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South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
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Soul & Surf
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I feel like a traitor while thinking what to write in this review. As you will see below it will be a very mixed review. I love this place. This is our second visit to Soul & Surf having stayed two weeks around the same time in 2013 and were hoping that all the issues from our previous visit had... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed for a few days at the Soul & Surf in Varkala, India, and enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was pretty amazing. There is a very quiet beach down the cliff, and the swimming is excellent. The food was ok. Breakfasts were included, but fell short on fruit, which is quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Loved it there we didn't actually stay there as they where fully booked but we did use the surf school (papanasam surf school) the teachers there where really good and super friendly had drinks at the soul and surf garden a few times as we love the view off the cliff Awesome place

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Mixed review, as you can read below. I'm really on the fence about this place, and will split it into positives and negatives to help your decision. Positives: + Enthusiastic staff: All the staff genuinely interested in your stay and keen to hang out over the breakfast table. Mostly UK travellers doing the working holiday thing of exchanging food and... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Everyone who works at the hotel is so lovely and friendly and th setting is wonderful. You just have to get one of Francos massages too, heaven!! ROOM............ I had three rooms at this hotel, I don't really recommend them. Considering what you are paying for a night (I'd chosen the middle option too) and compare it to local places... More

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

Hi SwissTravelBear, First of all we'd like to say that we are really happy you had a great time at Soul & Surf. That's exactly what we are here to do. Just from your reviews about the staff, location and the various nights we know that you are exactly the kind of person that would have had a great time... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Spotted this beauty absolutely by chance. Was walking back after booking massage appointment and was in need of a great place for lunch and to kill some time. Went there for lunch (way before lunch time) and staff set us a table at their garden over-looking the beach. The resort is situated on the cliff and the view is breathtaking!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for 3 nights in the really nice room in April. The room was great- nice cold working air con and lovely views. The bathroom on the other hand was no so nice! We did the yoga and some surfing, which was all done very well. The staff were all very nice and helpful. One... More

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Edward039, Owner at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi There, Sofie and I are pleased you had a good time with us at Soul & Surf, but of course disappointed that you are comparing our prices with standard-service local B&B's and hotels. We can never compete with a straight up local hotel and B&B in terms of price, simply because we employ up to 28 staff (around 10... More

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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

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