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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

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Direct access to a clean beach and in my honest opinion this is the biggest plus of this property.
Lush lawns and the view from the rooms.
Sprawling property with free parking and OKayish internet which is provided only if you ask.

Rooms are good size with a decent sized bathroom.

An open shower next to the swimming pool to ensure that you clean yourself before entering the pool from your bath in the sea.

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Everyone is bound with time. It feels everyone from the staff to swimming pool instructor to guards are all looking towards the clock just as mentioned in the duty book and those timings are sacrosanct.

Food in the restaurant is very bad. I asked for a roti and the guy presented us a "kachhi and moti" tandoori roti which was inedible.

Towels in bathroom are typical smelly ones with only 2 kept for the day. So you have to dry them everytime you go out into the sea and the swimming pool.And if you are with family members please carry your own towels.

Breakfast spread was just about OK.
No change room next to the swimming pool, I mean you need to virtually walk half wet from the pool to room, which is not so enticing.

I think this hotel is not harnessing all the good points it has. In the worst case scenario - If you can have food outside, you can survive here two days next to the beach which is super convenient.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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HotelsamudraKTDC, General Manager at Hotel Samudra KTDC, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel samudra,KTDC and sparing your precious time for your valuable feed back. We have noted your concerns and will do the needful to rectify the same. The pool attendant provides separate towels at swimming pool. Additional towels are provided at room on request. We look forward to hosting your stay once again to serve you better. Regards, Biji Anand, GM

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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We visited Samudra KTDC in Oct-18, with two families and 3 children.
We had our doubts about this property being a government one and that came true.
The best part about the hotel is its location, it has access to the Samudra beach which is like having a private beach. I would rate this as probably the best location comparing to other 5 star resorts located nearby. The gardens are nicely maintained and offers awesome views of sea & sunset. The pool is quite large but the tiles looks very old and give a slightly dirty look.
Rooms are spacious and clean, but the furniture badly needs repairing. In our room the two lights were not working, drawer handles were missing. Bathroom was also very average.
Breakfast was very limited in choice & service disappointing. The food from restaurant was also quite expensive & very poor in taste (as per typical North Indians taste).
Overall seems an excellent opportunity for great resort wasted as the location is amazing but the rooms and service is a big let down.

Room tip: Please ask for room in new building, old building rooms are not in good shape
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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HotelsamudraKTDC, General Manager at Hotel Samudra KTDC, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel samudra,KTDC and sparing your precious time for your valuable feed back. We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the services extended by us. We have noted your concerns and necessary action has been initiated to rectify the same. We look forward to hosting your stay once again. Regards, Biji Anand, GM

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Reviewed 18 October 2018

I was not sure about this property because its run by State Government undertaking and so earlier on 2 occasions i just ignored. But this time when i booked thro Kerala Tourism dept, i accepted hesitantly but i was surprised and felt so happy after staying there and experiencing everything from the location of the property, the sea view from the spacious room, beautiful and well maintained lawn, the Pool, Cleanness and of course the courteous staff.We really enjoyed the wide spread breakfast. I regretted for not staying for more no of days but decided to come back again and recommend to my friends about this wonderful property.and much better than a 5 star hotel nearby.

Date of stay: September 2018
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HotelsamudraKTDC, General Manager at Hotel Samudra KTDC, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel samudra,KTDC and sparing your precious time for your valuable feed back. We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the services extended by us. We look forward to hosting your stay once again. Regards, Biji Anand, GM

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The plus point of KTDC is its amazing view. It is on Samudra beach and all other beaches(Kovalam and Lighthouse) were walking distance from here. The beach is relatively quiet. The rooms were big and clean. Since it is very near to beach you will see damping in walls.
You need nylon swim pants for using the pool. The house keeping mentioned that it is of 500 INR which I agreed but they informed that they are out of stock and hence I couldn't use the pool.
The breakfast served was good. The staff was very nice and everybody greets you with smile. The room refrigerator didn't work which when asked got replaced quickly.
There were few other non functional things like keytags, bulbs but they can be ignored since the view and maintained rocky garden compensates for everything. My family was very happy staying over here. Highly recommended for family visitors.

Date of stay: October 2018
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HotelsamudraKTDC, General Manager at Hotel Samudra KTDC, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel samudra,KTDC and sparing your precious time for your valuable feed back. We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the services extended by us. We have noted your concerns and necessary action has been initiated to rectify the same. We look forward to hosting your stay once again. Regards, Biji Anand, GM

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The hotel property is too beautiful and serene ..the beach connected to property just gives a private beach feel and has beds on rental basis !! The gardens and pool of the property is very clean and sun set from the garden is just breathtaking !! Wish to come back here very soon!!

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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HotelsamudraKTDC, General Manager at Hotel Samudra KTDC, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel samudra,KTDC and sparing your precious time for your valuable feed back. We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us. We look forward to hosting your stay once again. Regards, Biji Anand, GM

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