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Excellent 4.7/5.0

259 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

£486

£413

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. -31.3.24/25 from the 3rd repetition with Fit.
  • For regular customers backwater boat trip or city tour included 1.4. -31.10.23/24
  • 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 12: 2 nights free
  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 13: 1 night 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
98% would recommend
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259 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Anonymous Guest

    ‘A wonderful vacation during which I met many interesting people, a real enrichment.’ Original review (automatically translated)

    • February 2024
    • Longer than 23 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Nadine M.
    from Luxembourg

    ‘a dream vacation’ Original review (automatically translated)

    I felt very comfortable, many expectations were exceeded, a place of longing show more

    • Hotel in general
      The hotel is situated in a tropical garden with a view of the sea. The only disturbing thing is the road that leads through the middle of the complex to a temple. The temple is being enlarged and therefore more and more visitors will use this road. I find it regrettable that this is not mentioned at all in the hotel description
    • Service and hospitality
      The whole team is friendly and attentive and deals with questions and requests quickly and easily.
    • Cuisine
      I have rarely eaten so well in a hotel. I looked forward to the meals every day, which were tasty and healthy at the same time
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      I was there at a time when the hotel was fully booked. Some things were done as if on a conveyor belt, such as the daily visits to the doctor, there was little time for personal matters. I think if you go away from the main season, it would certainly be more relaxed.
    • Treatments and programmes
      The treatments were excellent and very professional. I would have liked an occasional lecture on Ayurveda or similar topics in the evening

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    • January 2024
    • 9 - 11 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Anja S.
    from Germany

    ‘Super recovered!’ Original review (automatically translated)

    We had a very nice time at this resort. Simple, beautiful accommodation, super tasty vegetarian buffet, great massage therapists, fantastic view of the sea, extremely attentive, very friendly staff. Some people might find it critical: the temple next door is very busy and therefore there is a certain amount of noise from pilgrims and access to the sea near the temple's sanitary facilities, then over flat rocks. Neither was a problem for us! show more

    • Hotel in general
      Everything very clean, daily thorough cleaning of the rooms, very well-kept complex
    • Service and hospitality
      Incredibly attentive and caring staff
    • Cuisine
      Exceptionally delicious buffet, a dream!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Nice pool, little frequented
    • Treatments and programmes
      Doctor permanently available, great, experienced massage therapists

    show less

    • January 2024
    • 4 - 8 days
    • as a couple
  • Jürgen Huxol H.
    from Germany

    ‘It was our 4th stay at Nikki's Nest and we were as satisfied as ever.’ Original review (automatically translated)

    Good Treatmans show more

    • Hotel in general
      Excellent for Ajurveda treatments
    • Cuisine
      Very good selection and good taste

    show less

    • January 2024
    • Longer than 23 days
    • as a couple
  • Yvonne S.
    from Switzerland

    ‘Quite good’ Original review (automatically translated)

    Super fine food, good treatments, good yoga. Lucky with many good solo travelers. Road divides the resort. Much too loud due to traffic noise. Yes, I feel relaxed. show more

    • Hotel in general
      I was lucky with my room, which was a bit away from the noisy street. Cleanliness was okay. Beach very close. Too bad WiFi was limited to the lobby.
    • Service and hospitality
      Everything was done according to the rules, sometimes you could feel the lack of motivation.
    • Cuisine
      Top
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Some of the deckchairs were in need of renovation. Good treatments

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    • December 2023
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 60 to 69 years

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