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Varkala Marine Palace
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Stayed at the Marine Palace for 6 nights in April. It's located just off the beach with a fantastic restaurant (we ate there must evenings!). Vishnu the manager was great..... Nothing too much trouble.....don't be concerned about the need to pay 50% deposit in advance by Western Union but make sure you take your receipt along with you
Rooms fab..... Clean towels and sheets every day..... We had a downstairs suite which had a small kitchen with fridge which was really useful. They also supplied beach towels and mats which was a nice touch
Location great as not at the touristy end of the beach - only a 5-10m walk to get to that end if you want a more lively night out
Beach spotlessly clean, sea a bit tougher at that end but there was always a lifeguard on duty
Perfect place to relax.... Would go back there in an instant!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed in Varkala Marine Palace for 9 nights at the end of February / early March. For us, the location of the hotel was perfect: between the south cliff and the north cliff, right on the beach. The room was very atmospheric and though there was no AC, the temperature by the end of February was still cool enough to be comfortable. The restaurant with the hotel is OK, and the restaurants on the busy north cliff are about five to ten minutes walk away. Both mr. Bahsker and mr. Vishnu were great hosts ... always ready to assist or to give advise.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed at the Varkala Marine Palace for three nights at the end of our trip to Kerala.

Originally I was torn between staying on the north or south cliff and then stumbled upon this place on Trip Advisor stating it was on the only accommodation actually on the beach. It is exactly that and exactly what we were after. Ultimately we were there to hang out on the beach, not shop or hang out in bars. Great not to have to walk up and down cliff stairs to access beach.

Good restaurant attached to the accommodation. Breakfast was included as a $ amount to spend on the restaurant menu. Nice to be able to choose what you want instead of a set menu.

Also restaurant next door and a few shops about 200m away to buy essentials.

We stayed in an upstairs, deluxe room. Our room was huge and included bathroom as well as small kitchenette with fridge and coffee making facilities. The bed was massive. Think it was three singles joined together. It was so big it was almost comical! No air con in the rooms but we didn't need it. Fans were enough.

All the small things were what made this place great. Fridge in the kitchen, beach towels and mats provided, table and chairs outside (some even had day beds). wfif. Rooms were cleaned daily with fresh flowers in the room.

We went up to the north cliff at night for dinner and a few drinks. Loads of places to choose from with all pretty much the same menu, happy hour cocktails etc.

You can rent sun beds and beach umbrellas. 2 beds and umbrella 450 Rs for the day. Beach was pretty quiet during the day (late March). Water very rough to swim in. Definitley need to swim between the flags!

Would highly recommend this place looking for a relaxed beach holiday in India.

Room Tip: I didn't see the downstairs room but was happy to pay the extra for the upstairs room.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Noogs11
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

If there was a review above "excellent" we'd rate this hotel that!
Vishnu on reception was such a nice guy. He definitely exceeded our expectations, provided excellent service and really made sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Also, he REALLY helped us out of a sticky situation when our motorbike broke down.
The guys at the restaurant were amazing, and the food and service was perfect.
The rooms were so reasonably priced, big, serviced daily,and perfect for couples, a family or groups. We would recommend this place to EVERYONE!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank louandamy
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Marine Palace has a lot going for it! Staff were always helpful friendly and flexible. We had two different rooms both big with comfortable beds and great view of the beach. Rooms have little kitchenettes with a fridge, excellent for having watermelon and drinks in the arvos on the verandah. No Air con but was not needed with two fans and windows with fly screens. No TV also not needed. Great location right on the beach with convenience of a number of eating places or a walk up to the cliff was not too far. Beach was interesting at the south end with quiet area going further south and Puja rituals happening daily. Food at Varkala was probably the best for choice that we struck in Kerala. Vishnu and Baskar were made our 2 week stay a happy one.

Room Tip: The first of the Upstairs rooms with the extended verandah was excellent space.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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