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“The best spot in Varkala” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Water Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
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“The best spot in Varkala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here for four nights over the Christmas New Year period in December 2011. The hotel is directly adjacent to the beach, which provides for stunning views and easy access to the water. The hotel is a 10 - 15 minute walk to the main tourist area of Varkala, so it feels more relaxed and peaceful. The rooms all have direct views to the beach and little patios where we spent time reading as the sun went down at night. I scrapped skin off my shoulder when a wave knocked me against the sand. The hotel manager, how has a background in biology, was very helpful in applying natural remedies to my bloody shoulder that enabled it to heal quickly. The food was fresh and plentiful. We highly recommend Blue Water Resort to travellers.

Room Tip: We had an individual cottage with air-con which was perfect.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Wonderful location by the arabic sea. Peaceful and still alive with the nicest staff one can imagine around you to give you the best service and talk if you wish. If you want to have a special celebration Blue Water can really fix it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Beautiful location. Great swimming beach. Rakesh the manager is a gentle man who is helpful and extremely kind. Food service is very slow and the menu extremely mediocre. The coconut cottage we stayed in was way too dark, airless, hot and drab. A very overpriced investment property in need of attention to put it amongst it's economical rivals. Staff great, location great.. It should be the best place in Varkala.

  • Stayed January 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Bluewater is absolutely stunning! We arrived just at sunset and what a lovely time to arrive! Rakesh the resort manager was very welcoming and chatty.

We stayed in a coconut cottage, which was lovely and very romantic! The bathroom was lovely too.

The grounds are pretty and the beach is right there, this beach is more secluded that Varkala's Black Beach which is an added treat. There's lots of outdoor seating to watch the sunset.

Breakfast is included in the cost of the room and was pleasant enough, however I wouldn't eat here for lunch/dinner, the service is touch and go which lets the resort down. To be honest, the food generally in Varkala wasn't as good as other places in Kerala.

We enjoyed dinner at a beach shack a couple of doors down (not Spice which is next door but the next one) - the prawns were huge and the staff friendly!

Bluewater is worth the stay, it's a lovely treat and a gorgeous setting!

Room Tip: Sea facing coconut cottage
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

This small resort is just south of the crowded Varkala Cliffs, and is located near a small beach. Our room was part of the "4 Room Coconut house", and had a private balcony and some great views of the sea. You go to sleep to the sound of the waves and wake up just a minute away from a morning dip in the sea.
Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Varkala, although it is pricey, the rooms are decent, the food is good and the location is perfect. The staff are also really friendly, and the manager is always ready to step up to help organize trips, taxis etc.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Water Beach Resort
Address: Beach Road | Odayam, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#5 Family Hotel in Varkala
#5 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price range (per night): $39 - $70
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Water Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private seaside resort adjacent to Varkala Beach. Each independent wooden cottage is made in the traditional Kerala style and has unobstructed views of the Arabian Sea, with private verandah, comfortable furnishings and en-suite facilities. Our multi-cuisine restaurant, raised on coconut stilts, affords glorious views of the Kerala coastline. Private and spacious gardens provide a secluded environment for a relaxing holiday. Amenities include Ayurvedic treatment, yoga, internet access, travel desk and money exchange. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Blue Water Beach Resort Varkala, Kerala

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