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Magnolia Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Odayam Beach Road | Odayam, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #20 of 38 hotels in Varkala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014
Houseswapper Rhyl, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The rooms are in detached bungalows set in a lovely garden. The sea is a two or three minutes walk away where there is a beach and two restaurants, where you could get meals as well as tea and coffee and snacks. Because of the elevated position there was nearly always a welcome cooling breeze, which with the fan, meant... More

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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Magnolia is a really nice place, friendly staff and clean rooms. Cosy green athmosphere around the houses. It was really nice to play beachvolley and I love the volleyball culture in Kerala. Hope to go back again, soon.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A beautiful place, house and environment. The kind lady from Sweden and compagnon from India are verry kind, helpful and peaceful! The garden with so many beautiful trees, plants and flowers is a oase of peace and silence. The sea is great to swim in and play with the waves. You can walk for hours and enjoy pure nature. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We choosed this guesthouse based on good reviews on trip advisor and we were not dissapointed. If you are a person that like partying, shopping or simply be surrounded by people then I would rather recommend you to find hotel on the cliff, but if you are looking for a peaceful romantic place with beautiful scenery, where you can relax... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is simple, clean and situated perfectly just off the best beach of Varkala. Lillemor is charming and helpful and shares her deep knowledge of the area. It's not a Hilton, but definitly price worthy. Odayam is simply beautiful, the people really nice and blissfully relaxed. The nearby mosque is sending out its prayers a bit loudly perhaps, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

In the beginning, we actually planned to stay somewhere near varkala cliff but due to some reasons one wonderful rickshaw driver took us to this fabulous place called magnolia guest house,what a wonderful plan it turn out to be. Because magnolia guest house gave us comfort,peace and an excellent value for money. Definitely visit there again and a very nice... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

If you're ever in the Varkala area and are needing a nice place to stay, this is seriously the one to choose. The host Lillemor is fantastic. we arrived at around 9 30pm on a saturday night after a long plane journey, but we were met on arrival by Lillemor and she instantly put our worrying minds to rest and... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Magnolia Guesthouse is a nice place to stay and the amenities you required are not far . The rooms of the guesthouse have a spacious feel and free wireless internet access is available. Magnolia Guesthouse is run by Swedish family and they are very welcoming and friendly and gives us very special tips about where to visit and stuff.Overall we... More

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

When we entered Magnolia Guesthouse we felt an atmosphere of peace & serenity. We spent 5 days at this lovely place and are already planning next year's visit. The room we had was large and airy and exceptionally clean.The service provided by Lillemor,The Swedish host was exceptinal as well.She really knew the magic of looking after this beautiful guesthouse. The... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We went to Magnolia Guesthouse in Varkala for my honeymoon and trust me it was wonderful. we stayed there for 6 days which wasn't enough. could just not get enough of the place. This guesthouse is by far one of the most wonderful places I have ever stayed at. It's located near the beautiful Odayam Beach or famously kown as... More

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Address: Odayam Beach Road | Odayam, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnolia Guesthouse 3*
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Magnolia Guest House is a little paradise in Varkala, Kerala. Magnolia has beautiful view over Indian Ocean. From Magnolia, there is only 3 minutes walk to a number of beautiful and romantic beaches which provides privacy and happy times. 10 minutes walk away from Magnolia is the Varkala North Cliff and the main beach where you can enjoy the thrills and pills of various restaurants, shopping or a game of beach football or volleyball. ... more   less 
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