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Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 50 Hotels in Varkala
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Clean, friendly hotel with pool- value for money”
Reviewed January 14, 2011

This is one of the nicer small hotels in varkala that have a good pool. It's off the main beach track, but only 5 minutes to walk to the restaurants. It has very friendly staff, is very clean, good breakfast and true value for money! The rooms are nicely furnished, good airconditioning and very nice bathrooms. It was very hard to find such a good hotel in Varkala.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2011

As I went to Varkala to rest and relax, I appreciated the spacious and clean room right in front of the swimming pool. The food at the restaurant was always excellent.
The service was always quick and good. One of the employees even took the time to show me the temples near the hotel. I appreciated that the manager waited for me even if I arrived at 3 am, in the middle of the night. People were always nice and smiling.
If you go to Deshadan, you must try the Ayurveda massage. The Ayurvedic clinic of the hotel is very good. I had 7 massages on 7 days and did enjoy all of them.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2011

We really enjoyed our week at Deshadan just before Christmas. The staff and management were friendly and efficient and the rooms very comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet was limited but adequate. It is a 5 minute walk from the beach and lots of restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2010

If a swimming pool is of importance to you, then this is the place to stay in Varkala. It is an intimate hotel, with tranquil rooms set around the pool. The staff were really helpful & friendly, especially when we arrived at 3.30am after a nightmare trip from Bangalore, no need to check in & they served breakfast when we finally woke the next day. This is great place to unwind.

  • Stayed December 2010
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London
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

The Deshadan is a great hotel with a nice pool. The rooms are clean and well decorated. There is a resturant that servers nice well priced food and the staff are very helpful.

The hotel is set back from the cliffs, about a 6 minute walk.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2010

We stayed two nights in the 2-room family cottage of the Deshadan Beach Resort and enjoyed it very much. We would have stayed longer but the cottage was booked by someone else for the following nights.
Pros: The cottage was spacious and clean. Restaurant staff was friendly and the buffet breakfast was generous. Abilash, the manager was very friendly. We arrived by train late at night (1 am) and he was there to welcome us and show us our cottage, leaving passports and admin stuff for the next morning.
Cons: The grounds are small and you don't have a great deal of privacy if you want to sit outside your room.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

Strategically located close to the cliff, with all rooms facing the swimming pool and a very friendly staff, this small holiday place is ideal for those seeking a break away from the humdrum. The resort also has an Ayurvedic associate within its premises. This offers even more convenience for those seeking the rejuvenating, refreshing effects of a good massage.
Ask the chef to cook up some local dishes rather than settle for what you are used to.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

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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