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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Magnolia guesthouse varkala according to us is s very. Beautiful , fantastic , attractive and budget Friendly hotel. The beach is awesome and the staff and the Management were very friendly and helpful. Overall very nice.

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Viken
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I liked it very much ,and i got what i expected ,a nice place to stay and I got all Information that I asked for.A lovely surroundings and nice swimmingtours in the near beach.I can recommend this accomodation !

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Wales
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Plus points - the owners are very friendly and helpful, the accommodation while basic is very good value, the location is very peaceful, wifi very good Negative - the beach has gone! (this was disappointing as the area is described as having a beach, it may be a seasonal thing due to geographical factors, i'm not sure, option of air...

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Mullumbimby
Reviewed 3 July 2015

A fabulous place to stay for a while and enjoy the view,peace and a host who is just perfect to guide you into this divine spot of Kerala.Clean room,clean bedding and privacy.Second honeymoon for us made possible by a guesthouse that is five stars.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Stumbling upon the Magnolia Guesthouse via Tripadvisor was a very lucky find. Perfectly situated at the Northern End of the spectacular cliffs of Varkala, it's well out of the traffic, yet just minutes away from top restaurants in the main tourist area and beautiful walks up and down the coast. The rooms are fantastic and it was the host, Shah,...

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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went to magnolia guesthouse varkala for two weeks from 1st week of february to the middle of february and boy we had one of our best times of our life.The room we stayed was spacious comfortable and infact absolutely fabulous. The walk along the beach was one of our highlights of the entire India trip.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Magnolia Guesthouse is situated just back from the sea a short walk to Odayam beach. Lillemor is a lovely host and the property is set in tranquil gardens with the friendly next door restaurant happy to deliver delicious local food at any time. They make the best Fish Biryani we’ve had so far in India! We stayed in the Magnolia...

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Miesbach, Germany
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Run by charming Swedish lady, lovely garden, silent but surprised nearby beach - less than 100m - to have sunrise breakfast or romantic sunset dinner. Beach: - less than 100 meter small beach at Restaurant - better small swimming beach is about 100m further - Varkala beach 20 Minutes walk on cliff way Restaurant: - great Restaurant at beach (100...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Swedish owner Lillemor gave great service and made us feel like home during our ten days stay in Varkala. Lillemor arranged private yoga for us in the beautiful garden and informed us about the surrounding area and the different activities avaliable. The location, just a minute from the beautiful and quiet beach Odayam, was perfect. Really good value!

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I recently being there with my wife. Guest house is nice & located in a calm & peaceful area (near to sea). They don't have room service for food but that can be managed from very nearly situated restaurants. But these restaurants are pretty expensive. One of them provide room service. Personally i feel that if you want to spend...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnolia Guest House is a little paradise in Varkala, Kerala. Magnolia has beautiful view over Indian Ocean. From Magnolia, there is only 3 minutes walk to a number of beautiful and romantic beaches which provides privacy and happy times. 10 minutes walk away from Magnolia is the Varkala North Cliff and the main beach where you can enjoy the thrills and pills of various restaurants, shopping or a game of beach football or volleyball. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnolia Guesthouse

Address: Odayam Beach Road | Odayam, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: $23 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnolia Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Magnolia Guesthouse Varkala, Kerala
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Varkala
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
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