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“Quite possibly Heaven on Earth”
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Varkala Villas
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Quite possibly Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 22 February 2011

I found this place by accident, and I'm so pleased I did!
If you want a serene, beautiful, intimate and friendly place, then Varkala Villas is a must-visit.
Set in a coconut tree lined garden, just feet from the red, pink and golden cliffs with access to a beautiful, quiet and private beach below, this place is perfect.
Just 8 rooms, 4 of which are sea-facing bamboo-clad bungalows, means this place is intimate and friendly. Swing in a hammock slung between the coconut palms amidst the Hibiscus, with just the cicadas and rolling waves below, and feel the tensions ooze away...
Just across the way is a friendly and professional Ayervedic practice. The Villa hosts can also arrange tours, house-boat stays, local backwater trips and anything else you might need. Nothing is too much trouble.
In the evenings, just a 10 minute stroll along the South Cliff beach, or across the cliffs to catch the welcome sea-breeze, will bring you to the hustle and bustle of Papanasam with its eager shop-keepers and deliciously tempting seafood restaurants.
So, for a piece of perfect peace, this is the place - just amazing!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

I enjoyed 5 fantastic nights at Varkala Villas in one of the AC cottages and couldn't be more impressed. It's a great little set up.

The manager, Sunil I think, was a really nice guy and couldn't do enough to help. If I hadn't had made earlier plans I would have followed his advice regarding sight seeing.

There's always next time though!

When I return to Varkala next year there is only one place I will be staying. Rickshaws and Taxis were arranged for me, my laundry was punctual and breakfasts delicious.

I wouldn't recommend anywhere else but the South Cliff to visitors and if any rooms were available I'd chose Varkala Villas over the other 2 or 3 hotels that way. The beach which is easily accessible from two sets of steps was pristine and the sea divine.

Sunil save me a room for next year!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Varkala Villas

Property: Varkala Villas
Address: Janardhanapuram | South Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Varkala
Price range (per night): $18 - $31
Hotel Class:2 star — Varkala Villas 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Varkala Villas have a 3 property ,GOD'S OWN VILLA 2 sea view a/c cottages 2 sea view non a/c Bamboo cottages PARUVILLA 4 non sea view rooms and HAVEN Beach Resort 1 A/C Seaview std dbl bed room and 9 non A/C std dbl bed rooms 5 minutes walkable distance on the beach.We have Yoga and Ayurveda felicities also.We also have a very big garden.Free Wi Fi ... more   less 
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