we stayed in kovalam for 2 days. its very near to the sea, there is one shortcut and another way through the main road, however we took the main road. hotel staffs are very cooperative. we had some cooling issues with the ac of the 1st room that had been provided to us, they immediately changed our rooms. view of the lawn from the balcony is simply superb. the food was mouth watering...authentic kerala food is what u call it. the manager of the restaurant was very good... gave us discounts and helped us selecting our food. overall a pleasant stay.