It's a really lovely place to stay, close to the quiet beach where the fishermen come in every morning. The huts are basic but very nice and clean with a bathroom, a little sitting out area and your own hammock. The breakfasts are good, and you can eat here in the evening (good home-cooked food). However, we booked here for four nights to relax at the end of our trip, and when we arrived (having confirmed the booking twice by email and received confirmation in return), they told us they were full and would put us in a room 2km away for the first night. We weren't at all happy about that, and so they offered us a dingy room close by. Finally we found ourselves a nearby beach bungalow (at Magnolias, another good option) for that first night, which they agreed to pay for. At the end of the stay they had, of course, 'forgotten' to reimburse us for that first night but did do so in the end. It's such a shame because this is a nice, relaxing place to stay in a lovely location, and the cook couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. However the cynical attitude of the owner is a good enough reason to find somewhere else. I guess being 'Top Choice' in the Lonely Planet means they don't have to try very hard to get bookings, especially in the peak season.
- Also Known As:
- Pink Aana Bamboo Beach Hotel Varkala
- Pink Aana Bamboo Beach Resort Varkala, Kerala