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Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We had a great time at this place. We were travelling with a kid and it was very pleasant for her as well. the swimming pool is great and so are the hammocks in the garden. The food was really wonderful and so was the service.We had a candlelight dinner and the arrangements were made very nicely.

It took some time for the hot water to come but it did come and felt great.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear Sir,

It gives us so much happiness to read such wonderful comments.

Thank you very much for giving us an opportunity to make your stay a memorable one.

Looking forward for your revisit at any of our Deshadan properties.

Regards


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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Just as a matter of chance, we somehow got agreed to go to Kerala. We booked the 3 star Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort package for Varkala through one of the websites (www.antilogvacations.com). Our tour operator picked us from Trivandrum station & our 4 day trip started This is a small resort about a 5 minute walk from the cliff which overlooks the lovely sandy beach.

When we got there and saw our rooms, we found our room was poolside, which was excellent, the ones upstairs also seemed nice. The manager Mr. Abhilash welcomed us, made our check in very comfortable. The hotel is a short walk from the beach and has a lovely swimming pool with jacuzzi.

Here are some of the things that we liked-

1. The swimming pool, we spent a lot of our time there perhaps bcoz of our rooms location.
2. Delicious breakfasts included in the room price.South Indian stuff- Idli,Dosa etc
3. Ayurvedic massage- I found it was worth a go but expensive
4. Nice large rooms, very comfortive.
5.TV with cable, well why that was really important is we people are crazy sports fans, could not afford to miss my MAN United matches.
6. Free wifi, the speed was also fine.
7. Close to the beach just 200 mtrs away.
8. Good & Cheap services by our travel agent

Some of the dislikes-

1. Lacked the ethnicity, wish it had more of the kerala flavour.
2. Pool water was a litter murky on one of the days.Rain water perhaps

Overall, we found it great value for money. The only thing missing what will make you realised you are not at the Hilton or in one of this 5 stars was the fridge missing in the room. Anyways nice job by otel,We enjoyed our stay but if you want to experience the real India, my advise would be you should stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2012

Dear Sir,

Thank you for highlighting your experiences in detail regarding the stay at Deshadan Varkala.

Our basic motto is provide services with a smile.

The overall ambiance in the property is a mix of Indian art and culture.

The pool is the highlight of our property which also includes neat and clean rooms

We expect your visit to kerala again and also request you to enjoy Deshadan Hospitality.


Regards


Anup Balan

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Reviewed 14 January 2012

When we first visited Varkala at New Year we stayed at a much cheaper beachfront property which was basic. Fine, but lacking in comfort, hot water, nice towels etc. So after a visit to the backwaters, an ashram (which was filthy) and a horrible hotel in Tamil Nadu we returned and booked into Deshadan. And thank goodness we did! It's incredible value for money. Clean rooms, which were serviced every day. Delicious breakfasts included in the room price. Helpful friendly staff. Delicious fresh lime juice by the pool (it was delightful to have a pool and not have to brave the beach every day). The service is extremely good. And it's only a very short work to the beach. Stayed somewhere just that little bit nicer saved our holiday, thank you Deshadan!

Room Tip: Our room was poolside, which was excellent and the ones upstairs also seem nice.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2012

Hello,

It is indeed our pleasure to find that you could enjoy Deshadan Hospitalities after certain bad experiences you had in other properties.

Deshadan believes in providing clean, relaxed and homely experience to all our valued guest.

We would like to continue with the same service standards to all our guest.

Wishing you the very best best for the year 2012.

Regards


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Reviewed 6 January 2012

This resort (Varkala) was well worth a visit, and the hotel was fine. Not exceptional. here we finally got the massage that was included on the tour itinery, but the guide had tried to remove and tell us we had to pay for!!! We rebelled and in the end we did get it included. Ayurvedic massage. Not really massage, but worth a try.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank rbbarry
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2012

Dear Sir,

We are extremely sorry to find that you could not enjoy the Ayurveda message.

We have spoken to the tour leader with regards to the Message inclusion in the package.

The issue have been sorted out and we hope that such incidents doesn't happen again in the future.

Wishing to seen you soon.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed 25 December 2011

I stayed here 1 night, and then down the street at Signature the next several nights, and vastly preferred Desadan. Although a bit more expensive, it was worth it. Great location (just back from more pricey beach-front places), nice room, tv with cable, free wi-fi, good breakfest, welcoming staff. As in most places, you get more for your money when slightly back from the main stretch.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2012

Dear Sir,

Our motto is to provide the services which is value for money.

We are working hard to provide the best possible service standards which will be an everlasting memories which all our guest can carry back home.

Wishing a great year ahead.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed 24 December 2011

Following a good 2 week tour of Kerala's tea plantations and backwaters etc we came to Varkala and stayed here. It was such a treat to find somewhere so well equipped including a fab pool - all so spotlessly clean with great dining that we ended up staying here for 16 nights. We still found it difficult to tear ourselves away. The staff were so efficient and always on hand to help including the manager, kitchen, dining and housekeeping staff. We cannot recommend this place enough and we already look forward to our return here. If coming to Varkala this is a must. Our particular thanks go to Ranjith from the Head Office who helped us to organise our entire trip and always made sure that we were safe and happy. All in all, you cannot go wrong with this resort or the Deshadan tour company for Kerala travels.

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious and have pool views. We liked the upstairs ones as better views and less comi...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Leighites
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2012

Dear Sir,

Thank you for enjoying Deshadan Hospitality.

We believe in giving a home away home experience to our guest.

Our only request is to kindly share the experience of Deshadan with your friends and relatives and make them feel what you enjoyed.

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Reviewed 9 December 2011

My wife and me stayed in Deshadan resort for 2 night: if you want to have a treat in India that's the place to go in Varkala : you will feel like in a Hilton or Marriot, one of this 5 stars. How ever that's got nothing to do with experiencing the real India.

So if you are use to stay in 5 stars hotels and not able to lower your standard even when you are in India : Deshadan is the place to go : welcome drink on arrival , room service, phone in the room, satellite tv. The only thing missing what will make you realised you are not at the Hilton or in one of this 5 stars was the fridge missing in the room. Enjoy but if you want to experience the real india you should stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2012

Dear Sir,

Namaskar !

We would like to just say " THANK YOU SO MUCH ".

Iam sure everybody will agree if we say " WE ARE HONOURED " when our guest compares Deshadan Varkala with Hilton for a stay in India.

Thank you so much and wishing a great year ahead.

Regards


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Additional Information about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

Address: Kurakkanni Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Varkala
#8 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: £29 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 200 metres from the Papanasam cliff at Varkala, Deshadan offers the best of everything. Be it the cuisine, the facilities or the comforts. At Deshadan you can explore a wide variety of holiday pleasures. Once you have had your fill of the beach choose to laze around in the deluxe A/C rooms facing the pool. Rest assured with mouth watering dishes with smiling service. ... more   less 
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