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Clafouti Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Near Papanasam Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #24 of 36 hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed in Clafouti in Dec'13 with my mum and was really touched by the hospitality and friendliness of the manager and all local staff. The restaurant is undoubtfully the best on Varkala beach - after trying a couple of other places we firmly decided to dine the remaining nights in it! The auverdic center "Amruthasanjeevani" is owned and run... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

During my stay at Odayam Beach in Varkala I found a tiny little beauty salon, which is run by Lakshmi. She does all treatments (Facial, Waxing,Theading, Pedicure, Manicure, Mehndi & Ayurvedic massages) herself, because she wants to provide the best quality for all her customers. I am a big fan of massages, but this was by far the best massage... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Definitely not worth the money and would not be my first choice of a resort; however we arrived in Varkala with no staying arrangements and this hotel was so conveniently located (great great location- right on the cliff) The walkway leading to the cottages and buildings is really nice too. However the room was so basic (really not worth the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed here after staying a little further back from the beach for another two nights prior to this. We paid similar in the pest place and expected somewhere on the cliff front to be much more expensive. It was not and really good value for money. Close to restaurants and shops but also peaceful. All in all would recommend.

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Eastham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Comfort, Nice Hotel for any body can go and stay,i can recommended to my friends and family. It was pleasant and I have myself extended for another night. The Duty Manager (Mr VISHNU) was very helpful with my extension.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at Clafouti just last week (early January) in a basic sea view room. We were extremely disappointed and ended up moving the next day to Kerala Bamboo House, a beautiful place along the cliff for a cheaper price. At Clafouti we booked a basic room in the main building, not a free standing bungalow. We were happy not... More

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Bernburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights, it was marvellous, the staff was extremely helpful, and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. The food in the Restaurant was very good, and athough we love indian food, we also tried the western style food they offered and were very pleased with what we got. Ihighly recomment Clafouti beach resort.

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Delhi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I went to Clafouti in the last week of December, 2013 with some friends. The place is overpriced considering the quality of the rooms provided. The rooms given to us were strictly average with no view to boast about. The spa was the most disappointing. The management of the spa was thoroughly unprofessional and quite discourteous. They kept us waiting... More

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New Delhi, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very bad service ! Washroom door couldnot be looked from inside! Water leakage in the washroom and the manager says "its his problem, not the customer's problem" room dimly lit and no body to change the difused bulb!! Construction work noise and pathetic service! No one in the hotel to look address customer requests after 10 pm except the security... More

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you are looking for a place with a location overlooking the ocean, with the staff that will do absolutely everything to try to help and serve their visitors and with the famous restaurant right next door; then, this is it. Their ayurvedic treatments are wonderful and the staff is very knowledgable and experienced about the services they offer. Mainly,... More

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Additional Information about Clafouti Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Clafouti Beach Hotel
Clafouti Beach Hotel Varkala
Clafouti Beach Resort Varkala, Kerala
Address: Near Papanasam Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clafouti Beach Resort 3*
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