Our stay at the Hindustan came off to a bad start when the hotel reception staff failed to inform us about the additional charges and the compulsory Christmas dinner buffet charge of 750R per head (to be paid whether we wanted to eat or not).
The shift manager was not the least apologetic although he did admit that we had been misinformed... still, he offered us a discount which took the price down to almost the originally quoted price. As we were getting desperate and were so impressed with the location, we decided to give the place a go...
The Hindustan is perfectly located on the beach in Varkala with great views from our sea facing room.
The hotel pool was a lovely treat and the pool guy, Robert, was attentive and friendly at all times. We were really pleased with him.
The restaurant was empty most of the time and upon ordering lunch we realised why. The breakfast buffet was good though and had a wide selection of everything from traditional south Indian dishes to omelettes (cooked on the spot) and pancakes.
- 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