My husband and I stayed here the end of July. We wanted to see the monsoon rains and go to Varkala when it was quiet and off season. We were not disappointed, the rains were incredible and Marine Palace was the perfect place to relax on the lovely wooden balconies watching the rain come down drinking a never ending supply of Chi tea! 'Babo' the owner as he is affectionately know is a great unassuming host who nothing is too much trouble for. The food at the hotel was the best we had during our stay, the highlight was when the local fishermen caught an enormous barracuda and the chefs cooked it traditional style in a banana leaf, amazing! We asked the chefs to teach us a couple of recipes which was well worth it as we've been able to recreate the lovely food at home. We stayed for two weeks which is apparently unusual as people tend to move around, but I feel you will miss so much culture and can't appreciate the magical holy beach and what it means to the Keralan people by just stopping for a day.
To sum up, Varkala is a very special place and if you are planning to visit, Marine Palace is by far the most stunning, traditional, clean, friendly place you could chose - we would also recommend the monsoon season for a real experience, we will be going back for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are one of the prime properties as far as Varkala is concerned owing to our location. We are rightly on Papanasam beach, ideally in between the north & South Cliffs. We do have road accessibility inside to our resort. We offers 6 sea face extra spacious (suites) high end rooms, with private kitchen, attached toilets, balconies overlooking sea, running hot water as the specialties. Three rooms are on top floor, made in traditional Kerala style wooden cottage types. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Varkala Marine Palace Hotel Varkala
- Marine Palace Hotel Varkala
- Marine Palace Varkala
- Varkala Marine Palace Kerala