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London
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were going to stay for just 1 night but liked it and stayed for 3. We had the 'penthouse' room on the roof which had a view of the beach. Basic twin beds but clean and with some character, particularly liked the ceiling. The owner was friendly and helpful. No breakfast but this could be taken at Surf and... More 

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Thank Mortlaketraveller
Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The advertised mini bar was not in fact a bar. We were looking forward to cold beers after our grueling journey but all that had been provided was some fruit and water. In the morning it became apparent there were no tea or coffee making facilities and no welcome/information pack. We were invited to breakfast by the hotel manager and... More 

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Madrid
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

liked this guest house so much we extended our stay from 3 to 5 nights. Very friendly staff, beautiful balconies and comfortable room, just off the end of South Beach. I really like this end of the beach too because of the ceremonies Ave all the locals coming to watch the sunset.

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toronto, canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The guesthome is comfortable and well situated on the South Cliff, near the beach. Although we had a few bumps and mishaps at the beginning of our stay the owner (Babu) worked diligently to ensure our comfortable and happiness.

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Goa
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Got a room for 3 at this guest home really cheap through cleartrip and the place was lovely. Set atop a cliff at Varkala (about 10 mins walk on the beach or 10 mins ride by auto-rickshaw to the main cliff that has all the restaurants and shopping stores), the guest home has nice, clean rooms with a TV and... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I never had such a bad stay in any hotels so far. The manager showed his face only at the time of check-in & payment and after that he never showed his face. After evening, no single soul to attend except a watchman, who has no knowledge other than local language and any services attached to the hotel. During our... More 

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1 Thank A Ganesh K
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

We stayed at omsam for 3 nights and wanted to extend for another 3 but ran out of time. We had the most relaxing time here. The location is incredible very close to the south beach and the staff could not have been more helpful. The room is very clean with a nice toilet and a comfortable bed. We had... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This place will give you the feel of an authentic kerala style palace with beautiful architecture made of wood! The balcony has a nice view, the guest house being perched at a higher elevation on the south cliff. (oh it is a bit of a steep walk though!) The beach is literally visible from the balcony and is a couple... More 

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Thank aceanindita
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The architecture of the place is beautiful - made in authentic wooden Kerala style. We had booked a Deluxe sea view room - but the sea view was tiny, even after one has stepped out of the room. The room was beautifully done but it was very small. I recommend the rooms on the first and second floor which has... More 

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Thank snehasaha9
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here, the staff are very polite and informative and the location is great. We got our ground floor room at a off season price, and thought breakfast, which was outside on chairs and tables, was fine. Powdered milk and sachet coffee are perhaps not for everyone, but we're not fussy and thought the variety of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
OmSam Guest Home is a dream project of three medical doctors, Dr. K.K. Krishnamma, Dr. V. Lohi Das and Dr. Thulika Rohan – to offer tourists the elusive, intangible feel of how native Malayalis lived in their traditional homes. Since Om Sam Guest Home is perched almost at the crest of South Cliff, all rooms, even those in the ground floor, offer panoramic views of the sea and the sunset. Guests can sun-bath on the balconies leading out from every room, or simply indulge themselves by soaking in the view of the sea. Mana with Mansard Roof Traditional homes in Kerala used to have one or two small raised steps at the entrance to the compound, with accompanying overhead covering, which would offer protection from the sun as well as rain. The native Malayalam language word for step is padi, and the word for overhead structure is pura. Padippura therefore can best be translated as step(s) with overhead covering. The padippura at Om Sam Guest Home is one of its distinctive characteristics. Traditional families of Kerala used abundant wood and wood materials for making their homes. Keeping this in mind, wood of all kinds has been sourced from all parts of Kerala, especially from rich orthodox homes and palaces; wood fresh-cut from the forest has been shunned : this was primarily to capture the evanescent spirit of the Malayali home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Omsam Guest Home

Address: Papanasam, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $35 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The roof top room is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Mortlaketraveller, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Take rooms on first floor with balconies - spacious and good view”
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 of 5 bubbles snehasaha9, 6 May 2014 | Read review
“We were 2 couples and had two rooms. Both rooms had same problems. The management has to mosquito-proof the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles LathaN515, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
“If you afford it the front rooms were better.”
 of 5 bubbles spikeuk12, 23 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Perhaps the upstairs rooms are larger and actually sport the sew view? The ground floor ones (standard) sure didn't.”
 of 5 bubbles Jala42, 5 Nov 2013 | Read review
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