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The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam

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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.

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all
  • 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
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
3622 Reviews 80% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2165
  • Very Good 868
  • Average 327
  • Poor 133
  • Terrible 129

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Dec 11, 2018

Great hotel and excellent service!

Binyamina, Israel

We stayed at the Leela for 4 nights after 10 days of a family trip in both northern and southern parts of India. When checking in we got 2 rooms that we weren't happy with since they weren't connected rooms (and we are 5 people), weren't updated and had a bad sense of humidity, at the same moment we arrived I went back to the reception and the nice supervisor was super responsive and provided the best service, understood our needs and upgraded us to a suite at 'The Club' which is a newer part of the hotel and has separate facilities. This was a WOW room that fits us all ( a couple with 3 kids), and from that moment we were so happy and started our last part of our yearly family vacation. Food was nice, spa was excellent, pool was very cool and the hotel staff were amazing. A great way to finish our vacation 😀
Dec 11, 2018

A luxurious vacation

I visited the Leela kovalam property with my wife and another couple, the stay was incredibly relaxing. The property is located on a hill with a view of the sea. The services by the staff were laudable and a special mention of the Guest relationship manager, MRS Rekha Nair who helped us return my wife’s forgotten wallet to Bangalore safely, and also helped celebrate our brother in law’s anniversary. The vacation was one to remember and the Leela is top in my list of very hospitable resorts and hotels.
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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.