We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort

Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort
See the most recent reviews
Showing 168: English reviews
Krems an der Donau, Austria
Reviewed 18 September 2011

I love this quiet place, the very nice and friendly stuff around Shine and Deleep, the warm welcome and the familiar athmosphere, the direct stairs to the beach, the hammocks,.... The rooms and the garden are very clean, the breakfast excellent and if you have any wish or problem - they will try to find a good solution. The last...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LittleOnionUlrike
Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 26 August 2011

After five weeks in India, I found this very nice place to enjoy my last days here. Reception, cleanliness, breakfast and espcially the staff, evrything was perfect. When you need something, Dileep was always ready to help you with the smile. Best choice in Varkala to be relax, enjoy the sun and the private beach.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank elric77
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Hi, This place is just overrated and I chose it only because of the reviews, but that was one of the bad decisions I have ever made. Poor management and harsh staff makes this place as one of the avoidable place to stay. Please try to avoid. Regards, Traveller

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank traveller00741
Bern
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Very nice location situated on the beautiful south cliff of Varkala. We stayed there after we made a round trip of 11 days starting in Chennai in the east. The beach was like a private beach, sometimes we could enjoy it alone. North cliff is about 10mins walk away. Very touristy, lots of restaurants, hotels etc. We were therfore very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bernstark
Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2011

It's all been said by other reviewers. It is a bit pricey by Indian standards, but certainly worth it. The steps at the end of the garden lead to a beach beneath South cliff which is virtually private, and uncrowded. This is in contrast to the main Vakala beach and North cliff, which can be very busy. It's a perfect...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank davetweddle
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2011

We spent 2 weeks at the Varkala Beach Resort. It is the best setting on the quieter south cliff. There are stunning views from the garden and after going to the beach it is nice to come and relax in one of the hammocks in the well kept gardens. We spent a little more and opted for one of the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eyoung123
Paris, France
Reviewed 27 February 2011

Wonderful, peaceful, laid back place located on the south cliff with direct access to a quiet beach, while still within easy access of the North cliff (10-15 minutes walk). Rooms cute and clean with veranda and hammock overlooking the well kept gardens and the sea (great sunset spot at the bottom of the garden on the edge of the cliff)....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank stinaandjm
california
Reviewed 24 February 2011

A bit pricey by Indian standards but worth it. Great setting, spotlessly clean rooms, and a helpful staff.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank aniruddhan
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2011

Great location. Fantastic view of the cliff and sea. Rooms large, clean, comfortable. Situated on south cliff which is really quiet. The beach is like a private beach with no touts, sellers or hassle. We swam despite hearing that the sea is dangerous, lots of other people in the water but for safety didnt go out too far. North cliff...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank eaidoo
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 13 February 2011

I was looking for a safe and gentle introduction to the culture of India as a first-time solo traveler there. While the lights and activity of North Cliff may be attractive to others, I was more interested in gazing at the stars from a hammock. Shine, the owner of the Sea Shore Beach Resort, has created a haven on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dywego

223 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (216)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (70)
Viewed
View from Room (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Other (60)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Varkala hotels
0.4 km away
Varkala Marine Palace
Varkala Marine Palace
#5 of 50 in Varkala
377 reviews
0.4 km away
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
0.3 km away
Hindustan Beach Retreat
Hindustan Beach Retreat
#6 of 50 in Varkala
267 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 km away
Akhil Beach Resort
Akhil Beach Resort
#12 of 50 in Varkala
395 reviews
2.7 km away
Blue Water Beach Resort
Blue Water Beach Resort
#13 of 50 in Varkala
309 reviews
2.6 km away
Palm Tree Heritage
Palm Tree Heritage
#2 of 50 in Varkala
928 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It's a very beautiful piece of paradise. It's a guest house (I couldn't call it something so cold as a resort) that delivers excellent service with a low key spirit of wanting to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are clean, comfortable and the higher-end suites are exceptionally lovely and all for prices that make this the very best value I have almost ever experienced in all my travels. 'taken from guest review'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort

Address: South Cliff | West Janardhana Swamy Temple, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: €53 - €75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Seashore Hotel Varkala
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Gorakhpur, India

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The rooms in the bungalows are luxurious, but the standard rooms are good, too.”
LisaMitra, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are comfortable, clean and convenient for the garden and the beach.”
I4133MApatriciam, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay at this place. Rude owner”
jenifer_amrita, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe double room, first floor.”
AEL1717, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cottages have a fantastic view of the garden and sea.”
Cheekynombre, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
TripAdvisor
* /night
View Deal
Priceline
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates