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“Pleasant enough” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cliff Lounge Guesthouse

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The Cliff Lounge Guesthouse
Ranked #45 of 96 Varkala B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Pleasant enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

I chose this homestay mainly because the guide book said it had 'uninterrupted sea views'. I have no idea how that could be possible because there are buildings and trees between the rooms and the sea. That said the room was fine although if you're arriving from Europe in February (as I did) I'd recommend getting an air conditioned room.

If you like your coffee, take breakfast in the Abba restaurant just along the cliff.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Had ground floor room there for a few days in January. The room was clean and cool. Nice open area in the shade outside to sit in. Located right near the main tourist strip on the beach, but quiet. Really nice and helpful guy running the place who kindly gave us his plug adapter- thanks Khan. No breakfast included so you could go where you wanted, although there was a discount for the neighboring restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2011

Us four stayed 5 nights in Cliff Lounge and were very happy. Place is great bang for your buck! Rooms offer no fuss, but everything you need in clean and comfortable manner.
Not hidden but definitely a gem!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2011

The Cliff Lounge was our base for 5 nights during our visit to Varkala. The booking was handled efficiently, we were warmly welcomed and the room was beautifully decorated with some special touches. We made good use of our private balcony and also took advantage of a cookery lesson on the premises in Khan's. There were lots of good places for breakfast nearby and it was just a few minutes from the beach. We got lots of useful advice about local amenities including a great massage a few doors away.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Annie19London
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München
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2011

The Cliff Lounge lives not up to its promise on its website. If you get a room on the ground floor you don't have any seaview - you look at a wall. If there is a party at the Chill out Lounge (next door) your room seems to be on the dance floor - you can't sleep. We wanted to stay for 6 nights after 2 nights we left this place.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2011

We stayed at Cliff Lounge for 2 x nights in January. The owners are really lovely & very helpful.
The room was spotless & had really lovely touches in the little gifts that were there for us on arrival.
It was nice to be tucked away & not in the thick of things. The juice shack across the way is also amazing.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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easton,pa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2010

My daughter and I had booked a place near by the Cliff Lodge, spent our first night there and were not happy at all with the accomodations. I went in search the next morning and found Lisa, the hostess of the Cliff Lodge and luckily there was availability in the special room her mom usually stays when she visits, which was perfect.
We had a very good stay with all the amenities of good food, good shopping, good music, and beautiful ocean near by.
We enjoyed visiting with Lisa who shared anything she could to help us get around and to find interesting places to explore.
The Cliff Lodge is very comphy, peaceful, and asthetic. I give it a thumbs up!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Property: The Cliff Lounge Guesthouse
Address: Near Juice Shack | Tibeten market, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A clean and very comfortable guest house with excellent facilities centrally located near the cliff. Solar system for warm water. Regular house keeping services are provided. Only 50 m from the main beach steps located. Very secluded but close to many restaurants and shops.Only one our drive from Trivandrum international airport. We do airport pick up and drop off.When you arrive in Varkala drive to Helipad at the North Cliff, drive the Cliff walk way until Tibetan Market/Juice Shack,then turn right. At the end of this street you reach Chill Out Lounge.There is a walk way on your right, which leads you to us. Welcome to The Cliff Lounge Guest House ... more   less 
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