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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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  • Location
    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Varkala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the restaurant repeatedly on our trip. Brilliant view of the sea, very friendly and helpful staff, good food. places to charge your phone. They are happy for you to sit there for ages. very clean toilets!Will definitely be coming back.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a nice place!! The photos don't really do it justice - it is lovely in real life. The beds were the comfiest we had in india. Ask for a traditional keralan room and you'll get a gorgeous little balcony with cane chairs & candles. Loved it here

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly I'd like to praise the staff who without exception were welcoming, attentive and courteous. We had a wooden lined traditional Keralan room, which was enchanting with big comfy beds, mosquito nets and fans. The sea breeze cooled the verandah which is furnished with cane chairs, tables, hammock. We found no need for air conditioning as the windows are securely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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