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Green Palace
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 January 2011

close to the beach. clean and comfortable. good food. helpful staff. we would stay here again. and i would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

We stayed at the Taj when we first arrived in Varkala in Jan 2009. The Taj is good and what you would expect for that kind of money however, when we decided to return for the final few days of our holiday in Kerala we stayed at the Green Palace.

We still remember the name of the manager there (Prince) which is always a good sign. He was very helpful and interesting. The view of the ocean and sunset is fantastic.

It's not cheap by Indian standards (over Christmas and new year there is a peak season tax or something like that) but for £50 or so a night you cant complain.

Varkala is my favourite place in India. It is chilled out, got a great beach, there's a good atmosphere in the bars and a bit of life too. We loved it so much we're going back in January 2011.

And we're staying at the Green Palace, not the Taj!

Enjoy.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2010

I stayed at The Green Palace at the start of the monsoon season in June 2010. I found the rooms to be airy and clean. Great to have A/C in the run up to the thundery storms.

The location was excellent. Just next door was the Cafe Del Mar which was perfect for breakfast and the view from the balcony was great, overlooking Varkala beach.

I booked the hotel from the UK, and the hotel staff kindly arranged for me to be picked up from the airport (for a reasonable fee).

The hotel was more expensive that other hotels along the beach, and so it would be good to haggle a good deal.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank Sodyathen
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Reviewed 22 March 2010

Great Fun to stay here
Great atmosphere and surroundings

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank TravellerRockstar
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Reviewed 22 March 2010

It was an amazing place to stay.
Unbelievably romantic and cozy. The beach looks amazing from a 100 feet. Nice balcony, nice room. Decent food but amazing coffee.
Great service.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank prk3777
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

My partner and I got to Varkala and proceeded to try and get a pleasant hotel. We knew of all of the main ones, but we came to the Green Palace, took a look inside, discussed and booked the balcony sea view for a repspectable rate excluding TAX (don't get caught out).

The hotel and room was very clean and the main concierge was an affable and courteous individual. The main positive was the location - this surely had to be the best placed hotel out of the whole entire bunch?! We had a look for the others, but they were all way back from the cliff top or a lot further away from the main beach and restaurants. We were so close to the beach and restaurants and our view was complete loveliness! We really wouldn't swap this for another hotel around here taking into account VFM - we even extended our stay!

Only negative was our cable TV was out for over 24 hours!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

This was our first time to Kerala and we have very mixed views about the place. However, the Green Palace was a a great hotel - a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Good, clean rooms with aircon, TV and lovely balcony overlooking the sea front - beautiful sunsets. Friendly and helpful staff. Great laundry service - it took less than a day for them to do a load of laundry and the cost was very reasonable. There was a free wi fi service but the connection was very unreliable. Mattresses on the beds were rock hard but this appears to be the norm in Kerala. Varkala is a lovely location ruined only by mounds of litter on the cliff face. Beautiful beach. Cannot recommend a decent restaurant as we generally found the food in Kerala to be awful. If you are travelling around for days out, then make sure that you get a decent cab driver. The one we hired was reasonably priced but (during our journey) tried to get more money out of us by telling us that his daughter had cancer and that his boss was not a good man and didn't pay him much money. He also stopped for something to eat half way through the journey - which was only two hours. Make sure that you spend an hour or two in Varkala town.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Outrageous
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Additional Information about Green Palace

Address: Clifftop,Varkala P.O | Trivandrum, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: £17 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Green Palace Varkala, Kerala
Green Palace Hotel Varkala

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