OK, we'd been spoilt by great places in Cochin and Mararikulam. We booked the heritage cottage just inside the gate on the night the frequent power cuts in the area were more frequent than usual. The cottage is directly opposite a generator that kept us awake all night although the cottage was nice inside. Oh, and the security man sleeping on our porch was a surprise too. We ended up sleeping with our daughter in a separate bungalow that we had to rent because they had missinformed us about separate sleeping areas.We then moved to two pool side rooms. They were OK. On the last day the pool went green and had to be emptied.
Our laundry went missing.
Food was acceptable but the service was often painfully slow, but that's to be expected in Varkala generally - you can never go for a quick meal there.
We took massage at Kairali - a no fuss clinic but excellent massage - there is no centre at Raja Park although the website leads you to believe so.
All in all it was OK. This is India and to their credit the management did resolve our problems eventually with a bit of pestering.
As long as you don't expect too much, it's actually a good place to stay with good proximty to the beach and transport and massage, but do pester to get what you expected.
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