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Magnolia Guesthouse
Ranked #25 of 50 Hotels in Varkala
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“"Superb Hotel in superb location"”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Magnolia guesthouse It was one of the best hotels i have ever stayed...a great experience .... very good in Service,I enjoyed 5 days staying there with my family. however this hotel gives us peace of mind. best way to start is early morning even before sunrise and see the various shades of ocean and sky.early morning you can see a lot of activity on beach with fishermen using traditional methods to bring in the catch.small boats carved out of single piece of wood or multiple logs attached to each other are seen on the beach nearby.The staff there shows a good performance and the owner gives us the perfect advice to trip around Varkala. I expense is normal at there.....Its a very Quiet place and good to stay..i think there is no such guest house that is much quiet like this in varakala because its staying a little far from the town...... Any way there is a good Restaurant nearby and lot of shops...... If any one reading this review and going to varkala for a peaceful trip. I prefer this place. Because its the best.............

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Magnolia guesthouse was a very nice stay, the owners were very kind. We paid $1500 rupees per night and we felt it was a great deal for our own little bungalow. The only complaints I would have would be that the dog they have barks most of the morning which made it difficult to sleep. I also felt that though we were given a great deal on the room That the owner was trying to make a pretty sizeable profit off us when she arranged taxi or day trips, nearly doubling the price ! We declined and found our own ways , just asked the locals . But I loved how it was set away from the major touristy area in Varkala, just 10 minutes walking. We spent more time at black beach just near Magnolia then we did at Varkala. Much less people and no store owners hassling you. Very good restaurants near by also!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Indian Shores, Florida
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was really a good stay at Magnolia Guesthouse(Varkala). The staff and personals are really great and the location was good. Easy access to everything we where looking for.I warmly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Varkala, India
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time staying at Magnolia in Varkala. It is a lovely beach town, which is really quiet compared to the rest of India we've travelled through. Magnolia is perfectly situated just outside the really touristy part of the beach. It is very reasonably priced and the food has been great (we haven't actually eaten anywhere else so far). We keep saying that we'll leave in a few days, though we've already stayed a week and haven't made any plans to leave!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Hi Friends. I fully recommend this place. Its a lovely place for a quiet retreat in GOD's Own Country. The customer service provided by Shah and Lillemor are impeccable. The rooms are very clean and the people at the guesthouse are very hospitable and caring. This place is at a striking distance from the beautiful beaches of Kerala. Also, many of the places of interests in Kerala can be reached by road from this place. Shah and his team provided all key ideas and information on how and where to travel during our time of stay here. I would recommend.

Room Tip: Best value for money. You can blindly choose this place. You would have no regrets later.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Coming to Magnolia Guesthouse is like coming home! A wonderful place to stay if you go to Varakala. The cottages are so comfortable and the service from Shah and Lillemor is perfect. The ocean is just a short walk away and the beach is miles wide.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Magnolia guesthouse is a lovely place to come to. Quiet and still in a beuatiful surrounding . The houses are cozy,simple and nicely furnished. The cleaning of the rooms are good.
Shah and Lillemor are very friendly and opened, taking good care of their guests
.Can dearly recommend it .

Cecilia Nilsson ,Gothenburg,Sweden

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Magnolia Guesthouse
Address: Odayam Beach Road | Odayam, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Varkala
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnolia Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnolia Guest House is a little paradise in Varkala, Kerala. Magnolia has beautiful view over Indian Ocean. From Magnolia, there is only 3 minutes walk to a number of beautiful and romantic beaches which provides privacy and happy times. 10 minutes walk away from Magnolia is the Varkala North Cliff and the main beach where you can enjoy the thrills and pills of various restaurants, shopping or a game of beach football or volleyball. ... more   less 
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