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Rajapark Beach Resort
Ranked #35 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Varkala, India
1 review
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“Sunshine Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Raja Park is a lovely quiet oasis in the wonderful city of Varkala. It is a family oriented resort with a swimming pool. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and the air conditioning is very effective. The mattresses are very firm. beach access is only a few minutes walk away and Varkala and the surrounding area offers many opportunities for a wide variety of activities. I would not hesitate to recommend Raja Park to families, single people or couples.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

Initially this resort appears to tick all the right boxes.
However 24 hours after checking in we checked out because we had to many issues that we felt should not have been in the first place.
Pros.
Friendly & helpfull staff
Sky T.V.
Smart Bathroom
Cons.
Rock hard mattress
Air condition unit kept stopping & starting, mostly stopping, also it was either too cold or did not work all
Noisy ceiling fan, enough to keep you awake
No wi -fi
No Fridge
No breakfast
Only one bedside light.
Not enough light to read by in your bedroom.
Generally.
Although this accomodaions price per night is considerably more we accepted that because the better quality furnishings & swimming pool.
But we were dissatisfied with all the above issues.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank simon m
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akhilbeachresort, Manager at Rajapark Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
It is a great misfortune that we received such a comment from our guest. It shocks us more when we learn that its the same guest for whom we had offered special concessions which we normally won't provide during our peak season time. starting from the early check in, our usual check in time is after 12 noon, to the much discounted tariff that we offered, we did all our best to make their stay a remarkable one. we could notice that the problem arouse after we declined a further discount in the room tariff. We didn't even collect a cancellation fee when they told that they want to cancel the booking which they had made for a longer period.
Breakfast cannot be included for such a discounted tariff and we have Refrigerators only in our Heritage cottages. A guest was staying in the same room for two and a half weeks and we got no such complaints from them. and if this guest was willing to stay, we could have sorted out the differences but they hardly gave us any chance.
Like always, our priority is nothing but guest satisfaction and all our Genuine guests know the same which is why they come back to us year after year.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

The Rajapark is set back from the shore, but is easily accessible in 5 minutes walk. It is owned by the neighbouring hotel, and so has no restaurant of its own however we could order food poolside or in room from the menu from next door, and after a bit of a wait it would arrive, and it was tasty.

The pool was clean and quiet and everything in the room worked (aircon, fan, hot water, electric insect killer provided). The room was very small though, and the two of us were tripping over each other and our luggage, however that's a minor consideration. The reception were able to arrange a car for our onward journey and also helped connect our wifi, which was a problem in most Indian hotels.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank KiwiGrrl
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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

If you are looking for a place on the cliff close to all the restaurants and shops yet peaceful and quiet, Raja Park is a top choice! It is a home away from home, clean and well maintained. We came here beginning of December and even after five weeks we feel like staying longer and are sad to leave. The whole staff is very friendly and well trained. Shaji, Nibu and Nithin are the soul of the hotel, always smiling, always helpful. Raja Park is only 2 minutes walk to the beach. It also has its own swimming-pool surrounded by lush vegetation and palm trees. You may even use the amenities of Akhil Beach Resort just across the road which include yet another beautiful swimming-pool, a restaurant with room-service and an Ayurvedic Centre. We look forward to coming again. Thanks so much for everything.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lakshmanatrip
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Reading, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in November as Akhil Beach was full. We were glad we did in the end as the facilities at Akhil were available to use and the rooms seemed just as nice. There was no TV when we arrived ,which was advertised, but staff explained that they hadn't been able to fit it due to the adverse weather conditions. All rooms had been newly renovated. The staff were wonderful and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Nitin, Nibu and Shan were particularly helpful. Good location for nearby restaurants and the pool provides welcome respite from the heat and beach.
Would recommend!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank felicityhunt
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

It is a beautiful hotel situated about 5 minutes away from the beach.

I spent 4 days with family here and the best part of the stay in this hotel was the swimming pool (both here and across the road in Akhil Beach Resort). The food from Akhil's restaurant is overpriced and not very good, but apart from that the hotel had pretty decent facilities and a very very helpful staff (Nitin in particular, he sits at the reception). Internet could have been better, and reading room could have had more English books, but all in all a pretty comfy stay.

Room Tip: "First floor rooms do not have a TV, prefer ground floor rooms"
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank thanatill
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Uster, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

End of december We spend with our children (1 1/2 and 2 3/4) 3 days in the rajapark. The staff was very friendly, the rooms clean.also the staff cleaned the pool 2 times a day. There are two lower pool and one deep pool. In the lower our older daughter was able to stay and play, but we had also keep 2 eyes on here.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank Claudia J
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Property: Rajapark Beach Resort
Address: Beach Road | Near Heli Pad, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rajapark Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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