We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
You added Soul & Surf to your Saves list
South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Hotel amenities
Soul & Surf
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Varkala
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Soul and Surf for 2 weeks in November 2014. It was my first time in India and I was travelling alone - I couldn't have picked a better venue. The staff were really friendly, made me feel completely welcome, they were happy to answer questions and offer advice about the local area. It's a sociable place to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best 5 days of a holiday ever!!! So myself and Rachel (my best mate) had high expectations prior to our arrival at Soul and Surf as Rachel's little bro George and his now Wife Hollie had spent two weeks there 3 years ago and had highly recommended it as a place we just had to go while we were in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

AMAZEB*LLS!!! This place has all the right ingredients you need to take you away from reality. It's just unreal. You wouldn't expect such a place to exist on the edge of this cliff overlooking a stunning seascape. What makes this place special are the people. Be it the guests or the amazing staff there. You meet people from all corners... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wow - what an atmospheric place! The building is beautiful, rooms are clean and comfortable and the gardens - the GARDENS! I happily whiled away hours and hours just sat in the shade listening to the sounds of the ocean. Surfing trips were fun and sociable, the breakfasts were HUGE and delicious, and the roof-top yoga was an experience I'll... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Just got back from a couple of joyous weeks spent at Soul & Surf and I miss it already. It's properly delightful there. SURFING - I'd never surfed before, but by the end of the first week the teachers had transformed me from a flailing foaming spacker into a super smooth surf god (well, I could wobble along on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bulle, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Cool idea and well done. A nice combination of Sports and relaxation. Awesome location in Varkala, where noone will regret visiting and very human nice people around. Can only recommend the place. Book in advance as they are quite demanded. They opened other places in Sri Lanka that I never visited. Congrats guys for the awesome concept.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

in ever so crowded and bustling Varkala. The property is beautifully set on the cliff and there is a steep flight of stairs carved into the cliff which leads down to the beach. Atmosphere relaxing, food and drinks (no alcohol) very good. We went back there for drinks several times

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Soul & Surf has a really well designed offering, with instructed surfing first thing in the morning, followed by breakfast, and yoga in the afternoon as the sun is setting. In between, there is a great cafe (that does the world's best banana cake), with lots of nice areas to relax. It is also well situated to explore Varkala (not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Soul and Surf, although I was travelling alone I never felt like it! All round the staff were super lovely and offered a great service, from surfing, yoga, cafe, massage, reception to cleaners and drivers. My room was lovely, I felt really at home! Soul and Surf isn’t just about finding accommodation in India,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of city living and was looking for some time to recharge the mind and body. I found everything i needed here at soul and surf. The roof-top yoga classes with breath-taking views were challenging but always fun. I cannot sing the praises of the instructor enough. Although they were group classes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Soul & Surf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Soul & Surf

Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala

90 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (85)
Hotel & grounds (31)
Dining (2)
Room/suite (6)
Pool/beach area (6)
View from room (4)
Videos (1)
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (5)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay