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Signature Residence
Ranked #44 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Reviewed 29 January 2011

I have stayed att signature residence 3 times and it is like coming home every time! The staff is very caring and serviceminded. Nothing is a problem for them! The rooms is very nice with balcony and nice beds with comfortable madresses. The area is quite and calm and it takes only a short walk and you are on the cliff. Mind to take a torch though because the path is dark in the night.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

We stayed here over New Year`s this year.

We had a great time in this hotel, located near the cliff (2 minutes walking). The rooms are defenetely nicer than the so called "cottages" - they have big windows, a balkony... Although the cottages are more spacious and come with fridge and TV.

It was very clean, the staff was nice and helpful and we felt very welcomed.

We liked to try some Ayurveda (never experienced) and so they recommended a brief visit at their Ayurdeda doctor who should explain everything to us. In a very run down, dark room a young guy claimed to be the "doctor". He was hardly speaking any English and made a confused impression. We think the gardener would have been more competent.... So we left quickly to relief us ans him and didn`t book any treatments.

Over New Year`s the Hotel was a little bit too pricy for what they offered - but we think that under "normal" circumstances it is a good deal for the price in this location.

As mentioned in earlier reviews: there is a short passage on a dirt path where it can be dark at night - so bring a torch with you. The paranoid review about the snakes, ec. is complete nonsense. We never saw one ;)

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

The accommodation was basic but clean and very picturesque, the cottages / bungalows attached to the house all have their own little garden with balcony which is lovely.
Staff couldnt do enough to help,
B/fast was good.
The location is about a 5 minute walk along the cliffs to restaurants/ bars which all open up onto the sea (cliff top) and offer great views especially at sunset. there's also some shops and a bakery, would recommend the restauarnt attached to the german bakery for dinner. the hotel is about 10 mins walk from the beach which is lovely, altho be prepared to take towels or negotiate hard for the towels / sun brollys.
The hotel is about 1.5km from the train station - circa 100 rupees in a taxi.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

We booked on the net, so missed out on what appears to be widespread off-season discounts in Varkala. The hotel we moved on to in Varkala happily halved their rack rate to 2,000 INR (approx $US45), whereas we paid 3,500 INR ( $US80) for Signature. That price gave us their top room: a bungalow. It was very spacious and clean, but I would have swapped the full sized refrigerator for a smaller one if we could have had a reading lamp by the bed. Reading lamps seem to be an afterthought here, as the current room lacks one too, but at least we have wifi in this room, whereas Signature didn't (though they appear to be working on that). Since we were only staying 2 days, we told them not to change sheets/towels. Unfortunately that extended to not emptying the bins either, so the column of ants, which quickly found something we had discarded to be tasty, were still marching up the wall when we checked out. Still, it kept them busy and away from everything else! Handsome Jiju was ever smiling and helpful, though food service was a little slow because their kitchen is closed until December. Surrounded by coconut palms, with eagles returning to roost at dusk, it was a lovely setting. 3 or 4 minutes along a fairly rough track brought you out right in the middle of Varkala's cliff top restaurant/clothing stall strip, but bring a torch.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

We stayed at SR for 3 nights in early October. The signs were good from the offset when we were allowed to check in at 5am. Staff couldn't be more obliging and helpful.

The room itself was a fair size with a lovely balcony and perhaps most importantly of all a comfortable bed. Rooms are immaculately clean.

The hotel itself is a 5 minute walk from the cliff front - perfect if you want peace and quiet.

In all highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

We arrived to a warm welcome and experienced good and friendly service throughout our stay. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens that are cared for very well. You can't loose the place once you've arrived as it is painted a rather bright shade of green! Its bright, but rather appealing at the same time.
Our first floor room was spacious and nicely furnished and there was a balcony complete with relaxing chairs - perfect for a siesta. The room was kept spotless by the friendly cleaning lady. In fact everywhere was pristine!

The location of the hotel is set back from the main drag along the cliff top but only a two minute walk away so very close to the action but just out of earshot so a good nights sleep can be enjoyed when required! The cliff top is accessed via an enclosed path and it is pretty essential to take a torch for the walk back at night as it is pitch black. The path opens out onto the main drag and there are plenty of shops, bars and cafés selling everything you may need.

The location of the hotel and the excellent service were the best bits about the Signature Residence and as for the worst bits...well there weren't any to be honest.

A great place to stay in Varkala.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

Spent 2 nights in an AC cottage.
Room was large, clean, and well equipped, but with quite a lot of ants in the room (the staff was very kind, cleaned and helped us to move to another room, but unfortunately it was also with ants).
Location was good, 150m from the beach though with no view (location is 8.738100N, 76.703256E).
Breakfast could be better with just a few toasts and some jam, so we recommend you skip it and head to one of the Cafes on the cliff.
Price was ok (2300 INR)

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Price Range: £17 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Signature Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful, quiet and peaceful place with comfortable, clean stylish rooms and independent cottages, nicely situated in a tropical garden to relax and enjoy - that is Signature Residence at North Cliff Varkala, Kerala. With a choice of three unique cottages or well appointed hotel rooms, Signature Residence aims to offer you luxurious comfort and security. Only 2 minutes walk from Varkala's stunning Papanasham Cliffs and beach to Signature Residence. ... more   less 
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