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Ashiyana Cliff & Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 98 Varkala B&B and Inns
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India
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“Cozy and comfortable”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I booked this after reading the trip advisor reviews. And I was not disappointed, the place is a little interior, but the Celine was spot on with her correspondence.

I had opted for a non AC room and when I arrived, there was no electricity. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the room was decorated with flowers. There is a warm feeling that you get when you enter the rooms as they are all so comfortable and not too crowded with furniture.

Having said that, I do feel that the non AC rooms, need to have some netting to keep out insects and other critters. Also, as a single traveller, I would have liked it if the windows, had some grills on them. Since there was neither any netting or grills, I could not keep the windows open to air out the room and did not feel safe. So, after a long evening walk in the humidity, I wasn't very happy to come back to a very warm room. I immediately changed it to an AC room. This way, I could enjoy the cool after I came in out of the heat. I informed the owners about this and they said that they would take this issue into consideration.

Other than that, I must congratulate Celine & Tariq on their amazing hospitality. They were so very helpful. I met Tariq on the cliffs and i dint know the way back and he was so nice to walk me back until I got my bearings. I loved their little sit out area they have, although if I had more time then I could have enjoyed it. The place is just 5-7 mins walking distance to the cliffs. There is a shop next door that sells water and some other cold drinks. For food you can go next door to Deshadan Cliff Resort, or take a 7 min walk to reach the Varkala cliffs where you can get your pick of cuisines. My favourite spot was the Kerala Cafe.

I also had an unforeseen incident where my driver dint show up, so I was there for a longer time and very stressed. Was a nice feeling when Vicky came to my door with a cup of 10 o'clock chai.

I do hope I can go back to stay there again. It was nice to be in a quiet area, but still not too far from the action.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Ashiyana is like a beautiful, quiet little oasis tucked away just behind the buzzling North Cliff. The spacious rooms are set out around a Moroccan style courtyard, lushly decorated with fresh flowers- an excellent place to have your breakfast or relax in after a day on the beach. The rooms are all comfortable and individually decorated in contemporary Indian style- giving the place the feel of a boutique hotel. The bathrooms are also modern, light and airy. The place is cleaned to a European standard. Bilal, one of the owners, is affable and charming, and will happily advice you on the best things to see and do in the area. I can highly recommend Ashiyana!

Room Tip: Both ac and non-ac are great.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed three days at this beautiful small resort close to the Beach of Varkala.
Very nice rooms and an excellent courtyard where the hotel boy served us lemon tea.
Complementary breakfast was served at a small restaurant overviewing the sea, around three hundred meters from the resort. The owner Bilal was very helpful for planning our further trip including Backwaters, Munnar and Fort Cohin.
Niels and Torill, Denmark

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We spent some days in Varkala at the end of October 2013 and had the chance to stay in the nice resort Ashiyana. The hotel is very clean, the rooms cosy and well furnished (bed, big bathroom with a bathtub, mosquito net...) and the staff very helpful and friendly. We recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to Varkala!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Bilal, ashiyana's wonderful proprietor organized us a really nice roadtrip for when we left varkala.

The trip began in Delhi with a chai in the main Bazaar which is incidentally shopping heaven.
From Delhi we went to Agra to see the taj mahal which is a beautiful place to visit, but what is funny is that wherever you go the local tourists want their photo taken with you so it sometimes felt as though I was the tourist attraction!
ANYWAY THE TRIP WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE AND MORE.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Very great hotel to stay very clean and very quiet , close to everything 200 m from the beach and the cliff a beautiful home
nice welcome will be given to you !!!
Bilal will advise you on good places to visit and he organizes also tours and travel all over india!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had booked for 4 days and we finally stayed 3 weeks!!! Ashiyana became like our "home" and this because of the beautiful people working there. The place is cosy, well situated (3mins from the cliff but yet remains in a calm and green area) The rooms are pretty, super clean, spacious with the most comfortable beds I every slept in in india! The owner Bilal is so helpful, friendly and makes your stay just great and Vicky always smiling and there for you. I can only highly recommend the place. Thank you!!! We will be back xxx

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious, beautiful and clean with super comfortable beds
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ashiyana Cliff & Beach Resort
Address: Kurakkanni opp Deshadan | Helipad Cliff, Varkala, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inaugurated in 2012, Ashiyana is a newly built hotel with beautiful rooms built around a lovely inner courtyard. Each room is tastefully decorated with queen sized double bed and high quality bed linen. All rooms have personal balconies and attached bathrooms with bathtubs and modern fittings. Our staff will be very happy to welcome you to Ashiyana, which means Sweet Home in Hindi. ... more   less 
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