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Soul & Surf

Certificate of Excellence
South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Soul & Surf
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not too often that you travel alone and land among people who are so kind, generous and welcoming that you barely (if ever) miss home. Soul and Surf is that place. Everyone here goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The surf instructors are patient and, if you do land up here (count yourself lucky if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful week staying at Soul & Surf. They have got everything right. The perfect location with good clean rooms and a team of super staff. We stayed in a "Nice Room" which was neat, simple, nice and comfortable and spotlessly clean. The surf trips were so much fun. The surf team are a dream. Nick was just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is magical! Best holiday of your life - and some - type magical. The staff go above and beyond to make sure you are having a good time and a comfortable stay. The grounds, location, décor and food are all amazing. The cashew and banana cake is insanely good. The yoga classes are superb and no other yoga... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the single loveliest place we've ever visited. So lovely in fact that I proposed to my girlfriend lying out in one of the hammocks in the cliff- top garden, as we watched the sun go down. The guys working here made us feel like old friends. Nothing is too much trouble and the very nature of what's on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Soul & Surf after few weeks of travelling down Kerala's coastline. The setting is strikingly beautiful, as the camp is perched on a cliff top with a vast garden overlooking the ocean, complete with hammocks, a nice cafe and direct access to the beach. We immediately felt relaxed here, and the room was lovely - we booked... More 

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Le Bar-sur-Loup, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 April 20, 2015

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 April 17, 2015

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 April 8, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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