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Black Beach Resort
Ranked #23 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
South Dakota, USA
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed in the first bungalow closest to the beach. The cottage is made of carved wood with an attached porch that leads onto a curvaceous red and white tiled walkway across a short-cropped green lawn. Our son loved to run on the lawn between the little lights that punctuate the grounds at night. The black beach itself was under water during our stay (with its accompanying price drop). However, we enjoyed the walk along the cliff to get to North Beach. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and kind while never being intrusive. Our room included a soft bed, large flat-screen TV, AC, and hot water. The on-site restaurant is clean and available at most hours for set meals as well as some special orders.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

There is no beach at Black Beach - the nearest one is a very hot 30 minute walk along North Cliff. Aside from one or two trophy rooms the rest are average. The food is nothing special. The biggest problem is that it presents itself as a premium place but it is literally in the middle of nowhere and everywhere you might want to go to is a long hike. Avoid.

Room Tip: Sea view generally doesn't actually have a sea view! Avoid!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank relay01
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

I was here for two weeks with our yoga-group together in January, 2013. Hotel appears really wonderful! Placed in wonderful quiet place, near the ocean. Every evening we were able to watch sunset, sitting on a green lawn, under palms... Wonderful times.... Personnel works carefully and professionally. Rooms are big and clean, beds are very comfortable, my back rated it)) Many thanks to the staff for all staff together for making good impression about vacation for us, and for administrator Sarath separately for doining his best , resolving problems with bagage for my friend Karina! ; -)

Helen

Room Tip: The closer is the room to the Reception, than better is WiFi )
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OlenaTykhomyrova
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Delhi
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

We stayed for 3 nights over Christmas. The location of the property is great, at the most quiet end of the beach and with extremely well-kept gardens running down to the sea.
We stayed in one of the wooden houses right by the sea, which seem to be a lot better than the rooms in the main building. Our room was spotlessly clean and nice and bright. It had everything we needed - big bathroom, good AC, big fridge and a view of the ocean.
This is not a service-driven hotel (!), in fact there's not very much service at all - but we actually liked that, we were left to our own devices and not interrupted at all - a very relaxing beach atmosphere.
The manager (we assume he is the manager) was very attentive and helpful when required to be and was very eager to help.
All in all a clean, quiet, relaxing stay.

Room Tip: Definitely stay in one of the wooden rooms by the sea. The ones in the main building were a bit drab...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LJ_DEL
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is the best located hotel along the north cliff ( I don't know about the south cliff). And if you are in one of the villas, u are in style! Its been renovated so everything is new and clean. There is no swimming pool and the hotel restaurant is not open yet. But the big lawn on the beach side and the close access to beach makes up for these. Then there is wood house restaurant on the left with a great view and Trattorias a few steps up right where one can spend idyllic hours enjoying the sea.

They were nice enough to let us keep the room a couple of hours after check out time to accommodate our travel time. Make sure that you have your travel plans(return tickets) intact though, as the hotel staff or nearby travel agents are not of much help in this regard!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MehrinShahed
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Ahmedabad, India
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

very Good place..lots of kekdas were thr :D was there for one night only... I think 2 nights are more then enough for ths lovely place…..ppl like me whos pure veg will surely face a problem of taste.too much spicy food ….. but overall good experience…the best part about the place is its beach..private beach with electricity!! Rooms were too good..balcony ke baare mei to puchho hi mat... wow...acording to me THIS IS THE BEST PLACE To stay in Varkala !! Thums up

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed in one of the Heritage Sea View Villas, very clean, helpful staff, and breakfast looking at the sea, would recommend staying here, even at the tail end of monsoon as when it does rain you can still enjoy the balcony ...

Room Tip: I would pay the extra and stay in a villa ...
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Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Black Beach Resort
Address: Beach Road, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Black Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Black Beach Sea Face Resort Varkala is one of the leading luxury resorts in Varkala. Our affordable tarriffs and dedicated services in the industry help us to be the number one resort in Varkala, Kerala. We focus on the quality services which will be a great state fore the visitors. Black Beach Sea Face Resort makes your holidays more comfortable and joyful... ... more   less 
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