Beautiful Resort, Beautiful People
by dbm5066 on
The experience of our stay here was pure bliss. Everything from the airport pickup to airport dropoff was nothing short of perfect. Our driver, Doctor, Therapists, Receptionists, chefs, servers, security guards, housekeeping staff, and each and every person we interacted with greeted us with so much warmth and affection.
The views from our room were also just surreal - highly recommend the beach view villa
Excellent rejuvenating experience! A must visit!
by UCREGE on
In these COVID challenging times, my wife and I were a little apprehensive about travelling to Kerala from Mumbai and more so about our 6N/7D stay at the resort. However, upon arrival at the resort, all our fears were dispelled by excellent arrangements there. Right from the start of booking the resort till we were dropped back at the Trivandrum airport, all was seamlessly arranged with utmost safety and precautions. The resort is located on a small hill right on the Kovalam/Kottukal beach. The best part starts with insistence of the resort management on customers having atleast negative Rapid Antigen Test report upon arrival, which is an excellent safety step not only for the customers but also the resort staff. Mr. Sarath NS from their marketing department was extremely co-operative and responsive to all our requests from the time of first interaction till the end of our stay there. We were picked up from the airport in time and upon our arrival at the resort, we did not ever get a feeling that the world is facing such torrid time outside. Such was this tranquil and relaxing feeling inside the resort. We were welcomed with aarti, garlands and tender coconut water. The moment you enter the resort, you get refreshing, rejuvenating and tranquil vibes straightaway. Mr. Jishnu at the reception was always available and very receptive to our needs. The Ayurvedic consultation was very good, the therapies were prescribed as per our needs and the therapists Mr. Reji Verghese, Mr. Saji, Mr. Anish and Ms. Ajitha were simply superb and seasoned in carrying out their therapy assignments. Since we had not gone there with any ailments or for special treatments, we were provided with food of our choice. At the restaurant, Mr. Bobby and Mr. Arkesh were simply customer friendly, ever ready to serve and make you food-happy. Only once we ventured out of the resort to visit Kanyakumari and all arrangements were provided by the resort in a very smooth manner. We stayed in a deluxe cottage which was quite spacious and equipped with all amenities therein. These cottages are also provided with inside sitting patios and on one side, they open to open air balconies facing the sea. The cottages have spacious bathrooms, had constant hot and cold water, air conditioning, sufficient lighting, comfortable double bed, kettle, herbal tea provisions, a small safety locker and plenty of drinking water. Our each day started with yoga sessions (optional) conducted by seasoned 74 year old, very soft spoken and very flexible guru - Mr. James. Post refreshing yoga session and after breakfast everyday, the doctors would have consultations with us followed by 2-hour massage therapy. At the end of the therapy sessions, we were provided with tender coconut water to quench our thirst and refresh us. The beach is directly and easily accessible from the resort itself and we went for long walks every evening there. Safety for individual travelers is not an issue at all - be it a male or female and one never feels insecure inside the resort or about the staff there. Before Covid times, all resorts in Kovalam which offer ayurvedic treatments used to be full with foreign tourist and rates used to be very high. But currently, in absence of these foreigners, this is the right time for Indian travelers to book your stay at this resort since very rock bottom rates are offered online/offline. Upon return to Mumbai and after testing negative for RTPCR, we want to state that one must visit this resort atleast once to experience their hospitality and for having rejuvenating and relaxing time there. If we have to point out any drawbacks during our stay there, then it would be a weak Wi-Fi connection and absence of TV (possibly intentional) in the room. Based on our excellent experience, we would rate 5 on 5 for this resort! Keep up the excellent work guys! You will see us soon on repeat trips!
Paradise for body and soul
by V4685PJgloriac on
Absolutely the best choice for combining health of body with balance of your spirit and soul.
Wonderful medical care, high quality therapies, excellent food and inspiring yoga classes, all in the tropical vegetation of Kerala facing the Indian Ocean , with amazing wide sandy beach , for daily promenades. Kindness everywhere , in every corner .Truly a paradise.
by DandJK on
We booked a week at Somatheeram and stayed in one of the
cottages.There was No hot tap at the sink only cold water.
Hot water ran out half way through the first shower
The overhead shower just dribbled so you had to hold the handset
Couldnt get the oil off from the massages with cold water
We were told its a standard cottage be warned hot water is not available in a standard cottage
The electricity cut out every 7 mins and refired up causing a pinging tone that wakes you up
Chanting from early morning could be heard from our cottage
After the consultation I was expecting to see a whole programme of proposed treatments and massages, but I was just told to show up at 9:00 am with little option to change the timing
I requested to speak to a manager and was told they would be there at 10:30. They didnt show up. Then we were told they would come at 11:00 to our cottage. They didnt, we ordered a taxi which came and took us somewhere else. I left my telephone number and requested someone in authority call me. They didnt.
In any resort or hotel surely hot water is a fundamental requirement
We only stayed the one night.
We have given them every opportunity to resolve this but they have decided to just keep our money.
First time at Somatheeram
by culturalcuriosity on
It is with great respect and appreciation I applaud everything about the environment at Somatheeram. As a 60 year old woman traveling alone, I always felt safe. The quality of care from the Doctors is beyond measure. There are no words that can describe the impact and value of the treatments from the Ayurveda therapists. In 28 days I lost 6 kilograms and many inches around my body. The Somatheeram grounds are beautiful and made nature part of my healing process. The waves were constantly soothing. The food is flavorful and appealing to eat for a person who was not a vegetarian before my arrival. The variety of activities and demonstrations made my stay interesting and engaging. The yoga and meditation classes shifted my energy and I became more peaceful, patient, yet invigorated. All the people who work at Somatheeram tending to the plants or keeping bathrooms or guest rooms clean have the most beautiful smiles and are unconditionally kind and helpful. This is an oasis that brought change to my life in caring and joyful ways, that are beyond my imagination.