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Soul & Surf

Certificate of Excellence
South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Le Bar-sur-Loup, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived with my best friend for a 'stop the world, I want to get off' break from our crazy lives. Within a couple of days, we had fully embraced our inner yogis as well as the dawn rise to catch the surf where brilliantly encouraging instructors brought our novice skills on in leaps and bounds. A hearty communal breakfast... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just got home from my second visit to Soul&Surf. Despite having grown to a bigger venue and more staff/visitors since my first visit, Soul&Surf still maintains it's wonderfully friendly and intimate feel - you are made to feel welcome by everyone from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The location is better with a beautiful view, and... More 

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

Myself and two friends arrived at Soul and Surf after a fast-paced ten day travel schedule in North India, and boy was I happy to arrive here. From the outset at time of booking, the staff (particularly Amrith) were incredibly helpful. It is situated on a beautiful spot right on the cliffs of Varkala. If surfing is your thing, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a place in Kerala that offered yoga, ayurveda & beach for me with my two children and my sister with her son, all of different ages - early teen, mid teen and young adult and found a great review in the Guardian. The website was appealing and it already looked like a fun place that would... More 

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled on my own to Soul & Surf. The check-in went fast and not much more then 15 minutes later I got to go into my room. The room was tidy and very cosy. Nothing fancy or high tech, but perfect for a relaxing stay. My room was the "Quite Nice Room" and therefor had no air-conditioning which was... More 

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cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a hidden treasure. I chose to stay here as they offer daily yoga classes. The teacher Hayley was great, the classes were varied, challenging and fun and she managed to adapt the classes to suit all levels. The yoga shala on the roof looking out to sea was idyllic for sunset yoga practice. I had never surfed... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi Hollibobber First off, I'd like to thank you for all your positive feedback about Soul & Surf and I'm glad you enjoyed certain aspects of what we have to offer. I'd like to address the negative though. I understand that we charge more than other places in the area and we will never be able to compete if all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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