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Bamboo Village

North Cliff, Varkala | Thiruvambadi( near black beach), Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #32 of 73 Varkala B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014
alicetq Pondicherry, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Didn't actually stay there, but had a rather weird experience on the phone. We were quoted prices very different from what I gathered from Tripadvisor (cheapest option 800! with the monsoon season raging?!), so I asked a Malayalam-speaking person to call and ask again. They were told half the price I was told. Enough said I think....

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Pondicherry, India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The hotel is very well located, on the cliff and right near the stairs to get down to the beach. I went there at the end of the season, so there was not a lot of personnel around, but enough to satisfy your requests (it took some time, though). It is composed by a dozen of bungalows with sea view... More

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Port au Prince
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I stayed three nights and had a really nice time. Friendly staff and nice view. I can really recommend this place. Its wonderful to spend tne afternoon in the hammock reading a book and looking to the sea. Its also a nice walk to both the msin beach and the black beach.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Really helpful staff, they helped us with renting a scooter and moved us to another room when ours was overwhelmed by ants. It's in a really good location right on the cliff. It could however have been cleaned a little better.

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Charleston, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Bamboo Village created a safe and friendly environment for me and many others. I even met some life long travel friends here as well, and that is priceless. The staff is always there to help and are kind, funny, and GENUINE people. Occasionally, if sitting with them at the right time, they would offer you their daily chai, they took... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The place was located just on the cliff from where you can see the sea, beautiful location with enough peace of mind.. Both golden beach and black beach are at walkable (5-10 min) distance.. Rooms can be maintained little better.. On a whole ' a good value for money' you spend..

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The stay was fine, but we were misled by the picture shown on the web site we booked through. We were under the impression that we were booking a hut because of the picture of a hut beside it accompanied by the words “Standard sea view”. It would have been clearer if it said “Standard sea view room”. However it... More

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Aachen, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nice and perfectly located hotel directly on the north cliff consisting of some rooms and some huts. Kind and helpfull stuff - good people. Room was clean and nice with a little terrace in front. Both beaches are 5 min walk away. Only the phrase "seafacing" is a little misleading for the rooms, as because of the palms, huts, and... More

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Burlington, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I stayed at Bamboo Village for four days in December 2013, in one of the small huts. The rooms are adequate, though the bathrooms are murky. The best feature is the front porch, where one can sit and admire the nicely tended garden. BV is located toward the north end of Varkala Cliff, which is a clutch of identical tourist... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Booked online at agoda which gets you a better price than if you book through the hotel itself. Once they have identified that you are foreign the price will increase. We arrived with the internet booking and the owner pushed us to upgrade to a more expensive room. We hadn't even put our bags down yet and his manner was... More

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Address: North Cliff, Varkala | Thiruvambadi( near black beach), Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bamboo Village Hotel Varkala
Bamboo Village Varkala, Kerala

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Set along the North Cliff of Varkala, the Bamboo Village offers a serene environment with stunning views and a relaxing atmosphere.Close to the beaches, restaurants and shops, the Bamboo Village has fourteen spacious bungalows and rooms with attached bathrooms, all at an affordable price.Each bungalow has it's own porch where you can watch the sunset or just relax with your book whiling away the day under the coconut trees.Other amentities include: free wifi, bus/train/tour ticket bookings, ayurvedic massage bookings, laundry. ... more   less 
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