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Hindustan Beach Retreat

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Papanasam Beach | Janardhanapuram PO, Varkala 695141, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked this one for a group get together..18 adults and 6 children. The location is excellent I'd say..just on the beach! You get a good view of the sea from the room. The rooms are spacious and was well maintained. The front office executives are courteous and friendly. The food was so..so...nothing great about it.

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Rituvík
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights as a family in April. Great rooms, clean, a good restaurant with a very good view to the life on the beach. The staff were friendly.The children enjoyed the pool. Varkala beach can also be recommended.

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Cochin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a fantastic place for a nice break. Very nice location-bang on the sea. You can watch the sea from the restaurant and rooms. The tortoise theme is interesting. Proximity to the Janardana Swamy Temple (which has many minor temples around it) is an added attraction. Access is easy but the location is quiet. Quality of food is very... More

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Greater Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Reading the other reviews I don't know where we went wrong? 2 nights in the Hindustan Beach Retreat was too long… Problems; Initially we were offered one room by mistake for a party of three adults. Dirty bath towel. Torn bed sheets (and curtain in the restaurant), Pigeon droppings on balcony, all night arc lamp outside room beaming down on... More

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hindretreat, Front Office Manager at Hindustan Beach Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We had gone through the complains posted by you but not really accept all the things mentioned in the review. For example we never use torn sheets and dirty towels in our hotel but in the review it is mentioned that torn sheets and dirty towels were provided in the room. Hence request you to mention your name... More

Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stayed there only one night at this beautiful place ( wish It could be more). Hindustan resorts stand like the cliffs of Varkkala and the view from the rooms are like we can touch the waves with our eyes without wetting our feet. The staffs wear very friendly and the food served was delicious.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were a party of six visiting the Hindustan Hotel Varkala for four weeks over the Christmas period 2013/14. It was our tenth Christmas time holiday in India and we have to admit one of the best. From the staff, hotel rooms, the location and food it was more than acceptable. We occupied executive rooms which were spacious and well... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We have booked the Hindustan beach resort for one night on the way to Kanyakumari. We have expected a nice little resort on some remote beach. To our surprise we found out that the hotel is sitting on a holly beach, and from your balcony you can see in the morning the ritual of people coming to priests who set... More

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London, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We made the mistake of listening to our Indian travel agent, who booked this hotel for us. It is an over priced, tacky and dirty place. We were booked into one of their 'executive' rooms. The first one we were shown was dirty and the bathroom had a terrible smell. Typical of its management, we had to wait over four... More

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Mill Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Only hotel in Varkala right on the beach. Ok breakfast buffet. A/C only has 1 speed/setting so it is either to cold or too hot. Great view out all windows but don't let them put you on 4th floor because windows coveted in bird droppings... Really gross. Also, they will turn off the wifi every night around 8 or 9pm.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This has a beach location ideal for local shops and restaurants and easy for tut tuts! However facilities do not include tea and coffee making in room, no hair dryer and the shower room it self was extremely small. Although there was a lovely sea view from the room there was no balcony. Breakfast was ok but not a huge... More

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Address: Papanasam Beach | Janardhanapuram PO, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hindustan Beach Retreat 3.5*
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Varkala. The new tourist destination in God’s Own Country, Kerala. It is 55 km North of Thiruvananthapuram accessible by road NH-47 via Kallambalam. By train, Varkala is a station from where a short drive by taxi will get you to Hindustan Beach Retreat. Hindustan Beach Retreat is a venture of the reputed Hindustan Textiles Group based in Kannur since 1939. We have 27 well appointed rooms each one with a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea giving you the luxury of the solitude that you can enjoy with the sounds of nature. · Accommodation o Standard Room – 12 (6 king size + 6 twin bed) o Executive Room (Balcony) – 12 (10 king size + 2 twin bed) o Suite Room (Balcony + Living Room) – 03 (3 king size) · Food o Nothin’ Doing – The Restaurant near the Pool Side o Wait’n Watch - Coffee Shop on the Roof Top o Slow motion – The Bar. o Room service - 24 Hrs.· Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi (costumes a must) · Kid’s Pool · 100 Seater Conference Hall · Turtle - The Souvenir Shop · Travel Desk · Beautiful Lawn · Wi-fi Internet · Television/Cable · Mini-bar· Telephone · Library · Turtle Bay - The Spa · Coffee maker – in Suite & Executive rooms · Doctor on call. ... more   less 
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