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“Clean, best ocean view location, great staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Clafouti Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Clean, best ocean view location, great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

With it's central north cliff location adjacent to restaurants and shopping and ocean views Clafouti surely has one of the best locations to enjoy Varkala beach. There are a range of accommodation types with cottages, hotel section and lower priced rooms at the rear. This was my third trip to Varkala and I have stayed at several hotels and guest houses. For the medium range price, Clafouti is very good. The restaurant is rebuilt and good quality food but still with very low prices (by western standards). Staff was friendly and always helpful. I hope to stay there again and recommend it.

Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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5 Thank Rick M
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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 29 November 2012

The Location & The Services Staff can be identified as two of the strongest point of this Resort.
One of the best Resort I have ever experienced.The Customer Service by all members of the team exceeded our expectations. The wonderful service was exceptional, sincere and always with a smile ! The rooms were beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

Stayed for 8 days and we were looked after amazingly well. Huts toward the cliff probably the winners. They all come with a good sized veranda, clean bathroom and large bed. Cleaned on demand!

Staff helpful. And my wife highly recimmends Lakshmi beauty studio which is part of the set up.

Perfect, thanks guys!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Mark7millionand2
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

Staff are very friendly, they will go out of their way to help you. Great restuarant with amazing seafood. Our hut was a perfect place to chill out and it was very well priced. Can't fault the place!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Sallyracket
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Canada de Gomez, Argentina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

I liked everything. The room was comfortable.The best thing was the staff. Restaurant serves wonderful food. Hotel Breakfast is nice.The location of the hotel fantastic. It was a great hotel for a very good price.I loved this hotel. Everything was perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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6 Thank 657petya
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Uncasville, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

I loved the room, they were clean and i had a balcony with views of the ocean.
the place is wonderful.the room was clean and the housekeeping was very professional.
manager, who was extremely friendly and helpful. he showed us our rooms and immediately called housekeeping when we weren't satisfied with the cleanliness

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank nalingodi
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

First appearences show beautiful traditional Keralan huts right on the seafront. In reality, the rooms are badly lit and extremely damp. The bathrooms are a nightmare and they were building a restaurant when we were there so construction all around us for 3 days. The manager was unhelpful and rude and there was no internet or eating facility as promised. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, there are FAR better places on the cliff

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tellitlikeitis31
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Additional Information about Clafouti Beach Resort

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:
#5 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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Also Known As:
Clafouti Beach Hotel Varkala
Clafouti Beach Resort Varkala, Kerala

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