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The Bohemian Masala, Varkala

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Thiruvambadi Road near Black Beach Kurakkanni, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 31/08/2021.
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#14 of 69 hotels in Varkala Town
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It's another world, the Varkala beach resort. Built around the eco-concept, it borrows its architecture from the natural science of the tribals. The handmade cottages made with mud, clay and flowers ensure maximum natural energy air flow, translate that into cool even during summer. In the midst of a thick green cover, and a 5-minute walk from the cliffs and the beach, The Bohemian Masala stands apart from the other beach resorts in Varkala. The resort promising all the sensual pursuits of a traveller, such as traditional temples, beaches, an eclectic food scene, as well as Ayurvedic massages, is ideal for a peaceful, tranquil vacation. Lounge around in the hammocks in peace and quiet, sample the traditional Kerala fare, walk around its herb and spice garden, or just sit around and meet interesting travellers from across the world. Those times, when you do feel like a walk, step out and hit the beach, indulge in water sports, or try your skills at surfing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Adult pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil

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Grade: 80 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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unnikongatt wrote a review Mar 2020
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India6 contributions5 helpful votes
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This was my third visit to this place and it was indeed a great break. Great place with mud cottages surrounded with lush green and fruits. You will get disturbed in the morning from none other than birds and squirrels..... It has a beautiful tiny pool... If you need any help here or nearby Mr.Dilip is at your call. Great gentleman with a helpful hand. No doubt, will visit again....
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Hope you will be back soon. Warm regards from all of us.
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Lulu Dalasi wrote a review Mar 2020
Leipzig2 contributions
I just returned from a 10-day stay in the Bohemian Masala. I highly recommend this place, cool little cottages nestled in a beautiful well-kept garden filled with jackfruit, cashew nuts, pepper and wild birds. I especially loved the swimming pool, without chemicals, where you can swim to the sight of multicoloured dragonflies and the sound of the birds. The staff are lovely, and the manager Dilipp is ready to help with anything you need. It is a world apart, just a few minutes' walk away from the busy cliff and the seafront. Will look forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from PK Kurien, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Lulu, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards.
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PaoloStefania wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed at the Bohemian Masala for 6 nights and enjoyed it thoroughly. Albeit minutes a away from the Varkala cliff and beach the Bohemian Masala is is very quiet, only noises are from the birds in the beautiful garden. The rooms are simple but comfortable and tastefully furnished, the veranda is fresh even during the hottest hours. For breakfast we had every day a different south India delicacy cooked on the spot before our eyes. The managers Dilip is very kind and helpful, he arranged for us a day trip to Kollam and Munroe island and transportation to the railway station. All in all highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PK Kurien, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear PaoloStefania, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Appreciate you taking time to review us and help fellow travelers. Hope you eill visit us again. Warm Regards.
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AnnaSimpson wrote a review Feb 2020
Ringwood6 contributions1 helpful vote
I have just returned from a week’s stay at The Bohemian Masala and found it to be wonderful. It was peaceful, friendly and I really couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a few minutes walk from the beach and the cliff top shops and restaurants but feels tucked away and in a magic world of its own. Rooms are very comfortable and artistic with a/c and fans and a generous verandah to shelter from the heat of the day. The breakfasts were delicious and substantial and I had daily Ayurvedic massages which have restored me in all sorts of ways. I was in my own and felt very safe and welcomed. Dilip was always on hand and the staff were lovely. Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend that everyone takes some time out to visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear Anna, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Really appreciate it when guests take the effort to write a review online which helps other guests connect with us. Really hope you will be back soon. Warm Regards.
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Sarah Cripps wrote a review Feb 2020
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Bohemian masala is a tranquil haven hidden away from the cliff side but walking distance to vakala beach. We had Private morning yoga just before the heat of the day followed by a daily changing kerelan breakfast. Lovely, kind staff and daily ayuverdic treatments. Thank you Dilip!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Really hope you will return to The Bohemian Masala again. Warm Regards.
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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Which popular attractions are close to The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Nearby attractions include Royal Art Gallery (0.2 miles) and Varkala Aquarium (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clafouti, Trattorias Restaurant, and Eco Puccini Lala Art Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Bohemian Masala, Varkala have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Bohemian Masala, Varkala offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bohemian Masala, Varkala?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (2.3 miles).