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Soul & Surf

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South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Soul and Surf is one of the most chilled out, friendly and beautiful places that I’ve ever stayed. My cousin and I stayed for a week in December and had the most amazing time. I was a complete beginner surfer but the teachers were just fab! They made me feel safe out in the water and made the lessons really... More 

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Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soul and Surf was the highlight of my 5 weeks in India and pretty much the most chilled out I've ever been in my life. They owners have an eye for stylish design and every detail has been beautifully curated. Yoga, surfing, al fresco film nights, massage, tuk-tuk day trips and a garden cafe to die for made my stay... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soul & Surf is the most perfect place to stay whilst in Varkala. We could have spent our entire trip living in their gorgeous and relaxed heaven. All the staff are super friendly, helpful and accommodating. The accommodation is colourful and clean. The buildings littered with chic antique furniture and Indian charm. The cakes (especially the brownies) are to die... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Soul & Surf in Varkala and got pretty disappointed. Our room was pretty small,without internet connection, the bathroom had a fake wall separating it from another bathroom and we could hear all the noise coming from that bathroom like if it was in ours.... but the worst happened every night, at around 1 am, when... More 

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1 Thank Louise B
Raffael K, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Dear Louise B, First of all I would like to thank you for your feedback. Even though we try our level best to provide the best experience at Soul & Surf. It is information like this that helps us do our jobs better. Of course sleep is a highly important part of life and not just your holiday and we... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Its like a breath of fresh air when your are used to the intensity of travelling in India. Welcoming, laid back and friendly with a family atmosphere that brings people together weather travelling alone, in a group or staying for a month or for 2 days. Over my time there I met interesting people from around the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only a bigger breakfast and better surf lessions short of 5 stars. Hotel including rooms and service is amazing, great for meeting people and so much much nicer than other options in Varkala. Surf in the area can be good, but I misstakenly took "improver's" lessons which were given on Varkala's main beach. Waves were really closed and are supposedly... More 

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Thank SCarlsson
Raffael K, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Dear SCarlsson, We're really glad that you had a great time at Soul & Surf. We do our best to be as transparent about the waves and conditions on our website but sometimes nature gets the better of us. I think it was just an unlucky coincidence as the waves around March (when you say you had travelled to Kerala)... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent a week surfing, doing yoga and chilling at Soul and Surf Kerala and loved every second! In fact, I extended my stay in Varkala to be able to spend more time at Soul and Surf. Thank you everyone there for making my stay absolutely unforgettable and getting me hooked on both surfing and yoga again. You guys have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have never used Trip Advisor before but felt compelled after an amazing 2 week stay at Soul & Surf. Having never travelled alone before I was nervous but felt instantly welcomed by the lovely family vibe that encapsulates the resort. From the moment you walk in you feel at home. The views are breathtaking and sitting around in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The location and setting is amazing; you can't beat the view of the beach and beautiful garden. It's great that you have surfing and yoga literally on your doorstep. The food and drinks are good value for money and the cleaners do a great job. We paid for 'quite nice rooms' which were basic but did the job. The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My family and I spent twelve days at this brilliant surf & yoga resort over this year's Xmas holidays. Brilliant staff, great food and lovely rooms (we had two of the 'Very Good' ones) all add up to a genuinely cool, laid-back luxury vibe, with everything you could want for a visit to this beautiful part of India. Food, surfing... More 

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