We stayed at the Hindustan Beach Retreat in March 2010. We were worried about about the location of this hotel as there were very few pictures and we were concerned about this being too isolated. We need not have worried. The beach location is perfect and there are a few really good beachside restaurants which served delicious daily caught fish dishes. Along the cliff top are many good restaurants, shops, internet cafes and bureau de change. Varkala junction with its temple and shops are a short walk away. There is no end of Ayervedic treatments available on every corner, and dont miss the yoga on the beach at sunset - surely the most magical time of day anywhere along this coast. The hotel staff were excellent. Extremely friendly and helpful, we never opened a door or even laid our own towel around the pool for the duration of our stay! On the downside, the food in the restaurant was fairly poor. The hotel constantly asked for feedback though, and as this is clearly an issue I would think there would be steps taken about this - apart from that, the rooms were spacious and very well equipped and comfortable. The pool is a bit small but very clean and well kept.
I would definately stay at this hotel again.
- 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