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Hill-Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was the worst stay I've had in India so far...The arrival was through the backyard wich was really hard to find! The staff (except one nice helper) was really arrogant. The room was absolutely horrible. Really dirty. Mould and spider webs everywhere. In the night time a cockroach visited our room as well... Just the view and the breakfast... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Hi Everyone, I stayed in Hill Top Resort along with my family for 3 Nights. We had booked a regular twin room. Thanks to the hotel Manager Mr Ernesto, he upgraded us to a sea facing AC room. The room was very comfortable and clean. The Restaurant is also pretty good. We tried a number of new dishes and all... More 

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Hilltopbeachresort, Manager at Hill-Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bhaskar, It was a pleasure to have you and your family here and we really hope you come back again, when it´s possible you´ll always have the same rooms. Best wishes. More 

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a nice and average place but some things make it stand out. You can get a oceanside room with veranda and enjoy listening to the waves on the beach far below. You can walk 10 meters from the front door to the Tibet Kitchen attached restaurant and if you sit upstairs you'll have an ocean view as well.... More 

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jai1230
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

well located on the top of the cliff of papnasham beach well equipped with all basic modern amenities and for eateries multi cousin little tibet provide you all of your choices very helpful and cooperative and well behaved staff and serving with all their best. apart from this they have inhouse ayurveda and yoga and massage center i didnt go... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We liked the place very much. The location, "mid-cliff", is great. A wonderful view overlooking the beach. A few steps down to the sea. Nice staff. Simple but priceworthy rooms (with very hard beds though). Good "a la carte - breakfast". Nice restaurant, lots to choose from. Conveniant with all shops and restaurants on the doorstep. We will be back... More 

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Hilltopbeachresort, Manager at Hill-Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ulf, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us although it was very short. Hopefully next time you can stay longer and try more delicious dishes from our restaurant "Tibetan Kitchen" one of the best in Varkala. Best wishes. More 

India
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I visited in the peak season(christmas), and was not expecting such an awesome service from the staff as there were many guests to entertain. I remember Anas (one of the staff member), a highly energetic and a very supportive person, he drove me to the city when i was looking for an ATM, was on tip for any requirement, made... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2015

Stayed at the tale end of a whirlwind (one month) visit to Incredible India. The hotel is not my actual idea of a resort,that being said, it is a great afforadable choice at this location. this cliff is full of interesting choices in accomadations and places to dine (and shop, arg..) This hotel has a good, popular resturant out front... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I have been there with my family in the end of may. The place wasn't crowded at all. The rooms were clean but in 2 rooms (we had all in all 4) the AC didn't work. Right next to the hotel there is the tibetian Restaurant which serves incredible food. I can recomment the chicken curry. Together with the unbelievable... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

We stayed in this resort for two nights. The location was very good, you can view the sea from the first floor balcony and is exactly opposite to the staircase that takes you to the beach. We were served free breakfast which was good. The hotel has a restaurant attached which has a variety of menus with good seafood options.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

We found the Hill Top Resort after looking around when we arrived. The view is great as is the location. Ernest, the manager, was very helpful in finding transportation and recommendations. The rooms were basic and clean with good AC. The restaurant had good food and good prices and a friendly staff. Recommended.

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Like at Home", this is how we like our customers to feel... In a relaxed atmosphere yet professional at Hill Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort you can enjoy all that this area of India has to offer. Its location is exceptional. It is on the top of a cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea and has direct access to Varkala Beach, ideal place for swimming, yoga, exercise, take a walk or watch the spectacular reddish sunsets. In our restaurant, "Tibetan kitchen", one of the best and most popular in this area, you can taste the exquisite flavors of India and Tibet and also the western ones. There is also space for health and wellness. Various types of massages, full health treatments, rejuvenation and detoxification and even training programs are available in the ayurvedic hotel center. Practice yoga or improve your technique with one of the four daily classes. We also have a dental clinic. We organize all kind of activities and excursions, from quieter, such as navigating the Backwaters, a series of freshwater canals, which extend along 900 km of great beauty, surrounded by palm trees, tour on elephant, visit to the temples... Suitable for the more daring, such as paragliding. Our desire is to satisfy our customers and make their stay both in our hotel and in Varkala, as pleasant and complete as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hill-Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort

Address: Papanasam Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $35 - $3,061 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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Hill-Top Ayurvedic Beach Resort Varkala, Kerala
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#13 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
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“Choose the Sea Facing room in the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 671bhaskars, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It was quiet and pleasant, first floor is recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles Niteesh2016, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“not sure I didnt spend much time in the room or looking at other room choices. rooms in back were quiet,large and (Except for typical indian mattress) very comfortable. patio was a plus.”
 of 5 bubbles 510larryb, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Go for the sea-view rooms on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles oindrila2908, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available at the restaurant, you can access from some rooms on the left side of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles Liz49J, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
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