Kerala's largest beachside resort, the Leela Kempinski is spread over 44 acres of lush land, dramatically perched on a rock-face between two sweeping beaches. This luxurious resort has a total of 185 rooms and suites in three seperate wings. All rooms are well equipped with modern faciltieis including sattelitte television and internet access. Several bars and restaurtants provide excellent places to eat out, while the library, lounge, spa and pool provide place to relax. As well as easy access to Kovalam beach, the hotel can arrange visits to nearby places of interest, including the Kerala backwaters and the vibrant multi-cultural city of Trivandrum.
Open: The Leela Kovalam is open all year.
Location: The Leela Kovalam enjoys a cliff top setting looking out over the sea at Kovalam. The hotel is set in some 44 acres of grounds. It is about 30 minutes from Trivandrum airport.
Rooms: There are 183 rooms including garden view, beach view and club rooms as well as 9 suites. Rooms have LCD TV, minibar, tea and coffee maker, safe and high speed internet access (pay locally). All have en-suite bathrooms. Garden view rooms are located near the beach, beach view rooms are in the main block and the other rooms are in The Club, an exclusive section of the hotel in the sea view wing. There is 24 hour room service for all room types.
Activities: The hotel can arrange a number of excursions, sightseeing tours and day picnics. Guests can relax by the pool or on the private beach. Guests have access to a range of sports and activities including tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, cycling and jogging.
Facilities: There are 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Cuisine offered includes Asian, European, Indian and Keralan in indoor and outdoor settings. There is a guest living room. The spa specialises in Ayurvedic treatments. The hotel has 2 infinity pools overlooking the sea, a private beach, a gym and a yoga centre. Sports offered include tennis, badminton, archery and table tennis. Additional facilities include a beauty salon, childrenâ€™s activity centre, giftshop and a currency exchange. Guests staying at The Club have exclusive access to extra facilities including a sundeck lounge, a separate pool, library with free internet access, gym, the Club Spa and full butler service.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is high speed internet access in guest rooms and public areas (pay locally, free for Club guests in the library).