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Maadathil Cottages

Odayam Beach, Manthara Temple Road, Varkala 695311, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maadathil was the perfect place to stay for a getaway beach vacation. It is a lovely relaxing place a bit away from the main drag. They are right next to a more secluded beach but very easy walking distance to the main beaches, shops, and restaurants. We stayed in one of the cottages. They each have a lovely porch that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just spent 8 days at Maadathil and would highly recommend it. It is spotless and very comfortable - the best bed I have slept on in India - with lovely clean bed linen and mosquito net (which wasn't really needed as there were no mosquitos, even at sunset and dawn). The cottage was cleaned every day. The staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked here based on the number one spot on trip advisor. When we arrived in Varkala by bus the auto rickshaw took us to palm beach hotel and said that this was as far as he could come. He also tried to persuade us that odayam beach was far away from everything, a dangerous area at night and that north... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in the Maadathil Cottages and we loved it. After the more "busy" cliff this place is a real chill-out expercience... tucked about 30 meters behind the ocean shore next to a lotus pond, quiet, serene, very friendly with a kitchen that serves about anything you might fancy in very good quality. The brothers who run this... More

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Gorno-Altaysk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It`s amazing place. Everything was fantastic. Cozy lodges, warm and beautiful ocean, friendly and careful personnel. I had a rest in the hotel 10 days and I didn't regret that chose this hotel. Thanks to all personnel of hotel for care. I hope I will return to the hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is nice, in a nice place close to the sea, with nice people welcoming us. This said, it is absolutly overhyped and overpriced. I would not give it a "Certificate of Excellence" because in my opinion everything must be almost perfect to get one, and it is not the case here. It is NOT a beach hotel because... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We initially booked intending to stay only 2 nights- and ended up staying 4. The cottages are just above the beach, and you can watch the fishermen fishing each morning. The beach is beautiful- the sea can be a bit choppy, but great fun jumping in the waves. The private veranda on the cottage is a perfect place to sit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We spent a long time trying to figure out where to stay in Varkala, and we were so glad we chose this place! Where you stay in Varkala really matters as the vibe is very different depending where you are. Focusing on the sea front there are 4 key areas - firstly the south cliffs, beautiful, secluded cliffs with amazing... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I am not easy to please, but Maadathil cottages really are exceptional. We stayed for 3 nights, but I would quite happily have stayed for longer. The location for me was great. At the far end of Oodayam beach, it was peaceful and relaxed, and the lovely 20min walk to the cliff of Verkala was a pleasure not a chore.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

On a walk up the coastline from the touristy cliffside area, we found the Maadaathil Cottages tucked in a shady spot past a small fishing "village". The Cottages property is shady and comfortable with many palm trees and hammocks, and also has a small isolated bit of coastline for swimming. We found the staff very charming and so we decided... More

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Also Known As:
Maadathil Cottages Varkala, Kerala
Address: Odayam Beach, Manthara Temple Road, Varkala 695311, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 42 Specialty lodging in Varkala
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maadathil Cottages are a collection of 4 traditional Keralan style bungalows (built 2011) on Odayam beach. Each cottage includes one large double bed (with mosquito net), en-suite bathroom with shower and hot water, a verandah overlooking the palm trees and sea where you can enjoy our home cooked breakfasts and fresh seafood dinners caught straight from the beach. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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