I stayed here on April 6th for 1 night. The staff do their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A complementary juice drink upon arrival was a nice touch. This property is located within 30 seconds of the beach. However it is located on the opposite side from the cliff and all the western tourist places. The area of the beach it is located on is considered to be holy by Hindus and is always packed with Hindus preforming religious rituals. So it is great to stroll down the beach and watch all of this. And if you feel like swimming you can walk 10 minutes further to the touristic part.
My room located on the 4th floor had an awesome view of the beach with massive windows and a balcony. The bed is comfortable however, you can tell that it is ageing a little. There is a brilliant pool that is elevated on the 1st floor overlooking the beach. And the rooftop restaurant has great views of the beach. The breakfast buffet was good as well. Nothing fancy but certainly enough to keep you happy.
Overall a great stay on an amazing beach (1 of India's best beaches!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Varkala. The new tourist destination in God's Own Country, Kerala. It is 55 km North of Thiruvananthapuram accessible by road NH-47 via Kallambalam. By train, Varkala is a station from where a short drive by taxi will get you to Hindustan Beach Retreat. Hindustan Beach Retreat is a venture of the reputed Hindustan Textiles Group based in Kannur since 1939. We have 27 well appointed rooms each one with a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea giving you the luxury of the solitude that you can enjoy with the sounds of nature. · Accommodation o Standard Room - 12 (6 king size + 6 twin bed) o Executive Room (Balcony) - 12 (10 king size + 2 twin bed) o Suite Room (Balcony + Living Room) - 03 (3 king size) · Food o Nothin' Doing - The Restaurant near the Pool Side o Wait'n Watch - Coffee Shop on the Roof Top o Slow motion - The Bar. O Room service - 24 Hrs.· Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi (costumes a must) · Kid's Pool · 100 Seater Conference Hall · Turtle - The Souvenir Shop · Travel Desk · Beautiful Lawn · Wi-fi Internet · Television/Cable · Mini-bar· Telephone · Library · Turtle Bay - The Spa · Coffee makers· Doctor on call. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hindustan Beach Retreat Varkala, Kerala