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“Lovely place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clafouti Beach Resort

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Clafouti Beach Resort
Ranked #15 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in January and thoroughly enjoyed it
The resort overlooks the beach and includes a restaurant, small shop, travel agent and massage parlour
The whole resort was very attractive with nice gardens, the rooms were clean and the restaurant did lovely breakfasts overlooking the sea, with the kites soaring around right in front
I felt we paid too much for massages but it was a luxury, and part of the holiday
Highly recommended

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kathleen K
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

My name is Sandeep Maraskule, i was on honeymoon in kerala, we had planned for kodaikanal from Thekkady, unfortunately we had to cancel Kodikanal due to problem on Kumily border. My friend advised me to visit Varkala and spend some days, luckily i got Claffouti ( December 08, 2011 - December 10, 2011) there we met one manager shiva and booked the best hut on 1st floor probably room no101 in front of ocean with full view. Overall exeperince of air conditioned hut, amenities and jovial staff was very good. The place is covered with 90% foreign tourist exculding the localite. Overall it was fun to visit Clafoutii, i am planning to visist again

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank SANDEEP_MARASKULE
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed at Clafouti resort for 4-nights and was thankfully upgraded to one of the beach huts due to a mix up with our reservation. The hut was lovely and had a fantastic view over the cliff and just a few minutes away from the beach. The service was very friendly and my only complaint is that the room was generally clean but the curtains could of done with a wash (found a nesting spider with it's babies in one) and the tables were a bit dusty. We had a lovely stay and was sad to leave so would reccomend to others.

Room Tip: Huts closest to beach definately best rooms. Others complained of cockroaches, we had no problems. W...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kelly M
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We took this hotel after staying 2 nights in a different place in Varkala that was not right by the cliff. On our first day in Varkala we had lunch here upstairs in the restaurant and we like the place and the view so we decided to switch.

They have 3 type of rooms, we stayed in two types and both were good. The location is great and breakfast is very good value. We spent countless hours at the restaurant enjoying their food and just looking across to the see view.

Room Tip: We got a better deal just asking on site than what they quoted through the internet.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NachoTravel
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

We came for one night and stayed for 7!
Very relaxing,peacefull,clean,friendly efficient staff and uber comfy beds with white sheets changed as often as you liked. Had 2 great massages from Tish at the Ayurvedic centre.We stayed in one of the rooms upstairs and had a sea view.The restaurant was also very good with very friendly staff and good food.
Rose and Deri London

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank rose t
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Barcelona
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59 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We paid 1500 rupies for a room plenty of mosquitos and the wc did not work. We moved to a homestay in front of the beach for less price and it was really good!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ialvarez26
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

Very clean and amazing view of the sea and sunset. Negotiated price but without A/C although the ceiling fan was enough for us. Very friendly and hard working staff. Shop and internet onsite and restaurant good for breakfast and a masala tea in the shade. Enjoyed our time here.

Room Tip: Go for the sea view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank DM1976
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Property: Clafouti Beach Resort
Address: Near Papanasam Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#5 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#8 Family Hotel in Varkala
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Clafouti Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Clafouti Beach Resort Varkala, Kerala

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