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“Beautiful New Black Beach Resort in Varkala, Kerala”
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Black Beach Resort
Ranked #14 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
2 reviews
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“Beautiful New Black Beach Resort in Varkala, Kerala”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We adored this heavenly location and beautiful new resort overlooking the cliff and best beach in Varkala. The manager and staff were kind and helpful. Our Yoga class on their green lawn overlooking the sea was rejuvenating. After traveling in India for several weeks, this welcoming gem of a hotel inspired us to stay longer than planned for a relaxing "stay-cation"

Room Tip: All rooms are new with terraces overlooking the sea. The heritage cottage is exceptional.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

i stated in this hotel with my wife for two nights a month before.i throughly enjoyed our two nights stay.the excelent seaview is one the speciality of this hotel and the staff were very friendly and professional.the rooms are neat and tidy.i want to give a big thanks to the manager he is truly helpful to me he is nicely explained everything and very friendly also.i just feel a home away from home. i will recomanded this hotel to my friends and relative if they are visiting varkala.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Stayed in this hotel as part of a Gap Adventures tour. Although it wasn't terrible, it was probably the worst on the tour. The tour organisers don't include air conditioning in this hotel which of course is not at fault of the hotel itself. We did however find 500 rupees per day rather extortionate considering you could probably get a 2 course meal for two for that in Varkala! The bathroom was quite dirty and had a bucket under the shower to catch the dripping tap. The location isn't ideal but not too far to walk along the cliffs to the beach. No TV in the room didn't matter for a couple of days but would've missed one if staying for longer coming in on an evening.

One thing i must point out though is that this is a review of staying in the main building... The accomodation in the beautiful gardens towards the sea do look a lot better! The staff were friendly.

I would say this place has potential but like a lot of places, it's the little things that make all the difference.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I'm very disappointed with the place. I had stayed there for about 3-4days last month. The air conditioning in my room was pretty bad, water was leaking all over the place.I had issues with the service they provided. The hotel staff is very incompetent.Noisy hotel!.No privacy!. My SLR camera was stolen, I bet by the hotel staff only.Overall, Its an awful place to stay at. Many other hotels to choose from in Varkala, dont waste your money on this one.STAY AWAY!!.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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, General Manager at Black Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Dear Sir/madam
Greeting from black beach resort!!!!!
thanks for your time and we are very sorry to say that this is a shocking lie,we would like to explain that our air condition's are brand new and installed in this season(2012) only last year there was no air conditions,Black beach resort was Re opened on 1st Feb 2012. Now we got 06 Std A/c rooms,06std non a/c and 05 A/c heritage cottages.our staffs are well educated and trained people who treats the guests as king and queen .all the rooms having individual big balcony for their privacy.Our resort known for the quite relaxing atmosphere which all our clients mentioned on their reviews.And i would have request for you sir "please visit our place once then i know that you will love it".
thanks & Regards
Aneesh
Black beach resort
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Ireland
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Im just back from India and spent a few nights at this hotel.The hotel is a modern build hotel and built to a high, tasteful standard.The grounds are very clean and tidy.The rooms are excellent and again very clean and tidy.All the staff are exceptionally pleasant especially the Manager,Aneesh,Who will go the extra mile to help you out regarding any questions or help you might need.I would definately stay here again as the atmosphere is very calming and its a stones throw from the beach

Room Tip: The newly added chalets are well designed in a fantastic setting
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Stayed for 11 nights and loved it. The rooms are big and clean with balcony (mine had a lovely sea-view). The staff is really friendly and there is an added bonus of cable TV and free Wifi for when you feel like staying in. I am travelling as a single female and felt very safe and comfortable. Definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with sea-view
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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france
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

I stayed black beach sea view resort with a gorupe in feb.the location is amazing betterthan buisy cliff. beutifull huts they made with wood it's located front of the resort.
there is a building back side of the property.i satyed on seccound floor.no meaning of sea view resort because front side huts hiding sea view from my balcony.rooms are basic.i think this is a wrong costruction.they won't spoil sea view of all rooms.
I reccomond this resort for only fabulous location and cottages, not for behind building rooms.

Varkala is great tourist destination,never seen amazing view of sea from the cliff.

Room Tip: avoid stay in behind building rooms.......
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Black Beach Resort
Address: Beach Road, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Black Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Black Beach Sea Face Resort Varkala is one of the leading luxury resorts in Varkala. Our affordable tarriffs and dedicated services in the industry help us to be the number one resort in Varkala, Kerala. We focus on the quality services which will be a great state fore the visitors. Black Beach Sea Face Resort makes your holidays more comfortable and joyful... ... more   less 
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