20 Best Hotels & Resort to Stay in Kollam Beach Kerala

20 Best Hotels & Resort to Stay in Kollam Beach Kerala
Last Updated: June 19, 2018

Kerala is a combination of lush green vegetation, golden sandy beaches, shaggy coconut palms, tangled river, tranquil backwater canals, lagoons, and abudance of gold that reflects the prosperity of Kerelan men and women. The enchanting backwaters and the assortment of exotic beaches make Kerala one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India.

Kollam is the south Indian city of Kerala known for its natural beauty embraced with sea, forests, mountains, lakes, backwaters, plains, rivers, tropical crops, and vast green fileds. Once known as ‘Koillam’, and ‘Quilon’, Kollam is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on one side and lakes, lagoons, and forests on the other. It is one of the Malabar Coast’s oldest harbours, which is 74 km northwest of Thiruvananthapuram and 85 km south of Alappuzha and was once the center for International spice and cashew trading.

A lot of local and foreign tourists visit Kollam to enjoy the elegant backwaters of Kerala situated on the edge of Asthamudi Lake and Kollam  beach that gives a mesmerizing view of the Arabian Sea. There are other attractions like the Mahatama Gandhi Park, situated along the beach side, Thangasseri village, Wildlife Santuaries, 144 feet tall light house bult in 1902, ruins of Portuguese and Dutch churches, and forts that enhance the beauty of Kollam.

With its serenic atmosphere, wide range of activities, vivid natural surroundings, and endless number of hotels and resorts, Kollam makes for a perfect family holiday destination in India. It enfolds a wide array of hotels and resorts both standard budget and luxury hotels serving visitors from across the world. The beautifully structured hotels in Kollam are designed keeping in mind the serenity of the place surrounded by lots of trees and plants. It also has endless number of homestay options in and around Kollam, designed with both traditional Kerelan elements and modern themes.

To make sure you have an excellent stay in Kollam and to turn your holiday experience delightful, I am giving you a list of 20 hotels & resorts ranked among the best accommodations in Kollam. Have a look…..

1. Aadithyaa Resorts Lakeside


Spread across a vast land of lush green lawn and covered with rich coconut palms from all sides, the beautiful ‘Aadithyaa Resorts Lakeside’ offers serene surroundings for the guests to rejuvenate. The cosy rooms of this pristine resort can let you enjoy your stay and allow you to reconnect with nature without any interruption. The hotel is designed in a way that it reflects the local essence of Kerala while giving it a traditional look. The activities provided at this enchanting resorts includes bonfire, backwater trips, canoe trips, garden walkway, outdoor dining, barbecue, meditation, and yoga. The hotel serves delicious Kerela food apart from some national and International cuisines.
Hotel Class: Three Star
Rooms: Delux cottage and premium cottage
Facilities: Color TV, bathroom facility and telephone

2. Cambay Palm Lagoon Hotel


Situated on the banks of Lake Ashtamudi, ‘Cambay Palm Lagoon’ is one of the luxurious hotels in Kollam, sprawling across the rich and expansive coconut palm forest of Kollam. The  hotel is designed with rustic touch and local Kerela style apt for corporate and social gatherings. It offers good dining options to the guests and provides various thrilling activities and spa facilities including  fishing, boating, gymming, swimming, message, and body treatment to the guests.
Hotel Class: Four Star
Rooms: Cottages, floating cottage, delux cottage, delux cottage with pool, villa lake view, and houseboats
Facilities: Iron board, color TV, Internet access, mini bar, safe, and telephone

3. Hotel Raj Regency


Looking for an accommodation option somewhere near MC Road (Main Central Road) in Kollam? Well, Hotel Raj Regency is an ideal location for you to stay in Kollam town. Located at a distance of 20 kms from Kollam and 55 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, Hotel Raj Regency reflects the natural beauty of Kerala in the most amazing manner. Enclosed with lush green surroundings and situated next to a number of internationally well known tourist spots of Kerela, the hotel turns out to the most sought-after staying destination in Kollam. The food served here is completely traditional Kerelan food.
Hotel Class: Three Star
Rooms: Delux room, Delux Superior room, and Suite room
Facilities: Air Conditioner, Wifi, Gym, Internet, and TV

4. The Raviz Kollam Resort


How does it feel to be around lush tropical trees, soothing breezes, and tranquil waterways? Well, the pristine atmosphere of the Raviz Kollam Resort gives a unique experience of being surrounded by beautiful natural scenes for a truly memorable stay. From 150-year old villas to luxury suites and delux rooms, the resort has something for everyone. The guests here are allowed to relax their body, mind, and soul while gazing at the sea or the calm Lake waters through its beautifully designed contemporary suites. The Raviz Kollam Resort provides everything from good food to beauty saloon to car service to fun kids area and Jacuzzi to Spa & Ayurvedic Centre to speed boats.
Hotel Class: Five Star
Rooms: Delux rooms- Double, Lake View Heritage, Premium Double, Premium Lake Facing, and Pool Villa

5.  The Quilon Beach- Kollam


Also known as Beach Orchid, this beautiful 5 star luxury hotel is equipped with 95 rooms, each of which offers  panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. For a luxurious stay in Kollam, nothing is better than Beach Orchid as it plays as an ideal host for holidaymakers, including corporates, families, and honermoon couples. The untouched beauty of this lovely resort is one of the first resaons why tourists prefer to stay here. Providing a beautiful viewsof the sea, beach, park, city, greenery harbour and backwaters, the Quilon Beach resort ensures you a comfortable stay. The food at this resort is prepared to give you the most scrumptious taste of different types of cuisines.
Hotel Class: Five Star
Rooms: Delux room, Premium room, Executive room, Royal Suite, and Honeymoon Suite
Facilities: Satellite TV, tea/coffee maker, fruit basket for all suites rooms, 24-hours room dining, doctor on call, mini bar, swimming pool, curio shop, gymnasium, spa & wellness club, and Internet access.

6. The Fragrant Nature Resort Kollam


Ready to spend your hard earn money on an exclusive 4 star resort? Well, the Fragrant Nature Resort, nestled amid the graceful palms and spread over five acres of land, offers ultimate relaxation to the visitors from the hustle and bustle of city life. By staying here tourists can enjoy panoramic views of lush green landscape, waterside, and the serene Mala Lake situated next to the hotel near Paravur. From offering world class facilities to delicious dining, entertainment and leisure activities, Fragrant Nature Resort caters to all your needs in a very efficient manner. Apart from giving its guests excellent luxurious stay, the resort lines up delicious cuisines prepared keeping in mind the taste of the guests.
Hotel Class: Four Star
Rooms: Exclusive Premium Lakeview Villas, Exclusive Premium Lakeview rooms, Elegant Luxury Lakeside rooms, and Majestic Lake facing Honeymoon Cottage
Facilities: Airport pickup, car services, 24-hours room service, bicycle hire, fishing, security, Internet access, baby sitting, and currency exchange

7. Ashtamudi Backwater Retreat, Club Mahindra Holidays, Kollam


Presenting a beautiful view of the lake and the garden from its rooms, the elegant Ashtamudi Backwater Retreat of Club Mahindra Holidays is spread across lush green landscape of Kollam. Well-furnished with air conditioner, tea coffee maker, mini refrigerator, LCD Televisions, and DVD players, the rooms in Ashtamudi Backwater Retreat are spacious, built in aesthetic traditional and eco-friendly manner. The restaurant here provides a marvelous view of Ashtamudi Lake and offers exceptionally tasty dishes, including dishes of fish caught from the lake, and ethnic Kerelan cuisines both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Hotel Class: Traditional
Rooms: Houseboats, Queen’s Cottage, King’s Palace

8. Hotel Kumar Palace


Not keen on spending on luxury 5 star hotels? Here is a hotel with modern architecture that compliments the Kollam skyline majestically. Hotel Kumar Palace is an air-conditioned new leisure hotel with a large lobby to welcome you and spacious rooms that will leave you awestruck. The warm hospitality and topnotch services make Kumar Palace one of the best destinations for both business travelers, who can mix business with pleasure, and casual travelers. One can enjoy the rich surroundings of the hotel, equipped with exquisite Halls, Business Center, 19 rooms, Restaurant, and cafe corner.
Hotel Class: Two Star
Rooms facilities: 24-hours room service, doctor on call, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, direct dialing, and Internet connectivity, and private bar

9. Hotel All Season Backwater Resort


Providing scenic luxury of the enchanting backwaters of Kerala, Hotel All Season Backwater welcomes guests to some of the major gateways of Kollam. Located at a distance of 3 kms from the city, the hotel is easily accessible from the main road and the railway station. It is well-equipped with a health club, swimming pool and an Ayurvedic Centre to entertain guests and help them to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel serves authentic Kerelan dishes along with many International cuisines satisfying the taste buds of many local and foreign tourists.
Hotel Class: Three Star
Hotel Amenities: Air Conditioner rooms, world class restaurant, 24/7 room service, Internet Connectivity, pool, housboat, speedboat & leisure boat cruises

10. Nani Hotels & Resorts


Beautifully designed and constructed amid the lush green surroundings of Kollam, Nani Hotels & Resorts usher guests into a world of opulence and elegance. This plush resort is decorated with original works of the famous artist Shri. Namboothiri and styled with beautiful murals of Shyam Prasad and Saju Thuruthi. Located at Chinnakkada in Kollam, Nani hotels & Resorts is in close vicinity of Sree Puthiyakavu Bhagavathy Temple, Kollam Beach, Ashtamudi Lake, and the famous Kerala Backwaters. The hotel offers a wide range of services fulfilling the need of every guest and serves the most delectable Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Mediterranean dishes.
Hotel Class: Three Star
Rooms: Standard, deluxe and executive rooms
Facilities: Well-furnished airy and spacious rooms, color TV, Internet access, mini bar, refrigerator, safe and telephone.

11. Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel


In order to ensure a comfortable and the most pleasant stay in Kollam, consider staying in Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel, located in a vast expanse of greenery overlooking the Ashtamudi backwater. This 24 room property offers splendid views of the Lake and Kerela backwaters from all the rooms and serves guests with the best of hotel amenities and food, cooked in authentic Kerela style. It is also in close vicinity of the beach in Kollam, which opens chances  to visit Tangasseri lighthouse and Kappil Beach.
Hotel Class: Two Star
Rooms: Deluxe AC room with 24-hours room service, Internet access, and telephone

12. Whispering Waves Houseboat


To experience the beauty of the enchanting backwaters of Kerela, you must take a boat ride in the scintillating waters of Ashtamudi and venture into the lake. One of the leading houseboat owners and authorized operators of Kerala, Whispering Waves Houseboats offers boat rides and backwater tours to plenty of tourists every day. It provides rides on 1 bedroom housboats (especially for honeymooners) and 6 bedroom houseboats for large group of visitors.
Class: Luxury
Rooms: Deluxe houseboats with AC

13. The Royal Regency, Kollam


For those who want to relax in the luxurious and serene ambience of Kollam, the Royal Regency is the best option to stay at. This prestigious luxury hotel located on the National Highway (N.H 47) in Alappuzha district caters to the need of both leisure tourists and business travelers. The hotel is keen on offering a relaxing ambience to the visitors and provides everything from furnished rooms to delicious speciality cuisines, state of the art conference facilities, high standard bar service and many such things. Apart from this, it has two dining areas divided into Silver Spoon Restaurant and Chit Chat coffee shop to satisfy the taste buds of foodies in the hotel.
Hotel Class: Luxury
Rooms: Standard rooms, Deluxe rooms, and Suite rooms
Facilities:  AC convention Center, AC Banquetm, AC Board room, Satellite TV, Safe deposit locker facility, and 24-hours room service

14. Hotel Sudershan, Kollam


Located in the heart of Kollam city, Hotel Sudershan is an ideal spot for people looking for budget holidays in Kerela. Hardly a kilometer away from the main railway station and an hour journey from the Trivandrum International Airport, this hotel enfolds beautiful ambience with 28 cozy and spacious rooms, all air-conditioned. It has everything from an elegant excutive suite to a multi-cuisine restaurant that can ensure a pleasant stay to its guests.
Hotel Class: Economical
Rooms: Deluxe rooms and excutive suite
Facilities: Alfresco Roof Garden Restaurant, safe deposit lockers, Ayurveda treatment, currency exchange, beauty parlour, car rental, florist, boat cruises, and Lantana coffee shop

15. The Aquasserenne Resort Kollam


This three star property is surrounded by a unique ecosystem where water is covering major part of the landscape. Also, the  traditional ethnic architecture and warm gracious service makes Aquasserenne Resort one of the best accommodation options in Kollam. This elegant looking resort is equipped with 28 villas offering unforgetable experinece to the guests visiting here. The resort is built in such a way that it blends both aesthetic and modern amenities, creating an architectural masterpiece reflecting ‘thachushastra’ principal. The resort has Aquafontana restaurant that offers traditional Kerela sadya (ceremonial dinner) served on banana leaf along with many International cuisines
Hotel Class: Three Star
Hotel facilities: Swimming pool, Antique gift shop, safe deposit locker, currency exchange, doctor on call, baby sitting, sunset cruises, Indoor games, outdoor games, and sight-seeing trips

16. Hotel Railview


Another great option for your budget holidays in Kerala is Hotel Railview located very close to the main railway station in Kollam. Many tourists visit this hotel to enjoy a comfortable stay in Kollam while enjoying its serene environment and soothing ambience. The accommodation options here are in plenty and the facilities offered will cater to the need of the tourists.
Hotel Class: Economical
Rooms: AC Deluxe Suite, AC Suite, AC Deluxe, AC Double, Double Deluxe, and Double room
Facilities: Satellite TV, bathroom amenities, doctor on call, mini bar, 24-hours room service, Internet connectivity, car parking, catering services, car rentals, and sight-seeing trips

17. Hotel Nila Palace


Hotel Nila Palace is a beautiful three star deluxe property located in Kollam near Thenmala. It has 19 well-appointed rooms, restaurants and bars offering a unique and vibrant atmosphere to the guests to help them enjoy the serene atmosphere of the place. Silverina, multi-cuisine restaurant and Casuarina, coffee shop are two eating places in Hotel Nila Palace where guests are served Indian, Continental, Chinese, and Kerela delicacies.
Hotel Class: Three Star
Rooms: Guest rooms, royal suite, honeymoon suite, club suite, deluxe rooms, and standard rooms
Facilities: Air-Conditioning, Satellite TV, Bathroom amenities, Iron board, and complimentry breakfast and meals

18. Highland Hotel


Located in the heart of Kollam city, the Highland Hotel is at a walking distance from the main bus and railway stations and approx 6 kms from the airport. It is in close proximity of Government offices, commercial centers and other key attractions of the city. Highland promises excellent services and facilities to the guests and offer scrumptious Keralan dishes apart from some International cuisines.
Hotel Class: Budget hotel
Rooms: Non AC Deluxe, AC ordinary room, AC Deluxe, and AC Executive
Facilities: 24-hour room service, car on rent, city tour arrangement, telephone, Doctor on call, and shopping assistance

19. Ashtamudi Stay


Do you want to see Kerela from a local’s point of view? If yes, then you must stay at a local’s house to experience life in Kollam and know how the people in Kerela stay amidst forests and what they eat. Ashtamudi stay is one such spot where the tourists looking for peace and solitude can stay in villa cottages available here and indulge in wellness programs such as Ayurveda & Yoga. This is an ideal spot for honeymooners and also families who love to explore the history and culture of a new city and its people.
Facilities: Nature walks, cooking, attached bathroom, and cozy and spacious rooms.

20. Ashtamudi Villas


Situated right on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake, the beautiful Ashtamudi Villas offers peaceful and green atmosphere to the guests, looking for tranquality in the lush green  landscape of Kollam, Kerela. Contructed with hollow bricks and with aesthetic interiors, this tradional looking villas are ideal for couples and families. Since it is located right on the bank of Ashtamudi Lake, which is the second biggest lake of Kerela, the surroundings here is very peaceful and lively. It has a private jetty from where tourists can go for canoe boat and house boat rides.
Hotel Class: Economical
Facilities: Naturally cool rooms & huts, hot & cold running water, Internet Connectivity, Fishing excursions, and permission to bring pets Keen on visiting Kollam? The list of top 20 hotels and resorts above can help you plan your stay in the most beautiful town of Kerela in an easy and convenient manner. Select the best place to get accommodation  in Kollam with your family and friends and make it one of the best trip of your life.

Published: 12 Aug, 2014
Priyadarshini Rana


Traveling is one thing that instantly brightens up the spirit of Priyadarshini who was born in the ‘City of dreams’ Mumbai and traveled to coastal cities like Visakapatnam, Kochi, Chennai, and Goa along with her dad who served the Indian Navy. This passionate writer and traveler loves to explore different parts of the country and pen down her experience beautifully. She has a keen interest in fashion and so she makes sure that she explore the style quotient of locals of different cities and nation.

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