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Palm Tree Annex
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Both Palm Tree Anex and Heritage has a very good location.... It's pretty peaceful...
Bedroom was pretty nice...Good for romance.. :D
I would say its a good honeymoon destination in month of Nov to Feb...
If you're room is on west side (i.e. sea facing)... sitting in balcony at night would be a great experience...
Only issues that we faced was... there is no power backup in this place...and during summers it becomes real difficult to sit without AC....
In fact, there were slight issue with AC as well... due to fluctuating voltage... AC was not working at its best... during afternoon... it was terribly hot and humid inside the room even though AC was working...

Room Tip: 1st Floor, West Side... 1st or 2nd room...(both have sea facing balcony) -- 1st room has sea facing window as well..)
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 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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Reviewed 16 March 2013

The Palm Tree Annex is a new building with lovely rooms, comfortable beds and modern shower and toilet. Very good value for money. Breakfast is taken at the Palm Tree Heritage Hotel which is a short walk around the corner along the beach. The food is very good.Location is a 15 minute walk to the busy cliff area where there are plenty of shopping and restaurant opportunities.
We were very happy with our stay at the PTA. The only problem we had was that the room we had booked many weeks before (superior with sea view) was not available when we arrived. We were promised a room with sea view for the next morning, but again were told then, that no room was available. After not giving in, insisting and producing the printout of the booking we finally were given the room that was confirmed. After many hours in an indian Government bus I would have prevered not to have problems with our room booking especially after 50% deposit had been paid at the time of booking.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marie H
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 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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Reviewed 15 March 2013

This was our third visit to Palm Tree Annex. We were impressed before and were not disappointed on this occasion, in fact we were even more impressed. The annex was a new venture when we stayed there last year and Babu has made some fantastic additions to what was already excellent accommodation and great value for money. We slept in what has to be the most comfortable bed in India, four poster with lush cotton sheets and pillows. Beautifully clean with all the necessary elements for a very comfortable stay. The food in the restaurant is second to none. We ate every meal there, three times a day and they were all excellent. We ate the fresh seafood in one form or another every night. We haven't visited any of the other restaurants in the area because we cannot believe that the food is better anywhere else.
There are comfortable sunbeds under a grove of almond trees where we relaxed most of the day. The service from the staff was fantastic. They are all friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
We will definately be returning next year.

Room Tip: First floor front room with a top sea view.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RosemaryNewark
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 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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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We were 2 adults together with our 6 year old son and we agree to reviews that place is very good and in perfect location, PTA is clean and nicely decorated and is using of all PTH amenities like restaurant; PTH has great restaurant and really PTA is placed 20m from arabic sea and 100M from PTH. PTA manager Mohamed working for Babu was great help and we really enjoyed our stay. We also got wireless in PTA apart from PTH restaurant too which was great help. We could highly recommend this place to anyone-) Thanks once again!

Room Tip: you just need to make choice between ground floor and 1st 2nd floor, all are good really
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Andrut
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 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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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Before giving you my opinion about the property let me first describe what the place has to offer. Priced at a discount of ~3k from the main property, about 500 meters from the main Palm Tree heritage building, this property boosts of an amazing location-a stone throw from the sea-and i think possibly one of the best locations in Varkala. A multi storied house-the property has a home stay kind of feel to it. Rooms are moderately sized, have a bed, a small fridge, a table/chair but over all i would think fairly basic for the price. The highlight is the balcony-almost every room has a direct view to the sea.
There is no room service. There is a restaurant right next to this property and then the Palm Tree Heritage restaurant in the main building.
In the night, the connection between the main building and the annex is pitch dark but i was assured that it was perfectly save to wake-i would strongly advise a powerful torch or two.
Travel to all nearby locations is via autos or if close by one could walk. Autos are available just outside the property.
Food at the hotel in the main building is good-particularly the sea food. The beach -just off the main building is beautiful. We had a lovely time with our 1 year old son on the beach-though both of us did not know how to swim. The people-the manager Gopal is very helpful.
Overall a great relaxing location but barring the location i do not think it is a value for money proposition. One should go with a home stay exception rather than a premium hotel expectation (to be honest, the hotel website also mentions this.)

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room facing the sea.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank PavethraP
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77babu, Owner at Palm Tree Annex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 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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