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“fun fun and friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India   |  
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“fun fun and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Although we only stayed for 2 nights at Soul and Surf, it was a great interlude in our two week busy holiday. Well organised and in a pretty, secluded location, laid back and lazy atmosphere. Good, comfortable rooms, nice attention to detail and decor. Highlights included the amazing Breakfasts and the morning surf trip we joined, also the birthday party round the corner for the resident surf instructor. I would be interested to visit again when they move to a bigger, more central location. Defo recommend to friends.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

As far as chilled out surf trips go, Soul & Surf really get it right. Sofie and Ed are lovely people and made our stay relaxed and happy. Always smiling, it seemed that no request was too much. The surf was great for beginners to intermediates and the evening rooftop yoga sessions were the perfect way to round off the day. Varkala cliffs are beautiful and there are loads of excellent restaurants serving delicious food for very reasonable prices. We also made some good friends with the other guests that we are still in contact with. I couldn’t recommend Soul & Surf more highly, and have every intention of returning to stay there in the not too distant future. Go and experience the world of surfing in India before too many other people find out about it!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Sophie & Ed offer a relaxed approach to a surfing holiday.
The surf breaks offer something for most levels, andthe water and beaches are clean.

The accommodation is clean and comfortable, breakfasts are simple but delicious and healthy, and the atmosphere relaxed and convivial.

Yoga classes in the evening can be taxing, but nothing here is compulsory!

Varkala itself is unhurried, with a good selection of restaurants/cafes, most with spectacular views over the Arabian sea. Ayurvedic spas are the other diversion, and the massages are as good as anywhere - can't vouch for the other treatments though!

Stayed March 2012
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Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Join us at our new cliff-top, sea-gazing venue in Varkala, Kerala where our team will make you as welcome and comfortable as possible. Come alone, with friends or make it a romantic getaway as a couple. We welcome guests from all over the world to surf and practice yoga in India.We love the combination of surfing and yoga, they compliment one another on both a physical and mental level which is why we try to do both every day, so we’ll drive you to the surf, give you surf lessons if you want, teach you yoga, advise you on how best to experience this wonderful part of the world and organise a few special evenings during your stay. It's really much more than your usual surf camp holiday! ... more   less 
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Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala

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