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Excellent 4.7/5.0

248 Ratings from our customers

Excellent 4.7/5.0

No. 2 Hotel for Ayurveda This hotel is the 2 most popular choice for our hotels for Ayurveda. The popularity depends on how often a hotel is called, requested and booked via this website. No. 1 Hotel in India This hotel is the 1 most popular choice for our hotels in India. The popularity depends on how often a hotel is called, requested and booked via this website. Ideal for Solo Travelers. This destination is especially suitable for solo travelers. More than 70% of our guests have traveled here alone.

Nikki's Nest Comfort

Family Ayurveda Resort directly on the Indian Ocean

Idyllic, family-run Ayurveda resort not far from the beach and with its own Herbal Beauty Clinic. The ideal place for a traditional Ayurveda treatment with authentic care in a dreamlike environment.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • Seaside
  • Ideal for solo travelers
  • Sustainable hotel
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Ayurvedic dosha meals
  • 24h Ayurveda doctor
  • Yoga

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Classic Ayurveda

from 7 nights, double room, Full board

£493

£419

Focus

  • Panchakarma (cleansing) (from 2 weeks)
  • Rejuvenation

For the Panchakarma programme it is recommended to stay at least 3 weeks, even better 4 weeks.

  • Ayurvedic full board (3 vegetarian meals per day)
  • Ayurvedic teas and (warm) water
  • Initial consultation with determination of the dosha type, creation of the individual treatment plan, follow up and final consultation
  • Ayurvedic treatments (daily approx. 2 hrs) e.g. full body herbal oil massage combined with a head massage, partly synchronic, Panchakarma (ayurvedic cleansing with specially made herbal juices), Shirodhara oil on the forehead
  • Ayurvedic medicine and remedies as prescribed by doctor
  • Yoga and meditation (mon-sat)
  • Usage of outdoor pool and wifi
  • Transfers to/from Trivandrum Airport (upon prior notice)

Not suitable for those with acute inflammation, malignant growths, contagious diseases and tuberculosis.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

5% regular customer bonus 1.11.20/21 -31.3.21/22, as of your 3rd booking at Nikki's Nest with SpaDreams

For regular customers: backwater boat trip or city tour included 1.4.-31.10.20/21

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, Diabetes, Heart / Circulatory system, High blood pressure, Kidney / Urinary tract, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Neurology, Psoriasis / Eczema, Respiratory system / Asthma, Skin / Allergies, Slimming & weight loss, Stress / Exhaustion

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 13: 1 night free
  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 12: 2 nights free
  • £25 Special Discount per room, once per stay

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 722P1

Personalise your stay

Nikki's Nest in Detail

Your Hotel

☀ Nikki's Nest is located in the southwest of India, about 30 minutes drive from the airport, directly on the Indian Ocean, on a hill with a fantastic view of the picturesque coast, near the famous beach Kovalam (about 9 km). The idyllic resort is lovingly embedded in the existing vegetation and accommodates exclusively Ayurveda guests and their accompanying persons. A tropical garden with magnificent orchids surrounds the resort and creates a private and calming atmosphere. Below and framed by Nikki's nest lies a small Hindu temple. Smoking is not allowed on the grounds. In 2021 Nikki's Nest celebrates its 25th anniversary! 

How You Reside

47 traditional Kerala-style apartments with shower/WC, telephone, terrace, some with sea view and/or air conditioning are spread over 14 cottages, 22 partly detached chalets, 8 spacious standard in 2 buildings (near the restaurant and Ayurveda centre) as well as 2 traditional wooden houses (Kerala House) near the sea and the former manor house The Nest (with 2 bathrooms) near the pool. The cottages are mostly terraced above the bay. Disabled rooms on request. WiFi in the room and in the public areas.

Cottage DBL

Cottages designed in traditional Kerala style (each with 2 living units), mostly terraced above the bathing bay, with shower / WC, telephone, WiFi and terrace with sea view.

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D1

Cottage SGL

The Cottages, built in the traditional Kerala style (each with 2 housing units), terraced above the bay offer shower/WC, telephone, air-conditioning, WiFi, and terrace with sea view.

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E1

Cottage/AC DBL

Cottages designed in traditional Kerala style (each with 2 living units), mostly terraced above the bathing bay, with shower / WC, telephone, WiFi and terrace with sea view.

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D2

Cottage/AC SGL

Single room Classic (approx. 30 sqm) with balcony, Sat.-TV, hairdryer, bathrobe, telephone, air-conditioning, WiFi, and terrace with sea view.

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E2

Kerala House DBL

Wooden house close to sea in traditional Kerala style with shower/WC, fridge, telephone, WiFi, and terrace with sea view.

Connecting door

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D3

Kerala House SGL

Wooden house near the sea in traditional Kerala style, with shower/WC, fridge, telephone, WiFi, and terrace with sea view.

Connecting door

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E3

Standard DBL

Spacious standard rooms close to the restaurant and the Ayurveda Centre, made in traditional Kerala-style, with shower/WC, telephone, WiFi and terrace (not private).

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D4

Standard SGL

Spacious standard rooms close to the restaurant and the Ayurveda Centre, made in traditional Kerala-style, with shower/WC, telephone, air-conditioninig, WiFi, and terrace (not private).

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E4

Standard/AC DBL

Spacious standard rooms close to the restaurant and the Ayurveda Centre, made in traditional Kerala-style, with shower/WC, telephone, air-conditioninig, WiFi, and terrace (not private).

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D5

Standard/AC SGL

Spacious standard rooms close to the restaurant and the Ayurveda Centre, made in traditional Kerala-style, with shower/WC, telephone, air-conditioninig, WiFi, and terrace (not private).

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E5

The Nest DBL

Former mansion in the traditional Kerala style, on the highest point of the resort, with combined living and sleeping area, 2 bathrooms / shower / WC, telephone, refrigerator, WiFi, and terrace with sea view.

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D6

The Nest SGL

Exclusive wooden house in traditional Kerala style, on highest point of the resort with spectacular view, with combined bedroom and living room, 2 bathrooms/shower/WC, fridge, WiFi, and terrace with sea view.

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E6

Chalet DBL

The Chalets, built in the traditional Kerala style, partly freestanding, offer shower, telephone, WiFi, and terrace with sea view and access to the bay with sandy beach.

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D7

Chalet SGL

The Chalets, built in the traditional Kerala style, some freestanding, offer shower/WC, telephone, WiFi, and terrace with sea view and access to the bay with sandy beach.

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E7

Chalet/AC DBL

The Chalets, built in the traditional Kerala style, some freestanding, offer shower/WC, telephone, air-conditioning, WiFi, and terrace with sea view and access to the bay with sandy beach.

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D8

Chalet/AC SGL

The Chalets, built in the traditional Kerala style, some freestanding, offer shower/WC, telephone, air-conditioning, WiFi, and terrace with sea view and access to the bay with sandy beach.

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E8

Mini/AC SGL

Close to the Ayurveda Center, small single room (approx. 13 sqm) with shower/WC, telephone, air conditioning, WiFi, terrace and shared garden. 

Air conditioner

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E9

Food & Drinks

2 restaurants, Hibiscus and Orchid, with vegetarian and Indian cuisine. Ayurveda guests receive specially made dishes for their dosha type from the buffet. Lactose and gluten free options available on request. A communal table for single travellers is available on request.

Ayurveda Centre

A qualified team of experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists perform authentic Ayurveda treatments in 17 treatment rooms. The Ayurveda Center was awarded the Green Leaf Award by the Kerala government in 2003. Nikki's places particular importance on ensuring that not only the Ayurveda treatments, but also the environment are kept traditional and sustainable. The oils and powders used for the treatments in the sister resort Duke's Forest Lodge (approx. 50 km, approx. 1.5 hours, see below) are produced in-house under the supervision of the Ayurveda physician (the transfer is included in the combination stay of the resorts, e.g. also to visit the plantation). The Ayurveda Center is located in the upper part of the complex and can be reached via steps or slight ascents, depending on the residential area.  Yoga pavilion with sea view for yoga with meditation (daily in the morning except Sundays). Additional yoga classes on request, for a fee. Herbal Beauty Clinic with hairdresser.

Leisure

2019 renovated outdoor pool, direct access to the beach (please consult the lifeguard before bathing on the beach), library, internet PC, during high season cultural and dance events on request. Souvenir and spice shop, laundry service. Small shops in the near surroundings. Excursions e.g. to the backwaters, village visits or to temples/palaces are offered at the hotel.

Nikki's for the environment

Sustainability & Recycling are written in capital letters in Nikki's Nest. Besides water treatment and rainwater usage for garden and laundry, a biogas plant and the transfer of used Ayurveda oil to local companies for machine greasing are also part of the concept. The resort also supports regular waste collection on streets and beaches as well as animal welfare.

Getting There

Return Transfer: TRV included with Ayurveda treatment, with accompanying person an additional €29. FIT 722T1 Please request at SpaDreams.

Nearby Airports
Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) : (approx. 19 km / 32 minutes)

"Best Ayurveda Resort"

Winner of the Fit Health & Wellness Award

In addition to equipment and service quality, the health offers, many years of experience, professional competence and innovative ideas were also evaluated.

Late Check-Out

Late departures are also possible including a room to change and freshen (included). Lunch is charged at approx. € 12, dinner at approx. € 16, payable locally. 

Jungle Experience

After your Ayurveda treatment in Nikki's Nest, spend a few days in a dreamlike rainforest atmosphere in the Duke's Forest Lodge (approx. 62 km away). Continuation of the Ayurveda programme is possible. Price per person per night/FB/programme in double room from €53, transfer included.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

  • Leisure program
  • Direct beach location

Customer Reviews

Excellent 4.7 / 5.0
99% would recommend
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248 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Vera H.
    from Germany

    ‘All around satisfied’ Original review (automatically translated)

    I spent a wonderful time in Nikki's Nest, feel very recovered after more than 3 weeks stay. The food at the buffet was really delicious, the therapies helpful and I felt comfortable in the cottage. Thank you, I will be back!!! show more

    • Hotel in general
      Due to the Shiva temple nearby and the habit of the Indians to honk, it was quite noisy especially at the Onam festival. I was very happy with my cottage without air conditioning!
    • Service and hospitality
      Very friendly staff.
    • Cuisine
      The food was excellent, varied, highly recommended!!!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Good therapies and treatments, beautiful view of the more by the pool.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Very knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of the individual.

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    • August 2023
    • Longer than 23 days
    • solo
    • 40 to 49 years
  • Anonymous Guest

    ‘very relaxing, good treatments, great food and relax in tropical paradise’ Original review (automatically translated)

    • August 2023
    • 17 - 23 days
    • with friends
  • Katharina S.

    ‘Depths relaxed and incredibly happy and fulfilled arrived back home.’ Original review (automatically translated)

    The surroundings of Nikki's Nest are incredibly beautiful. The gardens, the huts where you live, the animals that roam in the garden, the palm trees, bushes and flowers are a feast for the eyes. The medical team is very attentive and proactive. The therapists are very professional. The management always listens and goes out of their way to help everyone. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The lobby and reception are very lovingly decorated. The cleanliness is on European standard. The rooms have rustic furniture, which fits well with the cottages. The surrounding area is dominated by a temple, which I personally found more enriching than disturbing. In the nähehren surroundings you can find tailors and nice stores, also within walking distance.
    • Service and hospitality
      Always dedicated and friendly. The staff is incredibly helpful.
    • Cuisine
      The food was a highlight for me personally. Enough choice, but not wasteful. Taste excellent and varied.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Everything was always clean. I could relax wonderfully during my treatments.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Individual therapy plan for each person. I was able to recover very well and achieved my goal of having more energy and going back home full of strength.

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    • August 2023
    • Longer than 23 days
    • solo
  • Sabine F.

    ‘What I had imagined’ Original review (automatically translated)

    I found the offer of Ayurveda and the whole concept, including very good food and charming resort very good. I have not recovered so much, because I could never sleep well. I slept much better on a self-organized trip with an overnight stay. The temple, which started every morning at 5:30 with loud tinkling and music, was also not helpful, but that's just part of India. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Charming, with small blemishes and still renovating, but I thought it was great. Staff and care super. Surroundings - the temple in the immediate vicinity, very much hustle and bustle.
    • Service and hospitality
      Everything was great, the medical department including the therapists, the gardeners, the cleaners, security, reception (most), very competent. However, our passport was swapped and we stood with the wrong one at the airport, which was critical and first no one was available, but then still sufficient response.
    • Cuisine
      Master chefs!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The pool was the first 5 days because of heavy rain not in focus, but then a good alternative, because on the beach we were not allowed 14 days. The beach is perhaps the shortcoming in the resort, because meinst closed off because of danger.
    • Treatments and programmes
      it doesn't get any better than this!

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    • July 2023
    • 17 - 23 days
    • as a couple
    • 60 to 69 years
  • Andrej W.
    from Germany

    ‘Relaxing and exciting trip with very friendly people’ Original review (automatically translated)

    Dreamlike, paradisiacal place with excellent Ayurveda and Yoga offers. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Beautiful, very well maintained resort with tasteful chalets, restaurant, library and much more
    • Service and hospitality
      Unusual natural friendliness of the staff, from service, gardeners, security, kitchen to yoga instructors, masseurs and doctors.
    • Cuisine
      Very varied, versatile and high quality. Tastefully prepared
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Beautiful pool with highly chlorinated water. Wild beach cove not far from the real Indian hustle and bustle we found enriching
    • Treatments and programmes
      Exceptionally generous and (material) intensive treatments that are very effective and impactful

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    • July 2023
    • 17 - 23 days
    • as a couple
    • 60 to 69 years

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