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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible26%
  • 1 Apr 2016
    “Fantastic”
  • 4 Feb 2016
    “Terrible..”
Odayam Beach Edava , Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695141 India See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Pets Allowed
About
Description
We are located in the village of Odayam, 2 km from Varkala Railway Station in the direction North West. By rickshaw or car you are 10 minutes and 20 minutes from the cliff or the temple junction.By walking we More are 20 minutes from the cliff. The walk is fantastic, through the palm trees, along the Arabian Sea coast line.This year 20013 we have taken major reconstruction to our resort and have given it a new name Sandy Beach Retreat. We are the only resort right next coast line and you cant miss the white and blue colours of Sandy Beach Retreat. The only resort in varkala that over looks the Arabian Sea , the resort is fully covered with the latest CCTV system please see pictures. Since last year this resort has been leased out,the owner do however visits the resort and changes will notify here Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Number of rooms
7
Formerly known as
Asthamay Beach Resort
Also Known As
Sandy Beach Retreat Kerala, India
Location
India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Wow what a fantastic retreat, the location is phenomenal and the staff are helpful. The place is in the midst of some alterations after being run by a lessee. We were told that the original owner is back running the retreat hence the alterations. The room was clean, tidy and
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Response from walden43, Owner at Sandy Beach Retreat
Responded 3 Apr 2016
Hi Guys Thank you very much for the kind words ,I am in the middle of getting everything back to the old way after a season away from sandy and I look forward to guest like your wonderful self. once again thanks for your custom. Regards Nasa
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We didn't stay here so I can't comment on the rooms but we had an awful night over Xmas where the manager lied to us and charged us a lot for a buffet dinner where my nephew was electrocuted by some dodgy electrics.
Probably best to find somewhere else to stay and eat, there are
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Response from walden43, Owner at Sandy Beach Retreat
Responded 23 Mar 2016
nasarrahim, Owner at Sandy Beach Retreat, responded to this review, Mar 10, 2016 I am extremely sorry for the delay in getting back a response, I am currently back in uk after a very bad bike accident. As you were aware that I did get involved in the issue at that time ,I had the matter investigated and action was taken against the leasee and further more ,he has decided not to carry on and will end his term in March 2016. The dealings that was made between the present management and yourself ,I was not aware of the details as I cannot get involved. All I can do is to reassure any future guests is that if you look at my previous reviews ,not a single bad one or below, I intend to take back control and this season will be the best in odayam area. As for kay and her wonderful family I can only apologise once again and the gesture I made as a token of sorry I will arrange for you. The tent which was put up for the party by the tenant Christmas decoration lights, that was the problem ,which was taken down and a compliant was made to the local police station and action was taken, the building has no electric problems. Once again my sincere apology to the family ,and if you ever come please come and see me am there to serve you with a red carpet. please see what my other guest before 2015 has commented about me and the resort. Regards Nasa
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DO NOT GO IN!

On holiday over Xmas my family had a TERRIBLE experience here.
We paid a deposit for what promised to be a fun Christmas Eve do, I spoke with the manager and he said there would be a buffet with prawns, fun stuff for the kids, show etc. all good. Except we changed
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Response from nasarrahim, Owner at Sandy Beach Retreat
Responded 10 Mar 2016
Hi guys I have responded on your other review for sandy beach retreat.
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We enjoyed our stay due to the great location. Right on the beach - with a great view from the balcony But the place is run down and not very clean. We were really disappointed when we arrived, because of the dirty rooms. It feels like the management wants to make minimum ef
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Response from nasarrahim, Owner at Sandy Beach Retreat
Responded 11 Jan 2016
Hi Rachel Give my regards to the family, am very surprised at your comments . Mr Rajan the leasee and his team where very supportive towards your every Need. His staff made your family welcome to sandy, I was abit surprised they way they waited and made sure your kids where looked after and yourself. I had many hours talking to your handsome husband but never he said about the conditions of the room ,as it's a newly refurbished rooms. Dare I must say one of the best rooms in odayam beach . I am sorry you felt you had to write this review, without making a complaint to Dr Rajan
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The place is close to the beach - fine
But not clean, food very below average.
The main issue is the manager is not professional at all.
He pushes us out the last day because I was not willing to buy its new year VIP party.
I have never been treated like that in India.
Shame
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Response from nasarrahim, Owner at Sandy Beach Retreat
Responded 8 Jan 2016
Dear guest I am extremely sorry that you had a bad experience at sandy beach retreat. I have leased out the property since March last year .all I can do is apologise to both of You guys,all my reviews on TripAdvisor has always been good ,I am currently investigating What has happened and my sincere apologies once again. Wish you a very Happy new year.
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I have difficulty walking. Are there steep climbs to reach the Retreat? Are there other restaurants etc nearby? How far is it from the nearest airport? Thank you
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Hi, Can you please inform me about the tariff plan for non-a/c room
i want to book reservation for 25 days with ayurvedic treatment, this dec 20 to jan 15, 2015, pls assist me in reservation for one good room for two adults with price quotation. thanks
Hi sorry about the delay ,as you have not listed the treatment you require am unable to give you a price and you said 20th dec 2014 ?
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"rooms upstairs"
"Go for one of the villa's - book early"
"Take the sea front room or penthouse at the top with beautiful balcony"
"Rooms facing the see or little bungalows in the back of the garden."
"All the rooms are great at Asthamay and sea facing"
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