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Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort
Ranked #13 of 99 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 1, 2010

What a beautiful place with the most amazing view from the top of the south cliff. The staff were lovely and we were really treated well. The rooms (6) are simple but nice and always clean. There are two newer buildings in the garden having larger rooms (3) with really nice furniture and large bathrooms. Shine, the owner, is very helpful and always cares about his guests. In the garden you’ll find hammocks where you can relax under palm trees. You will enjoy having breakfast while looking over the ocean, that's a great way to start the day. The calm and nice beach with beautiful waves you can reach directly from the resort by steps.
The sea shore resort is a perfect place to stay and we will come back some day!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

A very special place to stay; comfortable, clean rooms, lovely gardens with swaying palm trees and shadey hammocks. Delicious breakfasts on the cliff-top over looking the Arabian Sea - the occasional dolphin swims by and the eagles catch the thermals by the cliffs. You have to climb down the cliff steps to the lovely beach which is much quieter than the main Varkala beach, but it's a short walk to that beach and the helepad. We first came with our teenage children and another family and then the two of us returned there later in our trip - we loved it both times. Shine is the perfect host and will always help to make your stay comfortable and pleasurable. We highly recommend this place to stay - very reasonable too! Only drawback was the occasional noise from the nearby temple through the night!

Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

It was a really nice experience to stay on the cliff just beside the beautiful beach.

Never seen a beach with cliffs on the head of its.

The Hotel proivded magnificient facility and location of the hotel gives u amazing scenic beauty of sea beneth the cliffs.

Must visited place if u are anywhere near Varkala.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank BEHAPPYAhmedabad
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

I feel very lucky to have found Seashore perched at the top of the cliffs with breathtaking views and amongst the shade of immaculately kept gardens. Don't be put off by the word "resort"... it makes it sound like Butlins. It very much isn't. It's quiet, relaxed and beautiful. The rooms are aesthetically pleasing, extremely clean and airy (dont' be put off by non-AC rooms - very high ceilings and excellent fans). Shine the manager, does what it says on the tin. Always a smile and nothing's a problem. His staff follow his example too.
The location is ideal - the craziness of North cliff a 10 min stroll along the beach, or the bit I enjoyed most -downtown Varkala 10 mins walk the other way. Private steps down to a very quiet beach (see pic). You'll find no hawkers or vendors here, just fine sand and fun surf.
The worst thing about Seashore was deciding which hammock to swing in.. ... what a chore..

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

I stayed at this hotel with a friend for Christmas 2009, and we both had a lovely holiday here. We had a cottage in the annexe as the hotel was full at the time of booking, and were very well looked after by Shine and his staff, who were exceedingly helpful in every respect. We were very comfortable in our cottage, and loved the breakfasts in the main hotel, situated in their beautiful gardens, and looking out to sea, even seeing the Dolphins going north on Christmas Day, and coming back south on Boxing Day!
The hotel is situated in a beautiful quiet location, yet it is so ea sy to get to all the main spots in Varkala, so you have the best of both worlds! I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone going to Varkala. Shine was a very obliging and considerate host, and all his staff were great.

Stayed: December 2009
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

Perched on the south cliff with wonderful ocen views. Clean good value rooms.Stairs down to excellent beach away from the crowded north beach. Breakfast decent. Very friendly and helpful host. Good pizzas after 6 pm at neighbouring resort.
Short walk to north cliff for restaurants/shopping. Sharpens the appetite!
Absolutely recommend if looking for an "unspoilt" version of Varkala .( will this review spoil it...?) North cliff is much noisier and tacky compared to this haven..

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Pas4_10
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort

Address: South Cliff | West Janardhana Swamy Temple, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: $33 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's a very beautiful piece of paradise. It's a guest house (I couldn't call it something so cold as a resort) that delivers excellent service with a low key spirit of wanting to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are clean, comfortable and the higher-end suites are exceptionally lovely and all for prices that make this the very best value I have almost ever experienced in all my travels. 'taken from guest review'. ... more   less 
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Seashore Hotel Varkala
Varkala SeaShore Beach Resort Kerala

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