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WoodHouse Beach Resort
Ranked #19 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The place is quiet and serene and the cottage gives a cozy feeling....Foods is good and views from restaurant are amazing...The staff is very good and goes an extra mile to make you feel good...the only downside was little far from main beach though there is another smaller beach right infront of hotel but it washes off early and got submerged in sea even in Feb starting....

Room Tip: Go for the cottage....
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Woodhouse is at the north end of the Varkala tourist strip. Rooms are large and clean, great food is served either upstairs in a little restaurant or below the resort overlooking the sea. Food is good value. If you are wanting to swim at the beach it is a bit of a walk to the Varkala beach or to Black beach but we enjoye, but otherwise an ideal spot.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

First of all, Ashok Lama is an incredible guy. He's the guy you see carrying luggage, cleaning rooms, making sure you're happy, keeping the restaurant staff on task, really running the show. The manager is very nice. I saw him once, but saw Ashok every day all day.
The location is great. It's at the end of a row of resorts and closest to the water (the others go increasingly up a hill, so there's a cliff there), although not on the beach. A small quiet beach is just steps away and the popular "English" beach is nearby also.
The rooms are nice, clean and have a little patio with chairs that face the water. The restaurant is a favorite along the row and has 3 tiers. Great food. Great service!!
Plan to relax and enjoy the sound of crashing waves and some terrific food and service.

Room Tip: The cottages are great.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

On a spur of the moment, we took train from Kochi to Varkala without a place to stay. We checked out various places on the Thiruvambadi Beach. We were really pushing our luck in trying to find an available place right before NYE. We based on realtime search on the following factors - quality of rooms; close proximity to beach, and price. We got real lucky with getting a room at WoodHouse Beach Resort. They met all the factors we were looking for. The room was clean, with a powerful AC unit. CLEAN bathroom with a GOOD hot/cold water shower with good water pressure. The location was excellent. We were able to walk to every place and were close to the beach. If there is one, improvement - I wish they would provide an ample supply of towels..otherwise this place is FUNTASTIC!!!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We were 7 people, stayed one night at the triple rooms.

What was not good?
- There wasn't a telephone in the room. Each time we had to go to them for placing an order or if needed help.
- Located at the end of the cliff. A little away from all the action.

What was good?
- Clean, well maintained and excellent rooms
- Friendly staff
- Enjoyable food with a reasonable rates (Try the honey coated spicy potato fries. I think its deep fried in some special oil)

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

It’s a very good place to stay a couple of days, far of the crowded city of Varkala. The staff is very very nice, always smiling and ready to help you or discuss a few moment. There is a good restaurant just in front of the beach. The dishes are very good also, and prices are not too expensive. To relax you and pass good time one the beach is a very comfortable place.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

I stayed in one of the cottages with a friend, so I cannot speak for the rooms, but the cottage was very nice. It had a little individual terrace in the front, which was great for reading or having a drink. We were welcomed by a very friendly staff. Anoop, the manager, and his team always responded promptly to any request/wish we had. They organized a yoga teacher for us for instance. The location of the hotel is beautiful: breakfast by the sea is just a perfect way to start your day! Plus, the hotel is located right at the end of the sea front, so there are a lot less people passing, which is different to all the other hotels next to it. There is no swimming pool, but we were able to use the pool in the hotel next door.
Thank you again to Anoop and his team for a delightful stay!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about WoodHouse Beach Resort

Address: Thiruvambadi Beach Beach Road | Thiruvambadi, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: £20 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — WoodHouse Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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