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Varkala Marine Palace

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sonthofen, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first moment, when we arrived in the evening, I felt in love with this comfortible, snug and cosy hotel Marine Palace. So calmful, so clean, so heartly served by men and women, who worke there around and by the very gentle managers. There were no spider, no moskito, no rat! Only lovely dogs even two dackels. And every...

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Eva Maria u. Robert! Thank you very much for your review and your kind words. We are very excited to read your experience and it inspires us to serve you better ever again. Thank you very much Regards Varkala Marine Palace

Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our room, Superior traditional wooden cottage way in advance and the communication was excellent from Bhasker, everything was as described, mattress extremely comfy, room very clean and traditional, everything we expected and was looking for. The team at the Marine Palace were excellent, nothing to much trouble. There is a good restaurant connected to the Palace, great for...

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Sue Brown, Thank you very much for your wonderful Review. It is indeed great pleasure to receive repeat guests and we promise to serve you better in the future as well. Thank you Regards Varkala Marine Palace Team

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent three nights here to relax at the end of a busy time in India, for which it was perfect! Down at beach level (most Varkala hotels are up on the cliff), with a restaurant looking out over the ocean and serving tasty food. My room had a view to the sea, was clean, comfortable and a good size....

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for your very positive review. We are very thrilled to read your experience with us. Look forward for your future visits. THANK YOU once again. Regards, Bhasker, Varkala Marine Palace

Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a fabulous stay Jan/Feb 2017. Its our 2nd stay at this hotel and we love the traditional cabins, cleaning services, restaurant, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. All food was excellent. It is so relaxing, peacful and right next to the lovely beach. Liz and Milton Ross from Keighley, Yorkshire

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Liz & Milton Ross, Thank you very much your review. It is a great pleasure to be able to host you again and we promise to keep up the standards as best as possible for your 3rd visit. Kind regards, Owner, Varkala Marine Palace

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Forget Phuket, Bali, etc etc. Varkala is the place to be. I've never been much of a beach & sun type, but Varkala may have changed my mind. Bhaskar is a friend of a friend of a friend... (etc), so we ended up coming here on a whim and luckily, he was able to get us in for a few...

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Mtlng, Thank you very much for your review. We are very humbled by your privileged feed back. We promise to preserve the ambiance as best as we could in the future. Thank you and see you again. Bhaskar, Varkala Marine Palace

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stayed at Varkala Marine Palace for 5 days in March, it was lovely! Right on the beach, a bit calmer and more relaxed than the places on the North Cliff, not so much fuss. Manager and staff are all very friendly and helpful, but they never get in your way, only when you need them. Peaceful and quiet, a...

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Berith, Thank you very much for your review. We are very humbled by your privileged feed back. We promise to preserve the ambiance as best as we could in the future. Thank you and see you again, Owner ,Varkala Marine Palace

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Who is it for - for the traveler who values rest, undisturbed relaxation and quiet! This is the kind of place that is ideal for backpacking foreigners who come in, do their thing and are ok with getting their excitement outside of the resort. Who it isn't for - anyone who expects anything more! - Card is not accepted in...

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Arun, Apologize for not soo great experience you had with us. We understand that you were disappointed with the restaurant and not very happy with the room facilities. We generally have a calm ambiance which is preferred by most foreign tourists and also many Domestic travelers. We realize that still there is potential that we must have managed in...

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our stay in Varkala was unexpected but we wouldn't have had it any other way. We stumbled our way to the beach looking for a place to spend the night and were pleasantly surprised when we discovered the Varkala Marine Palace had a vacant room. It's fantastic location right on the beach made the sunset a wonder from it's terraced...

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KeralaBabu, Owner at Varkala Marine Palace, responded to this review

Dear Zara, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you were able to enjoy beach holidays with in the embrace of our spiritual culture. Visit us anytime when you plan Varkala again! Thank you Regards Owner (Varkala Marine Palace)

Florence, Italy
Reviewed 30 March 2017

What does the Baltic sea have to do with Varkala Marine Palace? Talking about oceans like the one on display from our room veranda in Marine Palace to the eldest member of the room cleaning staff (unfortunately I do not remember his name now), he recalled very easily the whereabouts, adjoining states and other details of the Baltic sea. When...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Me and my friends stayed in Varkala Marine Palace for the second time and again we were absolutely satisfied. Wonderful location just next to the beach, attentive and helpful staff, ayurvedic centre on the spot, clean spacious rooms. I'd definitely come back again if ever in Varkala.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are one of the prime properties as far as Varkala is concerned owing to our location. We are rightly on Papanasam beach, ideally in between the north & South Cliffs. We do have road accessibility inside to our resort. We offers 6 sea face extra spacious (suites) high end rooms, with private kitchen, attached toilets, balconies overlooking sea, running hot water as the specialties. Three rooms are on top floor, made in traditional Kerala style wooden cottage types. ... more   less 

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Address: Varkala Marine Palace Pvt Ltd Papanasam Beach Janardhanapuram,, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: $32 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Varkala Marine Palace Hotel Varkala
Marine Palace Hotel Varkala
Marine Palace Varkala
Varkala Marine Palace Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
#3 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#4 Best Value Hotel in Varkala
#4 Family Hotel in Varkala
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“we love the traditional wooden cabins, more modern types of cabins are available but can't comment - havn't been in one.”
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  • looking towards the restaurant and sea
rossfhf, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose the second floor for fantastic sea views”
rwerner2017, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Jay very kindly let us upgrade to the upstairs 'honeymoon suite' at no extra charge because it was not being used. Thank you Jay!”
  • 'Honey moon suite' (basic bathroom on left and small kitchenette on right behind curtain).
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333suzieq, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can afford it you should stay in the room with the view!”
mamamiaindia, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in Queen room with Sea view and it was really good”
rathanraj, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
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