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Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We went in the off season and had a lovely stay. The price was a bargain due to the off season rates, and the rooms were very comfortable and tasteful. The pool was lovely and always spotlessly clean. The wifi was free and available everywhere. The food and beers were good and the staff were always helpful and friendly. The location was fine also. The only minor problem was the laundry was pricey and came back smelling of a campfire so we weren't charged which was very reasonable.
Only good things to stay about this lovely relaxing resort.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank howsey51
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are please to acknowledge your mail as it gives a clear message of Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort as the best resort to relax and feel comfortable.

Looking forward to serving you again.

Warm Regards


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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went off season and had the whole hotel to ourselves. What luxury! Staff were friendly, beers cold, good food from the kitchen too. Rooms were comfortable and a good size, modern and with remote control air con.
It's about 5mins walk to the main tourist area (the cliff shops / restaurants /beach). This is a good thing as it's quiet and peaceful. .
Don't forget to bring your cash, nearest atm requires 10mins drive (same no matter where you stayed).
Thanks deshadan for a great end to our holiday in India.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank melbourneVEG
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank for sharing your great experiences with all of us.

We look forward to showcase such experiences with all our guest at all times.

Please do visit our other properties in Kerala.

Warm Regards

Anup Balan
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

we enjoed and staff was very good room also is good and breakfast was also very nice,

next time if we go to varkla we will stay in this resort, swiming pool also very nice, romms bathroom was also cln

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
3 Thank Gordhandas S
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your wonderful comments.

We are looking forward to receive such comments from all our valued guests.

Warm Regards


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Foggy in Sussex
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Our personal view.
We thought this hotel was lovely with a great, clean pool. Our room was on the ground floor, poolside. It was kept very clean by the staff as were the surrounding areas. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We only had breakfast here, which was more than adequate Just a five minute walk through shortcuts takes you to the hubbub of the cliff top stretch with far more hotels, restaurants, clothes, gift shops and shops you would expect. Great atmosphere both night and day. The actual beach is at the bottom of the cliff and quite a walk both ways. Beach may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Room Tip: It seems that the rooms around the pool are probably best. Clean, well decorated, air conditioned an...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank smarticus123
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your comments.

We are making sure that such standards will be be maintain at all times.

Looking forward to serving you again.

Warm Regards


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ujjain india
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Kerala had always been a dream destination for me and my wife. Hence Fortnight ago

we decided to pay a visit to the Kerala on a 10 day long tour with 3 days at deshadhan

Kerala, the exotic south indian state was first on our radar. The online portal

Antilog Vacations came to our rescue as it offered an Indian package encapsulating

Kerala and our other places of interest at affordable rates.. Upon insistence of the

customer care representative we decided to kick off our journey from Varkala and the

Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort was booked as our abode for the 3 day and 2 night

stay.

We were glad we listened to him as Deshadan was a perfect place for

vacationing – nice homely ambience, clean and well maintained and with lots of

personalized attention.
The property consisted of distinct separate cottages and was

flanked by a swimming pool amidst them. Our room was around 200 sqft in area and

had carpeted floors and satin sheets. The hue of the room was perfect and in keeping

with the mood of the surroundings. The bath was replete with an assortment of toiletries

too.

Another main feature of the resort was the Ayurvedic Centre. The centre has the

best skilled therapists in the area. Once you are here you should really try out the Deep

Tissue Massage as we felt amazingly revivified after the same. They also offered a host

of other massages and therapies,

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank jaiswal622
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for highlighting your wonderful experiences with Deshadan Group.

We have taken note on your comments and we are making sure that we extend Deshadan hospitality to all our valued guest at all times.

WARM REGARDS


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Norfolk
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had mixed feelings about this hotel. We stayed in a room that was marketed as ‘deluxe’ which really was questionable. The plug arrangement in the room was poor, the wardrobe was grubby and only had three hangers and our room had no personal outside space. Only one member of staff really went out of his way to be pleasant and he was the waiter who told us he was from Darjeeling. However, the pool was welcoming and the general feel of the place was relaxing. The breakfasts were fine and we quite liked the open feel to the restaurant. The resort itself was probably the most commercial place we stayed in the whole of Kerela but it was quite nice to ‘chill out’ and enjoy both the sounds of the sea and a relaxed pool area within a short distance of each other. The Deshadan was situated quite well with a short walk to the cliff top restaurants and shops. However, we were surprised there were no ATMs unless we went into town some three kms away. Whilst a tuk tuk made this doable if we had known the ATM situation we would have brought more money from Thekkady before arrival.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Toffesocks
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for choosing Deshadan Varkala.

We have taken note on your concerns and looking forward to provide the best of Deshadan facilities at all times.

Warm Regards


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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Friendly people, clean and nice environment, beautiful garden. Rooms are even better as last year - beds got a euro standard, with soft madrases, blankets, pillows, sheets. We stayed two weeks and got really feeling of home and good sleep included. Stuff with managers took care of us in big and small wishes, we got total safety and lots of insides to lokal life in Varkala and Kerala. That made me feel like at home. They are very friendly, but professional.

Room Tip: All rooms have a different nice character. Try to get poolside ones.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Merle H
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Anup B, AGM- Business Development at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Sir,

Being friendly and but professionals is what we are trying to maintain.

Looking forward to serving you even better in your next visit.

Regards


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Property: 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:
#6 Family Hotel in Varkala
#8 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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