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Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed last week for 4 nights as part of a 3 week exploration of Kerala. We originally only booked for a night but kept on extending as we enjoyed it so much. Abiliash and his team bend over backwards to look after you and go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure you have a good time. Its a small hotel and feels friendly and intimate. Its a pleasure to have a lovely pool to sit by and as others have said, its only a short walk to the main shopping and restaurants area on north cliff. The rooms are a bit dark but we found that was the case all over Kerala. Abilash organised a mini bus to take us to an incredible temple festival and also took us to visit a couple of local ashrams which we thoroughly enjoyed. I can't speak highly enough about my experience there and I would definitely go back. And it was great value compared to other hotels for what you get.

Room Tip: Take a room away from the reception but even those rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear Sir,

There is nothing like recommending the property.

It is the best of the marketing system which always stands out as we are sharing our good experiences with all other guest who are planning to visit Varkala for their visit.

Thank you for your great support and looking forward to serving you again.


Warm Regards


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Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband and I loved this hotel! You couldn't ask for more from a hotel in this price range. The staff couldn't be more helpful, they will go out of their way to meet any requests and can arrange cars, sight-seeing and excursions at great prices (not with the mark-up you'd expect from a hotel). The hotel is small (22 rooms) so it is relaxed and a great place to lounge by the pool. The cliff top and beach is about a 5 minute walk away (the hotel has torches for night time as Varkala is not big on street lights but with a torch it really isn't a problem). Being away from the chaos of the cliff top makes the hotel an ideal retreat but the close location means it's really convenient. We had an early morning flight when we left and the manager Abilash gave us a room to use right up until we left without any charge for the extra day. Also, the manager's assistant Sajin got us an upgrade for free at another hotel when we went off exploring for a few days.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for highlighting the comments which we are known for.

It makes our job even tougher as we need to maintain the best of Deshadan hospitalities at all times.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Was fortunate enough to be working in Trivandrum and was able to make the short trip up to Varkala several times, staying in the Deshadan on three occasions. It was wonderful - the staff couldn't have been more helpful or obliging. The rooms are spotless and very pleasant. And the pool was perfect after a day's riding around on an Enfield Bullet.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank richgSantiago
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

What a great way to express your experience of Deshadan Varkala.

As rightly said a great place to take a break and enjoy a wonderful drive from Trivandrum to Varkala.

Thank you once again for your great comments.

Warm Regards

Anup

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had a very nice time at the hotel. The rooms were really nice with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom. The only negative is that the bathrooms do not have screens on their windows and have a large opening where the fan has been incorrectly installed (it sucks air in instead of taking it out as an exhaust fan should). During our two day stay, we were visited by a bunch of fun insects including a flying cockroach, a spider the size of a hand and a hornet.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the road as the rooms inside the hotel complex are less noisy.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you for your feedbacks.

Having read your concerns we have taken necessary steps to make sure such incidents does not occur again.

Assuring the best services at all times.

Warm Regards

Anup

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A friend and I stayed here recently. It is a really nice quiet and comfortable hotel. Breakfast is good and we found the staff to be especially friendly and efficient. The pool area is good and the hotel provides free wifi. The rooms were clean and spacious but not well lit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room around the pool area.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback.

Requesting you to share your experiences with your and and dear ones.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife, a friend and myself stayed here as the second hotel on a 3-week tour of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in October. We stayed for 4 nights before moving on to Aleppey. The hotel is small and set in a quiet location and all the better for it. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. They face the swimming pool and are moment's walk to the restaurant. We had a lot of excursions and saw some remarkable sights in the vicinity. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and we want particularly to thank Soju, Abilash, Sunil and Joshi for their attention and kindness. The menu is tremendous and helped to extend our experience of Keralan meals. My wife (a chef) had lessons from Joshi who was an excellent teacher. Thank you again to all the staff.

Room Tip: They are all good!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you immensely to share your great experiences during your stay in Deshadan Varkala.

The highlight of your stay was definitely the food experiences your have shared with our staff and we are sure that the outcome will be tremendous.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We spent two nights here over New Year. We've been coming to southern India for the last 20 years on holiday, only this time with our kids too. The staff were charming. The food was excellent. The pool was clean. The family bungalow was perfect. Very clean and great value. It is a little back from the main drag/beach, but this is a good thing. Very relaxing. It takes five minutes to get to the beach and bars/cafes etc. We'd come here again the next time we visit this part of the world. Thanks to everyone there from two happy parents and three very happy kids.

Room Tip: The family bungalow has two doubles next to each other with one entrance and hall for both.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Anup B, Director of Sales at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

Dear Sir,

We have only one thing to say " Thank you very much for the great comments".

Looking forward to get such experiences from all our guest staying at Deshadan properties.

Warm Regards


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Additional Information about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

Address: Kurakkanni Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Varkala
#8 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: $31 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 200 metres from the Papanasam cliff at Varkala, Deshadan offers the best of everything. Be it the cuisine, the facilities or the comforts. At Deshadan you can explore a wide variety of holiday pleasures. Once you have had your fill of the beach choose to laze around in the deluxe A/C rooms facing the pool. Rest assured with mouth watering dishes with smiling service. ... more   less 
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