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Sanctum Spring Beach Resort
Ranked #17 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
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15 reviews
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“Loved our stay here, excellent hotel!”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We fell upon this hotel as the accommodation we were staying in was not appropriate.

Great hotel, beautiful rooms, really airy and light. Fantastic views of the sea from the balcony.

Another great thing about this hotel were the staff and the breakfast - the staff were so friendly and went out of their way to help us.

The breakfast was yummy, eggs, toast, fresh fruit. smoothie and a big pot of tea.

The location is ideal because its at the end of strip so its quiet but within easy reach of the restaurant etc.

I would always recommend this hotel to any one staying in Varkala - didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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sanctumspringvarkala, General Manager at Sanctum Spring Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
Dear Sir,
Thanks a lot for the all the complements, It indeed feels good to know that you enjoyed staying at "The sanctum Spring" as much as our team enjoyed serving you. Wishing you all the best.

Best Regards
Roby Thampi (General Manager)
The Sanctum Spring
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Located over a parking lot on the cliff side. Plenty of noise during the nite, had to go out twice to quiet people down, hotel did nothing to help. in fact, did not have any security on staff that one nite. would not stay here again, hotel mgr spoke on two sides of his mouth. told me one price if I book, took three rooms, and wind up not going along with our agreement. so left there in not a happy mood, like everyone to stand by their agreements and not chg them. would not recommend this place because of that and their restaurant is simple ridiculous, a breakfast from hell.room cleaning was very good.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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sanctumspringvarkala, General Manager at Sanctum Spring Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
Dear Sir,
We think that there has been a terrible misunderstanding; In the first place, you were given a hefty discount on the suite room, considering the fact that you are a tour leader and a potential business provider. Please understand that we have charged only the tariff that we promised to you. But still, if our action did hurt your in any way, we sincerely apologies for it

As for the breakfast, we have implemented all your suggestions and the guests are full of appreciation for the changes made!! Thanks for correcting us.

Best Regards
Roby Thampi
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Stayed in this resort between 18 - 19th of Feb 2013. The location of the resort is pretty decent compared the available choice at Varkala. However this resort is extremely unprepared t handle guests. To start with there is no way to contact the room service, reception or house keeping staff as the phone in the room doesn't work neither there are any staff. Electricity is a problem in this area but to make this worse there is an ancient generator set which makes hell of noise and the hotel need to stop it regulary to ensure that guests can sleep.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Good to stay watch out for power cuts My wife and I stayed here for a day. The location is awesome, right at the helipad and walking distance to all the restaurants and shops on the cliff. The rooms were fine and services were too good and staff excellent. food is good and very reasonably priced. Rooms are clean, no-nonsense, air-conditioned ( Power cut though in area may restrict its use as power back up for air conditioning was not in use) , and balcony is very comfortable. We enjoyed sitting at balcony to enjoy the sun setting over the Arabian Sea.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed at Sanctum spring for 3 days just after the new year 2013. Can't say enough good things about the experience. Rooms are clean, no-nonsense, air-conditioned, and very comfortable. We enjoyed sitting on our personal balcony to read and enjoy the sun setting over the Arabian Sea. The staff was excellent and went out of their way to accommodate requests and answer questions about almost anything. The manager Robbie is affable, extremely competent, and perfectly fluent in English. For example, he was able to arrange a massage for the two of us at a moment's notice at the neighboring spa. The price is right. I can only assume it is a little cheaper than some of the other places because it is slightly removed (~200 feet) from the sidewalk and bazaar along the beach. For us, this was perfect.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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sanctumspringvarkala, General Manager at Sanctum Spring Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 March 2013
Dear Sir,
Thank you for choosing the sanctum Spring Varkala. We sincerely appreciate your valuable comments and we assure you that we shall strive hard from here forward to provide the best of our service & facilities to all our guests at all times.
Warm Regards, Roby Thampi
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

My husband and I stayed here with a few friends over Christmas in 2012. The location is awesome, right at the helipad and walking distance to all the restaurants and shops on the cliff.

The rooms were fine. Love the balconies. The beds were a little hard and not a huge fan of the open showers in the bathroom, that being said it is pretty common for the area and we felt we got a good value for the money.

The highlight of our stay was there awesome customer service and commitment to making sure all their guests were happy. It was my husband's birthday while we were there and they noticed on his passport. They asked if they could make a cake. We were so delighted and impressed and it was delicious. Chef, Chris and Roby were great.

We even left a shirt there and I contacted them to see if they could ship it to the US if we paid the shipping cost. They replied right away and were happy to help, we just the shirt in 10 days. Honestly - I have stayed at 5 stars hotels were the service wasn't as good.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

I was on honeymoon trip and spent last night in varkala at sanctum spring. Compare to other hotels experience it was not at all good. After check-in i had to wait for half an hour at reception as room was not ready. Even after that room was not ready to stay. No water, No phone services was available. I had to contact manaully at reception 3-4 times for mineral water. And about restaurant its horrible.. Delay in service, only 2-3 item in breakfast (other hotels have buffet for breakfast ), too expensive menu..overall i can say my last stay was not good. Though location is good for hotel but i think its services come above the location point.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sanctum Spring Beach Resort
Address: Helipad, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctum Spring Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sanctum Spring offers state-of-the-art accommodations at 14 well-appointed executive and 3 suite A/C rooms that are intricately crafted with the magic of the east, comforts of the west, teak/cane dapper furnishings, incredible sea vistas and a private balcony from where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset view. The multi-cuisine restaurants serve you traditional favorites and gastronomical delights from across the globe. ... more   less 
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