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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the most fantastic week at Soul and Surf in November - it was the perfect way to balance my first India trip. After a jam packed week in the Northern cities, I arrived in Varkala late at night and was shown to my 'quite nice room', which was large, clean and comfortable. I joined the surf lesson the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most beautiful place to stay, on top of the cliff looking out to stunning views of the sea. The hotel rooms are lovely, the staff are extremely helpful and go above and beyond the call of duty all the time. The food is delicious, and the yoga and surf teachers are fantastic for any level - from...

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Thank MillsandBoom
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm very sad now that I am not on the Varkala cliff top. It was too good so now the rest of my life seems bad. I ate a lot of curry x 100. My face is a freckle metropolis. My body is hard af from all the surfing. Marry me.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Soul and Surf is the best. The staff are ridiculously lovely, the accommodation is great, they offer a variety of yoga classes and the surf tuition is fantastic. I cannot recommend this place enough. I travelled solo and I could not feel more welcome, the staff are great and the vibes are so good. I can't recommend this place enough!!

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Thank Natalie H
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I spent two weeks at Soul & Surf from December 1-15. Enticed by the website and the good reviews, we elected to do yoga for me and surf for her, and built our 7 week trip to India around this time in Varkala. I don't know if we lucked out, but our time was fabulous! The waves...

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hey Lisanne and Akcinya, thank you so much for the brilliant review! We loved having you guys to stay, you were such brilliant members of our clifftop community and I personally really appreciated your Christmas enthusiasm :) I hope you guys had a great beach Christmas in Goa and you are of course welcome back any time! Best, Siona

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool hotel with a great vibe. Situated on the top of the cliffs with fantastic surf beach below. Good yoga classes and surfing classes for all abilities. Saw dolphins on our first day. Rooms are great and we had a family of 5. 2 star members of staff were Valghees and Raku. Would definitely recommend The only 1 downside...

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hello Emma et al, thank so much for the review! We loved having you guys to stay and so glad that you enjoyed being here :) We hope all the kids (and the adults too) keep up with the surfing because you guys absolutely smashed it! All the best for the New Year and we hope to see you again!...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't rant and rave about this place enough. This spot is an absolute gem to stay at in the south of India! I traveled here solo for a week, after a month in the north and wanted to get away from the cold. The week prior I stayed in the North Cliffs at a homestay, cheap but ultra touristy...

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Dominique, thank you so much for such a lovely review and for being a wonderful guest, we loved having you to stay! We're so glad that you enjoyed being here and that it was a good end to your India trip. Keep up the diary writing and we'll hopefully see you again! Best, Siona

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our time at Soul & Surf was sadly a little disappointing. Based on a combination of previous surf and yoga camp experiences in a combination of Costa Rica, Bali and Sri Lanka, extensive online marketing hype (with extensive retargeting online advertising campaign) and overwhelmingly positive TA reviews, we planned a trip to India partially around the prospect of playing in...

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie and Guy, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review and provide your valuable feedback. We always appreciate hearing from our guests about the things they enjoyed and the areas they feel we can be stronger in. I’m sorry that the surf was not as good as you would have wished during your 3...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I came for a fun adventure and Soul&Surf was the perfect spot. From the minute we arrived and were greeted with fresh coconut water, fruit and a delicious breakfast to our last night when the entire hotel went to a local for dinner we were welcomed not only as guests but as friends. The surf instructors were...

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hey Sorcha and Sophie, thank you so much for the lovely review! We loved having you guys to stay you were such fun guests and you would of course be welcome to come back any time you need another India surf adventure. Merry Christmas! Best, Siona

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place looked amazing on the internet and when we got there it was even more amazing than we could have imagined!! The location is beautiful, everything they offer is great and the staff really make the place what it is, there is nothing that is too much trouble and they are super helpful and friendly. We did the surf...

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Matt and Hannah it was so lovely to have you with us thanks for the brilliant review! I'm still so impressed with your daily beach runs, you guys are my idols! We hope you're enjoying being back home and feeling all Christmasy. You're welcome back any time :) Best, Siona

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Soul & Surf

Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $33 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala
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“"nice rooms bit noisier if not surfing early"”
 of 5 bubbles lisannec, 1 week ago | Read review
“I had the "Really Nice Room" and enjoyed having the A/C during hotter nights.”
 of 5 bubbles Sfoersch, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“I'd rather have a room in the little house in the garden (107) - Quiet and lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles 108eliset, May 4, 2016 | Read review
“Go for AC if you go in April!”
 of 5 bubbles SofieM33, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“AC rooms are a must its so hot”
 of 5 bubbles 32katm, Apr 13, 2016 | Read review
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