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Hindustan Beach Retreat

#15 of 42 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Papanasam Beach | Janardhanapuram PO, Varkala 695 141, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the silent town of varakala at the edge of papanasam beach lies this heavenly adobe of luxurious living just a five min ride from the railway station of varakala sivagiri first of all let Me tell it is one of the best beach view resort I have visited the view from the room is absolutely spell bounding and the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a two night's stay at this hotel. We chose this hotel as it seemed to have the best view of the beach. The hotel didnt let us down on our expectations! View from the room was great and the constant sound of the sea waves was soothing. We had taken a suit room as we had two grown up... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I stayed in this Hotel with my family in Feb 2013....its an average property with a nice pool ..the advantage is its location...its on the Varkala beach...food was average..but there are plenty of options for dining near the beach...

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Tenerife, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After the reading the reviews on here i booked this hotel but once there we were totally shocked,when we booked this hotel we didnt realise that we had to pay an extra 20% on the cost of the hotel which was alot.We booked the executive room and though the room was a good size i noticed the pigeon on the... More 

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hindretreat, General Manager at Hindustan Beach Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Greetings from Hindustan Beach Retreat – Varkala. You might have made this booking through booking.com and the rate shown in booking .com would have been exclusive of taxes (19.92%). As per the booking policy you have to make the payment amount including the tax at the time of check in. Due to this you needed to pay extra... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights. Our room was excellent, very big with magnificent views of the beach. Just a few minutes walk to the beach and we could see all the religious activities that happens in the mornings from our room. Staff are very helpful especially Shyam and Sameer. Dinner that we ordered was very nice. Breakfast does not... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed here in April during our trip in Kerala. Hotel was a modern building with elevator, rooms were well furnished with air conditioning and usual facilities. Our balcony was small with cushions provided - these did need to be removed when leaving balcony due to large number of pigeons, rooms and balcony cleaned daily. Restaurant was ok, with a variety... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our room was excellent, plenty of space, clean, good bathroom, large comfortable bed and views of the beach and pool. Wifi was free but, as normal in Kerala it seems, not very fast! Food in the Restaurant was excellent, although most of the Staff did not speak good english. As I don't speak any of their languages I can't really... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Since, I was not able to find a separate page for the restaurant to review, I had to put up a review in this page. The fact that this restaurant gains any brownie point is the the beautiful view where one can see and hear the lashing of waves all around here. The praise stops here since the food served... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I booked this hotel as part of my honeymoon trip to Kerala and I booked a suite here for three days. But I was disappointed when I entered the room. Room was very old fashioned, although quite big. I would not recommend to book Honeymoon suite here. But still this hotel is the best bet, if you want to stay... More 

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Alappuzha, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent hotel Nice beach view and good centralised AC rooms with lot space and over all value for money . The best beach resort to say that you feel like a stay in the shore it self. Watch the sunshine and then enjoy the moon light falling in the waves at night sitting in the balcony. I have added my... More 

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