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Varkala Marine Palace

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Varkala Marine Palace Pvt Ltd Papanasam Beach Janardhanapuram,, Varkala 695141, India
Varkala Marine Palace
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent views of the ocean, lovely rooms, the best and most friendly staff. The attached restaurant is in a beautiful setting to watch the sunset as you eat dinner. The tourist strip and shops are only a short walk away and the beach is on the doorstep right in front of the rooms (via the resort garden). It's beautiful. Book... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and were very happy with the rooms. We had a huge bed, good fans, a decent bathroom and a balcony terrace with sea views. AC wasn't necessary because we were on the coast. The beach is at the bottom of the steps. The restaurant serves amazing Keralan fish curry and is perfect for watching... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I should have booked more than one night here as it turned out a very great place on the best end of the beach. Revues had put me off going to Varkala as it seemed all too touristy not like being in India but this end of the beach without the cliff was perfect . One could swim and restaurants... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a brilliant stay while we were at Varkala. The rooms are so beautiful (and immaculately clean), and we had an amazing view of the sea from our balcony. The food was great, we ate there every single day (the garlic naan and seafood platters were particularly amazing)! I would highly recommend staying here, the staff will always go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The best hotel we stayed on our travels in India. Very good value for money. The rooms were lovely and cleaned every day which we really appreciated. The rooms are set in beautiful gardens leading onto the sand. Easy walking distance to the cliff with all the restaurants/ bars/ shops, but a much nicer setting right on the beach. The... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came to Varkala Marine Palace to rest write and photograph, rest from the cold Sweden. I was open to stay at several places at Varkala beach, but why look for paradise when I hadde already found it. The set is extraordinary absolutely stunning, Hotelets manager and his assistants remain one step ahead of my thought and prayed about something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Marine Palace literally sits on the Papanasma Beach. You walk out of your room and a few steps later... (boom) the ocean is hitting you in the face. The rooms are great little bungalows, great location and quiet. (warning: the rooms do not have A/C - so I am guessing it can be very hot depending on what time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good location being a few minutes walk from bars, cafes and shops. There was a sea view from our room and veranda (first floor) as the property is on the beach with its own garden area. The verandas are not really private and you have to walk across other people's verandas to get to some of the rooms. Rooms... More 

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Province of Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Simple perfect! Best location in Varkala with the sea view. Rooms are quiet and nice: ideal for relaxing holiday. Friendly and helpful staff. We really miss the delicious indian food of the restaurant on the beach. We have already booked for next year!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was our third visit here in three years - a great location, beautifully furnished rooms and helpful owner. This year breakfast was included which was excellent. Everything one needs for a luxury room i,e, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, plenty of room fans and lovely balcony where each evening one of the staff would light jostics and a decorative candle... More 

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