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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Stayed over Christmas for 3 nights as a group of 8. The rooms are basic but very clean - bed with mosquito net and small table plus bathroom with cold shower [warm water not needed in this part of the world]. The rooms are hot even with the ceiling fan but I had acclimatised by Day 3. I really enjoyed the hammocks on the verandah outside - it's the coolest place to be!
Saji is a lovely lady, all smiles and she was helpful with whatever we asked of her. When the time came to leave she arranged a close friend to take us in his taxi, which provided comfort when we got lost in the dark countryside - we knew that we would be taken care of!
The resort has no facilities but it is in the thick of Varkala where you are spoilt for choice with cafes, shops, travel agents, spas, beach access etc. It is a 2 minute walk to the beach access - 80 slightly rickety steps to the beach - which, unfortunately, means that you cannot access the beach after dark, but the sand is clean and there is a lifeguard station keeping an eye on swimmers.
At 8 am and 4 pm each day there is a 1 1/2 hr yoga class on the resort roof. The 8 am one finishes just before the sun reaches the rooftop over the tops of the tall palm trees.
All over India there appear to be stray dogs and Varkala is no exception. They can be an unwanted presence on the beach by day and at night the barking is a nuisance. During the nights that I was there my ear-plugs proved to be invaluable so make sure that you have a pair with you.
Excellent value compared to other Varkala accommodation.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2015
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Room Tip: Prenez la chambre vue sur l'océan du 2e etage a droite
  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2015
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Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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