I have stayed at this hotel on previous visits to Varkala. It is always my hotel of choice for the location, quality of rooms and the friendy and helpful staff.
I had a pool/ sea view room on the first floor which was extremely spacious with a larger than average balcony which opened onto the garden area.
The hotel is very well mantained and the rooms are spotless. The swimming pool is a decent size in an attractive setting and the pool guy is very helpful and does a good job.
The one thing that lets the hotel down is the catering. The buffet breakfasts are consistently bad. The food that should be served hot is always cold and unappetising. There is , however, a "live" cooking station serving omlettes or Dosa, Uthapam and Puttu.
Whilst I cannot accept food which should be hot and is presented cold this does not prevent me from staying at this hotel. I stay there because I like the hotel. There is more than enough choice of eating establishments in Varkala where I have never been disappointed with the quality of food.
I have and would still return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Varkala. The new tourist destination in God's Own Country, Kerala. It is 55 km North of Thiruvananthapuram accessible by road NH-47 via Kallambalam. By train, Varkala is a station from where a short drive by taxi will get you to Hindustan Beach Retreat. Hindustan Beach Retreat is a venture of the reputed Hindustan Textiles Group based in Kannur since 1939. We have 27 well appointed rooms each one with a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea giving you the luxury of the solitude that you can enjoy with the sounds of nature. · Accommodation o Standard Room - 12 (6 king size + 6 twin bed) o Executive Room (Balcony) - 12 (10 king size + 2 twin bed) o Suite Room (Balcony + Living Room) - 03 (3 king size) · Food o Nothin' Doing - The Restaurant near the Pool Side o Wait'n Watch - Coffee Shop on the Roof Top o Slow motion - The Bar. O Room service - 24 Hrs.· Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi (costumes a must) · Kid's Pool · 100 Seater Conference Hall · Turtle - The Souvenir Shop · Travel Desk · Beautiful Lawn · Wi-fi Internet · Television/Cable · Mini-bar· Telephone · Library · Turtle Bay - The Spa · Coffee makers· Doctor on call. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hindustan Beach Retreat Varkala, Kerala