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Hindustan Beach Retreat

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Papanasam Beach | Janardhanapuram PO, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #13 of 39 Hotels in Varkala
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent two days ( 2nd and 3rd October, 2014 ) at Hindustan Beach Retreat, Varkala with my wife and daughter. This hotel with a splendid view of Arabian Sea in front with all its nature and greens on the south cliff, made our Varkala trip memorable. Rooms are perfectly maintained with always smiling and sincere staff members. Food quality... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was good, just at the varkala beach.The Rooms were excellent. The major problem was, the Rooms booked were not provided in time due to which our time was wasted. The same was made available much later. Though the hotel upgraded one room as a compensation for not able to provide at check-in time i.e 12.00 noon. The hotel... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 star tariffs but 3rd class amenities. Misguiding images on internet and statement of hotel "right on the beach"....in fact the small beach infront of the hotel is not usable as its been used to conduct ceremonies on the departed souls...called Sraadh (thidhi etc.)....so staying on the beach gives you a feeling of staying next to a grave yard. Smelly... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, and found it pleasant. the staff were courteous, particularly the pool attendant . Rooms were clean , and the food good value and tasty. There is currently a refurbishment and the outside front of the hotel has scaffolding up which mars the sea view, and encourages pigeons which can be a problem. No balconies... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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*
Number of rooms: 27
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