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Cliff Top Residency
Ranked #59 of 98 Varkala B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I would have liked to have stayed at Cliff Top Residency for a lot longer if I'd had more time. I felt very comfortable there- rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. The staff are really friendly and laid-back. The location is excellent too, just a two-minute walk from the beach. I paid 600 rupees during the high season and have no complaints.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

very good place in varkkala . its really nice and clean and the guys who work there . they are really friendley and helpfull ...and the place close to the beach and retsuarent . we make newyear party over there ... thanks guys for a good fun time

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

Cliff Top is a lovely accommodation with well appointed rooms that are spacious with high ceilings and well maintained. The owner, Stanley, was wonderfully welcoming, and always ready to assist in whatever need arises. He is also a great source of information about the area and environs. Cliff Top is well located close to the beach, but not situated on the busy .main Varkala strip, in this way it is a quiet and private location. The Cliff Top is good value. I visited Varkala in late February 2011 and early March, and the weather and atmosphere were perfect.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Vakala is a great location to just kick back and relax and the Cliff Top Residency is a pleasant and affordable place to make your base. The numerous clifftop eateries are just a few minutes stroll and the beach is just as close. Stanley and his assistant Jack, are very helpful and the rooms are spacious and cool (20ft ceilings with ceiling fans). When arriving by train be sure to insist that the autorickshaw /taxi driver takes you to the nominated hotel because they invariably take you to a 'better' place where they receive a commission. Generally speaking, Varkala is free of hassles {unless you rate lots of other tourists in this category} Recommend Cliff Top Residency

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

We have visit India 4 times now and stayed at many places while travelling around India. Some accomodation can be so bad you either leave after one night or do not even put your bags down. Or you can go to the best and pay the high rates. What we wanted was a reasonable mid range room for a reasonable rate and this is what you get at Cliff Top.
We planned to stay here for the first week of November 2010 and then move on somewhere else but liked it so much stayed 2 weeks instead.
The building is fairly new and quite small with I think 6 or 8 rooms. We stayed on the upstairs first floor with a large balcony. The room was large with a high ceiling which somehow felt cooler than a small dark room. There was no air conditioning buta good fan. The bathroom had a "western" toilet and shower.
It is in a good location 5 minutes walk back from the cliff path where all the resturants are so close enough to get to but far enough away to be quiet at night.
Stanley is always on site to help with advice and will arrange transport,trips etc
To be honest this is not the very best standard of accomodation in Varkala.There are some very good hotels if you want to pay 4 or 5 times as much.It is also not the cheapest but believe me you really do not want to experience a stay in the cheapest places in India.
This is a good clean modern place to stay and is excellent value for what we paid which was 400 rupees a night. About £6. However this was very early in the season and Varkala was very quiet. Stanley did tell me that in peak time mid December to mid January prices go up to 1200 a night but so will everywhere else be more.Some as much as 2500.
WOULD I RECOMMEND CLIFF TOP TO FAMILY OR STAY AGAIN ? YES DEFINATELY !

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

"i was in varkala in late sptember,it was quite rainy days, but, really relaxing,not that much tourists there. i have stayed in cliff top residency ,it was a wonderful experience i have got from there, , i liked the way of the people who take care of this resort, is very special, is very attentive to their customers,the boy who run this place stanley speaks good english, very well mannered, he knows all about a traveller needs, and have got all informations you need, when you travel in india,,he have been travelled in india, visited many places..he is really good for this industry, and you can trust his recommendations, i have experienced that in my rest of the journey also..i think its the right place to put your back pack down and have a relaxing holidays.the room rent was around 500rs for a huge room.in season it might have a change. try it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 January 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2014
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Additional Information about Cliff Top Residency

Address: North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: £8 - £9 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Cliff Top Residency Varkala, Kerala

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