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Janardhanapuram, 695141 Varkala, India – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds
Tennis Court, Ping-Pong, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Bikes Available (free), Library, Playground
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Concierge Service, Private Check-in/Check-out, Laundry, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, VIP Room Facilities
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged INR 1000 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Samsara Harmony Beach Resort is located just 500 metres from the beautiful and serene Varkala Beach. For any assistance, guests can approach the 24-hour front desk.
Score from 16 reviews Good
Situated in the popular tourist area of Varkala, Kerala, Clafouti Beach Resort offers bamboo and wooden cottages by the sea.
Score from 43 reviews Good
Featuring an outdoor pool and hot tub with ocean views, this beachfront property offers 4-star rooms set in tropical gardens.
Score from 46 reviews Good
Featuring a fitness centre, Vakkom Palazzo is located in Varkala and is 100 metres from Vakkom Lake. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas of the property.
Score from 7 reviews Excellent
Nice location and see view, nice pool. Big beautiful rooms with altan to garden. Good fresh jouice for breakfest.
Restaurant has very pore interior design, old and dusty. Very bad air condition in restaurant. Breakfest has too much cooked food and litle fresh food. Menu choices was not good. It should be more adjasted for European taste.
Very friendly and engaged staff. Extremely beautiful setting.Superb cleanliness of room and other facilities. Very good service by hotel driver.
They have 40 rooms and 20 beds on the pool,so people start to fight, with no access to the beach.
The hotel staff at every level were first class. The hotel in its grounds of 10 acres was beautiful, and the food was delicious.
The position, the pool, the breakfast.
Tired, slightly tatty rooms; chipped paint, skirting coming away, etc. Folded spare beds in the corridor outside our room.
We chose a newly refurbished suite, and it was fab, excellent having space with a lounge & bedroom. The bathroom is modern & all works well, balcony was super too.
Modern interior, large room and bathroom, attentive staff, large pool, seaview from both balcony and pool, good breakfast buffé, ayurveda treatments, tasty food, free wifi, quite close to the beach, short and cheap ride to the north cliff with tuk-tuk
few training machines, breakfast buffé was not refilled often enough, sometimes the sunbeds were not available due to the amount of the guests (but we didn't have to wait long for some to get emptied)
Most amazing hotel I stayed at in Kerala, with perfect beds, decor and view out to the ocean, the hotel was pure heaven! The staff were so amazingly friendly and helpful, and it is a very short 5 minute walk to the beach. For this price it is amazing value for money. I would tell everyone coming to Varkala to stay here for at least a night to experience amazing comfort, style and hospitality.
Nothing bad to say about this place :)
Location Spacious room Pool-area
The reception and travel desk staff was very poor in English Restaurant service was very slow
Nice rooms, enjoyed the balcony overlooking the lush gardens. Nice pool. Beautiful and well maintained gardens. Near main beach. Short tuk tuk ride or walk to hill top restaurants and bars.
Service, whilst always very friendly, could be improved. It seems to take a long time to do anything, If someone is able to help at all. Gym consisted of 1 treadmill and 1 olypical machine. Paid to use gym in town.
The room was amazing, nice view, balcony, huge bed, cable TV, crazy glass wall to bathroom! Lovely staff who made up interesting animals out of on towels our bed everyday. Watching the sunset in pool and finally - a pool bar! Nice breakfast choice. Keep an eye out for the huge bats which fly across at sunset.
Some areas need a little maintenance; there was black stuff on pool edge which we got on our costumes.
The pool was excellent . The gardens were well kept
The corridors were leaky. No children's channels on tv. All personal care items available only on request. Some bell boys did not know English . Food below expectation
The place is good to relax.
Wi-fi is paid.
Stayed here for a day in a garden room. Gud place to stay away from rush. Hotel was very fine and the room was excellent with a view of the pool and garden. Very warm and hospitable staff. Hope to visit again :)
The food was delicious but slightly overpriced.
We felt like a home away from home.The hotel received us with welcome hands and the food was excellen.The location was very ideal!!!
Housekeeping is poor
1)Staff. This is the only thing to like about the place. If not for the staff the hotel would attract no visitors. They help the management gloss over the umpteen shortcomings. So a score of 10 out of 10 for the staff. 2)Nice and well maintained pool
1)Room 206 had a water swirling noise coming from the ducts. During day and night with imaginable consequences 2)Quality of food was not of a class or quality that you expect from the Taj brand. Again, the chef and his assistants manage to labour hard to please the guests. The management needs to look hard at what is lacking. 3)The restaurant indoors have a horrible stink that hits you as soon as you enter. Outdoors is fantastic but just one vantage table. 4)If the hotel is full then the restaurant is the last place you want to be at. 5)For the variety and quality of food available the price is atrocious. 6)The insides of the building shows visible signs of maintenance issues. all the wood work looks poor and makes you feel as if you are in a low class hotel 7)Overall, we managed to have a good vacation because of the staff and because we put on a positive attitude as we were determined not to feel depressed. 8)I will never go back to this hotel and in future will be very careful when I chose a Taj hotel. Because to me it looks like they are just milking their brand and goodwill. 9)I paid Rs.66,000 for a 4 day x 2 room holiday. I would not pay more than half of this if I had my way for the quality dished out to us
Exterior (flooring and ambience)Doesn't look like 5star
Very friendly, helpful staff and great location with good facilities. Garden room was fine and allows direct access to gardens and pool. This was the cleanest hotel we stayed in during the trip, and the room luxurious. Hired hotel taxi to see/ride on elephants which was fantastic. Travelled mid Aug 2014 which is low season so rates were good, but rainy/cloudy a lot which didn't matter for us.
Bar and food prices expensive for India but to be expected with this standard of hotel
the view good
the beach is far a way and dirty. it is not a privte beach
Excellent service, good location, fair price.
No room service (Food and drinks) after 11:00 PM. Not much to see around but a good place to relax and chill out.
since its not sesson time i like the hotel was not noisy .
the room is not clean .
Everything, staff, location
Warm welcome, friendly staff.
Best part of the hotel was the location, it is at a walkable distance from the beach and also has a private road to the beach...
Food was good but i felt sevice was very slow...everytime we had to wait 25 to 30 mins for our order
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