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Excellent 4.7/5.0

198 Ratings from our customers

Excellent 4.7/5.0

No. 3 Hotel for Ayurveda This hotel is the 3 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.

Nikki's Nest

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

  • Wifi for free
  • Swimming pool
  • Seaside
  • Ideal for solo travelers
  • Sustainable hotel
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Ayurvedic Dosha Meals
  • Yoga
  • Cosmetics / Beauty

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Classic Ayurveda

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

$520

Focus

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

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

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

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

5% regular customer bonus 1.11.19-31.3.20, as of your 3rd booking at Nikki's Nest with SpaDreams

For regular customers: backwater boat trip or city tour included 1.4.-31.10.19/1.4.-31.10.20

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, Diabetes, Eczema / Psoriasis, Heart / Vessels / Circulation, High blood pressure, Kidney / Urinary tract, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Nerves, Obesity / Overweight, Respiratory system / Asthma, Skin / Allergies, 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
  • $33 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 south west India, roughly 30 minutes from Trivandrum Airport and near to the well-known Kovalam Beach (ca 9 km). Built on top of a hill directly by the Indian Ocean, Nikki's Nest offers gorgeous views over the picturesque coastline and is wonderfully embedded within the surrounding landscape. A magnificent orchid garden surrounds the grounds and creates a an imtimate atmosphere. The resort exclusively accommodates Ayurveda guests and their companions. Below the resort is a small integrated Hindu temple. Smoking is not permitted.

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.

Doubleroom Economy/ french bed

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.

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D1

Singleroom Cottage

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.

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E1

Doubleroom Cottage/AC

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.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D2

Singleroom Cottage/AC

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

Wifi

Air conditioner

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E2

Doubleroom Kerala House

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

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

Connecting door

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D3

Singleroom Kerala House

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

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

Connecting door

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E3

Doubleroom Standard

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).

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D4

Single Room Standard

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).

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E4

Doubleroom Standard/AC

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).

Wifi

Air conditioner

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D5

Single Room Standard/AC

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).

Wifi

Air conditioner

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E5

Doubleroom The Nest

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.

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D6

Singleroom The Nest

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.

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E6

Doubleroom Chalet

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.

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D7

Singleroom Chalet

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.

Wifi

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E7

Doubleroom Chalet/AC

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.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722D8

Single room Chalet/AC

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.

Wifi

Air conditioner

Balcony or terrace

Room code for telephone bookings: 722E8

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

Outdoor pool, direct access to the beach (please consult the lifeguard before bathing in the sea), library, internet PC, during high season cultural events, dances on request. Souvenir and spice shop, laundry service. Excursions e.g. to the Backwaters, village visits or to temples/palaces are offered in the hotel.

Nikki's for the environment

Sustainability & recycling is are extremely important at Nikki's Nest. In addition to water treatment and rainwater utilisation for the garden and laundry, the concept also includes a biogas plant and the transfer of used Ayurveda oil to local companies for machine greasing. In addition, the resort supports the regular garbage 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. Please request at SpaDreams.

Nearby Airports
Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) : (approx. 19 km / 37 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.

Temple Festival 2019


Please note that during the annual temple festival (in January/February, dates to be announced) noise disturbances are to be expected. In the course of the festival, Nikki's grants a 25% reduction. The dates can be changed on short notice.

Renovation 2019

Please note that the resort is closed for renovation between 25.6. and 15.7.2019.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

  • Hairdresser
  • Entertainment Programme

Customer reviews

Excellent 4.7 / 5.0
99% would recommend
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198 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • SABAH B.
    from France

    ‘Olfactory, sensory, tasty experience... A pleasure!’ Original review

    Very nice stay Staff attentive, caring, qualified Quality care Delicious food show more

    • Hotel in general
      Medium size structure of quality Beautiful complex, pleasant, green Near the airport Beware, a typical temple is in the immediate vicinity which can result in noise nuisances to which not everyone get used to.
    • Service and hospitality
      Perfect
    • Cuisine
      Inventive and creative, balanced, very varied
    • Treatments and programmes
      Perfect

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    • August 2018
    • 4 - 8 days
    • solo
    • 40 to 49 years
  • Amina S.
    from France

    ‘A magnificent stay’ Original review

    everything was fine. The treatment did us a lot of good. We enjoyed the smile and the availability of all the staff. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Very nice, well maintained, clean and quiet place. Too bad the view of the sea overlooks the back of the temple which is not always very clean
    • Service and hospitality
      Professional staff, smiling, responsive and attentive.
    • Cuisine
      Excellent tasty food, creative variety ... We did not get tired of it!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Beautiful spa area. Pool too small and with the sound of a nearby engine which makes the experience not very pleasant
    • Treatments and programmes
      Extraordinary care! My therapist was excellent, kind, dedicated and professional ...

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    • July 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • as a couple
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Matthias B.
    from Germany

    ‘perfect first Ayverda treatment’ Original review

    The treatment was perfect from start to finish. Picking up from the airport in the middle of the night with the immediate availability of my cottage to all the Ayurvedic applications (Anand is the best masseur for me) and the absolutely delicious food ... everything was super perfect! show more

    • Hotel in general
      Super friendly lobby area with Wi-Fi. I had a cottage (without air conditioning) which was simple but perfectly adequate. The garden is absolutely gorgeous and almost every cottage has a hammock. The nearby temple did not bother me personally.
    • Service and hospitality
      Super friendly staff. The entire Ayuverda area, the doctors and the masseurs were absolutely professional and friendly. Problems were immediately addressed (for example, the beds are a little hard and you got a topper on demand). Also the waiters in the restaurant were always very friendly and professional.
    • Cuisine
      What can I say, I was 21 days in the hotel and lost 4 pounds. Still, the food was fantastic. It was extremely varied and I have hardly missed any meat in all 3 weeks. Especially the soups were for me (I love soups) an absolute highlight (mostly reordered)
    • Treatments and programmes
      The entire team (doctors and masseurs) was absolutely professional and endeavored for the well-being of the guest. It was my first Ayuverda experience but definitely not my last one. All my "problems" have been fixed and after the 3 weeks I am completely relaxed and "committed". I can even sleep through the night again. All applications have been successful with me and have helped me to a very beautiful and balanced life.

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    • May 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Heike B.
    from Germany

    ‘Relaxing and an almost spiritual place for me.’ Original review

    An Ayurveda hotel that is simple in the bungalows, top food and treatments with a family atmosphere. Price-performance is also great. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The hotel is located in the tropics, right on the ocean, well maintained with minor architectural flaws that you can overlook when in India. The food is fantastic, the 2 hour massages too.
    • Service and hospitality
      A hotel with a family culture, 90% German guests, many solo travelers, one quickly gets into conversation and can also withdraw, if you need peace.
    • Cuisine
      Breakfast consisting of tropical, ripe fruits that taste wonderful. You can also have Indian breakfast, wheat pancakes and cereal if you want. For lunch and dinner about 8 different vegan vegetable dishes (wonderful aroma), salads and desserts. Everything 5 stars in the sense of health.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The pool is a bit small, but enough to swim and relax for half an hour. The treatment area has several rooms, each with a couch for the different oil applications.
    • Treatments and programmes
      I have been to the Nikkis many times and find the 2 hour treatments to be very beneficial to the body, mind and soul as well as to the skin and muscles. In the ayurvedic sense, the massages do not have to do with well-being as with us but with the discharge of toxins through the skin. The approach is different.

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    • May 2018
    • 9 - 11 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Gudrun B.
    from Germany

    ‘Since 2013, for the 5th time in Nikki's Nest - that's nothing to add’ Original review

    • April 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • solo
    • 60 to 69 years

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