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No. 349 ,Kurakanni Village, Near Helipad | Kurakanni Village, Varkala 695141, India   |  
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Ranked #12 of 74 Varkala B&B and Inns
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“Nice stay again...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

I have been to Arabian Soul in December 2010/January 2011 and loved the place. The guesthouse is centrally located on the North Cliff, but the beautiful garden is quiet and laid-back to relax. It is an old house with character, very clean and nicely decorated and stylish. Service is great and I can especially recommend the yummy breakfast!! Quick access to the beach and restaurants... Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hakalau, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

This is an excellent hotel that is an extremely good value. The owner Naveem is incredibly friendly and will do whatever it takes to make your time in Varkala comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable. Often times during the many months we spent traveling after our stay here, we reminisced on what a great find this place really is. Great staff, great location, clean rooms, nice views, wonderful breezes, free and reliable wifi internet (a rare find in India), beautiful and quite gardens with several hammocks, and a fantastic value. You will find other rooms in the area that may be a few bucks cheaper (we stayed in a few) but they DO NOT come close to the value and atmosphere of this place. We highly recommend Arabian Soul to anyone wanting a great experience on the Kerala coast.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

We booked for 3 nights and stayed for 5 because it very quickly became a home from home. Naveen & Brygida, the owners couldn't do enough to help and make our stay in Varkala a positive one. We would definately go back.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mysore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

It was the very first place i looked for my stay in varkala, for the weekend of a local festival holiday. It tempted me to take it as it has free wi-fi for me to connect to my project round the clock and a beatiful garden and very near to the heliport where you could walk in seconds. The impressive sign boards pulls you in to meet a very charming young owner. whom you would pleased to meet such kind of a personality in Kerala, Very outspoken,very approaching ! and all this with a nice breakfast in the garden.
What else do i need for a week holiday in beach, of course a little bit of sun and sand is missing !

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

Stayed for few days and enjoyed the beautiful sandy beach along the Kerala coastline. The stay was excellent and we enjoyed the friendly services from hotel staff. The hotel is located just opposite of the beach and the natural see breeze is a treat for a good relax. Variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques are located close by to this hotel. I would recommend this property for a short or longer stay for couple w/children and for singles as well.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

The best place I have ever stayed in India
Naveen the host has a presence about him that is honest and he truly cares and respects his guests.
Nothing is to much trouble for him.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

The Arabian soul is run by Narveen and Brigitta who were warm and friendly and they were always willing to share their local knowledge about Varkala and give tips on what to do and where to go. The hotel is decorated in a simple but very attractive style with communal balconies on which to chill out plus a beatifully maintained garden in which to have the delicious breakfast. I would recommend Arabian Soul to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arabian Soul

Address: No. 349 ,Kurakanni Village, Near Helipad | Kurakanni Village, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Arabian Soul Varkala, Kerala

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