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New Ideal Panchakarma Centre

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent 14 super days , with detox, massage, yoga and just being. Thanks to our lovely family ( staff) there.. they made it all possible. So sweet , hardworking and service minded No to forget the food.. outstanding food , even on the days we were fasting Be safe H

If you like it personal, kind, relaxed and not a too luxury style, you Will find this place very good. We had 2 wonderfull and destressing weeks together with treatments, nice yogaclasses of different styles, tasty food, other friendly guests and a very servicemindet staff. ❤️ Thank you 🙏🏽

..that will heal you, I couldn't be any closer to the truth when I say we exchange energies and nothing impacts you as closely as the people you interact with. What was supposed to be a solo trip for me turned into a family trip literally overnight and I was a bit skeptical about the logistics, but Sunu was very understanding and accommodating from the get go. Each and every single person in this centre will treat you like a family member and it is as if every single person is a vivid character from a book by Ruskin Bond. Each with his or her own characteristics. From Shamir and Sunu the managers of the property who will greet you with a warm and welcoming smile and get you sorted within minutes. Sunu is a bit shy, but he is as warm as Shamir. The quiet tea boy Mani who will always overfeed you, first with food and then with his quiet charm. Arun, the all rounder who will talk to you and make you feel as if you guys go way back as friends. The very knowledgeable and understanding Dr. Sibi. They actually have an on-board doctor whose only purpose is to ensure your health. I had the pleasure of having Ajith and Ajeesh as my masseurs, who wont talk much, (not because they cant, but because they are shy.) They will get straight to the task and you can tell the sheer years of experience from the deftness of their hands. You will often find Mr. Christudas sitting in an unassuming plain white shirt and dhoti on a simple plastic chair, smiling at you. Please dont mistake him to be security. He practically owns that place and is a living embodiment of simplicity.

This is my second stay and it was even better than two years ago. I stayed for December and returned for four days in January after touring for two weeks. The food is great, as usual and the chef is happy to accomodate any request. My masseur, Kavida was fanatastic again. All my aches and pains were pounded, scrubbed and massaged away. I saw a man who had had a stroke come back from three persons help him move to being able to move on his own. Treatments really do work! The hotel has a lovely pool enclosed in a quite courtyard for simple relaxation. The beach is ten mins walk or by taxi to Samundra, yes, yes with no hassle sunbathing and great food. Will I go back ABSOLUTELY!!

I had the pleasure to stay at the Ideal Ayurvedic Resort during the last month of August and I really loved it. I also changed my flight departure date in order to extended my stay here. The staff was wonderful: Sunu, his father, chef Binu, Shamir the manager, my therapist Cavita, Sibi the doctor, Jinu the driver, Vishnu the yoga teacher, and really.. everybody working here touched my heart! Unfortunately I cannot remember all the names. At the Ideal Ayurvedic Resort you feel like being home, it's a big international family also thanks to the wonderful guests who find in this Resort the place to spend their holidays and ayurvedic retreats. I did a full medical check up, made daily treatments and massages, took daily yoga lessons and also made a lot of trips in the surroundings which were perfectly organized by the staff. My room was spectacular, very clean and amusing. The pool is beautiful. The restaurant was great! I enjoyed the food a lot! I will definitely come back in December.

We were looking for a holiday in Kerala coupled with Aurveda treatment & were lucky to choose this one - its a nice cozy family run resort located right on Chowara beach - 20km south of Trivandrum,offers genuine Ayurveda treatment at affordable price, personalised care & excellent food - no frills but cooked with care & warmth..had a great holiday for 8 days. It has a nice swimming pool -it was under renovation, would have enhanced our expirience..

Well run and presented hotel at Chowara, several kilometres from Kovalam. While a key focus of "New Ideal" is it's Ayurvedic treatments it is also a good accomodation option for people like me who are just looking for a good, reasonably priced place close to a nice stretch of beach. I found the Manager, Shamer, to be excellent. He takes a very keen interest in his guests comfort and requirements and this attitude then tends to flow down to other staff members at the resort. Top marks for service throughout my 11 day stay. In some regards I found they went "over and above." Breakfast, which is included, also gets top marks. You could have as much as you liked and I found the quality good. Food quality overall is good although, on some occasions, they did not have my preferred dish or beverage. Free Wifi available throughout the resort with good connectivity. There is a lovely stretch of beach about 10 minutes walk from the resort. Very clean in the "tourist section" (Northern end) but somewhat grubby at the fishing village Southern end. Easy enough to avoid this by keeping to the Northern end. Chowara is quieter than Kovalam. Far fewer restuarant options outside the resort but there are plenty of craft, clothing etc shops and money changers lining the walk to the beach. All in all I had a very enjoyable stay and would return if I were either looking for Ayurvedic treatment or, more likely, just a chilled week at the beach.

My husband and I visited this Ayurvedic resort, because it had been highly recommended by a Canadian friend who benefiited greatly from her treatment. The whole atmosphere is one of peace and calm, set in the tall swaying palm trees with the most beautiful, quiet beach, just 10 minutes away. There were many European guests staying here, who all looked relaxed after their treatments. My husband had a detailed consultation with the doctor, who was very generous with his time and advice. Shamer, the manager, could not have been more polite and helpful. We each had almost 3 hours of the most amazing treatments and a wonderful massage with specific herbal oils to meet our individual needs. We are already planning our return visit for a full week's stay!

we have been staying for 2 weeks in this very basic but complete resort. ratio between quality and price perfect for european standard. quality of treatment outstanding. quality for food perfect for the detoxing. athmosphere friendly and cosy. all keen to assist in any desire (yoga/music) and always smiling. doctor professional and empathic. swimming pool clean and attactive. everythig clean and well kept. Having said this, we have felt great harmony and lived a really fantastic holiday. we miss all the team, Sunu, Vineesh, Kavita, Shani and all the others. the region is worth to visit not only for the ayurveda treatments. we hope to come back soon.

Rude staff welcomed us to the dreadful "New Ideal", didn't offer us anything, even a smile after our long 4hr journey and was quickly ushered into our room, which smelt of damp/wee... To avoid the smell we went down to the pool which was also filthy and hadn't been cleaned. The place was like a ghost town with me only seeing two other guests our whole stay. No surprise the hotel is grubby, unfriendly and spoilt what could have been a great time in Kovalam. To top it all off the nearest beach is a ten minute walk away and it's a deserted wasteland...Kovalam is 9km away, please safe yourself the hassle and go elsewhere!

Chowara Beach Village, Via Balaramapura Chowara Kerala

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

New Ideal Panchakarma Centre places you within a 15-minute drive of Vizhinjam Beach and Kovalam Beach. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Also close to this Chowara hotel are Chowara Beach and Lighthouse Beach.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


The 30 rooms have an array of amenities, including balconies, free newspapers, and ceiling fans. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at New Ideal Panchakarma Centre enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a free grocery shopping service, a library, and express check-in.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 21 reviews