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Hindustan Beach Retreat
Ranked #7 of 50 Hotels in Varkala
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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We boked on site and stayed 5 nights in a Executive room with balcony and sea view (January 2014). We payed 5 500 Rupies/night, tax included.
Nice and clean rooms with a stunning view. The Hotel is situated on the South cliff. Very interesting to sit on the balcony and watch the local people who played, sang, and have fun on the beach. Plenty of restaurangs just around the corner. North cliff can be reached by foot within 5 minutes walk. South cliff is more relaxing than the North cliff, but has got several nice restaurang serving really good and very cheap Indian disches.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

We came to varkala a day earlier than expect so were referred to this hotel as i previousl bookede hotel had no vacancies. The view is superb of the beach, sunset, Hindu offerings. Otherwise it is pretty grotty. I think it is appropriate to inform others that the north cliff is where all the action/atmosphere and although we are not staying there, we are making our way up there for all meals and sunsets.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Girona, Spain
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the hotel. Excellent location, just in front of the beach where HIndus do offerings all day round and close to the cliff with high diversity of restaurants and shops.

We wish to thank the manager and all the staff for the excellent service provided when one person in our group had an accident on sea (nothing important finally) and required medical treatment. The car of the hotel was immediately put at our disposal, the driver helped us with all paperwork in hospital (excellent care an brand new installations) and all of the staff were attentive at anything we could require in the following days.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I can't believe how good some of the reviews are for this place - which is why I stayed there in the first place! Totally the wrong location - the place to be is on the cliff. The room was dated and not clean. Stains on the floor, cobwebs, bird droppings on the veranda, uncut grass, rusty and peeling veranda furniture, rusty light in bathroom, damp in corner of room and I found a cockroach (please see attached photos). When I complained, the staff laughed. A horrible experience.

Room Tip: Don't stay here unless you are used to living in filth
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This primarily is a place to unwind and relax; so if that's not what you're looking for, a couple of days' stay will have you content.

Is a GREAT place for a weekend getaway, fantastic view from the rooms, the waves are always audible too. Real courteous staff; nothing lacking in service. The restaurant on the top floor has a fabulous view; food's pretty good too. If you like the seaside, can't better the location; stone's throw from the ocean, literally ! And the beach is beautiful, really clean. The restaurants on the beach are a treat; are open till late evening. WILL return, again and again ! :-)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights on entering your room you are just blown away by the view of the ocean there is a large ceiling to floor window the full width of the room over looking the beach. There is a nice pool and the breakfast is good. There are a couple of restaurants within easy walking distance on the beach. If you want to go to the " Cliff" where most of the night life is you'll need to take a rickshaw the alternative is you climb the stairs to the top of the cliff unless you are a Sherpa on a break I wouldn't advise this. The hotel will organise a taxi to your next destination at a fair price the staff are excellent. Below the hotel on the beach Hindus gather to say farewell to there departed friends and relatives which is interesting to see.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This hotel is strategically placed in front of a ceremonial beach. The sunsets are fab. Hotel rooms are very decent. It is a shame that there is no investment in maintenance of the property and a touch of refurbishing. If bed covers were replaced, had decent pillows instead of flat small ones, the rooms would be more pleasant to the eye.
The pool area is overlooking the beach...great. But, some of the sunbeds are stained with mould, just clean them! Attention to the grass and plants would uplift the surrounding area. I know it costs money, but some must be reinvested if you want return customers and recommendations. Just sheer elbow grease will fix some of the problems. Encourage the doorman to be welcoming! Service is slow, but hey relax and wait. The spa toilet was in a pretty grim state, surprising and unacceptable, cleaning and monitoring is essential.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the beach
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hindustan Beach Retreat
Address: Papanasam Beach | Janardhanapuram PO, Varkala 695141, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hindustan Beach Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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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