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“A charming palacette !”
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Eden Garden
Ranked #41 of 97 Specialty Lodging in Varkala
norfolk
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“A charming palacette !”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We recently stayed at Palacette Rodrigues, it is a beautiful old portugese house, owned by the lovely "Madame" and her mother. All the staff were very welcoming and only to happy to please !
We would like to suggest maybe it could be made clearer the facilities the "Palacette" offers..... like 1 the jacuzzi, the taxi service, laundry etc There was a wonderful swimming pool and pleseant grounds to sit in. Our room had wonderful tall ceilings a huge four poster bed and old colonial furniture !
Thankyou to "madame" and all her staff David and David

Room Tip: we had the portugese room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Blink and you'd miss the entrance to Eden Garden at the end of Beach Road. Once you've walked down the simple dirt track leading from the street, this hidden gem of a place reveals itself. We stayed in the fancy/eccentric rooms/cottages which cost quite a bit more than the more basic rooms in the main block, but the price was worth paying. Set in a well-tended garden, the rooms were ornately designed, but without being overly fussy. The bathroom with plants and gravel floor was a nice touch, but wear flip-flops when going to the loo! The shower was as unpredictable as India's electricity, but always came good in the end. Bed was huge and comfortable, with an absurdly elaborate mosquito net. If you sit on your terrace at night be sure to use mosquito repellent if you're vulnerable to them. We loved the dining area and breakfast was good, but not very big. Service was very friendly and efficient, as well as helpful with organising the next stage of our trip. The location manages to be relatively secluded with enough peace and quiet at night, even though the bustling Beach Street and Papanasam Beach is just a walk down the path. North Cliff is a beach walk and climb up steps or a tuk-tuk ride away. Would definitely recommend this over staying on the more crowded North Cliff.

Room Tip: The luxury cottages are a couple of classes better than the other rooms and worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

...if you stay in one of the cheaper rooms in the white house. My room was dark, dirty and extremely basic - there were just a couple of bits of tatty furniture, a net covered in dead mosquitos and a bathroom full of ants, and one uncomfortable old plastic chair on the balcony. Not exactly what I expected from a spa retreat. The massage treatments were good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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London
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

From the rather depressing looking pathway entrance between two stalls, we entered into wonderland. The luxury cottage was quirky and fun : a huge room with lovely decor and a sunken shower and balconies both at the front and at the back ... magic. The service was friendly and helpful, the massage was great and the little eating areas over the water were lovely as was the garden and the location, while being very near to the beach, was wonderfully peaceful. We only booked it because we couldn't find anywhere else that late in the day but it turned out to be a really lovely surprise.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Eden Garden has the friendliest and most helpful staff we met on our trip. The rooms and the treatments are perfect especially in comparison to very reasonable rates. They were also most helpful in arrangning all kinds of transport for us.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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milan
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Two sec from the sacred beach of Varkala you fan find this amazing garden where the only sounds you hear come from the nature. Vero godo massages too

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

I stayed in Eden Garden hotel for 6 nights of which 4 in one of the amazing fairy like 'mushroom' cottages. They are truly wonderful, ours had ocean view from the balcony, but the most beautiful is the interior with colorful wall and ceiling paintings, mosaic bathroom, wooden furniture and everything in round shapes. The service is also very good, with good breakfast and room service if you wish.
The standard cottages are also nice and more affordable if you are traveling on a budget. Spacious, clean, comfortable, with private balcony overlooking an inner garden and little pond. Food is served in the restaurant with tables on platforms above a large pond in another section of the garden. This is a great way to meet other travelers as you often share a table on one of the platforms.
There is another annex to the hotel with rooms in a 'modern/normal' building. These as self catering with little kitchen, but the view is not special and the rooms are clean but nothing special either.
Eden Garden is an ayurvedic centre, and people I met liked their treatments. I only had one relaxation massage which was very good! All together I can recommend eden garden also for its location very near to the beach right in between the quiet and beautiful south kliff beach and with the lively north kliff with its restaurants and shops on 10 minutes walking distance.

Room Tip: if you can afford it take one of the 'magic' mush-rooms
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Eden Garden
Address: Papanasam Beach, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
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Ranked #41 of 97 Specialty Lodging in Varkala
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Hotel Class:3 star — Eden Garden 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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