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Palm Tree Heritage
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Absolutely loved this hotel. From the minute we arrived, nothing was too much trouble for Gupal and his staff.

The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. While we were sitting on our balcony, we were approached and told that we just need to tell a staff member and they'll go across, get us some drinks while we sit and read.

While we were swimming in the "essentially private" beach, a staff member noticed that we didn't have towels and brought some down unprompted. And so it went on. We felt welcome and everything was perfect.

The place is right on the beach and it was easy to enjoy the wonderful sunsets.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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gopal s, Manager at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2012

thank you Ben,give my Regards to Jackie.the restaurant will be shifted soon so nobody would have to run across to fetch the beer.we are and will try our best to live up to the high standards you guys have set for us.
thanks again for a review like this

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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Visited Palm Tree heritage for a short 1 day trip.What stands out most is the enthusiasam and energy of Bobby,Babu and Reji.They were excellent in satisfying all our needs.Room is spacious,clean and you have small "private" beach to enjoy.View from the room is very nice.Food tastes good.They informed that the restuarant is under renovation and i think it is high time they have a good restaurant at this place.The current restaurant is only a short term solution and it needs to improve a lot on cleanliness.This is rated as one of the top 25 in india,but don't compare it with other's in the ranking like the Taj,Oberoi and Orange county.They all are in another league and they charge you too in another league.This is a small resort,but has very good potential to be a good one and most improtantly they serve you very well.So set your expectations properly before you pack your bags to this place.But am sure you won't be disappointed.I am rating this only 4 as i expect them to have a better clean restaurant next time i visit this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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gopal s, Manager at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2012

thank you for the feedback.as you said the we already realized that restaurant has to be clean and spotless.sorry for the inconvenience,thats the reason we are building the new one (well renovating the old one).this restaurant where you had food was just a makeshift one.with in a week or so .
the next time you come we are sure you would accept our restaurant for taste and also for cleanliness and service.

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This place is a hidden gem! A bit up the coast from Varkala is this quiet and tranquil resort where the staff can't do enough for you. They're so laid back, letting you enjoy your stay and then any question or queries they can't do enough to help! It's a great location and the views are stunning.

The rooms are clean and well-kept, plus the food we had was delicious!

Great place - would go back in an instant!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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gopal s, Manager at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2012

thanks a lot for the review.it is so encouraging for our team and it boosts up our energy to live up to the standards and to head in the right direction of development.
thank you

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Reviewed 17 October 2012

This place is incredible!! The staff is extremely helpful--will recommend yoga, massage and restaurants. They are constantly checking in with you to make sure you have everything you need--I even saw one of them go to the store to buy a guest a new cell phone charger! And, they bought my friend some shampoo. They will bring you food and drink to your deck chair. The restaurant is excellent with very fresh fish, and they are in the process of building a new restaurant and a swimming pool. They set-us up with a reliable driver to take us to the airport in TVR for a reasonable price. The owner is very friendly and nice and always wants to know how he can improve your experience.
Rooms are clean and well-maintained and each has a deck with a view of the ocean. The hotel is basically on the beach, so you are about 50 yards/meters from the ocean which is spectacular.
I would give this an excellent review except for one thing--solo female travelers beware of the location. It is about 1K from town, but a VERY dark and somewhat sketchy walk. The hotel told us it was fine, but it was pretty scary when we did it as two women, and we were followed at one point. There are very few autorickshaws or taxis that will take you back from the cliffs, where most of the stores and restaurants are located, at night. If you stay here as a single female traveler, you will definitely eat dinner each night at the hotel restaurant, unless you want to brave the walk.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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gopal s, Manager at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2012

hello,
Beth and Elana...hope everything is fine with you.thanks for such a good and elaborate review.hope the shampoo did work on Beth's hair after the massage with specially treated ayurvedic oil.we are happy that you had a nice time here.
about the path from the hotel to the cliff is as we said is safe.or at least we didnt come across any untoward incidents.
thank you again

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Reviewed 6 October 2012

The hotel is absolutely beautiful and very romantic for a couples getaway. The staff is very relaxed but efficient and friendly. The restaurant serves really good food. Especially the seafood that comes straight from the fishermen that bring in the days catch next to the hotel. The beach is nice and clean and relatively private. However the waves are quite rough so it is not a beach for small kids.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2015

Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu

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Reviewed 5 October 2012

A very good Place, We found ideal for small groups where we would find a private beach like experience, since the area is isolated from main beach. We went there last of July since its not a season the sea were rough.

About the Hotel, the Rooms are very clean, especially the bathrooms. inside room facility i will rate 4 star since there is no television sets. About the hospitality of the hotel team its excellent, want to mention about Babu and his team, they where very friendly, adjustable. Worked to the utmost to make our stay a pleasurable. one more person in & out of the teams is Shajakhan auto driver, very very friendly and taken us to many places explained about the places and its importance waited with patience and taken to all the places.

I will sure recommend this place and hotel, for small groups. Planning to take my siblings & cousins to this place during this season, eager to meet Babu & team and shajakhan.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2015

Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu

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Reviewed 2 October 2012

I came accross this place totally accidently. Just checking the top 10 beaches in India & varkala was one among them. Its a shock to me that varkala is more popular among foreign tourists more than the locals. This is one of the most beautiful & peaceful destinations in kearala. The views from the cliffs are just amazing. I feel that people have to look beyond kovalam, munnar & allepy. As for palm tree heritage, I stayed here purely on the awesome feedback it has got on trip advisor. Its 2km away from the main cliffs of varkala. It is so peaceful here. It has its own private beach. I had been there during the off season ( late July ) so lot of renovation was going on though it didnt bother us ( got a good discount as well ). The hotel is coming up with a new restaurant & sadly for us the cook was out of town too. So there was a temp. I felt the food was ok. The rooms were good ( the focus is on enviornment, so there is no TV, water heater etc ). The hospitality is what makes this place the best in varkala. The owner BABU is well known person all over varkala. He is a visionary & has done a lot for the tourism here. His staff really know how to make a person feel at home. Im sure palm tree heritage will be even better in some time. Wish you all the good best Babu. I am giving this place one star less due to the time the chose to visit the place.

PS: Just see my pics of varkala. The beaches & cliffs of varkala! Incredible India!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2015

Dear Friend,

Hope everything is ok.

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Its help us with the business a lot. We will wait for the next opportunity look after you and your family.
Also, please recommend our place to your friends and your family we will take good care for them.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.

Thanks & Regards

Babu

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Address: Odayam Beach, Varkala 695311, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#1 Family Hotel in Varkala
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
#2 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: £29 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Tree Heritage 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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