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Soul & Surf

Certificate of Excellence
South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Soul & Surf
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is magical. I almost don't want to review as it is so good and that awful fear of it changing and becoming too popular. The staff are fantastic and are thoughtful and helpful. The manager Raffael struck the perfect balance of offering advice and leaving us be to find our own way around the area. Both surfing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been looking for some time for a yoga and surf retreat for our holiday and Soul & Surf not only was the most affordable option (compared going others in Bali and Latin America), but it was also situated on a cliff and overseeing the ocean. The view is BREATHTAKING! We were really happy that the location of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't stay here but visited in order to rent surf boards. Most of the staff (bar one arrogant, pretentious surf instructor) were absolutely lovely - they created a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We looked into staying here, but it was fully booked - which goes to show something - although when we looked at the prices, i'd suggest it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in March this year for a week with a friend and it was truly an amazing experiance! Where to start.. First of all the location is beautiful, set atop a cliff overlooking the sea with a gorgeous sunset every evening. The garden is a dream with enough shade for when the sun gets too hot. The steps... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Soul & Surf after travelling around Kerala and we absolutely loved it. The staff are extremely friendly and nothing ever seemed like too much trouble. The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding areas although once you are there, it is very difficult to leave. My friends had surfing lessons in the morning and we had yoga... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough good thing about this place. I started a 6 week tour of India here in December as a solo traveller and I was made to feel very welcome. Lovely inclusive atmosphere with something to do or people hanging out to talk to in the evenings. The communal breakfast is a lovely idea and was delicious every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see from the many reviews prior to my one that everyone who comes here has a brilliant time. My experience was no different. The location perched upon a cliff overlooking the sea is fantastic, but what really gives it an edge is the atmosphere. Although I was there for only 4 days, travelling on my own, I felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could repeat everything that has been already written in the other reviews about the clean rooms, the fantastic location, the good food, the super friendly staff, etc, because it's all very true. I absolutely loved it there. Me and my friend were supposed to stay one week, but stayed two. It would have been two years if it wasn't... More 

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london
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned to stay at soul and surf for a few nights as part of a bigger Keralan exploration....and ended up staying longer than planned (familiar story?!) Beautiful accommodation, amazing food and wonderful company - we were waved over to sit with the crew at breakfast as soon as we got off our flight stinky and tired, and out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are many things you can attribute a positive stay to when in a nice hotel. The comfortable beds, the beautiful views, the attentive service, the cleanliness, the cool design, the great food etc, etc. Soul & Surf has all this in the bucket loads but it has something else, something you can't quite put your finger on, something which... More 

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