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Varkala Marine Palace

Varkala Marine Palace Pvt Ltd Papanasam Beach Janardhanapuram,, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #2 of 36 hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
NZGerry Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a 5-7 min walk to the cliff strip, this lovely hotel could be 100 miles from all the commercial "please look in my shop" nonsense that comes with being in the thick of things. Right on the beach with several eating place s to choose from, it is very peaceful. Pay extra and get the "high end suite" if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in the 3rd week of march. It is one of the best beach resorts we have ever stayed. Located right on the beach. Our room was traditional Kerala styled, large and equipped with a small kitchenette which includes a fridge and kettle. No TV, could access Wi-Fi on my smartphone. No AC but additional... More

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Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little slice of heaven on a backpacker budget. Big rooms, great facilities and a top restaurant with fantastic service, nothing is too much trouble. Would thoroughly recommend if you're travelling/backpacking.

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Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for families. So happy to be close to the beach. You pay more for location but we thought it was worth it. Great restaurant in site with super nice staff. Different ownership, but that doesn't matter. If we were going back tomorrow we would stay here again without a second thought.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 13 nights and couldn't fault Varkala Marine Palace on anything. So much so, that we were originally booked in for 9 nights and a further 4 nights elsewhere in Kovalam, but cancelled our 4 nights in Kovalam as we doubted that it would match what we already had at Varkala Marine Palace. Fortunately there was a vacancy... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Our third visit to this wonderful place. The first time we stayed for two weeks, the second 2012 a month and we have just returned after another 25 days. The position facing the sea is something that we dream of year to year. Our host Bhasker is a legend, nothing is ever too much trouble for him, day or night.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We booked Marine Palace after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor! By the end of our 3 night stay, our hearts ached leaving this place. The restaurant has beautiful views of the beach(not on the cliff). The staff is extremely friendly. Note: The resort doesn't have AC, Wifi(only in the restaurant) and TV. These things did matter to us in the... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Beautiful Resort with a terrace overlooking the sea. Here we wanted to stay 4 or 5 nights. We got a very nice large room, nicely furnished with fridge, kettle, no air conditioning but some standing fans, no wifi and no TV. Nice bathroom and a lovely terrace with table and deckchairs at the bungalow. The major drawback for which we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Set on the beach overlooking the Arabian sea, you will not find another hotel with the same perfect location on Papanasam beach. Start the day having breakfast, watching the local fishermen landing their catch on the beach, the Hindu community carrying out spiritualist ceremonies and making offerings to the sea, and most days dolphins swimming quite close to the shore.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Not for everyone, if you like modern "western" facilities, 4 or 5 star accommodation, then you'll need a more laid back approach, and embrace the virtues of Varkala Marine Palace. Set in amongst trees, the beach and natural environment, you have to enjoy and accommodate the quirks of Varkala and Kerala. The rooms are clean (room cleaned, bedding and towels... More

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Also Known As:
Varkala Marine Palace Hotel Varkala
Varkala Marine Palace Hotel
Marine Palace Hotel Varkala
Marine Palace Varkala
Varkala Marine Palace Kerala
Address: Varkala Marine Palace Pvt Ltd Papanasam Beach Janardhanapuram,, Varkala 695141, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
#2 Family Hotel in Varkala
#3 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are one of the prime properties as far as Varkala is concerned owing to our location. We are rightly on Papanasam beach, ideally in between the north & South Cliffs. We do have road accessibility inside to our resort. We offers 6 sea face extra spacious (suites) high end rooms, with private kitchen, attached toilets, balconies overlooking sea, running hot water as the specialties. Three rooms are on top floor, made in traditional Kerala style wooden cottage types. ... more   less 
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