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Mektoub

Odayam Beach, Varkala 695311, India
Mektoub
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My girlfriend stayed at Mektoub for about 10 days and it was just perfect. We felt home in this peaceful coconut field surrounded by nature, water buffaloes and rice fields. Gorgeous... We took yoga classes with Sudish (I didn't find another good yoga teacher since then) Rafiq has been a very good host, always listening to our desires. We even... More 

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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I can only say wonderful things about this place. Mektoub, part of being in a beautiful location, surrounded by only a field of lotuses, a rice and coconut grove, with the beach just 70 meters away just to hear the sound of the waves and allows you to sleep, offers a wonderful service consists of three young with enthusiasm and... More 

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Nagercoil, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Mektoub retreat is serene.Its a nice place for a relaxing holiday! It was a visual treat to watch the greenery and sea from the retreat! Enjoyed the cool sea breeze and the never ceasing lullaby song of the waves! Rafiq is so kind and friendly! I would recommend Mektoub for those who wish to have a peaceful and relaxing stay!

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Dharamsala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Our train reached at an odd timing at Kollam railway station around 4am. it took us 45mins drive to reach parking space of meqtub. as we walked the pathways leading to Meqtub we were welcomed by the reflection of the dipping moon and the rhyme of the ocean waves. it should be less than two minutes walk but we may... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Searching the internet for a place to stay in Varkala was tricky. We didn't want to stay up on North Cliff, as we didn't want to wake up to tourist noise every day! Mektoub is easily the best place to stay. We booked 5 nights initially but ended up staying 10! It's just too easy to sit among the palm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

After the long flight from Canada and a 3:30 am arrival it was a delight to find myself in a unique, simple guest room at Odayam beach. Having travelled extensively in Asia in the 70's I rediscovered here something of the ambiance and hospitality of those times that often seem long past. Set back from the beach in a lovely... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I stayed at Mektoub for about two weeks in December 2013. It is a pretty place with clean, airy rooms and is located within a 20-minute walk of the tourist cluster on Varkala Cliff. I left in disgust, however. The billing was dishonest, with double charges casually presented and surprise charges for "services" never mentioned when I checked in. I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

To stay in "Mektoub" is an experience, you will miss, if you don´t try...:-) M - Much more than a homestay or Hotel, because the owner, Rafiq, is ful of love for everybody E - Enjoy the spirit of the natural garden with kingfishers, cows, fireflights, Sound of the see,... K - Knowledge and help of Rafiq for you in... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

When you arrive in your tastefully lit and decorated, spotless room and find it sprinkled with fresh jasmine and scented with incense, you know you've likely made a good choice. :) So did we, and instead of staying for a night or two, we spent four nights in this fantastically peaceful resort, situated in a coconut palm grove near a... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the first review that I am writing on TripAdvisor and that is because Mektoub deserves to be well publicized here. I and my girlfriend were there in August '13 - just as the monsoon season was ending and Rafique - the owner - graciously gave us discounted rates. Our room and its sea facing balcony were tastefully lit... More 

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