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Sanctum Spring Beach Resort
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Reviewed February 25, 2011

this hotel was really good. Its about half a minutes walk from all the hustle and bustle of the varkala cliff tops (shopping, other hotels etc) and i liked the seperateness. It gave us a chance to get away a little from the more touristy elements of a very beautiful location. The room was very clean and the service was prompt and well organised. They had good internet and there were always plenty of taxis and rikshaws out the front for when you left. Stay away from the restaurant though - we found it pretty average in comparison to the incredible food available on the cliff tops.
In reality though, it was a very good hotel in a simply magical location.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Checked into this hotel based on decent reviews on tripadvisor, however was let down big time. The hotel's reception is unmanned most of the time. Zero room service.The staff appear creepy and my wife was uncomfortable throughout the stay.
The staff also have a differential attitude of service. We saw european guests being served bigger portions of food (bigger juice glasses,pots of tea for single guests) whereas we were served smaller portions . Our request for a decent breakfast was not met even on the second day despite approaching the manager Mr. Anil who assured us that they would look into it .Overall a bad experience
Indian tourists travelling with spouse please stay away......

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

This hotel is in an excellent location - perched atop the North Cliff with a great range of restaurants within a 5 minute walk. We stayed in a lovely suite but the best thing about this hotel was the General Manager Anil - a true gentleman he not only made us very welcome and made our New Year very special but he was also very helpful in arranging cars, directing us to other hotels and places to visit after we had left his hotel. During our 3 week stay in India we knew we could rely on Anil's advice to help us wherever we were.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sheobrien
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

Stayed here for ten nights exceeded my expectations lovely staff very accommodating if something wasn't right it was rectified immediately room had a great view and was very clean the hotel has a very chilled atmosphere loved it will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank 186338Martin
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour of India and surrounding countries. Before we booked we read good things on Tripadvisor and were expecting something rather different to what we found.
Upon check in we discovered that our suite had been double booked. This would not generally be a huge problem but the manager was not on duty and the staff hardly spoke any English. The hotel had tried to email but we had not had chance to check. I did however call the hotel 6 times the previous day and did not get a single answer!
The hotel is only a five minute walk from the beach but not right on the beach as it looks on the photos.
In summation this hotel is not four star. The towels were ripped, there was not a restaurant, the staff spoke very poor English, the mattress was the hardest we have ever slept on and the breakfast was laughable ( if you go you will see). On the plus side everyone was very friendly and the rooms were clean.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Varkala at Sanctum Springs Hotel. The location is perfect, just minutes from the beach and restaurants. The staff was friendly, and the manager, Mr. Anil Kumar was very helpful with various suggestions, and was readily available. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

The hotel is very comfortable. Double suite have a large room devided into 2 parts. Condition works well but sometimes one need ask reception to eneble it since there are electricity problems. To be 100% sure your room would be cleaned up put the badge on door when you leave the room. Towels and bedlinen are old and looks not very fine some times, but it always clean and fresh. There is no safe box in the rooms but you can leave thing to the magaer. He always write everythig into the journal. Personal are polite especially Mr. Anil Kumar - manager of the hotel. For breakfast we have only omelet (with cheese or with tomato), one type of fresh juice (pineapple), toasts with jam and tee or coffee.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sanctum Spring Beach Resort

Address: Helipad, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: $46 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctum Spring Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sanctum Spring offers state-of-the-art accommodations at 14 well-appointed executive and 3 suite A/C rooms that are intricately crafted with the magic of the east, comforts of the west, teak/cane dapper furnishings, incredible sea vistas and a private balcony from where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset view. The multi-cuisine restaurants serve you traditional favorites and gastronomical delights from across the globe. ... more   less 
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