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Hill View Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 October 2012

We liked...
- the size of them, very spacious, we're a family of four and there was ample space for the whole family: one double bed and one double mattress and still lots of floor space. Also liked the veranda.
-the good location, it takes less than a minute to walk to the cliff top but the cottages are set back from the hustle and bustle so it's very quiet and private. Also it's great for kids as there's a little grassy communal garden.
-the cottages are cleaned on a daily basis when requested. And the cleaners are doing a brilliant job!
-the cottages are reasonably prized.

We slept well, but the beds are pretty hard, mind it's standard in India, we've travelled for three months here and slept in everything from what feels like a plank to very comfortable firm beds.

All in all we'd highly recommend Hill View!We liked...
- the size of them, very spacious, we're a family of four and there was ample space for the whole family: one double bed and one double mattress and still lots of floor space. Also liked the veranda.
-the good location, it takes less than a minute to walk to the cliff top but the cottages are set back from the hustle and bustle so it's very quiet and private. Also it's great for kids as there's a little grassy communal garden.
-the cottages are cleaned on a daily basis when requested. And the cleaners are doing a brilliant job!
-the cottages are reasonably prized.

We slept well, but the beds are pretty hard, mind it's standard in India, we've travelled for three months here and slept in everything from what feels like a plank to very comfortable firm beds.

All in all we'd highly recommend Hill View!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

We booked a deluxe room at Hill View after checking out of another place because we were so disappointed. Before choosing the deluxe room we were shown a cottage, which was a great size with a fan and was amazingly cheap but it had a really thin mattress and the comfortable bed in the deluxe room swung the deal for us. It was slightly more expensive then we would normally pay but the manager gave us a discount as we were staying for 7 nights.
The deluxe room came with A/C, a patio and a bath tub. Beach towels were also provided and were changed every day. The room was cleaned every day too.

We weren't disappointed with our choice as we slept really well in the super comfy bed. We ate in the attached restaurant a number of times & even had pizza delivered to our room one evening.

The staff keep the grounds very tidy by cleaning & sweeping every morning. It really is a pleasant place to relax.

As is often the case in India, there were a couple of annoyances but nothing major: The wi-fi connection was a bit intermittent (caused in part by the frequent power cuts) and we had problems with the hot water on a couple of occasions.

A good place to relax on North Cliff.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank walsined
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

We stayed in a cute bungalow with fan and found it a really cool, quiet spot in the heat and it was great value. The staff were nothing but completely helpful, chatty and friendly especially the manager. Hill view has an attached restaurant which in my opinion is the best in the area for variety and taste. Overall, an excellent stay in a beautiful location and highly recommend!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

best location right at the cliff. spacious clean rooms, lovely quiet garden bungalows.environment conscious owner! only place at the cliff with own water treatment, waste management and biogas and solar facilities.
good restaurant up front, friendly service,great espresso
there was no yoga on the premises when i was there, but ayurvedic and yoga places are just around the corner. all in all a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: the garden bungalows are real good value for families.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank bee a
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

We stayed at the hill view for 3 weeks in september, after a similar legnth of stay last year. We were so happy we had no qualms in booking again for this year, I travelled with my daughter and young son, and all shared one room. The only problem I had with the rooms is that the beds are quite hard. However I am assured by my daughter that they feel harder than they are due to my age! As the people at the Hill View recognised us from last year, they gave us a really good deal. We had an AC room, but were given it at a discount as we did not waqnt the AC. The room we had was also conected to the generator, and absolute must with a small child, as the power cuts this year were long and frequent. The food in the attatched cafe, the Cafe Del Mar is superb, and very reasonably priced. The food can be brought to your room at no extra cost. The complex is right on the cliff top, but is gated at night, with a security guard. More to keep away dogs than people I think.

The rooms are spotless, with good quality furniture and plenty of storage. There is also a small balcony and a great TV package, if, like us, you are in the room in the evenings due to sleeping children etc. The bathrooms are lovely, with proper bath tubs., and endless hot water. A nice touch is the extra beach towels that are provided, along with bathroom towels

Rooms and facilities were being upgraded whilst we were there, and it looks as if it will be even nicer in a few weeks.

WiFi is available in the rooms also, which is another nice touch.

The staff, both Sanu in the Hill View office and the people in the cafe are lovely, and are very helpful.

We will be visiting Varkala next year and will again choose this place.

Room Tip: WiFi available in 202
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We went there for the second time and got exactly what we'd expected and more. this place has the cleanest and most aesthetically pleasing rooms. it's run by four brothers, obviously dedicated enough to make hillview what it is - even in the middle of off season, their restaurant cafe del mar is packed!they serve really nice north indian,italian and chinese which is a relief from the tibetan most of the others serve around the area.their yoghurt cheesecake is a must try.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Varkala a place where we have gone countless times. And we stay only at HILL VIEW. Have never attempted to try any new place as hill view and their people are so nice and friendly that we always feel at home. A should visit place with its multi cuisine cafe attached, Cafe del mar again a placer where we have all our meals when at HILL VIEW.

Room Tip: Book the room over looking the sea. Room 101 and 102 are the ideal rooms.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank AmrutaJawahar
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Additional Information about Hill View Beach Resort

Address: North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: £20 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family run hotel is beautifully located on top of the spectacular and unique red cliff on the seashore with magnificent views, offering comfortable, clean, quiet rooms and independent cottages, nicely situated in a tropical garden setting with small pond. ... more   less 
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