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South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
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Soul & Surf
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent three nights at Soul & Surf at the end of our trip to India. Booking was easy and staff helped us arrange transport from the airport to their door. The property is perched on the cliff with private access to a very quiet, beautiful beach (mind the waves- they can be pretty powerful!). We booked a room without... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all the staff and fellow guests for making our time at Soul and Surf so very happy. Despite not being aimed at families (understandably!), the guys at Soul and Surf sourced a cot for my 20 month old daughter, helped me find a swimming tub for the garden and kindly accommodated a strong-willed little... More

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, thanks to everybody! We stayed here 2 weeks with a friend and everything was perfect, the surf, the you, the people! Great pizza and bbq nights as well, just loved chilling and looking at the horizon from the cliff ;-) Will be back for sure! Some pics here on my travel blog http://yogapero.jimdo.com/2014/03/25/surfing-in-kerala/

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hotel is a little pricey for the area, but well worth it, especially if you want to get out and surf.it is clean, and the food is fantastic. These guys built the surf community in Varkala, and they have created something very special. My hats off to Ed and Sofie.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This has to be one of my favourite places i have ever stayed. From breakfast on the first day i felt completely at home here and never wanted to leave. This place has the perfect set up, a huge satisfying breakfast after the early morning surf , a stunning cliff top location looking out over the sea, yoga on the... More

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I would like to add that you are just as welcome at Soul & Surf as a non-guest. We were staying in a house along the road and the Cafe and gardens are open to 'walk-ins'. The staff are really friendly and although a non-guest, both Raff (Hotel Manager) and Sunil (Assistant Manager) were helpful, interesting and interested. Lovely people.... More

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one week in February. Great location ! The morning surf trips are very well run and make it easy to plan your day. Its nice to be able to get some waves without having to go solo on indian transport. Jasper, Oli and Fred where the best surf guides. One thing that stood out to me was the housekeeping.... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I spent a week at Soul & Surf and absolutely loved it. The staff (especially Sunil & Raffael) were really helpful, yoga class with Fern was lovely in the morning and hard enough in the evening to feel you had done some "work". Learning to surf was AMAZING - thanks to Jasper, Luke and Oli. I liked the position of... More

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

Hi Rachel B, Thanks so much for your review. It means a lot to us to hear that our guests have had such a great time with us. I'd also like to thank you for your suggestions. Sometimes it's hard for us to receive inputs directly from guests but with suggestions such as yours we can make sure that we... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were very excited to discover Soul & Surf online as it seemingly offered exactly what we were looking for: a place to retreat into surfing and yoga, whilst meeting interesting and like-minded people. And we were not disappointed, rather it exceeded our expectations. The owners have placed an exceptional level of detail to all aspects of the stay offered... More

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Milano Marittima, Italy
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

we had such an amazing time in S&S!!!! starting from the location: on the top of a cliff...of an empty and amazing red sandy beach. just a few minute from busy varkala, but without being touristical. the activities: surf every morning in amazing "river temple" (we had once lesson in northcliff....but was not the same!!), yoga on the roof top,... More

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

Hey giacomodf, We're so glad you had such a great time at Soul & Surf and reviews like this one are precisely what keep us going and inspire us to do what we do! I'll make sure to let everyone in the staff know about your kind words! More

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Additional Information about Soul & Surf

Also Known As:
Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala
Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Specialty lodging in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Join us at our new cliff-top, sea-gazing venue in Varkala, Kerala where our team will make you as welcome and comfortable as possible. Come alone, with friends or make it a romantic getaway as a couple. We welcome guests from all over the world to surf and practice yoga in India.We love the combination of surfing and yoga, they compliment one another on both a physical and mental level which is why we try to do both every day, so we’ll drive you to the surf, give you surf lessons if you want, teach you yoga, advise you on how best to experience this wonderful part of the world and organise a few special evenings during your stay. It's really much more than your usual surf camp holiday! ... more   less 

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