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Excellent 4.7/5.0

225 Ratings from our customers

Excellent 4.7/5.0

No. 1 Hotel for Ayurveda This hotel is the 1 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

£474

£403

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

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.

Balcony or terrace

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.

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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.

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

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.

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

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).

Balcony or terrace

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).

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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.

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

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.

Balcony or terrace

Fridge

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.

Balcony or terrace

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.

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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

Balcony or terrace

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 / 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.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

  • Seaside
  • Hairdresser
  • Entertainment programme

Customer Reviews

Excellent 4.7 / 5.0
99% would recommend
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225 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Diana K.
    from USA

    ‘Decent Ayurveda in a tired setting’ Original review

    Resort needs a facelift. Two people I know had rooms with roof leaks and one person got rained on in their treatment room. Really loud temple with lots of tuck-tucks and horns. Noise starts at 5:30 am and goes pretty much all day. No beach close by for walking or swimming. You can hike to one decent beach in front of a different resort, but evidently not uncommon for people to break arms, legs or just get hurt because of the slippery rocks getting there. There was also an intermittent sewage smell for rooms near front wall of the resort as sewage overflows there, especially when it rains. This was my 10th visit to India and of the 7 places I’ve stayed, this was by far the least nice place I’ve been. Speaking with some, they love this place for the easily accessible shopping and lots of nearby sites. I will say staff was helpful and the chef was a rock star. Also met great fellow travelers with whom I will remain in touch. show more

    • Hotel in general
      A very basic 1-2-star place in terrible need of maintenance. Treatment rooms are also very basic - no altars, candles or incense. Also, synchronized 2-person massage is done with only one person.
    • Service and hospitality
      Chef was so accommodating to dietary restrictions, which I really appreciated. He was an absolute delight. Front staff were totally unhelpful when I asked if a room change was possible. I paid for an “ocean view” and instead got a nasty mold covered wall as my scenery. They absolutely refused any change. A week later, I contacted SpaDreams for help and suddenly a room became available. Unfortunately, that room was near the front and reeked of sewage smell. Ultimately decided an ugly wall was preferable to such a putrid smell. Doctors and others were very kind and helpful.
    • Cuisine
      Again, a great chef who went out of his was to accommodate dietary restrictions!
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Pool was nice and deck very inviting. But treatment rooms were stark - dark and basic, no altar, no candles or incense
    • Treatments and programmes
      Most places do 2-person synchronized massage as well as other 2-person treatments. Here, massage is done by one person, so it goes for about an hour and 10 minutes, making the remaining 2 treatments really short. For example, oil bath treatment ended up being 18-20 minutes as a result.

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    • December 2022
    • 17 - 23 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • eimear C.
    from Ireland

    ‘Pure bliss’ Original review

    Fantastic holiday ! Alexis was so helpful and lovely and guided me on room choice and location . Alexis organised my transfers and facilitated a change I had to make .Very happy to have booked my trip with spa dreams . Thank you Alexis show more

    • Hotel in general
      Nikkis Nest is the most wonderful place to go for the full Ayurvedic and Yoga experience . I was greeted at the airport by a member of the team and it was a 30 minute drive to paradise. My room was perfect , spotlessly clean and was cleaned every day during my stay . I had a sun lounger on my terrace and a hammock to chill out in and take in the beautiful sea view . The food was amazing , chef Raj has created the most tasty diverse menu and each meal was a treat. The treatments .. just wow , every treatment was pure bliss and I had the same lovely therapist for my entire stay which I think is brilliant. The yoga floor is nestled amongst the trees with the most beautiful sea view . The yoga teachers are superb and the practice is just wonderful . There are 3 classes on offer in the morning and one in the evening in addition to two daily mediation classes . Definitely the best yoga setting I've ever experienced . The beach is stunning , and reached by steps down from the main restaurant .There are sun loungers and umbrellas and the lifeguards are always there. There is also a gorgeous pool up on a roof terrace with loungers and umbrellas. . The staff are just wonderful , kind and thoughtful . The lovely Nikki and her mum Maria own and run this family business, and their dedication and care make it a 5 star experience Expect to feel fully rejuvenated !! I cannot wait to return .

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    • June 2019
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
  • 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

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