayurveda wellness spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 183 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 40 minutes from Kerala Airport
  • Minimum age: 21
  • 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

Hotel Location

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
3969 Reviews 80% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2422
  • Very Good 921
  • Average 342
  • Poor 142
  • Terrible 143

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Aug 17, 2019

A must place to stay if you are in Kovalam

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As part of an annual get-together I stayed in this property with my family for a night in one of their beach facing room which was really an amazing stay. The property is located in an isolated place with at most privacy and once you are in, you will feel it. The property is well maintained with all facilities that you may want to. A dedicated beech is available for the hotel guest with some good play area and if you have kids, they will take care of them. The food was awesome and special comments to the Chef Mr. Sanjay. His attention to detail and taking feedback from every individual guest is really appreciable. Me and my wife did visit the spa which is again a must try if you are here. Excellent staff and they do really know what they are into. Affordable rates and moreover the treatment that you get its worth it. I did organize a lunch party the next day for my friends and family which was handled in a very efficient way and I was truly amazed by the care that has been given to make that a big success. Now one hero I do have to mention is Mr. Aji Padmanabhan Club Manager who had made possible all that he could do to make our stay as well as our get together to a big success, is beyond any words. A truly dedicated staff who was always available at every point explaining more in detail about the property and its facilities. I did also had, the privilege to visit the Kovalam Palace the exclusive ultra-luxury property which is truly magnificent, located within the hotel. Special thanks to Aji once again for arranging a visit to that property. Hope to stay there once, pretty soon. And thank you for that wonderful cake at the end of the party. Overall the service exceeded our expectations at every point and each one of them is completely dedicated to it.
Aug 16, 2019

Stay at Leela raviz kovalam

We had an amazing stay at Leela Kovalam. The hospitality of the staff was commendable. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and we enjoyed every moment of it. Not to forget Rekha Nair, the Guest Relationship Manager made sure that we are comfortable and feel at home at Leela Raviz. I would recommend staying at Leela only whenever you are visiting to Kovalam.
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The Leela Kovalam

Facilities

Fitness Centre

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

Sports & Entertainment

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

Weddings

This exotic resort offers weddings. Please call for details.

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.

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 Bedroom

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

Double or Twin Club

Double or Twin Garden View

Double or Twin

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

Half Board

Breakfast and Dinner are included in the Half Board package.