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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I found this hotel by accident whilst staying at a near by hotel and made it our mission to spend our next visit to Kerala at Molly's retreat. This is the very very best hotel I have stayed in. As I am a well travelled person and stayed in the area several times, I would highly recommend... More 

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Molly's is an oasis in a hectic part of Kerala. Once inside the garden you cannot help but relax. Helpful friendly staff, great food and very comfortable rooms add up to the perfect retreat. Heather and Darma are often available to advise on any aspect of Kovalam life, arrange trips for first timers or provide an excellent venue for a... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stayed here in February 2016 for the first time.Had eaten in the restaurant before. Really enjoyed our stay room was cleaned every day and the staff were very helpful.On our third day we booked for 2017. Would recommend Mollys to anyone.

1 Thank miles365
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Molly's is the best small hotel I have ever stayed in; not only in India, but anywhere in the world. The swimming pool is total luxury and kept impeccably clean each day as is the entire hotel area - bedrooms, pool area and reading area, garden and restaurant. This hotel must be rated 'excellent' on aesthetics and decor, comfort and... More 

2 Thank meatjie
York, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had 8 days here Jan/Feb. You always felt comfortable here , staff very friendly. There was a religious festival on when we visited which made things more interesting - even if it sometimes started at 5am Breakfast was lovely. Because we prefer to eat alfresco by the sea we didn't eat here on an evening but it seemed to be... More 

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soton uk
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97 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

we stayed here for nine nights over xmas and had a great stay.The rooms are excellent value,spacious and clean. When you arrive you do not really check in,one of the staff just lets you point to your name in the book and takes you to your room,you initially think this is not right but after being there a couple of... More 

1 Thank sotbow
Boston, MA, USA
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a lovely small hotel....rooms are very clean.....balconies with fans overlooking the pool are large with decent furniture.....breakfast is as small or as large as you like....everything is cooked from scratch....pool is clean and food in dining room is delicious....the owner, Heather, is always there to help and staff is warm and friendly...short walk to other hotels, restaurants and... More 

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Once again a fantastic month of just lazing by the pool, the service and the food outstanding. Thanks to Heather and Dharma see you next year. It is good to meet up with all the regular visitors every year.

1 Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Just got back from Mouldys retreat i man Mollys. Positives food was lovely and very friendly staff. Pool was nice but did need a clean around edges. Rooms were spacious but, our aircon never worked right resulting in a damp smell, broken sleep and mould growing on cases clothes and bags ( see pics). But, apparently this was our fault... More 

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East Sussex
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

We have just returned home after a 3 week stay in Kerala, travelling through out the region. Our first stop for 6 nights was Mollys Retreat, it by far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were spacious, clean and well equipped. The staff were all very helpful when ever we asked. The other clients were a joy and a source of... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Molly's Retreat

Address: GV Raja Road, Samudra Beach,, Kovalam 695527, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kovalam
Price Range: $59 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Molly`s Retreat Hotel Kovalam
Molly's Retreat Kovalam, Kerala
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“Four rooms on ground level with four rooms on first floor via steps”
 of 5 bubbles miles365, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms so all perfect, but two cottages behind the hotel looked gorgeous too.”
 of 5 bubbles meatjie, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be just fine as they all overlook the inviting pool”
 of 5 bubbles 673kamalk, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All eight rooms are fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles kneepads, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Beach side room”
 of 5 bubbles narendraz, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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