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South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
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Soul & Surf
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

AMAZEB*LLS!!! This place has all the right ingredients you need to take you away from reality. It's just unreal. You wouldn't expect such a place to exist on the edge of this cliff overlooking a stunning seascape. What makes this place special are the people. Be it the guests or the amazing staff there. You meet people from all corners... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow - what an atmospheric place! The building is beautiful, rooms are clean and comfortable and the gardens - the GARDENS! I happily whiled away hours and hours just sat in the shade listening to the sounds of the ocean. Surfing trips were fun and sociable, the breakfasts were HUGE and delicious, and the roof-top yoga was an experience I'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a couple of joyous weeks spent at Soul & Surf and I miss it already. It's properly delightful there. SURFING - I'd never surfed before, but by the end of the first week the teachers had transformed me from a flailing foaming spacker into a super smooth surf god (well, I could wobble along on the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool idea and well done. A nice combination of Sports and relaxation. Awesome location in Varkala, where noone will regret visiting and very human nice people around. Can only recommend the place. Book in advance as they are quite demanded. They opened other places in Sri Lanka that I never visited. Congrats guys for the awesome concept.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in ever so crowded and bustling Varkala. The property is beautifully set on the cliff and there is a steep flight of stairs carved into the cliff which leads down to the beach. Atmosphere relaxing, food and drinks (no alcohol) very good. We went back there for drinks several times

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Soul & Surf has a really well designed offering, with instructed surfing first thing in the morning, followed by breakfast, and yoga in the afternoon as the sun is setting. In between, there is a great cafe (that does the world's best banana cake), with lots of nice areas to relax. It is also well situated to explore Varkala (not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Soul and Surf, although I was travelling alone I never felt like it! All round the staff were super lovely and offered a great service, from surfing, yoga, cafe, massage, reception to cleaners and drivers. My room was lovely, I felt really at home! Soul and Surf isn’t just about finding accommodation in India,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of city living and was looking for some time to recharge the mind and body. I found everything i needed here at soul and surf. The roof-top yoga classes with breath-taking views were challenging but always fun. I cannot sing the praises of the instructor enough. Although they were group classes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I feel like a traitor while thinking what to write in this review. As you will see below it will be a very mixed review. I love this place. This is our second visit to Soul & Surf having stayed two weeks around the same time in 2013 and were hoping that all the issues from our previous visit had... More 

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Edward039, Owner at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Dear Mandy & Steve, Apologies for taking so long to respond to your review, it came at a time, pre-opening, when we were knee deep in our annual rebuilding process after the monsoon so I didn't see the notification. What can I say? This review has sent shock-waves through our whole team and left Sofie and I embarrassed to put... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed for a few days at the Soul & Surf in Varkala, India, and enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was pretty amazing. There is a very quiet beach down the cliff, and the swimming is excellent. The food was ok. Breakfasts were included, but fell short on fruit, which is quite... More 

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Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala

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