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“6 out of 10”
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Palm Tree Heritage
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Thane, India
1 review
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“6 out of 10”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Babu and his team is fabulous. Best service. Place is heven. Worth recomending to anyone. Food was good, extreamly expensive though. Rooms were spacious and clean. Few alerts though: AC in our room was not effective atall and it was just impossible in the month of May. We were there for 4 days. On the last day of our stay, finaly we were given a different room where everything was fine. Also never book autos or site seeing through them. Even if you do, make sure you pay the Auto upfront and not through Gopal, one of Babu's staff. He charged me 4K for a 2 hour Auto ride per day for 2 days. I would have got an AC INNOVA in that price. All in all good.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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gopal s, Manager at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thanks a lot for your interesting review.It seems you conveniently forgot a few things.So now it is our duty to remind them to you.
Firstly your booking was in Palmtree annex,which is our second string sister concern.As we had availability in our main property itself due to some sudden cancellation,we upgraded you to our Family Suite,without charging a single penny extra.It is a newly built suite with brand new air conditioning.Nobody ever complained about the A/C till date.The reason you felt the A/C was ineffective was due to the fact that you were probably keeping the room open most of the time when you sit in the balcony. The suite is right next to the beach and with strong breeze which can heat the room in minutes,but takes a while to cool.
We accept that our restaurant is slightly more expensive than any roadside restaurant due to the fact that unlike few cheap restaurants we don't serve substandard food.Everything that we serve is made of the best quality of ingredients cooked by one of the best chef in varkala.
About the ride,firstly we have to politely remind you that it was not a ride but two day trips for the family of 5,The 4K number is correct but it was not just for the ride.You forgot to say it included boating charges,elephant ride and so on.We just tried to help you by organizing it as a part of our service to satisfy you and not profit oriented.
Again thanks for your feedback,we take it positively and we will make sure to rectify our shortcomings if we have any.
We will try our best to serve you better the next time you stay with us again.
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were here in the beginning of may and were completely happy. I travel a lot and lived in many and many hotels in different countries and cities (up to 8 per month, and my friend too), and we both think that this place is among best hotels we've ever been! And mostly - because attitude and hospitality of people here! The staff is friendly, I mean _really_ friendly. Gopal is a professional at a very high level. He helped us with transport and excursions and shopping, all for a good price. I had problems with photocamera - this was also solved very fast. Next time we will go directly to this hotel, no other places=) The Palm Tree is very good - near ocean, 10 minutes to kliff, 10 minutes to yoga, 5 minutes to aurveda center, beautiful sunsets, delicious food. The rooms were clean and comfortable, bathroom was also very good and clean. Room was with seaview, room service was also at the high level. Ocean is just near, so you can hear the ocean while falling asleep and see it when you wake up. The cozy beautiful restaurant is just near the sea, and food - is the best we tried in Varkala. On my last evening I had best dinner ever! Next time in Kerala - I will 100% go to Varkala and stay in this hotel! Actually, I am thinking of writing a poetry about this wonderful place=) Thank you guys for my best impressions of the year!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, 28 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.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.
Thanks & Regards Babu
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We really enjpyed our stay here. We had a few days in the annex and 4 days in a room with a sea view in the main hotel. We found the beds comfortable, the staff pleasant, humerous and obliging. The food was delicious.
We found it better to be away from the slightly tacky hubub of the cliff in Varkala but the walk up there was pleasant and we did it most nights for supper. However eating on the beach in the evening at the Palm Heritage was glorious and we found our time there peaceful and relaxing. We loved the fishermen in the mornings, though this was also the best time to swim in the sea, which was at other times slightly frightening.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a pleasant few days at the beach.

Room Tip: A sea view is always good
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, 28 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.
Please visit us again and enjoy our little paradise.
Thanks & Regards Babu
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed in a bungalow which was bliss and well worth the extra £10 a night. The staff are so friendly and probably some of the best we've ever come across during our travels. The food is sublime. Anything you order you will be astonished at how good it is. Truly the best food we had during our travels through India.
The little beach is serene and out of the way although if you do want some more action you can walk 15mins down the beach or get a tuk tuk for under a £1 (the beach walk is the best though).
Babu is a true gent and will bend over backwards to organise anything for you which he did (Kerala back water trip - got to do this).
thank you so much to everyone at the palm tree heritage we'll definitely be coming back.

Room Tip: See if you can negotiate a bungalow
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, 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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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This place was quite amazing, from the time we checked-in the staff were courteous and welcoming. They have a private beach where the water isn't too deep and a 10-15 min walk takes you to the near-by cliff beach restaurants. We were 4 friends & took the villa option which was 2 balconies & 2 rooms for 5k. The place also has a dine setup on the shore which is brilliant in the evenings & late night for dinner. The staff: Gopal, Babu & Meshaal were amazing and very friendly. I would highly recommend this place for beach lovers...

Room Tip: Choose the villa, it has the best view!!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, 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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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We were a family of two adults traveling with our nine year old daughter in April 2014 and stayed in this beautiful beachside resort for three days. We had a wonderful time during our stay. The small stretch of beach barely fifty metres away from our room and the location of the beach away from the touristy Varkala beach added to the appeal. The rooms were clean and the huge bathroom with a tub was a nice touch. Staff were very helpful, particularly when there was a power outage at night. Though the service at the restaurant could have been faster, the food was good and very reasonably priced. Overall, we had a fantastic beach holiday experience.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Great place and staff are super friendly. You can book everything through them. Bit away from the north cliff where the restaurants are bit you can get a tuktuk up there for 100 rupees. There is also a small beach which is good and the food is great.

  • Stayed April 2014
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Heritage, responded to this review, 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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Property: Palm Tree Heritage
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 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#1 Family Hotel in Varkala
#2 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Tree Heritage 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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