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Thiruvambadi | North End Cliff, Varkala 695 141, India
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Santa Claus All Seasons Village
Ranked #30 of 38 hotels in Varkala
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Santa Claus during our visit to Varkala. We intended to stay here for three nights but left after one. The owner is a lovely man who seemed disheartened that we didn't want to stay longer. However, the room, although possessing a lovely view, wasn't great at all. The bathroom was ridden with ants, and the bed was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Nice location on the cliffs. The room and bathroom were ok, and there was a little terrace outside with 2 chairs and a table were you could sit (we didn't have sea view). No hot water, but that was no problem for us. The worst thing was the bed; it had a plastic mattress, which makes you sweat all night.... More

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Madurai, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The only place closer to the SEA on the entire CLIFF. Good Stay, Convenient Rooms and Friendly Management. Place to relax, eat and rejuvenate yourself. Really fresh Sea Food stores at evening in the Cliff is again a fascinating one.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed here based on Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor positive reviews. I think we may just have been unlucky with this one but out of 3 months travelling around India and SE Asia, our night here was our worst one. We had a room at the back around the empty pool rather than one of the nicer ones at the... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Thoroughly recommend this place. Great location and lovely rooms at a good price. Rooms come with a verandah and fridge, which is a nice touch. Staff are easy going, friendly and leave you to get on with enjoying your holiday. There is a pool, but unfortunately there was no water in it.

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at Santa Claus after a terrible night at another hotel which was very noisy due to the disco and following fights at Rock N Roll Cafe! After such a night our Santa Claus stay was a very welcomed experience. The hotel is at a very good location. We had a front room which also had a very nice... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A small, basic guest house, but with perfectly good, clean rooms, and fantastic views. If you can get one of the four front rooms, you're in one of the best spots in Varkala. Restaurants and cliff walks all right at your front door. The beach is just a five minute walk along the cliff promenade. We found the owners very... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Santa Claus. A fantastic view, Ragu the manager very friendly and helpful. The price for the clean rooms and hot shower is more than fair. And i enjoyed the interesting talks with Ragu a lot. Thanks for everything to the team, Frank and Ursula

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Southampton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We only stayed here one night, as we chose to move to a different hotel for our second night in Varkala, which is a wonderful place. We got our room (one of the four sea-facing rooms) for 500 rupees off season which is great value. However, we got what we paid for here as the bedsheets were little damp, and... More

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Vienna, Austria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

beware woman!!! make sure you get treated by females when you are having a massage!!! females should always ask for a female masseur, no matter on which place. and always ask for a certificate of the person that is giving the massage before it starts, ask to see it! watch out women! as a female in india, you are worth... More

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Address: Thiruvambadi | North End Cliff, Varkala 695 141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Santa Claus All Seasons Village Hotel Varkala
All Seasons Varkala
Santa Claus All Seasons Village Varkala, Kerala

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Our hotel is located right over the cliff and offers direct views of the Arabian Sea. We guarantee you a relaxed holiday amid peaceful environment. The building is made of ecofriendly materials and resembles a typical ancient Keralan building. This budget resort offers you clean and affordable rooms. The Papanasam beach, medicinal water spring, Ayurvedic massage centers, variety of restaurants and bars, shopping centers, ancient temples, etc are within 2 to 5 minutes walk along the cliff pathway. ... more   less 
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