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“A haven of peace.”
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Palm Tree Heritage
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A haven of peace.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

A must in Varkala. Authenticity, relax, a chance to discover the typical gastronomy in Kerala and the best staff running this hotel. The location is fantastic, far enough from the crowded area but placed at a walking distance but withing walking distance. A Paradise for the soul I will never forget. Really good equipped goods and all facilities to make your stay comfortable, funny and easy. Thanks for taking care of me!! Unforgottable!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

What an experience i had... Lovely place, lovely people... D hotel is located on Odayam beach (2km walk to Varkala - n d walk along d cliff is breathtaking- just magnificent), not on Varkala bech, but i think thats what makes the experience enchanting... i have been to Goa 7 times in the last 3 years, Pondicherry, Gokarna, Puri (Orissa), but Varkala is a close 2nd to Goa...

Good Experiences: My Gf got an allergy on her hand and they were very nice to rush to get an anti-allergy medicine...Very helpful staff, especially Bobby and Reggie...

Problem: The only problem we faced with the hotel is that the AC didn't work in the day time because of power voltage fluctuations (they said it is all around Varkala - coudnt confirm that). it worked fine after 11 o clock in the night (which is what they said would happen, since the shacks n everythin closes down and the power crisis comes under control)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The hotel is located at Odayam Beach, slightly away from the main area. I stayed during the off season and so the beach area was small. It seems that the sea will come in during the off season. But, since it is not crowded, you can spend your time as in a private beach. You also get the opportunity to watch fishermen coming with their catch in catamarans. The rooms are sea facing and the bathrooms are also spacious and is kept clean. Service is also excellent. Babu and Bobin put their best efforts to ensure that the guests are fully satisfied. The restaurant is slightly away from the main buildings and is near the beach. It needs modifications to improve the ambience and cleanliness. Heard that they are constructing a new one next to the hotel itself.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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Trivandrum
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

The booking was very smooth. Mr. Babu was very prompt in replying to e mails and telephone calls.
The property is located at the beach and you can just walk across unlike most of the properties at the cliff. A bit off the beaten track but still a small beauty. There is virtually no check in. Everyone behaved as if they were expecting us. Check in happened after we settled down. The room was nice and large with clean toilets and tubs. Hot water was in abundance. The AC was a bit noisy although we never required it as it was quite cold and raining.
Bobby, the manager at restaurant was friendly and enjoying his job. So were all the other staff. The sea food was all nice and fresh and made well. You can trek around the property on the beach side or walk up to the main road watching all the greenery.
Except for the flies , the crows and the dogs around, the place was great. Excellent
By the way, No TV in room. In fact a great advantage.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Babu and his team did almost everthing to make our stay at Palm Tree Heritage a great experience. Babu was already very quick when reacting to our mails prior to our booking and this did not change throughout the 3 days we stayed. It is a lovely place, the rooms are spacy and clean and breakfast is good and sufficient.
August is off-season and is used to do construction work, which was quite disturbing. For future traveller, the noise and dust should be lesser, I hope (but ask before booking).
Furthermore, Babu hired a new chef who started his job after our departure. One of the few weaknesses (rather poor lunch and dinner offers) should therefore be solved by now.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The location of Palm Tree Heritage is wonderful: just at the end of the Varkala's beaches, so quiet, peaceful and beautiful. You are away from all restaurants and shops which are located on the cliff, but not so far, so you can walk to them (about 30 mn to go: nice walk along the sea...)/
Rooms are nice, very clean, large and just beside the sea.
Babu, the owner, and all his staff are friendly and efficient...
So all is perfect... except one point: the menu list is far too short for that kind of establishment, especially if you stay there many days. Food and fish were good, no complaint, but basic and poor choice. This should be improved. A new restaurant is under construction, so perhaps after, this will be done...
Anyway because the location, the room and all but the choice in food I give 5 stars!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank RobertBranche
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed for 6days at the end of a wonderful trip to India. I'd read about it online and on arrival was a little disappointed, however, My first impressions changed very quickly with the fabulous, attentive service of Boby and his team. Our 6 days at Palm Tree Hertiage was like living with an extended family.. Mr Babu and Boby looked after our every need including booking our superb cookery course and riverboat trip. Every evening we had fresh seafood and breakfast was fresh and plentiful. We particularly like the cold beers available on the veranda or down on the beach. A great find and enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank RWA186
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, March 20, 2015
Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu
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Property: Palm Tree Heritage
Address: Odayam Beach, Varkala 695311, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
#1 Family Hotel in Varkala
#2 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Tree Heritage 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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