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Mektoub

Odayam Beach, Varkala 695311, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Mektoub is an offbeat place. Far away from the crowds, its peaceful and extremely pretty. Surrounded by paddy fields and coconut palms, beach is 100 metres walk away. All you hear is the sound of the waves. You have lovely birds as your unexpected visitors. It's perfect. Host Rafiq is warm and friendly, his staff always smiling and willing to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Breathtaking view. Extremely great hosts. And irresistible breakfast. Once you get here it'll be extremely hard to leave. Like everyone else we ended up extending our stay as well. The only reason the place loses points is because they need to be pushed to clean your room and the room tends to get sandy. Other than that, must must must... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Pros: 1. Clean Linen, and toilets 2. Sumptuous breakfast, and 3. Spacious double room (two toilets) & 4. Ofcourse the sound of the sea waves. 5. Found the host to be very humble and polite, who listens to your every requests. Cons: 1. First of all, it is not a 'resort' or a 'hotel', but sort of a homestay, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Quiet soul enriching stay among palm trees and rice field, fresh jasmine scent in the room and nutritious delicious Kerala meals served anywhere you want with stories of Kerala's spirit and monsoons. Wonderful stay.

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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My friends planned their trip in Varkala for 01 nights and i referred Mekoub for which not only they appreciated the properties . But they also told that they will return and refer to other friends. I just stayed for 8 hr along with my friend, best place to get relax ..off from all the other living things.

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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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Thank Har0un
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 2, 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 via mobile

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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