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“Pleasant Hotel, Close to beach, shops and restaurants” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Green Palace
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
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“Pleasant Hotel, Close to beach, shops and restaurants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

Nice, if not luxurious hotel, clean and pleasant. The 3rd floor, the topmost level, is the only one with any views of the sea. The views from the balcony look across the grass to a restaurant owned by the hotel, the views of the sea are blocked somewhat by this structure. Centrally located, all the main clifftop shops and restaurants of Varkala town are close by. The staff was pleasant and helpful.
This hotel does not include breakfast like most hotels in India do, but other than that,, it was fine. It does not have a pool, or an outdoor sitting area. I don't recommend the rooms on the first floor as they are actually sunken one floor down into the earth and look directly out onto a blank wall.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2011

close to the beach. clean and comfortable. good food. helpful staff. we would stay here again. and i would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2010

We stayed at the Taj when we first arrived in Varkala in Jan 2009. The Taj is good and what you would expect for that kind of money however, when we decided to return for the final few days of our holiday in Kerala we stayed at the Green Palace.

We still remember the name of the manager there (Prince) which is always a good sign. He was very helpful and interesting. The view of the ocean and sunset is fantastic.

It's not cheap by Indian standards (over Christmas and new year there is a peak season tax or something like that) but for £50 or so a night you cant complain.

Varkala is my favourite place in India. It is chilled out, got a great beach, there's a good atmosphere in the bars and a bit of life too. We loved it so much we're going back in January 2011.

And we're staying at the Green Palace, not the Taj!

Enjoy.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2010

I stayed at The Green Palace at the start of the monsoon season in June 2010. I found the rooms to be airy and clean. Great to have A/C in the run up to the thundery storms.

The location was excellent. Just next door was the Cafe Del Mar which was perfect for breakfast and the view from the balcony was great, overlooking Varkala beach.

I booked the hotel from the UK, and the hotel staff kindly arranged for me to be picked up from the airport (for a reasonable fee).

The hotel was more expensive that other hotels along the beach, and so it would be good to haggle a good deal.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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1 Thank Sodyathen
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India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2010

Great Fun to stay here
Great atmosphere and surroundings

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2010

It was an amazing place to stay.
Unbelievably romantic and cozy. The beach looks amazing from a 100 feet. Nice balcony, nice room. Decent food but amazing coffee.
Great service.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2010

My partner and I got to Varkala and proceeded to try and get a pleasant hotel. We knew of all of the main ones, but we came to the Green Palace, took a look inside, discussed and booked the balcony sea view for a repspectable rate excluding TAX (don't get caught out).

The hotel and room was very clean and the main concierge was an affable and courteous individual. The main positive was the location - this surely had to be the best placed hotel out of the whole entire bunch?! We had a look for the others, but they were all way back from the cliff top or a lot further away from the main beach and restaurants. We were so close to the beach and restaurants and our view was complete loveliness! We really wouldn't swap this for another hotel around here taking into account VFM - we even extended our stay!

Only negative was our cable TV was out for over 24 hours!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Green Palace

Property: Green Palace
Address: Clifftop,Varkala P.O | Trivandrum, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Green Palace Varkala, Kerala
Green Palace Hotel Varkala

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