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“Affordable Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Tree Annex
Ranked #35 of 96 Varkala B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Affordable Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

A friend and I were traveling around Kerala for a number of weeks before coming to Varkala and staying at the Palm Tree Annex. We had both decided we would like to stay somewhere nicer than our previous locations, and were prepared to pay a bit more. However, we didn't need to worry about that. Our room at Palm Tree Annex was *so* fantastic and the service we received was 5-star; all for an *extremely* good price per night. We couldn't believe our luck! The bedding was supper comfortable and perfectly clean. The bathroom was spotless, hot running water. We had our own little balcony overlooking the beach. We had expected that the restaurant would be on the pricey end, given that we were paying a bit more for our room, but it was not at all. And the food was excellent. They accommodated all of our requests promptly and kindly. We will *definitely* re-visit this place on future trips to India.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed three nights in the annex. The room was nice and clean with a hot shower.
The Palm Tree Annex is located a bit north of the main beach in Varkala, it takes 15-20 minutes to walk there. It's a nice walk though, with lots of souvenirs stalls and cafes and restaurants on the way. It's also possible to swim just outside the Palm Tree Annex, so no reason really to walk to the main beach.
The restaurant is a little more basic than the rest of the Palm Tree Annex, but portions are big and food tasty enough - same goes for the set breakfast.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
We would definitely come back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda H
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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Aussie in Asia
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Drifting off to sleep lulled by the waves close by, snuggled under crisp white sheets in Room 202, I feel relaxed and soothed after a day walking and eating on this beach fronting the Arabian Sea.

Palm Tree Annex was recommended by my driver ,Kannan, from Coochin and it didn't disappoint.

Guests are welcomed warmly, the rooms are spotlessly presented and have water, toiletries and balconies. Wifi is available.

Enjoying drinks and dinner by lamplight under the stars while admiring spectacular sunsets was a delight I intend to repeat. This was prefaced by watching fishermen haul in and sort their catches while others mended their nets.

The host Babu takes a very hands -on role and this is evident in the care taken of clients and their needs.

Pleasant strolls along the shoreline are punctuated by games of spot the mongoose and stepping aside to let small black buffalo herds pass. Closeby are fishing villages and old wells are to be found among the palm groves. Other walks take you to the shopping,touristy area along the cliff and tuktuk drives take you to temples and the city proper.

Palm Tree Annex was booked solid while I was there and those I spoke with raved about their stay.
In the Annex ask for Room 202...but all are good.

Room Tip: Try for upstairs.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank workingon
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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Mission, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

nice room, nice bed, hot water, beautiful beach, good restaurant. what more could you want? oh, and a great host. nice room, nice bed, hot water, beautiful beach, good restaurant. what more could you want? oh, and a great host.

Room Tip: lovely relaxing place away from the hustle of the backpacker area
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank brian g
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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349 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

From my ground floor room, the sound of the ocean breaking on the rocks only 50 metres away made this a pleasant place to stay for a couple of nights. Had I been there longer, I would have been disappointed that I didn't have a room on the upper levels, preferably one overlooking the Arabian Sea. The room was pretty average but value for what it cost, and the price included breakfast. My room was not cleaned and towels were not replaced. As others have commented, the staff were very welcoming, almost to the point of trying too hard to ensure their guests were looked after. Meals at the Palm Tree restaurant were okay, although the baked group stuffed with garlic, butter, green chillies and limes was outstanding. This is a quiet and very pleasant location with a good beach, if you want to avoid the madness of the cliff top a beach south of here.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room on the beach side.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alexander6011
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Eating breakfast on the beach watching the fishermen pull their catch up, and delivering it directly into the hotel kitchen.

The food is brilliant, and the beach is a relaxing paradise.

It's located a little walk from the main strip so it's nice and quiet and you can join the hustle and bustle of the strip in 10 min.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Da_Lune
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

'No problem' was the answer to any requests we made. Service was definitely the best part of our stay at Palm Heritage. Everyone was super nice and friendly, and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.
The location is good, by the water and a little away from the madness of the cliff. You can watch the fishermen at work every morning from your window. It's quite amusing.
The rooms are nice, clean and well maintained with all the amenities - hot water, AC, fridge, etc. No complaints. Food was good too.
Would recommend this if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing break.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vishal M
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this review, April 1, 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. Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise. Thanks & Regards Babu
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Property: Palm Tree Annex
Address: Odayam Beach | Edava, Varkala 695311, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Little paradise is one of the best beach Resort with private beach access in Varkala with exotic rooms restaurant,service and hospitality,So enjoy in our little paradise and feel the ocean. ... more   less 
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Palm Tree Annex Varkala, Kerala

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