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“Far from the best!”
Review of Villa Anamika

Villa Anamika
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Villa Anamika
Ranked #60 of 114 Speciality Lodging in Varkala
Reviewed 10 March 2009

We arrived at around 6.30pm, after an hour and a half taxi ride from the airport, quite bizarrely the taxi driver showed us to our room and we were left with no keys!! Eventually the lady owner came to give us the keys and tell us a few house rules!! We can only describe this place as bizarre, the rules of the house were very strange at best and our room was very overpriced at 1000 rupees per night, it's a pity she hadn't explained some rules to her staff, who left all the room keys lying around in the common area during the day!! Our shower pressure was almost non-existant, she put this down to an excess of RUST (we fixed this by removing the shower head and cleaning it with a needle!) , and she had an excuse for absolutely everything we queried! Far better rooms are available at the place next door for half the price!). We certainly would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

My husband and I stayed here with our 8-year-old daughter in December of 2007. We stayed for 5 nights and paid the equivalent of $17 CDN a night for a large double room with bathroom and an extra mattress for our daughter.

Breakfast was not included and at 150 rupees per person, we were able to find a better deal along the cliff.

The room was large and clean. Same with the bathroom. We had warm water when needed and although there was no AC, the windows opened (screened) and let a wonderful breeze through plus there was a fan overhead.

It was a short walk to the cliff and the beach. Great location. The beach was golden, water beautiful and we had a wonderful time choosing a different restaurant to eat at each night.

I found the owner to be slightly standoffish but she was friendly enough and that wasn't a huge deal.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2008

Arrived here in the early evening without a booking, and was told it was full. But the owner (and artist) Sobhana, then started ringing round her local hotelier friends to find us something, and when that failed, opened up a temporary spare room that she keeps. Result! The next morning she had a cancellation and we subsequently moved to another room on the top floor for another night, but then had to move on to another place for the remainder of our stay (also a contact of hers, but more about THAT place in the relevant review). Such generosity was wonderful. Not only is the Anamika a relaxing and cute space, the rooms are between 800-1200 rupees a night, outstanding value, and the entire place is decorated with her paintings. There is also a garden in the grounds where breakfast is served by her staff, either German toast and jams (her husband is German) or idly and sambar with the best fresh fruit you could ever taste, and just 75 rupees. She also recommended to us an ayurvedic centre that we were looking for which was also wholly professional and thorough. It was an absolute shame to leave this place, for it was so welcoming and relaxed, the perfect place in Varkala.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: Kurakkanni, North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 114 Speciality Lodging in Varkala
Price Range: £35 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Varkala is the only place in the South Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Anamika Ayurvedic Heritage Resort situated so near to the cliff, and it's having well brand new furnished rooms, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, traditional massage center, multi cuisine restaurant, snooker table, private beach, money exchange, WiFi, etc. ... more   less 
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Villa Anamika Varkala, Kerala

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