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Maadathil Cottages

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Odayam Beach, Manthara Temple Road | Edava, Varkala 695311, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here based on reviews from Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. The staff were all really helpful and even came to find us when the tuk tuk driver couldn't find the hotel! The bungalows themselves are spacious and clean with a lovely balcony for relaxing. They are also well spaced out so plenty of room between you and your... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay with us. It is most appreciated. Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay . . your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a glorious week in a beautiful clean cottage on the ocean. The beach in front was lovely and felt as though it was just for us. Hearing the fisherman every morning was an added bonus and we even joined them one day to pull in the catch! The staff were friendly and helpful...can't say enough really. We hope... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear lisa f. Thank you for the awesome review, and I appreciate that you took the time to review our hotel. . I was pleased to read that you and your partner enjoyed your stay with us . . Thank you for also commenting on your experience with the fisherman and it's really feel happy to know that it was... More 

Emsworth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run by a family who are driven by a desire to succeed and therefore to please combined with eternal optimism ! The location is superb (the sound of crashing waves,amazing sunsets, fishermen pulling in nets a hundred metres from your door,coconuts brought to your veranda after you've watched an ace Palm tree climber get them, egrets and a Mongoose come... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Barbara M, Thank you so much for sharing your experience here . . It's really feel happy that you got a comfortable stay with us . . We are really sorry about alcohol, because in Kerala recently lot of restrictions were passed by the Government, So we don't allowed to serve it . . Thanks again for staying with... More 

Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent more then month in this place and have only nice memories from our staying at Maadathil. Fine kitchen adds more pluses to perfect location and comfort of cottages. Special thanks to Ganesh and Aji :) Aleksei & Yuliya

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Aleksei & Yuliya, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review about your stay at Maadathil Cottages and for the compliments on our hotel's amenities and staff and glad you loved it ! . . We appreciated the compliments on the hotel, its location, the rooms, the staff and the service extended by our team members.... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy beach cottages on Odayam Beach. Very peaceful and restful. Wide open garden with hammock and wooden day beds around. The cottages were very clean and basic with a porch out in front . Beach towels are provided if needed. A short walk to a small strip of beach in the front but most people would walk a bit further... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing us and for posting extremely kind and extensive review! ! It is a pleasure for us to read that you liked the location of our resort, staff, service and the property itself. Our team work daily to provide a friendly and personal service . . We all hope to have the pleasure... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for the last bit of our honeymoon and are so glad we did. The property is beautiful, well-maintained, and in an ideal location to relax and feel at peace. We loved that it was far enough removed from the North Cliff of Varkala to enjoy solitude and almost private beaches! The cottage was great... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Calla G, Thank you for taking the time to write an opinion about our hotel and service. We do appreciate your nice comments regarding the calmness of our location . . We are happy that you appreciate the services performed in our hotel . .We are trying to do our best to maintain high level of our service. Once... More 

Rishikesh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled onto Maadathil cottages at the last minute and booked based on the high reviews. What a find... I'd say trust the other reviewers! The brother manager/owners are great, creating a unique, very customer-focused appeal. The setting is lovely and quiet, the mood tranquil, the cottages clean and spacious. I don't know it compares pricewise to the nearby options,... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts about your stay with us. It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback about our hotel and the service we provide. It is very important for us that our guests feel comfortable and taken care of. We are glad that we... More 

Delhi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had gone thru the earlier reviews to select this place. The reviews were excellent and i can say that from the day i booked this hotel. I booked it thru the hotel manager Muhajir and he gave a prompt reply for booking. He arranged vehicle for us to pick up from station to cottage. This place is little far... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us and for posting extremely kind and extensive review! We do appreciate your nice comments regarding our location, staff service and our little hotel itself . . We are really happy to learn that our services meet your expectations. . On the behalf of the entire Maadathil team, we would like to thank you... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a family run business (three handsome brothers and their once) who do the outmost to ensure that their customers have a great stay. It is a quiet place - not for the party animals and is booze free (you can have a drink on your premises). The cottages are charming and super clean. You are facing the beach... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your stay and the awesome review left just after your stay . . We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Maadathil Cottages. . It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback from our guests . . It's really feel happy that you feel comfortable with all our facilities, staff,service and our little... More 

Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and very peaceful. Lovely grounds and rooms - even the non-AC rooms are fine. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast included. Small and clean private beach with morning fishermen. Far enough from the mosque to not be disturbed by morning call to prayers. OTOH, a LONG walk to the shops and restaurants of Varkala north cliff (count... More 

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Muhajir M, General Manager at Maadathil Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the stay with us to TripAdvisor users . .It's really appreciated . . It's our pleasure to know that you liked the rooms and the service of our staff . . Once again thank you so much for all the positive comments. . Looking forward to meet... More 

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